Thursday, 21 October 2021

New Star Trek 3D Chess Collection figurines

Eaglemoss: Hero Collector have launched a new Star Trek collectable range, the Star Trek 3D Chess Collection(ad), which combines the classic game in it's tridimensional Star Trek form, with figurines of characters from across the Trekverse. Continue below to check out details of this new series.



The collection promises to delivery 48 characters as chess pieces, comprising three full sets, themed on The Original Series, The Next Generation, and "Aliens and Enemies".  The pieces are at 1:21 scale, making most of them about 3.5 inches tall, and they are all hand painted metallic resin. 

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

The Wand Company's Bluetooth communicator is back, and tricorder on the way

The Wand Company, makers of high end Star Trek prop replicas with practical functions, are back in action, with both the return of a classic product, and a new working tricorder on the way. Continue below to check them out.

So far The Wand Company have produced a TOS phaser remote control(ad), a TOS communicator Bluetooth handset, and a type-1 phaser remote controlled mood light rock(ad). The phaser and communicator have been out of production for some time, and as a result are typically garnering very inflated prices on the secondary market. Well that price bubble just burst, as communicator is going back into production for a 55th anniversary release, and is available to order now on the Star Trek Shop (due to ship just next month).


Friday, 15 October 2021

Lower Decks round-up: First First Contact previews, and wej Duj extra content

This week has brought us the final episode of season two of Lower Decks, First First Contact. Continue below to check our previews of the new episode, and all the extra bits and bobs of content released to explore last week's episode wej Duj.

So first up here's the blurb and trailer for First First Contact:

In the season two finale, the U.S.S. Cerritos is tasked to aid another starship on a first contact mission.

The Mirror War #1 comic preview, covers, and artwork

Out this week is issue one(ad) of IDW's new mirror universe comic event series The Mirror War(ad) - Although if you're following the series it will feel more like the second issue, as it was preceded by an issue zero(ad). Building on IDW's three previous TNG mirror universe miniseries(ad), this eight issue series, with numerous one-shot side stories also promised, will expand on the story of the remnant of the Terran Empire still active in the 24th century, and the grand ambition of mirror-Picard and crew. The core series in the event is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by Gavin Smith, coloured by Charlie Kirchoff. 

This first issue is offered in no less than four covers! The A cover(ad) featuring mirror-Picard and a montage of other characters and ships, is by J.K. Woodward; who created the look of the IDW TNG-mirror universe crew in their first miniseries, and has been involved in some capacity with all the subsequent outings. The B cover(ad) featuring echoes of Barclay, is by Amanda Madriga. There's then a rarer retail incentive cover(ad) by Mark Alvarado, featuring a shattered vision of Data. Finally there's the most elusive cover of all an online exclusive convention cover(ad) offered as part of the New York Comic Con last weekend, which features Picard, as illustrated by Zach Howard and Nelson Daniel.

Continue below to check out all those covers, a five-page preview, and artwork from the book. Look out for cool stuff including the Enterprise-D's captain's yacht in action, and black versions of the Insurrection-style dress uniforms!

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Star Trek Explorer fiction authors, story details, and features revealed, plus extra cover variant

The new Star Trek Explorer magazine is just a month away from launch, and Titan Publishing and the magazine's creators have revealed some new details of what to expect, including most tantalisingly some details of the four new short stories that the first issue will offer. Continue below for information on those and other features in the magazine, plus a new cover variant.

While the Star Trek Magazine of old has previously offered some Star Trek Online based fiction (an omnibus of which(ad) is coming soon), this will be the first time a broader fiction offering will be coming to the official Star Trek magazine. The new quarterly Star Trek Explorer will feature two new short stories each issue, alongside two more delivered as a digital supplement to subscribers.

Titan Publishing have announced the four writers for the first issue, and three of them appeared in a virtual panel at the New York Comic Con this past weekend, and gave a few more details. Notably this first batch of stories are all based around Q, but maybe not in the most expected settings. It's not clear which of these four are in the print magazine, and which are digital, but they are:

Monday, 11 October 2021

Year Five #25 preview and artwork

This past week brought us issue 25(ad) of the Star Trek: Year Five(ad) comic series, the bumper epilogue issue which bridges the end of the Five Year Mission on towards the world of The Motion Picture. Almost the entire creative team of the two year maxiseries returned to contribute to this final issue, which was written by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Paul Cornell, Jim McCann, and Brandon Easton, with art by Carlos Nieto, Silvia Califano, Angel Hernandez, J.J. Lendl, Megan Levens, and Christopher Jones, all coloured by Charlie Kirchoff!

The book is available in two different covers, with the regular cover artists for the series of course also return: The main cover(ad) is by Stephen Thompson with colour by Charlie Kirchoff, while the rarer retail incentive cover(ad) is by J.J. Lendl. Continue below to check them out, plus a five page preview from the book, and come behind the scenes art:

Prodigy Janeway clip, casting, trailers, character promos, and real life bridge!

With the start of Prodigy just weeks away Paramount+ and Nickelodeon have been ramping up their promotional efforts for the series, with new clips, trailers, and artwork revealing new details about the characters, and the latest announcement revealing the existence of more Starfleet characters in the series. Oh and they built a real world version of the USS Protostar bridge! Continue below for a round-up of all the latest.

First up check out this awesome clip of holographic Janeway introducing herself to the young crew of the USS Protostar:


Sunday, 10 October 2021

Discovery season four trailer hints at missions to come and returning aliens

As part of the New York Comic Con this weekend a new trailer for season four of Discovery was released. Check out below (with screencap breakdown), and other Disco updates. 

I've embedded the Twitter version here, which seems to be viewable in the UK (and so I hope other non-US parts of the world, which are alas geolocked out of some other hosting platforms), but if you have an issues, check it out on StarTrek.com.

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Lower Decks round-up: wej Duj previews, and I, Excretus extra content

This week's new episode of Lower Decks, the ninth and penultimate of the second season, is wej Duj. As ever Paramount+ have released preview materials for the new episode, and a bunch of fun graphics and behind the scenes bits from last week's episode. So continue below to check out the latest Lower Decks bits.

Firstly, here's the blurb and trailer for this week's freshly released episode:

Boimler tries to find a bridge buddy while the U.S.S. Cerritos crew has down time during a long warp trip.


Thursday, 7 October 2021

New Spocks from Super7's ReAction Figures and Funko's Pop! vinyls

Two distinctive new Spock action figures/figurines are on the way from Super7's ReAction Figures range, and and Funko's Pop! vinyl line. Continue below to check them out.

First up from the ReAction Figures (which are retro styled-action figures at 3¾ inch scale) we have a Target exclusive Spock(ad), with one hand posed in the Live Long and Prosper salute. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this figure is the very distinctive packaging, which is itself a die cut Live Long and Proper hand!

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Science Division's interactive tribbles now available in silver and giant variants

A couple of years ago Science Division created the best tribble toy to date, with their app-enabled interactive tribbles which can sense when they are being played with and react with a soft purr, or be trained to guard your objects and shriek at any pesky Klingons. Their initial breed of tribble were all brown, but now they're back with two new members of their tribble family. Available to pre-order now, are their new silver tribble, or giant silver tribble! Here's the full tribble family, and continue below for more info:


Friday, 1 October 2021

Lower Decks round-up: I, Excretus previews, and Where Pleasant Fountains Lie extra content

This week's new episode of Lower Decks, the eighth of season two, is I, Excretus, and as ever Paramount+ have released a trailer and some preview images, along with lots of additional content based on and behind the scenes of last week's episode. Continue below for the latest Lower Decks round up:

Here's the blurb and trailer for this week's I, Excretus:

A consultant arrives on the U.S.S. Cerritos to run drills that require the lower deckers and bridge crew to swap duties.

Sunday, 26 September 2021

The Mirror War: Data comic covers, blurb, and art teases

IDW's TNG mirror universe comic series The Mirror War(ad) is due to get its first character focused one shot in Data(ad), details of which have been announced in IDW's latest round of solicitations. Taking a break from the main eight-issue run, December will bring the first of four one-shot side-steps in the year long comic event. The Mirror War: Data takes on a different creative team to the core series, with Celeste Bronfman writing and Roberta Ingranata providing artwork. Here's the blurb for the book:

The spotlight turns to Data in this one-shot set in the Mirror Universe of The Next Generation! Expand upon the world of The Mirror War!

 Data and Barclay’s relationship has been strained since Barclay returned from the Prime universe. When Barclay becomes preoccupied with revenge, Data determines to help him right past wrongs so that the human can return to peak operating efficiency. Can the two put aside their differences and work together?

The comic will be offered in three covers, all featuring Data and Barclay. There's the A cover(ad), also by Roberta Ingranata, the B cover(ad) by Ejiwa "Edge" Ebenebe, or a more elusive retail incentive cover by Tom Ralston. Continue below to check them all out.

Friday, 24 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: Where Pleasant Fountains Lie previews, and The Spy Humongous extra content

This week brings us episode seven of Lower Decks season two, Where Pleasant Fountains Lie. As usual Paramount+ have released some previews for the episode, plus lots of fun social media extra content based on last week's episodes. Continue below to check out that, the latest weekly T-shirt, and more in this latest Lower Decks round-up.

Here's the blurb and trailer for Where Pleasant Fountains Lie:

Mariner & Boimler are stranded on an uninhabited planet with a sentient computer. On the Cerritos, Lt. Commander Billups must prove his engineering abilities to an old adversary.


Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Mego's latest one-week Topps exclusives are TNG Worf and the Borg Queen

Mego's releases of action figures via Topps has returned to Star Trek once more this week, with two TNG characters available to order; Worf and the Borg Queen. Continue below to check them out, plus some other Mego-Trek updates.

For a few weeks now Mego have been offering up exclusive action figures via Topps, each week two new characters are available to pre-order for one week only, and so long as enough orders come in, they subsequently go into production and should arrive a few months later. With this week's TNG selection, fully half of the figures so far offered have been Star Trek releases! With TOS and DS9 characters offered previously, so far Star Trek characters have been coming every other week!

For the TNG assortment we have TV-era Worf, who has been quite splendidly rendered in the Mego style:

Friday, 17 September 2021

Year Five #24 covers, preview pages, and artwork

This week the Star Trek: Year Five(ad) comic series brings two-years of story-telling to and end with the final part of it's three-part finale, in issue 24(ad) of the series. This issue pulls together the threads of Bright Eyes and the Tholians, Gary Seven, and the crew of the Enterprise, with a healthy dollop of creative time travel. Brought to us by writers Jackson Lanzig and Collin Kelly, artist Silvia Califano and Elisabetta D'Amico, and colourist Charlie Kirchoff.

The book is offered in two different covers, either the main cover(ad) by Stephen Thompson featuring Captain Kirk and Gary Seven, or the rarer retail incentive cover(ad) J.J. Lendl, which is a travel poster style design advertising a visit to the Federation Council. Continue below to check out both covers, preview pages, behind the scenes art, and a new cover for the forthcoming epilogue issue.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: The Spy Humongous previews, and An Embarrassment of Dooplers extra content

This week we get a lot more Pakled action in the latest Lower Decks episode, The Spy Humongous. As ever Paramount+ have released previews for the episode, and some behind the scenes and fun extras related to last week's episode. Continue below to check out the latest Lower Decks updates.

First up here's the blurb and trailer for The Spy Humongous (also on StarTrek.com if you prefer to Instagram)

Anomaly consolidation day on the U.S.S. Cerritos leaves the Lower Deckers with mixed emotions. Captain Freeman attempts to negotiate peace on the Pakled home world.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

The Mirror War #0 comic preview, plus behind the scenes art and new cover

This past week brought the launch of the new TNG mirror universe comic, The Mirror War(ad), with issue #0(ad) setting the scene before an eight-part series, and four character-focusesd one-shots carry on this mirror epic for most of the next year!

This first book in the series is written by Scott and David Tipton, with art by Carlos Nieto, and colours by DC Alonso. It is offered in three different covers, with the A-cover(ad) also by Nieto featuring a flag waving Picard and crew. The B-cover(ad), more tightly focused on Picard and Data, is by Ejiwa "Edge" Ebenebe. The final cover by Tom Ralston, is a rarer retail incentive variant(ad), and also features Picard and Data, with a space battle to one side. Continue below to check them all out, plus a five-page preview from this book, some behind the scenes art from the series, and a new cover for a future issue too!

Friday, 10 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: An Embarrassment of Dooplers previews, and Mugato, Gumato extra content

This week brings us mid-way through Lower Decks season two, with episode five, An Embarrassment of Dooplers, out now. As usual Paramount+ have released some images and video to preview, plus a bunch of extra content reflecting on last week's episode. Continue below for the latest Lower Decks round-up.

Here's the blurb and trailer for An Embarrassment of Dooplers:
Mariner and Boimler try to track down the location of a legendary Starfleet party while the bridge crew deals with an insecure alien diplomat.

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Star Trek Day brings trailers, release dates, casting updates and more for SNW, Picard, Discovery, Prodigy, and Lower Decks

At today's Star Trek Day event Paramount+ announced lots and lots of new Star Trek TV news (and a little movie update too even), including very exciting casting/character news from Strange New Worlds, an exhilarating new trailer and keyart for Prodigy, plus a new trailers for both Picard and Lower Decks too, a release date for the next season of Discovery, a tease for the Starfleet Academy series, and a little preview from the remastered edition of The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition. Continue below to check out all the news!

First up let's look at Strange New Worlds, with the exciting news of the extended cast beyond Captain Pike, Number One (whose full name we now know is Una Chin-Riley), and Spock. Here's a little casting announcement video:


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Eaglemoss reveal XL USS Cerritos, Voyager ships and station, latest Picard Romulan ship, and alien shuttlecraft!

Eaglemoss: Hero Collector's shipyards are evidently got a new delivery of Synth workers recently, as they are really pumping out new model ships at the moment! The latest announcements include the first Lower Decks ship from Eaglemoss, several Voyager releases in their special and bonus lines, the latest issue of the Universe collection, and a new alien-themed shuttlecraft set! Continue below to check them all out, plus the latest updates from Build the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

So first up announced today on StarTrek.com we have our first look at the forthcoming XL edition of the USS Cerritos. What a handsome lady!

Mego's first DS9 action figures, available for one week only!

Mego recently began a new partnership with Topps where they offer new action figures every week for a limited one-week pre-order window. They already offered a couple of TOS characters as part of this, two weeks ago, and now on just their fourth week doing this, they're offering two more Star Trek characters already, notably marking Mego's first ever releases based on Deep Space Nine.

Available to order now are Captain Sisko and Quark. So long as enough orders come in, they will go into production shortly after the pre-order window closes at the end of the week, with delivery expected a few months later. Note the images below are of prototypes, so may not reflect the final product exactly.

Sisko comes in his earlier season uniform, and equipped with a Starfleet phaser:

Friday, 3 September 2021

Lower Decks round-up: Mugato, Gumato previews, latest extra content, behind the scenes, and cool character art

This week's fourth episode of Lower Decks season two is called Mugato, Gumato, and as usual Paramount+ have released some promo for the episode, along with lots of fun extra content based on last week's episode. In this latest Lower Decks round-up I've also gathered up some cool Lower Decks art from some of the production artists. Continue below to check out all the latest from the series.

First up, here's the blurb and trailer for Mugato, Gumato, (you can also see the trailer on StarTrek.com if you prefer to Instagram below)

The USS Cerritos is dispatched to a planet to investigate an unexplained sighting of a dangerous Mugato.


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