Monday 29 February 2016

Trek-lit editor Margaret Clark details latest books

Whenever Margaret Clark joins one of the Star Trek books podcasts we can be sure of hearing plenty of new news about forthcoming titles, and be certain to have an entertaining listen thanks to her joyful and playful character. So when I noticed Visionary Trek's latest episode of The Captain Table had her on as a guest I clicked over to listen straight away! As ever, I was not disappointed! Clark discussed all kinds of Trek books stuff (and a bit of TV too) including new titles and details of several forthcoming books. Continue below for a few highlights, but be sure to listen to the full podcast for a whole lot more!

Coming in the last three months of this year is John Jackson Miller's new trilogy, Prey, which has been previously announced as a TNG book featuring the Klingons. Well now Clark tells us there's much more to it, as Prey is the next big 24th century crossover:
We have the Titan being recalled from their mission, we have the Enterprise-E, there's some involvement with some Deep Space Nine characters. So it is a Star Trek: All series; if you can do a three book series, you should be able to take out all the pieces, including the sharp knives, and play with them all.

Since it is the fiftieth anniversary, Captain Kirk makes a guest starring appearance in one of the books.

More details of the Battle of Wolf 359 ships revealed

A couple of months ago Star Trek production artist Rick Sternbach shared a few photos of the rarely seen miniatures of the ships seen wrecked following the Battle of Wolf 359 in TNG's The Best of Both Worlds. These ships are barely more than blobs in the episode, and better yet these photos show them before they were distressed with battle damaged, letting us scrutinise the unique designs like never before. And now Rick has posted even more! Continue below to have another good look at those little known ships.

Perhaps the most interesting thing revealed in these latest photos is the underside of the Springfield class USS Chekov. I can't say I love this ship from the top, but from the bottom it's pretty cool, and pleasingly reminiscent of the Oberth class.

First tease of new Star Trek: Ascendancy game

At the recent New York Toy Fair Gale Force Nine finally had a preview of their forthcoming Star Trek board game, which will be titled Star Trek: Ascendancy. Board Game Geek shared the photo to the side, of a banner that was on display.

Gale Force Nine tell me they will be ready to share much more information some time in the next few weeks. For now we can get a good feel for the game already though, from this new artwork, and an interview Board Game Geek took at their own convention late last year. The game will be expandable, and feature a big map building system, and little model ships.

The starting pack appears to include the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans, with other Star Trek species/governments will be released as expansion packs - The Ferengi and Cardassians appear on the artwork.

You can hear a few more details in the interview video below:

First tiny hints about the new Star Trek TV series

A few days ago TOS movie era writer and director Nicholas Meyer was announced as having joined the new Star Trek TV series as a writer and producer. Den of Geek have now posted an interview with him, giving the first tiny hints at the influences on the new Star Trek series, with perhaps the most interesting note that The Undiscovered Country (the best TOS movie, sorry Khan fans) has been picked out as particularly influential:
The one thing I can relate to you is that The Undiscovered Country—according to Bryan [Fuller]—is a real sort of taking off point, or touchstone for how I guess he’s thinking about the direction of the new show. I don’t want to be misquoted and I don’t want to misquote him, but he’s fond of that film. Let’s put it that way.
That answer came off of being asked about the politics of Trek, in reference to both The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country. So while there are many different things you could take a direction from The Undiscovered Country, I certainly wouldn't mind a sharp commentary on the current state of global politics (or environmental issues for that matter).

Meyer was also clear to point out this will be a new sort of Star Trek:

Trek Talks details announced

A little while ago CBS announced many of their 50th anniversary events, including what sounds like one of the highlights of the year to me, the Trek Talks program. Now have announced more details.

With a nod to TED Talks, Trek Talks will delivery a wide range of lectures, presented by academics, experts, or influentials, discussing a myriad of subjects Star Trek has commented on and inspired, to bring together the fictional universe with real world science, culture, technology and social commentary. The talks will run for a year, starting from this July.

Much as I love pretty starships and the like, what makes Star Trek matter is its philosophies and inspiration commentary on just about every aspect of our society. So I'm really glad CBS want to dig deep into the wealth of ideas as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

The talks will be supported by CBS in terms of providing imagery and footage, but for the most part will be arranged by which ever organisations wish to host them, with CBS angling for educational, entertainment, science, and other venues to take part. CBS have pre-approved a wide range of themes, but are also open to venues coming up with their own take on a Trek Talk. Those suggested are:

Friday 26 February 2016

Nicholas Meyer joins the new Star Trek TV series writing team

Were you happy when just a couple of weeks ago we learnt that Star Trek alumni and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller had signed up as the showrunner of the new Star Trek TV series? Well be happy some more, as it seems he has also signed up no less than Nicholas Meyer as  a writer and consulting producer for the series.

Meyer is one of the biggest names in Star Trek production history, having essentially relaunched the series, along with writer/producer Harve Bennett, when he directed The Wrath of Khan (which uncredited he largely rewrote too). He later wrote both The Voyage Home and The Undiscovered Country, the latter he directed too. So basically he made all the good TOS movies!

Bryan Fuller had this to say in a statement posted by
Nicholas Meyer chased Kirk and Khan 'round the Mutara Nebula and 'round Genesis' flames, he saved the whales with the Enterprise and its crew, and waged war and peace between Klingons and the Federation. We are thrilled to announce that one of Star Trek's greatest storytellers will be boldly returning as Nicholas Meyer beams aboard the new Trek writing staff.

First TOS books of the year out now

It's a double prose week, with the latest novel and ebook novella both out now, sharing the spotlight as the first TOS adventures of the 50th anniversary year.

The new novel is James Swallow's The Latter Fire, which is a five-year-mission Prime Directive conundrum, as the blurb describes:
The five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise has brought the vessel and her crew to the forefront of an important first contact situation. Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, the ship is heading to the planet Syhaar Prime in the Beta Quadrant—the home world of an alien civilization preparing to take its first steps on to the galactic stage. One year earlier, the Enterprise came across a badly damaged Syhaari explorer vessel drifting in deep space. In collaboration with the explorer’s captain, Kirk and his crew were able to restore the ship to full function and send it on its way. And now, as the Syhaari display rapid technological advances made over the past year, hard questions must be asked. Did the Enterprise crew leak advanced technology or information to the Syhaari during their first encounter, in total violation of the Prime Directive?

Thanks to Amazon's snazzy new embeddable previews, you can read chapter one right here too!

Thursday 25 February 2016

Roddenberry Vault: Week 7 - Story ideas and scripts

Throughout 2016 the Roddenberry Facebook page will be posting artefacts from their archives, including behind the scenes documents, production artwork, and photos. Dubbed the Roddenberry Vault, there will be new posts every day, some times multiples. To make sure you don't miss any of these insightful glimpses into the production of Star Trek, I will be posting weekly summaries.

In the seventh week's worth of posts we got an in depth look at the development of stories, with notes on unmade episodes, various documents charting the evolution of stories, and complete scripts. Continue below for details of all the week's posts.

Day forty-three kicked off the week with a script, specifically Majel Barrett's copy of Journey to Babel. As with almost all the posts from this week, the Facebook post was just a sample, with the full length pdf documents hosted on the Roddenberry website.

Day forty-four gave us pages of notes by Gene Roddenberry on the first draft of Court Martial, or Court Martial on Star Base 811 as it appears to have been known at the time. Again the full document is hosted by Roddenberry, including the rather brilliant following passages, which give a wonderful bit of futurist speculation on computer technology:

Day forty-five is another script, this time for The Way to Eden, what makes this a bit more insightful into the entire production process is the inclusion of a special effects shot list for the episode too. Once more, the entire document is hosted by Roddenberry.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Reunion, Part 2 preview

Out this week is issue fifty-four of IDW's nuTrek ongoing comic series, which is the second half of the two-art Orion-focused story, Reunion.

The issues comes from the regular ongoing pairing of writer Mike Johnso and artist Tony Shasteen, with the main cover also from Shasteen. The subscription cover is by Derek Charm, and is part of IDW's Valentine's card themed covers across various titles this month (although you better get your Orion pheromones pumping to distract your love from the fact this is a wee bit late for Valentine's Day!). Continue below for a five page preview from the issue.

First look at Wizkids' Star Trek: Frontiers and new Borg Cube

At last week's Toy Fair Wizkids had a variety of their Star Trek games on display, including the first look at their new Star Trek: Frontiers game, and their new big Borg Cube model. Continue below to check them out.

Star Trek: Frontiers, a new game designed by Andrew Parks based on the Venture Tile System from the game Mage Knight, was announced last year, but there has been little news on it, unitl now! On display was the box, and the game setup for play.

IDW's Star Trek comics for May

IDW have released their solicitations for May, which include four new Star Trek comics, plus an omnibus book! Continue below for the details of all those titles.

Star Trek (nuTrek ongoing) #57: Legacy of Spock, Part Three
Written by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen.
The special "Legacy of Spock" event continues here! As the future of New Vulcan hangs in the balance, the elder Spock finds himself a prisoner of the Romulan Empire! Don't miss this exciting chapter the in 50th Anniversary Celebration of the STAR TREK franchise! 
There will be two covers around for this one, the main one by Tony Shasteen, and a subscription cover from Angel Hernandez.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

QMx's new model ships, action figures, and badges

At last week's New York Toy Fair Quantum Mechanix had lots of new Star Trek stuff to show off, including a new range of model ships, some new action figures, badges, and more! Continue below to check them all out.

The most exciting news for me was that QMx will be launching a new range of small ship models. On display from this Mini Masters collection were the original and refit versions of the USS Enterprise, and very nice they looked indeed. They are expected to arrive towards the end of the year.

Monday 22 February 2016

Khan, USS Reliant, Minimates and more on the way from DST

At last week's New York Toy Fair Diamond Select Toys revealed several new Star Trek toys they have in the works, including a new action figure, a new ship, and the return of Star Trek Minimates. Continue below for all the details.

Khan was only recently announced as the subject of DST's fifth Star Trek Select figure, and now they have revealed him in all his glory. The Star Trek Select line typically features semi-sculptural figures in a diorama setting, and this time we're getting the movie-era Khan with the bridge chair from the Reliant. These figures often come with parts to allow multiple display options, and Khan will have several arms, as well as alternate legs to allow him to sit in the chair. The alternate legs weren't on display, but the arms were, and were switched around over the course of the show, so below you can see him with both crossed arms and a pointy finger!

Meet the cute and cuddly animal crew of the Enterprise

At last week's New York Toy Fair, Gund (who previously brought us the Star Trek Ugly Dolls) were showing off their latest Trek creations, a new assortment of cuddly animal versions of the TOS crew. On the way are Captain Kirk the Lion, a suitably pointy-ear cat Spock, Doctor McCoy the loyal dog, a cute bear Uhura (who wears boots), and a monkey (wrench wielding) Scotty. released official photos of all five, and I think they're quite adorable!

Thursday 18 February 2016

Eaglemoss' Klingon transport, Enterprise-A, Baxial, and more

Eaglemoss have solicited the latest two issues in their Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection. Issues seventy-one and seventy-two, coming first to the UK in April and May, will be the unique Klingon transport from Enterprise's Bounty, and the USS Enterprise-A. Continue below to check out them, and other recent previews from the series.

Mega Bloks reveal more Star Trek playsets, and Kubrons figures

Coinciding with the recent New York Toy Fair, Mega Bloks have revealed several more sets in their forthcoming Star Trek construction toy range. There are several sets based on specific episodes, as well as key locations, plus a newly revealed range of brick-build figurines. Continue below to check them out (images via Mega Bloks and

The new play-sets include this rather nice rendition of the bridge:

Roddenberry Vault: Week 6 - Opening words

Throughout 2016 the Roddenberry Facebook page will be posting artefacts from their archives, including behind the scenes documents, production artwork, and photos. Dubbed the Roddenberry Vault, there will be new posts every day, some times multiples. To make sure you don't miss any of these insightful glimpses into the production of Star Trek, I will be posting weekly summaries.

In the sixth week's worth of posts the highlight was a look at the evolution of the opening monologue, perhaps one of the most iconic bits of scripting in media history! Continue below for that and more.

The week started with a three-day run of slide images, the red toned stills from the episodes. Day thirty-six was Spock and the Horta, followed by a shot of Sulu, and then Scotty, on days thirty-seven and thirty-eight.

Day thirty-nine explored another character, in two posts: There was a nice behind the scenes shot of Leonard Nimoy on set from the production of The Cage, plus an interview with Nimoy, discussing how he deals with Spock's emotions.

Monday 15 February 2016

The USS Enterprise-A will soon fly as a quadcopter

At the New York Toy Fair this weekend Spin Master have revealed the latest offering in their Air Hogs range of remote control vehicles, a glorious new quadcopter version of the USS Enterprise-A. Here's how they describe in in their Toy Fair press release:
The Air Hogs Star Trek Enterprise drone allows users to patrol the neutral zone with the iconic NCC-1701A model. It features an integrated light system, authentic sounds, advanced drone technology and a 50th anniversary collector’s display stand. Age: 10+, MSRP $129.99 USD

I think they've done a remarkable job in maintaining the look and details of the Enterprise while somehow getting a quadcopter inside it! Continue below for more images, and a video of it in action!

Sunday 14 February 2016

Details of Manifest Destiny and other Star Trek comics news

Starting in April is Manifest Destiny, a new four-part nuTrek comic miniseries featuring the Klingons, which will be released fortnightly. Continue below for new details of that, and other Star Trek comics news from IDW.

Things From Another World have posted an interview with Manifest Destiny's writers, Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, artist Angel Hernandez, and editor Sarah Gaydos, revealing some new details about the series. Perhaps the biggest news is a quick note that there will be no prequel comic series for Star Trek Beyond, but that this series kind of fills that event role anyway, as Johnson explains:
We aren’t doing a movie prequel this year, but we wanted to do another event-worthy series to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. What could be more event-y than a showdown with the Klingons? And this time both sides are out where no one — human OR Klingon — has been before.
As that summary suggests, it seems this series will be exploring strange new worlds from a new perspective, with the Klingon equivalent of our heroes, as Parrott notes:
...who’s the Klingon “Captain Kirk?” What does their “Enterprise” look like? How does the Empire explore? So we did some research into the Vikings and Mongols, just to establish a base...
Parrot also outlined the Klingon-Kirk, someone called Shotok:
There are some great villains in the original series, but outside of Khan, they’re mostly races — Klingons, Romulans, etc. So our goal was to try and create a worthy adversary for Kirk — someone personal, who thinks and acts like he does. Shotok is an outsider who doesn’t conform to the traditional Klingon code of honor. And because of that, he’s dangerous, unpredictable, and a bit of a wildcard when he first encounters the Enterprise.
While Johnson elaborated on the setting:

Saturday 13 February 2016

Franklin Mint tridimensional chess set returning for the 50th anniversary

As I mentioned in my recent board game update, one of the many planned Star Trek games this year is a tridimensional chess set. This will be released by Wood Expressions, and it turns out they are actually resurrecting the Franklin Mint TOS tridimensional chess set released in the 1990s. I think this is one of the the most beautiful and well made items of Star Trek merchandise ever made, befitting of the iconic design, so having it return is no bad thing (especially given the crazy secondary market prices). Like the previous release, this will include gold and silver plated pieces, and instructions on play, as Wood Espressions outline in their description. Continue after the jump for more images.
The Star Trek Tridimensional chess set is bold, distinctive, eminently logical, and has everything you’ll need to start your intergalactic chess playing expedition. The 32 game pieces are precision cast and coated in sterling silver or 24 karat gold, with three main playing boards, and four moveable “attack boards”. It also comes complete with a specially designed collectible booklet containing the history of the game and the rules of play. It is a stunning showpiece, moving the Star Trek saga into a bold new dimension. This chess set, from the Franklin Mint, is being released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek TV series. The release is also timed in conjunction with the anticipated film Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the 50 year Star Trek franchise, being released summer of 2016. Since its inception in 1964, Star Trek has captured the hearts and minds of fans eager for a brighter future. The series’ views and ideas have moved beyond the screen and inspired the world outside of Science Fiction. Since the debut of “Court Martial” fans have been fascinated with the Tri-dimensional chess set featured in the episode. There have been many pop culture references to it, including episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Doctor Who”.

Star Trek Panic and other new board games

It looks like 2016 is going to be a good year for trekkie board game fans, with several new licensees announced, bringing a variety of new games.

USAopoly (who have previously brought us several different versions of Star Trek Monopoly games) are returning, with a Star Trek version of the game Panic, delivered in conjunction with Fireside Games. The TOS-based game will feature a model of the Enterprise at the center, which will need to be protected from enemy attacks while the ship attempts to go about its mission. This is expect to arrive in May. Here's how USAopoly describe it:
Star Trek™ Panic® boldly goes where no one has gone before as players join the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on a voyage to defend the ship from enemy attacks and carry out five vital galactic missions.

This cooperative light strategy game introduces new, never before seen, Panic® game mechanics, including Mission Cards, which feature unique challenges based on the original Star Trek™ series, as well as Character Cards, so players can assume the roles of Star Trek™ icons like Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. Star Trek™ Panic® comes complete with a maneuverable U.S.S. Enterprise model ship, Shields, Damage and Destroyed Indicators, Mission Cards, Character Cards, Enterprise Cards, and more.

Thursday 11 February 2016

DST shows off their Romulan Bird of Prey

Ahead of the New York Toy Fair Diamond Select Toys have previewed several of their new products which will be on display, including shiny new images of the next model in the Starship Legends range of electronic starships, the TOS Romulan Bird of Prey.

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Starfleet Academy #3 preview

This week brings us the third issue of IDW's Starfleet Academy comic. Half way through the series the mystery connecting to the two eras of Academy students is starting to unfold, and it includes what I think might be the first comic book appearance of an NX class ship!

The series comes from Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott, whose story is brought to life by Derek Charm, who also provides the main cover for this issue. A subscription cover comes from Paulina Ganucheau, and a third retail incentive cover is by Adam Rosenlund. Continue below for a five page preview.

Bryan Fuller to be showrunner of the new Star Trek TV series

Coming early next year is a brand new Star Trek TV series, which Variety have now revealed will be brought to life under the guiding hand of an old Star Trek talent: Bryan Fuller has been appointed showrunner.

Fuller started out his career working on Star Trek, after getting scripts accepted under the old open door submission policy. He wrote DS9's Empok Nor and The Darkness and the Light, before becoming a staff writer from season five on Voyager onwards, and by the end of the series also co-producing. His numerous writing credits on Voyager included Living Witness, Drone, Bride of Chaotica!, Course: Oblivion, and Relativity - His episodes often stood out for their unique concepts and not being afraid to experiment in some quirkier aspects of Trek, something that definitely followed through into his later work, including one of my all time favourite TV series, Pushing Daisies. He also worked on Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, the first season of Heroes, and Hannibal.

Variety recounted these words from Fuller on the news of his appointment:
It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.
Alex Kurtzman, who has his own history in the franchise as writer and producer of the first two nuTrek movies, will executive produce along with Fuller, and previous TV collaborator Heather Kadin. Kurtzman had this to say about Fuller:

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Roddenberry Vault: Week 5 - Creating the Trekverse

Throughout 2016 the Roddenberry Facebook page will be posting artefacts from their archives, including behind the scenes documents, production artwork, and photos. Dubbed the Roddenberry Vault, there will be new posts every day, some times multiples. To make sure you don't miss any of these insightful glimpses into the production of Star Trek, I will be posting weekly summaries.

In the fifth week's worth of posts we've had another wide ranging selection of posts, including a fascinating insight into the changes between the pilot episodes, and snapshots from several different episodes.

Day twenty-nine took up onto the set of Amok Time, with multiple images of Kirk, Spock and McCoy. Day thirty also comes from Amok Time, but this time in the form of a still from a slide.

Books bits: Rules of Accusation blurb, new novels, and non-fiction details

Lots of Star Trek books updates today, including a new blurb, news of several new novels on the way, and details of new non-fiction titles!

Quark's previous adventure
First up, in July Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann are returning to DS9 for their second ebook novella featuring Quark, Rules of Accusation. Simon and Schuster have now released a blurb for this:
On the space station Deep Space 9, Quark’s Public House, Café, Gaming Emporium, Holosuite Arcade, and Ferengi Embassy can’t legitimately be called an embassy until the Grand Nagus—namely, Quark’s brother Rom—dedicates it as such. Not that Quark really cares about Ferengi protocol, but a well-publicized dedication ceremony will naturally draw people to the bar. Everybody loves a good open house—free appetizers, half-price drinks, door prizes, etc.—all of which Quark can write off as Embassy expenses. It’s a win-win situation, with him on both sides of the win. There’s even a plan to display the original scroll of the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition—which no one has seen for decades given that it’s been held in protective storage—and charge patrons by the minute to look at it up close. Nothing, of course, could possibly go wrong with this big plan. Absolutely nothing at all…

Trek for the neck: Latest jewellery and accessories

I have a multitude of new ways to proclaim your trekkieness at neck level to share today, including new jewellery and a bow tie!

First up, fresh from the forges at Quantum Mechanix is a new Star Trek friendship necklace set, inspired by The Wrath of Khan. The delta, which splits down the middle, features the phrase "I have been and always shall be your friend". When brought together the two halves are magnetically attracted to reunite the full delta.

Monday 8 February 2016

First look at Eaglmoss' Romulan shuttle, mirror NX-01, and more!

Lots of updates from Eaglemoss' Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection today, including news of mirror universe, TOS remastered, and Star Trek Beyond ships, as well as the latest dedication plaques, and more.

First up is the first look at the Romulan shuttle model. We've known this one was on the way for a while, and while we still don't have an issue number, the fact we can see the model already surely means it's not too far off. Series manager Ben Robinson posted the first image here on Twitter, while Trek effects artist Doug Drexler shared another shot Ben sent him on Facebook:

Saturday 6 February 2016

First look at Mezco's Captain Kirk figure

Ahead of the New York Toy Fair, Mezco have hosted a press event at their offices, where among other items on display they gave their first look at the third Star Trek action figure in their One:12 Collective range, Captain Kirk:

Kirk is expected in July, following the Spock and Sulu figures in the range, which are scheduled for May and June releases. Each fabric clothed character comes with a display stand, as well as an assortment of accessories and various alternate hands and heads. You can see more images of the figures on display in Mezco's Facebook gallery (where the above images came from), as well as ToyArk, and Toy News International, who have the most extensive gallery of the Star Trek figures, including the image of all three below.

Tuesday 2 February 2016

DST's latest: Enterprise NX-01 and Deanna Troi

Diamond Select Toys have released images, on their Facebook page, of two of their new Star Trek releases, the latest in the Starship Legends and Femme Fatales series. Both are due out this month. Continue below to check them out.

Originally released in 2002, the Enterprise NX-01 was the first ever ship in the Starship Legends range of electronic starship toys. Now it's back, with a vastly improved paint job, and all new light and sound features (which you can see a preview video of in an earlier report).

Star Trek coming to Sci-Fi Block

Sci Fi Block the quite new science fiction focused subscription box from Nerd Block is due to feature something Star Trek in its latest release, which closes for subscriptions in just a few days.

Typically these mystery packages include a four-to-six collectibles of various sorts, plus a T-shirt. For February Sci Fi Block are promising that will include two Funko products, including at least one of their Pop! vinyl figures. What the Star Trek item among that number is remains a mystery, though our favourite universe will share space in the box with representatives from Star Wars, Aliens, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Sci Fi Block only launched in November, and with the exception of that launch month, there has been something Star Trek related in the box in every release. Prior to that Star Trek things have turned up every now and then in the general Nerd Block too. Continue below for a look back at the previous Nerd Block Star Trek releases, most of them exclusives.

Monday 1 February 2016

Roddenberry Vault: Week 4 - Snaps of the cast

Throughout 2016 the Roddenberry Facebook page will be posting artefacts from their archives, including behind the scenes documents, production artwork, and photos. Dubbed the Roddenberry Vault, there will be new posts every day, some times multiples. To make sure you don't miss any of these insightful glimpses into the production of Star Trek, I will be posting weekly summaries.

In the fourth week's worth of posts we've been treated to a wide range of behind the scenes photos, mainly of the cast, each day from a different episode. Continue below for details of all the posts from the last full week of January.

Day twenty-two continued from the previous day, with another set of photos from The Deadly Years, this time with William Shatner, James Doohan and DeForest Kelley all larking about while in aged make-up:

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