Star Trek

  • Tricorder invented, now EMTs can take vital signs from 40ft away

    Tricorder invented, now EMTs can take vital signs from 40ft away


    We’ve had some tricorder false alarms over the last couple years, but this one seems to be legit. A multi-institutional task force under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate (take a breath) has created a hand-held tool which can read pulse, body temperature, and respiration from up to 40 feet away. It’s not quite at the level of… Read More

  • Star Trek was screened on the ISS

    Star Trek was screened on the ISS

    Lucky cosmonaut and astronauts. Not only do they get the best corner office view ever, but they also have a legit version of Star Trek¬†downloaded. The three men currently on board the International Space Station received a special copy of the film via NASA and settled into a dark node of the station to enjoy the show yesterday. Read More

  • Video: Spock on the origin of the Vulcan salute

    I bet that you don’t know where the Vulcan salute came from? I also bet that you don’t know Leonard Nimoy himself that suggested the hand gesture for Star Trek and that it comes from his religious background. Click through to watch a short clip on the subject. Read More

  • Please do not carry this Star Trek Tricorder replica in public

    Please do not carry this Star Trek Tricorder replica in public

    It’s probably best to playact with this Star Trek Tricorder in the privacy of your own home. Please do yourself a favor and if you must spend $49.99 on this, keep it on a shelf somewhere and only play with the working sound effects and lights when no one is around. Sound good? Read More

  • MSN Video:  Why Is This Klingon Holding A Dolphin?

    MSN Video: Why Is This Klingon Holding A Dolphin?

    In honor of the latest Star Trek release, MSN Video has rolled out a Klingon version of its Star Trek video page. Klingon, of course, is the tongue spoken by the race of the same name in the fictional Star Trek universe. For those of you who aren’t Trekkies, Klingons are the warrior race and usually are portrayed as the enemy in the Star Trek series and movies. One notably hilarious (or… Read More

  • SNL Star Trek skits new and old

    Trekkies are an odd bunch and SNL did a great job poking fun at them back in 1986 with help from Shatner. Last weekend SNL continued the tradition with the help from the new actors and Leonard Neomy. Watch the new and old videos after the jump. Read More

  • Why the Star Trek IMAX isn't real IMAX

    Why the Star Trek IMAX isn't real IMAX

    Didja catch Star Trek last weekend? Some people did ’cause the movie brought in an estimated $72.5 million. Anyway, one of Joel Johnson’s friends just so happens to be an IMAX engineer and offers up an explanation on why the new Star Trek isn’t a real IMAX film dispite being shown on IMAX screens. She goes into a bit more detail than “it isn’t IMAX… Read More

  • Video: Turn right to the final frontier with Garmin GPS devices

    Sure this is old as all get out and Star Wars is better than Star Trek, but if you want your Garmin StreetPilot or Nuvi to sound like Scotty on the toilet you can download and install these Star Trek sounds at your leisure. Read More

  • Star Trek TNG remixed into surreality, hilarity

    These little minute-long episodes, cut from actual (or slightly modified) Star Trek: The Next Generation footage, are simultaneously bizarre, ingenious, and unbelievably hilarious. Some are NSFW, but you shouldn’t watch them at work anyway because you’ll be firing coffee out of your nose and into the next cube. I couldn’t pick a favorite if I tried — though 12 is pretty… Read More

  • Video: Top Ten Lines Never Before Said In a Star Trek Film

    The new Star Trek movie is awesome. Serious. See it. Anyway, here are David Letterman’s Top ten lines never before said in a Star Trek movie presented by Spock himself. Video after the break. Read More