Entertainment | Leonard Nimoy

Rare Star Trek Footage Features Leonard Nimoy Hosting the Series' Original Pilot Movie

Star Trek's Spock actor Leonard Nimoy appeared in a rare footage hosting a 1975 TV special for the franchise.

Entertainment | TNG

How 'Spock' Caused A Behind-The-Scenes Fight On Star Trek: TNG

One of Gene Roddenberry's rules about the separation of the original "Star Trek" and "The Next Generation" led to a battle over a "TNG" episode.

Entertainment | New Star Trek!

New ‘Star Trek’ Movie Will Be Set Decades Before Kirk & Spock

New 'Star Trek' movie will be set decades before Kirk and Spock and be directed by "Andor" director Toby Haynes.

Entertainment | William Shatner

William Shatner's Idea For Star Trek II Would Have Altered The Course Of The Franchise

William Shatner pitched an idea for a potential Star Trek 2 that was totally different than what became Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Star Trek Trilogy With Christopher Walken Sounds Wild

Interestingly, the tone of his planned films was much darker than the Star Trek reboot films that we eventually got.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: How Did McCoy Get The Nickname 'Bones'?

Dr. Leonard McCoy is a fan-favorite character, but why does Captain Kirk so rarely use his dear friend's given name?

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Why Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Spock Is Different From TOS

Ethan Peck's Spock in Strange New Worlds is younger than Leonard Nimoy's in the original Star Trek. It makes for small yet telling differences.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Patrick Stewart: How 'Picard' Was Really Supposed to End

The actor reveals the finale scene that was never shot and what he'd like to do next with his 'Star Trek' character

Entertainment | William Shatner

William Shatner, Star Trek's Captain Kirk, takes on an AI chatbot

Legendary "Star Trek" actor William Shatner has been spending time exploring the new frontier of artificial intelligence.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Why does the Star Trek Mirror universe resonate with fans?

We've heard a lot about guys thinking about the Roman Empire, Star Trek fans think about the Mirror Universe.  Why we fans think about the Terran Empire.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Is Star Trek falling behind in future tech predictions?

Star Trek has always been "forward thinking", predicting our real future, but have we reached a point predicting new technologies might be too hard?

Entertainment | TNG

The Star Trek Next Generation Story That Connects the Borg to The Original Series Crew

The Borg may be villains from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but a 1991 novel posits a surprising connection between the assimilating aliens and The Original Series.

Entertainment | The Original Series

These Classic STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES Bloopers Are Still Hilarious Decades Later

These bloopers from the original Star Trek series show William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and the rest of the cast cracking themselves up.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Influence of Star Trek and Science Fiction on Real Science

For Star Trek Day, learn about the relationship between sci-fi and real-life science in this excerpt from

Entertainment | The Original Series

Watch: Rare Star Trek: The Original Series footage

Watch: Rare Star Trek: The Original Series footage of behind-the-scenes with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 Finale Features a Conflict With the Gorn 80 Years in the Making

It turns out that the Gorn were inspired by a piece of science fiction that predates Star Trek: The Original Series.

Entertainment | William Shatner

William Shatner Nearly Changed Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4

Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 almost featured a cameo from Willam Shatner as Captain Kirk - but not the version that fans would have expected.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 Finale Trailer Confirms Classic TOS Villain Return

For the finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season two, an iconic species from the Original Series makes its full return, with a deadlier twist.

Entertainment | William Shatner

William Shatner calls UFO hearings ‘ridiculous’

Beloved Star Trek legend William Shatner said recent congressional hearings about unidentified aerial phenomena are “ridiculous.”

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Could Star Trek: Picard return for a fourth season with Patrick Stewart?

Could Star Trek: Picard return for a fourth season even though season three was hailed as its final season? Patrick Stewart is open to the idea.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Discovery

Jonathan Frakes’ comments prove that Paramount canceled Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery didn't run its course as many wanted to claim, with Jonathan Frakes proving that the show was in fact canceled.

Entertainment | Leonard Nimoy

Is there ever really a question about the best Spock in Star Trek?

Is there ever really a question as to who portrayed the best Spock in Star Trek? Out of three actors, Leonard Nimoy will always be #1.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: The Animated Series Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary With New Shorts And Comics

Paramount will be newly animating several Trek characters and tapping extant actors to produce promotional bumpers in the TAS style.

Entertainment | TNG

Star Trek: The Next Generation almost had its own The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: The Next Generation almost had its own The City on the Edge of Forever when Harlan Ellison suggested a return to the city

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: How Big Is The Federation?

The Federation's size in Star Trek is as diverse as the cosmos itself, defying a one-size-fits-all answer to its vastness.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

10 Star Trek Events That Happened Between TOS & TNG's Eras

The period between Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: TNG's eras was a trying time for Starfleet and the Federation as they faced Cardassian and Romulans.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: What Is Starfleet's Fastest Ship?

The iconic USS Prometheus, the first starship of its class, gains the position of the fastest vessel in the entire fleet, in terms of warp factor.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Actually Built a Working Tractor Beam: How It Works

Scientists built a working tractor beam—the first example of one that pulls objects visible to the naked eye. That's a huge deal.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Anson Mount has been studying William Shatner’s turn on Star Trek

Anson Mount will once again star in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and ahead of season two, we found out that he studies William Shatner.

Entertainment | The Original Series

Star Trek: Recurring Franchise Plot Devices That Started With The Original Series

The Star Trek franchise owes everything to its humble beginnings, and that includes these plot elements that have become series staples.

Entertainment | The Original Series

What Happened To Kirk & Enterprise Crew After Star Trek: TOS?

The cast of Star Trek: The Original Series have become cultural icons, but the ultimate fates of some of the crewmembers are clearer than others.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Why Star Trek: The Animated Series deserves a second chance

The Animated Series is better than many think TAS continued TOS while going even further with facets of TOS fans love Although it is obvious when watching ...

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Wait, Did Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Set Up A Major Captain Kirk Retcon?

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 featured a cool nod to Captain Kirk, but was it meant for something more? Executive producer Akiva Goldsman responded.

Entertainment | William Shatner

Star Trek legend William Shatner is Mission Control for Fox’s Stars on Mars

William Shatner will do anything if he's paid enough, just not more Star Trek. The history of William Shatner's career is a wild one after Star T...

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

All The Technology Star Trek Predicted Accurately

"Star Trek" has long captivated audiences worldwide with its vision of the future. Here are all of the real technologies that "Star Trek" predicted accurately.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

NASA scientists claim warp drive may soon become reality

Warp drive is said to possess the capability of having a propulsion system that can travel faster than light speed travel.

Entertainment | The Original Series

A Maddening Loop of the Star Trek Intro That Never Gets to the Main Theme

Auralnauts assembled a slightly maddening loop of the distinctive Star Trek intro that never gets to the main theme.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Why Star Trek: Picard season 3 felt like Star Trek

Why Star Trek: Picard season 3 felt like the Star Trek we know when it brought back the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Kirk's Other Star Trek Ship Is More Important Than You Think

Captain James T. Kirk is forever linked to the USS Enterprise but his previous ship, the USS Farragut, played many roles in Star Trek.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek fantasy: step aboard every Starship Enterprise with this website

The Roddenberry Archive now lets you set foot on almost every Star Trek Enterprise bridge, all in one website.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Kirk’s Star Trek Movie Rule Saved Picard & Seven Of Nine

An unofficial Admiral Kirk rule in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home seemingly saved the Starfleet careers of Jean-Luc Picard and Seven Of Nine.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek: The Funniest Episodes in the Franchise, Ranked

In a dark and emotional universe where transporter malfunctions, space anomalies, and alien threats abound, comedic breaks are welcome.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

What could lure Patrick Stewart back as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard

What could lure Patrick Stewart back as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard after the final season of Star Trek: Picard set up a final farewell?

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

There was only one original piece of the Enterprise-D in Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard brought back the original Enterprise-D, but they ended up having to re-create the entire set, save for one prop.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Picard Delivers a Plot Twist from TV Classic Battlestar Galactica

In a final season ripe with nostalgia, Picard unveils one of its biggest Easter eggs yet. It's a spiritual homage to a much different sci-fi classic.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Picard's Final Season Makes Way for Star Trek's Gary Seven Series

Star Trek: The Original Series planned a spinoff for Gary Seven, a protector of human history much like Picard's Tallinn and Wesley Crusher.

Entertainment | Star Trek: Picard

Picard Season 3's Latest Character Death Hits A Lot Harder Than Expected

If one is a user of social media ... well, first off, my apologies. But, if so, enterprising Trekkies may find that the hashtag "#StarTrekLegacy" has floated through the discourse.

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Entertainment | Entertainment

How to Watch 'Star Trek' Shows In Chronological Order

Find out how to watch all Star Trek shows in chronological order of timeline, including "Picard," "Discovery" and more.

Entertainment | Entertainment

William Shatner documentary 'You Can Call Me Bill' will help expand access to space

The non-profit organization Space For Humanity will receive 25% of the proceeds from the new William Shatner documentary "You Can Call Me Bill."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Actually Built a Working Tractor Beam: How It Works

Scientists built a working tractor beam—the first example of one that pulls objects visible to the naked eye. That's a huge deal.

Science & Technology | Tech

Why is Star Trek-style teleportation still elusive?

Why is Star Trek-style teleportation still elusive?Dream of teleportation has been dominating science since the 1990s though progress has been limited

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists at NASA claim that warp drive is possible

Of many remarkable events shown in Star Trek, warp drive was one of the many futuristic ideas that caught the attention of many people.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Star Trek: Discovery Drops an Explosive First Look at Season 5

Paramount drops a new trailer for Season 5 of Star Trek: Discovery at New York Comic-Con 2022, featuring exciting glimpses at action-packed scenes.

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Rumor: Star Trek 4 will be rebooting Star Trek: The Next Generation

Rumor has it Star Trek 4 will be rebooting Star Trek: The Next Generation. Citing anonymous but “trusted and proven" sources, the website Giant Frea...

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

Why The Quentin Tarantino Star Trek Movie Never Got Made

Quentin Tarantino pitched a Star Trek movie to J.J. Abrams that he described as 'Pulp Fiction in space.' So what happened to it?

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 [...]

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?

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 | 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.

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

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 | 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.