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Star Trek: Picard's Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That's Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of us can do is to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Nostalgia, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Androids, Picard, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps


The Best Sci-Fi Binges You Can Watch in a Single Day (or Weekend)

Sometimes you just want the full story. Oh sure, you could start a binge of a show like Lost, The Expanse or Doctor Who today and keep watching that show for several months. But maybe you want to start something, finish it, and move onto the next thing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Firefly, Batman, Lord Of The Rings, Black Mirror, The Matrix, Spider Man, Watchmen, The Witcher, The Dark Crystal, Watch It Nerds


Picard Enters Its Endgame With a Classic Star Trek Moral Argument

No matter how grandiose, science-fictional, or even just flat out bonkers it gets, deep down at its very core, Star Trek has always been a morality play. And so, as Picard sets up the fight to end all fights between its Romulan foes and the android paradise our titular hero has uncovered, it has become one once more—a…Read more...
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Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green on Bringing Her Star Trek Legacy to Video Games

As Star Trek: Discovery’s Michael Burnham, Sonequa Martin-Green has spent the past few years helping to carve out a new step in Star Trek’s long televisual legacy. Now, it’s time for another part of that long legacy to embrace her: by catapulting Michael into the world of Star Trek Online, to rub digital shoulders…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Interview, Star Trek, Cbs, Exclusive, Michael, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Online, Perfect World, Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Discovery, Sonequa Martin Green, Michael Burnham Sonequa Martin Green


Physicist Freeman Dyson's alien megastructure legacy

In 1960 during the early days of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson, who died last month, wrote an article titled "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation" for the journal Science. He posited that "if extraterrestrial intelligent beings exist and have reached a high level of technical development, one by-product of their energy metabolism is likely to be the large-scale conversion of starlight into far-infrared radiation." One ...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Star Trek, Dyson, Venus, Seti, Freeman Dyson, James Doohan, Olaf Stapledon, Montgomery Scotty Scott, Alien Megastructures


Sunday's Best Deals: Star Trek, Fossil Watches, Massagers, and More

A sale on prescription glasses, a Shiatsu back and neck massager, Fossil smartwatches, and the Star Trek movie trilogy lead Sunday’s biggest sales on the Internet.Read more...
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Star Trek: Picard Laid All Its Cards on the Table, and Then Flipped It Clean Over

It’s been eight weeks since Star Trek: Picard began, and it’s taken its sweet time advancing its overarching plot. Instead, it has chosen to dwell upon the lingering regrets of its heroes, and the darker, more withdrawn world they all find themselves in. So it should be good news then that it decided to advance that…Read more...
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‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ finds hope for humanity in a hopeless era

In a time where it's easy to feel a bit concerned about the fate of civilization -- take your pick of calamities, really -- National Geographic's Cosmos is like a hope-filled salve. Developed by Ann Druyan, the co-creator of the original show together with her husband Carl Sagan, and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds is an exploration of humanity, our past, present and our potential future. The 1980 series redefined how complex topics could be communicated on TV. And...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Brannon Braga, Druyan, National Geographic s Cosmos


Star Trek: Picard Refocuses Its Heroes, With Help From a Few Friends

Star Trek: Picard’s reconnections with the franchise’s past so far have served to paint the picture of a tired future that has, in many ways, left our beloved familiar faces behind. But this week, as Jean-Luc’s hubris threatens to catch up with him, he gets a moment of respite and refocusing courtesy of two very…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Jean Luc, Jonathan Frakes, Lulu Wilson, Marina Sirtis, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Picard Recaps


Everyone on Star Trek: Picard Is Finding Their Traumas at the Worst Possible Time

Star Trek: Picard is heading into the endgame of its first season, but it feels as if it’s only really just started spinning up the biggest wheels of its arc. That’s good for us because it means major momentum on the show’s most intriguing storylines. It’s bad for the heroes of Star Trek: Picard because it’s happening…Read more...
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Star Trek: Picard's Latest Guest Star Momentarily Broke My Brain

Star Trek: Picard is a show that takes us further into the franchise’s future than any previous Trek series before it (well, until Discovery takes the crown by a century or nine). But it’s also a show about familiar faces, and catching us up on beloved characters. So much so, that one guest star in this week’s episode…Read more...
Tags: Science, Deanna Troi, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Picard, Star Trek The Next Generation, Marina Sirtis, Star Trek Picard, Necar Zadegan


On Star Trek: Picard, Lying to Yourself Is What Keeps You Human

There’s a lot going on in “Stardust City Rag.” We’ve got the return of Voyager legend Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine. We’ve got a costumed caper that feels ripped right out of Star Trek’s cheesy core. We’ve got big twists in Star Trek: Picard’s ongoing mysteries. But above all, we’ve got a realization that our crew have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Borg, Jeri Ryan, Manu Intiraymi, Star Trek Picard, Necar Zadegan, Star Trek Picard Recaps, John Ales, Casey King, Brian Brophy


3D Printers Are Finally Starting to Work More Like Star Trek's Replicators

Transporters? Spaceships that can travel at the speed of light? Star Trek introduced us to many fantastical technologies that have us looking forward to the 23rd century. But we might not have to wait that long for all the tech Captain Kirk had to play with, as 3D printing has taken another big step toward making…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Star Trek, 3d Printing, 3d Printers, Kirk, EPFL, Replicators


Star Trek: Picard Gives Us a Tale of 2 Very Different Romulans, and Picard's Hubris

Star Trek: Picard may have finally begun its quest in earnest last week, but Jean-Luc is not quite done navigating the mistakes of his post-Starfleet past. “Absolute Candor” provides that aplenty in the form of another new crewmember for team Picard—one who draws interesting parallels to one of the show’s current…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Picard, Starfleet, Jean Luc, Amirah Vann, Jeri Ryan, Star Trek Picard, Evan Evagora, Star Trek Picard Recaps


Star Trek: Picard's Showrunner Opens Up About the Sunglasses and Swears

Star Trek: Picard is in the midst of its dynamic debut season and fans have noticed a few, well, interesting choices the series has made so far. Showrunner Michael Chabon is breaking down the intent behind the F-bombs, earbuds, and sunglasses, and diving into the history of Star Trek on network television and human…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, The Future, Michael Chabon, Swearing, Cbs All Access, Picard, Future Tech, Star Trek Picard


Star Trek: Picard Finally Finds Its Crew, in Those That Starfleet Left Behind

The first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard have carefully laid the groundwork for a future where the Federation, tired and beaten back by tragedy after tragedy, is embroiled in an existential crisis. Now, one of its most tireless advocates, the veil lifted from his eyes, is ready to do something about it—and has…Read more...
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The Word “Robot” Originated in a Czech Play in 1921: Discover Karel Čapek’s Sci-Fi Play R.U.R. (a.k.a. Rossum’s Universal Robots)

When I hear the word robot, I like to imagine Isaac Asimov’s delightfully Yiddish-inflected Brooklynese pronunciation of the word: “ro-butt,” with heavy stress on the first syllable. (A quirk shared by Futurama’s crustacean Doctor Zoidberg.) Asimov warned us that robots could be dangerous and impossible to control. But he also showed young readers—in his Norby series of kids’ books written with his wife Janet—that robots could be heroic companions, saving the solar system from cosmic supervilla...
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Actor Duncan Regehr Discusses His Glorious Moment as Star Trek’s ‘Sex Candle Ghost’

“Sub Rosa” was a very strange episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, an old-school gothic adventure featuring a haunted candle, a ghastly Casanova, and just enough scifi nonsense to keep the whole thing from being magic. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Star Trek The Next Generation, Duncan Regehr, Gates Mcfadden


Meet the Artifact, Star Trek: Picard’s Decommissioned Borg Cube

In the new status quo of Picard’s modern timeline, the Borg, for our protagonists, at least, aren’t an immediate threat. But they are certainly a presence. Meet the Artifact. Read more...
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On Star Trek: Picard, Everyone But Starfleet's Got Their House in Order

Star Trek: Picard’s premiere re-introduced us to a world where the Federation feels more beaten back and weary of its ideals than it has in years—even than when it was actively at war. Its second episode reveals this weariness has rendered its finest champions frustratingly aimless, to the advantage of friend and foe…Read more...
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A History of Star Trek's Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Data, Star Trek, Robots, Explainer, Streaming, Cbs, Ai, Cbs All Access, Cyborgs, Androids, Star Trek The Next Generation, Sentience, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek The Original Series


Jeri Ryan and Sir Patrick Stewart Discuss the Legacy of Star Trek, Spandex, and Being Memes

Nerd fame is a strange thing. The sheer passion with which people relate to you, or to something you’ve created, is a lot to handle, even for the most seasoned actor or creator. For the cast of a phenomenon like Star Trek, it must be even more overwhelming. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, Jeri Ryan, Sir Patrick Stewart, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Picard, Legacy of Star Trek Spandex and Being Memes


Leave Star Trek Alone, You Piece of Shit

The similarities between Donald Trump’s newly revealed United States Space Force logo and the logo for Star Trek’s Starfleet are uncanny.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Star Trek, Military, Cbs, Donald Trump, Paramount, Starfleet, Space Force, United States Space Force


Jean-Luc Picard Is Back, But Is the Star Trek He Left Behind?

He’s a little older. He’s not on a starship. He’s haunted by tragedies of years past. He’s drinking a lot more wine these days. But it would be fair to say that, deep down, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not a man truly changed when we meet him again in the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. That’s not the question we should…Read more...
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When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more...
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Star Trek Can Be Horny as Hell, But It's Not as Simple as You Think

Science fiction is, in many ways, an extremely horny genre. The futures it depicts are ones where we have grown beyond the confines of our planet, reached into the stars, often met new civilizations...and promptly got the hots for them. So it should come to the surprise of no one that Star Trek, one of sci-fi’s most…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sex, Fucking, Star Trek, Cbs, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek The Original Series


Short Treks Heralds Star Trek: Picard With Hope in the Face of Tragedy

Coming into this season of Short Treks, “Children of Mars” was teased as one of two precursors to the events of Star Trek: Picard. It is not a factual indicator of what’s to come, or some grand, necessary setup for the plot Jean-Luc and his friends will tackle. But it does give us a tonal insight into the dark times…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, David Bowie, Streaming, Cbs, Mars, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Jean Luc, Star Trek Short Treks, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Short Treks Recaps


In a New Look at Star Trek: Picard, Jean-Luc's a Man on a Mission

We might be just over a month away from Star Trek: Picard, but now we can while away the wait with a short, but oh so sweet new look at the series—one that gives us tiny new hits at the familiar threats Jean-Luc Picard faces in his latest mission, as well as a reminder of the past that haunts him.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Star Trek Picard, Picard Jean Luc


Don't Hold Your Breath for That Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie

The idea of a Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie has had fans salivating for years, but it might be time to finally put the idea behind us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Quentin Tarantino, Paramount, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood



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