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Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek (2009)’

Fiddling about in Photoshop

Posted by Michael Warren on February 25, 2009

I occasionally mess around with Photoshop – I would classify myself as “crap at it”, but for my complete lack of skills, I am quite pleased with what I manage to pull together sometimes.

For example, ages ago, I tried to mock up a teaser poster for the new Star Trek film, and put things like the novelization and the soundtrack on the credits. With the official announcement of the book, I went back to fix it, and then ended up creating another one using MadMan’s brilliant from-scratch rendering of the new-Ent. And here they are (click to enlarge, obviously):

(The first one, of course, uses Gabriel Koerner’s “reimagined” Ent).

I know they’re nowhere near as good as this, but I quite like them.


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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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The missing piece of the puzzle…

Posted by Michael Warren on February 12, 2009

2009novelmockupAfter what has felt like quite some time, a hole in the 2009 Trek literature schedule has been filled, as the novelization of the new Star Trek movie has finally been announced:

As the title of the link says, renowned author Alan Dean Foster will be adapting the movie for prose. It will be a trade paperback, and will be out at roughly the same time as the movie itself.

In a quick Photoshop session, I made the image at right to celebrate…


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Stumbling across…

Posted by Michael Warren on January 31, 2009

Reading through my comics haul for this week, I was surprised by this as I made my way through Runaways


I mean, I knew about the Esurance partnership, but it did stop me in my tracks for a few seconds. It’s one of those milestones, like the trailers, like the TV spots, that tell you it’s almost here.

And, of course, there’s the Superbowl commercial to look forward to on Sunday night as well…

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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.

You can see the image of the figure from the link below as well. Watermarked image below the cut. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Star Trek trailer incoming…?

Posted by Michael Warren on August 14, 2008

This weekend, the British movie magazine Empire and the British Film Institute are hosting the first ever Movie-Con in London – a movie preview event. The material being shown is described as ‘highly exclusive’ and ‘footage that you won’t be able to see elsewhere’.

The schedule of events was posted earlier today – and one item in particular caught my eye…

Sunday – August 17th

4.15pm – 5.45pm

A number of items, including:

  • Paramount sizzle reel including Ghost Town, Eagle Eye, How to Lose Friends And Alienate People, Madagascar 2, Friday The 13th, and Star Trek trailers.

Now, based on the quotes above – is this the teaser we’ve all seen, or is it something new…?

(The full schedule can be seen here.)

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