Available From: 11 May 2010
The Ultimate Movie Guide
Each of Star Trek's 11 cinematic odysseys comes under the spotlight this month, as we present a one-stop guide to the voyages of the U.S.S. Enterprise on the big screen, from Admiral Kirk's encounter with V'Ger over 30 years ago to last year's blockbuster battle between his alternate self and the time-displaced Romulan Nero. With contemporary reviews, analysis and an illustrated cast list, you'll soon be able to tell your Khans from your Shinzons.
David Warner interview
Buried beneath layers of makeup for two of his three Star Trek roles was distinguished British classical actor David Warner. Well known for his many appearances in the sci-fi and fantasy genre, it’s a surprise to learn that it’s something he professes he doesn’t really understand: "I’m an actor, so I just go on and do it to the best of my ability," says the star of Star Trek V and VI. "It’s not a genre I feel comfortable with as a member of the audience; I don’t disapprove of it, but it’s a bit above my head.”
Minding the Gaps
A major two-part feature focuses on the stories told between the movies, which included a trip to the Mirror Universe, the return of many old foes, and some epic encounters. As writer Howard Weinstein explains, "One of the best things about writing Star Trek books and comics is that the main characters and rules of the universe already exist, so you don’t have to make them up as you go. And one of the worst things about writing Star Trek fiction is that the universe already exists...so you can’t make up stuff as you go..."
Rising from the Ashes
With the Romulans playing a major role in both last year's Star Trek movie, and the new Star Trek Online game, we take a look at their development on screen and in other media, particularly as they deal with the fall-out from the events of Star Trek Nemesis, and the planet's destruction in 2387. “The Romulans are still angry and in mourning,” Star Trek Online writer Christine Thompson tells us. “They never got to avenge their lost world. That wound has never had a chance to heal.” And what role will Romulan-human hybrid Sela play in the Empire's future?
- Treknology: We trace the ways that Star Trek's future technology is becoming a reality on 21st Century Earth
- Lost and Found: Three movies come under the spotlight – including our first-ever candid shot from the making of last year's film
- Dispelling the Myths: Honorable Klingons and sneaky Romulans – or is it the other way round? We examine the evidence
- The Path to 2409: Part III of our recounting of the history of the Star Trek universe between Star Trek Nemesis and Star Trek Online sees the discovery of the Undine...
- Log Entries: The latest comics from IDW come under the spotlight, with the conclusion of a treasure hunt aboard DS9, and a new adaptation of “Balance of Terror”
Dispelling the Myths
Examining the evidence for a cultural shift between the Klingons and the Romulans