RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,087
Posts: 5,399,056
Members: 24,735
Currently online: 490
Newest member: extremedalek

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

City on the Edge of Forever #3 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

TV Alert: Shatner TNG Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Misc. Star Trek > Trek Literature

Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 22 2014, 01:41 AM   #1
8of5
Fleet Captain
 
8of5's Avatar
 
Location: Lincoln, UK
View 8of5's Twitter Profile
USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Hi all, I posted an interview on The Trek Collective today with Ben Robinson of The Official Starships Collection, the magazine and model series. When I asked about the potential for non-canon ships such as the Titan to be included this was the answer:
I think the NX-01.5 is a special case. Again, I know there are people out there who are passionate about the video games and the novels (or old FASA manuals for that matter) but for the moment we've drawn a line that says it has to have appeared in a live action TV series or movie for us to do it. There are a lot of those and it will keep us busy for a while. Of course, I do occasionally have dreams about doing ships from the Animated Series. That said, if more than 5,000 people sign up solemnly promising to buy a Titan or an Enterprise-F, we'll almost certainly do it. If anyone wants to make that happen then feel free - it's a serious offer. But, whatever you do, don't email me! I'm not going to count 5,000 emails.
I doubt 5,000 names alone is all it will take, but it's a good starting point, so I started a petition! So if you'd like a little model Titan to swoosh around while enjoying the books, please add your name, and share share share!
__________________
Numerically Challenged Drone: Star Trek blog, 2013 books schedule, 2014 books schedule.
8of5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 02:17 AM   #2
Technobuilder
Commodore
 
Technobuilder's Avatar
 
Location: Nashville, TN
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Alrighty, I signed my name.

Hope it helps. I swear these are some of (if not) the best looking ship models I've seen in years (if ever) and I'd own all of them if I had the funds. I sure hope they're smart enough to realize that certain ships will always sell better than say the Bajoran Solar Sail ship though.

I'd love to get an NX-Refit model.
__________________
"You fool! You've fallen victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous of which is "Never get involved in a land war in Asia", but only slightly less well known is this - "Never go in against a Sicilian, when death is on the line!"
Technobuilder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 02:26 AM   #3
SicOne
Commodore
 
Location: Omaha, NE
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Done.

Tell him we also need a Vesta-class to play with as well.

Oh, and make the 3-nacelled Enterprise-D from "All Good Things" an orderable instead of a premium. I'm only ordering about every other ship, having no interest (or at least not enough to subscribe) in about half of 'em. But give me an opportunity to order an AGT Enterprise, and I'll take two or three.
SicOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 02:29 AM   #4
SicOne
Commodore
 
Location: Omaha, NE
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

It would be worthwhile for you to post the petition in Trek Tech as well, as there are bound to be a bunch of Titan (and Eaglemoss starships) fans there that might not notice this in Lit.
SicOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 03:52 AM   #5
Stevil2001
Rear Admiral
 
Stevil2001's Avatar
 
Location: 2010
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

I think the NX refit is ugly and poorly designed, but I'd be all over the Titan.
__________________
"Typically I find your fleshiness to be your least engaging quality."
Science's Less Accurate Grandmother
Stevil2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 05:28 AM   #6
Avro Arrow
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

I solemnly promise to buy a Titan!

(Oh, wait, I'm already a subscriber... I guess I already buy whatever they put out! )

SicOne wrote: View Post
Tell him we also need a Vesta-class to play with as well.
This too!

Actually, there's a small handful of non-canon ships I'd love to have them include in their collection... too bad that based on the quote in the OP that this doesn't seem particularly likely. Maybe if they do exceedingly well and end up going past the projected 90 issues?
__________________
"Breathe deep in the blue."
Avro Arrow is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 11:06 AM   #7
King Daniel Into Darkness
Admiral
 
King Daniel Into Darkness's Avatar
 
Location: England again
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

I'd go nuts for models of old FASA ships! Particularly the ones from the TNG Officer's Manual.
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
King Daniel Into Darkness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 12:06 PM   #8
Markonian
Captain
 
Markonian's Avatar
 
Location: Leipzig, Saxony
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

There are a lot of canon ships that need to come first but if was asked to pick three non-canon ones to include, it'd be the Columbia-class Enterprise, USS Titan and USS Aventine.

Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
__________________
1.000 years: University Leipzig, 1409-2409
Gorn to be wild!
Markonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 03:29 PM   #9
Enterpriserules
Commodore
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Signed! Man would I love to have the Aventine as well!
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 05:07 PM   #10
flandry84
Captain
 
flandry84's Avatar
 
Location: Sunshine cottage,Lollipop lane,Latveria
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Absolutely loving this collection.
Some of the best models have been the lesser-seen ships like the Nebula class but my favourite so far has to be the Prometheus....great looking ship.
__________________
Bah!
flandry84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 06:35 PM   #11
8of5
Fleet Captain
 
8of5's Avatar
 
Location: Lincoln, UK
View 8of5's Twitter Profile
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Good news, Ben has confirmed he's entirely serious: If he can gather contact details for 5000 people who will pre-order a Titan (or anything else presumably) that's enough to get a special edition made.
__________________
Numerically Challenged Drone: Star Trek blog, 2013 books schedule, 2014 books schedule.
8of5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 06:38 PM   #12
Enterpriserules
Commodore
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

8of5 wrote: View Post
Good news, Ben has confirmed he's entirely serious: If he can gather contact details for 5000 people who will pre-order a Titan (or anything else presumably) that's enough to get a special edition made.
If we get the 5000 for Titan, can we try Aventine next?
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 07:05 PM   #13
8of5
Fleet Captain
 
8of5's Avatar
 
Location: Lincoln, UK
View 8of5's Twitter Profile
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

Enterpriserules wrote: View Post
8of5 wrote: View Post
Good news, Ben has confirmed he's entirely serious: If he can gather contact details for 5000 people who will pre-order a Titan (or anything else presumably) that's enough to get a special edition made.
If we get the 5000 for Titan, can we try Aventine next?
Sounds like a plan!
__________________
Numerically Challenged Drone: Star Trek blog, 2013 books schedule, 2014 books schedule.
8of5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 22 2014, 07:11 PM   #14
Enterpriserules
Commodore
 
Enterpriserules's Avatar
 
Location: On an Andorian Atlire-class escort cruisers, the Mat-Rus. From "The Poisoned Chalice
View Enterpriserules's Twitter Profile
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

^ That is awesome! I really want to see that ship in the collection!
__________________
My Blog is www.42lifeinbetween.wordpress.com and I am the co-host of Literary Treks and The Orb podcasts.
Enterpriserules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 23 2014, 05:32 AM   #15
SicOne
Commodore
 
Location: Omaha, NE
Re: USS Titan in The Official Starships Collection

8of5, great interview; thanks for sharing that with us.

Question for you folks; I have been ordering the ships via my local comic book store as I am ending up getting only about every other one (a tad pricey to acquire them all, and there are many I'm not interested in), but for those of you ordering directly through Eaglemoss, what number are they up to? The most recent one I can acquire is the Enterprise-E, though I can order a few more numbers past it (up to but not including the Oberth). One of you mentioned the Prometheus, but I didn't know if that meant it was being ordered, or if you had it in hand already.

Additionally, I am of the understanding that if you order 12 ships, you get the 3-nacelled Enterprise-D from "All Good Things". But is that 12 straight ships via subscription, or just 12 ships ordered in any order through Eaglemoss?

Thanks for any tips in the right direction, folks.
SicOne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.