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Monday, 29 January 2018

Discovery 13: What’s Past Is Prologue previews

Arriving imminently is the next episode of Discovery, What’s Past Is Prologue, and of course CBS have releasing images and video to entice viewers - A bit more than normal even, with a lot of stills, and a pre-release clip as well as the usual trailer. Continue below to check them all out:



Sunday, 28 January 2018

IDW announces second Discovery comic series, Succession, and other comic updates

IDW have released their solicitations for April, which include two new Star Trek comics, plus an omnibus book. Continue below for all the details, on those, and other Star Trek comic updates.

The big news is start of IDW's second Discovery miniseries:

Succession #1
Written by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, with art by Angel Hernandez.
In this, the second Discovery miniseries from IDW Publishing, your favorite characters from the hit CBS All Access series dive into an adventure tied directly into the second half of the first season! 
If the blurb wasn't hinting clearly enough, editor Sarah Gaydos has confirmed this is a mirror universe story.

This first issue will come in at least four covers, with the A cover by issue artist Angel Hernandez, and a photo B cover. George Caltsoudas will also be providing a variant cover, and Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire will be continuing their ships of the line cover series from the first Discovery miniseries into this series too. But, none of these covers have yet been revealed!

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Eaglemoss Starships updates: First look at new models, more Phase II Enterprise pictures, and Discovery updates

Lots of Eaglemoss updates today, including updates on the Discovery collection, and new images of the Phase II USS Enterprise. But first, Eaglemoss have solicited the next couple of issues in the regular series, giving us our first look at a couple of new models, and indeed the reveal of next ship in the series.

Due out in March (in the UK, following later in other markets), issue 121 is Kasidy Yates' ship, the SS Xhosa.


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Discovery: The Light of Kahless #2 preview

Out this week is the issue two of the first Star Trek: Discovery comic series, The Light of Kahless. Picking up a few years after the previous issue, the book continues to dig deep into the history of the Klingon messiah, T'Kuvma.

The book is written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art from Tony Shasteen, who also provides the A cover featuring Voq. Three other covers are available, with the B cover being a photo of L'Rel. The remaining covers are retail incentive, with tattoo-esque T'Kuvma design by Aaron Harvey, and the second of Declan Shavley, and Jordie Bellaire (colours)'s ship covers for the series, this time featuring the most appropriate ship to adorn this Klingon series, the Sarcophagus ship.

You can check out all the covers and a five page preview from this issue below, plus a couple of other bits of new from the series.

Discovery ships come to Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online introduced uniforms from Star Trek Discovery to the game as soon as the series began, but players have had to wait until now to enjoy the first new ships becoming playable. Available from today, the Discovery Lock Box introduces several key ships from the series, plus some new costumes and equipment. Continue below for the details.

The top prize for Federation players from this lock box is the Crossfield class (USS Discovery), which STO has designated a "science vanguard".


Friday, 19 January 2018

Fanset's latest Discovery Episode Pins, and DS9 and Voyager character designs

FanSets have got up to speed with their Discovery Episode Pins, with the reveal of three new pins based on the most recent episodes. But that's not all, they've also released and previewed several new DS9 and Voyager pins. Continue below to check them all out:

The latest batch of Episode Pins, previewed by StarTrek.com, start with Into the Forest I Go, which wasn't included in the first chapter block of releases due to the mid-season break being shifted an episode later. This busy design features Kol and Burnham, with the Discovery and the Sarcophagus ship doing battle behind them, and Captain Georgiou's insignia badge and a mak'leth in front of them!


New images from Discovery #12: Vaulting Ambition

Ahead of the release of the next episode of Discovery, episode twelve: Vaulting Ambition, CBS have released a batch of stills. A very golden collection of images, most of them feature Emperor Georgiou and here magnificent golden coat, sword, and remarkable heels! There's also plenty of Burnham, and Lorca, and a little Tilly, Saru, and Stamets too. Continue below to check them out.

We've also got the name of the Emperor's ship via a new blurb for the episode:
Burnham heads to the ISS Charon with a special 'gift' for the Emperor. With the help of an unexpected source, Stamets gains clarity while trapped inside the mycelial network. Saru asks for L'Rell's help.
 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Ship bits: DST Reliant, Eaglemoss concept Enterprise-C, and Moebius Franklin

I've got a few different starship models updates today, including new images of Eaglemoss' concept art Enterprise-C, and an update on Moebius Models' USS Franklin.

But first, something we've been waiting for a long time... We have our first look at Diamond Select Toys' next Starships Legends release, the USS Reliant.


The Reliant is the next ship in DST's range of models with lights and sounds, and was announced almost two years ago now. Since then we've not had so much as a tease, and we still don't know when it's actually coming! This image is a "resin prototype" (which doesn't fill one with hope at an imminent release!), and was revealed by the Facebook page of The Toys That Made Us, a new Netflix documentary series about toys, which has a Star Trek episode coming up later in the year.

Discovery 1x12: Vaulting Ambition preview

CBS have released a trailer for the next episode of Discovery, Vaulting Ambition, giving us a good look at a certain Emperor in action. Continue below to check it out in detail, plus all the latest stills and clips from the previous episode:



Monday, 15 January 2018

Voyager: Architects of Infinity cover, and other new Trek-novel covers

With a thin release schedule of Star Trek novels this year (due to a still pending license renewal), there aren't so many book cover reveals lately. So this should be exciting day! Simon and Schuster have now released the cover for the next book in Kirsten Beyer's Voyager relaunch series, Architects of Infinity. The cover features Voyager and a Vesta class ship (presumably the USS Vesta) both firing off phasers and torpedoes!


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Her Universe Star Trek active wear and more

Her Universe have released several new Star Trek garments, including a new range of active wear via plus size specialists Torrid. Continue below to check them out.

First up we've got a Star Trek sports bra (possibly a first?), which inspired by the TNG uniform, features a printed on combadge, and dislocated rank pips on the back.


Friday, 12 January 2018

2019 Star Trek calendar range revealed

Universe Publishing have revealed their line-up of Star Trek calendars for 2019, which features six different designs, continuing every format they offered for this year. Continue below to check out what is on offer.

Now one should note off the bat, that these are very early listings, and the artwork for at least some of them will certainly change before their release later in the year.

That could not be more true than for the Ships of the Line calendar. The latest in the long-running series, this calendar will feature loads of brand-new starship artwork, in panoramic format - For now though the interior previews are re-using images from this year's edition to illustrate the style. The cover image currently in use, featuring a visit from the Enterprise-E to the new Deep Space 9, doesn't seem familiar to me though, but lacking a spacey background I suspect it is also a stand-in.


Discovery 1x11: The Wolf Inside previews

Ahead of the release of the next episode of Discovery, The Wolf Inside, CBS have released a trailer and a bunch of stills to tease of things to come. Continue below to check them out, plus extra images from the previous episode released since it's airing.

Let's start with the trailer, that has a lot of interesting stuff going on!



Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Round 2 Models: New Oberth class, Klingon BoP, and Defiant, plus recent reissues

Round 2 Models are keeping themselves busy in the Star Trek universe lately, with several new model kits on the way, and a run recent reissues. Continue below to catch up with all their latest kits.

Tantalisingly, in a recent blog post they mentioned they are "working on another brand-new kit. It will be big, and probably unexpected" which they expect to release in August. But they're not ready to tell us what it is just yet. They have however announced something smaller already.

On the way is what I believe is the first ever kit of the Oberth class USS Grissom. They are releasing it at 1:1000 scale, in a two-pack of snap-kits with a Klingon Bird of Prey, which is also a new kit.

They have posted photos of mock-ups of both models on their blog, here are a few of those images, but there are many more on the original post, where you can also read about tweaks they will be making to these before the final release.


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Latest Star Trek comic covers from Discovery and Kelvin titles

IDW and their artists have revealed several new covers for forthcoming Star Trek Discovery and Kelvin timeline comics. continue below to check them out.

First up we have the reveal of the retail incentive covers for the second issue of Discovery: The Light of Kahless. One of those two is the latest in Declan Shalvey's ships series, which this time features the Klingon Sarcophagus ship. This cover is coloured by Jordie Bellaire.


First look at Eaglemoss' Phase II concept USS Enterprise model

Eaglemoss' next concept art bonus model in The Official Starships Collection is the Phase II version of the USS Enterprise, and thanks to a new listing on Eaglemoss' shop, we now have the first images of the model.


Sunday, 7 January 2018

Review: Discovery #9 - Into the Forest I Go

Ready for the start of Discovery's second chapter, I sat down to rewatch the last episode, Into the Forest I Go, and finally reflect on what was a really outstanding episode!

This one had so much going on, with one of the best space battles in Star Trek history, exploration of subjects that, though they shouldn't be, are still pretty edgy and not well explored in TV, and a beautiful symmetry to Burnham's arc that would have made this a pretty satisfying season finale had the series been shorter. Continue below for my thoughts on all those points and more.

New TOS action figures from NJ Croce and Mega Construx

Lots of unconventional new TOS action figures to look at today. Starting with the new bendable figure range from NJ Croce. Coming soon will be several six-inch TOS characters in this bendy rubbery format. Initial releases planned include a transporter room four pack, containing Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy and Scotty.


Discovery 1x10: Despite Yourself previews

The second chapter of the first season of Discovery is just hours away, and so naturally CBS have been teasing us with a new clip, images, and more, of episode ten, Despite Yourself. Plus we've got a few hints for the rest of the season, and the second season too!

But first, on Facebook they released a short video which features both a behind the scenes segment and clip from the show (but alas it's region locked so only viewable to those in the US, but...) Here's the clip segment (handily uploaded to Youtube by TrekSpace), with a surprise attack on the Discovery!:



Saturday, 6 January 2018

First twelve Eaglemoss Discovery ships revealed

Hot on the heels of new images of the first two models in Eaglemoss' Discovery Starships Collection, StarTrek.com have new released images of the first twelve ships due to feature in the model and magazine series, which should take us all the way through this year.

There's an almost even split of Starfleet and Klingon designs on the way, with the first three releases all being Starfleet, so they take slightly more slots. There's no running order yet for the rest of the series, but I would anticipate them doing what the original Starships Collection normally does, which is alternating between Starfleet and alien designs.

These new images also give us the best look yet at many of the new Discovery designs, especially the impressively diverse range of Klingon ships. Continue below to check them out:


Eaglemoss Starships previews: Beyond-Enterprise, Discovery ships, prototype Enterprise-C, and more

Eaglemoss have released new images of several forthcoming releases in Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection and the Discovery spinoff. Continue below to check out updated versions of the first two Discovery models, the concept art USS Enterprise-C, and the USS Bozeman.

But first... the next oversized special issue, expected in March, is the Star Trek Beyond refit version of the Kelvin timeline USS Enterprise. A listing has appeared on the Eaglemoss shop, giving us several new images of the model, plus the magazine cover:


New DS9 soundtrack collection coming soon

La La Land Records have announced the details of their latest Star Trek soundtrack release, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Collection, Volume 2, a follow up to their previous DS9 collection, which was released all the way back in 2013 (20th anniversary then, and 25th anniversary now)! Like the previous release, this is a four disc set, containing music from multiple episodes from across the series.

It will be available from next week, and will be a limited edition of 3000. The first 200 ("or so") orders will also get a copy signed by composer Dennis McCarthy. Continue below for the full track listing. But first, check out this glorious cover by Darren Dochterman:


Friday, 5 January 2018

Boldy Go: IDIC part 3 preview

IDW's latest new comic was issue fifteen of the Kelvin timeline Boldly Go series, which is also the third issue of the six part mega-multiverse crossover story, IDIC.

The revolving team of artists for this story this time brings us Tana Ford to illustrate the story by regular writer Mike Johnson.

The book is offered in four different covers, with the A cover by Tony Shasteen (coloured by J.D. Mettler) focusing on the android version of the Enterprise crew. Tony Shasteen brings use the regular crew on the B cover, which is part of December's run of Artist's Edition covers across several IDW titles (and consequently is not coloured). There are then two retail incentive covers, both featuring Sulu; one of which is a photo cover, and the other the latest variant cover in the series by Yoshi Yoshitani.

Continue below to check out all the covers, plus a five page preview from the book.