Tuesday, 25 December 2018
But first, just recently it was announced there will be a third Star Trek Little Golden Book, Too Many Tribbles. This one is due out in July; here's the cover and blurb:
Saturday, 22 December 2018
But first, we have our first look at the twelfth XL model, and one I am especially looking forward to, the beautiful Akira class USS Thunderchild. This looks to be a nice substantial model, and has a lot more detail on the paints than the regular sized version. Interestingly it also actually has the name USS Thunderchild on the saucer (unlike the previous smaller model, which is screen-accurate for the unmarked ship on-screen). This is currently listed for February release on the US Eaglemoss webshop:
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
First up solicitations have revealed two ships in up-coming line-up for the regular series, with issue 146 being the long awaited Fesarius, from The Corbomite Maneuver, one of the first ever ships in Star Trek. It was previously suggested this was a challenging model to pull off, which one can imagine, due to the two colours and sizes of disk that cover the surfaces in triangular panels; there's a lot of small detail on this deceptively simple model. If you look closely at this image you can see some sort of impression of the triangular shapes, but it looks to be all one colour - But the colour on the solicitation images is often a bit off anyway, so let's hope the final model does the ship justice.
Waypoint Special 2019
Written by Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward, Thom Zahler, Stephen Mooney, and Corinna Bechko, with art by Malachi Ward, Stephen Mooney, Andy Price, and Daniel Irizarri.
The anthology series celebrating 50+ years of Star Trek continues in this new oversized special. Featuring four all-new tales written and drawn by some of today's top creators, this new installment of the hit Waypoint Special will revisit fan-favorite characters all across the Star Trek universe.The previous Waypoint Special was only just released, but it's great to see another volume rushing up to bring us even more creative and diverse Star Trek stories. There's just one cover for this book, by Stephen Mooney, which IDW note isn't the final version yet. From it we can at least infer this book will include TOS, TNG, and Voyager stories.
Monday, 17 December 2018
First up, the cover for the first of the new Illustrated Handbook series, featuring the USS Enterprise-D, has been updated with a different selection of images which better reflect the illustrations that will be the highlight of its contents - The book is based on the old Star Trek Fact Files, and will center around the fantastic technical and cut-away images from that magazine series.
First up DST have released packaging shots of the Star Trek Select Kelvin timeline Kirk and Spock figures, which are due for release next month. These new images show off the generous range of accessories each figure comes with nicely!
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
We are treated to four stories spanning the 23rd and 24th centuries:
- Only You Can Save Yourself, an Ezri Dax story written by Dave Baker, with art by Nicole Goux and colours from Miquel Muerto.
- Consider Eternity, which picks up right after The Motion Picture, with the young Decker/Ilia entity meeting Q. This one by Brandon Easton, with art by Josh Hood and colours from Thomas Deer.
- My Human is Not, a charming story focused on Data's cat spot, written by Jackson Lanzing and Colin Kelly, with art by Sonny Liew.
- Histories, a creative twist on a TOS first contact, written and illustrated by Matthew Dow Smith, with colour by Shaun Steven Struble.
Friday, 7 December 2018
Bye Bye Robot have revealed their latest range of Star Trek art prints, with seven new pieces from two returning artists offering up something for every classic Star Trek series. Continue below to check them all out.
First up from Mark Brayer we have two new prints, the first here is a continuation of his retro starship series, featuring the Klingon Bird of Prey, specifically the HMS Bounty, which is also the title of the piece, flying over Vulcan.
Tuesday, 4 December 2018
The book is offered in four different covers from the same gaggle of artists as previous issues. The A cover from Tony Shasteen (coloured by JD Mettler) features Worf and Riker. The photomontage B cover meanwhile also features work, but this time paired with Doctor Crusher. The same duo feature on J.K. Woodward's retail incentive cover, in a much more menacing scene. And once again Elizabeth Beals gives us something more intimate and everyday on the Enterprise, this time featuring Picard, Geordi, and Wesley Crusher, doing, something...
Continue below to check out all the covers and a five page preview.
Three different covers are available again, with Philip Murphy once more providing the A cover, this time featuring a whole gaggle of characters. The B cover by Gavin Fullerton has several Starfleet characters, but just one Transformer towering over them, but the best of the bunch is surely Megan Levens' (coloured by Charlie Kirchoff) featuring the female characters from the series, with a particularly majestic looking M'Ress.
Continue below to check out all the covers, plus a five page preview:
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Literary Treks (TrekFM's Star Trek books podcast), David Mack has revealed he is working on a new (presumably TNG) novel, with the working title Collateral Damage - This will be a follow up to his last TNG-era novel, Section 31: Control, which of course saw Section 31 unravel and implicated numerous members of Starfleet in the centuries long conspiracy, including Jean-Luc Picard, for his part in the cover up of a presidential assassination - The latter action occurred in a much older book, A Time to Heal, which was subject of the podcast discussion. Mack ominously laid out what awaits Picard as a result:
Eventually the truth does come out, and Jean-Luc Picard is going to have to face the music.He also hinted that the book will explore the fallout from his Borg invasion trilogy, Destiny:
Even though we think all is well all these years later, the level of damage and devastation that was done by the Borg continues to have its effects and to take its toll on Alpha Quadrant society.