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Star Trek to Mars--50 Years Goes By in a Flash

David Sable | Posted 10.17.2016 | Business
David Sable

Fifty years ago I celebrated my bar mitzvah, the traditional coming-of-age ceremony for Jewish males at the age of 13. While its origin is spiritual,...

'Star Trek: Discovery' Has Plenty Of Room To Exist In The 'Prime' Timeline (Spoilers)

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 10.10.2016 | Entertainment
S. Daniel Carter

While I enjoy the Star Trek films that have been released since 2009, it was good to hear that the next TV series Star Trek: Discovery would be set in...

J.J. Abrams On Why He Stopped Directing 'Star Trek'

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment

After directing the first two installments of the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise, J.J. Abrams left the third movie to a different director’s vis...

'Star Trek' Universe Sets Phasers To Stun 'Amateur' Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment

The “Star Trek” universe has united in a bid to defeat Donald Trump. More than 100 past and present cast and crew members from the hit TV shows an...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Brannon Braga on Star Trek: Enterprise

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.29.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Star Trek Month concludes at the Nostalgia Theater show! This week, I celebrate fifteen years since the launch of Star Trek: Enterprise, the unfairly-...

Why 'Stopping Trump' Isn't Enough

Steven G. Brant | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

Whether Trump becomes president or not, we run the risk of this larger, anti-truth fire destroying the social fabric of our country.

Happy 50th Star Trek: 'Star Trek vs. Rocky: The Wrath of Arthritis' Announced

Paul Lander | Posted 09.21.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Happy 50th Star Trek: 'Star Trek vs. Rocky: The Wrath of Arthritis' Announced Big announcement just confirmed as part of Star Trek's 50th anniversary...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Commentary Track!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Star Trek month continues here at Nostalgia Theater! This week I'm joined by Star Trek comic writer and novelist Glenn Greenberg for a fun and far ran...

Spocking fives

Tom Falco | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Tom Falco

There is a former prime minister named Sir Wilfrid Laurier on Canada's five dollar bill and since Leonard Nimoy's death, the bills have been marked up...

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

The 50-Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History Of 'Star Trek'

Thought Matters | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Thought Matters

One can't escape the inexorable gravitational pull of Star Trek. Every story had a moral; it was a parable for the same ethical issues we grapple with every day.

LEONARD: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

Thought Matters | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Thought Matters

By William Shatner Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship. —PLAYWRIGHT ROBERT ANDERSON At the conclusion of the second Star Trek...

Chris Pine: 'It's About F**king Time' We Had A Gay 'Star Trek' Character

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.10.2016 | Queer Voices

Chris Pine says he’s “proud” of the “Star Trek” franchise for making history this year by revealing that one of its most iconic characters i...

George Takei And Stephen Colbert Ride Out 'Star Trek' Attack

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment

George Takei appeared Thursday on “The Late Show” to salute the 50th anniversary of the television series “Star Trek.” But it didn’t take lo...

Star Trek's Lesson on Religious Pluralism

Michael Stark | Posted 09.08.2016 | Religion
Michael Stark

Fifty years ago today, the first episode of Star Trek, "The Man Trap" premiered on NBC. With over 700 episodes spanning five series and thirteen movie...

Oblivion or Utopia: Star Trek & Humanity

Steven G. Brant | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Steven G. Brant

Over the years, I have pointed people to a book published in 1955 by Milton Meyer, "They Thought They Were Free: The Germans 1933-1945", because I fea...

To The Moon, Alice! - Why We Stopped Going There

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 09.05.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Star Trek, the television series was launched. The USS Enterprise, piloted by William Shatner, playing Captain James T. Kirk rocketed into space. In the first episode, Captin Kirk and his team beam down to the surface of planet M-113 where they encounter Dr. Robert Crater and his wife Nancy, who claim they only need 'salt tablets'. The plot only gets more complicated,and more exciting, after that.

You Mean Those Cheap Props on the Star Trek TV Show Might Really Work Today?

David Hinckley | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

The Smithsonian Channel special Building Star Trek turns out to be a fascinating rundown on how the cheap props of a cancelled 1960s television show f...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Director Adam Nimoy on Star Trek and For the Love of Spock

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.30.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's Star Trek Month at Nostalgia Theater, as we celebrate fifty years of one of the greatest TV shows -- and franchises -- of all time! My special gu...

The Ultimate Guide for Introducing Your Kid to 'Star Trek'

Quora | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents

If you were going to introduce Star Trek to someone, (or your kids), which five episodes from each, (or any) series would you choose? originally appea...

Star Trek Beyond

Francis Levy | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

One of the characteristics of a myth is its tenacity. The Greek myths have obviously endured for millennia and still infuse our culture. Stars Wars is...

Hey, Sailor, Wanna See the New Star Trek? CBS All Access Has Your Ticket.

David Hinckley | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

A new Star Trek may not take the streaming service CBS All Access beyond infinity, but the network is confident it will help convince a nicely profita...

Quick Facts You Didn't Know About 'Star Trek Beyond'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.03.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


The Wrath Of The Khans

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

To boldly go where no one would dare, until this election of 2016. Two weeks of the slickest show in two cities are over. The candidates are crowned, millions have been spent, one bazillion red white and blue balloons rained.

The MovieFilm Podcast: 100 Episodes and Star Trek Beyond!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's the big 100th episode of the MovieFilm Podcast! For this extra-special installment we're joined by special guest (and former co-host) Sean Coyle...