Thursday 31 August 2017

New Discovery spots revealed Klingon obelisk ship

CBS has released a couple of new short trailers for Discovery, with the latest featuring a couple of new shots of Klingon ships. Check them out below:

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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Check out the Discovery's bridge in Variety

Variety's latest issue is featuring Star Trek: Discovery, and they have released their cover story online. The piece gives a brief history of how Discovery came to be, and and overview of the delays and changes in leadership. With a strictly industry/production bent it doesn't give a lot away in terms of new details, although there is mention of showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg having already mapped out a plan for a second season, and already plotting for a third!

What the piece does reveal in the most detail we've so far seen, is the bridge of the USS Discovery, thanks to a playful series of photos featuring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Issacs, and Michelle Yoeh. Check them out:

Friday 25 August 2017

Latest Discovery promo videos

CBS have released yet more promo videos for Discovery. The latest pairing feature voices overs from Burnham and T'Kuvma giving an overview of Federation and Klingon philosophies. Continue below to check them out.

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Thursday 24 August 2017

Discovery billboards, trailers, and more

The Discovery promotions department is spinning ever faster, so there's lots to see below. The latest thing they've launched into the world is a series of posters and billboards with cool new artwork featuring the saucer of the USS Discovery. Here's the up close animated version, with Burnham standing right on the saucer's edge:

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Saturday 19 August 2017

Discovery character promos

CBS have released a whole series of character promos for Discovery, each featuring the characters standing as spacey stuff and light swirls around them. Like the previous character pieces,not the entire ensemble is featured; in this collection we get Voq, T'Kumva, Tyler, Tilly, Sarek, Stamets, Lorca, Saru, Burnham, and Georgiou. Each has a little musical cue, perhaps a hint to the themes in the show? (Sarek's is especially nice) Check them all out below!

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Thursday 17 August 2017

New Discovery spot, behind the scenes images, and season 2 plans

CBS have release a new trailer/spot for Discovery. It's mostly previously released footage, but does have a few new scenes, mainly focusing on Captain Lorca. Check it out below, along with all the other new Discovery news.

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Sunday 13 August 2017

Star Trek roller coaster gets its own soundtrack!

Well here's a somewhat unexpected Star Trek music release, the Star Trek roller coaster launched this year at Movie Park Germany had brand new music recorded to enhance the ride experience, and now they've released a soundtrack so you can enjoy that new Star Trek music at home too!

Put together by IMA Score Audio Experience, who have also produced music for other attractions, the soundtrack features a mix of new recordings of classic Trek themes, plus several new themes created for the ride. Here's the cover:

Thursday 10 August 2017

McFarlane Toys reveal first Discovery toy plans, and TOS and TNG too!

McFarlane Toys had their own panel at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, and have now posted their presentation on their blog too, revealing lots of new details about their forthcoming Star Trek toy ranges.

First up, lets get excited for the first Discovery toys! Joining their line of seven inch action figures in later 2018, will be Michael Burnham, and T'Kuvma.

Monday 7 August 2017

New Discovery promos and behind the scenes images

CBS have released a series of new Discovery promos on social media over the last few days, the most recent and most interesting of which gives us a could be opening monologue, and at the very least a nice dramatic bit of dialogue:

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Friday 4 August 2017

Your next PC could be a Borg Cube

New Star Trek licensee Cherry Tree have announced a new range of Star Trek PCs, which are also models of Borg Cubes!

They will be offering two different Cubes. The smaller Borg Cube PC will be six inches wide, and it will be possible to configure it to various specs. This will be offered as a double limited edition, with 359 each (for the Battle of Wold 359) available for the US and European markets.

The larger model will be the Borg Cube VR, a gaming computer with higher specs, and an imposing twelve inch model. This will also be a limited edition, but of how many has not been revealed.

Pre-orders for the PCs will be available from Cherry Tree in September, with them expecting to ship on Black Friday (November).

Thursday 3 August 2017

Star Trek Discovery publishing updates

Star Trek: Discovery is to set new standards for Star Trek tie-in fiction integration, with novels and comics launching alongside the series, co-ordinated by novelist and Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer. Befittingly, amongst all the other Discovery talk at the Star Trek las vegas convention, publishing got it's very own panel, which delivered lots of exciting news. Continue below to learn what's new:

First up, David Mack's first Discovery novel, Desperate Hours (which will be released near simultaneously with the start of the TV series), had it's cover and blurb reveal:

Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it.

She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea.

As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now.

Discovery Starship and Klingon design panels at Star Trek Las Vegas

The design side of Discovery got some love at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, with panels focused on creature and starship design. Continue below for the latest news and artwork from those discussions:

At the creature design panel there was of course much talk of the Klingons, and TrekMovie has excellent coverage of the panel. Neville Page outlined the brief he had from former showrunner Bryan Fuller, to give the Klingons an enriched culture and aesthetic:
The words that he used were “The Klingons are self-ware estheticians, and I want them to appear less brutish and more conscious.” He made references [to] baroque and samurai [styles] in terms of armor because there is this whole suit [Torchbearer].
Page went on to describe how he took that and ran with it, to envision a culturally diverse empire:
The empire is very big. They don’t all grow up on Kronos. They don’t all live on the same planets and certainly those different planets would have different environments. So how would the cultures have evolved differently?…We tried to come up with cultural axioms for each house so each looks different and they bear a cultural patina like our cultures do here on Earth.
But of course we are also getting a new take on the Klingons biological variations in Discovery, with so far them all appearing to be bald. Page again had put much thought into this, even designing Klingon skulls (which feature repeatedly on the Klingon apparel in the show). The designers now envision the Klingons having extra-sensory receptors running along their skull ridges and down their spines, which drove the shape of the skull and the lack of hair (to not interfere with those senses).

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Discovery Klingon talk at Star Trek Las Vegas

Today at the Star Trek Las Vagas convention there was a run of Discovery panels, with the actor and writer panels giving much attention to the Klingons. Lots of new details were discussed; continue below for the new details.

Most excitingly they revealed a new image of the Klingon Kol, giving us our first look at a Discovery Klingon outside the House of T'Kuvma - Kol has a distinctly different look, with a costume much more like those we've seen before in Star Trek.

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Discovery round-up: New character, posters, images, and behind the scenes

CBS have released eleven(!!) new character posters for Star Trek: Discovery, including revealing a new Klingon character named Voq. Continue below to check them out, plus a new released still, and some behind the scenes images:

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