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Book bits: Ships of the Line 2, and pop-ups!

It's an all "non-fiction" books news today. Starting with exciting news that there's a second Ships of the Line book on the way! have announced a new hardcover book will collect just about all the images from the Ships of...Show More Summary

A closer look at Hallmark's 2014 Star Trek Keepsake ornaments

Hallmark have released their 2014 "Dreambook", their catalogue of Keepsake Christmas tree ornaments. Following the same format of the past few years, there are three Star Trek decorations this year: A starship, with light effects, which this year is the USS Vengeance. Show More Summary

Q drops in on nuTrek, and other comics news

July is looking like it's going to be pretty exciting for Star Trek comics. io9 have announced issue thirty-five of the nuTrek ongoing series will be the first in a six part story featuring Q! io9 spoke to the series' writer, Mike Johnson,...Show More Summary

Drex Files: NX-01, Enterprise class

Enterprise NX-01, rendered by Rob Bonchune. For the second instalment of the Drex Files in Exile I thought it fitting to have a good look at what is perhaps Doug Drexler's most significant contribution to the world of Star Trek, his great starship design, the NX-01. Show More Summary

Flesh and Stone, medical crossover on the way from IDW

There's something special on the way from IDW in July, a new one-shot crossover comic, featuring all the regular doctors from all five Star Trek TV series! Here's how describe the forthcoming adventure, Flesh and Stone:When...Show More Summary

Review: The Official Starships Collection #10 - Borg Sphere

Issue ten of The Official Starships Collection was the Borg Sphere. The first Borg ship in the series, this model is very different to what has come before, giving Eaglemoss some unique challenges making what is probably the most intricately detailed model in the series so far. Show More Summary

Book bits: Acts of Contrition cover, Foul Deeds blurb, and more

Loads of books news! Starting with the look at the cover for Kirsten Beyer's next Voyager novel, Acts of Contrition, which features the USS Voyager (still pretending she hasn't had a refit) in slipstream, looking all awesome. More Summary

Latest Wizkids miniatures games

Wizkids have announced a new expansion for their Fleet Captains Heroclix miniatures game. Following the original Federation and Klingon set, and the previous Romulan expansion, the Dominion will become the fourth faction in the game.The...Show More Summary

Epic environments from Into Darkness concept art

I recently came across the website of Nathan Schroeder, a member of the art department on both of the nuTrek movies. His site includes galleries for many of the films he has worked on, including the X-Men films, Pirates of the Caribbean,...Show More Summary

Star Trek Live in Concert coming to the rest of the world

Last year the first tracks from the Into Darkness soundtrack made their premier in Switzerland, at an encore performance at a special screening of Star Trek (2009), where the soundtrack was performed live by an orchestra. As a UK resident...Show More Summary

Latest TNG bluray details

Coming in June is season six of Star Trek: The Next Generation on bluray, along with a stand-alone release of the two-part episode Chain of Command. TrekCore recently posted details of contents of those releases, including news of the...Show More Summary

New game on the way, Star Trek Timelines

Games developer Disruptor Beam have announced they are working on a new Star Trek game, coming at an as yet undetermined future time to Apple, Android, and web-browsers. Star Trek Timelines is set to pull elements from across the prime-timeline universe. Show More Summary

Drex Files: Art Department Fleet Yard

Once upon a time there was a wonderful website called Drex Files, where Star Trek visual effects wizard, art department pro, make-up artist, all round mega-fan, and friend of trekkies everywhere, Doug Drexler, treated the world to regular looks behind the scenes at years of his work on Star Trek, from TV production and beyond. Show More Summary

Comic bits: nuTrek, photo-comics, and Doctor Who

A few bits of Star Trek comics news. Starting with Joe Corroney's latest art previews. The artist will be returning to the nuTrek ongoing series in May and June with the two-part story, Lost Apollo. So I presume these pages, which Corroney...Show More Summary

Tribbles eat money now

A couple of months ago Crowded Coop announced a new range of Star Trek bags, purses, and other accessories on the way. Now Entertainment Earth have listings up for a few of these, including the first look at mock-ups for a couple ofShow More Summary

TNG coming to Infinity Wars

Lightmare Studios have announced Star Trek: The Next Generation will be coming to their digital trading card game, Infinity Wars. The game combines elements of classic trading card games with a multi-platform digital format, distinctively adding animations to each of the cards. Show More Summary

Review: The Official Starships Collection #9 - USS Defiant

Time I caught up with my Eaglemoss reviews! Next in line in The Official Starships Collection is the USS Defiant, so how did Eaglemoss do with this tough little ship? Well it's pretty good overall, but marred by one unfortunate error. Show More Summary

Book bits: The Light Fantastic cover, and more Seekers

Coming in July this year is, The Light Fantastic, a new TNG novel from Jeffrey Lang, which will continue the story of Data from David Mack's Cold Equations trilogy, which itself built upon Lang's previous Data novel, Immortal Coil. More Summary

Frisbee USS Enterprise should be real!

As if ThinkGeek aren't already creative enough with their weird and wonderful products, on April Fools' Day (yesterday) they like to go a little further, and come up with some extra implausible goodies to tempt us with. This year they...Show More Summary

Bye Bye Robot's Next Generation

Last year Bye Bye Robot released six posters by Matt Ferguson, one for each of the TOS movies. Now they are continuing the series with four TNG designs. Each poster is 12x24 inches, and you can pick out your individual favourites, or get a set of all four. Show More Summary

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