Is it 2009 yet? While the next feature film is 408 days away, Trek fans can get ready to start checking off those days with the new 2009 Star Trek Wall Calendars which are now available for pre-order. Just like 2008, there will be a Kirk era calendar and another in the popular CGI art "Ships of the Line" series. TrekMovie.com has got some details and sneak peeks of the two new calenders.
Star Trek (TOS) 2009 Calendar
Star Trek: 2009 Wall Calendar contains 14 total images (12 months + cover + centerfold). Month images are a mix from The Original Series and the TOS era films. 2009’s centerfold is of CGI image of the original NCC-1701 Enterprise and the USS Lexington fighting three Klingon ships by Rob Bonchune.
Star Trek Ships Of The Line 2009 Calendar
Like the TOS calendar, the Star Trek: Ships of the Line: 2009 Wall Calendar has 14 images. All the images are new this year and will feature several TOS Enterprises (original and refit), a TMP Vulcan shuttle, Shuttle Galileo, DS9’s Defiant, a Species 8472 ship, USS Voyager, a Klingon Bird of Prey, the Enterprise D, and a new TNG era ship designed by Andy Probert. There is also an interesting image for a warp field test of a Constitution class ship (see below). The full list of CGI artists: Doug Drexler, Aurore De Blois, Fred Pienkos, Max Rem, Jose Perez, John Teska, Daren Dochterman , Michael Stetson, Mark Rademaker, Koji Kuramura, Andy Probert, Pierre Drolet, Sean Jackson.
Available for pre-order now
The calendars should be shipping in August, and are available for pre-order at Amazon now.
NOTE SOTL cover image at Amazon is incorrect (see above for final image):
Ships of the Line – The Book
The SOTL calendars are so popular that they resulted in a 2007 Ships of the Line (Star Trek) mini coffee table book, edited by Margaret Clark and Doug Drexler, with words by Michael Okuda
Trek Calendars…through the ages
It wouldn’t be a ‘Collective’ without adding a bit of a history lesson. The very first Star Trek calendar from Ballantine (the original licensee for Star Trek books) was in 1976 and there has been at least one calendar every year since. The early calendars had images and text by famous fan Bjo Trimble. Over the years each series also got their own calendars (while they were on the air and maybe a few years after). Most feature films got their own calendars as well. From 1997-2007 Pocket offered a ‘Stardate’ day to day desk calendar. The Ships of the Line series started in 2001 and has run every year since. From 1996 – 2006 there were at least four Star Trek calendars every year, with some years having up to six. For the last two years the number is down to two (TOS + Ships Of The Line).
The first Trek calendar