Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

20 Enterprising Facts About Star Trek

On this day in 1966, Gene Roddenberry's galaxy-spanning saga debuted and transformed sci-fi TV into a genre rich with multilayered drama, ethnic diversity, and real-world issues

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

Mego Toys Returns With Retro Line Of Figures Coming To Target, Including ‘Star Trek’ – TrekMovie.com

The 1970s are coming back from the company that made the first big wave of mainstream 'Star Trek' toys.

Entertainment | The Original Series

In defense of "Spock's Brain," which is not the worst 'Star Trek' episode

The third season premiere shows up on many Worst of 'Star Trek' lists, but is it really so bad?

Entertainment | Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy stashed Tootsie Pops in his Tricorder

Mr. Spock's candy habits help authenticate classic 'Star Trek' props.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Here's what Spock was originally going to look like on 'Star Trek'

"Wagon Train to the stars." That was famously the basic pitch from Gene Roddenberry when he was explaining his science-fiction series Star Trek. While the voyages of the Enterprise certainly share some narrative similarities with that wandering Western show, the influences behind Star Trek run a little deeper.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later | Vanity Fair

Dismissed as “frivolous” by Mr. Spock himself, the episode—in which the U.S.S. Enterprise is overrun by fuzzy creatures—started with a 23-year-old college student taking inspiration from his pet mice.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

The greatest episode of 'Star Trek' was nearly far, far different

In some alternate timeline, "City on the Edge of Forever" has a flawed Kirk and a darker plot.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek Crew That Faced the Toughest Enemies Was...

Star Trek News - More than 4,000 fans voted in the latest StarTrek.com poll and, according to them, the crew that faced the toughest enemies was...

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Smithsonian: USS Enterprise Conservation Begins Phase II - AirSpaceAirSpace

Stardate 1601.28: After a year of extensive research, conservation work on the original studio model of the USS Enterprise is now underway in the Museum’s spacedock. Our goal is to stabilize the model and return it to its appearance from August of 1967

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

How Do 'Star Trek' Stardates Work? | Mental Floss

On Star Trek, we hear a lot of "stardates," meant to mark some futuristic date. An example is stardate 47457.1, which is Captain Picard's birthday. The weird thing is that stardate 47457.1 is either the equivalent June 16th, November 4th, January 8th, or January 10th, depending on how you count. Let's go deep-nerd on this.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek GUEST BLOG: Help Restore the USS Enterprise Studio Model

Star Trek News - In a new guest blog, the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum asks Star Trek fans for their help in restoring the 11-foot studio model of the USS Enterprise used in all 79 TOS episodes.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

William Shatner Returns As Captain Kirk‏ (Kind Of)

Star Trek News - William Shatner will beam down to San Diego Comic Con next month to read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek Kirk vs. Picard: An Enduring Debate

Star Trek News - StarTrek.com guest blogger and former Starlog editor David McDonnell returns with a piece in which he addresses that age-old debate: Kirk vs. Picard.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Original ‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols Suffers Mild Stroke

Actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the Enterprise‘s communications officer Lieutenant Uhura on the original “Star Trek” TV series, has suffered a mild stroke.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Modern Star Trek Scenes, Now With the Original Starship | WIRED

An artist in San Francisco stitched photos of the starship Enterprise's original TV model into Star Trek movies.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Star Trek | WIRED

The sci-fi flagship is many things: a drama, a comedy, a series about ideas, a competition to see who can eat the most scenery, and much, much more!

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek TEN FOR WARD: 10 Favorite Childhood Star Trek Toys

Star Trek News - Bestselling author and regular StarTrek.com contributor Dayton Ward kicks off the new year with a guest blog in which he recalls his 10 favorite childhood Star Trek toys.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek eNovella TOS: Shadow of the Machine - Out In March

Star Trek News - Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books will release Star Trek: The Original Series: Shadow of the Machine as an eNovella in March, and StarTrek.com has details.

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

FIRST LOOK: The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

News - Let... the countdown... begin. The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, produced by Becker&Mayer and published by Titan Books, will be out next fall.

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

Book Review: 'These Are the Voyages - The True History of Star Trek: The Original Series, Season Three' by Marc Cushman

For one matter, both Gene Roddenberry and producer Robert Justman gave Cushman access to a treasure trove of original studio archives including staff memos, contracts, schedules, budgets, and network correspondence no one else has had access to. Over the

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Star Trek "The Cage" Started 50 Years Ago Today

The official 50th anniversary of Star Trek is still a ways off, but it unofficially begins today. Why? Production on “The Cage,” the first pilot for Star Trek: The Original Series, kicked off on this day in 1964...

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

The 25 Shatneriest William Shatner Moments Of All Time | Features | Empire

The original Captain Kirk may be 83-years-old, but he’s still gallivanting about the internet like a 20-something with a GoPro stuck to his head

Entertainment | Star Trek News

Shatner & Nimoy Reunite For Volkswagen Germany Commercial

News - Trek legends William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy reunite for a charming Volkswagen Germany commercial. Check it out at StarTrek.com.

Entertainment | Star Trek News

The Top 100 Star Trek Episodes Of All Time!

Star Trek gave us six TV series, spanning over 700 episodes, because it's such a rich universe. And a Federation starship is the perfect vehicle to tell unforgettable stories. But which Star Trek stories are the best? To find out, we painstakingly compile

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

Star Trek Phase II ups the ante on authenticity

Daniel DeFabio visits the new set of Star Trek: Phase II, a fan-production so perfect that its episodes seem warped straight out of 1968.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

The Ready Room 147: Upsetting the Whole Percentage

The Communicator.

At the end of “A Piece of the Action,” Doctor McCoy reveals that he left his communicator behind in Oxmyx’s office. It’s essentially laughed off and the NCC-1701 continues on to its encounter with a giant space amoeba. Kirk says that, with that kind of technology, the Iotians might one day want a piece of the Federation’s action...