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Monday, 30 June 2014

2015 Star Trek books schedule starts to fill out (UPDATED)

New listings on Amazon and Simon and Schuster's digital catalogue have revealed the first third of the 2015 Star Trek novels schedule. Following Una McCormack's DS9 novel, The Missing, in January, the February book, and first release of the new publishing year, will be John Jackson Miller's TNG/Aventine novel, Takedown. There's not a blurb for this yet, but Miller did reveal some of the themes he will be touching on in the story, focusing on Riker and Picard, in a recent interview (see my previous report for details).

Pre-order (paperback): Amazon.comAmazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.frAmazon.co.jp

In March will be Savage Trade, a TOS novel by Tony Daniel. This will be Daniel's second Trek, following Devil's Bargain, last year. Here's the blurb:
The U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk is en route to the extreme edge of the Alpha Quadrant, and to a region known as the Vara Nebula. Its mission: to investigate why science outpost Zeta Gibraltar is not answering all Federation hailing messages. When the Enterprise arrives, a scan shows no life forms in the science station. Kirk leads a landing party and quickly discovers the reason for the strange silence—signs of a violent firefight are everywhere. Zeta Gibraltar has been completely raided. Yet there are no bodies and the entire roster of station personnel is missing…

April will see Uncertain Logic, the third novel in Christopher L. Bennett's Enterprise series, Rise of the Federation. If you've read the recently released second book, Tower of Babel, you'll already have an idea what one of the plots described in the following blurb will be exploring:
Years ago, Jonathan Archer and T’Pol helped unearth the true writings of Vulcan’s great philosopher Surak, bringing forth a new era of peaceful reform on Vulcan. But when their discovery is seemingly proven to be a fraud, the scandal threatens to undo a decade of progress and return power to the old, warlike regime. Admiral Archer, Captain T’Pol, and the crew of the U.S.S. Endeavour investigate with help from their Vulcan allies, but none of them suspect the identity of the real mastermind behind the conspiracy to reconquer Vulcan—or the price they will have to pay to discover the truth.

Meanwhile, when a long-forgotten technological threat re-emerges beyond the Federation’s borders, Captain Malcolm Reed of the U.S.S. Pioneer attempts to track down its origins with help from his old friend “Trip” Tucker. But they discover that other civilizations are eager to exploit this dangerous power for their own benefit, even if the Federation must pay the price!
Pre-order (paperback): Amazon.comAmazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.frAmazon.co.jp.

Finally, for now, in May, Dave Galanter will be returning (after his last book, 2009's Troublesome Minds) with another TOS novel, Crisis of Consciousness. Here's the blurb for this one:
The crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise is completing a diplomatic mission with the Maabas, an alien race with whom they’d been sent to sign a treaty. The Maabas are a peaceful people who are not native to the star system they now inhabit, but were refugees from a great war long ago. Several hundred thousand took shelter on their new planet, and have been there for thousands of years. While they have warp capability, they do not travel the stars, but seek to explore within. The Federation’s interest is in the Maabas’s great intellectual resources. Their science, while behind Federation standards in some areas, excels in others. They are highly intelligent, with unique approaches, and their philosophy is in line with that of the Federation. But just as the pact is signed, the Enterprise is attacked by an unknown ship. They manage to show enough force to keep the alien vessel at bay…but a new danger arises, as their mysterious foes are the Kenisians—a race that used to inhabit this planet thousands of years ago, and now want it back.

UPDATE: And one more, Simon and Schuster now list Dayton Ward's post-The Fall TNG novel, Armageddon's Arrow, which will be the June book. No blurb for this one, but Ward has previously described it as "a TNG story that's sort of TOS in flavor".

Continue after the jump for a round-up of the 2015 (and beyond) Star Trek prose schedule:

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Drex Files: Vulcan D’Vahl type fighter

A few days ago we had a look at Doug Drexler's concept for a 20th century Vulcan ship for the episode Carbon Creek. Alas that design wasn't used in the final episode, so I thought it would be a good time for the Drex Files in Exile to look at the design that did make it to Earth to collect T'Pol's second foremother. Here's what Doug had to say about this suitably retro looking space-age ship:
The D’Vahl exhibited a rotund penquiny quality fused with the Vulcan lander from “First Contact”, and Chesley Bonnestell’s moonship from Destination Moon. Most notably seen in “Carbon Creek”. The model was later re-used in “Storm front II” where it appeared as one of the welcoming ships in orbit of Earth and in “Kir’shara” and “Awakening”.

Continue after the jump for more views of the ship, and a look at it in action in Enterprise episodes:

Friday, 27 June 2014

TNG season 8 coming in 2015!

But alas only as a funny book. Still, that's exciting in its own right! Coming from Gallery Books in March next year (in trade paperback and ebook) will be Star Trek: The Next Generation - Warped, An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season, by Mike McMahan. The book will be based on McMahan's TNG Season 8 Twitter, as the blurb posted by StarTrek.com explains:
On Twitter, Star Trek: The Next Generation lives on for one more season in the form of @TNG_S8—a satirical eighth season that never aired! Each tweet to its more than 85,000 followers (and retweeted four times that amount) is a hilarious recap and spot-on exaggeration of one of the most beloved TV series ever aired. Now, @TNG_S8 creator Mike McMahan presents an officially licensed mockumentary-style book-length “episode guide” to Season 8. With colorful illustrations by Joel Watson of the HijiNKS ENSUE webcomic, and Jason Ho, longtime artist at Bongo Comics (publisher of the comic book versions of The Simpsons and Futurama), each “episode” contains plot descriptions, trivia, aliens new and old, set photos, and behind-the-scenes looks at the troubled production. This book will appeal to casual and obsessive fans alike, keeping the world of the show intact while hilariously exaggerating it.
McHahan also commented on his aims for the book:
I thought it would be fun to create an artifact from an alternate version of our universe: a tongue-in-cheek guide to the production of an -- admittedly silly -- season of TNG. I had a great time taking the tone of the jokes in @TNG_S8 and applying them to the expanded format of a guide, which gave me room for crazier episodes, dialogue, trivia, and plenty of Riker. I hope fans enjoy laughing with Geordi, Data, Worf and good old Barclay as much as I enjoyed writing their antics.
Continue after the jump for some samples of the tweets that inspired the book, and a look at the previous Star Trek art from the contributing artists:

Fun with Kirk and Spock preview

Due out next month from Cider Mill Press is the new Star Trek parody book, Fun with Kirk and Spock, written (by Robb Pearlman) and illustrated (by Gary Shipman) in the style of the childrens reading book, Fun with Dick and Jane. Ahead of the release StarTrek.com have posted some preview pages:


StarTrek.com also interview the author, Robb Pearlman, who's previous credits include Stuck on Star Trek, and editing the Star Trek calendar line. Pearlmann explained how he came up with the idea for the book:
I came up with the idea. I was meeting all these people at ComicCons and book and comic book stores and just in every day life who had these deep personal connections with Star Trek. How the show had gotten them through a tough time, or how they related to one character or another or even just loving a certain episode or movie. So many of these stories started in childhood, and I was really struck by the idea that Star Trek, like a beloved children's book, could be a formative force in children's lives. I thought that in their own way, Kirk and Spock were like Dick and Jane- each showed kids how to live and explore. Well, those were two great tastes that tasted great together, and I started writing little stories for my own enjoyment, just to see what I could do with the concept. A year or so later we have a book.
And also outlined what you'll find in the book:
It's a Star Trek-set parody of the classic Dick and Jane stories. So instead of seeing Spot go, we see the Enterprise going boldly, and instead of seeing Sally look at a something, a well or a turnip or whatever Sally looked at, we see Scotty look at a Jefferies tube. It’s a new, simplified, and fun look at some iconic moments and characters from The Original Series. I don’t mean to sound like marketing copy, but it’s great for fans of any age, and a totally accessible introduction for kids new to Star Trek.
And noted some of his highlights:
The show wouldn't have been the same without Bones, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, Sulu, and Chapel. Even Pike, Rand, and M’Benga are important to me, and I couldn’t leave any them out. There was too much potential in talking about Rand’s hair or Sulu’s swordsmanship. And though it took a lot of rewriting, I was really happy finding my own take on Bones’s grumpiness and classic “I’m not a blank...” line. But I have to admit that one of my favorite stories is about the Gorn. Love him or hate him, he made quite an impression in his one episode and it was a lot of fun taking my own swipe at him.
Continue after the jump for more previews of the book's art:

Trekwear: New licensees, Anovos uniforms, cuddles, and ThinkGeek creations

Need some Trek for your wardrobe? Well several new Star Trek licensees should be able to help you out, as Licensing.biz reported, CBS have signed up several new companies to make Star Trek apparel and more:
  • Brooklyn Briefcase – Martial arts apparel for the US and Canadian markets.
  • Mitch Dowd – Sleepwear, underwear, and general apparel in Australia and New Zealand.
  • NTD Apparel – Star Trek/The Big Bang Theory co-branded apparel.
  • Hunter – Gifts and novelty products. 
  • Gary Gurmukh Sales – Souvenir merchandise in Canada.
There's nothing to show from any of these companies yet. There is from another new licensee though: Canadian company, Lady Sandra, have launched a new range of blankets and other comfort makers. That includes the "cuddle wrap", a blanket with sleeves, which Lady Sandra have produced in the style of Commander Spock's uniform:


They also have a USS Enterprise cushion, using the Haynes Manual cutaway diagram, and two blankets with snaps. As best I can tell none of these are actually on sale yet.



For a much more formal look, Anovos' new TNG era Admiral uniform might be more your thing. Made to their usual high standards and fidelity to the uniforms seen onscreen, the Admiral uniform will be available in either command red, or operations yellow. To complete the look Anovos are also making new Admiral's rank pips. The uniform is currently up for pre-order, following Anovos' usual structure of offering a discount to the first to sign up. They expect to ship in December.


Continue after the jump for more views of the Admiral uniform, and the latest apparel from ThinkGeek.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Book bits: First details of Takedown, and author updates

A few bits of Trek books news for you today, starting with some new details of John Jackson Miller's forthcoming TNG/Aventine novel, Takedown. Visionary Trek's The Captain's Table recently interviewed Miller, about his recent Titan ebook, Absent Enemies, as well as discussing his Star Wars work. When it came to Takedown he gave some nice teases at what he plans to cover in the book, which he is thinking of as a naval adventure, in the style of Horatio Hornblower. Miller also revealed Riker will be using the Aventine as his flagship in his book, and will be at the heart of the story, as his new admiralship leads him to be at odds with Picard:
It does indeed feature Jean Luc Picard and Enterprise, investigating this episode that's happened, this seeming rampage that's taken place, where a number of targets have been struck (and I wont tell you whose targets or how). But he discovers in the process the involvement of Admiral Riker, who is currently on Aventine (he's transferred his flag there), which is captained by, of course, Ezri Dax. This sets up a conundrum, because Riker cannot necessarily tell Picard everything that he is supposed to be doing, because of rank and other things, and of course Picard, at the same time, has obligations to the Federation and to the peace, himself. And we wind up with a battle of wills, we wind up with a chase; because it's possible for two people to be on the same side, and not necessarily agree about the means.
You can look forward to Takedown early next year. And you can listen to more from Miller on Visionary Trek.

Meanwhile also looking to the future, Jeffrey Lang's latest blog post revealed he is currently at work planning his next Star Trek novel. He didn't give any hints at the subject, but if we're lucky it will continue the adventures of Data, following Lang's new book, The Light Fantastic, which is out any day now. If you're eager to sample that, Amazon's look inside feature now allows us a glimpse at a few pages.

Continue after the jump for more on recently released books.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Drex Files: Vulcan Speedboat

Ready for another dose of Drex Files in Exiles? This short and sweet entry looks at Doug Drexler's cool design for a Vulcan ship that didn't quite make it into the Enterprise episode Carbon Creek. As Doug explains:
I turned in a concept sketch of a Vulcan scout ship for the Enterprise episode, "Carbon Creek". That show was a favorite of mine. I found it really touching. So outside the box.

The rescue ship was described as built to go fast. I wanted it to look like it was moving, even when standing still. A sports car. It didn't get used, but I like it anyway!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Latest Star Trek stuff around the home

Time for another round up of the latest Star Trek ornaments and gadgets for use around the home. First up, Hallmark have added a fourth Christmas tree decoration to their Star Trek Keepsakes range this year. Available exclusively at Hallmark stores at the launch of this years range in July, will be a Vina figurine.

Joining Vina will be the USS Vengeance, Mr Sulu, and Spock with the Horta. You can get a good look at the others, in my previous report.

Another limited release will be coming from Bif Bang Pow, as a San Diego Comic Con exclusive. This year they will have a second set of coasters, based on Juan Ortiz's TOS retro print series. This follows the first set released at last year's Con. To face off against last year's Enterprise box, this new set comes with a Klingon D7 design.

While these are a Comic Con exclusive, Entertainment Earth are also taking pre-orders, to nab any that are left over after the event in July.


Continue after the jump for another ornament, playing cards, and these from ThinkGeek:


At last, the Into Darkness bluray release we wanted!

The Digital Bits have announced a new improved bluray release of Star Trek Into Darkness. As you might recall, when Into Darkness was released to the home video market last year the extra features were sprinkled around different retailers, with some available on extra bonus discs, some as digital download extras, and some only on X-Box's SmartGlass app (you can see a breakdown of what's where in my review of the bluray release). As this meant buying the film at least twice to get all the extra features, or not being able to at all in many parts of the world, this left something of a bitter taste in the mouths of trekkies everywhere.

After shaming Paramount's poor efforts The Digital Bits' Bill Hunt got invited to suggest a remedy, and now it's on the way. Coming in September, there will be a new four-disc bluray release of both the nuTrek films, Star Trek: The Compendium, which will contain the full suite of extras from the first nuTrek film, and everything, including all the retailer exclusives, from Into Darkness. There will also be a bit more for Into Darkness, two new featurettes, Fitting the Future (on costumes), and Property of Starfleet (on props), plus a gag reel and deleted scenes.

For Into Darkness this set will be using the IMAX version of the film, so not cropped in to widescreen, meaning more Trek on the screen (although it wont contain the 3D version so if you want that you'll need to hang on to the existing version). On top of all that Paramount are looking at arranging a discount for those of us who already bought the extras-light versions of Into Darkness.

Hunt also reminded Paramount that what we all want as well is proper bluray releases of the older Star Trek films, with directors cuts n'all. That is apparently being considered too.

Here's the box art for The Compendium. UPDATE: Higher res version via TrekMovie:


Continue after the jump for a full breakdown of this new release and comparisons of IMAX footage against the widescreen format:

Star Trek Into Iceland

Four creatives, Andrew Jason Leung, Ken Lin, Jennifer Puno, and Mike Rousseau, visited Iceland recently, and decided to make the trip a Star Trek themed landing party! The result of their mission can be seen on their website, Star Trek Into Iceland. Taking full advantage of Iceland's epic landscapes, and a few handy sci-fi-esque locations, the team have crafted a grand adventure. I've picked out a few of my favourites below, but you can see many more on their website.





Alfonso De La Torre's Into Darkness wildlife

Concept artist Alfonso De La Torre, has posted some of his work from Star Trek Into Darkness on Facebook. De La Torre worked on several creature designs to be seen on the planet Nibiru, in the opening of the film, although none of his were used in the final production.

First up we have some alien horses, which may have been used for Kirk and McCoy's get away, had Kirk not shot it. In the end the polarilla from from the first film was reused, with a different finish.


Here's a design for a smaller Nibiru native:


And finally (continuing after the jump), several concepts for the big fish that Scotty sees from the birdge window/viewscreen:

Saturday, 21 June 2014

New German audiobook, and latest Cross Cult updates

Here's some very exciting news for German audiobook fans. A new Star Trek publisher, Highscore Music, has announced it will very soon be releasing a full cast audio adaptation of the first TNG relaunch novel; Michael Jan Friedman's Death in Winter, aka Tod Im Winter. And when I say full cast it's no exaggeration, on their Facebook page they list over forty actors involved, with almost every character in the book getting a unique voice! Those actors include the German dub voices of all the main TNG characters in the book too!

The book is being split into eight episodes, which will be available to download from Amazon.de and iTunes from the end of the month. There don't appear to be plans to release as a CD, nor details of other titles to come, yet. Thanks to Jens Deffner (of UnrealitySF) and Christian Freitag for sending news of this my way.

The more established German Trek publisher, Cross Cult, also has something new. Having recently revealed, on their Facebook page, their covers for Kirsten Beyer's Voyager relaunch books Projekt Full Circle (Full Circle) and Unwürdig (Unworthy).


These square designs will most likely sit above a title block for the final covers (following the precedent of the other Voyager books from Cross Cult). Featured on the covers, along with Tom and B'Elanna, are Cross Cult's rendition of the refit USS Voyager, and Mark Rademaker's USS Planck (from the 2012 Ships of the Line calendar). While the rest of Rademaker's fleet designs appear less prominently in little stacks of ships on either cover. These books are due in October this year and March 2015.

Continue after the jump for more Cross Cult news:

Thursday, 19 June 2014

IDW's September Star Trek comics

Previews have posted IDW's solicitations for September, which include two new comics, and two omnibuses. Details below (omnibuses after the jump):

Star Trek (nuTrek ongoing) #37: The Q Gambit, Part 3
Written by Mike Johnson, with art and cover Tony Shasteen, or a photo-cover.
The STAR TREK event of the year continues here, in part 3 of "The Q Gambit"! Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise find themselves decades in the future thanks to the mischievous Q. The galaxy has changed beyond recognition... and nowhere more so than on Earth itself! Don't miss this all-new adventure produced in association with STAR TREK screenwriter/producer Roberto Orci!

Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay #4
Written by Harlan Ellison, and Scott and David Tipton, with art by J. K. Woodward, and covers by Juan Ortiz and Paul Shipper.
Harlan Ellison's Hugo- and WGA Award-winning teleplay adaptation continues! As Kirk and Spock bide their time in 1930s New York, Kirk finds himself doing the unthinkable - falling in love with a woman of the past! And all the while, a murderer from their own era draws ever closer, threatening to alter the very fabric of history! Harlan Ellison's Hugo and WGA Award-winning teleplay, visualized for the first time! 

Infinite Space music

Remember a couple of years ago we nearly got another online Star Trek game, Infinite Space? Well, the game got cancelled, but it left a legacy of cool ship designs (which you can oggle in my previous coverage of the game), and now, music! Composer Chris Huelsbeck has now released an eighteen track album of the music he created for the game. You can listen to some samples here:



Updates from the DST shipyards

Diamond Select Toys have announced their San Diego Comic Con exclusives, which include one Star Trek ship, a battle damaged version of the USS Excelsior, with damage from the battle at the end of The Undiscovered Country. There will be just one hundred of these available.


Coming back into production from DST regular releases is their reissue of the Wrath of Khan USS Enterprise. The DST YouTube channel posted a video demonstrating the light and sound features on the new release:



Finally, DST have posted another Star Trek Q and A, and once again deflected answered on what their next ship will be, but again seem to give a nod and a wink to the possibility of the USS Defiant. When asked about the possibility of the Defiant and runabouts coming soon they answered cryptically "I would not use the word “soon.”". They also seemed to rule out doing Deep Space 9 at all, stated they have no plans do to Phoenix, but still consider Voyager, a D7, and Romulan warbird as possibilities for future ships. Also mentioned was the NX-01, which DST are starting to consider for a reissue, if they conclude there is enough interest.

Star Trek 3 confirmed for 2016

It seemed a pretty obvious target, with 2016 being the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek, and falling a comfortable three years after Into Darkness, but it has now been confirmed: The third nuTrek movie will be released in 2016. This news came along with the announcement of sequels in other franchises from a Paramount presentation at the CineEurope convention, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. That was all that was reported about Star Trek, but we do know a little more already.

There are some big changes in the creative team to the next nuTrek movie. With J.J. Abrams busy doing Star Wars he will be stepping back from directing this instalment, but will still be involved as a producer. While it has not been officially confirmed yet, Variety have reported with some certainty that Roberto Orci will be stepping up to direct, the first time he will take on the roll after being well established writer and producer on the previous Star Trek films and many others (including the Transformers and Spiderman franchises).

Orci will also be continuing as one of the writers, but his usual writing partner, Alex Kurtzman, will not be involved this time, as the partnership is splitting to allow both to pursue directorial roles (as reported by The Hollywood Reporter). Two new writers, J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, will be filling out the writing team. Both are new comers, and Star Trek looks likely to be their first produced script. In an interview with Morman Artist Payne revealed a little about the history of the writing partnership, who have been working together since high school, and have several projects on the go with Bad Robot. At the LDS Film Festival Payne also talked about his work, and Star Trek in particular. The full video of that is no longer online, but fortunately TrekCore nabbed the key moments before it went down (here and here), in which Payne reveals an exploration focus and moral dilemma to face the crew:
The sense we have is, that it's really been teed up to really do the boldly going. We had the origin story, we had the darker grittier man-hunt Star Trek, but this one we really want to get back to the sense of exploration and wonder, that optimistic sense of the future that Star Trek has always had at its core.
We're trying to set up a kind of situation where you really could -- and not in just an everything's relative sort of moral relativism - you could be a good person of any creed or philosophical background and come down on both sides of how you should respond to this opportunity that the crew has.... that also has some pitfalls to it. Where you could argue very, very, very compellingly that this is what you should do, and if you're advocating this then it's actually evil.

It's sort of the Adam and Eve thing, where should we eat the fruit or not eat the fruit? Well, there are some very compelling reasons why they should and why they shouldn't. So, similar kinds of things here that really give the whole movie and opportunity to sort of play with that, and have people come down on different side and wrestle with it; then come to an ending where you can walk out and say, "You know, I don't know what I would do".

Starships Collection's Jem'Hadar, Nausicaan, and more

Due out in September and October (in the UK, with the rest of the world to follow) are the twenty-ninth and thirtieth issues of The Official Starships Collection, the Jem'Hadar bug, and Nausicaan fighter. Entertainment Earth now have listings up for these, giving us the first looks at the models:


There have also been several previews recently for more imminent ships, continue after the jump for a look at those:

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Star Trek Uglydolls

Pretty Ugly have announced a new licensing deal to bring Star Trek to their Uglydoll brand. Built upon a myriad of quirky characters the Uglydolls range includes plushes, keychains, books, and all manner of other toys, and apparel.

So far StarTrek.com have revealed how the Uglydoll characters will be transformed into TOS versions of themselves: Wave as Captain Kirk, Ox as Spock, Ice-Bat as Scotty, Babo as Doctor McCoy, and Tray as Uhura. The sixth character bellow was posted by Toysrevil, and I believe is the Uglydoll character Jeero, possibly as Sulu.



Star Trek wont be the first licensed variation of the Uglydolls, they already do DC Comics, Universal Monsters, KISS, and Hello Kitty. Based on those properties, I would anticipate we will see at the very least plushes and keychains of these new Star Trek versions. Indeed plush versions of the first five characters have already been seen on display at the Las Vegas Licensing Expo (again via Toysrevil):


Holmes and Watson head to Comic Con

Entertainment Earth and Bif Bang Pow have announced their Star Trek exclusive for the San Diego Comic Con. Data and Geordi bobble-heads will be available, modelled on their appearances as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson from Elementary, Dear Data. The bases incorporate both the holodeck grid, and the London setting of the Holmes program.


These will be limited to 1500 pieces which will first be offered at Comic Con in July. If they don't sell out, Entertainment Earth will then be shipping the remainders to those who order online.

New online game set to explore Fluidic Space

A new online Star Trek game has been announced by developer NGames. Seemingly titled simply, Star Trek (for now at least), the new game is set to take players into Fluidic Space, playing as either Federation or Klingon forces at odds with each other while both also fend off Species 8472. Tthirteen1 reported details so far announced by NGames, including this summary of the game's setup:
Ever since the USS Voyager returned and told tales of Fluidic Space, the Federation has tried and failed to return. All efforts were in vain, until an unexpected turn of events – a Galaxy-class explorer ship suddenly received a short message, informing them they were originally drew into Fluidic Space by an unstable wormhole. Better yet, the ship sending the message has built an outpost and stumbled upon a crystal of unlimited potential power.

Armed with the knowledge of how to enter Fluidic Space, the Federation immediately sent a reinforcement fleet filled with supplies, top researchers and trained combat forces to retrieve the ship. However the Klingons intercepted the Federation’s information and sent ships of their own, sneaking into the wormhole entrance as it opened.

The Federation and Klingons soon came face-to-face in Fluidic Space, sparking constant conflicts throughout exploration. As a result, war is on the verge of breaking out.

Even worse, a terrifying enemy is quietly lurking deep in Fludic Space, watching the Federation and Klingons – Species 8472, waiting for the perfect time to pounce on their new enemies with deadly force…
The game is to be hosted on Game321.com, who already have a collection of browser based and mobile games available. The new Star Trek game will be a strategy game (sounding not dissimilar to my all time favourite, Star Trek: Armada), with a focus on base and fleet building, exploration, technological development, and starship combat. As NGame describes:
True to Star Trek, players build a variety of starships and create immense fleets to take into battle. Constitution-class, Defiant-class, the Bird of Prey and D7 starships are all available, as well as unprecedented super starships created with the help of brand new technologies. Fleets are essential for exploring deep space, defeating weird and wonderful monsters, attacking enemy planets and intercepting plunder ships. A good starship captain is a must!
Who knows what secrets will be discovered while exploring Fluidic Space. Whatever they may be, Species 8472 is determined to ensure nobody ever finds them!