Available From: 28 October 2008
100 Pages of Unrivalled Coverage
Star Trek Magazine brings you everything past present and future - all six voyages and 11 movies in one publication. We bring you plot exclusives on the new film and tell you exactly where development is up to! Each issue, our resident Treksperts open hailing frequencies to bring you all the latest Star Trek news, and interview the most influential people in the history of the ultimate space adventure. Explore this page for a taste of what to expect from the latest issue.
PARAMOUNT THRILLED WITH NEW MOVIE
Star Trek producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman confirmed that all is going well with editing on the new movie, noting that Paramount "were thrilled, so it's exciting to have their support," while director J.J. Abrams describes the scene that William Shatner would have appeared in, "but the truth is, it didn’t quite feel right."
This issue’s special three part feature charts the history of the proud and noble Romulan Empire, from its roots on Vulcan to the ramifications of Praetor Shinzon’s actions in Star Trek Nemesis, incorporating all-new and exclusive interviews with Joanne Linville (the Romulan Commander) and Denise Crosby (Sela).
REPORTING FOR DUTY
Christopher Pine tells us about his journey to become the new face of Captain Kirk in next year's blockbuster movie. "He is actually a bit scarier to take on, because it’s a little bit closer to home. You can’t put on all the tics and the actor tricks – you have to play it a little bit closer to the bone, which makes it a little bit more vulnerable, and definitely a little bit scarier. It made me feel a little bit safer that I wasn’t originating the role; I was merely taking it over for a little bit to see what I could do with it."
KIRK THE MAVERICK
In our ongoing series debunking some of the myths surrounding Star Trek, we ask whether James T. Kirk’s reputation as a maverick commander is really justified. "When one looks back on the character of James T. Kirk, often the phrases that come to mind are 'doesn’t follow orders,' 'goes his own way,' 'maverick,' 'plays by his own rules.' Both the tie-in fiction and the spinoff series have reinforced this. But if you actually look at the episodes of the television show that aired from 1966-1969, you see almost none of that..."
STAR TREK: THE EXPERIENCE
We look back at 10 years of Star Trek in Las Vegas, with interviews with staff of and visitors to The Experience, as well as memories shared by many contributors to Star Trek Magazine. “It was always very vain for me to say, ‘I’m going to my bar in Las Vegas.’ I’m saddened by the closing. I won’t have a bar anymore,” recalls Quark actor Armin Shimerman while Gene Roddenberry's son Eugene notes that “Quark’s was for me a place where I could meet up with like-minded people and talk about other things besides Star Trek.”
All the news from the worlds of Star Trek as we count down to the new movie from J.J. Abrams.
A sneak peek at the final volume of Star Trek Destiny, as four Captains from across Starfleet history come together.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
Our new opinion column welcomes DC Comics editor and novelist Robert Greenberger.
All the new Trek merchandise put under the spotlight including the new Myriad Universe novels.
Your chance to let us know what you think of Star Trek, and your hopes and fears for the future.
Your chance to own the original four teaser posters, as released at ComicCon.