Saturday, 15 August 2009


8of5 is off to assimilate Kenya for a couple of weeks, so no updates until I return I'm afraid. See you then...

UPDATE: Aaaaand I'm back, I watched the new Star Trek film no less than three times on the flights there and back. You'd think I was a trekkie or something...

Updates for the past couple of weeks on the way. Looks like the biggest news is Pocket Books have lost a few more marbles and got rid of another Trek editor!

Spock: Reflections #2 preview + Countdown hardcover

TrekMovie have released a five-page preview of next week's second issue of the Spock: Reflections series. This issue is advertised for the Pike-era flashback, but it looks like we get a The Motion Picture-era one too! You can see the preview, here, as well as this awesome new (and annoyingly retail incentive) Pike-era cover:

TrekMovie have also reported some new details on the Countdown hardcover omnibus, with the latest iteration of the cover design. Apparently the back cover features a UV effect so when it is tilted Nero's tattoo appears...

Friday, 14 August 2009

Star Trek Online: Vigilant class

The Star Trek Online website has been updated with its latest ship profile, the sleek new version of the Defiant, the Vigilant class.

See the specs, story, and orthographic views, here.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

1/1000 refit Enterprise model under construction

By Round 2 that is, their blog has a post showing a prototype design for the forthcoming model kit, which looks like this:

See more, here.

Star Trek Online: 2391

The Star Trek Online website has been updated with its latest Path to 2409 entry. 2391 sees lots of angry people it seems: Nausican pirates provoking the Federation Transport Union to demand Starfleet protection; the subsequent Starfleet withdrawal from the Romulan-Klingon boarder gives an opening for a Klingon attack, which is fought off by advanced Romulan ships. Admiral Taris subsequently falls into a favourable position with her people and ascends to be their new leader.

Elsewhere, Sela's band of Romulans start a colony and make some slaves. The Ferengi do some good business with the Cardassians. The artificial intelligence sentience debates continues. More aliens are encouraged into Starfleet. And Starfleet sets up a task force to investigate Species 8472 incursions.

Read the whole story, here.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Balance of Terror comic preview

On his forums, John Byrne has released a page from his adaptation (or Romulan P.O.V. retelling I suspect) of Balance of Terror, which will be published exclusively in the omnibus book of his Romulans saga. Here be the page:

Sunday, 9 August 2009

IDW October

Comics Continuum have released IDW's solicitions for October, which include three Star Trek comics and three omnibuses!

Spock: Reflections #4
Ambassador Spock has returned to Earth but why?! The answers may lie in another previously untold tale from Spock's life, starring Lt. Saavik, of Wrath of Khan fame! The secret behind Spock's journey is revealed here!

Nero #3
The third installment of Nero warps ahead with the villain continuing his quest for vengeance against Spock and the Federation!Romulans: Schism #2
The Second Romulan War rages along the bounderies of the Neutral Zone and beyond, and Star Fleet Command chooses their most decorated Starship Commander for a deadly mission against an unexpected foe.Countdown hardcover omnibus
The explosive return of Star Trek has rocked movie theaters worldwide, and IDW's exclusive movie prequel comic Countdown is the perfect accessory for fans of the film, and it's now available only for the direct market in a limited edition hardcover!
Crew omnibus
Eight years before "The Cage," the young woman who would become the Starship Enterprise's "most experienced officer" was a lowly cadet assigned to the shakedown cruise of an uncommissioned starship. But that supposedly pedestrian mission may just be the most dangerous of her life.

Mission's End omnibus
The most important "lost" tale of the Star Trek saga can now be told: The final mission of the original Starship Enterprise and her crew. What prompts Mr. Spock and Doctor McCoy to retire from Starfleet? What earns Kirk his promotion to Admiral? And what is the mystery of Archenar-IV that threatens to tear the Federation itself apart? All will be revealed in this collection of the five-issue mini-series, with appearances by fan-favorite characters.

Friday, 7 August 2009

An interview with Data

The Star Trek Online website has been updated with the latest "supplemental log" to it's Path to 2409 feature. This edition sees the intrepid Mr. Sisko interview Captain Data on the recent indications of Species 8472 activity. Read it, here.

And meanwhile in the Star Trek Online universe, the Borg are coming!:

Nero preview

TrekMovie have posted a five-page preview of next week's Nero, Number One. Here's one page:

See the rest, here.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Star Trek: Art of the Film

*dances with glee* Amazon have let slip another new Star Trek product, this time an art book for the new film, which will certainly be prettiful, and give us all sort of insights into the new designs and details we wont have been able to see properly. Exciting!

It's to be published by Titan Books and out in November, and is a hardback too! (Discovered by DarkHorizon on the TrekBBS)

DS9 and TAS in HD! episode of each at least... TrekMovie have posted the full specs for the bluray release of TOS season 2, the highlight of which is an entire disc devoted to tribbles, with two documentaries, two audio commentaries by David Gerrold and most interestingly, in addition to The Trouble with Tribbles, we also get TAS's More Tribbles, More Troubles, and DS9's Trials and Tribble-ations, both in HD!

Full specs, with the usual assortment of little documentaries and such, available at TrekMovie.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Cardassians in the Spotlight

As pointed out by TrekMovie, have a listing up for the omnibus book of Alien Spotlight II, and a blurb which identifies the fifth (and final) race (and no it's not Humans): Cardassians, by Andy Schmidt. Amazon has a release date of March, which if IDW is following usual practice will have this Cardassian issue out in December.

Now I wonder, TNG Cardassians, TOS Cardassians?! or the start of IDW's take on DS9?

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Alien Spotlight: Q preview

TrekMovie have posted a five-page-preview of next week's Q Alien Spotlight, here's one page:

See the rest, here.

Single film bluray covers

TrekMovie have released (nearly final) cover art for the coming stand-alone releases of the most popular Trek films on bluray and DVD

TrekMovie have all the DVD variations of the covers up too, as well as the TOS season 2 box set.

New Online images online

Kotaku have posted a hoard of new Star Trek Online screencaps, some old, a lot of new, here're a few highlights:

See the whole bunch, here.