Why Do Vulcans Look Like Humans?

Human life, scattered to other planets by an extraterrestrial society, could explain why many of the aliens in Star Trek look like human women and men.

After reviewing scenes from the numerous films and shows, someone said that the wide

Alien vs Human

distribution of Earth-based life forms could aid in explaining the similarity between Spock & Kirk.

The model disregards things like the variance in heart placement, perhaps doubtful, or the Vulcan copper, instead of human iron-based, blood, also unlikely. This comes from a scientist at UNC. The overall belief is more possible than the idea that the species grew completely autonomously to look almost the same after billions of years.

Life on Earth might not have began on the planet itself. Scientists have long contemplated the option of panspermia, the impression that our planet’s life came from outer space. After wandering unplanned, into the habitable setting, the seed material might have settled into life as we know it today.

A similar idea was explored in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” An ancient alien species was exposed to have seeded many planets with the same genetic material. Over years, comparable plants, animals and humanoids established on a variety of worlds, based on the story given in the episode.

But some don’t buy it. Even with identical conditions, the likelihood of plants & animals with alike appearances able to breed with humans, evolving on numerous worlds from only genetic material is very low. With the passage of lots of time, the numerous worlds would advance creatures very different from one another.

By the show’s model, we are factually more closely related to an amoeba or grass than we are to a Vulcan, state some research and studies. I can’t see us having children with another species. Then again, you never know.

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What You Need to Know about Klingons

The Sword of Kahless, Bat’leth Sword, Klingon Valor Pin, and Klingon PADD

Klingons are one of the most famous Star Trek alien races. Over the years, they’ve changed from deceiving villains to decent allies. Now, with Star Trek: Discovery, they’re turning into spiritual warriors once more, on opposite sides with our heroes. Here’s what you need to understand about them.

Klingons have been one of the most constant elements of Star Trek. They made their entrance in the 1st season of the original show and have since been seen on all spinoffs, like Discovery. Not to mention the Trek films too.

The Klingons first met by Kirk and his crew way back in 67 and were extremely different from the Klingons we see today, both in their characterization and physical appearance. Planned as a Soviet parallel to the Federation’s US, the first Klingons were regarded as inferior to the Federation’s principles in every manner. The Klingons were a violent, hateful, and crafty race, ethically corrupt and willing to whatever to get their way, particularly if it meant having the upper hand against the Federation, their rivals in an interstellar cold war.

The Klingons are the most identifiable alien race in the universe of Star Trek. Those distinguishing mud skin tone, head ridges, and goatee beards for the men and sneering countenances are what instantly comes to mind.

Yet down the line, the Klingons have experienced numerous updates. Some fairly subtle, others very extreme. As Star Trek: Discovery puts us into Star Trek’s new era, we’ve seen plenty of the most fundamental changes yet.

Just take a look at the past and present episodes of Star Trek to view the real substantial stages in Klingon evolution. You can also take a look at how universal and canonical decrees have tried to make sense of those changes. But Klingons are here to stay.

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Star Trek and Its Adorable Pets

It might be heartening to know that based on Star Trek, pets will remain to being a huge part of the lives of humans or anybody else in the future.

Pets can give emotional support to the unfaltering Vulcan. They can melt the heart of the most no-nonsense captain. They can offer serenity, companionship, and cuddles. In the case of the random villain, they can help with whatever evil needs to take place.

So, let’s celebrate pets with the best pets on Star Trek.

Neelix

After Barclay goes to the Pathfinder Project on Earth, he gets a cat and calls it Neelix in

Enjoying Ice Cream

reference to the Talaxian crew member. Neelix loves when Deanna Troi comes to visit Barclay, mainly because he gets to take some of her chocolate ice cream. Even future cats are full opportunists.

Pyrithian Bat

Dr. Phlox has a Pyrithian bat and while pondering the human empathy for pets, he realizes that he has gotten some feelings of affection for his bat. He talks to it.

Lycosian Tarantula named Christina

Chief O’Brien speaks to Lt. Barclay about his fear of spiders in a bid to identify with Barclay about his fear of transporters. He later presents his pet Christina, a Lycosian tarantula to Barclay. Christina gets on Barclay’s arm while Miles goes to get a drink. Though Barclay has no fear of spiders, he really wants her to get off his arm.

 Monster Dog

There is maybe no pet more loyal than Klingon Commander Kruge’s companion. Frequently confused with the more famous Klingon pet, Kruge’s pet was really credited as a ‘monster dog.’ If you desire to work your way up the ranks the Klingon way, you must deal with this so-ugly-it’s cute scowling beast before you put your knife into Kruge’s back. That’s some true devotion right there.

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Star Trek and Computer Programmers

Star Trek, for being a program about the far-off future and amazingly high-tech equipment, sure looks to be missing plenty of computer programmers.

With technology as multifaceted as it is, where are the starship computer programmers liable for preventing any breakdowns on ships like the Enterprise? More precisely, we hear lots of references to having to ‘program in’ certain things. In one episode, a captain is discouraged that the Enterprise doesn’t have an Earl Grey Tea program in it. We see plenty of holodeck programming happening, but is all of this programming done clearly by the member of the crew who just wants a cup of tea or a nice walk along the ocean?

 

There are numerous episodes including computer geniuses who have come up with new programs that the plot centers on.

Dr Zimmerman is accountable for creating the software for the emergency medical hologram. He works at Jupiter station. His job title is clearly stated as Director of Holographic Imaging and Programming.

In one episode, four programmers 11, 00, 10 and 01, are aboard the Enterprise to execute an upgrade to the ship’s computer and holodeck systems.

Concerning programmers, there’s a vague reference in one episode of the ship having a bathroom for programmers. The room looked to be connected to the main engineering room

What it really means to compose a program in future centuries is up for discussion. There’s not lots of time spent on the real writing of the programs. It is that they’re written.

For what we know it’s just a matter of saying, “Computer! and it is done. The computer takes the blame for any bad English & grammar and composes the program. Then you turn to everyone, smile, and say out loud, I’ve written a program.” This is what will make you a computer programmer.

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Star Trek and Religion

Human religion denotes any system of related beliefs held by a human about one or more deities, habitually involving codes of ethics. While many such belief organizations advanced naturally, others were swayed by extra-terrestrial impacts over time. Despite the establishment of many religions on Earth during recorded history, no one religion dominated the whole human culture.

In the 23rd century, a few Federation starships had a nondenominational chapel

Futuristic Chapel

where ceremonies could be held. Both mono- and polytheistic beliefs and traditions occurred in the 23rd century. Lara, a future human, utilized the phrase, “In the name of the seven Gods!” Kirk had replied to that, “Mankind has no need for gods. We find the One very sufficient.”

Some commented on the fate of certain religions in Trek history: “Gene felt real strong that all our modern-day Earth religions would be departed by the 23rd century. While a couple of us around here really share that opinion, we feel that we must leave this part of the Trek universe alone.”

Some said that “In Gene’s imagining of the future, religion is totally gone. Not one human believes in any of the beliefs that has afflicted our civilization for years. This was an imperative part of Roddenberry’s mythology. Gene was a nonspiritual humanist and made it known to writers of Star Trek and future Star Trek series that superstition, mystical thinking, and religion are not to be in his universe.

Still, the series has never authoritatively stated that religion is completely dead among humans or that any religion has died out. It seems it has taken a back seat to scientific belief. For instance, Kirk seems to proclaim himself as monotheist by stating the phrase that was mentioned earlier: “Mankind has no place for gods. We find the One to be quite sufficient.

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Star Trek and Social Issues

Star Trek is not detached. The fact that Star Trek Discovery, the newest one of the franchise is part of CBS, a network where viewers are of an average age of 114 years old? It doesn’t help any.

While Marvel has crossed over to the mainstream, Star Trek still invokes conventions of superfans who really lag in the social skills area.

If you’ve never seen the earliest Star Trek, you perhaps don’t know that the initial series, which aired during the unrest of the late 60s, was intended to be veiled social commentary from the beginning.

Creator Gene Roddenberry used the Western craze to propose the show as cowboys in space to get Star Trek aired. But behind the scenes, Roddenberry ordered his writing staff in another direction. Original series lead James. T. Kirk William Shatner was a working stand in for John F. Kennedy during the Cold War as the team of the U.S.S. Enterprise, galactic transporting explorers who went to undiscovered corners of the galaxy, were intended to represent American liberalism.

The 1st interracial kiss on television occurred between Captain Kirk and Uhura, his Black communications officer in 1968, a move that NBC discussed heavily out of dread of being dropped by southern affiliates. Over the passage of three seasons, the crew also examined American Imperialism when the team arms a group of defenseless primitive aliens with rifles, probably sparking generations of conflict, and one cast member even references failed foreign policy of the early 20th century. With just a three-season run, it’s astonishing how many substantial topics the original series takes on, from isolationism to civil rights.

This was the time where Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy, King, and JFK were all assassinated in less than 5 years, and riots were every day. At a time of much extreme conflict and tension, Star Trek got away with moving the audience toward painful topics because the setting incited fantasy rather than reality.

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Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds

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Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds exhibit displays the genius, its huge influence on our culture, and how it has encouraged people to explore, create, and imagine.

See the cherished series all over again in a completely immersive exhibit, featuring over 100 props and artifacts from the five Star Trek television series, spin-offs, and films, as well as set pieces from the original series. You can see Captain Kirk’s command chair and the navigation console. The original costumes of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy. The 6-foot U.S.S. Enterprise filming model from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

MoPOP Museum’s “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds” exhibit assesses the show’s rich history in captivating detail. There was a first-night party, screenings and appearances by two cast members, Brent Spiner and Denise Crosby who played Data and Tasha Yar, of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” TV series. The exhibit is scheduled from May 2018 through October 2019. The Museum of Pop Culture (formerly the EMP Museum) is located at Seattle Center.

The exhibit should please “Star Trek” fans with its vast range of over 100 items, which consists of the costumes of all five “Star Trek” captains, gadgets like communicators and tricorders, outfits worn by the genetically engineered villain Khan, and lots of tribbles, the fuzzy creatures that caused chaos in “The Trouble with Tribbles” episode. A fake spaceship corridor even has purring tribbles.

The remarkable centerpiece is a re-creation of the Enterprise bridge from the original series, including the captain’s chair and a restored navigation console. It’s the first time these things have been on public display in a quarter of a century. A replica of the chair will sit in EMP’s lobby, prime for photo ops.

Other great interactive options are a transporter simulator, where you can be taped being taken to another galaxy, as well as a booth where you can imitate Captain Kirk shouting Khan’s name in annoyance in the movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

 

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Captain Kirk’s Many Loves

James T. Kirk wasn’t just the Captain of the Enterprise. He’s a robber of hearts. He is witty, handsome, and charming. Sure, put him in a one-on-one scenario with a huge lizard monster and he’ll fight with a cannon made of dirt & rocks. But one-on-one with a woman? Let’s just state the codes of 60s television require a fade out.

All can use some extra game. Let’s take a minute to salute our Captain. Here, then, are the 10 best girlfriends of Captain Kirk.

Dr. Gillian Taylor

Dr. Taylor played by Catherine Hicks

A marine biologist in the peak of the late 20th century’s “Save the Whales” movement, Dr. Taylor didn’t expected that she and two humpbacks named Gracie & George would be the ones to save the human race.

Captain Kirk used his charisma to get the information he wanted out Gillian. But her curious spirit got her a ticket to the 23rd century. In addition to bringing her personal knowledge of probe-responding whales, she also brought an advanced palette for extravagant pizza.

Shahna

A chick who wore an obedience collar. Shahna was truly one of the livelier ones.

This leading lady is best known for her outrageous green hair and an outfit one would call revealing no matter what side of the galaxy you’re living. While Shahna might have been athletic enough to teach space gladiators, she wasn’t precisely the sharpest crystal on any planet, if you know what we mean. After Kirk reveals to her what true beauty is, she helps free him, Uhura, and Chekov from the hands of the Providers. When she expects Kirk to take her with him to the lights in the sky, like a man, he uses some lame excuse about how she should stay behind and evolve the society of her rising people. Somehow when Kirk says it, it sounds smooth.

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Star Trek Gadgets that are Real

For nerds growing up from the 60s to the 90s, an image of the future has been provided by a real truthful television show: Star Trek. And the future, it seems, is arriving sooner than even Trek’s writers could have anticipated. Here are some gadgets used on Star Trek that are now quite real.

Food Replicator

Capt. Picard used to shout “Earl Gray Tea, Hot!” and it would be reproduced instantaneously. Today’s 3D printers don’t do tea, but there are machineries that really can print food. And other printers, like the MakerBot Replicator 2 are very adept at creating small objects just as they were shown to do on later episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Universal Translator

In many episodes, we were in awe at the universal translator, which translated what aliens said in real-time. In later shows, it was incorporated into the communication badges (which clarifies why essentially everyone, regardless of home planet, conversed in English). Today, there’s an app for that. Voice Translator by TalirApps knows over 70 languages. You talk in your native tongue and the app converts your phrase into another language.

Tablet Computers

Lt. Commander Geordi Laforge, the dude from Reading Rainbow, used a tablet computer, what they termed a personal access data devices (PADDs), to put in coordinates for the next star system. Other Starfleet staffs used them to listen to music and watch videos like we use tablet computers for today.

Tricorder

In the TV show, a tricorder is a handheld tool that scans for, biological, meteorological, and geological abnormalities. It came in handy. In 2012 in Ontario, Peter Jansen constructed a functioning model that examines for magnetic fields and other things. And there are heaps of other real-world tricorders, too. Fiction and reality coming together thanks to Star Trek.

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Starfleet (The World’s Biggest Star Trek Fan Club!)

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For more than 35 years, STARFLEET has given Star Trek fans a way to meet, develop friendships, have a good time, give back to their communities, and signify that the ideals of Gene Roddenberry can live long and prosper.  On the one level, members can meet with other fans for an assortment of pleasurable activities.  On another level, STARFLEET provides members a lot of resources that you won’t find in any other fan clubs of Star Trek. In addition to a great number of membership products and a published newsletter, it provides its members with the chance to get involved with the STARFLEET Academy, the STARFLEET Marine Corps, and other facets. They also have academic monetary scholarships that are awarded to STARFLEET members every year.

STARFLEET is separated into numerous local chapters, everyone named as a starship or space station.  Chapters are where the members get together to mingle and have some fun. The various chapters are spread out across the US and all over the world.

The chapters differ in size from ten members to over 30. Some get together and meet in person while others engage through letters and emails so members who live a distance away can still correspond by telephone and email, even postal letters.

The beginning of STARFLEET was in ‘73 when John Bradbury and a group of Star Trek fans in Texas formed the USS Enterprise. With Bradbury’s leadership, the group did about as much as the modern chapters of STARFLEET. There were fundraisers, parties, and the goal of increasing membership.

Despite cancellation of Star Trek, STARFLEET has stayed strong. Still going with more than 4,000 members in more than 250 chapters on all different continents, STARFLEET carries on the great tradition begun more than 30 years ago by a little group of Texas Star Trek fans.

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