articles

Star Trek

What do you get when you cross Classic Star Trek and the Next Generation? A lot of great lines. Check out all the Star Trek comic & movie news!

The Smithsonian finally moves the Enterprise out of the basement and into the gallery

The Smithsonian has had a screen-used model of the Star Trek Enterprise for more than 40 years, and now the famed museum is pulling it out of the basement and putting it out on full display. With a few upgrades, of course.

UPDATE: CBS and Paramount release official guidelines for all Star Trek fan films

If you want to make your own Star Trek film, these are the rules you'll have to follow.

Why Chris Pine says you can't make Star Trek cerebral in 2016

Ever since the great Star Trek reboot of 2009, the beloved sci-fi franchise has seen a shift in tone: Where the TV series liked to raise philosophical questions in almost every episode, the rebooted movies have become synonymous with action-packed set pieces.

George Takei's bizarre audition for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark

George Takei would like you to know that HE'S the man to save Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. And one of the main reasons he could rescue the troubled Broadway production? He says he'll be able to deliver the whole ... ahem ... package.

Celebrate Mother's Day with 34 of sci-fi's awesomest motherships

In honor of Mother's Day, we're paying tribute to motherships, those spaceships that securely harbor smaller spacecraft. Note that we're not talking about space stations. Because space stations sit around all day and are fat. (And that's a metaphor for "dad.")

Brent Spiner wants YOU to help him get cast in Star Trek 2

Brent Spiner, who played the beloved android Lt. Commander Data on seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and in four subsequent films, needs your help. He wants you to get him cast in J.J. Abrams' next Star Trek sequel—but as Data, or as someone else?

Patrick Stewart reveals that his favorite scene was CUT from X-Men

As far as we're concerned, Patrick Stewart was the perfect Professor Xavier in the X-Men movie franchise. So imagine how we felt when we learned the actor's personal favorite moment as that character—and how we NEVER got to see it!

Scientists prove those Star Trek tractor beams are possible

The Federation has built tractor beams into most cargo bays of their starships and space stations, just in case a shuttle or small craft is damaged and has to be towed. Isn't it awesome of the Federation to be so practical? And isn't it sad that we don't have starships like they have? But cheer up ... we might just be GETTING their tractor beams.

See if you can name all 235 Star Trek characters done 8-bit style

It's not quite a sci-fi Where's Waldo, but a Canada-based fine artist has created a poster that renders more than two hundred Star Trek characters in old-school videogame style. What's more, if you can name them all, there could be a prize in it for you.

TV station reports that Star Trek's Maquis killed Osama bin Laden

When there's fast-breaking news, sometimes even the best, most professional journalists get their facts wrong. Channel N24's facts were probably accurate. Their image, on the other hand ... well, let's just say it was worth the laugh.

Remember Leonard Nimoy with 12 great Spock moments

We take a trip down memory lane to bid a fond farewell to a sci-fi icon. 

The Wrath of Khan in 60 seconds—with puppets!

This crudely animated, totally endearing condensation of the best of the Star Trek movies may have been made with card puppets and all the computing power of a Texas Instruments calculator. But it's got a whole mess of hand-made charm.

16 weird, what-were-they-thinking sci-fi movie and TV food tie-ins

Ever since Lucille Ball took pause during her show to ramble about toothpaste, product promotions often have had little to do with the show or movie on which they are featured. Here are 16 examples of sci-fi promotional food items that leave us utterly baffled as to what the marketing departments were thinking.