This will come as little surprise to diehard sci-fi fans but yesterday, 8th September, was the 50th anniversary of the broadcast of the first episode of Star Trek. To help celebrate the US Postal Service has released four commemorative stamps saluting the beloved TV show.
Continue reading Star Trek stamps (2016)
Released – or should I say unleashed – by Kidrobot in July 2013 this six and a half inch vinyl figure features a pallid and gruesome Zombie Bart Simpson. Now he truly is a little monster. Continue reading Kidrobot’s Zombie Bart
Released by Kidrobot to coincide with the 500th episode of The Simpsons this six-inch vinyl toy celebrates the show’s creator Matt Groening. Continue reading Kidrobot’s Matt Groening
Kidrobot have been releasing vinyl toys based on characters from The Simpsons for over six years now, in both three-inch (sold in blind boxes) and limited edition six-inch versions. Their choice of which character receives the oversized treatment has always been a little eccentric (their Homer Buddha for example) but Day of the Dead Homer surely takes the biscuit, or churro if you’d prefer. Continue reading Kidrobot’s Day of the Dead Homer
One more dip into the my Star Trek archive and we’re done.
Continue reading Star Trek Fotonovels (1977-78)
A series looking at some of my favourite book covers and cover artists.
#7 Chris Moore’s Star Trek paperback covers from the 1980s
In the mid-1980s Corgi Books reissued all 12 volumes of James Blish’s best-selling Star Trek paperback series, containing stories adapted from the scripts of the popular science-fiction TV show. These books featured newly commissioned cover artwork from fantasy artist Chris Achilleos, and I’ve looked at them in more detail here. Alongside those books Corgi also reissued a handful of original novels based on the show – these also featured newly commissioned covers, not by Achilleos but by artist Chris Moore. Continue reading Paperback covers #7: Corgi Books’ Star Trek novels
A series looking at some of my favourite book covers
and cover artists.
#6 Chris Achilleos’ Star Trek paperback covers from the 1980s
A few months ago I posted an article celebrating the covers of Bantam Books’ Star Trek adaptations from the 1970’s. That post received a fair amount of traction so I thought it might be interesting to post the covers from UK publisher Corgi Books’ reissues from the mid-1980s. Continue reading Paperback covers #6: Corgi Books’ Star Trek Adaptions