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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...
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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...
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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

Star Trek 4 Is Back On, This Time From the Maker of Legion and Fargo

Kirk and Spock may be coming back to the big screen and from a very exciting filmmaker too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Noah Hawley, Paramount, Kirk, Star Trek 4, Time From the Maker of Legion

5 of the Worst Halloween TV Episodes We've Ever Had to Sit Through

Halloween offers so many opportunities for our favorite genre shows to play with the spooky, strange, and supernatural…but it’s also an opportunity for all these interesting storytelling elements to crash and burn.Read more...
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Artificial Intelligence and Science Fiction: A Swapped Reality

As the world continues to progress, almost anything is possible: good or bad. It’s interesting how, in the grand scheme of things, the excitement for the autumn season is no longer about reeling in seasonal beverage and cozy sweaters. Instead, these things are overshadowed by the craze for new technology releases. The fact of the matter is: Technology is a common interest. The appeal for new tech has been bringing us together for generations. That includes fictional technology we fantasize about...
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The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

When it was first announced that a new Star Trek animated series would be heading to Nickelodeon, a certain subsection of Star Trek fans began wringing their hands that this might be the point the franchise “dumbs itself down” to attract those gosh-darned youths. Well, good news: that’s not going to be the case.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Nickelodeon, Cbs All Access, Heather Kadin, Star Trek Discovery, Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won

Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer

Patrick Stewart beamed into the Javits Center for New York Comic Con this past weekend with a few friends and an absolutely incredible new look at Star Trek: Picard. Building on the complex world we saw established in its first trailer, decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, here’s what we spotted in our new…Read more...
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The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future

The climax of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season was explosive in more ways than one: Michael Burnham, the Discovery, and her crew were catapulted into a future so far beyond anything previously seen in a Trek TV show. Now, we’ve finally got a solid glimpse at what that brave new universe looks like.Read more...
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Before Chris Hemsworth Fought to Keep Thor Fat in Avengers: Endgame, He Almost Played Gambit

Avengers: Endgame takes Thor to an emotional low point so dark that he sinks into an existential, alcohol-fueled depression. It causes the thunder god to go through a drastic physical transformation we don’t see until halfway through the film. When we first see Thor’s new form, it’s initially played for laughs, but as …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Star Trek, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Marvel Studios, Gambit, X Men Origins Wolverine, Avengers Endgame

Star Trek: Picard's First Teaser Hints at Jean-Luc's Tragic Place in Starfleet History [Updated]

The first teaser is here for CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard, which brings the incredible Patrick Stewart back as the even more incredible Jean-Luc Picard. But the admiral, who’s been spending a lot of time with his grapes, is no longer a part of Starfleet. The mystery, of course, is finding out why. Read more...
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Updates From The Dark Crystal, John Wick, and More

The cast of Stranger Things heads into summer while Swamp Thing goes back to its comic book roots. A familiar face from Star Trek is headed to Penny Dreadful’s City of Angels. Plus what’s to come on The 100, Aggretsuko, and more as you head to Spoiler Town.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Humans, Lair, The 100, Aladdin, John Wick, Stranger Things, The Invisible Man, Swamp Thing, Aggretsuko, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Penny Dreadful City Of Angels, John Wick 4, Krasue Inhuman Kiss, Slashback

Captain Lorca Returns (for the First Time) in This Exclusive Star Trek Online Trailer

Thank the Mirror Universe that I can get away with a headline like that, frankly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Exclusive, Cbs All Access, Jason Isaacs, Star Trek Online, Perfect World, Lorca, Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Discovery, Rekha Sharma

Star Trek‘s Nichelle Nichols Creates a Short Film for NASA to Recruit New Astronauts (1977)

Imagine growing up in the late 1960s, witnessing at an impressionable age the heyday of the original Star Trek followed by the real-life moon landing. (If you actually did grow up in the late 1960s, just remember your childhood.) How could you not have dreamed of working on something to do with outer space, or indeed in outer space itself? It seems that both the promoters of NASA and the creators of Star Trek know that both their projects draw from the same well of wonder about the world...
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