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Mondo Limited Ed. Star Trek Borg Queen Poster Goes On Sale Thursday

Earlier this month TrekMovie first reported the next poster in the popular Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo series of Star Trek limited editions would be The Borg Queen. Today Mondo is showing off a much better version of that image, and they have announced it will go on sale on September 2nd.

 


Mondo’s Borg Queen

Mondo has moved into the TNG era with their version of a Star Trek: First Contact poster featuring The Borg Queen.


Mondo’s Borg Queen poster

This limited edition poster goes on Sale on Thursday September 2nd at the Mondo website. The posters tend to sell out in just minutes so your best bet is to follow  @MondoNews on Twitter and buy as soon as they announce availability.

Previous Posters

Here are the previous Star Trek posters from Mondo


Tribbles Posters (July)


Space Seed poster (June)

[Source: io9], thanks BJ

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I'm Dead Jim
August 31, 2010 1:15 pm

Space Seed poster is still the best!

Elliot
August 31, 2010 1:17 pm

I don’t know about that…The First Contact one looks pretty awesome.

I love these!

Osi
August 31, 2010 1:50 pm

Umm .. so why did they make the Borg Queen look like an 80 year old hag? Why not use the actual actress from the movie as a base?

August 31, 2010 1:54 pm

Let’s see..one poster of the qween in my room and a 2nd one for my grandaughter’s room that should do it. Eeeeks we’ve been assimulated!

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
August 31, 2010 1:55 pm

It is so good to live in Austin Texas wit the Alamo Draft House. All of the Posters look great.

Capt Mike of the Terran Empire
August 31, 2010 1:56 pm

Need Posters of the terran Empire. That would be even better.

Phil
August 31, 2010 2:15 pm

Anatomy is irrelevent. Lose the breasts.

MvRojo
August 31, 2010 2:16 pm

#3. If you can’t tell by now, all of the posters that Mondo commissions are stylized art pieces.

Lore
August 31, 2010 2:51 pm

#8 The Ladies Stay.

TJ Trek
August 31, 2010 3:01 pm

I like the stylized nature of the posters. they add a certain since of Art to star trek merchandice.

August 31, 2010 3:06 pm

Best of the lot so far, though Tribbles is pretty clever too. Space Seed still seems completely detached from the actual episode.

CmdrR
August 31, 2010 3:44 pm

I have a small original First Contact poster framed in my closet. (I may be the CmdrR, but I live with an Admiral.) I like this one, but I find nothing not to love about the one I have.

I love the new approaches to some of our fav Treks, though. Keep it up. And, Phil (#8) — biology is NOT futile. The boobies stay!!

August 31, 2010 4:03 pm

Mama?

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August 31, 2010 4:04 pm

there’s apparently demand for this sort of thing. I work in a print shop and I must say I’m pretty decent at Illustrator. hmmmmm.

Hat Rick
August 31, 2010 5:18 pm

Fascinating. What a delight to know that Trek inspires such creativity!

August 31, 2010 5:24 pm

This is awesome!

Odkin
August 31, 2010 7:20 pm

What a misfire the Borg Queen idea was. The idea of a swarm of unstoppable locust-like assimilators was great, and truly frightenting. Then they had to devalue the entire concept with a malevolent embodiment with a personality. No longer were the Borg their own menace. They became just henchmen zombies of a TV-grade queen villainess.

robowarrior
August 31, 2010 7:31 pm

WANT.

I hope they do some DS9 ones.

Vultan
August 31, 2010 7:38 pm

I thought the Borg were still pretty frightening after the Queen showed up, especially since they included assimilating people (besides just tea-drinking French captains) along with technology. I suppose the image of drones sticking tubules into necks might’ve reduced them to space vampires a bit, but nevertheless they were the first Trek villains to give me the creeps since Khan’s ear slugs. It was Voyager that really pulled the Borg’s teeth—at times they seemed more like a simple nuisance than the genuine threat they were in TNG.

CmdrR
August 31, 2010 8:35 pm

I thought Hugh weakened the Borg menace far more than the Queen. That was TNG’s penchant for touchy-feely relations with everybody. “Q Who” and “Best of Both World” are still the absolute best of the Borg.

Phil
August 31, 2010 8:45 pm

Well, if the boobies stay, shouldn’t they be enhanced with proper Borg implants? Mmmmmmmm,…implants…..

Hat Rick
August 31, 2010 8:58 pm

Despite the fact that Classic Trek is naturally older than TNG Trek (which, in case anyone has forgotten, was the “nu Trek” of its day!), the old guys associated with Classic Trek are still making news.

See, e.g., http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/theatre/shatner-and-plummer-reunite-and-swap-tales/article1691722/

The progression of thematic inquiry from CST to TNG need not be the only means of portrayal, as everything old is new again at some point. Artistic portrayals based thereon, thus, would be most welcome.

They don’t call it “classic” Trek for nothing!

(Can I get an “Amen” from the choir?)

wickedjacob
August 31, 2010 9:30 pm

23 – I might “amen” if I had any idea what you are talking about.

Red Dead Ryan
August 31, 2010 9:40 pm

That is one awesome poster! The best one so far! Even though I won’t/can’t buy these, I can’t wait to see what else they come up with!

Hat Rick
August 31, 2010 9:52 pm

24, touche’. What I mean is that when I see artistic creations of this type, I am reminded of that the Classic Trek characters, as well, remain prominent in the world’s consciousness.

Perhaps, in time, TNG characters will be equally so.

On another note, someone upthread hinted that Hugh was probably a greater misuse of the Borg concept than the Borg Queen could ever be, and as to that I would have to agree. The equivalent of Hugh in the SW universe would be, say, Darth Vader’s Mini-Me, which wouldn’t be very appropriate at all.

Vultan
August 31, 2010 10:18 pm

Despite Hugh weakening the image of the Borg’s (near) invincibility (remember, an entire cube had been previously defeated by Data sending them an MP3 lullaby), his character was keeping in line with Roddenberry’s philosophy that Trek aliens aren’t meant to be completely evil killing machines. There’s always a way of reaching someone and understanding them—a message that needs to be told today more than ever. And to those who want all-out evil, see the Big Burning Lighthouse Eye from The Lord of the Rings, Emperor Paleface Lightning-Fingers from Star Wars, etc., etc….

There’s plenty of baddies out there; Trek is one of the few that dares to understand them.

Vultan
August 31, 2010 10:31 pm

Also, there was a similar episode in DS9 where a Jem Hadar infant is raised aboard the station. Unfortunately, the only understanding that episode gave us was that the Jemmies are a bunch of psychotic drug addicts with an appetite for violence that borders on professional wrestling fandom. Oh well, that’s DS9 for you—very dark…. ;)

Jim Nightshade
August 31, 2010 11:31 pm

i liked the borg queen done so well–i admit voyager n how easily janeway dealt with her kinda weakened the borgs evil scaryness-but then again janeway was one driven superior officer who never let anything including death/time paradoxes get in her way haha-loved seeing the return of the queen in borg 4d at the experience–that poster is excellent like all the other posters–well done!

The First Son of Krypton
August 31, 2010 11:39 pm

Its very Alien-esque, I love it!

rm10019
September 1, 2010 6:12 am

Not my favorite. I would urge Alamo to stick with TOS for now. Would love an Amok Time, Mirror, Mirror or Doomsday Machine art poster.

CarlG
September 1, 2010 7:22 am

It’s like a mechanized Art Nouveau style. I kind of like it.

CarlG
September 1, 2010 7:23 am

Oh, and whatever your feelings on the Borg Queen as a character, I think we can all agree that Alice Krige did a magnificent job, acting-wise. :)

Damian
September 1, 2010 7:43 am

The poster kind of reminds me of HR Giger’s development drawings for Alien.

Nanite
September 1, 2010 7:45 am

I don’t see the WOW in these –
On the other-hand I’m not offering any WOW substitues
Except my daughter made a cute 7 of 9!

Hat Rick
September 1, 2010 8:03 am

Very interesting comments, Vultan! I had written a lengthier response, but it fell into the Internet void and did not post. In the post I had made references to Seven of Nine and Captain Picard. Both of them were Borgified and then de-Borgified.

Vultan
September 1, 2010 9:02 am

#36

Thanks, Hat Rick. It’s too bad your response fell into the void; I always enjoy reading your comments. But try again. The black hole doesn’t get ’em every time… ;)

nuKirk
September 1, 2010 10:08 am

#33—so too, though sadly underrated, and in a different way, did Susanna Thompson in Voyager…though not as good as Krige…

Begs the question, if Kirk and crew face The Borg in a future film, who would play The Borg Queen? (and if anyone says Kristen Stewart I will assimilate them LOL)

I’d say Eliza Dushku, who admits she is a big Trek fan and wants a role in a future movie. ALSO to Orci and crew: the Borg would be a logical next step, as Nero’s ship was made of Borg tech. Maybe not 2012’s film, but perhaps the next one…

They call me Stasiu
September 1, 2010 10:20 am

I appreciate the day-before heads-up. Seeing notice of the Space Seed one on the day of sale was headache-inducing.

Red Dead Ryan
September 1, 2010 11:36 am

38

I’m thinking Cate Blanchett might make a good Borg Queen. I think she has the acting ability and facial complexion to pull it off. But I hope that the writers don’t bring in the Borg for the sequel. Which I don’t think they will, as Bob as stated that they are focusing on TOS-related villlains like Khan and the Klingons (and perhaps Gorn and Tholians).

For the third movie(if there is one, of course) then the writers can bring in the Borg or Cardassians or other TNG-era aliens. But I think the sequel must have a TOS villain and plotline to firmly establish the new timeline Trek as a bona fide blockbuster movie franchise.

sean
September 1, 2010 12:06 pm

#32

“mechanized Art Nouveau”

Perfect description! I love this poster, I actually think it’s miles better than the previous 3 (though the Space Seed poster is certainly not too far behind).

Still, $45 & $80 is a bit steep for one poster. At least QMx gave ya 4!

sean
September 1, 2010 12:08 pm

#38

Kristen Stewart is actually quite good in most everything outside Twilight, it’s just that Twilight doesn’t give her a lot to do. She was great in The Runaways as Joan Jett.

TMZ
September 1, 2010 6:30 pm

How are these posters limited edition?

Just hit the PRINT button on their computer again… BOOM…. not so limited.

So much B.S. hype.

Areli
September 1, 2010 8:33 pm

I really like these posters. -makes them her wallpaper-

There. No need to spend 45-80 for one. Just have it on my computer screen.

CarlG
September 1, 2010 11:00 pm

@38: I don’t know, Eliza Dushku is kind of young and sort of generically hot (if that makes any sense ;) )…

I picture the Borg Queen as either someone more imperious and majestic (great call on Cate Blanchette, RDR!), or very mysterious and exotic, like an evil Audrey Tautou.

The Original Animated Next Generation Deep Space Voyager Enterprise I-XI
September 1, 2010 11:49 pm

I’m not noticing the difference between the $45 and the $80 versions…

MvRojo
September 2, 2010 9:54 am

#46. This is what the $80 variant looks like in the dark (thanks to the glow ink)…

I picked this one up.

MvRojo
September 2, 2010 10:01 am

The $80 variant sold out in 3 minutes, the standard one in 10 minutes.

rm10019
September 2, 2010 10:09 am

I’m glad I was hitting refresh when it went on sale. I really do appreciate this poster run by Mondo/Alamo. Now let’s see an Amok Time print :)

Vultan
September 2, 2010 10:25 am

Is it possible that Alamo could do an Alaimo poster? ;)
Seriously though, Gul Dukat would make an awesome poster.

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