Star Trek

Abrams on going overboard with lens flare, righting his wrongs with Star Wars
Trent Moore

Fans are decidedly mixed on J.J Abrams’ Star Trek revival, but there’s one thing everyone can agree on — it featured a boatload of lens flare. So should we expect the same in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

How Michael Dorn hopes to keep his Worf series alive despite a new Trek TV show
Matthew Jackson

Star Trek is coming back to TV without Michael Dorn, but that doesn't mean he's given up hope on his own series.

Doctor Who's Steven Moffat open to a Star Trek crossover, but he has a few conditions
Trent Moore

You can probably file this one under “Awesome Things That Will Never Happen,” but Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is actually keen to cross his show over with Star Trek. He just has a few stipulations.

William Shatner still wants to do a Star Trek 50th anniversary special...but as a musical?
Nathalie Caron

The original Captain James T. Kirk is still trying to get a Star Trek special off the ground.

Rare prototype Nokia Star Trek communicator found on eBay

For people who've always wanted a cell phone that looked like a Classic Trek communicator, Nokia heard you—and built 14 prototypes before ignoring you. But one of them showed up on eBay, and it looks rad.

14 sci-fi shows and their spin-offs compared by number of episodes

Spin-offs. Reboots. Sequels. Reimaginings. Call them what you want, we wouldn't recognize sci-fi TV without them. Many of our favorite sci-fi TV shows have inspired new series—which in some cases have been even better than the originals.

10 green sci-fi movies in which we learned how to live with less

The future might not be full of laser pistols, galactic rebellions and sexbots. Decades, if not centuries, of pollution, overpopulation and the exhaustion of natural resources could leave mankind with hard problems, and even harder solutions.

Why Sulu never got a first name until 1981

We first met Hikaru Sulu when Star Trek: The Original Series aired all the way back in 1966. But that first name of his? Turns out he never had one until 1981—and it didn't become part of the Trek canon until mentioned on screen in 1986 during Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Daleks voted the greatest sci-fi monsters of all time

We knew Doctor Who's Daleks were great monsters, but we had no idea they were the GREATEST monsters. But based on the results of a recent poll, they just owned Star Trek's Borg, Godzilla and even the Aliens from the Alien films!

17 of our best image galleries: Costumes, lightsabers and more

We just upgraded our gallery system so it should be much easier for you to use. Our tech gnomes tell us this should apply not only to all our new galleries, but to all the older ones as well.

20 sci-fi LOLCats that may actually make you LOL
Dave Maass

LOLCats are stupid. They really are. Being stupid is pretty much the point of a LOLCat, but still—most of them are just dumb. So we surfed and suffered through hundreds of examples of this meme-omenon to dig up those rare sci-fi-themed LOLCats that are actually FUNNY.

Little known sci-fi fact: James Doohan was shot 6 times on D-Day

I'm sure you all know by now that the actor who played Scotty on Star Trek was not actually Scottish. But did you know that the Canadian got plugged a half-dozen times while helping the Allies take Normandy?

23 hot, creepy or weird sci-fi creatures humans have had sex with
Evan Hoovler

As Splice proves, whenever creatures and humans get together, hook-ups are sure to follow.