We’ve covered a lot of Hallmark news over the past year, from reviews of the 2017 ornaments to the reveal of a 2018 preview at STLV. Now, just days before the launch of a new Star Trek adventure, Hallmark has announced that one of the newest starships in the Federation fleet will be coming home to you next holiday season.

In the newest edition of their PopMinded web series, Hallmark’s Christine Taylor and Kevin Dilmore spend time covering this year’s Next Generation releases, but then jump to their big reveal: the forthcoming USS Discovery ornament, likely coming next year.

We’ve known since this summer that Hallmark’s licensing agreement included Star Trek: Discovery, from their panel at STLV 2017.

Here’s a great set of renders in development for the Discovery, revealed in the video above.

We’ll continue to follow the development of this ornament over time, and will bring you a hands-on review when it finally warps to Hallmark stores.

  • Darth Trulane

    I know Star Trek, this is not Star Trek.

    • prometheus59650

      I know Star Trek, it’s all Star Trek.

      • Darth Trulane

        Star Wars is not Star Trek.

        • prometheus59650

          Since there’s no Star Wars here…

          Or were you expecting like-brite consoles from 1966?

          Because none of that flies in 2017.

          • Darth Trulane

            You said “All is Star Trek” I pointed out the simple reality that “All is not Star Trek”…

          • Salvador Nogueira

            To me, it is clear all that is Star Trek is Star Trek, except for what it isn’t, in which case it isn’t, unless it ends up being Star Trek, in a way that you can say it is kind of Star Trek, but not quite Star Trek, in a strictly Star-Trekian sense.

            True story. Akiva Goldsman told me so.

          • Quintillion Tesla

            No one made YOU the judge of Star Trek.

        • Pedro Ferreira

          Apparently some users don’t get that.

    • Daniel Ireland

      I know closed-minded, you are closed-minded.

      • Darth Trulane

        Open your mind, and you will see… The close minded call others closed minded is a hopeless conundrum.

        • Daniel Ireland

          Hah nice try.

    • The height of arrogance. You “know Star Trek”? I like that you invalidate that part of your statement directly after it. This IS Star Trek. It’s canon. It’s official. Just because you’ve created some sort of weird “This is Star Trek” box that everything must fit into, doesn’t mean you actually know anything. I’ve been watching Star Trek my entire life, with my Grandfather, with my Mom, with by Brother, with my wife, I’ve watched all of the series multiple times, I read all of the novels over the course of around 15 years, I’ve played the games, I’ve read the comics. I’ve gone to conventions since I was a kid. I’ve gone to the official, huge convention in Las Vegas twice. I know Star Trek, this is Star Trek.

      • Darth Trulane

        More like the height of reality. You are hopelessly misguided by the hacks who have hijacked a once noble IP. You know what you are told.

        • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

          well said

          • mr joyce

            Not well said

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          Poorly said.

        • DC Forever

          Moronically said.

    • Your Worst Nightmare

      Star Trek is many things to many people. What it is to you is different to me, or the other posters here or Larry down the street. You can have your definition and that’s fine. But to many people this is, or, at the very least, might be Star Trek for them.

    • This is pure star trek. The saucer/secondary hull/ Nacell style is all star trek.

    • Archer

      It might be easier to make that judgement once we’ve actually seen an episode (never mind the entire series). While I’m not a fan of the ship design here, that alone doesn’t make a Trek series; that comes from its themes and ideas. As we haven’t even seen a single episode, we can’t make an argument that it isn’t Trek.

    • Quintillion Tesla

      It’s not Star Trek until it IS Star Trek, which this is. Now.

      Voyager was an ugly ship in my opinion ( as was Enterprise D ) when I first saw it.

    • julius hibert

      Darth Trulane is a bot!

      • Darth Trulane

        I may be more machine than man, but I am no “bot”!

        • julius hibert

          of course you are

    • You know your own opinion. That’s fine, but this IS Star Trek.

  • Thomas Elkins

    I still don’t like her. She’s like the reverse Galaxy-class. Instead of having a giant saucer and tiny nacelles she has a tiny little saucer and super long nacelles. She looks goofy no matter what angle I see her from.

    • Harry Kane

      She’s nothing like the Galaxy Class, The Discovery looks like a turtle when she could have been really beautiful. Like all other Starfleet Ships.

  • Those renders make me even more excited to see Discovery in action. That front view is very aggressive, intimidating looking. I’m actually surprised that I pretty much like each one of those views.

    • Darth Trulane

      it looks like the Klingons were in charge of Federation design.

      • Blame GR, this was a design shape he had planned for Planets of the titans

        • Darth Trulane

          No… the design shape you are referring to was rejected and the ill-fated series was scrapped before any final design was agreed upon.

          • Harry Kane

            Of course it was rejected, it looks and is crap, no two ways about it, and so does the rest of Discovery’s look. Couldn’t they have done anybetter with Discovery, is that the best they can do? Well they are rubbish.

          • To each his own, I love the DSC look

          • It was NOT rejected. That’s a LIE.

            Ken Adam designed it for Planet of the Titans, Ralph McQuarrie produced art based on the design. Roddenberry approved it.

            The movie simply didn’t go ahead, the design had nothing to do with it. If the movie had proceeded, THAT WOULD have been the new Enterprise.

            Deal with it.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Exactly!

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            WRONG!!! Man, your ignorance on Trek History is matched only by your level of negativity on DSC.

            Check out the first volume of great 50 Years oral biography of Star Trek that was published last year, as it covers Titans in detail.

          • Nowhereman10

            It is not crap, it’s just is not the Enterprise and it works well as another Federation starship, especially since the design of starship made it into canon in three cameo appearances.

          • Nowhereman10

            Planet of Titans was a movie concept, like The God Thing was. It was never for a TV series at all and the design was rejected because it was too much of a retconning of the Enterprise design that was familiar to fans at the time. But there’s no reason that the design cannot be used for other Federation ships.

            In fact, it was used to represent other Federation starships as the study model was used in The Search for Spock as a random ship docked at Spacedock along with the Excelsior when the Enterprise enters inside. Later, the study models for the Planet of Titans were used as wrecked or mothballed ships in TNG’s “The Best of Both Worlds” and “Reunification”, So this design form is canon.

          • Mostly correct. Planet of the Titans had a couple of re-writes, the ship design was approved and would have been the Enterprise if it had gone ahead. The interiors would have been open plan and spacious with tube-like walkways and turbolifts buzzing around – an idea Ken later used on Moonraker.

            The real problem was nothing to do with the design, the writers Chris Bryant and Allan Scott (in London where the movie was being made) quit. So Phillip Kaufman re-wrote it to be less ‘cult-ish’ and “more of an adult movie, dealing with sexuality and wonders rather than oddness”. Spock and his Klingon counterpart, to be played by the great Toshiro Mifune would have had a trippy psychedelic experience. Fans would have hated it, Kaufman later admitted.

            But I think the bigger reason for not doing it, was it was it’s sheer finality. It was a good idea (minus Kaufman’s psychedelics) if you were making the last Star Trek forever – it would have been a better ending for Kirk than being crushed in Generations! The Enterprise would have been lost forever in a singularity, thrown back into time. Kirk and crew would settle on Earth tens of thousands of years in the past and become the mythical ‘Titans’ who taught cavemen to use fire.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            “The Enterprise would have been lost forever in a singularity, thrown back into time. Kirk and crew would settle on Earth tens of thousands of years in the past and become the mythical ‘Titans’ who taught cavemen to use fire.”

            You know, this makes me wonder if Ron Moore was influenced by this for his series finale of Battlestar Galactica? Sounds very close to that ending.

          • That occurred to me too. Very similar, maybe he did it as a kind of homage to Trek.

          • Nowhereman10

            Right… that finality would not have worked for Star Trek Phase II, which would hopefully have lead to many seasons on TV and much more. But if you have read Judith Reeve-Stevens’ book Star Trek Phase II: The Lost Series which goes into TPoT as part of the context-providing introduction into attempts to revive Star Trek, you’ll find that the Enterprise designs for TPoT were too different and so could not be used for ST: PII. But the designs and other work at that point now belonged to Paramount (which is why the models were kept in storage and were eventually reused). So if Roddenberry was so enamored of the TPoT designs, he could’ve have pushed it through.

            At any rate, the legacy goes well beyond just getting inspiration for Discovery, when McQuarrie was asked to come back and work on TMP, McQuarrie declined because of his commitments to the Star Wars movies and he recommend in his place Andrew Probert who worked under him for the original Battlestar Galactica. The rest is, as they say, history.

          • A_Warrior_of_Marley

            There is also this great website that covers the art and production for Planet of the Titans here:

            http://ottens.co.uk/forgottentrek/planet-of-the-titans-the-film-that-wasnt/

            There is nothing here in this that confirms that the Adams/McQuarrie design was given the go ahead, but it does have a great set of these esteemed gentlemens’ artwork for this abandoned Trek adventure.

          • No,the project died, but only after two study models had been made. One of which made it onto film, twice. It is still a star trek design.

          • You’re confusing Planet of the Titans with Phase II. Different projects. Different people. Different countries.

      • Nowhereman10

        And why couldn’t Klingon designs influence some Federation design or why not use similar shapes if they have benefits in doing so? It’s like when the Soviets copied the aerodynamic outlines of the U.S. Space Shuttle for Buran and Energia or conversely, when the U.S. took the Bor-4 spaceplane and used it first for HL-20 and now for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser.

      • scotchyscotchscotch

        the side angles actually made me think more of a Galor class

    • A_Warrior_of_Marley

      I like that you can more clearly see the bussard ramscoop domes much more clearly here than on previous images of the ship, which is interesting because it makes it look like a hybrid of TOS and TMP that way.

      • Nowhereman10

        There’s a lot of TOS Enterprise elements worked into this design, like the triangle markings on the saucer, the deflector dish with antenna, the grills immediately behind said deflector dish, etc. The tri-domes is kind of cool and I wish that this feature was larger and more emphasized like the Comic-Con teaser trailer version was.

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  • Cold Case Posse Supporter

    It doesn’t have forward phaser banks on the saucer directly out in front of the bridge like on the 1701 refit. They’re off centered.

  • Cold Case Posse Supporter

    If the Discovery has the same size deflector dish as the 1701 then the Enterprise is a lot smaller ship.

    • A_Warrior_of_Marley

      Bad assumption. If the windows are the same size as those on the Enterprise, then it is much smaller in size. Using the upper dome as a guide and then working off what we have seen of the bridge, then the ship is again much smaller than the Enterprise.

    • It may be longer, but it looks to be smaller than the listed size of a connie

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        2/3 the mass of a connie, 25% longer

        • Where did you get that number? I know some of on another thread(may have been involved ) guessed the size basef off an image.

          I think she is smaller but those nacells will make her longer.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            I made some calculations based on the two levels of the saucer a couple of weeks back and also using the the height of the space-suited figure on top of the saucer.

          • Sounds about right, a light cruiser maybe

    • renan

      Yes, she is much smaller than 1701 connie, and lets see if she is bigger from inside than outside

  • Trent

    UGLY ASS SHIP!

  • Oh nice, I like the blue on the nacells

  • Paragon19

    I liked the original dimensions in the teaser trailer that was closer to the Phase II design.

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN

    concept art

    • mr joyce

      One liners

      • What else does he have?

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          “Yes” and “well said” and “Xindi”

          lol

        • mr joyce

          Jack shi*t

  • Does it look like a pizza cutter to anyone else? 🙂

    • Many look like pizza cutters. You can buy TOS and TNG pizza cutters really.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle

    First bold Trek design since the D.

    Good riddance Berman-era incrementalism.

    • I do not like the Galaxy still.

      • Harry Kane

        Galaxy Class is beautiful, however using the smaller models for filming and not having enough real battles didn’t do her justice.

        • Your Worst Nightmare

          I think the Galaxy is beautiful from certain angles. Others? It’s fugly.

          • Just wondering, what angle dp ypu think its pretty from?

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            He’s probably referring to this “view from below and to the side look,” which to me, does look half decent. It’s the one viewing angle that really highlights the ship in the best light, in my opinion.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c0e6434d64f0fea48218915610caad5775f42ae697a9e65d82a4acda2f235584.jpg

          • I would not call that good, but msybe the best you are gonna get lol

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Lol. Like I said, “half-decent.”

          • Only so much you can do with it.

          • Your Worst Nightmare

            Most any time it’s not straight on from any angle. Like at the beginning of TBOBW1, where the ship is against the planet at the beginning. Not in a place I can post pics to illustrate. Sorry.

          • Gotcha, fair enough

        • You like what you like. To me it will never ne an attractive design.

        • prometheus59650

          I disagree. It looks like it should tumble forward end over end.

          The “All Good Things” refit looks much better to me; more balanced.

          But, it’s just opinion on aesthetics anyway. Some like puke green as a color for their cars, I don’t. No harm, no foul.

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          Cool concept and bold design, but fairly ugly. Like a fat guppy.

          • I liked the Nebula though

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Agreed!

          • Its the same parts, but in a more flattering arrangment. IMO

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        As I just said above, I don’t really like the D, but I acknowledge it was damn bold, and Rodenberry and Probert really went all out on conceptualizing it.

        • I agree with you. I do not need to like a design to give it a critical view and be honest about its design forms.

          The Galaxy was breathtaking, innovative and intresting. I may not find it pretty, bit its not a dull rehash or the common kitbash.

    • Harry Kane

      Couldn’t disagree more, Yes its bold but is also looks like a turtle and it would have been far better to design the ship so it was graceful which is what Starfleet ships are. This shows that Discovery’s creators and designers have no real understanding on how to create starfleet ships, how hard is it to do when you know the general appearance from Enterprise and TOS and that you need a more up to date TOS look but not overdone, why is the hull on Discovery not painted, whats with the giant naccelles. They are pointless gimmics. Discovery should have been just under the size of the consitution, painted hull, modernized TOS, nacclles, TOS Deflector dish, still with a 5050 mix of ENT and TOS design but therefore you get the evolution aspect in.

      You say first bold trek design since the Galaxy Class? erm nope there have been many bold ships. What do you prefer Berman Era- Graceful and Evolved or Kurtzman Era- Giant and Ugly. Like previous Trek Starship design there are like a fine wine and they keep getting better, these ships from Discovery are all poor showings, The shenzou doesn’t even look good expect for the underneath of its saucer, the top and its nacceles should have the late ENT look, I would expect the Shenzou to be a destroyer similar to the Poseidon Class from ST Legacy which they clearly stole from and messed most of it up. Expect for the underneath of the saucer.

      • Your Worst Nightmare

        I think the number of bold design choices for Starfleet vessels has been fairly minimal: both Constitutions (TOS and refit), Excelsior and Galaxy. I need to see the Discovery in action before I can make a judgment call there. All of the others are pretty redundant and evolutionary. Not necessarily revolutionary.

      • The TOS design is dead, ENT killed it. That style of design was used 3 years out of 50 and has little influence on trek design.

      • prometheus59650

        “Graceful and evolved?

        Like the Ambassador-class?. Good Lord, that’s every horrible design aesthetic you can think of with Trek parts put together in one ship.

        The Constellation-class looks better and all somebody did was put a lid on a deep-dish pizza pan, slap 4 TMP nacelles on the back, and paint it.

      • The Science Fiction Oracle

        “how hard is it to do when you know the general appearance from Enterprise”

        The NX-01 is the most piss-poor starship design ever, and the design blatantly re-wrote TOS predecessor starship history that Roddenberry had already outlined in the 70’s. If the DSC brain-trust completely ingores the NX-01, that is actually a huge plus for me.

        Go away and die NX-01, and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!

        • They did not. At lest two of the 8 or 9 classes we have seen are NX derived

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            I agree that you can make the case.

            However, if you have been following Bernd Schneider’s posts, he points out that you can also make a case for those being more like TNG-era influences, and out of place. This is especially true for the Shenzhou.

            I will want to see more details of the ships before I make my own determination on this.

          • That guy got all huffy when cornered. I do not think he can be abjective, The NX is not time displaced .Like it or not they put the NX in the 22nd century, that is the past now. And you can see its influence on the ships we have seen. We have seen no real kitbashing( its not needed any more) but a number of ships share features, but not just parts that have been pasted or glued on them.

          • The Science Fiction Oracle

            Again, I will wait until I see the ships in multiple scenes, from multiple angles, and in glorious 1080P before I decide on this.

          • I do want a closer look at those from the Armada. The silver one( that we have a good view of) and the small one with the close in Nacells I really want to see more of

  • Harry Kane

    Im really looking forward to the story and I think the casting is excellent, but couldn’t they have done better on the look of the show, and especially Discovery and the Shenzou?

    • You either like the look or you do not man. They have done a fabulous job on the look. It may not be to your liking, but they have done great work.

  • Zarm

    So… ugly. Yikes.

    • That was the reaction to the Galaxy and Intrepid designs as well. It will either grow on you or it will not 😃

      • Zarm

        It will not. 🙂 It was never my reaction to the Intrepid or Galaxy; even the Akira-prise, which I don’t care for, was never ugly to me. But this thing… I’m kind of nonplussed that it will actually share future art collages with the Enterprises, DS9, and Voyager.

        • Yeah man, folks like what they like. Ship design is art. You will like it, be uncaring,about it or will dislike it.

          I luke the walker class better myself and want to see some of those other designs.

        • The Science Fiction Oracle

          You mean the “Battlestar Voyager.”

          Seriously, what were they thinking with that design?

          • DC Forever

            You know, the Voyager has always struck me as looking like a mini-Battlestar Galactica.

  • Mario

    From the front it looks like a Galor.

  • Fiery Little One

    I look forward to taking a closer loo at this when it finally comes out.

  • The Science Fiction Oracle
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  • Pedro Ferreira

    I still hate that design. I can’t believe it got past the design stage.

  • Keith Melton

    Seems like a good enough place as any to discuss:
    Anyone got any theories on the change from a solid saucer section to the open in middle ring we have now? It is going to serve a purpose or just a place to give us more windows? I keep looking at different angles of it seeing how maybe the outer ring can do a separation maneuver, but I am just not seeing it without the whole neck coming apart as well.
    (overall I am still liking the design, my main wish is that the neck was a little taller, I like more of a separation from my primary and secondary hull. Those long nacelles I am accepting of for now. Hopefully there is a technobabble reason for them)