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Old June 12 2014, 08:56 PM   #1216
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Re: Star Trek: Starships Model/Magazine Subscription

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Looking at my krenim time ship,it looks a bit like what would happen if babylon 5 was re-imagined.since it sort of looks like what would happen were Babylon 5 were modifiied with vorlon technology.That front cover of issue 22 also suggests this.

The fact that issue22 and the model are actually about the vessel that appeared in the year of hell is an added bonus

The magazine on page 6 states ''In many ways the Krenim temporal weapon ship was the most powerful vessel ever encountered by Starfleet.'' [sic]
Is this the official CBS view or is this statement non-canon?
In either case, its pretty much the only conventional weapon depicted in the Star Trek universe that can wipe out an entire species in a single shot. The Borg could assimilate Earth, or the Planet Eater could destroy it physically, and there would still be millions of humans on other worlds and ships. If the Temporal Weapon ship got in firing range, humanity would never have existed. You're not just killing every human alive, you're re-killing every human who ever lived. That probably is the greatest threat the Federation ever encountered.
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Old June 12 2014, 09:27 PM   #1217
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Regarding the Nebula class: Is it just me, or did Eaglemoss completely give up on most of the detail inside the phaser ring on the dorsal side of the saucer? Of all the goofs to date (I've tolerated them all), I'm not so certain I can forgive that one. I even got over the ventral docking arms on the DS9 being jammed inward.
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Old June 12 2014, 11:29 PM   #1218
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I have the sneaking suspicion that Eaglemoss can't secure the rights to the nuTrek ships. For the US territories, that is.
Truth be told? I hope they don't.

Hot Wheels has put them out in a similar size. We don't need them here. It's nice to have some memorabilia like this for the shows we loved.

There are only a handful of nuTrek ships anyway.
Honestly, I don't care much for NuTrek ships either. I would like the special issues to be spacedock, K7, Regula 1, drydock, and other non-ship space installations.
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Old June 13 2014, 01:59 AM   #1219
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I say bring 'em all on, 'cause it's all TREK!
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Old June 13 2014, 02:54 AM   #1220
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I got issue 6 yesterday(voyager)and I reckon voyager is the better model so far.
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Old June 13 2014, 06:46 AM   #1221
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I thought the Krenim timeship was BLACK? The model looks alarmingly white.
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Old June 13 2014, 02:30 PM   #1222
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I thought the Krenim timeship was BLACK? The model looks alarmingly white.
It's checkered dark and light grey. Looks predominantly dark grey though.
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Old June 14 2014, 06:17 AM   #1223
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Update from Canada...

Back in early May, I received the Enterprise-D, but that was the only model in the initial shipment. If I am remembering correctly, the US and the UK get two issues at a time, and they got 1 and 2 together, 3 and 4 together, and so on. So I was wondering if perhaps my refit Enterprise got missed. Well, my second shipment arrived today... it looks like we are going to get two at a time now, too, and in the same order as the US, but they'll be offset from what the US got, since I received issues 2 and 3 together!

The refit Enterprise was disappointing, but I was prepared for that based on all the comments here! It is unfortunate, though, since the prime-refit is my favourite Trek ship, so I would have liked for it to be one of the "standout" models. It's not that it's "bad", per se, but the lack of fine details and aztecing makes it look, well, more like a toy than a model of an "actual" ship. And what's with the bump where the gangway hatch is on one side of the saucer?

The Klingon Bird of Prey was really nice, though. And I really like their decision to have the model in the "flight" configuration, since I believe all the other models I have of the BoP have the wings in attack position, so that makes this version unique.

Some random comments/questions:

1. I had mentioned last time that the first issue came in a bubble envelope. (Thanks to the posters who confirmed that the US and UK shipments come in boxes!) Well, it looks like this wasn't a one-off, since this shipment came in a bubble envelope too. Since there were two ship boxes in it this time, the magazines were in somewhat better shape than issue 1, but I'd probably still prefer a box.

2. The issue 1 model box arrived shrink-wrapped, and in this shipment #2 was shrink-wrapped but #3 was not. Is this something that was only done for the first couple? How is this handled in other territories?

3. Just curious... all the promo shots of the magazines I have seen online had the issue number in the upper left corner of the cover, so I was expecting that... and my magazines don't have that. Is that something that is only done for the promo mock-ups, or are the magazines actually numbered in other countries?

4. I was wondering when the binder was going to arrive, but this evening I found I had an email from them indicating that there was a delay in the manufacturing process, and the binder will come with the next shipment.

It looks like next month's shipment should be the NX-01 and the Romulan Warbird. Looking forward to them!
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Old June 14 2014, 07:23 AM   #1224
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You're in for a real treat! There are some outstanding models in this collection. The refit Enterprise is the worst, in my opinion, so it just gets better from here on out. I'm hoping that when they get to the Enterprise-A they'll have a better model. The Excelsior is a little small, but I still like the model.

I agree that putting the Bird of Prey in flight mode was a good idea. I always thought the ship looked better like that.

Regarding your comments:

1. Here in the US they come in boxes, which I'm happy about. I think the mail carriers will take better care of a box than an envelope.

2. The models began back in October here, so I don't remember if they were initially shrink-wrapped, but I know they aren't currently.

3. Yes, the US has the issue numbers, all the way to the current issue, 18.

4. I love having the binders for the magazines. When you get it, it might be confusing as to how to get the magazines in, but you'll get used to it. The way they fit in assures that they won't fall out and you won't huge rings getting in the way.

The NX-01 is a very nice model! And the Warbird is definitely in my top 5 models so far. They have done a fantastic job with the alien ships.
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Old June 14 2014, 01:56 PM   #1225
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3. Yes, the US has the issue numbers, all the way to the current issue, 18.
Hmmm, that's odd. I'm in the US and my magazines do not have numbers. I've also noticed that pictures online show the number displayed in the upper-left corner of the magazine. I figured the difference was between the UK and the US printings, but apparently not. Not a biggie, but I was curious too.
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Old June 14 2014, 07:31 PM   #1226
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I think the only one in the US release that wasn't numbered was the DS9, because it was considered a special issue.
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Old June 14 2014, 07:56 PM   #1227
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hp lovecraft...dreams...sleeping in light.
Looking at my krenim time ship,it looks a bit like what would happen if babylon 5 was re-imagined.since it sort of looks like what would happen were Babylon 5 were modifiied with vorlon technology.That front cover of issue 22 also suggests this.

The fact that issue22 and the model are actually about the vessel that appeared in the year of hell is an added bonus

The magazine on page 6 states ''In many ways the Krenim temporal weapon ship was the most powerful vessel ever encountered by Starfleet.'' [sic]
Is this the official CBS view or is this statement non-canon?
In either case, its pretty much the only conventional weapon depicted in the Star Trek universe that can wipe out an entire species in a single shot. The Borg could assimilate Earth, or the Planet Eater could destroy it physically, and there would still be millions of humans on other worlds and ships. If the Temporal Weapon ship got in firing range, humanity would never have existed. You're not just killing every human alive, you're re-killing every human who ever lived. That probably is the greatest threat the Federation ever encountered.

I'd call that perhaps the most lethal ship design ever.
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Old June 15 2014, 01:07 AM   #1228
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3. Yes, the US has the issue numbers, all the way to the current issue, 18.
Hmmm, that's odd. I'm in the US and my magazines do not have numbers. I've also noticed that pictures online show the number displayed in the upper-left corner of the magazine. I figured the difference was between the UK and the US printings, but apparently not. Not a biggie, but I was curious too.
The numbers should be in the top left corner…
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Old June 15 2014, 02:10 AM   #1229
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I want to give you a heads up on that
Issue the only way is to fine out this is to look for the persons who put it out in the first place?, if they where new they will not put down it at all

Like I am dealing with what magazine we have in our club

Look for the month? , then year?, volume?, issue? If you fine your self in this you may need to do what I am doing is to put a 0 in one of throes place
Or they never used it at all as a new magazine was back then you may need to fine the person on line for the puber this is what I have Ben doing from my iPhone.
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Old June 15 2014, 08:55 AM   #1230
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I want to give you a heads up on that
Issue the only way is to fine out this is to look for the persons who put it out in the first place?, if they where new they will not put down it at all

Like I am dealing with what magazine we have in our club

Look for the month? , then year?, volume?, issue? If you fine your self in this you may need to do what I am doing is to put a 0 in one of throes place
Or they never used it at all as a new magazine was back then you may need to fine the person on line for the puber this is what I have Ben doing from my iPhone.
English please.
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