Saturday 29 November 2008

Early Voyages omnibus!

I was just having a wonder around Amazon (UK) and stumbled on some very exciting news. It appears that next May IDW will be publishing an omnibus book of Early Voyages comics, the entire series in one 436 page piece of amazingness. WOW!

Even though I already own the entire series, and the DVD comic collection with them on, I think I'll still be tempted to get this, Early Voyages is Star Trek comics gold.

Amazon page: link.

Details on the Kelvin, via Intel...

Intel's tie-in website with the new movie has been updated with an interactive spinning model sort-of-thing of the USS Kelvin, which has various little details you can look at to get technical specs.

The text descriptions seem nice and loyal to Trek-tech lore, though reveal some curious details about the arrangement of the ship. The top section, with the deflector at the front, appears to be mainly a huge shuttle bay, while the lower section is the warp nacelle, though from the description might be the entire warp engine: "The Kelvin has a single warp nacelle housing the ship's warp drive engine. Two rows of massive semi-circular warp-field coils produce a powerful subspace field that bends space around the ship, allowing for faster than light travel." So some sort of engineering section-warp nacelle hybrid?

The pop-up menu's also give as a look at crew, in their pre-TOS uniforms, which like the new main-TOS era uniforms seem to have remained reasonably loyal to the original Pike-era uniforms but with a contemporary twist.

Check out the Kelvin section of the site to explore the rest of the details of the ship.

New Star Trek Online images

The Star Trek Online website has been updated with some new pictures, like these:

A third one can be found, here.

Monday 24 November 2008

Star Trek will be huge, IMAXly huge! have reported the new movie will get simultaneous release in IMAX cinemas. They don't know if it will get any special IMAX stuff other than being HUGE, but it's exciting none the less!

Countdown covers and tidbits

Chris Ryall has unveiled the cover art for Countdown, in the form of promotional artwork which combines the four covers into a single image, in the style of the earlier teaser posters:

No new details per-say, but the covers give us some things: Nero appears to not have his tattoo yet, top right looks like Data to me, which is interesting (might some part of this take place pre-Nemesis?), and we've also got Spock and Picard there. Excitings.

Sunday 23 November 2008

Pilot Sulu...

The Art Asylum blog has, in as little detail as possible, announced a variant figure of Sulu, as he appeared in Where No man Has Gone Before, is in the works. No details on when or if it's part of anything else, but there is a picture:

Saturday 22 November 2008

More new movie posters

Paramount have released a couple more of their dark character posters for the new movie, this time featuring Nero and Uhura:

Apparently their are hidden wallpaper versions of these somewhere on the official website.

IDW February

Comic News i and others have posted IDW's solicitations for February next year, which include two Star Trek comics, an omnibus and the first look at J.K. Woodward's cover for the forth issue of the The Last Generation miniseries:

The Last Generation #4
In an alternate timeline in which the Klingons have conquered Earth, Jean-Luc Picard leads a dire struggle against the brutal grip of the Empire's iron fist. But a daring assault against the Terran Warlord's flagship leaves the rebellion with its most devastating loss yet, while the Klingon warlord Worf himself faces off against his hunted, mortal enemy: Hikaru Sulu.

Countdown #2
STAR TREK makes a triumphant return to the big screen this summer, but your first look at the upcoming blockbuster can only be found in this exclusive comics tie-in presented by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman! The origin of the villainous Nero continues here as tensions between the Romulan and Vucan empires reach a breaking point, with the fate of the universe hanging in the balance!

Mirror Images omnibus
In the "Mirror, Mirror" episode Star Trek: The Original Series, an evil Kirk commanded the I.S.S. Enterprise for the Terran Empire. But how did he rise to power, in a universe where treachery is rewarded as much as accomplishment? In Mirror Images, witness Mirror-Kirk's efforts to unseat Captain Pike and seize command.

Friday 21 November 2008

New movie toys have reported on what toys will make up the first wave of releases by Playmates to go along with the new movie.

The assortment includes; Model of the Enterprise and Nero's ship, which is apparently called the Narada; Action figures at 3.75, 6 and 12 inch scales; Playsets of the bridge and transporter room to accompany the smallest scale figures; Props, including a communicator, phaser, tricorder and utility belt; Walkie-talkies; And a "phaser tag" game.

See TrekMovie's report for full details.

Monday 17 November 2008

Voyage Home figures

As reported by, Diamond Select Toys are to produce another (Kirk and Spock) action figure two-pack, this time featuring the pair as they appeared in the film with the whales:

See the original report for more on DST two-packs, a review of recent DST busts, and a bit on the new tribbles, like this video:

New movie trailer

The first proper trailer for the new movie has been released, and is muchly exciting! Go watch it, here. The official site has also been updated with a new corridors of the Enterprise in motion thing going on.

And as that trailer was Fast, I couldn’t resist a bit of screencaping, check out the pretties:
The Enterprise, born on Earth
Vulcan, looking amazing
Sarak and Amanda I assumeA new starbaseAnd a prettiful new warp effectSpock and KirkMcCoy, looking a little crazyAnd Uhura, who seems to be hotAnd finally, what I assume is Nero's ship.
Doesn't the Enterprise look reassuringly better from these new angles, fewth!

Thursday 13 November 2008

Troublesome Minds cover

Pocket Books have released, via TrekWeb, the Cliff Nielson's cover for next year's TOS novel by David Galanter, Troublesome Minds:

New details on new Borg figures

The latest post at Art Asylum's blog gives some new details on the forthcoming wave of Borg action figures. There seem to have been some changes to the line with no mention of the Borg Queen and two new figures being added. The wave now consists of "the Half Borg, Borg Drone, 7 of 9 Borg and a 7 of 9 Borg exclusive".

Star Trek Online: 2381

The Star Trek Online website has been updated with the next year of their timeline leading up to the setting of the game. Like the previous year this timeline is a curious mix of elements from the novelverse continuity, jumbled up and reordered at bit with new original ideas.

Highlights of Star Trek Online's 2381 include: A busy year in Romulan space the Star Empire fractures, with tensions rising between the Romulans and Remans and the formation of the Imperial Romulan State; Bajor leading a coalition of planets to push for Cardassian war criminals from the occupation and Dominion War to be brought to justice; Jean-Luc Picard being appointed to lead Federation efforts to prepare for an expected increase in Borg activity, and recruiting Seven of Nine to develop technology brought back by Voyager to that end; And the launch of the Stargazer-A, the first of a new class of exploration starships.

Read the whole entry, here.

Five pages of Mirror Images five

On his blog, Chris Ryall has released a five-page preview for this weeks new release, the fifth and final issue of the Mirror Images miniseries:

Bluray rumours

The Digital Bits and have reported that the first Star Trek bluray releases are on the way; In the form of a collection containing the first six TOS movies to coincide with the release of the new movie. Disappointingly The Motion Picture will apparently be the original version as the new effects for the newer directors cut haven't been remade for HD (yet).

New movie stuffs

Well the first trailer of the new movie is due very soon, and leading up to that more images are being released, including the first look at the new Enterprise design:

Which was released at, along with a little into interview with J.J. Abrams. I think the design is mostly ok (I especially like the new deflector), but I wish the engineering hull wasn't jutting forward so much...

The first proper posters (rather than convention ones) have also been released, and look like this:

As reported by, the new posters are also available as wallpapers on the official site.

Saturday 8 November 2008

Crew number two

On his forums John Byrne has posted the first look at an interior page from the second issue of his Crew miniseries:

You can also see the next step back in the making of this page at the original post, here.

Sunday 2 November 2008

Assignment: Earth omnibus cover

On his forums John Byrne has revealed his new artwork for the omnibus edition of the Assignment: Earth miniseries (due out in December). Much cooler than the usual re-use a cover from one of the issues trick me thinks:

Saturday 1 November 2008

Crew cover

Chris Ryall has released the cover and solicitation blurb for the first issue of John Byrne's TOS prequel series Crew:

Eight years before "The Cage,” the young woman who would become the Starship Enterprise's "most experienced officer" was a lowly cadet assigned to the shakedown cruise of an uncommissioned starship. But that supposedly pedestrian mission may prove the most dangerous of her life.

Meanwhile on John Byrne's forums the writer and artist has been discussing the structure of the series a little: "We're probably going to do the ship-as-frame motif for the whole series, since issues 2 & 3 deal with ships that are not Constitution Class, and so will allow some variety." Byrne is apparently still considering adding a forth ship in for the forth issue to push back the return of the Constitution class to the fifth issue of the series.

Elsewhere on those same forums Byrne has been discussing his plans for the next stage in his Romulans saga. On the number of issues: "Probably three. There will be three principle groups represented, so I am currently thinking the "chapters" will present events from each perspective in turn."
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