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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

First look at Star Trek Discovery sets, ships, and costumes

Star Trek: Discovery has finally started shooting, and to mark the occasion CBS have released a teaser video. We get lots of little samples of costumes, sets, and starships. Continue below for a detailed look, plus other updates from the production.


If you can't see the YouTube version thanks to the annoying region locking, try Facebook:

Monday, 30 January 2017

Kubros Captain Picard out now

Mega Construx, the new name for the range of construction toys previously know as Mega Bloks, have released their third series of Kubros figures, and within their third Star Trek Kubros figure, Captain Picard. Continue below to check him out:


Sunday, 29 January 2017

Star Trek finger puppets!

What Star Trek thing do you definitely need but never realised it? Finger puppets! Hell yeah! Hours of miniature episode reenactments await thanks to The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, who have created four-inch-tall finger-top versions of all the main TOS characters. And they all have magnets within them, so you can handily store them on your fridge door (perhaps so you can use a nearby lasagna to play the part of the Horta in the aforementioned reenactments??)


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sarek to feature in Star Trek: Discovery, and other updates

At seems at least one pre-existing character will be appearing in the pre-TOS setting of Star Trek: Discovery, as CBS have announced James Frain will be joining the cast as Sarek, the Vulcan ambassador, and father of Spock. We had some indication this might be coming before, as Bryan Fuller previously spoke enthusiastically about Amanda Grayson, Sarek's wife, potentially being part of the series. It remains to be seen if they couple will turn up, or just Sarek.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

QMx Doctor McCoy 1:6 scale action figure revealed

QMx have added a new listing, and lots of photos of, their third 1:6 scale Star Trek articulated action figure, Doctor McCoy. Like the previous figures in the range, Kirk and Spock, McCoy comes with a plethora of accessories (including of course a medical kit for the good doctor), and different hands to interact with them all. There is no release date yet, but you can sign up to receive a notification for when pre-orders go live. Continue below for a closer look:


Friday, 13 January 2017

More Star Trek postage stamps feature captains, aliens, Gold Key and more!

2016 was a huge year for Star Trek postage stamp collectors, with more releases in one year than ever before, chronicling every corner of the Star Trek universe! Adding to the tally, the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation, who design and distribute stamps for many countries, have now added listings for a load more Star Trek stamps which were released towards the end of the year.

Liberia released their third collection of Star Trek stamps, in August, with a 50th anniversary range focused on the series captains. That included one large stamp featuring all five captains, plus a set of five individuals stamps for each captain as well.


Thursday, 5 January 2017

Fun 360° starship fly-by video launches Discovery promo campaign

CBS and mobile phone company Alcatel have announced a new sponsorship arrangement for Star Trek: Discovery. To kick things off they have released a fun new VR/360° flyby video of several Star Trek starships, form multiple eras. The section rolling past the windows of the Enterprise-D, and glimpsing inside, is especially satisfying. Plus there's a TAS cargo drone featured! Check it out: