Sunday, 22 October 2017

Eaglemoss updates: Glow in the dark Defiant, shuttles, new ships, and more

Lots of Eaglemoss Starships Collection news today, including previews of newly released and forthcoming issues, updates on the two spin-off series, and lots of nifty little video.

But we'll start with a look at the just released latest bonus issue in the series, the rather glorious glow in the dark USS Defiant. This is of course a repaint of the the regular constitution class model (no less than the fourth release, following the regular edition, mirror universe, and SS Yorktown), but one I certainly welcome, as the interphase-style glow is a fun novelty.


Discovery #6: Lethe previews, and news round-up

Episode six of Discovery, Lethe, will be with us soon, and as usual CBS have released an assortment of images and video to tease what's to come. Continue below to check out that, plus a look further ahead in the series, and some bits from the previous episode too.



Monday, 16 October 2017

Review: Discovery #4 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

The rather grandly named The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry leaves me once again curious about a lot of things to come in Discovery, but most of all, am I meant to like these characters or not? I say that not because I dislike any of them or the story being told, but because this series seems quite determined to make every character super ambiguous about whether they are are a nice person and how they are playing others (with the possible exception of so-far always excessively pleasant Cadet Tilly). Continue below for my thoughts on this and other aspects of the fourth episode.

Blurb for second Discovery novel, and other Dayton Ward updates

The blurb for the second Discovery novel, which we now also know will be titled Drastic Measures, has been released by StarTrek.com. Written by Dayton Ward, the book is due out in February, and as the blurb reveals, will focus on a key moment from Star Trek history: The Tarsus IV massacre.
It is 2246, ten years prior to the “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony’s governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.

While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It’s hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they‘re too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.

In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand “Kodos the Executioner”….

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Mirror Broken #4 preview

This week see the release of the fourth issue in the TNG mirror universe comic, Mirror Broken. Captain Picard's coup continues in the story written by Soctt and David Tipton, and illustrated by J.K. Woodward.

Woodward also provides a ship-tastic main cover for the book, while George Caltsoudas continues his character study B cover series, with Geordi La Forge for this issue. A third, retail incentive, cover comes from Jen Bartel. Continue below for a five page preview.


Boldly Go #12 preview

Out this week is the twelfth issue of the Kelvin timeline comic Boldly Go, the second part of a story featuring both Garth of Izar of TOS origin, and Eurydice, a character from previous nuTrek comics. The book is written, as ever, by Mike Johnson, with Megan Levens stepping in to illustrate this story.

This book is available in four covers, with the A cover, featuring an isolated Kirk, by George Caltsoudas. Tony Shasteen produced the B cover, coloured by J.D. Mettler, with Kirk again featured, this time with Sulu pointing a phaser at him. Meanwhile Scotty is the focus of two retail incentive cover, a photo cover, and a portrait by Cryssy Cheung.

Continue below for a five page preview.


New Visions: What Pain it is to Drown preview

Out this week is What Pain it is to Drown, the eighteenth issue of New Visions, John Byrne's TOS photo-comic series. The issues sees the Enterprise suffering from a sever case of rising damp! Unusually for New Visions, this book is available in two covers; the regular one featuring the submerged Enterprise, and a convention exclusive cover featuring the shadow of Byrne himself on the bridge. Continue below for a five page preview.


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

New Discovery starship concept art and prop photos

StarTrek.com have updated their "Database" section (a mini Star Trek encyclopedia), with a bunch of new entries about things from Star Trek: Discovery. Among the new lists are several of the ships seen so far in the series, and a number of props, with many featuring previously unseen concept art and photography. Continue below to check out the new images:

Five of the Federation starships that took part in the Battle of the Binary Stars have concept art on their listings, given us out best look yet at the new designs. As you can see below there are quite a variety of configurations, each sporting different nacelles, saucer designs, and so forth. The USS Yeager NCC-1437, the first seen here, stands out most to me, as it appears the bridge module is right at the front of the ship.


Comics bits: Discovery, Waypoint, and Mirror Broken updates

A few Star Trek comics updates today. First up, artist Tony Shasteen has posted a little tease of his upcoming work on the first Discovery comic, giving us our first look at the interior art from the book:


Discovery episode 5 trailer, and episode 4 stills and videos

The trailer for the fifth episode of Discovery, Choose Your Pain, is in the wild - Check it out below, along with a collection of stills and clips from this week's newly released episode, and other updates about the series.



Monday, 9 October 2017

Review: Discovery #3 - Context is for Kings

Discovery's third episode, Context is for Kings, finally introduces to the USS Discovery itself, and my main takeaway from meeting ship and crew is to wonder if this air of mystery will continue; I kind of hope so, as it certainly has me intrigued right now. Continue below for spoiler fills thoughts on the episode below:

Friday, 6 October 2017

New trailer and details for Star Trek Timelines Discovery event

Disruptor Beam have announced the details of the new Star Trek: Discovery "mega-event" Discovery: A New Anomaly, in Star Trek Timelines. The four-part adventures will run through October. They have released this snazzy new trailer, narrated by John de Lancie (Q), and featuring such pleasing images as the USS Discovery in spacedock, and among a fleet of the other Star Trek hero ships.



New Eaglemoss starship models on display at New York Comic Con

Eaglemoss currently has lots of stuff on display at the New York Comic Con, including lots of starships from Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection and new spin-off Discovery collection. Continue below for a look at several new models on display, including Discovery's USS Shenzhou and USS Discovery, and the latest in the XL size series, and shuttles.

First up, our first look at the painted USS Shenzhou (not final mind you - I hope that deflector gets it's distinctive purple glow), the first ships in the Discovery series, due early next year (mages via Figures.com)


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Discovery behind the scenes: USS Shenzhou

Now Discovery has begun, the creative teams that bring this latest chapter of the Star Trek universe to life are just starting to share some of their work on the series. Continue below to chhek out some of the work that went into the USS Shenzhou, including concept art, behind the scenes photos and video, and details from the bridge, ready room, user interfaces, spacesuits, and more:

Let's start with the main location on the Shenzhou, the bridge, as beautifully illustrated here in concept art by Ryan Dening (which was shared on Twitter by Art Director Matt Middleton):


Star Trek Online launches season 14: Emergence

Star Trek Online have launched their fourteenth season of content, Emergence, which sees a new suite of content based around a colony world of the Lukari and Kentari, and Captain Geordi La Forge, voiced by LeVar Burton, helping them get set up. Continue below for more details, after this trailer:



Discovery episode titles, previews, and Context is for Kings round-up

A roundup of previews and clips from forthcoming and the most recent Discovery episode below. But first, new episode titles!

Thanks to new Canadian TV listings, we now know episode five will be Choose Your Pain, and episode six will be Lethe. Additionally CBS have today announced the season will be split a little later, with the first block now running up to episode nine (rather than eight), which will be available from the 12th of November. The remaining six episodes will resume from January.

More imminently, here's a trailer for next week's fabulously named The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry:



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Book bits: Discovery novels and comics, scheduling, non-fiction, and more!

Lots of books bits today, including updates for Discovery novels and comics, scheduling updates, non-fiction books, and a journal. Continue below to check them all out:

First up, a little nugget regarding IDW's first Discovery comic: The series, written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen, is set to be the first of several miniseries based on the series; with this one filling in the backstory of T'Kuvma. Until now though it has simply been referred to as Star Trek: Discovery; annoyingly indistinct from the series as a whole. Well good news folks, the Amazon listing for the series omnibus book (due in May), now lists it with a title! The Light of Kahless.

IDW have also recently released a promo video for their Star Trek comics, which includes the first look at a comic-book rendition of the USS Shenzhou:



Monday, 2 October 2017

Clips from Discovery episode 3: Context is for Kings

CBS have released two clips and several new promos for Discovery ahead of the latest episode (3: Context is for Kings) release today. Continue below to check them out. First up there are two clips, the newest one introduces us to Cadet Tilly, Burnham's roommate on the Discovery (via TV Line):



Saturday, 30 September 2017

Star Trek Mission Crate Locutus figurine revealed, plus other Star Trek Loot Crate goodies

Loot Crate have revealed one of the items coming to their forthcoming Star Trek: Mission Crate. The box of assorted Star Trek goodies, due out in November, will include a QMx Mini Masters Locutus of Borg figurine, which is six inches tall. Continue below for more images, details of the Mission Crate, and a look at other recent Star Trek Loot Crate exclusives:


Anovos Discovery uniforms

Anovos, makers of high end uniform replicas, have announced a new range of Star Trek Discovery uniforms, which are available to pre-order now, ahead of an expected summer 2018 release. As ever they have paid meticulous attention to detail, using original costumes from the production as reference to o re-create every element, including all the bespoke metallic rubberised details of the side panels and shoulder stripes. The costume will also come supplied with a QMx insignia badge.

The uniforms are currently offered in female and male versions, with options for all three department colours - The extra stripey captain's variant will be offered separately later. As yet there is no news on the medical white version.


Ship bits: Eaglemoss concept Ambassador class, Fansets Discovery pin, and Mark Rademaker art

Some assorted starship bits and pieces for you today, starting with the latest from Eaglemoss: Ben Robinson has shared the following images on Twitter, of the forthcoming Starships Collection bonus issue concept art Ambassador class. This is based on Andrew Probert's original concept for the Enterprise-C, and that is the name of the ship we will get when this is released, although pictured here is a one-of-a-kind USS Ambassador version (I'd rather prefer the Ambassador myself, so it could sit among the fleet as the actual prototype of the class, oh well):


New TNG art prints from Bye Bye Robot

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bye Bye Robot have added two new prints to their range of Star Trek art. Continue below to check them out.

First up, from Charity Wood, we have Make It So, a beautiful rendition of the USS Enterprise-D, in a panoramic thirty-six by fourteen inch space-scape. This piece is in the same style as Charity's previous prints of the Enterprise 1701, Enterprise NX-01, and Voyager.


Friday, 29 September 2017

Star Trek: The Next Generation cats preview, and more cats accessories

A whole new crew of cats is getting ready to board the USS Enterprise, and so ahead of the release of Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats, StarTrek.com have released the cover and a preview page from the book. Jenny Parks returns as illustrator, with Chronicle Books due to publish in March.


Skants for all in Star Trek Online

In celebration of TNG's 30th anniversary, players of Star Trek Online can now claim a free skant uniform; the iconic gender neutral uniform choice seen in the early days of TNG. Better yet, the Federation's root beering of the galaxy has led to the Klingon Empire and Romulan Star Empire also adopting the skant into their uniform options; so players from those factions can also rock the look. Check them all out below:


Discovery: Context is for Kings preview images

CBS have released several new stills from Discovery's third episode, Context is for Kings. Continue below to check them out, including the first look at Doctor Hugh Colder, as well as clips from the first two episodes, and hints at season two.

Note the bodies in this first image aren't just, well, bodies, they're severely contorted and look almost as if they've been compacted.


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

DS9 books: new covers, blurbs, and excerpts

Here's a double dose of Deep Space Nine books news, with a new cover and blurb for a forthcoming ebook, and excerpts from a freshly released novel. Continue below to check them both out.

Due out in November, is Paula Block and Terry Erdmann's third DS9 ebook novella, I, The Constable. Like their previous novellas, Quark features, but as the title suggest, this time it is Odo starring. Check out the delightful new cover which has just been released (as spotted by Defcon's Treklit):


Discovery trailer reveals new Klingon encounters, mysteries, and monsters!

Here's a new trailer for Discovery, which oddly I can't find on any official channels, but it was uploaded by YouTuber Shane Carles as "Season Premiere Ending Trailer", so I assume it aired after the first episode was shown on CBS in the states. For the rest world therefore, this might be new, and gosh it's full of good stuff! - Really setting up some mystery on the Discovery, and giving us a taste of lots to come. Check it out:

UPDATE: CBS have now released an official version (which is also on Netflix's Twitter for those outside the US).



As ever, here's the screencap breakdown. Be aware, there are some potentially very spoilery details when you look closely. So let's start with that rather wonderful shuttlebay on the Discovery:

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Fansets to offer pins based on every episode of Discovery

FanSets have announced a new format for their pin collections, Episode Pins, which will be launching with the first season of Discovery. The series will see them release a commemorative pin for every single episode of the series, with each pin "approximately 2 -2 ¼” square in size and feature an important person, ship, alien or item from each episode".

Each pin design will be revealed weekly shortly after each new episode is released. Continue below to check out those so far previewed. The first episode gets a slightly larger three by three inch pin, featuring EV suited Burnham and the Klingon Torchbearer.


Starships Collection updates: More Discovery ships, main series extended again, Spacedock, and videos!

A few big Eaglemoss Starships Collection updates have trickled out over the last few days, and you can get up to date with them all below.

Let's start with Discovery news. So far we only knew of the first two issues of the Discovery spin-off series, the USS Shenzhou and the USS Discovery. Now Eaglemoss' Ben Robinson has tweeted detailed of a further four issues:
Europa is on the way but issues 3 and 4 are the Kerala (you didn't see her named) and The Bird-of-Prey - which are the little fighters.
Matt Mira‏, the host of After Trek, also tweeted this photo of the Eaglemoss Discovery model (giving us a look from a new angle), on display on the After Trek set (it's right behind him if you watch the show):


Discovery: Desperate Hours author insights and excerpt

The release of the first Discovery novel, David Mack's Desperate Hours is imminent, and two interviews have been released to coincide with the publication. Continue below for some of the highlights, plus excerpts from the book:

Speaking to StarTrek.com Mack gave an overview of the book - which is set a year before the TV series starts - and in particular Saru's relationships with Burnham and Captain Georgiou:
It uses personnel from the Shenzhou specifically and it focuses on how Michael Burnham and her peers got to be where we find them at the beginning of Discovery. We see the moment she goes from being the senior tactical officer of the ship to its acting first officer. She's being tried out for the job. At that time, it's between her and Saru. We also get to see some of the rivalry between her and Saru, and we see some of Saru's resentment in that he had seniority over her when she first came aboard. He went to Starfleet Academy, and she didn't. He’s done his time coming up through the ranks more than she has. But she has an exceptional range of abilities. She is simply an exceptional person. She is the protégé of the captain, and because Georgiou has taken Burnham under her wing, Burnham advances more quickly through the ranks than an ordinary officer would, perhaps to her detriment, but we don't necessarily realize that at the time. We get to see Saru's resentment, as he sees someone who he thinks has not paid her dues, first, catch up to him as a peer, and then in the beginning of book one, surpass him and become his superior. We see his rage at being passed over, his heartbreak at being passed over, because what he desperately wants is to have that protégé/mentor relationship with Georgiou. He loves Georgiou. He worships Georgiou, and to see this opportunity go to Burnham, it's humiliating for him because he has seniority over her, he's done more time. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Gorgeous Vulcan scenic artwork from the TOS movies

Movie collectables sellers Prop Store have an ongoing stream of bits and pieces of Star Trek stuff from movie and TV productions, including concept art, miniature, props, costumes, scripts, and various other curiosities.

Recent listings include some gorgeous artwork from the TOS movies, featuring Mount Seleya on the planet Vulcan, painted as studies for matte paintings by ILM artist Chris Evans. One listing includes two paintings produced during the production of The Search For Spock:


Review: Discovery #1 and #2 - The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

After waking up promptly at 8am to watch new Star Trek as soon as it arrived here on Netflix in the UK, I feel highly content with my Discovery breakfast.

We knew a lot of setup going into these first two episodes, The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars, but not a lot about the hows and whys of these new characters - And all credit to CBS, you played a blinder with misdirection in your promotional efforts; I anticipated some of what happened, but I certainly didn't a lot more! Continue below for my thoughts on this rebirth of Star Trek. Spoilers follow!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Discovery title sequence is full of blueprinty goodness

Ahead of the very near launch of Discovery, CBS have released the opening title sequence, which is gloriously different from all the Trek's before, and packed full of delicious graphical goodness (I like them!). Check them out (unofficially if you're region locked out):



Previews of new Star Trek lists and science books

Previews for two forthcoming Star Trek non-fiction books have been released, continue below to check out the new science book. But first...

Star Trek: The Book of Lists is due out from Harper Design in November. The book is written by Chip Carter (who previously brought us Obsessed with Star Trek and the Miniature Editions series), and as you can see below takes a decided light-hearted approach to listing, from a largely real-world point of view, with lists including times when Kirk's shirt was ripped, reuses of costumes and starship miniatures, and examples of difficult technobabble.

I love that the preview pages released are photos of the actual book rather than just digital pages:

Saturday, 23 September 2017

New Discovery artwork, behind the scenes photos, and tie-in fiction details

CBS have released a new press kit for Discovery, which is packed full of new artwork, including several nice ship images. Continue below to check them out, and the other Discovery news of the day:



Review: The Official Starships Collection - USS Titan

Following a demonstration of fan demand championed by this very website, Eaglemoss have recently released their first bonus issue in The Official Starships Collection featuring a ship that originates from the Star Trek novels, the Luna class USS Titan.

If you're not familiar, the Titan was of course named in Nemesis, as the new command of Captain Riker. But we never saw it until Sean Tourangeau won a competition to design the ship at the heart of the then (a decade ago) new Titan book series. The Luna class has since gone on to appear in Star Trek exhibitions, comics, and video games - It is surely the most prominent of non-canon ships, and indeed is at least technically canon!

I've been clamouring for this since the collection began; so it's safe to say my views may be a little biased - But none the less, continue below for a closer look at this much anticipated model, and the accompanying magazine.


The Trek Collective is back in action!

As a certain song goes: "It's been a long time..."

Last year I decided to have a few days break from the Trek-sphere, and with the busy busy life I've been living lately, that accidentally became a whole year!

I've been clamouring to get back in the game ever since, but struggled to get back up to date with all the Trek goings on - Star Trek has also had a rather busy year!

But, now I have, and here I am. Normal service from 8of5 of The Trek Collective resumes today. As ever you did before you'll find here all the latest news on every aspect of Trek, with particular love for all the tie-in fiction, model ships, and other Star Trek things!

It's going to take me a little while to get all my schedule and resource pages back up to date, so please bare with me on those. But regular news posting starts now. I also intend to back fill all the news I miss, as much so I'm back in touch with it all as anything; so look out for all those back-dated posts too!

I switched off all my 8of5 communications channels when I took my break, but I see I've had a LOT of messages of concern and requests for updates. Sorry for leaving you all in limbo, and thank you for caring! I'll try and send replies to all those who contacted me individually in due course, but I am really grateful and moved that so many people cared!

Now, I've got some posts to write!

Hallmark reveals USS Discovery ornament for 2018, and other new decorations

Hallmark's latest PopMinded video has revealed their 2018 Star Trek starship Keepsake ornament, the USS Discovery. The video includes several views of a rendering of the ship; which you can see below, along with other Hallmark Star Trek updates.


Friday, 22 September 2017

Discovery round-up: New photos, poster, clip, pin, and more

Lots of Discovery bits and pieces today, as the series grows ever nearer. Continue below for a new poster, a clip, and a lapel pin. First up though, CBS have released a bunch of new photos, via StarTrek.com, giving us new views of now fairly familiar settings:


Discovery joins Star Trek video games

Two Star Trek video games have announced new Discovery content to coincide with the launch of the new series. Timelines has done this in most dramatic style, with a crossover trailer:



The USS Shenzhou will be joining the game in new story content, with other Discovery ships and characters also on the way. The first characters available are Saru and Burnham (image via StarTrek.com).

Lots of new Discovery behind the scenes videos

CBS have released a gaggle of new videos looking behind the scenes of Discovery, including a focus on the costume design, and the characters of Sarek and Captain Georgiou. Continue below to check them out, and other updates from the series.

First however, here's a very short video confirming the after show show will be airing after the first episodes, and has now being renamed After Trek (rather than the previously announced Talking Trek).



Thursday, 21 September 2017

New Discovery comic details and cover

io9 have posted an interview with Star Trek comics writer Mike Johnson, discussing the forthcoming Discovery comic series, co-written with Kirsten Beyer. They also revealed a sumptuous new cover for an issue in the series, from artist J.K. Woodward:


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mega Eaglemoss update: Discovery series sign up, Aventine images, and more issues previewed

Loads of Eaglemoss Starships Collection news landed today, including previews of several forthcoming issues. However top billing goes to the launch of the new Discovery series, which will featuring monthly releases of special-sized issues featuring ships from that series only. Starship designed John Eaves posted the first look at the USS Discovery model (UPDATE: And Eaglemoss' Ben Robinson has now released a much higher res version):


Two photos showcase the power of representation in Discovery

Last night the first two Discovery episodes had their premiere at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, and many of the Discovery cast and Star Trek alumni were there to watch and celebrate. Two moments really caught my eye though, so I'm going to look just at those.

First up, the great Nichelle Nichols (the original Uhura of course) tweeted a photo of herself with Sonequa Martin-Green (the star of Discovery, Michael Burnham).


I'm in two minds about what this meeting symbolises. Part of me is simply delighted to have these two black women at the heart of Star Trek. But part of me is also saddened that fifty years after Uhura sat on the bridge of the Enterprise it remains remarkable to have a woman of colour be a lead in a major TV series. I'm proud Star Trek is continuing to push for better representation, and can only hope this continues to be normal in future, not the exception.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Loads of new Discovery behind the scenes footage

CBS have released two new behind the scenes videos today, revealing all sorts of new details about Discovery. Continue below to check them out, and all the other latest Discovery news.

First up, we have a general look at the series' production values, highlighting the sets and location work, as well as showing a few new shots from the show, and, a tribble! (See alternate Youtube if you can't see the region locked offical one below)



Monday, 18 September 2017

First four Discovery episode titles revealed, and other updates

CBS have released a video to announce the first four episode titles in the series. Continue below to discover what they are, and other updates from the production:

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Star Trek Cats calendar!

The Star Trek Cats book must have gone down well, as ThinkGeek and Chronicle Books have just revealed they have used the artwork from it to create a surprise addition to the 2018 Star Trek calendar line-up. Available now, and exclusive to ThinkGeek is the Star Trek Cats calendar; a sixteen month calendar, including a compressed four month final third of this year on a single page, so you can put your new calendar into action straight away. Check it out:


New TNG model and book sets

Running Press have revealed the latest two releases in their series of Star Trek "Miniature Editions", a novelty gift collection which typically includes a small model and a little booklet. Like their previous Star Trek releases, they are releasing two sets around the same time, a ship, and a prop, this time however they have moved on from TOS, with two TNG themed releases: Due out next April will be a Borg Cube, and a Tricorder, both featuring light and sound effects. Chip Carter returns to author the included booklets. Check them out below:


Sunday, 17 September 2017

First Discovery episode title revealed, plus trailer, poster, and behind the scenes

Lots of little Discovery updates today! First up, via TV Guide, we have the title for the first episode: The Vulcan Hello - Make of that what you will! While you're pondering, here's another new mini-trailer (hosted also on YouTube if you need to get round the region lock):


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Loot Crate brings us mirror-Data origins comic

Loot Crate have revealed an exciting Star Trek exclusive coming in September's Loot Crate. For the first time, there will be entire Star Trek comic available only via Loot Crate (as opposed to the several previous variant covers distributed through the company). This will be Origin of Data, a prequel to the current TNG Mirror Broken series. Check out this amazing cover from J.K. Woodward:


Friday, 15 September 2017

Discovery bridge tour, behind the scenes, character details, and more

CBS have released a video tour of the USS Discovery bridge set, full of beauty shots of the dark and alluring new bridge. Check it out below, along with other Discovery updates (PS, you guessed it, region locked. So check out a backup if you're outside the US)



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Props, Klingon details, and other Discovery updates

CBS have released another behind the scenes Discovery video, this time giving us a look at the design of the props in the show (region locked of course...). Check that out below, plus lots of interesting new details about the Klingons in the show, and more:



Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Latest promo sees Discovery on a forest world, and other updates

CBS have released another new Discovery spot, with quite a lot of new footage (as ever, region locked, so you'll need to seek out unofficial Youtube copies outside the US)



Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Discovery title theme revealed

CBS have released a new Discovery video, this time looking at the music, composed by Jeff Russo, and in the process revealing the main theme for Discovery, which leans heavily on the TOS theme (alas, once more region locked video, so only for US viewers. UPDATE: But here it is on the Netflix Twitter):



Monday, 11 September 2017

Loads of new Discovery behind the scenes info

CBS let a gaggle of journalists tour the Discovery sets and offices recently, and now they've all started publishing their stories, revealing a myriad new details about the show. There's lot to cover, so continue below for all the latest:

First up, we have our first look at the Discovery's engineering room, complete with Wrath of Khan style isolation chamber. CBS released two images of the room full of the aforementioned visitors:


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Discovery: New promo, posters, and behind the scenes

CBS have released another Discovery promo (but this time around they've not bothered to post it on Instagram as well as Twitter, so youtube uploaded version to the rescue below for those of us outside the US):



Thursday, 7 September 2017

More Discovery clips and information

Another day another clip, two in fact, from Discovery of course. These come via another Sonequa Martin-Green TV appearance, this time on CBS This Morning. Here's the full appearance:



First Discovery clip, new stills, and more

The first clip from Discovery has been released, via Late Night With Stephen Colbert, which also had Sonequa Martin-Green (aka Michael Burnham) on as a guest. You can see the clip and interview in the following video:



Tuesday, 5 September 2017

New Discovery spot, poster, and behind the scenes

CBS have released yet another spot for Discovery, this time with a bit more new footage than most of the recent releases. Continue below to check it out, and other Discovery updates:

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

New Discovery spots revealed Klingon obelisk ship

CBS has released a couple of new short trailers for Discovery, with the latest featuring a couple of new shots of Klingon ships. Check them out below:

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Check out the Discovery's bridge in Variety

Variety's latest issue is featuring Star Trek: Discovery, and they have released their cover story online. The piece gives a brief history of how Discovery came to be, and and overview of the delays and changes in leadership. With a strictly industry/production bent it doesn't give a lot away in terms of new details, although there is mention of showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg having already mapped out a plan for a second season, and already plotting for a third!

What the piece does reveal in the most detail we've so far seen, is the bridge of the USS Discovery, thanks to a playful series of photos featuring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Issacs, and Michelle Yoeh. Check them out:


Friday, 25 August 2017

Latest Discovery promo videos

CBS have released yet more promo videos for Discovery. The latest pairing feature voices overs from Burnham and T'Kuvma giving an overview of Federation and Klingon philosophies. Continue below to check them out.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Discovery billboards, trailers, and more

The Discovery promotions department is spinning ever faster, so there's lots to see below. The latest thing they've launched into the world is a series of posters and billboards with cool new artwork featuring the saucer of the USS Discovery. Here's the up close animated version, with Burnham standing right on the saucer's edge:

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Discovery character promos

CBS have released a whole series of character promos for Discovery, each featuring the characters standing as spacey stuff and light swirls around them. Like the previous character pieces,not the entire ensemble is featured; in this collection we get Voq, T'Kumva, Tyler, Tilly, Sarek, Stamets, Lorca, Saru, Burnham, and Georgiou. Each has a little musical cue, perhaps a hint to the themes in the show? (Sarek's is especially nice) Check them all out below!

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

New Discovery spot, behind the scenes images, and season 2 plans

CBS have release a new trailer/spot for Discovery. It's mostly previously released footage, but does have a few new scenes, mainly focusing on Captain Lorca. Check it out below, along with all the other new Discovery news.

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Monday, 7 August 2017

New Discovery promos and behind the scenes images

CBS have released a series of new Discovery promos on social media over the last few days, the most recent and most interesting of which gives us a could be opening monologue, and at the very least a nice dramatic bit of dialogue:

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Star Trek Discovery publishing updates

Star Trek: Discovery is to set new standards for Star Trek tie-in fiction integration, with novels and comics launching alongside the series, co-ordinated by novelist and Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer. Befittingly, amongst all the other Discovery talk at the Star Trek las vegas convention, publishing got it's very own panel, which delivered lots of exciting news. Continue below to learn what's new:

First up, David Mack's first Discovery novel, Desperate Hours (which will be released near simultaneously with the start of the TV series), had it's cover and blurb reveal:

Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.

She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.

As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now.

Discovery Starship and Klingon design panels at Star Trek Las Vegas

The design side of Discovery got some love at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, with panels focused on creature and starship design. Continue below for the latest news and artwork from those discussions:

At the creature design panel there was of course much talk of the Klingons, and TrekMovie has excellent coverage of the panel. Neville Page outlined the brief he had from former showrunner Bryan Fuller, to give the Klingons an enriched culture and aesthetic:
The words that he used were “The Klingons are self-ware estheticians, and I want them to appear less brutish and more conscious.” He made references [to] baroque and samurai [styles] in terms of armor because there is this whole suit [Torchbearer].
Page went on to describe how he took that and ran with it, to envision a culturally diverse empire:
The empire is very big. They don’t all grow up on Kronos. They don’t all live on the same planets and certainly those different planets would have different environments. So how would the cultures have evolved differently?…We tried to come up with cultural axioms for each house so each looks different and they bear a cultural patina like our cultures do here on Earth.
But of course we are also getting a new take on the Klingons biological variations in Discovery, with so far them all appearing to be bald. Page again had put much thought into this, even designing Klingon skulls (which feature repeatedly on the Klingon apparel in the show). The designers now envision the Klingons having extra-sensory receptors running along their skull ridges and down their spines, which drove the shape of the skull and the lack of hair (to not interfere with those senses).