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Saturday, 20 July 2019

Star Trek homewares round-up: Bottle stoppers and openers, stationary, and soap!

Got a gaggle of Star Trek stuff for practical and decorative use at home today, including pop-up cards, coasters, and even soap! But first, a whole new range of drink-accessories.

Revealed at this week's San Diego Comic Con, Factory Entertainment have been showing off a forthcoming range of Star Trek bottle stoppers and bottle openers. Figures.com got the following pictures. First up, there are two showy starship wine stoppers, the USS Enterprise and a Klingon D7. These, and everything else in this range, are described as "coming soon":


Thursday, 18 July 2019

IDW announce mirror universe Voyager comic, and other comics updates

A few comics updates today, starting with a notable new announcement from IDW: The first stand-alone Voyager comic is almost two decades! Coming in October will be Mirrors and Smoke, a mirror universe Voyager one-shot, which will be the first in a new series of mirror universe one-shots, with DS9 and TOS issues to follow later - Presumably these are all in the continuity of IDW's recent series of TNG mirror universe comics.

The Voyager book will be written by Paul Allor with art by IDW's mirror universe specialist and painter extraordinaire J.K. Woodward. Here's a blurb from the press release:
Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke introduces Captain Janeway of the Voyager, a rebel ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant, far from the ruins of the Terran Empire. When Janeway crowns herself Pirate Queen of the Quadrant, the locals – including scavengers Neelix and Kes – won’t give up without a fight. Amid this conflict, the crew of the Voyager has a second problem on their hands: just who is the Terran calling herself Annika Hansen, and can she be trusted?
And here's the first look at the mirror crew on the Woodward cover for the issue:


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Mego reveal new Khan action figure, and Spock gift set

Mego have revealed their new Khan action figure, which will be seeking his wrath with the seventh wave of releases from the reborn Mego brand this September. Continue below to check him out, as well as a new Spock gift set, and new images of the latest releases

Khan will be one of three new Star Trek figures in mego's next wave, appropriately joined by Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock - They will be released Separately, but you can order them as a bundle from Entertainment Earth. These will be the first Mego figures outside the TOS TV era in the current run (although DST released a couple of TNG figures when they did Mego figures a few years ago).

Mego Museum released these first look photos of the Khan figure, along with previews of other non-Trek wave seven characters. Kirk and Spock are yet to be seen, although I doubt we'll have long to wait with San Diego Comic Con coming up.


Book bits: Next Discovery novel details, Too Many Tribbles preview, and more

Got a few book updates today, including a look at the new Tribbles book! But first, new book news!

There have been a handful of mystery new books with "Untitled" listings floating about for a few months now, and the first of those just got a title! Due out in December is Dead Endless, the next Discovery novel, which will be written by Dave Galanter. This book will focus on Paul Stamets and the spore drive, and according to Enterprising Individuals, who had a chat with Galanter at the recent Shore Leave convention, Airiam will also get some attention. TrekToday have released the following blurb, via a press release they were sent:
The U.S.S. Discovery’s specialty is using its spore-based hub drive to jump great distances faster than any warp-faring vessel in Starfleet. To do this, Lieutenant Paul Stamets navigates the ship through the recently revealed mycelial network, a subspace domain Discovery can briefly transit but in which it cannot remain. After responding to a startling distress call originating from within the network, the Discovery crew find themselves trapped in an inescapable realm where they will surely perish unless their missing mycelial fuel is found or restored. Is the seemingly-human man found alone and alive inside the network the Starfleet officer he claims to be, or an impostor created by alien intruders who hope to extract themselves from the mycelial plane at the expense of all lives aboard Discovery?
There's no cover yet, but surely it will feature Stamets (and some spores?).

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Eaglemoss starship book updates

Eaglemoss' range of starship-related reference books has just had it's latest release, and I've got previews of several other recent and forthcoming releases. Continue below to check the latest from the Illustrated Handbooks, Shipyards, and Designing Starships series.

First up, the latest series from Eaglemoss is the Illustrated Handbooks, which pull together material previously published in the Star Trek Fact Files, a part work magazine long out of print, to give us a detailed and lavishly illustrated guide to all the systems. The second book in that series, due in October, will focus on the original 1701 and the 1701-A, and interestingly that includes brand new content that integrates the Discovery version of the Enterprise into the overall history of the ship

Like previous Eaglemoss releases, the book is also being offered paired with a model ship, and images of that version of the book have now been released, giving us a look at the packaging, as well as a peek inside the book:


Saturday, 13 July 2019

Chronicle Collectables' impressive new Enterprise-D model

Chronicle Collectables have announced their latest, and most impressive, Star Trek release to date, a 1:1000 scale model of the USS Enterprise - That's 24 inches long, 19 wide, and 7 tall. The included base adds another 14 inches of height, and features some LCARs art. The windows, warp nacelles, impulse engines, deflector dish, and the base display are all lit too. The model is built from fiberglass, resin, and aluminium, and as you can see below looks pretty impressive (especially when lit up).


If you fancy it, it will set you back just a cent less than £2000. Chronicle Collectibles are taking pre-orders now, with the expectation of delivery in the fourth quarter of this year. Continue below for lots more pictures:

Monday, 8 July 2019

Another giant USS Enterprise-A model for sale!

Remember that huge model of the USS Enterprise-A that was found in a yard sale in Toronto earlier this year? Well it seems that was just the start of a giant USS Enterprise model invasion, as another has sprung up in Richmond Virginia! This one is 13 feet long and features some nice panel line detailing.


This model was apparently previously on display at King's Dominion, an amusement park, where it sat atop an equally huge Starfleet delta stand, which is also included with the model now.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

First Discovery season two soundtrack details.

Lakeshore Records records have announced the first details of their forthcoming Discovery Season 2 soundtrack, all composed by series composer Jeff Russo of course. The 39-track album is due for release on the 19th of July, initially digitally, with a vinyl edition to follow (according to /Film, and one assumes CD too, though that's not announced yet). Continue below to check out the cover, track list, and an excerpt:


Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Star Trek: Year Five #3 covers and preview

Out this week is the third issue of IDW's new TOS comic series, Year Five. While continuing some threads from the opening two-parter, this book kicks of a new arc, featuring a return to Sigma Iota II (of A Piece of the Action), giving us a new take on the aftermath of the crew's original visit there a few years earlier in the TV series. With a new story the creative team has been switched up, with Brandon Easton taking on writing duties and art from Martin Coccolo.

This book is offered in three covers. The main cover comes from Stephen Thompson and colourist Charlie Kirchoff, and features a particularly fed-up Doctor McCoy, along with Kirk and Spock, witnessing the new look Sigma Iota II. The same trio feature on J.J. Lendl's retro poster style retail incentive cover for the issue, which would appear to give us a title for the issue/story, Communication Breakdown!. There's also a photo cover available, featuring Kirk, as a Montreal Comic Con exclusive. Continue below to check out the covers, and a five page preview.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Book bits: New books, Animated Series Guide previews, and more

A few bookish updates today, including new covers and preview pages of a couple of forthcoming releases. But first, new book news:

Original 1979 edition cover
New listings have confirmed two new books on the way, and for the first time in a while we know the title of one of them! Due out in October is an unusual release, a reprint of Gene Roddenberry's novelisation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The rationale is for the film's 40th anniversary; there's no mention of whether there's any new content, such as an introduction, to mark that occasion. Like all the current novels, this will be a trade paperback release, and will also have an audio edition. There's no cover yet (but surely the iconic movie poster will be used), but there is a blurb:
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with this classic movie novelization written by legendary Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry!

The original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise to explore strange new worlds and to seek out new life and new civilizations has ended. Now James T. Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the rest of the crew of the Enterprise have separated to follow their own career paths and different lives. But now, an overwhelming alien threat—one that is ignoring all attempts at communication and annihilating all opposition in its path—is on a collision course with Earth, the very heart of the United Federation of Planets. And the only vessel that Starfleet can send in time to intercept this menace is a refitted Enterprise, with her old crew heeding the call to once again boldly go where no one has gone before….
Another book matches the cryptic naming of the other recent new listings, known currently as Untitled LBH; you can only tell it's a Star Trek book as it's listed under Pocket Star Trek. Whatever it is, we can expect it in February 2020.

Coming this September is the new Official Guide to The Animated Series, from Aaron Harvey and Rich Schepis. Amazon listings for this now give us a brand new set of preview pages to enjoy, which give a wider idea of the book's contents (literally, the contents page is among them) then the previous preview. It includes one spread from the preview preview with a new image selection, so some updates must have been happening as the book approaches publication:


Friday, 21 June 2019

IDW's Star Trek comics for September

IDW have released their solicitations for September, which include two new Star Trek comics, both featuring the Klingons. Continue below for all the details, plus some other comics updates.

Aftermath #2
Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen.
As Spock deals with the loss of his sister Michael Burnham, Captain Pike makes an offer to the Klingons. But will the enemies of Chancellor L’Rell ignite a new war instead? Don’t miss this amazing new series that follows the shocking conclusion of season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery. 
This book is offered in two covers, an eye-catching Klingon focused main cover from Angel Hernandez, and a (not yet revealed) retailer incentive photo-cover.


Tuesday, 11 June 2019

The Captain's Oath previews

Out right at the end of May was the latest TOS novel, Christopher L. Bennett's The Captain's Oath. The book is a TOS prequel, focusing on Captain Kirk taking command of the Enterprise, and his missions on his previous command leading up to that.

Various previews have now been released, which you can check out below. Starting with a reminder of blurb, as it appears on the back cover:

The Q Conflict #5 covers and preview

Out this week is the fifth issue of The Q Conflict, IDW's big multi-series crossover event, which as ever is brought to use by writers Scott and David Tipton, with David Messina returning after an issue off to pencil, with inks by Elisabetta D’Amico.

The cliffhanger ending involving the Prophets from the previous issue is wrapped up with surprising ease, leaving the multi-series crews able to deal with Borg for this issue's troublesome task. Thankfully Borg joining the adventure mean a nice selection of Borgy covers for this issue. Once more David Messina (and colourist Alessandra Alexakis) brings us both the A and B covers, forming a diptych featuring all the series ships facing a Borg cube. George Caltsoudas's latest retail incentive cover is a real highlight though, featuring an almost liquid Borg Queen, with other villineous aliens lurking in her shadow.

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


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Book bits: Enterprise War cover, Trek Fitness Guide, and more

It's a new cover day, with two new covers, one for a whole new book, to show you. Continue below for those and more:

First up the much anticipated reveal of the cover for the next Discovery novel, John Jackson Miller's The Enterprise War. The book is a prequel to Discovery season two, filling us in on what the Enterprise was up to in the Klingon War. And the cover is a welcome shift in style from the previous Discovery novels, switching from character promo art to a nice poppy image of the Enterprise!


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Star Trek: Year Five #2 covers and preview

Out this week is the second issue, and part two of the first Tholian-focused story, of IDW's new TOS comic series, Year Five. The same creative team from the first issue continue here, with a story by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, illustrated by Stephen Thompson.

This book is offered in two covers. The main cover comes from issue artist Stephen Thompson and colourist Charlie Kirchoff. A retail incentive cover is also available, a retro poster style design by J.J. Lendl. Continue below to check out those, and a five page preview:

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Review: Star Trek Select Borg action figure

Diamond Select Toys have just released the latest character in their Star Trek Select range of action figures; a Borg drone. Being a generic alien rather than a specific major character, this is a bit of a change for the range. The format is also a little different, a fully articulated figure, rather than the more sculptural style featured in most of the previous releases, and a lot of modular components instead of the scene setting props that most of the other characters in the range have come with. Does this new approach make for an appealing action figure? Continue below to find out...


Friday, 24 May 2019

IDW's Star Trek comics for August

IDW have announced their solicitations for August, which include two new Star Trek comics; continue below for all the details of those, and other Star Trek comics updates.

Aftermath #1
Written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen.
You saw the stunning conclusion of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery—now witness the Aftermath! After discovering Michael Burnham’s personal log, Spock begins to unravel the story of Burnham’s journey from orphan to Starfleet officer—and the secret history of the Red Angel as well. But as he confronts the secrets of Burnham’s past, he’ll also have to grapple with his own. An amazing new Star Trek: Discovery miniseries begins here!
An exciting sounding return to Discovery from IDW here, with the first of a three part series. This book is offered in three covers, with the A cover (pictured) from Angel Hernandez. There will also be two retail incentive covers, one by George Caltsoudas, and the other a photo cover.


Thursday, 23 May 2019

First Star Trek: Picard trailer and artwork

CBS have released the first teaser trailer for Picard, and it gives me tingles of anticipation:



UPDATE: CBS in their infinitely irritating wisdom have belated geoblocked the original upload, so I've embedded the more accessible one from Canada's Space above instead! You can watch the US version here.

The rescue armada of fifteen years ago surely has to be the Romulan survivors of the Hobus supernova right? But what awful thing happened next? This certainly gives us something to speculate wildly about for a few months!

CBS have also released new artwork, a cute wineyard version of the Starfleet delta. Here's the artwork and assorted international variants:

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The Q Conflict #4 preview

Out this week is the fourth issue of The Q Conflict, IDW's big multi-series crossover events. With the series passing the halfway point the conflict is on the rise, with the introduction of the Prophets this issue upping the ante!

The series is written by Scott and David Tipton, but art credits switch up for this issue, with Silvia Califano now pencilling, and Elisabetta D’Amico on inks. Once more David Messina provides diptych A and B covers (this time coloured by Alessandra Alexakis), this time featuring the interior of the wormhole (which works nice when connected, but is quite abstract with only one half). George Caltsoudas's series of retail incentive covers continues too, with a particularly striking image centered on a Vulcan goddess!

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


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

New Picard series is called... Star Trek: Picard

In the twistiest of twisty twists, CBS have revealed the new Jean-Luc Picard series will be titled, Star Trek: Picard - Which feels, just right.

The news was announced at the CBS upfront presentation for advertisers in New York City, along with a title card, and a short clip. Continue below for more details.

Here's an animated version of the title. I find it curious they are using the TOS font (rather than drawing on the TNG TV or movie styles) for the Star Trek part; I wonder if that will continue across all the new series to give some sort of brand consistency.



New Star Trek Pride clothing

The Star Trek Shop has launched a new collection of Star Trek themed Pride clothing, combining the LGBT rainbow flag with various Star Trek icons and slogans, sometimes with great effect. Continue below to check them out:

The most effective of the bunch is I think the "Boldly Go" T-shirt, adding a new layer of meaning to the classic Trek catchphrase:


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

USS Enterprise-A found in yard sale

A giant model of the USS Enterprise-A turned up at a yard sale in Toronto, Canada this week! It was spotted by several social media users who captured some slightly surreal images of the stranded starship among trees on a lawn.


The ship, which was apparently previously displayed in a local cinema, was briskly purchased by one of those local passers-by, Bill Doern, who whisked it away to spacedock for repairs (in a trailer).

Bill has set up a Facebook page so you can follow his work on the model and see where it ends up. Continue after the jump for a few more images of this delightful find:

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Borg Cubes now come as lunch boxes, and much more

Borg Cubes have been turned into all manner of products before, and the latest incarnation of the terrifying giant ship is... a lunch box! Coming soon from The Coop, this 20cm cubed lunch tote will send a shiver down your spine, by insulating your lunch! Big Bad Toy Store currently have it on pre-order for expected arrival this month. Continue below to check out more images, of this and other recent Borg Cube homewares inspired homewares:


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Mego's new variant wave includes glow-in-the-dark Gorn!

Mego's next wave of retro action figures include three Star Trek characters. Alas they are all variants of previously released figures, but they're at least having some fun, particularly with the new version of the Gorn figure which now features glow in the dark teeth, eyes, and spines! Check it out:


The other variants in this range are, Kirk and Spock, each coming with a gaggle of tribbles as new accessories. Images come via distributor License 2 Play, and the set of three characters is available to pre-order from Entertainment Earth, who are currently anticipating a July release.

Continue below to check out more images, and something even more fun:

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Star Trek Cats now coming as statues

Star Trek Cats, which started life as a book, illustrated by Jenny Parks, back in 2017, has spawned all manner of merchandise since its inception, including calendars, apparel, and even postage stamps! Now the cats are entering the third dimension, with a new range of Star Trek Cats statues from Chronicle Collectibles.

The initial range consists of three TOS characters in cat form, Captain Kirk, Spock, and Scotty. All are made from polystone, and are limited editions (although the quantities have not been revealed). Continue below for full details and lots of images of each of them:

Cat Captain Kirk is the most impressive of the bunch, coming complete with a captain's chair replica. It appears the cat is a separate element in this ensemble, giving you some flexibility in how both the cat and the chair are displayed. At 1:9 scale the piece measures 7.5 inches tall, 7 inches wide and 5 inches deep.


Friday, 3 May 2019

Facepalming Picard bust returns, in bronze!

Last year Icon Heroes brought to life the popular Captain Picard facepalming meme in the form of a bust-paperweight. The ThinkGeek exclusive edition of 1602 life-like painted busts sold out in short order - But if you missed out, frustrated Picard is back, now offered in bronze, and there's 6000 of him this time!

Once again he's a ThinkGeek exclusive, and made from resin, with a bronze finish, including a patina highlighting the details. Available now, the bust is sex inches tall. Icon Heroes have sent me a nice set of high res images, so continue below for a closer look:


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Waypoint 2019 Special preview

Out this week is IDW's 2019 Waypoint Special, which brings the quirky anthology series back with some enjoyable new era-spanning stories. Included in this issue are:
  • Hearts and Bones - A TOS TV-era story focused on Doctor McCoy's romantic woes. Written, illustrated and lettered by Stephen Mooney, with colour from Len O'Grady.
  • Unfathom - An early TNG TV-era story featuring Doctor Crusher and Tasha Yar and an encounter with a fun new technical mystery. Written by Corinna Bechko, with art and colour Daniel Irizarri.
  • The Swift Spoke - A Voyager prequel, featuring young Kathryn Janeway and Tuvok on an away mission to a very alien world. Written by Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean, with Ward also providing art and colour.
  • The First Year - A post-finale DS9 story featuring Ambassador Worf and Ezri Dax. Written by Thom Zahler, with art by Any Price, and colour from Mark Roberts.
It's an enjoyable collection which explores some interesting corners of the Trekverse. I particularly enjoyed the imaginative world featured in The Swift Spoke.

The book has just one cover, from Stephen Mooney. Continue below to check out a more generous than usual six page preview!


Star Trek: Year Five #1 covers and preview

Out this week is the first issue in IDW's big new TOS comic series, Year Five, which will chart the final missions of the TV era TOS crew.

A rolling team of creatives are bringing this series to life, with this first Tholian-focused story in the series brought to us by writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, and artist Stephen Thompson.

The first book in the series is offered in no less than five different covers! Three of those come from Greg Hildebrandt, including the splashing colourful A cover. A sketch variant is offered as a retail incentive, and another monotone edition will be a convention exclusive. Another retail incentive cover comes from J.J. Lendl, the first in a series of retro poster style pieces that will be offered for the series; this first one rather ingenious turns Spock and Kirk's shirts into a Tholian head! Finally Diamond have their own retail exclusive photo cover, using a classic TOS promo photo.

Continue below to check out all those covers, and a five page preview:


Monday, 22 April 2019

IDW returns to Discovery with Aftermath miniseries

IDW have announced details of their return to Discovery comics, with a new miniseries, Aftermath, set to start in August. The three issue story promises to pick up some of the threads from the finale of Discovery season two, and explore Spock's past:
This riveting new comic book [...] reunites co-writers Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson, and artist Tony Shasteen [...] for a storyline focused prominently on Spock. In the aftermath of the 2019 finale, everything in Discovery has changed, and as L’Rell and Pike try to negotiate a fragile peace, Spock finds himself grappling with the fallout from what happened with Michael Burnham – and the mysteries about her still left to unravel.
Here's some promo art for the series:


Friday, 19 April 2019

IDW's July Star Trek comics

IDW have announced their solicitations for July, which has thin pickings for Star Trek fans, with just one new comic this month. Continue below for the details of that issue, and other comics updates:

Year Five #4
Written by Brandon Easton, with art by Martin Coccolo
With the situation on Sigma Iotia II quickly unraveling, it’s up to Kirk and Bones to stop a dangerous group of radicals from unleashing a space/time fissure that could destroy the planet. Meanwhile, back on the Enterprise, Scotty uncovers a secret that risks the safety of the Tholian passenger. The final year of the original mission continues here!
Like the previous issue, this book is offered in two covers, with the main A cover from Stephen Thompson, and a travel poster retail incentive variant from J.J. Lendl. The Thompson cover has been released so far, and is quite striking:


Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Q Conflict #3 preview

Out this week is the third issue in IDW's multi-series crossover event, The Q Conflict. The crews of Kirk and Picard's Enterprises, Voyager, and the Defiant continue to bend to the will of assorted super-beings, as the curious godly politics begin to unfold.

The series is written by Scott and David Tipton, with David Messina pencilling, and Elisabetta D’Amico on inks. Like previous issues, Messina also provides both the A and B covers, forming a diptych between the two, this time featuring the series starring starships. George Caltsoudas has been providing retail incentive covers for the series, with ships also the focus of his cover for this issue.

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


Monday, 15 April 2019

Available Light excerpts and other book updates

The latest Star Trek novel is out now, continue below for text and audio excerpts, and other Star Trek books updates.

This month's new release is Dayton Ward's new TNG novel, Available Light. The story sees the Enterprise continuing it's exploration of the Odyssean Pass, as featured in ward's previous few TNG books, most recently Hearts and Minds. The crew visit a mysterious giant and seemingly abandoned ship found adrift in deep space, while the story also follows up on the fallout of the Section 31 exposure in Section 31: Control.

StarTrek.com have been good enough to release the cover art, by Doug Drexler, without the titles, so you can get a nice clear view of that alien ship:


Tuesday, 2 April 2019

New Gold Key Comics postage stamps

Gold Key Comics are getting miniature reissues, in the form of a new series of Star Trek postage stamps! Eighteen covers from the first ever Star Trek comics will feature on stamps due out this month.

This latest release from the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation adds a new twist to their usual formats. The company, which designs and distributes collectable stamps for many countries around world, typically releases themed series of multiple stamps, but previously with each theme given to a particular country. This latest series has been split in three, with near simultaneous releases in three globe-spanning countries: The Gambia, Grenada, and the Marshall Islands, with releases due on the 17th, 29th, and 30th respectively. Each country has six stamps from the series, which are being released as miniature sheets. Check them out:


Sunday, 31 March 2019

New Official Guide to the Animated Series book coming

Listings for a new TAS reference book have just started cropping up, revealing a rare treat for TAS fans coming this September. Written by Aaron Harvey and Rich Schepis, The Official Guide to the Animated Series, from publisher Weldon Owen, promises an in depth look into the making of the series, including production artwork and new interviews. Continue below to check out the cover, blurb and preview pages!

Friday, 29 March 2019

Book bits: Collateral Damage details, new books, and more

A few books bits today, including first details of several new books. Continue below for that, but first we've got some new information on David Mack's next book, Collateral Damage.

The TNG novel is now set for release in October. As the new blurb mentions, it will be focusing on Picard in the aftermath of the exposure of Section 31 in Mack's Section 31: Control, and will also be a follow up on Mack's older TNG book A Time to Heal, in which the crimes alluded too below occurred:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Trek: Discovery: Desperate Hours comes an original, thrilling novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation!

The past returns to haunt Captain Jean-Luc Picard—a crime he thought long buried has been exposed, and he must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some call treason. Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile Federation colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem, and that sometimes standing for justice means defying the law….

Saturday, 23 March 2019

IDW's Star Trek comics for June

IDW have released their latest solicitations, which include two new Star Trek comics due for June release. Continue below for all the details of those, and other comics updates:

Year Five #3
Written by Brandon Easton, with art by Silvia Califano
With their clash with the Tholian Assembly still fresh in their minds, the crew of the Enterprise, along with their new Tholian passenger, encounter a strange new threat on a very familiar world. The final adventures of the five-year mission continue!
Two covered are promised for what sounds like the start of a new arc in the new TOS ongoing series. The A cover will be from Stephen Thompson, while J.J. Lendl continues to provide retail incentive designs for the series. The latter is the only one so far previewed:


Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Captain Saru comic preview

Our this week is IDW's latest Discovery comic, and their second one-shot based on the series, Captain Saru. As you might have guessed from that title, Saru is the central figure in this tale, set within the epilogue of season one's final episode, when Saru was briefly in command of the Discovery.

The book, like all the Discovery comics, is written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with Angel Hernandez on art duties for this issue. It is available in two covers with Hernandez also producing the retail incentive cover (coloured by J.L. Rio), while the more widely available A cover is by Paul Shipper.

Continue below for a five page preview, starting with the best Saru-blueberry scene yet!

Monday, 4 March 2019

Comics updates: New covers and art for Year Five, Q Conflict, and more

Lots of Star Trek comics updates and previews today, including some really nice new artwork. Continue below for all the latest from Year Five, The Q Conflict, DiscoveryWaypoint, and the Transformers crossover:

First up, Year Five cover artist J.J. Lendl has revealed his retail incentive covers for the first two issues in that new TOS series. Issue one is a retro one-sheet, and issue two a really cool travel poster for the probably inadvisable trip to the Tholian Assembly!


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Gorn mask and other new Star Trek costumes and props

I've got a round up of the latest Star Trek costume, props, and apparel today. Continue below for everything from faithful reproductions to some more esoteric takes on Trek.

First up, Trick or Treat Studios have revealed their latest Star Trek mask, a Gorn! Sculpted by special effects makeup artist Chris Gallaher, it is described as a "perfect replica of the mask worn by the Gorn in the original Star Trek episode Arena". This is expected to arrive in August/September (but available to preorder now), and joins a range that so far includes Balok, Spock, and Kirk.


Saturday, 2 March 2019

Eaglemoss starships updates: New ships announced, new book, and lots of new previews

Got a load of Eaglemoss Starships Collection updates today; Eaglemoss have been very busy updating their listing lately, meaning lots and lots of new images and videos of new and forthcoming ships. Continue below to check out those, and news of another new book on the way, but first, let's look at the latest ships to join the line-up:

The latest round of solicitors from Eaglemoss have revealed issue 151 in the main Starships Collection to be a Bomar patrol ship, which should arrive first in the UK (with other markets to follow) in May.


Thursday, 28 February 2019

Discovery updates: Season 3, Light and Shadows previews, and more

Got lots of Discovery updates today, with previews of this week's episode, Light and Shadows, and more on last week's The Sound of Thunder. But first, the big news of the week is that Discovery has been officially renewed for a third season - Which is hardly surprisingly given the numerous mentions to plans being afoot for that eventually, but it's still good news it's definitely happening! No info yet on when the season will start or how many episodes it will have.

Along with that announcement, Discovery writer Michelle Paradise has been made co-showrunner for season three, working alongside Alex Kurtzman who took on that role on his own for the second season. Here's what Kurtzman had to say about that when talking to The Hollywood Reporter:
Michelle joined us midway through season two and energized the room with her ferocious knowledge of Trek. Her grasp of character and story detail, her drive and her focus have already become essential in ensuring the Trek legacy, and her fresh perspective always keeps us looking forward. I’m proud to say Michelle and I are officially running Star Trek: Discovery together.
Naturally CBS have released a little announcement video for this news too:



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Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Q Conflict #2 preview

Out this week is the second issue in IDW's mega-multi-series-crossover The Q Conflict, in which various superbeings brings together the crews from TNGDS9Voyager, and TOS as their playthings, and this time throw in the Iconians too!

The series comes from writers Scott and David Tipton, with art by David Messina, who also provides both the A and B covers, which themselves continue a series begun with the covers from the first issue, framing an assortment of the main cast characters inside the bodies of their superbeing overseers, in this case Trelane and a Metron. A further retail incentive cover, featuring a sculptural Captain Picard, comes from George Caltsoudas.

Continue below to check out all those covers, plus a five page preview from the book - Interesting to see the Discovery USS Enterprise featured there.


Star Trek vs Transformers #5 preview

Out this week is the fifth and final issue in IDW's Star Trek vs Transformers comic series; if you thought Fortress Tiberius (the USS Enterprise Transformer) was wild, just wait to see what this issue delivers!

The series is from writers John Barber and Mike Johnson, with art by Philip Murphy, who also provides the action packed space battle A cover. The B cover, also rather spacey, is from Josh Burcham, and there's also a more down to Earth (or Qo'noS?) retail incentive cover from Chris Panda.

Continue below to check out all of those, and a five page preview from the book: