Hot on the heels of the return of the hit series Star Trek: Discovery to CBS All Access, Eaglemoss Collections is proud to offer fans a chance to check out the all-new ship designs joining the U.S.S. Shenzhou NCC-1227 and U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 in the Official Star Trek: Discovery Starships Collection.
Currently on display, renderings of the 12 ships that make up the first wave of models in the collection are each based on the original VFX models created for the show. They include 7 Federation ships (including the U.S.S. Kerala NCC-1255, U.S.S. Yeager NCC-1437 and U.S.S. Europa NCC-1648) and 5 Klingon vessels (including the reimagined Klingon Bird-of-Prey and Qugh Class Destroyer).
These renderings serve as the basis for the creation of the die-cast models themselves, painstakingly reproduced under the supervision of Star Trek expert Ben Robinson and officially authorized by CBS Studios. Averaging 8” to 10” from bow to stern, each ship in this special collection is incredibly detailed, cast in a specially formulated metallic resin and hand painted for accuracy.
Each ship also comes with a display base, as well as an exclusive collector’s magazine featuring behind the scenes info, original design sketches and a breakdown of technology on board.
Fans who subscribe to the collection will receive their first ship – the U.S.S. Shenzhou NCC-1227 – for only $9.95 with FREE shipping. Additional models – including the iconic U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 – will then ship monthly for the special subscriber’s price of only $44.95 each (20% off the standard retail price), also with FREE shipping.
Subscribers are also entitled to free gifts worth over $100 and may cancel their subscriptions at any time. You can find out more online.
Fans who’d like to purchase their favorite ships individually may do so either online or at their local comic book shop for the regular price of $54.95 each.
Star Trek: New Visions, Vol. 6
John Byrne (w & a & c)
Presenting all-new tales set in the Star Trek: The Original Series universe, done in a unique, one-of-a-kind photomontage style, using images from the classic TV series. It’s as close as fans will ever come to getting new episodes featuring the original cast. Includes the stories “The Traveler,” “Time Out of Joint,” and “All the Ages Frozen.” Collects issues #15–17.
TPB • FC • $17.99 • 128 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-176-2
Star Trek: Boldly Go #15
Mike Johnson (w) • Tana Ford (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)
“I.D.I.C.” Part 3 of 6! The 6-part epic adventure “I.D.I.C.” continues, as the mastermind behind the colliding realities is revealed! Can the multiple Kirks and their crews unite in time to save all of their universes?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek: New Visions: The Hunger
John Byrne (w & photo manipulation)
For thousands of years, it had drifted above the outer rim of the Galaxy, draining life from all the worlds it found there. Now, it has learned of the banquet of populous planets near the heart of the Milky Way, and is heading there at terrifying speed—with only the Enterprise standing in its way.
FC • 48 pages • $7.99
Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, Shmaltz Brewing Company nationally releases a new Collector’s Edition beer commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Shmaltz Brewing is following its summer release of Star Trek Symbiosis with the latest tropical getaway that’s brewed with orange peel and lime, Star Trek Captain’s Holiday. CBS Studios has teamed up with Shmaltz for the only officially licensed Star Trek beers in the United States.
In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter (7.3% ABV). Star Trek Symbiosis launched at Comic-Con International in July 2017. This week, Star Trek Captain’s Holiday transports itself in 4-packs to retail outlets in 35 states across the country and will be on draft at select bars.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale — Captain’s Holiday
You don’t have to be a Starfleet Captain or negotiate a difficult trade agreement between the Gemarians and the Dachlyds to deserve a little rest and relaxation. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Captain’s Holiday,” the crew convinces Captain Picard to take a much-needed vacation on the pleasure planet Risa. Number One (Commander Riker) tricks the Captain into buying a small statue called a Horga’hn when he arrives. After being accosted by a steady stream of women, he is told that displaying the statue in public suggests he is seeking Jamaharon. Whether for Jamaharon or simpler moments of pleasure, Shmaltz’s tropical getaway should be perfect for kicking back and escaping the stresses of everyday life here on Earth.
Enjoy the lemon, lime and orange citrus flavors of Captain’s Holiday Ale and engage in a well-deserved vacation with every sip!
When it comes to retail merchandising, space is literally the final frontier. That was the guiding principle behind the design of new retail packaging for the best-selling ships in Eaglemoss Collections’ Official Star Trek Starships Collection, officially authorized by CBS Studios. The new display packaging will make it easier for shops to display the ships for shoppers.
From the iconic U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 to the original Klingon Bird-of-Prey and beyond, each die-cast, hand painted ship and its accompanying display stand is housed in a clear form-fitting plastic tray, then secured in a redesigned window box highlighting the ship’s place in the Star Trek universe. An in-depth 20-page magazine specific to that ship is slid into the box under the tray. In addition to boasting a more vibrant visual design, Eaglemoss’ new packaging also presents more options for in-store display. A sturdy retractable J-hook affixed to the back of each box makes it as easily peggable as it is shelvable. A minor enhancement to be sure, but one that’s enormously logical.
Eaglemoss’ new packaging rolls out in January 2018 in support of 12 of the most popular ships in the Official Star Trek Starships Collection, each with an MSRP of $22.95:
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D (DEC172287) * U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205 (DEC172293)
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (DEC172288) * U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E (DEC172294)
Enterprise NX-01 (DEC172289) * U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B (DEC172295)
Romulan Warbird (DEC172290) * U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C (DEC172296)
U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656 (DEC172291) * U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (DEC172297)
Klingon Battle Cruiser (DEC172292) * U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A (DEC172298)
Star Trek: Boldly Go #14
Mike Johnson (w) • Megan Levens (a) • Tony Shasteen (c)
“I.D.I.C.” Part 2 of 6! The epic STAR TREK event continues as Kirks, Spocks and crews from multiple parallel universes collide! Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations spells infinite danger to all!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show, Star Trek: Discovery. Co-written by Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer with art by Tony Shasteen the first story arc is Klingon-centric diving into the background of T’Kuvma.
On it’s own, the comic is an interesting start to a story focused on the Klingons diving a bit into their society, traditions, and even their religion a bit. I’m a casual Star Trek fan, so for me this is all new material and I find it pretty interesting. It also adds a lot to Star Trek: Discovery exploring the background of things and characters that have been touched upon but not gone in depth, it adds a decent amount.
With the first arc being Klingon focused it also has no mention of the Federation or the Discovery crew. So, the comic series is giving us a look at the television series from a different angle. That’s good in that it expands the world but bad as the television show feels more focused on the Discovery itself, so folks coming into the issue based on the title alone might be a bit confused.
The story is interesting though adding a lot into motivations and the history.
The art is good. There’s a lot of detail with each Klingon feeling unique and the locations having both a familiar and alien look about them all. It’s solid work that captures the look and aesthetic of Star Trek: Discovery.
The comic adds to what the television series can’t cover which adds to the story overall. It provides background which has the show make a bit more sense in some ways. It’s a good example of using other mediums to add to a story while not making it vital to a point you are chained to it.
Story: Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson Art: Tony Shasteen
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
Star Trek: Discovery #1
Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (w) • Tony Shasteen (a & c)
Warp into adventure with this new comic book series that ties into the new Star Trek television show on CBS All Access in the U.S., the Space channel in Canada and Netflix throughout the rest of the world! You won’t want to miss this very special KLINGON-centric series. Be prepared for action, adventure, and Star Trek at its best!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Trek Discovery has wrapped up the first half of its first season and we’re diving in to discuss the controversial addition to the Star Trek universe. What did that cliffhanger mean? Is the show too dark? What’s it saying about the state of the world? And why isn’t this on television!? We’re talking all of that and more when we’re joined by guest Sarah Rasher.
Sarah Rasher began their Starfleet career by founding their high school’s Star Trek club, which doubled as a Gay-Straight Alliance. Now, in addition to being totally obsessed with Star Trek Discovery, they are embarking on yet another rewatch of Deep Space Nine. When not overly invested in Star Trek, Sarah works in education research and blogs about competitive figure skating at thefinersports.com.