Ships of the Line 2021

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  1. Tuskin38

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    I know it's more accurate than the depictions I grew up with, but I can still never get used to those little stubby wings on the Romulan Bird of Prey.
     
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    No TOS Enterprise. That's disappointing.
     
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    Doug Drexler mentioned on Facebook recently he'd been engaged for the 2022 calendar.
     
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    Actually, look at the Barnes & Noble page for it. In particular, look at the January image. It's a play on an original Matt Jeffries design that AMT offered concurrently with the earliest versions of the Enterprise kit: the TOS Enterprise side-by-side with the Leif Erickson!
     
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    That site made a mistake putting that image there. That image is from the 2015 calendar.
     
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    Interesting. But on close examination, it's definitely a January 2021 page. In May of 2015, the image was the same, but the page layout was different (the calendar grid was in the lower right corner, whereas here, it's in the lower left).

    It could be that they repeated a popular image (some TOS calendar images have been reused ad nauseum), but more likely, it's from a mock-up.
     
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    They usually use a random selection of older images as mock-ups for the first calendar solicitations in January, with the real images being announced closer to summer. Sloppy, but not unprecidented, for B&N to still be using the outdated promos.
     
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    That would explain some cases in past years of two radically different calendars purported to be that year's.
     
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    The other thing is the UK edition of the calendar runs a year behind the US edition. So their 2020 SotL calendar has the images of the US's 2019 calendar.
     
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    There's also the fact that I have the 2021 calendar, and can confirm that image is not the January image or indeed even in the calendar at all.
     
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    That would be the definitive answer.
     
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    Neat. I remember they sold a set of prints from various editions a long time ago. Never saw a list of which ones were included, it'd be interesting if there was any overlap.

    Not that I'm suggesting these are unsold prints being repackaged individually, because clicking through, they seem to be print-on-demand. The John Eaves TOS Enterprise painting would look pretty classy on canvas...
     
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    I actually liked the one year (it may have been the second release ever) where the theme was that these were actually photos taken in-universe.
     
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    Last year's calendar had some great highlights. This one is looking great, too. At first, I thought it's a fake because it didn't have the obligatory "USS Enterprise and 20th century aircraft in Earth's atmosphere" image. :rommie:


    I had a STO Titan-class ship printed labelled Endurance NCC-5265-A, because that front-view made both ships look related.

    I wonder, is the USS Andraste NCC-1110 close enough in design to count as Crossfield-class (variant)? On MadKoiFish's blog, it's only called Trek Wedge.

    Secret pipedream: I'd love if one day a SOTL calendar came out that had an image from each Star Trek TV/movie series.
     
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    If I had my druthers, I'd keep the format, but go from "twelve months" to "fifty-two weeks". But that would require a severe boost of sales to finance the artists commissioned for it, right?
     
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    I wish Discovery was better at ship porn