Thursday, April 17, 2014

Star Trek: The Next Generations Q Crossovers to Abrams-verse Enterprise

In an original story that sounds like fun, Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation will bring his brand of entertaining sarcasm to the Abrams-verse Kirk Enterprise via the Star Trek ongoing comic book series. For those not familiar, just think of Q as a Loki type character with god like powers that likes to treat the Captain and crew of the Enterprise as playthings while carrying out some hidden agenda. He isn't evil, just more interested in his own ego and amusement. So basically the story will have hallmarks that long time fans will be familiar with and for new fans, it will be a chance to see Kirk and company vs. a sarcastic trickster god. Should be a fun read. Below is an interview with story arc writer Mike Johnson from io9.com about the arc that will start with Star Trek #35 hitting stores on July 2nd.
io9: What brings Q to this new timeline?
Mike Johnson: At first: curiosity. A beloved Trek character from the original timeline makes a cameo appearance at the beginning of the story (issue #35) and tries to convince Q to leave the new timeline alone. But Q can't resist a new sandbox to play in and cool new toys to play with: toys like Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew. Ultimately we'll learn that there is something unique to the new timeline that affects Q directly, although he would rather the humans not know what it is.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Abrams's Star Trek Score Live Performance Schedule

If you are a fan of Michael Giacchino's score for Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness, you may like the news that a limited tour is planned for select locations. The tour will play music from both movies, I assume with related scenes or montages from the two JJ Abrams movies. No indication is the composer will be involved but probably not. Below is the list of locations, I guess you will have to hit up each location to find out how to get tickets.

May 24: Star Trek Into Darkness, KKL Luzerne (Lucerne)
May 25: Star Trek, KKL Luzerne (Lucerne)
May 29-31: Star Trek, Royal Albert Hall (London)
May 30-31: Star Trek Into Darkness, Royal Albert Hall (London)
July 18: Star Trek, Jones Hall (Houston)
July 19: Star Trek Into Darkness, Jones Hall (Houston)
July 26: Star Trek, Embarcadero Marina Park South (San Diego)
July 31: Star Trek Into Darkness, The Mann Center (Philadelphia)
March 21, 2015: Star Trek, Sony Centre (Toronto)

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.