As noted in a few other posts, we were heading to NY Comic Con and actually as you read this one we are deep in the mix of the event. I didn’t want to leave out the visuals of the Star Trek items that will be found this year at the Eaglemoss Collections booth so check them out.
I’ve been knocking out the television and big screen trailers like I’m at the Home Run Derby and to be totally honest with you, I’m really glad that the expanding of the Geek side of the fence has been embraced as much as it has. There are so many cool superhero and Science Fiction themed shows that work in tandem with the conventions that I regularly attend. That being said we are now up to the second season trailer for the series “Star Trek: Discovery” which airs exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service. Let’s take a look at the trailer below.
Set roughly ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, the show sees the united Klingon houses in a war with the United Federation of Planets that involves the crew of the USS Discovery.
Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham
Doug Jones as Saru
Shazad Latif as Voq/Ash Tyler
Anthony Rapp as Paul Stamets
Mary Wiseman as Sylvia Tilly
Jason Isaacs as Gabriel Lorca
Wilson Cruz as Hugh Culber
Anson Mount as Christopher Pike
PiercingMetal Thoughts: To be straight with you, I’ve not seen more than 24 minutes of the series premiere that aired for free on traditional television. I would have seen the whole show but the stupid sports broadcast messed that up and these DVR’s only record based on the scheduled time and not when the program actually gets to be aired. Amazing huh? Anyway, that being said, I’m not someone who will be paying for an additional streaming service and not for one single show especially. I have an extremely high cable bill (thank you very little Spectrum) and I also pay for Netflix and that is enough for me. This trailer looks good and my friends who had CBS All Access said that they enjoyed the show. Hopefully this makes its way to Netflix or I will look for a free month and binge watch it all. What about you readers? Did you tack on this new service to your credit card? What do you think of the show and will you be sticking with it? Chime in down below in the comments.
Fans of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” side of the fence will love the notion that a brand-new miniseries is coming their way in May. Let’s take a look at the first issue cover and the full press release.
The Press Release:
After the stellar success of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken, which introduced the alternate “Mirror” villainous version of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew to comics, and the excitement around the upcoming five-week mega-event Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror, IDW now returns to the original, or “prime,” universe this August in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita, beginning a brand-new wave of episodic miniseries!
This six-issue miniseries reveals unique, focused stories where beloved characters find themselves in new, unfamiliar situations, in a format echoing the “done-in-one” nature of the television series. However, each issue also features a subtle throughline of an evil Mirror Universe crewmember established in the Mirror Broken and Through the Mirror series remaining on the ship, wreaking havoc while posing as his prime universe counterpart. Featuring the best of both the Mirror and original universes, Terra Incognita is a unique new step in this riveting saga. Continue reading IDW Announces “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Terra Incognita” Miniseries→
Folks who’ve been reading our explorations of the American International Toy Fair convention each year know full well that we are BIG fans of the folks at McFarlane Toys and always make it a point to see what they have coming out when we catch up with them at their booth. This news arrived recently from their offices and since its some super cool stuff I am sharing it with you now. Check it out.
The Press Release:
Tempe, Ariz., Stardate – May 22, 2017 – McFarlane Toys has signed a toy license deal with CBS Consumer Products to create figures, role play weapons and accessories for the new Star Trek: Discovery television series. In addition, McFarlane Toys will also create merchandise from the entire Star Trek universe, ranging from the iconic classic television series Star Trek: The Original Series to the legendary films.
The initial line will highlight two of the most iconic characters in the Star Trek universe with articulated 7-inch figures of U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. These figures will debut in window box collector packaging and feature iconic accessories such as phasers and communicators. Various characters from the highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery television series and other adaptations will follow.
When I explored the “Star Trek: Mission New York” Convention last year, there were signs all over the Javits Center that broadcast the coming of the next “Star Trek” series, and exclusive program to the CBS All Access offering called “Star Trek: Discovery”. Yesterday, the network released their “first look” trailer and I am sharing it with you below. Take a look.
The Premise: Set roughly ten years before the events of the original Star Trek, the series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they discover new worlds and civilizations, while exploring the franchise’s signature contemporary themes. The season-long storyline revolves around “an incident and an event in Star Trek history that’s been talked about but never been explored”. Continue reading Set Your Visual Scanners On The “Star Trek: Discovery” First Look Trailer→