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Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Why Didn't Data Get a New Body Like Picard?

Last week, the first season of Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access came to an end. The finale episode gave Picard a new lease on life by providing him with an android 'golem' body. At the same time, it said goodbye to Data, and this time it seems to be fo

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Why Star Trek: Picard is the dark reboot that boldly goes where nobody wanted it to

Trek used to be a vision of an optimistic future, but there is a world of difference between the Amazon reboot and previous adventures of the Enterprise

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You can watch 'Star Trek: Picard' for free right now thanks to Patrick Stewart

"Star Trek: Picard" is warping toward an epic season one finale on Thursday (March 26) and if you're in the U.S. and not watching yet, series star Sir Patrick Stewart wants you to "make it so."

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Your Star Trek Pandemic-Themed Watch List

It seems like everyone is looking for things to relate to and, just as importantly, things to watch as we enter our new normal of social-distancing in our homes. Luckily, Star Trek serves to accomplish both of these goals! Here are 10 episodes that took S

Advice & Self-Help | Nursing/Health

William Shatner’s ‘Captain’s Log’ Post Amid Coronavirus Will Make Your Day

William Shatner hands down won the day Wednesday when he took to Twitter and made a post that started with "Captain's Log: Stardate 1" amid the coronavirus.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Showrunner Explains Why the Show Doesn't Use Log Entries

Star Trek fans may have noticed the lack of familiar voices at the beginning of new episodes of Star Trek: Picard. It has long been a tradition in Star Trek to introduce episodes with an officer's log entry from one of the show's core characters, usually

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We Learn Devastating Truths in Our Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Next Star Trek: Picard

Get a sneak peek of 'Broken Pieces,' this week's episode of Star Trek: Picard, in which Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) realizes just how far many will go to preserve secrets stretching back generations.

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What Happened Between Nemesis And Star Trek: Picard? Here’s A Complete Timeline

Exactly 20 years passed in Star Trek time between the final TNG movie, Nemesis, and Star Trek: Picard. Here's what happened.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Spock Vs. McCoy, Across the Timelines

A warp core isn't worth its weight in dilithium if you don't have a matter-antimatter reaction. And you can't have Star Trek: The Original Series without a Spock and Bones spark.

Entertainment | Leonard Nimoy

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, 5 Years Later

On the anniversary of his passing, we remember the life of one of Trek's greatest icons.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's warp speed travel would have tragic consequences

In science fiction, traveling to the edges of the cosmos is as simple as pushing a button. But in reality? We're exploring the cost of traveling at warp speeds.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Geniuses Determine How Long It Would Take for Star Trek's Tribbles to Completely Fill the Enterprise

Scientists made a growth equation for Star Trek’s tribbles—those purring balls of fluff that rapidly multiply aboard the Enterprise in a classic episode.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Is Star Trek: Picard’s halftime course change a problem for the series?

As the 10-episode first season of Star Trek: Picard hits its halfway point, two Polygon staffers assess the series so far, and argue about whether the sillier diversionary episode "Stardust City Rag" is a fun sideline, or a big problem for the series’ dir

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

How STAR TREK: PICARD'S Seven of Nine Channels KILL BILL - Nerdist

The former Borg drone known as Seven of Nine has finally joined Star Trek: Picard as promised, now with a mission for vengeance.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's transporters would be a menace to society, science says

Could elements of this imagined future in Star Trek be horrors in disguise? No, we're not talking about Klingon cuisine. We're talking about transporters.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Showrunner Explains Why There's So Much Modern Tech in the Show

Star Trek: Picard is continuing to expland the vision of the Star Trek universe in the modern age, alongside its sister series, Star Trek: Discovery. However, while Discovery re-examines Star Trek's past (and future) from a new angle, Star Trek: Picard ha

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Review: Episode 4 Proves Resistance to This Series Was Always Futile

In by far the best episode of this new series to date, Picard completes his new crew and has a swashbuckling adventure.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

The Toughest Star Trek Trivia Questions in the Known Universe

With the launch of the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard, starring Patrick Stewart, the Star Trek universe has expanded--and upped the game for those who aspire to know all things Starfleet.

Series after series, movie after movie, short after short

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How The Borg Are Shaping 'Star Trek: Picard'

The Borg return — with a twist — to the latest episode of 'Star Trek: Picard'

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Star Trek: Picard Pilot Is Available Free on YouTube and Pluto TV | Digital Trends

For a limited time, CBS has made the pilot episode of its new series, Star Trek: Picard, free to watch on YouTube. The series is part of CBS All Access, the streaming video service of ViacomCBS.

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access | TechCrunch

CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, credits a trio of high-profile events — including the premiere of its new Star Trek series, “Star Trek: Picard,” as well as the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, not to mention a busy month of football — with helping it to

Politics | Politics

Here’s the logo for Trump’s Space Force, and it looks awfully familiar

President Donald Trump on Friday revealed the official logo for the Space Force, the newest branch of the armed forces and part of the existing United States Air Force department. However, the logo appears to borrow heavily from the fictional logo of Star

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Picard’s First Scene On A Rebuilt USS Enterprise Is Meant To Freak You Out

Director Hanelle M. Culpepper reveals how she shot Jean-Luc's big comeback and why she likes to "dirty-up" her camera.

Entertainment | Entertainment

When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved f

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

New Star Trek: Picard Trailer Brings Back the Enterprise-D

CBS All Access has released a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard. The new trailer offers a brief glimpse at the USS Enterprise-D, the Galaxy-class version of the Enterprise that Jean-Luc Picard commanded throughout his adventures in Star Trek: The Next Gen

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

How 'Star Trek: Voyager' Missed Out on Greatness

'Star Trek: Voyager,' released 25 years ago, was going to break free of the confines of 'Next Generation,' but it didn't fully deliver on its premise.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Here's How Star Trek: Picard Fits Into The Fractured Franchise Timeline

Patrick Stewart and showrunner Alex Kurtzman delve into the details of Jean-Luc Picard's new life, the destruction of Romulus, and Picard's dog in Star Trek: Picard.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

The Moment When Picard Became More Important Than Kirk In Star Trek History

The debate about the best Star Trek captain ever has mostly been settled. But when did Jean-Luc Picard become the frontrunner?

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Your Ultimate Star Trek: Picard Watch Guide!

It’s almost time to rejoin one of Starfleet’s most beloved captains, Jean-Luc Picard. As the premiere for Star Trek: Picard draws closer, we’ve recapped some key episodes and movies to watch to get caught up on the character’s journey. With seven seasons

Entertainment | TNG

Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Members Reunite in Holiday Photos

The Star Trek: The Next Generation cast has a reputation for being incredibly close both when they were filming the beloved sci-fi series and long after. That reputation holds true this holiday season. Members of the cast shared photos from a holiday get

Entertainment | TNG

Star Trek: What Happened To Worf After The Next Generation?

Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced Worf, Star Trek's most famous Klingon warrior; both TNG and DS9 featured the character.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Robert Walker Jr., one of Star Trek's most memorable guest stars, dies at 79

Robert Walker Jr., best known for his guest starring role in the Star Trek episode "Charlie X," has died. He was 79.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Has a Very Different Borg Story From The Next Generation

Star Trek: Picard is bringing back Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, his beloved character from Star Trek: The Next Generation. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, series creator Alex Kurtzman and CBS All Access’ executive vice president of original co

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion? | Discover Magazine

It’s popular to talk about how the original Star Trek, set in the 23rd century, predicted many devices that we’re using already here in 2014. It started with communicators that manifested as flip-open cell phones that many already consider too primitive, moved through computers that talk and recognize human voices and provide instant translation (all of which are constantly improving), to medical applications such as needle-free injection, anti-radiation drugs, and a medical tricorder.

Entertainment | The Original Series

How Lucille Ball Helped Star Trek Become a Cultural Icon

The journey to get Star Trek: The Original Series on television was a long and arduous one, but series creator Gene Roddenberry had help from an unlikely heroine. Without the help of this woman and her studio, the franchise may have stalled and never seen

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Reveals What Happened to Geordi La Forge

Star Trek: Picard will bring Patrick Stewart back to the role of Jean-Luc Picard for the first time since Star Trek: Nemesis. While fans are eager for Picard’s return, they’re also curious about what happened to the rest of the Star Trek: The Next Generat

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek 4's Return Explained (& Why It Could Be Amazing)

After being shelved earlier this year, Star Trek 4 is back on at Paramount. Here's why the project has been revived, and why fans can be optimistic.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Next 'Star Trek' movie will be written and directed by Noah Hawley

The creator of 'Legion' and 'Fargo' on FX is working on a new 'Star Trek' movie.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: I, Mudd Turns 52 Today

“I, Mudd,” written by “Mudd’s Women” scribe Stephen Kandel, is a fun and entertaining hour of Star Trek: The Original Series.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Up Close With Star Trek: Picard's Newest Uniform

Before Discovery launches itself into a far, far future, Star Trek: Picard will give us a glimpse of the furthest we’ve been in the main Star Trek timeline in quite a while. That doesn’t just mean old friends and changed heroes, it means some fancy ne

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Fan Video Imagines Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in STAR TREK - Nerdist

We've been wondering about what Quentin Tarantino would do in the final frontier. Turns out it might be like Once Upon a Time in Star Trek.

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek: Discovery Showrunner Confirms the Federation Still Exists in the 32nd Century

Star Trek: Discovery is warping far into the future in its third season. The trailer released at [...]

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

George ''Goober'' Lindsey was the first choice to play Spock and our mind is still blown

From gas station worker to science officer? Can you imagine the Mayberry Mind Meld?

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek: The Tribbles Are Back!

That's right, it's a two drop week for Star Trek: Short Treks. Just days after the surprise release of "Q&A" from the NYCC stage, we're pleased to bring you the trailer and sneak peak at images from the newest Short Trek, "The Trouble

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

The animation shows how long it takes the starship "Enterprise" in "Star Trek" to reach Pluto at warp factors that break the known laws of physics.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Patrick Stewart Thinks Picard Might 'Shock' Star Trek Fans

Reporting on movies, television, video games, and pop culture CINEMABLEND is the go-to source for today's plugged-in generation.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

10 ways Star Trek: The Motion Picture changed Trek canon forever

'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' is sometimes considered the worst of the Trek feature-films, but the 1979 movie was the franchise's first true reboot.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: Here's How to Make Romulan Ale

The Star Trek universe has few spirits as notorious as Romulan ale. The blue drink is illegal in the United Federation of Planets. Nonetheless, it’s coveted by Starfleet officers. Now, thanks to a video from the How to Drink YouTube channel, Star Trek fan

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

The Beautifully Dull Paradox of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago a landmark moment in Star Trek’s history arrived, in the form of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It’s an important chapter in the series’ survival, the turning point from canceled cult classic to enduring icon of science fiction. But there

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: What Happened To Bones After TOS & Movies?

Star Trek's Dr. Leonard McCoy's (DeForrest Kelley) Starfleet career continued after the TOS movies. Here's what Bones did in the 24th century.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Jonathan Frakes Was a Nervous Wreck Returning as Riker for Picard

Jonathan Frakes will return as “Number One,” Will Riker, in Star Trek: Picard, the upcoming CBS All Access series. The show stars Patrick Stewart, who reprises his role as Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show reunites Frakes with

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

SPACE: 1999 Bridged the Gap from TREK to WARS - Nerdist

Right before Star Wars, a British sci-fi series mixed Star Trek-level science fiction with trippy '70s grooviness. That show was Space: 1999 and it rocks.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Every Star Trek Captain, Ranked by Competency

Who’s the best Star Trek captain? Would you rather have Patrick Stewart’s Picard of William Shatner’s Kirk as a boss? We go through Star Trek history to assess the managerial skills of every Star Trek captain.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

WATCH: Trek's Replicator Nearing Reality

Star Trek’s replicator is this-close to becoming a reality. Right now, 3-D printers print objects layer by layer, a time-consuming process, particularly when larger objects are involved. Enter the scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, wh

Entertainment | Movies & Television

How horses and e-bikes help William Shatner stay fit and creative at 87 - Los Angeles Times

Still active in show business, legendary performer William Shatner discusses a key element in his long, joyful ride: daily fitness activities.

Entertainment | ENTERTAINMENT

Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child

Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood....

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

A Few Things Any Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Is Gonna Need | WIRED

The director and J.J. Abrams are reportedly starting up a writers' room for a new voyage. Here are a few things to consider.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

The First Mashable Comic-Con Awards

From Barb to "Star Trek"—these are the events that mattered most.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

These ER docs invented a real Star Trek tricorder

A group of doctors and engineers developed a sci-fi inspired device that can scan a patient, read his or her vital signs, and diagnose any medical problems in a matter of minutes.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

'Star Trek' at 50: How the TV series inspired a boy to become a scientist

Update on 'Boldly celebrating 50 years of 'Star Trek's' television, movies and more '

Entertainment | Entertainment

Bye Bye 'Abramsverse': Alternate 'Star Trek' Timeline Gets Official Name | Spinoff Online | TV & Film News Daily

The timeline that started with 2009's "Star Trek" and continues this year in "Star Trek Beyond" now has an official name.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Star Trek Beyond Will ‘Deconstruct’ the Star Trek Franchise

Star Trek Beyond co-star/co-writer Simon Pegg has offered new details regarding the storyline for the film, said to be a Star Trek 'deconstruction'.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Transparent Aluminum: Real, Glass-Like, See-Through Metal

Stronger than glass, various military and commercial applications for this remarkable material are already being tested. What was once used in the

Entertainment | Entertain Me

'I don’t know why he stopped talking to me'

In his new book, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man, William Shatner reflects on his 50-year friendship with his Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Watch the official trailer for Star Trek Beyond | Polygon

Update: Paramount Pictures released the official trailer for the movie following the leaked version. Our original post follows. The trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third in the franchise, has...

Entertainment | Entertainment

Star Trek 3 Beyond Plot Spoilers: The Mysterious Ship That Is And Is Not The Enterprise

Shooting wrapped on Star Trek Beyond in Dubai, and photos from the set provide a number of insights into potential Star Trek 3 plot spoilers.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Math Of Star Trek: How Trying To Solve Fermat's Last Theorem Revolutionized Mathematics - Forbes

People who, like Captain Picard, tried to solve Fermat's Last Theorem ended up revolutionizing math.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The true ethical lessons of the Kobayashi Maru test in Star Trek

Just what are cadets to learn from the Kobayashi Maru scenario in Star Trek? While it’s the perfect foreshadowing and opening for Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, with its discussion of death and sacrifice, and is later used to show the cockiness of Kirk and the rigidity of Spock in the 2009 reboot, is there more to the test than just a narrative device?

Humor | Funny Stuff

Bank of Canada urges ‘Star Trek’ fans to stop ‘Spocking’ their fivers | Dangerous Minds

  Bank of Canada is pleading with Star Trek fans to stop “Spocking” its five dollar bills. Since Leonard Nimoy’s death, Canadian folks have been “Spocking” the hell out of the five dollar bill that features a portrait of Canada’s seventh prim

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Star Trek vs. Superman: Who's the Fastest Sci-Fi Spacefarer? (Graphic)

A new graphic pits fictional spaceships and characters against each other in races across the universe.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Star Trek superfan boldly goes where no interior decorator has gone before

A man's home is his castle, or in the case of Steve Doman, his spaceship

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Star Trek-style 'tricorders' on their way to customers | The Times of Israel

In just a few weeks, early adopters will receive the world’s first device that can scan products and provide a list of ingredients, components, materials, and other important information about food, pharmaceuticals, plants, and much more.

Architecture & Interior Design | Architecture and Design

Wealthy Chinese 'Star Trek' fan builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise - May. 26, 2015

NetDragon has built a $100 million headquarters in the shape of the USS Enterprise in China's

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Has NASA Really Created A Warp Drive? | IFLScience

Forget blowing bubbles, NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that will open up every corner of the universe for human exploration. We have broken the speed of sound, but now NASA scientists are tentatively announcing they may have broken t

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

A Year On, SCiO Is On Its Way To Revolutionizing Our Interaction With The Physical World

A year ago, Consumer Physics shattered all crowd funding expectations with the launch of their cutting edge pocket spectrometer named ScIO.

Science & Technology | Technology

​Unlock the secret Spock emoji in iOS 8.3 - CNET

Apple has added support for a Vulcan salute emoji on iPhones and iPads, but you won't find it on the emoji keyboard.

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Simon Pegg: Star Trek 3 Will Be True to the TV Show

It sounds as though Simon Pegg is set to steer Star Trek 3 closer to the original TV series - but is that a good thing?

Entertainment | Entertainment

‘Star Trek 3′ Returning The ‘Spirit’ of Original TV Series

'Star Trek 3' star and co-writer Simon Pegg says the movie will be a return to the TV series' original 'optimism' and sense of adventure.

Entertainment | Film

Leonard Nimoy remembered as 'more than Mr. Spock' as celebrities react - LA Times

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy 's death Friday at his home in Bel-Air, celebrities remembered the 83-year-old not only as the iconic Mr. Spock character he'd originated on "Star Trek" but also as a great friend.

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Stars React to Leonard Nimoy's Death

Hollywood is mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy.  The beloved actor, who was best known for his r...

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Spock - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

Captain Spock (Leonard Nimoy) gives the ultimate sacrifice for his friends.

Entertainment | Entertain Me

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 - NYTimes.com

In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Create Water-Based Tractor Beam That Can Control Floating Objects

From Yahoo News: Physicists at Australian National University have taken a bold step toward “Star Trek” tech with their latest invention — a water-based tractor beam that could eventually be used to clean up oil spills and control floating objects.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How Much Would It Cost to Build the Starship Enterprise?

So you want to build the Enterprise. Don't we all! Well good news: according to some quick, messy, napkin math, it's possible. Kind of. The bad news? It's going to be stupid expensive. But not unfathomably so! Start scrounging up your space-pe

Science & Technology | Tech

How today’s technology is rapidly catching up to 'Star Trek'

Science fiction is quickly becoming science reality. Many of the technologies that we saw in

Politics | Climate Change

Al Gore Denounced in Australian Press as Money Hungry 'Ferengi' for Suspicious Mining Magnate Alliance

Imagine if in America there were a coal mining magnate as famous as Donald Trump who was the founder of a political party named after himself (Trump United Party?). In addition, this well known person would be strongly opposed to a carbon tax. Obviously s

Entertainment | Entertainment

Director Bob Orci Says ‘Star Trek 3′ Story Is Part of the 5-Year Mission

'Star Trek 3' director Roberto Orci talks about the future of the starship Enterprise, teasing new antagonists on the crew's 5-year mission.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Everything I Needed To Know About Social Media I Learned From Star Trek - Jeffbullas's Blog

Ever noticed how many business owners look at social media as if it were from space? Here are lessons from Star Trek that I have applied to social media

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Boeing's New Space Capsule Is Straight Out Of 'Star Trek'

Boeing's new space capsule will rocket crews to the International Space Station in style.

Science & Technology | Tech

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to George Orwell’s 1984 to Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated Her, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In this week’s episode, Kurt Andersen explores how science fiction has shaped the

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Star Trek 'tractor beam' created by scientists

A team of scientists has created a real-life miniature tractor beam - as featured in the Star Trek series - in a development which may lead to more efficient medical testing.