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Titan releases Star Trek Comic!

Posted by Michael Warren on May 10, 2009


So, today’s Sunday Mirror (a newspaper I would ordinarily go nowhere near) had a free special edition of Star Trek Magazine from Titan Magazines. A 16-page “taster” issue, including what I imagine are interviews from the real issue 145, the Movie Souvenir Special.

However, the major surprise came on the back cover. As well as the advertisment for Star Trek Magazine, the back cover includes the first announcement of Star Trek Comic, a new release from Titan! This is the first I’ve heard of this release – and it is a bit of a surprise.

The bumper first issue is apparently out now (although I didn’t spot it anywhere after looking around for Trek merchandise on Friday afternoon after the film), and is 68 pages (I presume future issues will be 32 pages or similar). The issue features the first two issues of the film prequel Countdown, as well as various other features, and film stickers. Obviously, it is intended for a younger audience, but I shall be picking it up as soon as I locate it!

This appears to be a UK-only release, as Titan’s US website has no comics section.

More information can be found at Titan’s official website here.


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More soundtrack stuff [UPDATE: Not official]

Posted by Michael Warren on April 6, 2009

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. Work has been extremely busy, and has prevented me from writing anything meaningful outside of it.

Anyway, today I discovered that the page for the Star Trek soundtrack at UK retailer has a copy of the cover, and what looks to be the proper track list. Read more behind the cut.

UPDATE: It turns out that none of this is official. Hopefully, that means “completely wrong”. The cover is “definitely not” the official cover.

FURTHER UPDATE: Only the cover is wrong.

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In Brief – Soundtrack, posters

Posted by Michael Warren on March 23, 2009

In Brief

Soundtrack preorder

So, my usual trawl through Amazon listings to see if anything new has popped up has paid off, for a change.

The soundtrack to Star Trek, music by Michael Giacchino, is now available to pre-order at It will be released on May 5th – that’s the Tuesday before the film is released.

EDIT: Little bit more info from TrekMovie – the release will be on one CD. Which pretty much blows the track listing I mentioned last week out of the water. A shame, really.


A couple of new posters have appeared on the Forbidden Planet website to pre-order – they’re not bad, but that orange nebula is more than a little distracting…


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Soundtrack tracklist – maybe?

Posted by Michael Warren on March 18, 2009

More stuff from TrekBBS. An eagle-eyed poster at the German Trek new site apparently spotted a track list for the new movie soundtrack on (which subsequently vanished…). I don’t know if it’s true or not, and no official word has come (yet) from Paramount regarding the soundtrack release. Anyway, the tracklist, running times, and some of my comments are below the cut.

SPOILERS, naturally.

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Suiting up…

Posted by Michael Warren on February 16, 2009

You know, I’ve always wanted to own a Star Trek uniform.

I’m quite proud of the fact that I happen to own a screen-original uniform from season 2 of seaQuest DSV. But the Trek uniform has long eluded me. Back in the mid 90s, Rubies Costumes and Warp One were the people producing the replica uniforms. I was too young to be able to afford one back then, and I’ve always seemed to miss the command division uniforms on eBay since. Of course, a screen-original uniform would be far too expensive, as has been seen from the It’s A Wrap! auctions over the last couple of years.

Anyway, the point of this post was to note that Rubies now has the license to produce uniforms based on the new Star Trek movie, and they’re available to preorder in the UK already. And they look pretty good. There are two versions available: “Deluxe” (which makes little sense, as it’s the basic version) and “Grand Heritage”. Now, the Grand Heritage is a mite too pricey for my liking (£80), but the Deluxe (£40) just might be worth the purchase. I’ll have to see them in better detail first, though.

They can be preordered from Forbidden Planet here, with a release date of 31st July. Pictures below.

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Playmates Toys 6″ Kirk – first look!

Posted by Michael Warren on January 17, 2009

As you may or may not know, Playmates Toys bought the rights to produce toys based on the new Star Trek movie. Playmates used to make toys based on the various series back in the 1990s, and I was a huge fan of them, until they started going wacky with the figure sizes and the exclusives.

Anyway, I was trying to find a new source for info on the old figures (to work on the article on Memory Alpha linked above) – since the one I had was on AOL’s homepage service, which was wiped off the face of the planet back in November – when I stumbled across a brand-new piece of news.

This was a surprise to me too.

This is the first look at the new 6″ figure of Kirk from the new movie.

I quite like it. The sculpt looks about as right as you’re going to get at this level – action figure, rather than collectible, remember. The uniform is a little funny – it looks a little like he’s wearing yellow chainmail…

Plus, there’s a look at the new phaser! It’s a very vague look, mind you, but it does seem to retain some of the sensibilities of the TOS phaser, and it also reminds me of the assault phaser from The Undiscovered Country.

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