Friday, 28 October 2011

Nearly a new Star Trek part work

StarTrek.com has this week published a two part interview with designer Rick Sternbach (link and link), discussing his work on Star Trek and beyond. Their last question to him asked what he's been up to recently, and he offered tantalising news of a new Star Trek part-work magazine and model kit which we won't be getting:
I’ve recently finished up a year of work on a Star Trek project jointly produced by K. K. DeAgostini Japan and Midsummer Books U.K., which would have seen the creation of a large, very detailed, 28-inch-long model of the Enterprise-D, built over time with subscribers receiving a few hull parts and internal decks every week or so. Each issue of the subscription would have included blueprints and color pages related to missions, episodes, and technical briefings. The model project was cancelled, unfortunately, but some of the printed material - much of it brand new - may eventually see publication.
I hope the new content does find an output soon (never can there be too many Star Trek technical books), and the model sounds kind of interesting too; if it was building not just the usual outside of the ship, but the internal decks too?!




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such a nice idea!

An example can be found here:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Star-Trek-TNG-Enterprise-D-Lifeboat-1-24-Scale-Foamcore-Mockup-/320790011945?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ab0932029

8of5 said...

Cool! I've posted about that too now. Thanks for pointing it out :)