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Check out the pilot for fan series Star Trek: Renegades
Carol Pinchefsky

Fan films are sophisticated enough that they now rival television shows in terms of acting talent and special effects. The most recent fan-tacular Star Trek film, Star Trek: Renegades, which hit YouTube today, is no exception. 

This ambitious university VR project is basically The Matrix built inside a holodeck
Trent Moore

Researchers at the University of Michigan have been tinkering with virtual reality for years, but the makeshift holodeck just got a major upgrade.

Star Trek fan film casts real-life astronaut
Carol Pinchefsky

Samantha Cristoforetti to appear in Star Trek fan film Anaxanar, about Garth of Izar.

26 sci-fi weapon replicas that'll make killer holiday gifts
Matthew Jackson

One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.

Vader, Spock, Spidey and 26 other sci-fi icons as rotting zombies
Matthew Jackson

Part of the horrific appeal of the whole zombie thing is that it can happen to anyone. Your wife, your kids, your grandma, even that guy you buy coffee from, they can all shift from friendly humans to rotting, flesh-hungry undead in a matter of minutes, and suddenly it's shotgun time. (Aim for the head, kids.) So it's no surprise that the whole "no one is safe" thing has spread to the realm of fictional characters.

The Golden Gate Bridge is 75: Check out 24 times it starred in sci-fi
Blastr Staff

San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge—a frequent guest star in sci-fi movies and TV—turns 75 years old this weekend. Opened in 1937 after four...

Newspaper posts awesome apology to picky Star Trek fans

An Australian newspaper made a HUGE mistake in its review of a new book about the starship Enterprise, and when called out, not only did it issue an awesome apology—but also went on to apologize for the apology!

If you like spaceship porn, this Star Trek book is for you

No, not actual space-faring vessels rubbing their nascelles against each other. But if you wanted to investigate every nook and cranny of every iteration of the U.S.S. Enterprise, from the NX-01 to the 1701-E, then this book is for you.

18 hard-rocking songs that killed in sci-fi movie soundtracks

While John Williams does a helluva job in the orchestra pit, nothing gets our blood pumping during that intense space battle, zombie-killing spree or alien encounter like our favorite ass-kicking tunes straight from the juke box.

Will Star Trek and other blockbuster-based comics be worth your time?

Comic-book characters have long been zapping, clawing and flying their way to the top of many a studio's summer blockbuster slate, but this...

Celebrate geek love with these 23 awesome sci-fi wedding rings
Nathalie Caron

As a fellow geek, who wouldn't want to adorn our other-half with an engagement ring or wear a set of wedding bands that not only celebrates our love for each other but also the fandom that unite us?

Star Trek's seductive Borg Queen nabs a Thor 2 role (but which?)
Nathalie Caron

One of Star Trek's sexiest actress is heading to Thor: The Dark World—because the Borg Queen herself, actress Alice Krige, has nabbed a role in the upcoming Marvel Thor sequel.