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Archived Since:April 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Press-Out and Build USS Enterprise

There's a newly released Star Trek Haynes Manual, but this one is a bit different to the previous technical manuals. The Haynes USS Enterprise Press-Out and Build Manual, is part book, part model kit, including a cardboard kit that builds a fifty centimetre long model of the original USS Enterprise. Show More Summary

1:350 scale USS Reliant from QMx

QMx have announced a second artisan replica model of the USS Reliant. Earlier in the year they revealed their 1:250 scale model, complete with fully fitted out shuttlebays, and all the impressive details and lighting one expects from one of QMx's model ships. Show More Summary

Pop! vinyl TNG range revealed

A collection of eight new TNG characters in Funko's Pop! vinyl figure range have been revealed, thanks to new listings on Entertainment Earth. On offer will be Picard, Riker, Data, Worf, Troi, and La Forge, plus Locutus and a generic Klingon. Show More Summary

Review: Metal Earth Vor'cha class

Newly available from Fascinations are the four Star Trek starships in their Metal Earth range of laser etched steel model kits. I've got all four to play with, and am going to take a close look at each.Hoping the angular design might...Show More Summary

Latest Starships Collection previews

Online retailers have added listings for several new issues of The Official Starships Collection. Due out in February and March in the UK, and April in the US, issues forty and forty-one will be the refit Excelsior class USS Enterprise-B, and the Klingon Raptor class. Show More Summary

Mini phaser ornament from QMx

Black Friday is a little over a week away, and when it does arrive, QMx will have a cool exclusive Star Trek item on offer. They have made a miniaturised version of the nuTrek phaser, ready to hang on your Christmas tree. Based on the...Show More Summary

Comic bits: February previews, behind the scenes, and international releases

IDW have released their solicitations for February, which include three Star Trek releases. Check out the details of all those, plus some other Star Trek comics news, continuing below after the jump:Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 Written by Scott and David Tipton. Show More Summary

New Star Trek business card cases

Icon Heroes, producers of Star Trek office products, have revealed two new items in their range. Coming in the second quarter of 2015 will be new embossed metal business card cases, available in designs featuring either the USS Enterprise...Show More Summary

Latest Starfleet issue casual wear

ThinkGeek have recently added several items of Starfleet uniform inspired clothing to their catalogue. The latest are the TOS uniform style slippers, which naturally are available in all three department colours: Meanwhile in the 24th century, there are A-line dresses, also in three colours: There are also several new uniform inspired hoodies. Show More Summary

Review: Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever, The Original Teleplay.

The recently concluded five-part comic adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original telelplay for The City on the Edge of Forever is almost unique in Star Trek comics history. To the best of my recollections there has been just one otherShow More Summary

Book bits: New Voyager blurb, TOS excerpt, and more

Books news! First up there is a new blurb for Kirsten Beyer's next Voyager novel, Atonement, which comes via the Simon and Schuster digital catalogue. The book, due out next September, will be completing the trilogy begun in Protectors...Show More Summary

Get in costume with Trevco's new full bleed uniform T-shirts

Trevco have been releasing impressive full bleed sublimation print design Star Trek T-shirts for a while now, extending a variety of designs to cover the entire surface of a T-shirt, rather than the traditional rectangular window. Their...Show More Summary

Titan petition breaks the 2000 mark!

We're forty percent of the way to having a model USS Titan! Have you added your name to the petition?A little while ago I ran an interview with Ben Robinson, the manager Eaglemoss' starship model and magazine series, The Official Starships Collection. Show More Summary

The Collectors cover

Just a few weeks away is the latest Star Trek ebook, The Collectors, the third entry in Christopher L. Bennett's Department of Temporal Investigations series, and first novella length story for Dulmur, Lucsly, and co. StarTrek.com have...Show More Summary

Better look at the new Star Trek UglyDolls

Coming early next year is the new Star Trek themed collection of UglyDolls. Five characters will be available, offered as both large plushes, and small clip-ons. Entertainment Earth have now added listing for the whole range, with better quality images than those previously released. Show More Summary

New apparel previews

Crowded Coop's big range of Star Trek bags and other accessories is just starting to make its way into the world, and ThinkGeek have added many items in the collection to their Star Trek offering. As is typical of ThinkGeek, they have some excellent product photos, giving us the best look yet at these new designs. Show More Summary

Star Trek Magazine #179 preview

Out in January will be the one-hundred-and-seventy-ninth (or fifty-second in the US) edition of the Star Trek Magazine. This issue is set to focus on Voyager, as the series enters it's twentieth anniversary year (!). Things From Another...Show More Summary

The Q Gambit, part 4 preview

As well as the final issue in the City of the Edge of Forever series, this week also delivers the fourth issue in The Q Gambit, the six-part DS9 crossover story in the nuTrek ongoing comic series. Continue below for a five page preview...Show More Summary

City of the Edge of Forever #5 preview

Out this week is the fifth and final issue in the comic book adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original teleplay for City on the Edge of Forever. Continue below for a five-page preview of the final chapter: To continue the story, pick up...Show More Summary

Review: Star Trek Pop-Ups

I love pop-up books. I only own a few, but they are probably the most frequently visited in my library, and the ones I like to show to friends. So I was delighted to learn I would be able to enjoy another thing I love in pop-up form, with the release of the new Star Trek Pop-Ups book. Show More Summary

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