Sunday, 26 September 2021

The Mirror War: Data comic covers, blurb, and art teases

IDW's TNG mirror universe comic series The Mirror War(ad) is due to get its first character focused one shot in Data(ad), details of which have been announced in IDW's latest round of solicitations. Taking a break from the main eight-issue run, December will bring the first of four one-shot side-steps in the year long comic event. The Mirror War: Data takes on a different creative team to the core series, with Celeste Bronfman writing and Roberta Ingranata providing artwork. Here's the blurb for the book:

The spotlight turns to Data in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation! Expand upon the world of The Mirror War!

 Data and Barclay’s relationship has been strained since Barclay returned from the Prime universe. When Barclay becomes preoccupied with revenge, Data determines to help him right past wrongs so that the human can return to peak operating efficiency. Can the two put aside their differences and work together?

The comic will be offered in three covers, all featuring Data and Barclay. There's the A cover(ad), also by Roberta Ingranata, the B cover(ad) by Ejiwa "Edge" Ebenebe, or a more elusive retail incentive cover by Tom Ralston. Continue below to check them all out.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: Where Pleasant Fountains Lie previews, and The Spy Humongous extra content

This week brings us episode seven of Lower Decks season two, Where Pleasant Fountains Lie. As usual Paramount+ have released some previews for the episode, plus lots of fun social media extra content based on last week's episodes. Continue below to check out that, the latest weekly T-shirt, and more in this latest Lower Decks round-up.

Here's the blurb and trailer for Where Pleasant Fountains Lie:

Mariner & Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Mego's latest one-week Topps exclusives are TNG Worf and the Borg Queen

Mego's releases of action figures via Topps has returned to Star Trek once more this week, with two TNG characters available to order; Worf and the Borg Queen. Continue below to check them out, plus some other Mego-Trek updates.

For a few weeks now Mego have been offering up exclusive action figures via Topps, each week two new characters are available to pre-order for one week only, and so long as enough orders come in, they subsequently go into production and should arrive a few months later. With this week's TNG selection, fully half of the figures so far offered have been Star Trek releases! With TOS and DS9 characters offered previously, so far Star Trek characters have been coming every other week!

For the TNG assortment we have TV-era Worf, who has been quite splendidly rendered in the Mego style:

Friday, 17 September 2021

Year Five #24 covers, preview pages, and artwork

This week the Star Trek: Year Five(ad) comic series brings two-years of story-telling to and end with the final part of it's three-part finale, in issue 24(ad) of the series. This issue pulls together the threads of Bright Eyes and the Tholians, Gary Seven, and the crew of the Enterprise, with a healthy dollop of creative time travel. Brought to us by writers Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly, artist Silvia Califano and Elisabetta D'Amico, and colourist Charlie Kirchoff.

The book is offered in two different covers, either the main cover(ad) by Stephen Thompson featuring Captain Kirk and Gary Seven, or the rarer retail incentive cover(ad) J.J. Lendl, which is a travel poster style design advertising a visit to the Federation Council. Continue below to check out both covers, preview pages, behind the scenes art, and a new cover for the forthcoming epilogue issue.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: The Spy Humongous previews, and An Embarrassment of Dooplers extra content

This week we get a lot more Pakled action in the latest Lower Decks episode, The Spy Humongous. As ever Paramount+ have released previews for the episode, and some behind the scenes and fun extras related to last week's episode. Continue below to check out the latest Lower Decks updates.

First up here's the blurb and trailer for The Spy Humongous (also on StarTrek.com if you prefer to Instagram)

Anomaly consolidation day on the U.S.S. Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

The Mirror War #0 comic preview, plus behind the scenes art and new cover

This past week brought the launch of the new TNG mirror universe comic, The Mirror War(ad), with issue #0(ad) setting the scene before an eight-part series, and four character-focusesd one-shots carry on this mirror epic for most of the next year!

This first book in the series is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by Carlos Nieto, and colours by DC Alonso. It is offered in three different covers, with the A-cover(ad) also by Nieto featuring a flag waving Picard and crew. The B-cover(ad), more tightly focused on Picard and Data, is by Ejiwa "Edge" Ebenebe. The final cover by Tom Ralston, is a rarer retail incentive variant(ad), and also features Picard and Data, with a space battle to one side. Continue below to check them all out, plus a five-page preview from this book, some behind the scenes art from the series, and a new cover for a future issue too!

Friday, 10 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: An Embarrassment of Dooplers previews, and Mugato, Gumato extra content

This week brings us mid-way through Lower Decks season two, with episode five, An Embarrassment of Dooplers, out now. As usual Paramount+ have released some images and video to preview, plus a bunch of extra content reflecting on last week's episode. Continue below for the latest Lower Decks round-up.

Here's the blurb and trailer for An Embarrassment of Dooplers:
Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Star Trek Day brings trailers, release dates, casting updates and more for SNW, Picard, Discovery, Prodigy, and Lower Decks

At today's Star Trek Day event Paramount+ announced lots and lots of new Star Trek TV news (and a little movie update too even), including very exciting casting/character news from Strange New Worlds, an exhilarating new trailer and keyart for Prodigy, plus a new trailers for both Picard and Lower Decks too, a release date for the next season of Discovery, a tease for the Starfleet Academy series, and a little preview from the remastered edition of The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition. Continue below to check out all the news!

First up let's look at Strange New Worlds, with the exciting news of the extended cast beyond Captain Pike, Number One (whose full name we now know is Una Chin-Riley), and Spock. Here's a little casting announcement video:


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Eaglemoss reveal XL USS Cerritos, Voyager ships and station, latest Picard Romulan ship, and alien shuttlecraft!

Eaglemoss: Hero Collector's shipyards are evidently got a new delivery of Synth workers recently, as they are really pumping out new model ships at the moment! The latest announcements include the first Lower Decks ship from Eaglemoss, several Voyager releases in their special and bonus lines, the latest issue of the Universe collection, and a new alien-themed shuttlecraft set! Continue below to check them all out, plus the latest updates from Build the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

So first up announced today on StarTrek.com we have our first look at the forthcoming XL edition of the USS Cerritos. What a handsome lady!

Mego's first DS9 action figures, available for one week only!

Mego recently began a new partnership with Topps where they offer new action figures every week for a limited one-week pre-order window. They already offered a couple of TOS characters as part of this, two weeks ago, and now on just their fourth week doing this, they're offering two more Star Trek characters already, notably marking Mego's first ever releases based on Deep Space Nine.

Available to order now are Captain Sisko and Quark. So long as enough orders come in, they will go into production shortly after the pre-order window closes at the end of the week, with delivery expected a few months later. Note the images below are of prototypes, so may not reflect the final product exactly.

Sisko comes in his earlier season uniform, and equipped with a Starfleet phaser:

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