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

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First look at a bunch of Eaglemoss ships, and other Starships Collection news

Eaglemoss have launched a new website Hero Collector, a science fiction and super hero news site which will also serve to promote their various part-work collections, including of course Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection.Show More Summary

Original USS Enteprise in spacedock

The original miniature model of the USS Enterprise is currently being readied for display in its new home in the revamped Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. At the moment it can be found...Show More Summary

IDW Star Trek comics for April

IDW have released their solicitations for April, which include two new Star Trek titles: The final issue in the Planet of the Apes crossover, and the second half of a nuTrek two-parter which is due to start in March, which this batch of solicitations revealed will be titled Eurydice. Show More Summary

Cross Cult's Foundations, and schedule updates

Cross Cult have revealed (on their Star Trek books Facebook page) the new cover art for several of their forthcoming German translations of Corps of Engineers ebook novellas. The three new designs below are for the Foundations trilogy, by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. Show More Summary

The Primate Directive #2 preview

Out this week was the second issue in IDW and Boom's TOS/Planet of the Apes crossover, The Primate Directive. Continue below for a five page preview: You can continue reading this story by picking up a copy at your local comic book shop,...Show More Summary

Simon Pegg to write Star Trek 3!

Mr Scott to the bridge! The Enterprise's own chief engineer, otherwise known to us in the 20th century as actor/comedian/writer Simon Pegg, is set to co-write the next Star Trek film. Deadline have reported he will be joined by Doug Jung on the task. Show More Summary

Books bits: Margaret Clark teases 2015 releases, new books, and more

Loads of books news today, the bulk of it coming via Visionary Trek's The Captain Table podcast, which recently had Star Trek books editor Margaret Clark on, and many a bean was spilt as they talked about the novels and novellas coming over the next year. Show More Summary

Interview: Mark Brayer, starship artist

Bye Bye Robot recently released five new Star Trek art prints, and have been kind enough to put me in touch with all the artists to explore their work. This time I'm talking to Bye Bye Robot regular Mark Brayer. Mark's piece in the latest...Show More Summary

Book bits: Voyager covers, new releases, and annotations

A few bits of books news today, starting with some new cover art from German publisher Cross Cult. Posting on the German Star Trek books Facebook page, they revealed the artwork for Kirsten Beyer's third Voyager relaunch book, Children of the Storm, aka Kinder des Sturms. Show More Summary

The Q Gambit, part 6 preview

Out this week is the final issue of The Q Gambit, the end of the six-part DS9 crossover story in the nuTrek ongoing comic series. Will Q prove to Kirk there is such a thing as a no win scenario? Will Dukat do ill in allying with theShow More Summary

Anovos gets formal

Anovos have revealed their new TNG movie era formal uniform jackets replicas. Both regular officer (with the grey center panel) and captain's variant (all white) will be available, and as ever Anovos have replicated the details from original production wardrobe pieces. Show More Summary

Shuttlecraft join The Official Starships Collection, in Germany

Exciting times for German fans, Eaglemoss' Official Starships Collection has now launched in Germany (the same launch includes Austria and Luxemburg too) and subscribers there get the option for even more ships! As in other countries, subscribers get the extra models of the All Good Things... Show More Summary

Trek your life: New salt and pepper shakes, coasters, mugs, and more

Need some more Trek in your life? Well Kirk, Spock, and co are ready to sprinkle Starfleet styling into your home with the latest creations from Westland Giftware, Vandor, and more. The parade of new Star Trek stuff continues after the jump below.Westland Giftware have added several new items to their Star Trek collection. Show More Summary

Uncertain Logic cover

Due out in April is Uncertain Logic, the third book is Christopher L. Bennett's Rise of the Federation series, continuing the adventures of the former Enterprise NX-01 crew in the newly created United Federation of Planets. More Summary

This Month: January 2015

January brings us the first Deep Space Nine (branded) novel in over half a decade (!), the much delayed start of the nuTrek crew's five year mission, a variety of new Star Trek homewares, and much more. Continue after the jump belowShow More Summary

The Simpsons do the TOS end credits

The most recent episode of The Simpsons, The Man Who Came to Be Dinner, was a science fiction adventure, featuring The Simpsons' regular aliens, Kang and Kodos. Naturally that meant a good peppering of sci-fi references, but they went all out on Star Trek for the closing credits, with a glorious homage to The Original Series' own end credits. Show More Summary

Book bits: New Frontier ebook series, schedule updates, and covers

Loads of books news today! First up, via posting a schedule of forthcoming book releases, there is a very interesting new development in the Star Trek enovella line. Set for release between July and September is Return, a three-part New Frontier ebook series, written by Peter David of course. Show More Summary

First look at Eaglemoss Klingon D4

The fourth oversized special issue from Eaglemoss' Official Starships Collection will be the new Klingon Bird of Prey from Into Darkness, identified as a D4 class in the film, and solicited by Eaglemoss as a Klingon Patrol Ship. Posting...Show More Summary

Book bits: Savage Trade cover, andother book updates

Due out in March is Tony Daniel's second TOS novel, Savage Trade, and have now revealed the cover, by Doug Drexler, for that book, with an Archer class ship stealing the show: Here's a reminder of the blurb:The U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain James T. Show More Summary

New TOS starship model kits

Coming next year is a new TOS Romulan Bird of Prey model kit from Round 2 Models. I have previously previewed the new 1:1000 Polar Lights model itself, and now Things From Another World have added a listing, revealing the new box art. Show More Summary

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