Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: The Story Behind The Enterprise’s Iconic Design

From warp cores to smooth hull, how did the USS Enterprise come into its unforgettable look?

Entertainment | The Original Series

A Sobering Compilation of Red Shirt Deaths in the Original 'Star Trek' Series

John DiMarco put together a sobering compilation of the characters who met an untimely end wearing a red shirt in "Star Trek".

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek writer explains a big Gorn canon twist in 'Strange New Worlds'

Your favorite lizard people are back. Or are they? Here's how the Gorn have changed for 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,' and why the writers made the choices they did.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek Picard: Where did it all go wrong?

Thank god Picard season 2 is over, as I’ve been amazed at how bad the pacing and the plot have been.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard's Season 2 Finale Has a Surprising Connection to The Original Series

Star Trek: Picard's second season has wrapped. Its final episode included a surprising tie to Star Trek: The Original Series. SPOILERS for the Star Trek: Picard Season Two finale follow. One of this season's subplots was about Adam Soong, an ancestor of D

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Season 2 episode 9 review: there’s still something missing in ‘Hide and Seek’

Get all of the latest TV news from NationalWorld. Providing fresh perspective online for news across the UK

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds' Bridge Crew Speaks Out on Inheriting Star Trek's Legacy

We chat with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, Jess Bush, Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, and Melissa Navia to talk Boldly Going.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Star Trek Casts Battlestar Galactica Star In Pivotal Role for Picard's Latest Episode

Star Trek has cast a major Battlestar Galactica alumni in a pivotal franchise role! The latest [...]

Entertainment | TNG

Star Trek: The Next Generation animated in the style of Star Trek: The Animated Series

What if Star Trek: The Next Generation was animated in the 70s instead of produced as live-action a decade later? After all, Star Trek: The Animated Series was an Emmy-award winner that proved the …

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

How a circular slide rule works

How does a circular slide rule work? What if it "overflows" by rotating more than 360 degrees?

Entertainment | William Shatner

55 Years Ago: William Shatner’s Favorite ‘Star Trek’ Episode Airs

'The City on the Edge of Forever,' regarded by many as the best ‘Star Trek’ episode ever, first aired on April 6, 1967.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Open The Door To Travel Faster Than Light

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Opens The Door To Travel Faster Than Light Casimir cavity

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek timeline: All the TV shows and movies in chronological order

The timeline for all of the Star Trek TV shows and movies in chronological order, from Picard to Next Generation and Strange New Worlds.

Entertainment | The Films

'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' 4K Director's Edition puts the Star Wars special editions to shame

If you want to update a classic sci-fi movie the first rule is: don't change anything. Here's why the new 4K 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' beats the Star Wars special editions.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Entire ‘The Next Generation’ Main Cast to Return for ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3

Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner will headline the series' final season.

Entertainment | TNG

Why Brent Spiner Called His Time As Star Trek's Data A 'Double-Edged Sword'

Brent Spiner could save the world from nuclear armageddon, but his obituary would mention Data first.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard Heads Into the Past, Literally and Metaphorically

Picard continues its chase of classic Star Trek with a tried-and-tested premise: time travelling back to the past that is our present.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds Introducing Kirk In Season 2 Is Bad For Pike

Paul Wesley will play James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 but that exciting casting could sabotage Captain Pike in the long run.

Entertainment | The Films

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: At 40, still one of the sci-fi movie greats

REVIEW: It might reuse footage and feature Chippendale dancers as henchmen, but this is a rollercoaster emotional ride that still thrills today.

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

The first 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' trailer is here with a cowboy Pike

The first teaser trailer for the next live-action "Star Trek" spinoff, "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," has beamed in from Paramount Plus.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Listen to an excellent 1966 radio commercial for Star Trek: The Original Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc8OeT7wROg "At the edge of the universe, 400 men and women are probing the immeasurable blackness of space," the announcer says with great drama. "Their leaders are an earthman with no fear and a stranger with no heart." S

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Video Shows 55 Years of STAR TREK 'Red Alert' Moments - Nerdist

Get to your battle stations; this montage video shows over 50 years of Red Alerts in the Star Trek television and film franchise.

Entertainment | The Original Series

A Somber Compilation of Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy Stating 'He's Dead, Jim' in the Original 'Star Trek' Series

John DiMarco put together a somber compilation of Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy of Star Trek simply stating "He's dead, Jim".

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Binge these 5 'Star Trek' episodes (and 1 movie) before 'Picard' Season 2 premieres

For Star Trek fans, there is life before, and life after, watching the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Picard.

Entertainment | TNG

The "T" in William T. Riker was because of Captain Kirk

The "T" in William T. Riker was because of Captain James T. Kirk so there would be a connection to Star Trek: The Original Series

Entertainment | Entertainment News!

Sally Kellerman, Hot Lips Houlihan in ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 84

Sally Kellerman, the husky-voiced actress known for her Oscar-nominated portrayal of U.S. Army Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's M*A*S*H, has died. She was 84.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: How Spock’s Characterization Has Evolved Over The Years

Spock, Star Trek's iconic half-human, half-Vulcan, has evolved over the years, from concepts in the 1960s to new iterations in the 21st century.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Warp speed ahead: is the Star Trek saga set to eclipse Star Wars?

With a fourth film in the rebooted series on the horizon, the USS Enterprise’s big-screen adventures may just be beginning

Entertainment | Star Trek News

‘Star Trek’ Cast, Including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, Returning for Fourth Film

"Star Trek" stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho and Simon Pegg have all signed up for a fourth movie.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Why Starfleet Doesn't Use Money - Until It Does

Star Trek features a utopian society that has evolved beyond the need for money, yet the Star Trek Universe has its own currency with latinum.

Entertainment | TNG

The Most Pause-Worthy Moments In Star Trek: The Next Generation

Full of dramatic moments and unexpected twists, fans have watched and rewatched 'Star Trek: The Next Generation" for decades. But some moments warrant a pause.

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Which Klingons Will Appear on “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds?”

As the date approaches for the launch of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ when will fans learn which version of the Klingons Pike will tangle with?

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

How 'Star Trek' Transporters Evolved Over the Years

Trekker John DiMarco put together an incredible compilation that shows how Star Trek transporters have evolved through the years.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: Why Kirk Wore A Wrap-Around Uniform (And Sideways Badge)

Star Trek's uniforms have changed many time throughout the franchise, but Kirk's wrap-around uniform and sideways badge has always been a mystery.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Assignment: Earth, the Star Trek spin-off that never happened

https://youtu.be/gN6Z6yC26E0 In this Channel 73 video, Eddie discusses Assignment: Earth, the Star Trek spin-off that never happened. You might remember "Assignment: Earth" as the March 29, 1968 final episode of season 2 (starring Robert Lansing and Terri

Entertainment | Star Trek News

The cast want to return to Star Trek but should their be a fourth film?

The cast of the Kelvin Star Trek films have all stated at different points over the last few years that they want to do a fourth film but should they?

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

As Expected, Yet Another Star Trek Show Is Incoming

A retooled version of the previously teased Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is reportedly heading to Paramount+.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Producer Confirms Kahn Link

Star Trek's most popular villain could be eventually making his way into the new series 'Strange New Worlds.'

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Is teleportation possible?

Coulda Star Trek-style teleportation machine ever exist, and could human teleportation ever be achieved? We examine the science behind the fiction.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

The Star Trek Lore Behind Picard's New Time Travel Adventure

Star Trek is certainly no stranger to time travel—but the next season of Picard is sending us back to a vital moment in the franchise's fictional history.

Miscellaneous | Trek Merchandise

Playmates Returns to Star Trek With New Action Figures, a Phaser Replica, and the Enterprise

Last year, Playmates Toys announced that they were returning to the Star Trek universe with a new toy line after a 12 year absence. Today, they made good on that promise with the debut of a wave of action figures and replicas that cover a wide range of St

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: Was Spock Almost on the Grassy Knoll for JFK’s Assassination?

In the latest Movie Legends Revealed, see about Gene Roddenberry's repeated attempts to have a Star Trek film revolve around the assassination of JFK.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Watch: 10 Secrets of the Enterprise uniforms you need to know

Watch: 10 Secrets of the Enterprise uniforms you need to know, including why there were so many zippers and pockets on the jumpsuits

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: Jumping to 'Warp Speed' 1979-2021

This fun retrospective of Star Trek jumps to warp speed is a lot of fun. I have to say I am partial the STTMP's far trippier hops to the beyond lightspeed space than I am with the flash of light and some stretchy ghosting of the more current eras. https:/

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek Shocks Fans With Three Series Premiere Dates

Don't think there's enough Star Trek out there? You just wait. Not one, not two, but three premiere dates were just announced!

Entertainment | The Original Series

10 Unmistakable Captain Kirk Character Traits In Star Trek

James T. Kirk is the most famous character in all of Star Trek, thanks to a set of particular traits that made him the legendary Captain fans love.

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek 2022: Everything Fans Can Look Forward to in the New Year

It's a brand new year, and 2022 is shaping up to be a big one for Star Trek fans. Star Trek is in full swing on Paramount+, with five ongoing series and more in the works. There are multiple film projects in development and re-releases of classic movies o

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

How to Watch Every Star Trek Movie and TV Show in Order

If you're looking to boldly go where no streamer has gone before ahead of Star Trek: Discovery season four, here's how to watch all the movies and TV shows in order.

Entertainment | William Shatner

‘Star Trek’ alum William Shatner, 90, becomes the oldest man to travel to space

Three, two, one... the "Star Trek" alum, 90, blasted off to space on Wednesday aboard the Blue Origin's New Shepard 4. Details on his mission.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Star Trek: Vulcan Planet Sha Ka Ree Was Named For Sean Connery

Even though iconic James Bond actor Sean Connery turned down a role in Star Trek, his name lives on in the franchise's history.

Science & Technology | Tech

Researchers Create Free-Floating Animated Holograms That Bring Us One Step Closer to Star Trek's Holodecks

Back in 2018, researchers from Brigham Young University demonstrated a device called an Optical Trap Display that used lasers to create free-floating holographic images that don’t need a display. That same team is now demonstrating a new technique that al

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

You Wear It Well: The Uniforms of Star Trek 

The Delta Shield. The colors: red, gold and blue. The form-fitting jackets and often black trousers. Even the confining jumpsuits. Star Trek uniforms have a special place in pop culture, equal in renown maybe only by the jerseys and full kits of certain s

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Warp Drive: Scientists Say a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible

For the first time, scientists have introduced a physical model for warp drive. That means humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Long-distance quantum teleportation is now possible, meaning quantum internet

A collaborative team of scientists have now successfully teleported qubits across almost 14 miles of fiber optic cables, and internet will never be the same.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Star Trek just threw its entire movie canon into question

Episode 9 of 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' made a great joke about how beaming in Trek movies is very different than in Trek shows. But does that mean the Trek movie and Trek TV canons are different? Let's explore!

Entertainment | Movies & Television

Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Idea Is an ‘Earthbound’ 1930s Gangster Movie, and It’s Not Dead Yet

Tarantino's idea was based on the episode "A Piece of the Action" from the second season of "Star Trek: The Original Series."

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

Science fiction is full of ships that can zip around the cosmos. Only some are even loosely based on actual science.

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.

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 | 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

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 | 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 | 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.