Thursday, 30 October 2008
The post also gave some new details: They describe them as "2-3 times larger than the originally released plush" and will come in three colours (as you can see), the grey ones being short packed, so rare.
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Seconds later, a sparkle of lights coalesced into a humanoid form. A large canvas bag was slung over his left shoulder. He had a drooping white mustache and long white hair, framing a round, pleasant face. He wore simple civilian clothing: a purple shirt, black vest, black pants, brown boots. The rather unruly head of hair was yoked back into a ponytail, revealing tapered ears that suggested Vulcanoid ancestry. He also had the rhinal ridges of a Bajoran, albeit fainter than usual, and the black eyes of a Betazoid. That's gotta be an entertaining family tree, Dax thought as she stepped forward
"Professor Pran, I presume?"
The grin he let loose with was completely human. In all three hundred and sixty-three years of life in nine hosts, the Dax symbiont had never encountered a species that grinned quite the way humans did.
Go forth and have a chit-chat about the fellow, here.
See the original post for Farscape, Indiana Jones and The Phantom artwork as well.
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Fractured history. Broken lives. Splintered souls. Since the alternate universe was first glimpsed in the classic episode "Mirror, Mirror," something about Star Trek's dark side has beckoned us, called to us, tempted us -- like forbidden fruit on the Tree of Knowledge. To taste it is to lose oneself in a world of startling familiarity and terrifying contradictions, where everything and everyone we knew is somehow disturbingly different, and where shocking secrets await their revelation.
What began in 2007 with Glass Empires and Obsidian Alliances -- the first truly in-depth foray into the turbulent history of this other continuum -- now continues in twelve new short tales that revisit and expand upon that so-called "Mirror Universe," spanning all five of the core incarnations of Star Trek, as well as their literary offshoots, across more than two hundred years of divergent history, as chronicled by...
Christopher L. Bennett - Margaret Wander Bonanno - Peter David - Keith R.A. DeCandido - Michael Jan Friedman - Jim Johnson - Rudy Josephs - David Mack - Dave Stern - James Swallow - Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore - Susan WrightThanks to Just Died on the TrekBBS for pointing this out, here.
Friday, 24 October 2008
The article also gave some new details on casting: "All the members of the Next Generation crew are present (including Pulaski, Wesley and Tasha Yar) and most of them are members of Picard’s ‘Resistance’ cell. There will be cameos for characters from Voyager, Deep Space Nine and even The Original Series". The comments from Andrew Steven Harris also noted that the USS Excelsior is the last Starfleet ship left in the alternate future of the story.
Read the full article, here.
Saturday, 18 October 2008
In addition to what we already got told - A story by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, written by Tim Jones & Mike Johnson and illustrated by David Messina - The series will be four issues long, and the omnibus will come out in April, the same month as the final issue.
The series will be set in the TNG era, post-Nemesis, and focus on the new Romulan bad-guy Nero, and the older Spock before they embark on any time travelling antics. It might also involve some other TNG era characters. Roberto Orci has described the series as "about how you connect the Next Generation era to our continuity, inspired by when we last saw Mr. Spock in Unification"
Additionally, Orci and co. apparently have ideas for further tie-ins in the works.
See the full report, here.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
First, most of the new crew, looking good. From the UGO movie blog.
And not to forget Spock-lar. From Ain't it Cool News.
The gang on the new bridge. Seems a bit Galaxy Questish... From the MTV movie blog.
Nero, the naughty Romulan. From JoBlo.
The USS Kelvin, complete with little weapons turrets. From TrekMovie.
And Kirk with some ice. From IGN.
UPDATE: Images keep coming. See some galleries here, and here. And here are a couple of highlights, the full USS Kelvin:
And Mr. Spock:
TrekMovie.com is the place to go for all the news on the new movie. And they say a trailer is on the way next month.
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
The Last Generation #3
In an alternate timeline in which the Klingons have conquered the Federation, Jean-Luc Picard leads a desperate struggle against the brutal grip of the Empire's iron fist. But as Terran Warlord Worf continues his scorched-Earth attacks on the planet, Picard's rebellion harbors an unlikely turncoat in its midst, with potentially devastating consequences. And should the Klingons seize control of the newly-awakened android Data, they will have perhaps the most powerful computer weapon in the galaxy...
-Story by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman • Written by Tim Jones & Mike Johnson • Art and cover by David Messina!
The countdown to the motion picture event of 2009 begins here, in the exclusive comics prequel to the upcoming blockbuster STAR TREK! JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman present the origin of Nero, the mysterious Romulan who will ultimately threaten the survival of the entire universe. Don't miss this first chapter in the story that brings STAR TREK back to the big screen!
The Gary Seven Collection
Collecting four issues of the fan-favorite Star Trek comic books released by DC Comics in the 1990s, written by Howard Weinstein and Michael Jan Friedman, IDW’s Star Trek: Archives, Vol. 3: The Gary Seven Collection explores the continued adventures of alien-agent-on-Earth Gary Seven. First seen crossing paths with the crew of the USS Enterprise in the 1968 Star Trek second season episode “Assignment: Earth,” Seven is stationed on Earth by his otherworldly overseers to prevent nuclear war. And he’s not alone. Along with his secretary Roberta, his “cat” Isis, the Beta 5 computer and his multi-function Servo, Seven must protect the Earth to insure the creation of the United Federation of Planets. Find out the whole story in this exciting collection!
Saturday, 11 October 2008
The Shape of Things to Come
The cataclysmic events of Star Trek: Destiny have devastated known space. Worlds have fallen. Lives have been destroyed. And in the uneasy weeks that follow, the survivors of the holocaust continue to be tested to the limits of their endurance.
But, strange and mysterious occurrences are destabilizing the galaxy’s battle-weary Allies even further. In the Federation, efforts to replenish diminished resources and give succor to millions of evacuees are thwarted at every turn. On the borders of the battered Klingon Empire, the devious Kinshaya sense weakness --and opportunity. In Romulan space, the already-fractured empire is dangerously close to civil war.
As events undermining the quadrant’s attempts to heal itself become increasingly widespread, one man begins to understand what is truly unfolding. Sonek Pran - teacher, diplomat, and sometime advisor to the Federation President - perceives a pattern in the seeming randomness. And as each new piece of evidence falls into place, a disturbing picture encompassing half the galaxy begins to take shape, revealing a challenge to the Federation and its allies utterly unlike anything the have faced before.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
"The Saucer section will be able to separate and once separated an exclusive phrase and sound will activate. This sound will also occur when the Saucer is back together with aft section of the enterprise. This will be represented in the video attached as a black rectangle that is removed and then put back on the circuit board. Further, the impulse engine lights will activate and much like the show, both ship portions will have their own power source to light up. The Saucer section will continue to playback phrases while the aft section will just light up.
Both sections when separated will have their own display stands. These display stands nest into each other for storage and the saucer section will come with an extra panel for mounting on the stand.
Lights include the Bridge Dome, Saucer Section Impulse Engines, Secondary Hull Impulse Engines, Deflector Array and Warp Engines. Similar to the show only the blue parts of the engine nacelle will blink while the red part remains steady."
See the full original post, here.
Byrne describes this as "the unpainted ship, before her shakedown cruise"