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The 15 Best Star Trek Books Ever Written

Like all our favorite franchises, "Star Trek" is a multimedia phenomenon. Today's kids grow up in a world full of TV series, movies, comics, games, and, of course, tie-in novels. "Star Trek" novels are notable because they're non-canon by default, and that's allowed their writers to go ham while exploring strange new worlds. Some of these earliest tie-in writers went on to become science fiction titans, and sometimes those titans like to return for more Trekkie fun."Trek" books are also a unique...
Tags: Television, Movies, Deanna Troi, Time, Earth, Star Trek, David, Ford, Spock, John, Khan, Robinson, Amanda, Kirk, Judith, Bashir


This Isn't A Holosuite Program, Star Trek: Discovery, Lower Decks, And Strange New Worlds Just Got Renewed At Paramount+

"Star Trek" fans have a whole lot to celebrate today. Paramount+ has announced a bunch of "Star Trek" renewals, and a handful of premiere dates for the U.S. on the streamer. You can just feel your hand lifting to do the Vulcan salute, can't you?First up we have "Star Trek: Discovery." The series is currently airing its fourth season, which will return to Paramount+ on February 10, 2022, and conclude on March 17, 2022. We'll be getting a 10-episode fifth season, as well. "Star Trek: Discovery" st...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Earth, Star Trek, Spock, Cbs, Rebecca Romijn, Paramount, Yellowstone, Kate Mulgrew, Cerritos, Picard, Starfleet, Alex Kurtzman, Mulgrew


How Calamari Ended Up On Tatooine In The Book Of Boba Fett: An Investigation

This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of "The Book of Boba Fett."Like any story told in the sprawling "Star Wars" universe, "The Book of Boba Fett" has left us with plenty of intriguing details and questions to ponder. Chief among them remains the fascinating tension at the core of this new spin-off series, particularly when it comes to depicting Boba Fett as the ruthless bounty hunter of the original trilogy versus this new "Man with a code" version who clearly has rules, a cons...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Alan Moore, Spock, Sherlock Holmes, George Lucas, Nicolas Cage, Boba Fett, Jeremy Irons, Hutt, Occam, Pig, Kessel, Tatooine, Mos Espa


Every Star Trek Movie Ranked Worst To Best

"Star Trek" is easily one of the most influential science fiction franchises in history. Over half a century in, the saga's optimistic vision of the future continues to inspire new generations of storytellers. When Gene Roddenberry's original series debuted in 1966, its sci-fi mythology of a future where mankind has moved past racism, sexism, and bigotry was an absolute game changer. Not only was "Star Trek" progressive in a social sense, but the invented elements preceded real developments in s...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, California, San Francisco, Earth, Star Trek, United States, Spock, Chris Hemsworth, Meyer, Khan, Shakespeare, Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Tom Hardy, Kelvin


Why Patrick Stewart Was Terrified To Take On The Role Of Jean-Luc Picard

"Change is the essential process of all existence." When Spock said that, he was absolutely right -- change is absolutely an important part of being alive. However, that doesn't make change any less scary. Big changes in one's life can certainly be intimidating for everybody. Even people that are seemingly fearless, like Starfleet officers, can find change to be daunting. So if you think that the Captain of the Starship Enterprise may be immune to that fear, think again. Things Are Only Impossib...
Tags: Television, Movies, Star Trek, Spock, Broadway, Charles Dickens, Cbs, Npr, West End, Patrick Stewart, Marvel Comics, Paramount, Stewart, Jean Luc Picard, Picard, Starship Enterprise


The Star Trek Role That Was Actually Written For Robin Williams

"Star Trek," starting in the late '80s and early '90s, became very accommodating to famous fans who wanted to be on the show. When Denise Crosby exited "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in the show's first season, actress Whoopi Goldberg felt that the show could use a new character, namely one played by her. Goldberg had always been a "Trek" fan, and she has told a story, relayed by Nichelle Nichols, about how when Goldberg was a young girl watching "Star Trek" for the first time, how impressed s...
Tags: Television, Movies, Robin Williams, Time, Earth, Star Trek, Williams, Spock, New Jersey, Cbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, Burton, Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Picard


Stephen Fry Explains How to Deal with Bullying

Stephen Fry got sent off to a faraway boarding school at the age of seven. His subsequent years of student life far from home taught him, among other things, a set of effective strategies to deflect bullying. (“I suppose it all began when I came out of the womb,” he once said when asked at what point he acknowledged his sexuality, and that must have given him plenty of time to consider what it was to stand outside the mainstream.) The particular line he recommends delivering in the Q&A c...
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The 15 Best Odd Couples In Television History

Unusual duos are always a blast — there's something exciting about two very different people who manage to have a deep friendship. It's also the foundation for a lot of friction, which is the heart of good storytelling. Over the years there have been dozens of television odd couples. One series, "The Odd Couple," took the trope to extremes in 1970, following the adventures of Felix and Oscar, two recently divorced men forced to live together. The HBO series "Succession" has given us a new terrib...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, Karen, Spock, Roy, Khan, Jack, Will, Jason, Lucy, Hannibal, John Carpenter, Frank, Tom


The exciting future of our physical exam with point-of-care ultrasound

In a 1968 episode of Star Trek, Captain Kirk is kidnapped by humanoid aliens, tortured unrelentingly, and shackled to the ceiling by his wrists. Science officer Spock and Dr. McCoy find him disheveled and minimally responsive. They release him from the chains and set him on a nearby table for examination. Dr. McCoy urgently takes Read more… The exciting future of our physical exam with point-of-care ultrasound originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
Tags: Health, Tech, Spock, Kirk, McCoy, Radiology


Eternals Features A Death By Suicide — Did Marvel Handle It Responsibly?

Warning: This piece contains major spoilers for "Eternals," as well as sensitive, potentially triggering content.Director Chloé Zhao has been given a lot of hype over the last few weeks for filming Marvel Studios' first full-on sex scene in "Eternals," but another important milestone that has been given less ink -- no doubt due to its spoilery nature -- is the fact that it also includes the first explicit suicide in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let's explore what happened to this major charact...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Earth, Spock, Thanos, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Xavier, Ingrid, Nash, Zhao, Clint, Madden, Dan Romer, Steve Rogers, Ultron


Everything We Know About Star Trek: Strange New Worlds So Far

Set phasers to hype and increase speed to maximum warp, because "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" is getting closer and closer to premiering with each passing day and we couldn't be more excited to see it. Through its ups and downs, "Star Trek: Discovery" has successfully accomplished its mission of introducing fans to a whole new crew to fall in love with as we follow along on their journeys through space (and, in its most recent seasons, time).What CBS and Paramount may not have anticipated, how...
Tags: Television, Movies, Star Trek, Spock, Cbs, Rebecca Romijn, Paramount, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Anson Mount, Babs Olusanmokun, Jenny Lumet, Michael Burnham, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Anson Mount Ethan Peck


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Just Wrapped Production On Its First Season

Every rule has its exception. Living in a media landscape where transparently unnecessary spin-offs, prequels, and remakes are saturating an already IP-obsessed marketplace can make it very easy to dismiss the vast majority that are fighting for your attention on a daily basis ... but sometimes, the potential of a given project is just too exciting to ignore. Many would agree that this happens to be the case with "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," the spin-off/prequel series that was born through ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Spock, Rebecca Romijn, Kelvin, Paramount, Zoe Saldana, Mount, Anson Mount, Romijn, Jenny Lumet, Mount Peck, Christopher Pike, Celia Rose Gooding, Akiva Goldsman Alex Kurtzman


Star Trek Finished The One Mission Captain Kirk Never Did

Warning: SPOILER for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2, Episode 9 - "weJ Duj (Three Ships)". Captain Kirk's infamous opening scene in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is parodied by Star Trek: Lower Decks with Ensign D'Vana Tendi and Dr. T'Ana potentially finishing the one mission Kirk never did. In Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2, episode 9, "weJ Duj (Three Ships)," the Lower Deckers aboard the USS Cerritos pair up with a "bridge buddy" for some rest and recreation during a long-haul warp flight...
Tags: Yosemite, Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Spock, William Shatner, Ana, El Capitan, Kirk, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, McCoy, Cerritos, Starfleet, Kirk Spock, Tendi, Spock Leonard Nimoy


Star Trek Generations: Why Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley Refused To Return

Although Star Trek Generations saw the return of the original series star William Shatner, the iconic actor wasn't joined by colleagues Leonard Nimoy and DeForrest Kelley. Instead, Shatner appeared alongside Walter Koenig and James Doohan, who reprised their roles as Chekov and Scott respectively. Paramount Studio's original plan was for the entire cast of Star Trek: The Original Series to appear in Generations in order to pass the torch to the TNG crew. However, it soon became clear that sever...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Spock, Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Scott, Kirk, Chekov, Jean Luc Picard, James T Kirk, Shatner, Nimoy, Scotty


Bryan Catanzaro of NVIDIA – Conversational AI in Some Ways is the Ultimate AI Challenge

Many of you who are into gaming or serious video editing know NVIDIA as creators of the leading graphics processing technology on the market.  But NVIDIA is also a leader in the areas of artificial intelligence and deep learning; specifically in how these technologies can improve how we experience graphics, text and video synthesis, and conversational AI. Some of their work was showcased in a series of videos they’ve put together called I AM AI which are a compelling look at what is (and wha...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, Siri, United States, Amelia Earhart, Spock, Nvidia, Alan Turing, Alexa, SIGGRAPH, Brent Leary, Bryan Catanzaro


A Painful History Lesson on the NRA & Gun Control ~ LISTEN Now!

A Painful History Lesson on the NRA & Gun Control ~ LISTEN Now! iStock New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- I have been watching the news and started thinking about one of the stories getting attention, the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue in Virginia. The big monument is Robert E. Lee, sitting on Traveler, his horse. A crowd was there cheering the removal of that statue, and it got me thinking about the real ramifications there and how we are currently viewing history. We could debate all day l...
Tags: England, New York, Guns, Virginia, America, Harvard, Atlantic, New Hampshire, Spock, New Jersey, Treasury, Gun Control, States, Princeton, South, Nra


Ode to Famous Black Cats

Black cats are traditionally considered bad luck, but they have a long history of being associated with prosperity and good fortune. From the ancient Egyptians to the modern day superstitions surrounding black cats, these felines have been linked to magic and mystery. The famous black cats in anime is a tribute to the many famous black cats that have been depicted in various anime series. The sleek, silhouetted shape of the black cat has always piqued the interest of pop culture artists and a...
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James McAvoy Is Living The Dream In The Sandman Act II [Interview]

James McAvoy played the captive Morpheus in his own kind of locked room. In the first part of "The Sandman" audio drama directed by Dirk Maggs and released by Audible, Morpheus — the ancient anthropomorphic personification of dreams — is captured by a group of cultists that hold him captive for 80 years, before he's finally released to return to his decaying domain. And McAvoy performed the part of Morpheus in the first part of "The Sandman," released in July 2020, while in lockdown in his spare...
Tags: Movies, News, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, Spock, James McAvoy, Sandman, Cool Stuff, Kevin Smith, Dirk, Neil, NADA, McAvoy, Kat Dennings, Dirk Maggs, Dirk Bloody


Stop with the mini-Trumps, California Republicans

The neighborhood crank had taken down the big bouquet of Recall Newsom and Elect Larry Elder signs by Thursday morning, a bike tour showed. Not just lawn signs, understand. His garage roof had sprouted half a dozen of the  placards, all craftily arranged and lit up at night, like Santa’s sleigh in a Christmas display. The same fellow had treated us to a similar barrage of Trump agit-prop back when that was a thing. Given the swiftness with which he removes the offending nonsense after sensible p...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Idaho, Spock, Jimmy Carter, Santa, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Legislature, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Gerald Ford, Pete Wilson


11 Things You Didn't Know About DC's Beast Boy

If you were a kid anytime from 2003 forward, you likely grew up with green-skinned shapeshifter Garfield Mark "Gar" Logan, who first joined the New Teen Titans under the alias Changeling but who's better known, especially to 21st-century TV audiences, as Beast Boy.DC introduced a shapeshifter named Beast Boy in September 1964's "Adventure Comics" #324. That incarnation was as an alien from the planet Lallor who turned villain, then hero, before being killed off in "Adventure Comics" #339. About ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Neil Gaiman, Dc Comics, Star Trek, Spock, Justice League, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Drake, Garfield, Hulk, Robin, Wolverine, Mark


Every J.J. Abrams Film Ranked From Worst To Best

J.J. Abrams has been an influential figure in the entertainment industry since his youth. Inspired by his prominent television producer father, Gerald W. Abrams, the young film buff was mentored by Steven Spielberg, and flexed his creative instincts as screenwriter of '90s hits like "Forever Young," "Regarding Henry," and "Armageddon."In the late '90s and early '00s, Abrams dominated television by creating the highly popular shows "Felicity," "Alias," and "Lost." Combining complex storylines and...
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Star Trek: Lower Decks Reforges Its Strongest Relationships, With Model Kits and Bubble Bath

Kirk and Spock. Burnham and Georgiou. Janeway and Tuvok. The list of Star Trek duos whose relationships define so much of the emotional cores of their series goes on, and on, and on. In a pairing like Boimler and Mariner, Lower Decks is no exception. But this season has seen the pair shift and shuffle around enough…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Star Trek, Spock, William, Kirk, Rutherford, Burnham, Janeway, Mariner, Georgiou, Decks, Familiar, Tendi, Fictional Characters, Lores


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Teaser Breakdown: Who's Who On New (Old) Starship Enterprise

The widely-heralded Star Trek Day had fans, "Trek" icons, and the creative talents behind the most recent shows all joining together to celebrate the beloved sci-fi franchise. Though fans had to wait most of the day to get to the really juicy bits of breaking news, we finally received our first look at the "Star Trek: Discovery" spin-off, "Strange New Worlds."In Season 2 of "Discovery," we were introduced to the original original crew of the legendary starship Enterprise before Captain James T. ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Star Trek, Spock, Khan, William Shatner, Rebecca Romijn, Leonard Nimoy, Nichols, Zachary Quinto, Gene Roddenberry, Zoe Saldana, Kirk, J J Abrams, James T Kirk, Fontana


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Teaser Reveals New Cast, Discovery And Prodigy Set New Dates

Paramount+ celebrated Star Trek Day 2021 and the 55th anniversary of the "Star Trek" franchise in style, unveiling some major new announcements and promo materials during a live-streamed, three-hour YouTube presentation. "Star Trek: The Original Series" premiered on the CBS network in 1966, and by now, the franchise has grown to the point where there are no less than five "Trek" series orbiting the Paramount+ streaming service (in addition to another new theatrical film, coming from "WandaVision...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Spock, Cbs, Khan, Rebecca Romijn, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Gene Roddenberry, Kate Mulgrew, Kirk, Pike, Ben Pearson, Picard, Starfleet


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Beams Up Its New Crew

We’re not getting a glimpse of the series proper yet, but here it is: your new Enterprise crew for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Well, technically an old-new Enterprise crew.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Enterprise, Star Trek, Spock, Khan, Rebecca Romijn, McCoy, Pike, Nichelle Nichols, Uhura, Majel Barret, Benga, HEMMER, Ethan Peck, Babs Olusanmokun


Star Trek: The Next Generation's 10 Best Episodes

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" arrived on our screens in September '87, continuing the Enterprise's mission to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and civilizations, and boldly split infinitives. With a brand new ship, we'd follow the ongoing adventures of an equally fresh-faced crew and its brooding captain across 178 episodes, until the show's finale aired in May '94.Like any series that exists long enough to breathe and find its place, there were ups and downs. For every "Parallel...
Tags: Television, Movies, Earth, Spock, Dyson, Orwell, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Winchester, Grey, Shelby, Earl Grey, Federation, Yar, Scotty, Sarek


Here's Where You Can Stream Or Rent Every Star Trek Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: the Star Trek franchise.)Sometimes you look up and can't believe that a franchise has lasted for even half as long as it has. (Seriously, how many "Die Hard" movies can anyone possibly make?) Other times, the longevity and pop-cultural impact go well beyond self-explanatory, with audiences making their voices heard that there still remains a vociferous fanba...
Tags: Movies, Star Trek, United States, Spock, Justin Lin, Khan, William Shatner, Tom Hardy, Leonard Nimoy, Nemesis, Chris Pine, Kirk, Abrams, J J Abrams, Jean Luc Picard, James T Kirk


The First Four Star Trek Movies Are Now Available In 4K — And We're Giving Away Some Box Sets

Tomorrow is the 55th anniversary of "Star Trek," and Paramount is celebrating in style. Or rather, they're celebrating in 4K. A new box set collects the first four films in one place, letting you revisit the original big screen adventures of Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the classic crew. If you're hoping to own "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," each of them looking and sou...
Tags: Movies, News, Spock, Khan, William Shatner, Dolby, Dolby Vision, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Cool Stuff, Michael, Blu, Chekov, Manny, Ricardo Montalban, Charles Correll


Rod Roddenberry On Star Trek Boldly Going Into 4K And The Moving Target Of His Father's Vision [Interview]

The "Star Trek" franchise turns 55 tomorrow. That's 55 years of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, of Jean-Luc Picard and Benjamin Sisko, of Klingons and Romulans and Gorn and Borg. Over a half-century of a universe so complex that you can get lost in it, but so approachable that anyone can enjoy it. And with three new "Trek" shows forming the foundation of the Paramount+ streaming service (two more shows are on the way), the greatest science-fiction series in history is more alive and thriving than ev...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, News, Star Trek, Netflix, Spock, Paramount, Gene Roddenberry, Kirk, Sulu, Chekov, Jean Luc Picard, Borg, Roddenberry, Starfleet, Kirk Spock


Here's What Happened To The Cast Of Heroes

Tim Kring intended for "Heroes" to have a shifting cast. That was a sensible impulse: The show -- which aired on NBC from 2006-2010 -- concerned ordinary people who discover they have superhuman abilities. If the series' primary thrust was proving how extraordinary an average human could be, casting a fresh batch of actors each season seems like a prudent way to drive the theme home -- and to discover new breakout stars in the process.Except it wasn't. The original cast of "Heroes" proved so pop...
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