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Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Preview

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

For Star Trek comic fans, a new release to hit stores tomorrow features four Star Trek stories.

The Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular was written by John Byrne, Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Stuart Moore. Artwork was created by Byrne, David Messina, Federica Manfredi and Mike Hawthorne, while the cover was created by Joe Corroney.

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Martin: From Comics to Trek Books

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Michael A. Martin‘s Star Trek geekiness led to a partnership that resulted in writing for Trek comics and then for Trek novels, finally leading to his own solo Trek writing career.

A phone call from Andy Mangels got the ball rolling for Martin. “[He] told me that Marvel had just picked up the Star Trek comics license,” said Martin. “He wanted to pitch to Marvel, but felt that his ‘Trekspertise’ might not be up to the challenge, since he was more of a Star Wars authority. So he asked me if I, a notorious Star Trek geek, wanted to collaborate with him.”

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Martin: The Romulan War

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Author Michael A. Martin‘s new Star Trek Enterprise book: To Brave the Storm, is the second and concluding novel in the Romulan War series.

In To Brave the Storm, “Things are looking pretty grim,” said Martin. “Earth is in the worst shape it’s been in since the war began.”

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Roberson: Crossing Star Trek With Legion Of Superheroes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Writer and Star Trek fan Chris Roberson had the enjoyable task of writing a comic that had the crew of the original series interacting with the characters from the Legion of Super Heroes.

Roberson believes that the idea for the crossover was inspired. “If the concept of the Enterprise crew meeting the Legion of Super Heroes doesn’t appeal to you, there may be something wrong with you,” he said.

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Star Trek 2 – First Look

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The second issue of the new Star Trek comic series from IDW Publishing is due out tomorrow.

In Star Trek #2, “Kirk and Spock face off against one of their own when crewman Gary Mitchell is possessed by an entity of unfathomable power.”

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Star Trek Legion of Superheroes Preview

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

For fans waiting for tomorrow’s release of the first issue of Star Trek Legion of Superheroes comic, there is an eight-page preview available now.

In Star Trek Legion of Superheroes, IDW Publishing and DC Comics pair up the crew of the Enterprise with the Legion of Superheroes, with settings in the 23rd and/or 31st century.

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Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes Comic To Debut

Monday, October 17th, 2011

A new comic series from IDW Publishing and DC Comics, Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes, will debut this week.

In Star Trek Legion of Super-heroes, the first of a six-issue release, Captain Kirk and his crew and the Legion of Super-Heroes will feature the two groups interacting in the 23rd century and the 31st century.

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New York Comic-Con Trek Licensees

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

For fans attending the New York Comic-Con, which begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday at the Javits Center in Manhattan, there were be plenty of Star Trek licensees in attendance showing off their products, plus several guests affiliated with the franchise.

The products to be shown include books, action figures, Bluetooth headsets, ornaments and busts.
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Shatner – On The Record

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently William Shatner appeared on the On The Record with Greta Van Sustern show to promote about his new book, Shatner Rules.

Shatner preferred to speak about his philosophy in acting (and life) rather than to dwell upon old grudges between some of the actors dating back to his filming days on the original series.

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Orci And Johnson: New Trek

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Writers Mike Johnson (Star Trek #1 comic) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) share their thoughts on the new Star Trek production; including Star Trek XI, the comics based on the Abrams’ Star Trek crew, and Star Trek 2.

Once Star Trek XI hit the movie screens, co-writer Orci found out that the reaction to the film was diverse – with some loving the new take on the original series and others not happy with some of the events of Star Trek XI. “I’d like to say I was surprised [by the reactions], but as a fan I was going through all of those reactions myself as we came up with the story and how to revisit the characters for the new movie,” he said. “The only surprise was how well-received it was.”

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Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.

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Ward: Vanguard – What Judgments Come

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dayton Ward, co-author of Vanguard: What Judgments Come, talks about this first part of the finale to the Vanguard series and the approaching end of the Vanguard series.

Vanguard: What Judgments Come (due out next week) and Vanguard: Storming Heaven (due out next March) will complete the Vanguard series and that was always the plan. “…David Mack, Kevin (Dilmore) and I are getting to do something that’s never really been done before: bring to a planned conclusion one of the novel spin-off series,” said Ward. “From the start, Vanguard has had a definitive endgame in mind, though specific details about how to get there were always left nebulous.”

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Star Trek Vault Preview

Friday, September 16th, 2011

For fans waiting for Scott Tipton‘s Star Trek Vault book, due to be released in several weeks, a short video gives a preview of the goodies that are included with the book.

“Charting the first forty years of Star Trek, Star Trek Vault is the ultimate treasure trove of Star Trek imagery and memorabilia, sure to appeal to both the casual and die-hard fan. Author Scott Tipton has written numerous Star Trek comics. His award-winning website, comics101.com, was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s ’100 Greatest Websites.’”

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A New Generation of Reading Rainbow To Debut

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has announced the launch of “RRKidz, a breakthrough reading, discovery and exploration platform that motivates today’s kids to experience literature via the digital devices they love.”

Burton was the producer and the host of PBS’s award-winning Reading Rainbow, which ran from 1983 until 2006.

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Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster, the authors of Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes talk about their latest book and how they broke into Star Trek writing.

Online Star Trek RPGs and writing fan fiction were the start of a writing career for Mollmann and Schuster.

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