Big news from San Diego Comic Con! The new Star Trek series has a name and it is Star Trek: Discovery (STD for short – oops). With the new series comes a new flagship, the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031. Look for a Discovery ornament maybe as soon as next year since Paramount will want to promote their new series as much as possible.
“Discovery is so intrinsic as a concept to the philosophy that is Star Trek and it felt like it was a beautiful way to acknowledge that spirit and also… what Star Trek has provided for me is an inspiration on where we’re going as a species and a planet… and it has given me so much hope for a better world because we need it in the world we’re living [in] right now. We need curiosity and we need inspiration and we need to find better versions of ourselves and we need to discover better versions of ourselves.” – Brian Fuller
“For hardcore Trekkies, the design of the ship is both comfortingly familiar, and surprisingly retro. And not exactly retro in a 1960’s or a 1990’s kind of way, but instead, in a pop-culture alternate-dimension kind of way. The U.S.S. Discovery is a throwback to an alternate dimension of the 1970s, when the fledgling Trek and Wars franchises blended together in concept art. The design for the U.S.S. Discovery on the new show is almost identical to designs that Ralph McQuarrie, the late and famous Star Wars concept designer, sketched for the original U.S.S. Enterprise back in 1976. Back then, Paramount was planning to reboot Trek on TV with a show called Star Trek: Phase II .” Read more at…https://www.inverse.com/article/18731-star-trek-discovery-star-wars-influence.
Unfortunately, Hallmark did not preview their 2017 Star Trek line up at San Diego Comic Con. It seems they are sharing a booth with LucasFilm and could only display LucasFilm products. Star Wars fans were able to preview 5-6 of next year’s Star Wars ornament.
It hasn’t been confirmed but it is probably safe to assume we will get our Star Trek ornament previews at Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4.
We got our first look at the new Event Exclusive Hallmark Star Trek Maxine ornament today thanks to some kind soul at Memory Alpha http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Hallmark
A Hallmark-branded exclusive ornament featuring Maxine, the star of Hallmark’s “Crabby Road” cartoons, dressed in her finest Star Trek cosplay. This ornament is a repainted version of one available this year in stores selling Hallmark-branded ornaments.
Sold in limited quantities at:
Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4 in New York, NY
New York Comic Con, set for Oct. 6-9 in New York, NY
Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2016, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20, and running Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. 2016 marks the 47th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.
This will be the first chance to get the convention exclusive pilot episode Enterprise Hallmark ornament. A limited number will be available each day at SDCC.
Preorders have been selling on eBay since April but look for current availability to drive prices down.
This convention exclusive ornament will be made available at Star Trek: Mission New York, scheduled Sept. 2-4 and New York Comic Con, Oct. 6-9, both conventions located in New York City.
The San Diego Comic-Con has its preview night tonight, July 20, 2016 before it opens for business tomorrow. Preview Night runs from 6:00 -9:00 pm local time. In what has become an annual tradition each July, expect to see images of the 2017 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments leak out today and tomorrow.
The Star Trek Legends Series appears complete with this year’s Chekov release so we may see a Next Generation Legends Series begin. A ship from this month’s Star Trek Beyond seems likely but I am holding out hope for an Enterprise B. As far as what scene we will get in 2017? Popular untapped episodes include The Doomsday Machine, Space Seed, The Enterprise Incident, Journey to Babel and Balance of Terror. After the year we have had I am hoping for an ornament based off Let That Be Your Last Battlefield.
Looking even further into the future, 2018 will likely bring a new ornament based on January’s new Star Trek series.
The Legacy Cord is compatible with all 15 Star Trek Magic pigtail ornaments and more than 200 other Keepsake ornaments. All “Magic” Hallmark Star Trek ship ornaments from 2005-2016 have been battery-operated and stay powered-on for less than thirty seconds after the “on” button is pushed. The Magic Cord is not compatible with any Hallmark Star Trek ornaments.
Legacy Cord 2009 & Before (Powers up to four ornaments) $14.95
Free your vintage magic Keepsake Ornaments from their light strings! This convenient cord will power up to four Magic Keepsake Ornaments produced in 2009 and earlier. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.
Keepsakes electrical power supply cord.
Powers up to four vintage Keepsakes magic ornaments (2009 and before).
The Legacy Cord is only compatible with vintage Keepsake magic ornaments (2009 and before) that were light-string powered originally.
15 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments compatible with the Legacy Cord:
1993 Enterprise D
1994 Klingon Bird of Prey
1995 Romulan Warbird
1998 Enterprise E
1999 Rio Grande
2000 Borg Cube
2002 Delta Flyer
2004 Vulcan Command
2004 “The City on the Edge of Forever”
2005 Locutus of Borg
Magic Cord 2010 & Later (Powers up to 7 ornaments or 6 ornaments and a tree topper) $5.95
Oohs and aahs abound when a Magic Cord is around. It’s perfect for Christmas trees and mantels to power Magic Cord ornaments from 2010 or later.
Hallmark Gold Crown Exclusive.
Powers up to 7 Magic Cord ornaments, or 6 ornaments and a tree topper.
Powers only Magic Cord ornaments from 2010 and later.
Connect up to 3 Magic Cords.
Ornaments not included.
Magic Cord is not compatible with any Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments.
Doors opening at 8:00 am.
Refreshments in case you need your energy replenished while shopping.
Get ’em while they’re still available.
So I guess this is a part of the Legends Series after all. This was promoted as “inspired” by the Legends Series as the 2015 Uhura was claimed to be the last in the series. I’m not a real big fans of the sculptor bios on the back of the boxes either.
Chekov looks a little like one of The Monkees if you stare at him too long.
Kirk looks a bit iffy.
Not sure Jake “got it right” when it came to Kirk’s face.
The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Enterprise! A much better ornament than the dull gold plastic look images have shown.
A long checkout line winding to the back of the store.
Some snacks with my purchase and I was off. Same time next year!