Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Book bits: New novels for 2021, To Lose the Earth excerpts, and more

Lots of Star Trek novels news today, including the first details of many new books coming next year, previews of the newly released Voyager novel, To Lose the Earth, and other covers and previews from the written world of Trek. Continue below for all the latest.

First up, as I reported earlier in the year, two new authors are joining the Star Trek fold, and now the first details of their books have been revealed, via an announcement on SyFy Wire. Both authors represent an effort to diversify the writing pool for Star Trek novels, and both happen to be to be set in the TV eras of their respective shows, which we've not seen for quite some time.

Specifically the TNG novel Shadows Have Offended, by Cassandra Rose Clark, is to be set in the seventh season. The book will focus on Deanna Troi, Beverly Crusher, and Worf.

A DS9 novel Revenant, by Alex R. White, doesn't have the timeline pinned down in the announcement, but set to feature Jadzia Dax and Kira Nerys, which would seem to limit it to the first six seasons.

They didn't formally announce publication dates for these yet, although Simon and Schuster have recently listed several forthcoming books, and the acronyms probably give us a clue. They are:

  • Untitled TDV(ad), a Picard novel (in hardcover), due January 2021.
  • Untitled SHO(ad), a TNG novel, due in April 2021 - Presumably this is Shadows Have Offended.
  • Untitled DTP(ad), a Discovery novel, due in May 2021.
  • Untitled OATW(ad), a TOS novel, due in June 2021.
  • Untitled STR(ad), a DS9 novel, due in July 2021 - Presumably this is Revenant.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Starfleet deltas for every era and occasion!

Are you looking for a Starfleet delta to adorn your uniform? Or maybe just a little one to discretely add some Trek to your every day? Well you've suddenly got a lot of options; Starfleet deltas from multiple eras are suddenly popping up all over the place, with both full size replicas and mini pins in abundance. Continue below to check out the latest from FanSets, QMx, and Cufflinks.com:

Off the back of successes with full sized combadges earlier in the year FanSets have now embarked on a regular series of delta releases, with future deltas due to see simultaneous releases in three formats: Either full size with a pin-back, full size with a magnetic-back, or mini sized pins.

The first design to get this full spectrum of releases is the Lower Deck's combadge, which thanks to this release we can see realised as a 3D object for the first time. All three versions are currently up for pre-order, ahead of a November release.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Discovery season three episode stills, cast photos, titles, and more

The third season of Discovery is almost here, and of course CBS have been releasing lots of promo bits and bobs to get us in the mood to jump into the the distant future. Continue below for episode stills, cast photos, and the new title sequence.

Episode one is That Hope is You, Part 1, which will focus on Burnham and the new character Book. Here's how CBS describe it:

Arriving 930 years in the future, Burnham navigates a galaxy she no longer recognizes while searching for the rest of the U.S.S. Discovery crew.

And here are some images from the episode, including in this first shot an interesting mix of new and familiar aliens:

Lower Decks canonises the Luna class USS Titan, and other series updates

Something very exciting happened in the last episode of Lower Decks, the Captain Riker's ship, the USS Titan, made its on-screen debut, a decade and a half after being named in Nemesis! To mark this historic moment CBS released a fun little social media poster featuring the ship, Riker, and Troi, who all appeared in the episode. Continue below for more on this, and other updates from Lower Decks.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Discovery season 3 trailer, clip, cast photos and more

The third season of Discovery is just a week away, and ahead of the start of the new far future adventures of the USS Discovery CBS have of course been releasing lots of promotional materials. Continue below for the latest trailer, a new clip, loads of cast photos and other art, details of the new Discovery logs social media, and more!

First up, there's a new season trailer (shared to the web by Nación Trek). Note the view outside the viewscreen at the start; new ships?

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Janeway to return in Star Trek Prodigy

Very exciting news! Captain Kathryn Janeway will soon be returning to Star Trek

As part of New York Comic Con virtual Star Trek panel, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed the casting, introducing Kate Mulgrew and the news that she will be reprising the role of the once-captain of the USS Voyager in the new Nickelodeon animated series for kids, Star Trek Prodigy. Check out this joyous moment, and Mulgrew's obvious enthusiasm to bring back one of Trek's greatest captains:

Lower Decks 1x10: No Small Parts previews, and other updates from the series

This week brings us the final episode of the first season of Lower Decks,  No Small Parts. As ever CBS have released a bunch of preview material for the new episode, and lots of new media around the previous episode too, including an awesome cinema-style poster for that movie-inspired episode. Continue below to check it all out. 

Here's the blurb for this week's episode:

The U.S.S. Cerritos encounters a familiar enemy. Tendi helps a struggling recruit find her footing.

And the trailer (also on StarTrek.com if you prefer):

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

DS9: Too Long a Sacrifice #3 covers and excerpt

Out this week is the third (and penultimate) issue(ad) of IDW's DS9 comic miniseries, Too Long a Sacrifice(ad). This time we get an Odo is joined by a new Betazoid character, giving us an interesting insight into the status of the Betazoid people in the Dominion War, and even a tie in to the novel The Battle of Betazed(ad).

The book, and series, is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by Greg Scott and colourist Felipe Sobreiro. It comes in a choice of three covers: Either the A cover(ad) by Richardo Drumond, featuring Odo in action, chasing someones down a corridor. The B cover(ad) is a photo cover, also featuring Quark and Rom. And there's also a retail incentive cover(ad), with art by JK Woodward, showing the station's investigator's on the hunt for Garak.

Continue below to check out all those covers, and a five-page preview.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Lower Decks 1x09: Crisis Point previews, and other updates from the series

This week brings us already to the penultimate episode of Lower Decks season one. The ensigns appear to be off for some holodeck shenanigans again in Crisis Point. As ever CBS have released preview images and a trailer. Continue below to check out those, plus some other Lower Decks updates. First, here's the blurb for the new episode:
Mariner repurposes Boimler’s holodeck program to cast herself as the villain in a Lower Decks style movie.
And the trailer (also on StarTrek.com if you prefer):

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Lower Decks 1x08: Veritas previews, and other updates from the series

This week brings the eighth episode of Lower Decks, Veritas. As usual CBS have released a trailer and selection of images to tease of things to come. Continue below to check out those, plus other updates from the series.

Here's the blurb and trailer for the new episode:
Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford are caught off guard when aliens force them to testify about a series of seemingly unrelated events.