Tuesday 30 October 2018

Book bits: New TOS novel, and release updates

A few little Star Trek prose updates today, and one big one: A new book has been announced!

Due for release in May, Christopher L. Bennett will be returning to the TOS era with The Captain's Oath. Details beyond that are minimal at the moment, with just the tiniest preliminary blurb:
An all-new novel based upon Star Trek: The Original Series, featuring Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise!
Bennett also wrote the last TOS book to be published, The Face of the Unknown, and it seems this will be the first TOS book of the new year and new run of Star Trek novels after the recent hiatus, as the previously announced Greg Cox book, The Antares Maelstrom, has now been rescheduled, with an expected August release (instead of March).

In other books news, Blackstone have announced two more CD editions of recent Star Trek audiobooks (previously only available as downloads). April will bring us John Jackson Miller's Hell's Heart, the first book in the TNG-era crossover Prey trilogy. And then in May will be Dayton Ward's TNG novel Hearts and Mind. Both are read by Robert Petkoff and feature the same cover art as the previous download editions.

Thursday 25 October 2018

QMx's Scotty action figure

QMx have put up a listing (ahead of taking pre-orders) for Scotty, the next Star Trek character in their range of 1/6 scale action figures.

Like previous figures in the range the twelve inch tall figure includes a remarkably life-like likeness, highly detailed cloth uniform, and lots of accessories. Scotty comes with a phaser pistol, communicator, and tricorder (but no engineering equipment!), and an assortment of hands to hold those, as well as fisted hands, and open hands. Continue below to check out lots of new images of the figure, and snazzy in-universe settings for the most part:

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Captain Saru comic on the way

IDW have announced, at Destination Star Trek over the weekend, a new Star Trek Discovery comic, titled Captain Saru. Details about what the book will be about are limited at the moment, although the title certainly implies a late season one setting for Saru to be in the chair.

This will be a one-shot issue, published in February, and comes from the usual Disco comic writes Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer, with art by Angel Hernandez. TrekMovie shared this Paul Shipper cover art:

Terra Incognita #4 preview

Out this week is the fourth issue of Terra Incognita, IDW's latest mirror universe infused TNG comic, from writers Scott and David Tipton, with Angel Hernandez taking on art duties this issue.

Like previous issues in the series, the book is offered in four different covers, with the A cover featuring the main characters from the issue, Riker and Wesley Crusher, by Tony Shasteen (coloured by JD Mettler). The B cover features the same pairing, in a photo-montage (which has been modified since it was previewed in solicitations). There are also two retail incentive covers, with Riker and Crusher once again featured on J.K. Woodwards cover. The final cover by Elizabeth Beals breaks the mold with a rather glorious Dixon Hill scene!

Continue below to check out all the covers and a five page preview.

Monday 22 October 2018

Mego wave 3 revealed, and wave 2 images

Mego's third wave of action figure releases this year are starting to arrive, and once again include multiple Star Trek characters. Continue below to check them all out, as well as lots of images of the wave two figures released last month.

Wave three includes four characters in three seperate releases, and Mego Museum have been quick to hunt them all down and share pictures.

First up we have a new Captain Kirk figure, released for the first time in the Mego style wearing his green wrap-tunic uniform.

Eaglemoss' next Discovery ships, and other Starships updates

Lots more Eaglemoss today, with the latest few Discovery ships just the highlight of ever more Starships Collection news coming out of Destination Star Trek. Continue below for all that's new.

So first up the next few issues of the Discovery collection have been announced, with images released via the Hero Collector blog. Going furthest into the future first, issue #10, which should arrive around January, will be the fantastically purple Klingon Qoj class - So far I'm finding the Klingon ships, so packed with detail and interesting design choice, to be the highlights of this series, and this seems to be no exception!

Saturday 20 October 2018

Eaglemoss reveal more XL ships, bonus issues, and more!

At the Destination Star Trek convention Eaglemoss have announced a whole host of new ships in The Official Starships Collection, and released lots of new images online too. Continue below for all the latest.

First up we've got our first look at the rather splendid XL edition of the Discovery USS Enterprise (images posted on the Hero Collector blog):

Wednesday 17 October 2018

January Star Trek comics

IDW have released their January solicitations, which include three new Star Trek books, and an omnibus. They pre-announced most of this month's big event releases a week or so ago, but did save one nugget of news for the solicitations; the Transformers crossover has been extended an extra issue! Continue below for all the details of the month's releases:

Star Trek vs. Transformers #5
Written by John Barber and Mike Johnson, with art by Philip Murphy
The stunning conclusion! As the Klingon-Decepticon alliance prepares to wipe out their enemies once and for all, Kirk and the Autobots make one last desperate bid to merge Cybertronian technology with Starfleet ingenuity. It’s a final conflict you won’t want to miss!
As IDW proudly proclaim, "Demand was so high, we’re doing another issue!". This surprise extra issue in the crossover will be offered in at least three covers, with apparently only the battle-worn retail incentive cover by Chris Panda so far revealed. The A cover will be by Philip Murphy, and the B by Josh Burcham.

Lots of new Eaglemoss ships announced, and many new images

It's a huge Eaglemoss news day, with several new ships announced for The Official Starships Collection and loads of new images of forthcoming Discovery ships, special issues, and the next shuttle set. Continue below for all the details.

First up, four new regular issues of the Starships Collection have been announced, and it's a particularly good round this time. That starts with issue 141, the first release of 2019, which will be the 24th century Vulcan ship T'Pau, of the Apollo class, as seen in TNG's Unification. This is another welcome addition to the growing Vulcan fleet from the collection, and a design I have been particularly looking forward to getting, so I'm delighted to finally see it!

We've got lots of images, as Eaglemoss' latest round of solicitation released one model photo and an initial cover design, the Hero Collector blog released a couple more photos, and the Starships Collection Facebook page also released renderings of the new announcements!

Friday 12 October 2018

Cherry Tree's Borg Cube PCs seem to have assimilated the Ferengi

In a most unexpected twist, it seems the Borg from Cherry Tree, makers of Borg Cube PCs, maybe have recently assimilated some Ferengi, as among the most recent variants of their Borg Cube PC models you now find this opulent gold version of the ship/computer! Check it out, along with other variants, below:

Friday 5 October 2018

IDW crossover Q series and Picard prequel

IDW have announced two big new Star Trek comics due out next year.

The biggest of those is a new six-part multi-series crossover event, The Q Conflict, which will bring together the crews of TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager (sorry Enterprise, Discovery, and the Kelvin timeline!). The series will be written by many times crossover experts Scott and David Tipton, with art by David Messina, one of IDW's first ever Star Trek artists, returning to Trek for the first time in years!

The series is due to start in January. Here's how they describe the series in the announcement press release:
When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet’s best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.
The first issue will be available in multiple covers, including connecting A and B covers by David Messina, and retail incentives by George Caltsoudas and J.K. Woodward. The artwork for Woodward's cover (or maybe covers if the image is split rather than a wrap around) is what IDW have used to announce the series:

Thursday 4 October 2018

First look at Eaglemoss Earth Spacedock and other Starships Collection updates

It's a big Eaglemoss day, with their both at New York Comic Con revealing several new models, and many other updates from the Official Starships Collection. Continue below for all the latest:

First up we have our first look at the long awaited Earth Spacedock special, and it looks like a suitably impressive model! Toyark got this shot, along with lots more excellent coverage of Eaglemoss' booth (check out their full gallery).

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