It’s Saturday, so it’s time to catch up on the week’s Star Trek news! From an expansion of Discovery merchandise to some Star Trek: Bridge Crew news, there’s a whole set of Trek info to review.
The StarTrek.com online store has expanded their Discovery catalog with a series of Klingon-costume T-Shirts, featuring the Gersha Phillips-designed outfits of T’Kuvma, L’Rell, and Voq in a somewhat less cumbersome form.
In addition to the Klingon shirts, there’s also a series of cardboard character standees of Burnham, Lorca, and Stamets – and of course, the famous DISCO T-shirts.
IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: Discovery comic begins later this month, and in addition to Tony Shasteen’s brilliant T’Kuvma cover art which debuted at STLV in August, two more cover designs have also been revealed ahead of the comic rollout.
On the left is a variant cover featuring the USS Shenzhou from artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire, and on the right is George Caltsoudas’ fantastic Klingon-themed design for Issue 3 featuring T’Kuvma, the Torchbearer suit, L’Rell, Voq, and more.
Shalvey and Bellaire will be releasing ship-based variants with each issue to highlight the new vessels of the Discovery era.
Documentary feature Remembering Leonard: His Life, Legacy, and Battle with COPD produced and directed by Julie Nimoy, is finally having a wide release this weekend on PBS stations around the United States.
Titan Magazines, the publisher of the official Star Trek Magazine, has collected a series of Discovery cast interviews – along with the Discovery concept art featured on tour this summer – into a collectible magazine available now in the UK in softcover.
The 96-page publication is being released stateside in a hardcover collector’s edition on November 28, and can be preordered now from Amazon to add to your collection of Trek reference books.
The Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR game has expanded from home consoles to the larger-than-life world of IMAX, as the adventure has landed at at its first IMAX VR locations in New York and Los Angeles. From IMAX’s site:
Features of the IMAX VR experience include: Room-tracking technology that allows players to explore virtual space more than has ever been possible. Single-player and head-to-head multiplayer competition.
A combination of the most advanced VR headset technology for unmatched immersion and image resolution. Control devices that give lifelike haptic feedback, adding a deeper layer of realism.
The new Bridge Crew tale, Rescue at Perseph, has your crew of the USS Aegis rescuing a team of scientists from a Federation research station during a time of crisis.
Up to four players—taking on the roles of Helm, Tactical, Engineering, or Captain—can play together on the bridge of a Federation starship. Through VR technology, you will actually reach out and operate your station to fire phasers, raise shields, plot a course or bring the ship to warp!
Your mission: work together to rescue stranded Vulcan scientists escaping from a damaged space station. Just like in Star Trek, teamwork and coordination are the keys to success, and be sure to keep your eyes out for any potential Klingon interference… See you on the bridge!
The experience will also be available at its upcoming centers set to open in Toronto, the UK, and other locations worldwide in the coming months; you can find showtimes and reserve tickets through www.IMAXVR.com.
Our friends over at FansSets have released the third wave of Star Trek: Discovery character pins, adding Hugh Culber, L’Rell, Ash Tyler, and Kol to their growing collection – and with the addition of the Klingon Sarcophagus Ship pin, the series is now expanded to 18 pins in the standalone releases.
You can pick up your own pins from the FanSets Discovery collection at FanSets.com.
Composer Cliff Eidelman, best known to Trek fans for his work on Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, revealed on Facebook this past week that he was approached to develop score for Star Trek: Discovery under former showrunner Bryan Fuller’s tenure, an opportunity which ended once Fuller left the series — and Jeff Russo stepped in to lead musical composition for the show.
While he was never officially hired to work on Discovery, Eidelman did create a number of tracks for potential use in the early days of the series, including “Into the Unknown,” a potential theme song for the show.
Keep coming back to TrekCore for Star Trek news as it breaks!