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First look at Official Starships Collection USS Vengeance and other new ships

Lots of updates from the The Official Starships Collection below. Starting with a first look at the third over-sized special issue, the USS Vengeance:Entertainment Earth posted the image, and also a description which hints at thingsShow More Summary

Q Are Cordially Uninvited...

Coming next month is the latest Star Trek ebook, Rudy Josephs' TNG story, Q Are Cordially Uninvited.... The novella is set to reveal the events of the wedding of Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher, which previously occurring "off-screen", prior to the novel Greater Than the Sum. Show More Summary

IDW's December Star Trek comics

IDW have released their December solicitations, which include three new Star Trek comics, plus an omnibus book. Continue below for a look at the start of one series, the end of another, and everything else coming at the end of the year:Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #1The first of a new five-part crossover series. Show More Summary

Four Trek T-shirts available today

ShirtPunch, one of those websites that offers T-shirt designs for twenty-four hours at a time, has four different Star Trek shirts on offer today: Retro designs featuring a Klingon bird of Prey and the USS Enterprise, a Captain Kirk portrait, and a Starfleet delta Argyle pattern. Show More Summary

Original USS Enterprise departs for refit

The original miniature of the USS Enterprise seen in Star Trek: The Original Series has been on display at the Smithsonian National Aire and Space Museum since the 70s, but a few days ago was taken out of it's home in the museum gift shop (where it has resided since 2000). Show More Summary

Alien Domain, heading to browsers soon

GameSamba have announced details of their new Star Trek browser game, including the title, Alien Domain. The game will focus on Federation and Klingon exploration of Fluidic Space, the home of Species 8472, and is set for launch later this year. Show More Summary

New look TOS DVDs

If you're tired of all this new-fangled high definition bluray stuff, then CBS should brighten your day, as this month hey are reissuing Star Trek: The Original Series on DVD, in snazzy new packaging. TV Shows on DVD revealed the artwork for all three seasons of the remastered series:

Captain Kirk's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Due out in November from Titan Magazines is their latest extra big annual, the Star Trek Magazine Special 2015. The bummer issue will include lots of interviews, and sport a Sergeant Pepper inspired cover (as posted by Previews): Things...Show More Summary

New Attack Wing ships on the way in 2015

Wizkids have announced four new waves of model ships coming next year in their Star Trek miniatures game, Attack Wing. Continuing their monthly releases, March next year will see three new ships in wave thirteen, with another three due each month following up until at least June, with wave sixteen the furthest ahead so far solicited. Show More Summary

Danilo's ships calendar

A couple of years ago Danilo started publishing Star Trek calendars for the UK market (which has had the unfortunate effect of making the US calendars from Universe Publishing trickier to get hold of on this side of the Atlantic). Danilo's...Show More Summary

Aliens trading card series

The latest range of Star Trek trading cards from Rittenhosue Archives focuses on Aliens. Coming in November, the new series will feature alien characters, exotic and familiar, from across the prime timeline. There will be one hundred basic cards, and a plethora of bonus cards, including: Randomly inserted sketch cards. Show More Summary

The Big Bang Theory goes retro

For last year or so, there has been a growing range of co-branded Star Trek and the The Big Bang Theory merchandise, including clothing, apparel, and toys. The latest entry into this collection comes from Bif Bang Pow, in the form of...Show More Summary

Foul Deeds Will Rise cover

Due out in December is a new TOS movie-era novel from Greg Cox, Foul Deeds Will Rise, which is also a sequel to the episode The Conscience of the King. StarTrek.com have now revealed the cover for the book, which was created by Joe Corroney;...Show More Summary

TNG season 7 bluray previews

Coming in December is the final set of releases in the TNG bluray project, the Season Seven box set, and stand-alone release of All Good Things... StarTrek.com have revealed the cover art, and released trailers of both. StarTrek.comShow More Summary

Star Trek: The Compendium previews

Due out in less than a week is Star Trek: The Compendium, the new bluray release of both nuTrek films, including the IMAX version of Into Darkness and all the extra features which were previously scattered to the retailer exclusive winds. Show More Summary

Metal models from Fascinations

Fascinations, makers of novelty gifts, including metal models of various buildings and vehicles (including Star Wars ships and droids), is soon to add Star Trek to their range, with a collection of four metal starship model kits. Intricate models of the USS Enterprise, USS Enterprise-D, Klingon Bird of prey, and Vor'cha class will be available. Show More Summary

Aeroshuttle test footage, and more Voyager behind the scenes goodies

Maybe you've heard of the Aeroshuttle? It was the captain's yacht-like smallcraft attached to the underside of the USS Voyager's saucer section. It was basically Voyager's personal runabout.The Aeroshuttle never appeared on-screen; it's role was ultimately filled by the Delta Flyer. Show More Summary

Titan petition, 1000 down, 4000 to go!

A little over a week ago I started a petition to get the USS Titan included in The Official Starships Collection. This came after my interview with The Collection's manager, Ben Robinson, who noted:...if more than 5,000 people sign up...Show More Summary

Ship bits: Runabout, blueprints, model kits, and Borg Cube

Some assorted starships news here, starting with out first look at Eaglemoss's Danube class runabout model. What looks like it might be one of the highlights of the The Official Starships Collection, this will be making its way to the UK first in a couple of months, as issue thirty-two of the series. Show More Summary

Interview: Rob Caswell on the art of Seekers

Out now are the first two books in the new novel series, Seekers. The books are written by the same team that brought us Vanguard (and indeed it follows on from that series), with novels alternating between David Mack, and Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. Show More Summary

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