Ultimate Reference Guide to More Than 30 of the Most Iconic Ships in Star Trek History!
(October 16, 2018 – New York, NY) Following last month’s launch of its new line of “Premier Editions,” Eaglemoss Hero Collector, designers, manufacturers and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the many worlds of pop culture, today debuted the second book in the line – the hardcover edition of Designing Starships, Volume 1: The Enterprises and Beyond.
Officially Authorized by CBS Studios and written by Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley, this 160 page, lavishly illustrated volume tells the story of how some of the most talented designers in Hollywood created STAR TREK‘s starships, from the first sketches to the finished models that appeared on screen in the first five TV series, plus the movies including STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE; STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN; STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK and STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.
Covering the genesis of more than 30 ships including all seven Enterprises, the book is packed with original concept art, showing fascinating directions that were explored and abandoned, and revealing the thinking behind the finished designs. Featuring interviews with the ship designers and screen model builders, the design history of every variation of the U.S.S. Enterprise is covered, including three that were never seen on screen. The authors have also combed the vast archives of CBS and Paramount Studios to bring to light hundreds of physical and CGI model development photos, including concept art, blueprints, sketches and schematics – some shown here for the first time anywhere.
Like all Eaglemoss Hero Collector books, Designing Starships, Volume 1: The Enterprises and Beyond (ISBN: 978-1-85875-527-4) may be purchased from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indigo, independent booksellers, and select specialty stores including comic shops and gaming stores. It is priced at $29.95 in the US and $39.95 in Canada.
The second and third volumes in the Designing Starships series, Volume 2: Voyager and Beyond and Volume 3: The Kelvin Timeline, are scheduled for publication on January 8, 2019 and April 30, 2019, respectively. All three volumes are part of Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s “Premier Editions,” exquisitely designed, painstakingly researched visual guides and books that delve deep behind the scenes of some of most beloved icons of comic and sci-fi fandom.
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About the Authors
Ben Robinson is best known as the man behind Eaglemoss Hero Collector’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, which in the last three years has become the largest and best-regarded collection of model Star Trek ships ever produced.
He has been involved with Star Trek for 20 years. Ben was the launch editor of the hugely successful Star Trek Fact Files reference work, which sold over 50 million units. Then he went on to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. He has co-written two Haynes Manuals, the first featuring all seven Enterprises, and the second focusing on the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Ben is particularly passionate about the writing, design, and visual effects behind the series. In the last two decades he has conducted extensive interviews with many of the most significant figures in the history of Star Trek from Dorothy Fontana and Matt Jefferies to Michael Piller, Ira Steven Behr, Ron D. Moore and Bryan Fuller.
Marcus Riley is the editor of Eaglemoss Hero Collectror’s Official Star Trek Starships Collection, a veteran of the Star Trek Fact Files reference work and the Briefings Editor of the US edition of Star Trek: The Magazine, which ran between 1999 and 2003. Marcus also co-wrote the U.S.S. Enterprise Haynes Manual.
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