Star Trek

  • 3Doodler announces a robotics kit, Star Trek and Powerpuff Girls-themed pens

    3Doodler announces a robotics kit, Star Trek and Powerpuff Girls-themed pens

    3Doodler’s getting out ahead of Toy Fair with the release of a whole bunch of new products, including a handful of kits and a pair of pens that mark some big licensing deals for the New York-based startup. The new devices don’t represent new entirely products, so much as spinoffs of its existing lines, the flagship Create and the Start, a larger and safer version targeted at… Read More

  • 455 Films is crowdfunding a new documentary about ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

    455 Films is crowdfunding a new documentary about ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

    When it was on the air, Deep Space Nine always seemed to be overshadowed by other Star Trek spinoffs — in the words of showrunner Ira Steven Behr, it was the “bastard stepchild” of the franchise. After all, The Next Generation and Voyager fit more comfortably into the template established by the original series, with a starship crew having new adventures on new planets… Read More

  • Reverse-engineering the universal translator Crunch Network

    Reverse-engineering the universal translator

    Cinema critics keep raving about Arrival, a sci-fi drama focusing on one linguist’s attempts to decipher an alien language. Star Trek recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. As a language geek and a sci-fi fan, I felt it only logical to look into the feasibility of the universal translator, the device used by the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Read More

  • ‘For the Love of Spock’ pays tribute to Star Trek’s logical heart

    ‘For the Love of Spock’ pays tribute to Star Trek’s logical heart

    No one person can take sole credit for Star Trek’s success, not even creator Gene Roddenberry. But Leonard Nimoy could make a pretty strong claim to being the franchise’s heart, or at least its face to the outside world, having portrayed Trek’s most iconic character on the original show, plus the animated series and six feature films. And that’s before his appearance… Read More

  • Facebook boldly emojis where no emojis have emoji’d before

    Facebook boldly emojis where no emojis have emoji’d before

    it’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, counting from the airing of the first episode of the original 1966 Star Trek series starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Facebook is marking the occasion, in a few different ways. First, there’s a personalized greeting appearing atop News Feeds of users who’ve liked or otherwise interacted with Star Trek or sci-fi content on FB… Read More

  • ‘Star Trek Beyond’ points the 50-year-old franchise back at the stars

    ‘Star Trek Beyond’ points the 50-year-old franchise back at the stars

    Let’s start with the obvious: Star Trek Beyond is a pretty good movie, but it doesn’t quite make it into the top tier of Trek films like The Wrath of Khan, The Undiscovered Country and First Contact. Beyond, which opens today, starts with the crew of the Enterprise in the middle of its five-year, deep space mission. This is exactly what Captain James T. Kirk (played by Chris… Read More

  • Ubisoft is bringing Star Trek to VR this fall

    Ubisoft is bringing Star Trek to VR this fall

    Well, this just rocketed to the top of our list of most eagerly anticipated VR games in warp speed. At its big pre-E3 press conference, Ubisoft unveiled Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a new title set to arrive on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR this fall. The title was unveiled courtesy of a trailer featuring Trek vets Levar Burton, Jeri Ryan and Karl Urban playing the game together… Read More

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