Rodenberry Productions has some exciting events and debuts planned for Comic Con in San Diego. These include a new original comic book series, a set of new 3-D lenticular Star Trek prints, and even a special scuba dive with Star Trek Voyager’s Tim Russ. Details on all of that below.
3-D Star Trek prints
Roddenberry.com and Roddenberry Productions is the company run by Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod. They sell a wide variety of products related to shows created by Gene Roddenberry, including Star Trek. If you visit the Roddenberry booth at Comic Con you will be able to see some of the most popular items, as well as some brand new items.
This week at Comic Con, Roddenberry Productions is introducing a new Star Trek product line with their ‘3-D Trek’ series of prints. These 17"x10" prints use lenticular technology in order to create an amazing 3-D effect. Roddenberry.com starts the line with three USS Enterprise images: The original NCC-1701, the TNG movie era 1701-E (fighting the Borg), and the new USS Enterprise from JJ Abrams Star Trek movie.
Classic Enterprise image for new Roddenberry 3-D prints (click image to enlarge)
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Each print is based on a digital design from Emmy award winning artist Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz who is also known to Star Trek fans as the co-creator of the popular Ships of the Line calendar series. For each print Mojo created a number of high-resolution CGI images specifically designed and optimized for the lenticular process. The prints do not require special glasses to see the 3-D effect. Although suitable for framing and mounting, the back of each print features starship schematics, tactical displays, and archival information.
Enterprise E fighting the Borg image for new Roddenberry 3-D prints (click to enlarge) [click here for to see back]
I had a chance to check out these prints and the 3-D is really amazing. The pictures in this article show them in 2-D and so they really don’t do them justice. If you want to simulate the 3-D effect, you can check out some ‘anaglyph’ images on Mojo’s site (which require 3-D glasses, which you can pick up an any Blockbuster).
New movie Enterprise image for new Roddenberry 3-D prints (click to enlarge)
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This premier series of 3-D lenticular Trek prints can be purchased individually for $15.00 or as a set of three for $40.00. You can pick them up at the Roddenberry booth (#2374) at San Diego Comic Con starting on preview night (tomorrow). They will also be available at Roddenberry.com by Thursday.
‘Days Missing’ Comic Book premiere
Roddenberry Productions is branching out with their first original comic book, to be published by Archaia. The five-issue "Days Missing" mini-series tells the stories of a mysterious being known only as “The Steward.” His ability to literally “fold” days of time has allowed him to secretly remove critical days from our shared history that have forever changed the course of mankind.
Roddenberry has lined up a big name team of comic industry vets and notable up-and-comers for the series, including writers Phil Hester (The Darkness), Ian Edginton (Stormwatch), Matz (The Killer), David Hine (Batman: Battle for the Cowl), and artists
Frazer Irving (Batman and Robin), Chris Burnham (X-Men: Divided We Stand), Lee Moder (Legion of Super-Heroes), Hugo Petrus (Wolverine: First Class), and Dale Keown (Pitt).
Issue One will be at retailers in August. An exclusive, limited-edition cover version for issue #1 will be on sale for $5 at the Archaia (#2635) and Roddenberry Productions (#2734) booths at San Diego Comic-Con. There will also be a panel for the comic with Rod Roddenberry, series creator Trevor Roth, and many of the artists and writers on Thursday, July 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Room 3. All attendees will receive a free copy of Days Missing #1! Room 3.
More information on this new comic series at daysmissing.com
Dive with Roddenberry and Tuvok
Another Comic-Con activity from Roddenberry.com will be an event for the Roddenberry Dive Team. On Thursday July 23rd at 8:30 AM, you can join the “Comic Con Dive: Boldly Explore the Underwater Universe at La Jolla Shores!” event with Rod Roddenberry and special guest diver Tim Russ, Tuvok from Star Trek Voyager. For more details and information visit roddenberrydiveteam.com