For the last decade or so, one of the most anticipated Trek products each year is the Ships of the Line calendar, featuring work from veteran Trek artists, wrangled by Doug Drexler. Last week Doug put up a sneak peak of a special bonus centerfold for this year’s calendar, featuring a tech manual style -look at a couple of the ships in the calendar including a ‘refit’ of the NX-01 from Enterprise, which bridges the gap towards a TOS style.
NX 01 gets a ‘season 5 refit’
The 2011 Ships of the Line calendar will include a newly designed ‘refit’ of the NX-01 from Star Trek Enterprise, that is being designed by Drexler and Pierre Drolet. Drexler describes it as a "fifth season projection" that ties into the design from the original Star Trek.
Here is a teaser Drexler put up in January.
In addition to showing off the ship, there will also be centerfold that has a technical design for NX01 refit as well as the XCV-330 ‘ring ship. A description from Doug’s Blog
A SOTL bonus next year will be a tech manual style centerfold featuring a couple of the more unusual additions: the NX-01 refit, and Matt Jefferies revolutionary ringship, the XCV-330. Above is the rough blocking out of the page with spaceholder text. The final image will be fully rendered with tech by Mike Okuda. Mark Rademaker is doing an awesome job fleshing out Matt’s novel design, and we can’t wait to get a look at the final.
More in SOTL 2011
Over the last couple of months, Doug has also dropped some other updates on the 2011 Ships of the line calendar
Tobias Richter will be doing a "original and soulful image" of the new USS Enterprise from the 2009 JJ Abrams movie (see previous article featuring Richter’s work)
Andrew Probert is doing a new TNG era Romulan "uber cruiser"
Dougles E. Graves is doing a TOS era Enterprise
Previously released desktop from Richter’s new movie Enterprise – he will be making new image for 2011 Ships of the Line calendar
2010 Trek calendars
And if you are still looking for a calendar for 2010, check out review of all three of the official Star Trek calendars, including the Ships of the Line version.
The Ships of the Line 2010 Calendar is out now and can be ordered from Amazon.