Friday, 26 June 2009
This particular entry jumps off of the Borg advancements given to the Narada (as seen in Countdown), and how those upgrades seem to have now be installed on other ships. Read the full report, here.
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Length: 672 meters
Width: 182 meters
Height: 87 meters
And two more (if unconventional) images:
The article goes into some of the technical details of the model too, and the calendar image without all the calendar text, check it out.
Monday, 22 June 2009
Spock: Reflections #3
Ambassador Spock's mysterious journey continues! As Spock makes his way toward Earth, he thinks back on another previously untold tale from his past, this time featuring James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy and the crew of the original U.S.S. Enterprise!Nero #2
From Star Trek writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and the creative team behind the best-selling Star Trek: Countdown. The story of the villainous Nero continues as we learn how Nero spent the years between his battle with the Kelvin and his reunion with Spock! You don't want to miss this essential chapter in the rebirth of Star Trek!UPDATE: David Messina has also posted this new art on his blog.
Romulans: Schism #1
War! From behind the scenes, the Klingons loose their unsuspecting puppets, the Romulans, against the forces of the Federation. But the Klingon Emperor is impatient with the slow pace of the conflict, and back on Romulus there are already some who begin to see through the Klingon schemes. The final arc in John Byrne's Romulans tales begins here!Archives #6: Alternate Universes
The treacherous but intriguing tales of Star Trek's Mirror Universe are presented in this collection of the 8-part Mirror Universe Saga! It will take all the guile and cunning Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise can muster if they hope to ward off the coming Empire invasion, and save themselves in the process!
Sunday, 21 June 2009
But far more exciting than all that talking around the subject, new pictures! Including an armoured Species 8472 under attack by Cardassians!
There's also what looks a lot like a Reman fighting alongside a Klingon.
And a good old Galor class flying about in the badlands.
And a video too!
In the rest of calendar news, TrekMovie has unveiled the cover for the new movie calendar, and the contents: A page for each of the main characters (Kirk, Spock, Spock "prime", Pike, Nero, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu, plus a page of Kirk & Spock together, and one of the new USS Enterprise.
They also describe a new replacement for the stardate calendar, a digital download calendar, details forthcoming.
And then there's the rest of the Ships of the Line preview, pretties:
Toys'r'us will also be re-releasing the mirror universe Kirk and Spock figures. But in bad news the wave of Borg figures have been cancelled!
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
The Romulan star Empire continues to struggle as various colonies and individuals makes claims for power, the seat of the empire, and praetorship. The Federation continues to supple aid and attempts to help mediate the competitors to establish a stable government, but not even a location for talks can be decided on. Meanwhile the Klingons take advantage of the instability of Romulan space and start strikes at Romulan worlds along the Klingon boarder - until Starfleet sends a fleet to defend Romulan space, leading skirmishes between the Federation and Klingon forces.
On another front the Klingons hold their ground in the Gorn war, even in the face of Gorn forces bolstered by an alliance with the Nausicaans.
On Cardassian a party with Elim Garak in the leadership narrowly wins elections and re-forms the Detapa Council. The newly elected government soon face criticism when they contribute vessels to the Romulan aid missions, which most Cardassians see as a waste of their resources.
In the Federation the Federation Council announces its findings on the Hobus supernova and the Vulcan Science Academy's research into red matter. The council concludes the Vulcans may not have realised how major event the Hobus supernova was, but criticises them for creating red matter without wider consultation.
In the legal world a judge rules that the The Doctor and the Soong Foundation may expand their lawsuit to class action suit arguing for the rights of all artificial lifeforms. Though Alyssa Cogley-Shaw, a Soong Foundation lawyer realises it could take years for such a suit to be settled.
Read the full report, here.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
There is a void in the alternate universe that demands to be filled. Iliana Ghemor, the Cardassian operative who years ago was altered in both body and mind to replace Kira Nerys, dreams of fulfilling a prophecy that will mark her as the one true Emissary of that other reality -- a messianic figure who could lead her followers into an era of renewed hope...or an age of deepening darkness.
Ghemor's claim to the mantle of the Emissary is by no means certain, however, as the inexorable pull of providence tugs also at other souls who are swept into the vortex of the Prophets, the remote and timeless beings who have set these strange events in motion.
But the stakes are higher than anyone imagines: for the outcome of this struggle for the fate of one universe will ripple across many others, and become the key to unlocking a future that will prove to be the greatest trial yet for the heroes of station Deep Space 9.
The interview also reveals Spock (prime) will be a major character in the series, as will Ayel. They also list characters named Quocch and Clavell as well as "an entity whose name escapes me at the moment" and a cameo from The Motion Picture.
The article includes three pages from the first issue, here's one of them:
See the original article for the other preview pages and the full interview.
TrekMovie also have a run down of other coming model kits from AMT and Polar Lights, newly announced kits include a re-issue of the Vulcan shuttle from The Motion Picture (with some new detailing):
And a new 1:1000 scale Enterprise-A model will be coming out at the end of the year:
For 2011 they plan a 1:350 scale version of the TV era TOS Enterprise (previously announced for 2010). Disappointingly there seems to be no mention on TrekMovie or Round 2's website of the previously announced Akira-class kit.
UPDATE: Round 2's blog reveals, due to a combination of problems the Akira has been pushed back, to an unknown distant time. Shame.
In the "galaxy collection" of small scale figures. This wave includes McCoy and Chekov in Enterprise uniforms, Kirk and Sulu in their space-jump gear, Kirk in cadet and off-duty uniforms, Spock as an Academy instructor, Ayel, Sarek, and Keenser, plus the Drakoulias. Here are most of those:
In the mid-scale "warp collection" will feature a rather similar range: McCoy and Chekov in Enterprise uniforms, instructor Spock, and Kirk in space gear and cadet uniforms, plus the two Delta Vega animals, Drakoulias and Hengrauggi (the same names the novelization uses, and scaled down again, but might be good in comparison to the galaxy figures):
In the largest scale "command" series we get Scotty and Uhura in Enterprise uniforms, plus Nero, and additionally Toys'r'us exclusive Sulu and Pike in Enterprise uniforms.
Finally there's a role-play item, the "interactive utility belt", which generates missions you have to use the included communicator and phaser to complete (fun!)
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Read the "interview", here.