Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Byrne on McCoy

On his forums John Byrne has released a couple of pages and some more information on his next Trek series, Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor. The series set shortly before The Motion Picture will be starting in March. Here are two pages:

New Online caps

Yep, more of them! From ZAM, there are five, here are two:

Monday, 26 October 2009

IDW January

Comics Continuum have posted IDW's solicitations for January, which include three Star Trek comics and one omnibus, and the start of the Captain's Log series:

Ghosts #3
Written by Zander Cannon, art by Javier Aranda, cover by Joe Corroney.
With Worf captured and under threat of execution, Geordi, Troi, and Dr. Crusher race to get information that will exonerate him. Picard and Riker negotiate with Worf's captors, but the paranoid warlords continue to regard all outsiders as a threat, and launch a military attack on the ship under the Enterprise's protection.Fool's Gold #2
Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art by Fabio Mantovani, covers by Sharp Brothers and David Messina.
Deep Space Nine teeters on the brink of anarchy as swarms of treasure-hunters and mercenaries continue to flood the station. Major Kira and Constable Odo are on the case, and the investigation leads to a not-unexpected destination: Quark's Bar!
Captain's Log: Sulu
Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art by Federica Manfredi, cover by David Messina.
Introducing a brand-new series focusing on some of the most famous Captains in Starfleet history! In the debut issue, Captain Hikaru Sulu, still new to the command of the U.S.S. Excelsior, finds himself once again face to face with one of the Federation's most dangerous and mysterious adversaries -- the Tholians! From the creative team behind Spock: Reflections!Spock: Reflections omnibus
Written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, art by David Messina and Frederica Manfredi, cover by Messina.
In the follow-up collection to the smash hit Stark Trek: Countdown movie prequel, we discover what could drive a man to abandon all he knows and go to live with the Federations sworn enemy. Discover his real motivations and how he looks back at what brought him to this stranger place in his life.

New Byrne series title, and Balance of Terror page

On his blog Chris Ryall has finally let slip a detail about John Byrne's mysterious next Trek project (set between the TV series and The Motion Picture), it now has a title: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor, and will be a four-parter, starting next spring.

Ryall also posted a page from Byrne's Balance of Terror re-telling (to be published in the Romulans omnibus):

Sunday, 25 October 2009

New movie on USB and Enterprise webcam!

While wondering around on I found a couple of interesting new products: Don't fancy a space consuming DVD or bluray of the new release? Well you're in luck, as you can now get the film on a USB stick shaped like the Starfleet insignia, and with the movie using up a mere 1GB you get 3GB of useful extra storage space to play with as you please! They're limited edition, so get them while they're hot.
And if you have another spare USB port why not fill it with a webcam shaped like the original USS Enterprise! Complete with LED illuminated nacelles!

Nero #3 preview

In case you missed it... Comics Continuum posted a six-page preview of last week's third issue in the Nero series (which featuring a neat tie-in with The Motion Picture), here's one page, see the rest, here.

Monday, 19 October 2009

More Online caps

Massively has posted another batch of five screencaps from Star Trek Online, including these two:

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Tiptons on DS9

Comic Book Resources have posted an interview with the Tipton brothers on their forthcoming DS9 comic book series Fool's Gold. "[Their] story is set between Seasons 3 and 4, before Worf's arrival to the station and before things start to heat up with the Dominion War. It's kind of the last point where there's breathing space before the series got really serialized in its final four seasons."

The series will feature all the regular characters, with particular emphasis on Odo and Kira as the faces of law and order on the station, and Quark's bar being a prominent location. The brothers describe the series thusly: "the station is overrun by mysterious soldiers of fortune from across the galaxy, it creates a powder keg on DS9 with a very short fuse." "It's the larger mystery that needs to be solved: why are they all on the station? What brought them here, and might there be a hidden, larger purpose?"

Online previews

...keep on coming, this latest one is quite cool though, advertising the Klingon side of the game:

They have also released a video version of highlights of the timeline leading up to the game, part 1:

Have yourself a trekkie little christmas

TrekMovie have reported on an assortment of Christmasy Star Trek stuff coming from Kurt Alder this year. The range includes two sets of lights, both with TOS character images printed on them in either circular or starfleet emblem designs:

An amusing statue of Captain Kirk opening his christmas presents:

A pair of "light up water tube transporters" (?):

Star Trek stockings of various designs, including Spock, and this Enterprise one:

And finally a Spock-centric light-up star to beam down peace and long life from atop your christmas tree:

Spock's final reflection

TrekMovie (about a week ago) posted a preview of last week final issue of the Spock: Reflections series, here's one page, see the rest, here.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Schism #2 preview

Comics Continuum have posted a five page preview from this week's second issue of Romulans: Schism. Here's one page:See the rest, here.

Old-TOS coming from Playmates?

Well here's something interesting... according to a press release posted on Toy News International Playmates is set to release a new array of Star Trek stuff, including continuations of there current lines, a new line called Starfleet Defenders which "includes a full array of movie characters articulated in small-scale in dynamic animated-style action poses. Collectible iconic mini space ships from the 2009 movie include the U.S.S. Enterprise, the U.S.S. Kelvin, and the Narada." And notably (given until now Diamond Select Toys has retained the licenses for TV series toys) a new line of Galaxy Edition figures based on The Original Series: "action figures and diorama’s based on the classic Star Trek series. These figures will be highly detailed with authentic life-like likenesses and feature over 16 points of articulation. Iconic scenes from the most popular episodes will be depicted in two-figure pack dioramas." Fascinating.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Luna Online!

The Star Trek Online website's Ships of the Line feature has been updated with a (presumably) complete listing of Starfleet starship classes in the game. The list includes several familiar names as well as many new ones, with links to features on the ships which have so far been revealed properly. One of the unlinked classes at the moment is the Luna class! And at about the same time ZAM released five new images from the game, including one showing the Luna class (of the familiar Titan design) in action:UPDATE: Massively has also posted some new images, including another look at my new favourite starship design:

Friday, 2 October 2009

New windows for the Enterprise-D

Diamond Select Toys are offering sets of decals to put windows on the neck of their Enterprise-D model, which apparently got mis-printed without them. Oops! You can request a set by following the instructions, here, and then follow more instructions, here, on how to apply them.

New Online images has posted five new images form Star Trek Online. My favourite two are this interesting looking starship, and some Gorn!

See the rest, here.


Ahead of a more formal announcement Chris Ryall has released some previews for IDW's forthcoming first DS9 comics. That includes two interior pages (the first of which you can also see pre-colouring on the original blog post):And a variant cover by David Messina (which can also be seen pre-colouring on Messina's blog):