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Blog Profile / 8of5's Guide to the Trek Collective

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Archived Since:April 9, 2008

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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

City on the Edge of Forever #3 preview

New this week from IDW is part three of their comic book adaptation of Harlan Ellison's original teleplay for City on the Edge of Forever. The halfway mark in the series sees Kirk and Spock doing their 20th century thing, as you canShow More Summary

Compendium rebate

Out next month is Star Trek: The Compendium, the new bluray release of both nuTrek films, which will include the IMAX version of Into Darkness, and all the extra features that were previously sprinkled around different retailer exclusive...Show More Summary

Boob bits: Lust's Latinum cover, and other book updates

Books news. First up, the cover has been revealed for Lust's Latinum Lost (and Found), the new DS9 ebook coming next month from Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. As the cover subtly implies, the story focuses on Quark on the new DS9,...Show More Summary

New Starships Collection previews

Pre-orders for the latest issues in the The Official Starships Collection are starting to appear on online retailers, giving us the first look at issues thirty-three and thirty-four, the Cardassian Hideki class, and Vulcan Surak class. Show More Summary

Comic bits: November releases, and other updates

It looks like a slim month for Star Trek comics in November. IDW's latest solicitations list just one new release, part five of the nuTrek/DS9 crossover The Q Gambit. Here's the solicitation (via Previews):Star Trek (ongoing) #39: The Q Gambit #5Written by Mike Johnson, with art and cover by Tony Shasteen. Show More Summary


There seem to be more Star Trek fan films popping up left, right, and center of late, but some really stand out from the crowd, and Axanar is one of those. If you have somehow missed all the hype about this impressive production, Axanar...Show More Summary

Interview: Starships Collection's Ben Robinson on year one and beyond

A year of The Official Starships Collection ships A year ago today the first issue of Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection hit the shelves in the UK. The series has evidently been quite the success, as it has been recently announced...Show More Summary

Borg ice-cubes, and more Trek stuff for the home

I'm starting to think chilling might be the Borg's cunning new plan to assimilate Earth, as, following the Borg whisky-chillers and Borg Cube fridge, here we are with another new Borg cooling device, the Borg Cube ice-cube mold. TheShow More Summary

New TOS and TNG character and ship bobble-heads

Earlier this year Bif Bang Pow released a three bobble-heads based on The Wrath of Khan (Kirk, Spock, and Khan), and now they're returning to the TOS movie era with three more characters, Scotty, Sulu, and Chekov. Entertainment Earth have recently added listing for these, anticipating a November release. Show More Summary

The Voodoo Planet, remastered

Due out in October is Gold Key Archives, Volume 2, the second book in IDW's new omnibus collection of the first ever Star Trek comic series. Like the first volume, the pages in this new book feature remastered artwork, with fresh new colours making the Gold Key art shine like it never has before. Show More Summary

Loads of new Starships Collection ships announced

The manager of The Official Starships Collection, Ben Robinson, has had a busy weekend on social media, spilling many a bean on The Collection's Facebook page. Robinson revealed the line-up from issues forty-one through to fifty, plus the next two specials, and even some hints of things further afield. Show More Summary

New Ships of the Line book covers revealed

Due out in October is the new Ships of the Line book, collecting together all the images from over a decade of Ships of the Line calendars, with commentary by Michael Okuda. The book, edited by Margaret Clark and Doug Drexler, features...Show More Summary

Trek-wear: Enterprise-ring, T-shirts, uniforms, and props

New trek stuff to wear! First up, a new licensee was revealed at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention; RockLove will be producing Star Trek jewellery, and previewed a quirky two-part Enterprise ring in a merchandise presentation at the convention. Show More Summary

A closer look at the Starships Collection's Maquis and Valdore

Due out next month (in the UK, with the rest of the world to follow) is the issue twenty-eight of The Official Starships Collection, the Maquis Raider Val Jean. The Collection's Twitter posted a higher res version of the model photo,...Show More Summary

The Q Gambit part 2 preview

Out this week is the second issue of The Q Gambit, the six-part DS9 crossover story in the nuTrek ongoing comic series. After introducing himself in the previous issue, this part sees Q set the Enterprise crew on their 24th century adventure. Show More Summary

Star Trek Online's Delta Quadrant, Xindi, and new uniforms

I've not reported on Star Trek Online in a while, so there are a few cool new things to look at. First up the new news is that Cryptic are doing their own Project Full Circle and taking the Online narrative to the Delta Quadrant, in their next big update, Delta Rising. Show More Summary

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