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On Star Trek: Discovery, Does Anyone Actually Want to Follow the Rules Any More? 

Star Trek might be the ultimate nerdy franchise not because it’s about space exploration, spaceships, and science, but because really, it’s a TV series about a group of people who really love rules. And they love them because those rules bring with them a bountiful, idealistic utopian society. But lately, no one a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps

These Are Your Favorite Spaceship Reveals in All of Pop Culture

Last week, I asked you—yes you, or at least, the plural you that is the io9 readership—to tell me your favorite spaceship reveals in sci-fi and pop culture at large, that grand moment when an iconic ship comes into the scene for the very first time. And boy howdy, did you tell me about a lot of good spaceships.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Superlist, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Sci Fi, Spaceships, Firefly, The Expanse, Open Channel, Galaxy Quest

Star Trek: Discovery's Stars Reveal More About Last Night's Big Surprise

Star Trek: Discovery’s stars finally got a chance to talk more in depth about a big plot kept secret for a while.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Lgbtq, Cbs All Access, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery Nearly Forgot One Important Detail on Its Original Series Uniforms

And it turns out, a little bit of CG magic is what saved the day.Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Discovery

Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish

Saru From Star Trek: Discovery Gives Sensible, Practical Workplace Advice

Just don’t take his lunch.
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Saru, Star Trek Discovery, Saru From Star Trek

Star Trek: Discovery Inspired This Fan to Produce Some Amazing Sketches and Paintings

Art begets art. And, in this case, a love for Star Trek inspires some beguiling sketch work. Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Fan Art, Anthony Rapp, Star Trek Discovery

This Week's 'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship—And Death

And it continues the welcoming trend of a Star Trek show that feels like Star Trek.
Tags: Science, Star Trek

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Brings Out Star Trek: Discovery's Best

Pretty much every other episode of Star Trek is a good “Hey, everything’s broken?” or “We encountered a thing and everything’s broken?” type of episode. On the latest Discovery, basically five of those episodes happened at once—but after pulling themselves out of multiple wringers, the crew might be in better form…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps

What We Know About Every Star Trek Show in the Works Right Now

After years and years on the back burner, Star Trek is truly ascendant on television once more. Although for now we just have Star Trek: Discovery, soon enough CBS wants us watching tons of new space exploration shows. While we’re not quite at five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred Trek shows just yet, there’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Khan, Cbs All Access, Picard, Nicholas Meyer, Starfleet Academy, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Short Treks, Star Trek Lower Decks, Section 31

A Brief History of the U.S.S. Enterprise's Pre-Kirk Voyages

The original Enterprise’s voyages to explore strange new worlds, and to seek out new life and new civilizations under the auspices of its most famous captain, are a legend Star Trek fans are more than familiar with. But Kirk wasn’t Enterprise’s first captain. Now that the famous ship has shown up on Discovery, here’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Sci Fi, Spaceships, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Kirk, U S S Enterprise, USS Enterprise, Star Trek Discovery, Captain Pike, Robert April

Extras for an Hour, Voyagers for a Lifetime: 'Live Long and Evolve'

None Those were the days. Father and son huddled around a glowing TV screen, eagerly awaiting the next Star Trek episode. It was our ritual. The two of us would gather at a set time, sprawling on a tattered sofa with an armful of snacks: pastries, popcorn, maybe even ice cream. For an hour our lives were suspended; we were no longer citizens of planet Earth—neither pubescent grade schooler nor certified civil engineer. For an hour, we were extras aboard Captain Jean-Luc Picard's USS Enterprise...
Tags: Science Fiction, Music, Science, Biology, Review, Book Review, Earth, Star Trek, Spock, Pop Culture, Evolution, Princeton University Press, Mom, Gene Roddenberry, McCoy, Noor

Discovery Is Laying the Groundwork for Another Classic Star Trek Debate to Begin Anew

The earliest episodes of Discovery’s first season set up a battlefield for an argument underlying the entire history of Star Trek: how do we reconcile Starfleet as a scientific and militaristic entity? It seems like the second season is setting up an equally familiar debate: one between faith and logic, and the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Starfleet, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps

Star Trek Heads Into a Familiar Unknown With IDW's Year Five Saga

We all know how Captain Kirk’s five-year mission starts, but did you ever want to learn how it ends? IDW Publishing will soon be telling that part of The Original Series story with a new comic book series, Star Trek: Year Five, all about the final year of the Enterprise’s iconic five-year journey.
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Spock, Kirk, IDW, IDW Publishing, Captain Kirk, Star Trek The Original Series

Star Trek: Discovery Returns Boldly, But We're Not Quite Sure Where It's Going Yet

When Star Trek: Discovery premiered back in 2017, our recap praised its spectacle but questioned just where the show would be going thematically. Now, Discovery is back for season two, with a premiere that revels in the spectacle of space exploration once more, but has us asking that same question.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps

A New Star Trek Novel Will Explore What the Enterprise Was Up to in Discovery's First Season

The rapidly approaching second season of Discovery will re-introduce us to the U.S.S. Enterprise, before Jim Kirk ever sat in its Captain’s chair and boldly took it on its five year mission. But later this year, a new novel will show us what the ship was actually up to at the height of the Klingon War that broke out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, John Jackson Miller, U S S Enterprise, Star Trek Discovery, Jim Kirk, The Enterprise War

Alex Kurtzman on the Fine Line Between Adding to, and Staying True to, Star Trek's Canon

It feels like Alex Kurtzman has been talking about Star Trek: Discovery’s approach to canon pretty much since the dawn of time (or at least, since everyone found out the show was set before the original Trek). Discovery’s already had to toe a pretty weird line when it comes to its approach to Star Trek’s past, but in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Canon, Cbs All Access, Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery's Second Season Is Being Helped by a New Captain Who's Not a Massive Asshole

Turns out when you a) kill your good figure of authority two episodes in and b) replace them with a morally grey scapegoat you eventually reveal is an alt-universe, MAGA-quoting, colossal space-tool, you don’t really have the time to get into the heady moral questions of the day. So it’s a good job Star Trek: Discovery…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Jason Isaacs, Anson Mount, Star Trek Discovery, Captain Pike, Captain Lorca

Report: Star Trek 4 Might Be Shelved

After years with no updates, in 2018 it seemed like the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise was getting back on track. Star Trek 4 was happening again, and the Trek movieverse’s first female director, S.J. Clarkson, was at the helm. Then, things reportedly got bad with regards to casting. Now, there’s a chance the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones, Paramount, Star Trek 4, S J Clarkson, Sj Clarkson

The Final Short Trek Is a Lovely Reminder That Star Trek Can Loosen Up Once in a While

We all love Star Trek for its moral core, the way it presents heroes that champion utopian ideals and diplomacy and a love of scientific curiosity over hostility and division (although the bits where spaceships phaser-and-torpedo the shit out of everything are also good). But every once in a while we need a reminder…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps, Star Trek Short Treks

Rainn Wilson on the Many Layers of Harry Mudd, and the Lighter Side of Star Trek

Star Trek: Short Treks has so far been the perfect way to while away the time until Discovery’s return in a few weeks. Tonight, “The Escape Artist,” the fourth and final minisode in the series, shines a spotlight on the infamous Harcourt Fenton Mudd—and to learn more, we spoke to Mudd himself, Rainn Wilson.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Rainn Wilson, Mudd, Star Trek Discovery, Harry Mudd, Star Trek Short Treks, Harcourt Fenton Mudd, Lighter Side of Star Trek, Rainn Wilson Read

Report to the Bridge for Your Crash Course in The Orville Ahead of the Season 2 Premiere

It’s been over a year since the first-season finale of The Orville, and while the sci-fi comedy doesn’t require a lot of backstory to enjoy, we still thought it’d be worth whipping together a primer so you can hit the ground running (and catch onto any inside jokes) ahead of Sunday’s season two premiere. Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Star Trek, Fox, Seth Macfarlane, Orville, The Orville

The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We here at io9 have come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could…Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Star Wars, Science, Doctor Who, Disney, Star Trek, Game Of Thrones, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Year In Review, Legends Of Tomorrow, Nk Jemisin, Spider Man, Avatar The Last Airbender, ToysRUS, Kelly Marie Tran

This Behind-the-Scenes Preview Highlights Star Trek: Discovery's Increasingly Cinematic Mood

Looking good there, Star Trek: Discovery. You been working out? Buy a new wardrobe? Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek's Latest Short Treks Gives Saru the Brilliant, Inspiring Origin Story He Deserves

Lt. Saru is one of Star Trek: Discovery’s most fascinating characters—not just as a previously unseen species within the canon, but because he brings with him the question of how a member of his seemingly ever-fearful race ever got into boldly going. The latest Short Treks episode masterfully delivers on exploring…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Saru, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek Discovery Recaps, Star Trek Short Treks

This Video Explores Why the Star Trek Movie's Enterprise Design is So Clever

I usually don’t give a lot of thought to ship designs in science fiction movies. My general assumption is that they exist to look cool, with function considered as a secondary problem if at all. Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Enterprise, Star Trek

Updates From Resident Evil, Runaways, and More

Michael Dorn still wants his Worf Star Trek show. Get another look at Bumblebee in two new clips. The plans to reboot the Resident Evil movies are taking inspiration from the latest video games in the franchise. Plus, what’s to come on Supergirl and Doctor Who. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Charmed, Star Trek, Runaways, Supergirl, Michael Dorn, Bumblebee, Resident Evil, Anna and the Apocalypse, Star Trek Worf, Worf Star Trek

Everything You Need to Know About Section 31, Star Trek's Sinister Starfleet Secret

Although Star Trek is predominantly set in a utopian future where humanity has solved its problems and ventured out into the stars to explore the cosmos and forge peaceful new alliances, every once in a while the series likes to show a dark mirror to the price of maintaining paradise—and Starfleet does it with Section…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Explainer, Streaming, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Section 31

NASA Image of Merging Galaxy Clusters Looks Suspiciously Like the USS Enterprise

Humanity’s current understanding of physics may suggest faster-than-light travel is impossible, but researchers here on Earth can still observe happening in places much too far away to ever actually visit (and generally in the distant past). One of them is a galactic collision that, at least from our planetary vantage…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Galaxies, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Galaxy Clusters, Abell 1033, Galactic Collissions, Low Frequency Array

Postal Apocalypse: The Final Bag of Mail

Alas, this fake mailman has reached the end of his post-apocalyptic road. But for this final installment, it’s a Giant-Sized Edition of “Postal Apocalypse”—although you guys packed my mailbag so full that I still couldn’t answer all of them! (I tried. Seriously, guys, this is really long.) Enjoy, my brilliant,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Fantastic Four, Marvel, Star Trek, Sony, Ms Marvel, Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Transformers, Spider Man, Picard, Captain Marvel, Doctor Doom, Self Indulgence

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