Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Star Trek Timelines Announcement Trailer

A new Star Trek strategy role-playing game has been announced for release on mobile devices and web browsers. Called Star Trek Timelines, the idea is mix all eras of the Star Trek in a "story-driven social game that allows players to explore the galaxy, tackling problems through combat, science or diplomacy, while collecting resources and building the ultimate starship." For fans, probably the fun part will be having famous Trek characters working together so could build a crew with Captain Archer ordering Spock and Riker around while Bashir and medical.

"We want to create a new generation of strategy game for tablet and mobile devices and one that is as large and deep as the Star Trek universe itself," said Jon Radoff, CEO of Disruptor Beam via official press release. "I grew up watching the franchise and have always felt that the best episodes were those that went beyond the coolness of the technology or vastness of space; the ones which told the story of characters making important decisions that had an impact on others, on civilizations, planets, and technology. Star Trek Timelines will encompass all of these concepts, allowing you to explore the vastness of space along with your friends—letting you live out the 'where no man has gone before' mantra we all love—but will also allow you to make decisions that impact your future, your friends and even the fate of the Galaxy."

The game is being developed by Disruptor Beam whose other recent title is Game of Thrones: Ascent. The announcement trailer below does nothing to show case the game as its full of quotes from different characters in across all Trek shows. Hopefully soon will get a better idea of how the game will look and gameplay. You can keep up with the game's progress through the official Facebook page or DisruptorBeam.com.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Details on Star Trek: Enterprise Season Four Blu-Ray

The final and sadly best season of Star Trek: Enterprise is hitting blu-ray on April 29th. After a teaser trailer last month we now have the full details on the special features for the set. While the first three seasons was one of mostly wasted potential, the final season was when it seems the writing staff finally figured out what the series should be but by then the damage was done. Features include a 90-minute piece with the series writing staff and new documentary about the end of the series along with new episode commentaries. You can pre-order the set from Amazon, full press release below.

Monday, March 24, 2014

First Official Star Trek Beer Revealed

It seems Star Trek is getting into the liquor business with CBS Consumer Products giving the official nod for a Star Trek line of beer products that will be brewed by the Tin Man Brewing Company in Evansville, Indiana. The first product is Klingon Warnog, "a cold beer suited for the harsh Klingon lifestyle." Since Klingon food has traditional been awful to human tongues and beer in general has an awful taste it seems like a match made in heaven. Exact release date is unknown and what other products made be next has also not been mentioned but there are lots of options as alcohol (or at least bars) has long been part of Star Trek.

Writer Teases Potential Star Trek 3 Story Concept

TrekCore has found the first new bit of Star Trek 3 information in months. In a video of an interview with Star Trek 3 co-writer JD Payne recorded back in February for the LDS Film Festival, the writer commented on a story idea that is being considered for the film. Of note is the idea has a very Star Trek like idea and an ambitious idea for any movie, Trek or otherwise. As for why the delay, the video was just posted in the last week.

"We're trying to set up a kind of situation where you really could -- and not in just an 'everything's relative' sort of moral relativism -- you could be a good person of any creed or philosophical background and come down on both sides of how you should respond to this opportunity that the crew has.... that also has some pitfalls to it. Where you could argue very, very, very compellingly that 'this' is what you should do, and if you're advocating 'this' then it's actually evil.

It's sort of the Adam and Eve thing, where should we eat the fruit or not eat the fruit? Well, there are some very compelling reasons why they should and why they shouldn't. So, similar kinds of things here that really give the whole movie and opportunity to sort of play with that, and have people come down on different side and wrestle with it; then come to an ending where you can walk out and say, 'You know, I don't know what I would do.'"

Thursday, March 20, 2014

IDW June 2014 Star Trek Comics

Movie news remains dead but the comics continue. IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for June 2014. Only two comics are coming, one for the ongoing and another that retells what is considered one of the best episodes in all of Star Trek, City on the Edge of Forever. Only this isn't telling it as it aired on TV but on the teleplay script written by Harlan Ellison. The result should be a familiar story with a lot of differences as what is in a script often changes by the time it reaches the air (much like with movies) as budgets, producers, directors, actors, time constraints, editors and a whole other host of factors can lead to changes from the original material. Something that Ellison, famous for being a bit of an egomaniac, has long been very displeased with. I am curious to see if his vision was superior to what eventually made it to the small screen. For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, TMNT, Transformers, and more click here.