Friday 28 September 2007

The Man Trap have updated their remastered comparison gallery with a great new establishing shot of M-113 from the forthcoming episode "The Man Trap".

Tuesday 18 September 2007

Prose updates from Voyages of Imagination

Jeff Ayers has updated his Voyages of Imagination website with the cover for the forthcoming DS9 omnibus "These Haunted Seas", which features all new artwork by Cliff Nielsen, including the first ever depictions of Ruriko Tenmei and Shathrissia zh'Cheen :

He has also announced the titles of the Myriad Universes volumes and contributing authors, which are as follows:

-Infinity's Prism, featuring novels by
Christopher L. Bennett, William Leisner and James Swallow.

-Echoes and Refractions, featuring novels by Keith R.A. DeCandido, Chris Roberson and Geoff Trowbridge.

IDW September previews

IDW have updates their previews page with five-page previews from Year Four #3 and Alien Spotlight: Gorn. You can find them here.

The preview includes the final covers for the issues, including these new retail incentive covers:Year Four #3 is out next week, the Gorn issue on October 10.

Saturday 15 September 2007

IDW December solicitations

IDW have announced their solicitations for December, including new covers for the Year Four issue:

Year Four Issue 6:
As Kirk and the crew investigate the disappearance of the USS Pasteur, a trail of debris leads the USS Enterprise to an automated facility on a lifeless, desert planet in the Gobi system. A landing party finds robotic nannies caring for a computer-controlled nursery of alien babies—which Dr. McCoy's analysis proves to be the final survivors of the planet's dead civilization. But when an ensign disappears, and clues of the Pasteur's fate uncover the facility's startling secret, the computer reveals it maternal instincts—using its awesome power to defend its children—endangering the Enterprise, and forcing Kirk and the landing party to fight for their lives.

Alien Spotlight: Orions:
“The female of the species is deadlier than the male"—a statement that was never more true than in the case of the Orion Animal Women, infamous from the very first episode of STAR TREK, "The Cage"! It's a fact Fleet Captain Christopher Pike will soon discover, as he's caught up in a web of intergalactic criminal intrigue. Can Pike trust the beautiful Orion slave girl—and can he trust himself around her?

The final Year Four doesn't sound hugely exciting to me, but Orions and Chris Pike, written by the Tiptons, that's something to look forward too!

Terok Nor cover art

Voyages of Imagination has released the combined artwork for the Terok Nor trilogy coming next year:

Thursday 13 September 2007

More from the Galileo Seven

It seems CBS are pushing the first episode of the second "season" of TOS, previews for the episode "The Galileo Seven" are popping up all over the place. In addition to the images they already had up now have a video preview.

Trekmovie have three different images to add in their article on the episode:

And ain't it cool news have another two in their preview:

Alien Spotlight covers have themselves an exclusive batch of covers for IDW's Alien Spotlight comic miniseries. Their article includes these new covers for issues of the series:

For all the covers (two of witch are none finalised sketches, and not yet including the Zach Howard cover for the Romulan issue) see the article on TrekMovie.

Wednesday 12 September 2007

The Sky's The Limit previews

A couple of stories from the forthcoming TNG short story anthology The Sky's The Limit are swimming about the net.

You can find James Swallow's "Ordinary Days" here, at

And Michael Schuster and Steve Mollmann's "Meet With Triumph and Disaster" here, at

IDW bits

A few new bits from IDW. In addition to Gordon Purcell doing the artwork for the third issue of Year Four and Australian pair of artistic brothers, Rob & Joe Sharp, will be doing issue four. The final two issues will once again be done be Steve Conley. The Sharp brother put up this preview on their website:And from the Alien Spotlight series, Trekweb have an exclusive (and low resolution...) preview of the Romulan issue, four inked pages, here's my favourite, a TOS Romulan Bird-of-Prey in spacedock:

See the rest here. From the content of this preview, I'm thinking this is a prequel to the episode "Balance of Terror".

Tuesday 11 September 2007

The Galileo Seven remastered have updated their remastered comparison gallery with four new shots from the forthcoming episode "The Galileo Seven".

Thursday 6 September 2007

Blood Will Tell #5 & Year Four #2 review

This week saw two new comics from IDW, the final part of the excellent Blood Will Tell series and part two of Year Four. I'm very pleased to say I loved both of them!

The final issue of Blood Will Tell was a fabulous end to a wonderful series. A most satisfying conclusion to the story of Kahnrah and K'ahlynn, superbly woven into the story of The Undiscovered Country. And a really cool levitating train to boot! Bring on more Tiptons I say!

Mr Tischman is really starting to shine in Year Four, it still suffers from the "Star Trek: Lite" problem, but the story all made sense, didn't jump all over the place and made a most excellent parallel to the current US/Iraq/oil/insurgency situations. As the last issue sort of dealt with genetic engineering and there's one coming up about reality TV I'm getting the feeling IDW are really going for the TOS take on current issues thing - Which I think is a wonderful idea, this issue really shone for doing that.

And an interesting note in the advert for the next issue; Trek comics veteran Gordon Purcell will be doing the art for that issue, cool!

Just one complaint really: No titles again! dear dear dear.

Wednesday 5 September 2007

Diamond Select Toys have announced a new exclusive figure for sale from New Force Comics and Suncoast/F.Y.E. It's a season one Riker figure in his bridge chair (to join to Picard figure in chair, I wonder if they'll do Troi as well...)

Original press release here.

Tuesday 4 September 2007

All Change for Alien Spotlights

In a recent press release by IDW on the forthcoming Alien Spotlight series a number of changes to the creative teams were announced:

-The Vulcan issue will now be written by James Patrick instead of Rick Remender
-The Orion issue will be written by the Tiptons rather than Dan Taylor, with art by Elena Cassagrande
-The Borg issue will be written by Andrew Steven Harris rather than Steve Niles with art by Sean Murphy

The release order has also be rearranged, monthly from this month the issues will be:

I asked about the changes on IDW's forums and the new editor Andrew Steven Harris got back with a generous reply (which you can read here) in which changes in the writers commitment were cited. Within that reply he implied a second series of Alien Spotlights is on the horizon with Dan Taylor pencilled in to write an issue.

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