With Star Trek turning 50 this year, it seems only fitting that the original USS Enterprise model, used in the classic TV series that started it all, should get a fresh coat of paint.
We’ve already shown you the finished model, but did you know it took two years to restore? The Smithsonian, who have had the model since it was donated to them in the mid-70s, took the entire thing apart to meticulously restore it to a screen-accurate state. This involved stripping away previous paint jobs and undoing some ill-conceived modifications. Apparently, lighting effects that were never a part of the original model were added by the museum sometime in the ’90s. Oops!
You can watch a video documenting the painting process below. [click to continue…]
Modiphius Entertainment has announced that a new RPG dubbed Star Trek Adventures is currently in development with a playtest starting in early September. This is the first new Star Trek RPG in nearly 15 years. The release will also coincide with a new miniature line. [click to continue…]
The first full trailer for the Leonard Nimoy documentary For The Love Of Spock has arrived. It was written and directed by his son Adam you know (sniff). It features heartfelt interviews with the Star Trek cast both past and present (sniff).
You probably shouldn’t watch it at work with a bunch of people around you, unless you’re already well known in the office for weeping at your desk. Watch the trailer and view the full poster below. [click to continue…]
Adult coloring books are one of the best things to come along in a while, as far as I’m concerned. Especially the geeky ones.
On that note, new coloring books for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation by Dark Horse Comics are on their way. The Star Trek coloring books come out November 8th and the Buffy coloring book will be out in January of 2017, but you can pre-order both now.
Boldly go and color Sunnydale! Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]
It’s finally happened.
We thought we saw every possible way to wear a Star Trek: TNG uniform, but I’ll admit that I didn’t expect my bed to get in on the action.
This Star Trek The Next Generation Bedding Set will let you tumble out of bed in the morning, completely relaxed and ready for that first cup of coffee or tea, Earl Grey, hot. The fitted sheet features a Delta Shield pattern, and the four solid Rank Pips printed on one side of the pillowcases declare you a Captain. The duvet cover, red, naturally, because you’re Command, has a Communicator Badge printed on it.
The set is available in Twin XL, Queen, or King sizes. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments get nerdier and crazier every year. Apparently, this year will be no different.
Starting on July 9th you can pre-order a remote-controlled Death Star tree topper, a Force Awakens-edition Han Solo, a not-so-cheery Alien queen, and a very special Star Trek ornament that serves as a weird 50th anniversary homage to the show’s first episode, “The Man Trap.”
Check out the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]
For years, the 1701 USS Enterprise model that appeared in the original Star Trek series was on display in a rather undignified section of the Smithsonian museum: the basement gift shop. But, in honor of the museum’s 40 anniversary, the model has been restored to its former glory for an exhibit in the Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.
The prop had been hanging around the gift shop for decades and needed some serious attention. The Smithsonian’s chief conservator Malcolm Collum worked with Industrial Light and Magic (and also a few fans) to bring the model back to its last-known modification for the 1967 episode “Trouble with Tribbles”.
Star Trek fans can check out the exhibit starting this Friday.
(Popular Mechanics via Engadget)
Build-A-Bear has just announced the release of a 50th Anniversary Star Trek collection.
This is, without a doubt, the cutest Spock has ever been. Check out details on the entire lineup below. [click to continue…]
Or maybe he’s just going to give him a massage.
QMx have unveiled two new additions to its Master Series of articulated figures – Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock. You might recognize them from an old TV show called Star Trek that aired for a brief time in the ’60s. Obscure, I know.
These figures feature more than 30 points of articulation, screen-accurate clothing and incredibly detailed sculpts of the actors – Shatner personally approved his likeness, while Nimoy’s was approved by his Estate. They ain’t cheap, though. We’re talking $179.99 a pop for the standard versions with limited-edition variants including Kirk’s Phaser Rifle and Spock’s Lute fetching an extra $20. But for this sort of detail, it’s a price some collectors will consider well worth it.
These figures will be available for preorder on qmxonline.com starting on June 23, at 10 AM PT. The figures will debut at SDCC at QMx booth #4145 in limited quantities.
Check out some more product photos below. [click to continue…]
Which Starfleet captain is the best? Well, now you can answer that question with Star Trek Risk 50th anniversary edition.
Play as Picard, Sisko, Kirk, Janeway and Archer in an “adventure as you take on the role of a Captain, assemble your away team, command your ships, and complete quests in an epic journey across the galaxy”.
Take a closer look at the awesome tokens and board design below. [click to continue…]