Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Mirror Broken #5 preview

IDW's latest release brings to an end their current TNG mirror universe comic adventure, Mirror Broken. The fifth issue (yup, the series seems to have been cut down from the originally announced six, although it did have two bonus issues in addition to the main run) is as ever written by Scott and David Tipton, and illustrated by J.K. Woodward - This time bringing us some very impression space battles!

The book is available in three different covers, with the crew-on-the-bridge A cover by Woodward too. The B cover continues George Caltsoudas character portrait series, with Data. And there's also a retail incentive cover, this time by Rachael Stott, in which mirror-Picard seems to be punching his way through the cover itself! Continue below to check them out, plus a five page preview from the issue.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Discovery updates: Third novel announced, plus art prints, comics, pins, video game, and music updates!

Lots of different Discovery merchandise and tie-in fiction updates today, including updates from both the novel and comic lines, soundtrack news, new art prints, FanSets latest releases, and new additions to Star Trek Timeline. Continue below to check them all out.

First up, the third Discovery novel has been announced. Coming in June will be the Saru focused Fear Itself, by James Swallow. StarTrek.com released the blurb:
Lieutenant Saru is a Kelpien, a member of a prey species born on a world overrun by monstrous predators…and a being who very intimately understands the nature of fear. Challenged on all sides, he is determined to surpass his origins and succeed as a Starfleet officer aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou.

But when Saru breaks protocol in order to prove himself to his crewmates, what begins as a vital rescue mission to save a vessel in distress soon escalates out of control. Forced into a command role he may not be ready for, Saru is caught between his duty and the conflicting agendas of two antagonistic alien races.

To survive, he will need to seek a path of peace against all odds, and risk compromising the very ideals he has sworn to uphold…. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

First Discovery soundtrack on the way

CBS have announced the first soundtrack release from Star Trek: Discovery is imminent. Available digitally from the 15th of December will be Season 1, Chapter 1, comprising Jeff Russo's music from the episodes we have so far seen, and implying a second soundtrack will come later to fill in the rest of the season.

The Chapter 1 release will also be made available on both CD and vinyl in early 2018, published by Lakeshore Records - Who seem to be in the good habit of producing very attractive looking physical media, so that should be something to look forward to. Continue below to check out the cover and track list.

Quentin Tarantino pitching for next Star Trek movie

Tarantino and Abrams in 2009, via GQ
Rumour is abound that Quentin Tarantino has come up with an idea for a new Star Trek movie, and having pitched it to J.J. Abrams work is afoot to develop it. As Deadline have reported:
Sources said that Tarantino has come up with a great idea for a Star Trek movie at Paramount. After sharing his idea with JJ Abrams (who himself is busy prepping Star Wars Episode IX), I’ve heard the plan is to assemble a writers room of scribes who’ll hear Tarantino’s take and begin to put together a movie. If it all works out, Tarantino might direct it, with Abrams producing.
Presumably, if Tarantino came to Abrams with this idea, it isn't related to the previously announced fourth Kelvin timeline movie set to feature George Kirk, which Paramount went as far as as announcing the casting of (Chris Hemsworth returning) last year. That was supposed to be written by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, having a second go after their ideas for the third movie were put aside for what became Star Trek Beyond.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Latest Star Trek novel previews and hints at future books

We've got a quite time coming up for Star Trek novels, with only a couple of books on the schedule so far for next year (more on that below), but before we enter the lean months ahead the year is ending with a bumper load of releases. So continue below for preview from all the new novels and novellas released in the last week or two, and other Star Trek novels news.

The last Star Trek book from Pocket Books this year is David Mack's Fortune of War, the latest in the Titan series, and a follow up the TNG episode The Survivors, exploring the fallout from the disappearance of the Husnock. Here's an except from that book: