Friday 28 April 2017

Discovery cast continues to grow

CBS have announced five(ish) new additions to the Star Trek: Discovery cast, filling out the ranks of the USS Discovery crew, and the Klingon contingent in the show. Continue below for a look at all the new faces:

Rekha Sharma will be USS Discovery security officer Commander Landry. You might recognise her many past TV roles, including Battlestar Galactica, The 100, V, and Smallville. Unofficially she has also previously featured in Star Trek, guest starring in the latest episode of the fan film series Star Trek: Continues!

New Canadian Star Trek coins

The Royal Canadian Mint have revealed two new coins joining their range of Star Trek coins. Continue below to check them out.

First up we have a Five Captains coin, featuring the captains of the five live action TV series as printed section, clustered around a molded Starfleet delta. But there's more to this coin than meets the daylight eye, as it also glows in the dark, to reveal a completely different USS Enterprise design!

Thursday 27 April 2017

New Star Trek postage stamps from Canada Post

Following up on last year's range of TOS focused postage stamps, Canada Post have returned for a second outing that spans much more of the Star Trek universe. Seven new stamps have been released, offered in a variety of formats to appeal to all types of collectors. Continue below to check them out.

Let's start by going over the seven designs, which include a unique Borg Cube shaped stamp! This higher value stamp (five Canadian dollars), is the first ever novelty shaped Star Trek stamp (though surely it's only a matter of time before someone does a Starfleet delta or Enterprise shaped one!).

Friday 21 April 2017

New TOS uniform swimsuits from ThinkGeek

Following on from their range of TNG swimwear last year, ThinkGeek are preparing for another summer of landing parties to beach-planets, with a new series of TOS uniform inspired bikinis. Their latest creation is essentially the prime timeline version of the female TOS mirror universe uniform, with a crop top and skirt (actually a skort) forming a two-piece swimsuit. The design is available in all three department colours, and looks pretty cool.

Friday 14 April 2017

QMx's 1/6th scale Captain Picard figure

QMx have revealed the fourth figure in their range of 1/6th scale articulated Star Trek action figures, and this time they've jumped a century away from the previous TOS releases, to bring the first TNG character in the range, Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Like all the other figures in the range, this twelve inch tall version of Picard is impressively detailed, with a realistic head sculpt and perfect miniature uniform. As standard Picard comes equipped with a phaser, tricorder, PADD, and a cup of tea! He also has holsters for his tricorder and phaser, which delightfully attach magnetically to the waist. Plus there's an assortment of hands for holding all these things, and pointing.

Additionally QMx offer an exclusive from their own webshop, which comes with a phaser rifle too, and appropriate extra hands to hold it. Continue below for a look at all the details of this figure.

Friday 7 April 2017

TNG itty bittys, and other Hallmark Star Trek updates

Hallmark have announced a new range of TNG itty bittys plush toys, including a cuddly USS Enterprise-D. Meanwhile new Keepsakes ornaments are also on the way, with a strong TNG focus this 30th anniversary year. Continue below for all the details.

Revealed via a YouTube video (co-presented by Star Trek author Kevin Dilmore), four TNG characters have been announced in itty bittys form. Captain Picard and Worf will be released together with the Enterprise-D:

Monday 3 April 2017

Discovery casting of Sonequa Martin-Green finally confirmed!

At last CBS have confirmed the long rumoured casting of Sonequa Martin-Green as the lead character in Star Trek: Discovery. As previously rumoured she will play a first officer, but the new announcement comes with a new name for her character, Michael Burnham (rather than the previously rumoured Rainsford).

Martin-Green comes to Discovery after a long-running role in The Walking Dead. Other significant roles to her name include parts in Once Upon a Time, and The Good Wife.

Saturday 1 April 2017

Bye Bye Robot's latest art celebrates starships, the Doomsday Machine, and Vic Fontaine!

Bye Bye Robot have revealed their latest range of Star Trek art prints, with a diverse offering from three different artists that pulls from TOS, TNG, DS9, and Enterprise. Continue below to check them out.

First up we have the latest in Mark Brayer's ongoing series of retro style starship art in The Doomsday Machine. As you might expect from that title it focuses on the Planet Killer, and the two Constitution class ships that got caught up in the encounter with that galactic menace. 

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