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Star Trek: Designing Starships Volume Two is the second hardcover reference book in the series and was first published by Eaglemoss Collections.

Primarily comprised of starship design articles compiled from issues of the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection partwork magazine, this volume focuses on the USS Voyager and many other starships.

It features artwork by Doug Drexler, John Eaves, Jim Martin, Robert McCall, Syd Mead, and Rick Sternbach, among many others. The book includes a dust jacket.

A mass-market edition of the book, subtitled The USS Voyager and Beyond, is slated for release by Random House in January 2019.

Summary Edit

From the website
The second volume, by Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley, takes you behind the scenes to reveal the thinking – and the artwork – behind the design of dozens of STAR TREK starships, from the first doodles to the finished art sent to the modelmakers.
Volume One featured all seven Enterprises. Volume Two covers more than 30 ships including the USS Voyager, Delta Flyer, the Enterprise-J, the Phoenix, Klingon Bird-of-Prey, Romulan Warbird, Borg Sphere, V'Ger, and many more. The book is packed with original concept art, and includes work from legendary artists Syd Mead and Robert McCall.
The book contains material previously published in Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection along with all-new content.
Excerpts of copyrighted sources are included for review purposes only, without any intention of infringement.

Contents Edit

  • Contents, p. 5
  • USS Voyager, pp. 8-25
  • Aeroshuttle, pp. 26-29
  • Delta Flyer, pp. 30-35
  • Neelix's Shuttle, pp. 36-37
  • USS Raven, pp. 38-39
  • USS Prometheus, pp. 40-49
  • USS Equinox, pp. 50-53
  • Federation Scout Ship, pp. 54-55
  • The Phoenix, pp. 56-59
  • NX Inspection Pod, pp. 60-61
  • NX-Alpha, pp. 62-65
  • Enterprise-J, pp. 66-73
  • Medusan Ship, pp. 74-75
  • Gorn Starship, pp. 76-77
  • Klingon Bird-of-Prey, pp. 78-81
  • V'Ger, pp. 82-93
  • The Trip Inside V'Ger, pp. 94-101
  • Romulan Warbird, pp. 102-105
  • Valdore, pp. 106-109
  • Romulan Bird-of-Prey, pp. 110-113
  • ECS Horizon, pp. 114-115
  • Vahklas, pp. 116-117
  • Aeon Timeship, pp., 118-121
  • Federation Holoship, pp. 122-125
  • Borg Renegades' Ship, pp. 126-127
  • Borg Sphere, pp. 128-129
  • Voth City Ship, pp. 130-133
  • Voth Research Ship, pp. 134-135
  • Andorian Battle Cruiser, pp. 136-137
  • Intrepid, pp. 138-141
  • Antares, pp. 142-145
  • Xindi Insectoid Warship, pp. 146-149
  • Xindi Reptilian Warship, pp. 150-153
  • Xindi Aquatic Ships, pp. 154-159

Background information Edit

  • The USS Voyager chapter was expanded from magazine issue 8's four pages to eighteen pages for the book, and incorporated additional concept art from Rick Sternbach and Doug Drexler. The book also introduced concept art from Jim Martin, some of which Ben Robinson had previewed earlier on Twitter. [1] [2]
  • The two V'ger chapters are entirely new, as a magazine and model for the collection were not foreseen for the collection at the time of the book's publication. Robinson questioned if many would even recognize the design, due to its minimal screen time. Nonetheless, if this decision was revisited, Robinson could readily draw upon material the team has previously written and illustrated for a 2001 publication of his previous Fabbri Publishing (US) assignment, Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 8.

Cover gallery Edit

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