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Star Trek Destinations Chosen by NASA Scientists

What would happen if the Starship Enterprise crew gave the controls to NASA scientists and engineers? It turns out several are true Star Trek fans with lengthy itineraries in mind. We asked a few of them to choose their favorite destinations in … Continue reading

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Top Star Trek Toys, Props, and Models (Part II)

  The Klingon Dictionary If you’re going to command that an enemy “surrender or die,” then you’d better get your diction right. TR-590 MK 9 Science Tricorder This replica prop is not just incredibly accurate, but it also makes the appropriate sound effects … Continue reading

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Top Star Trek Toys, Props, and Models (Part I)

  Scratch your collector itch and get yourself some branded and licensed plastic lifestyle Star Trek goodies! 1:350 Scale Enterprise Model If you’re a modeler, this is the replica kit to own. The completed USS Starship Enterprise is more than … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Twelve Most Lovable Pets (Part II)

  Commander Kruge’s Monster Dog There is maybe no pet more devoted than Klingon Commander Kruge’s bridge companion from Star Trek III. Frequently confused with the more famous Klingon pet, the Targ, Kruge’s pet was credited as a ‘monster dog.’ … Continue reading

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Star Trek’s Twelve Most Lovable Pets (Part I)

  It may be comforting to realize that according to Star Trek, pets will constantly be very much a part of the lives of humans (or whoever) even in the future. Pets offer emotional support to a loyal Vulcan. They … Continue reading

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What Do the Different Uniform Colors Mean on Star Trek (Part II)?

Ah, those gold shirts donned by Kirk and crew? Well, they may not have been that gold after all. Based on an interview with Star Trek’s costume designer, William Theiss, the point was for the show’s uniforms to be green, red, and … Continue reading

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What Do the Different Uniform Colors Mean on Star Trek (Part I)?

Gene Roddenberry might have dreamed of a perfect future when he first created Star Trek, but parts of his vision were deeply rooted in the real world, particularly in the physical makeup of the crew of the Enterprise itself. Roddenberry, as well as … Continue reading

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Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Were in Star Trek (Part III)

Daniel Dae Kim Another “Lost” star was on “Star Trek.” Daniel Dae Kim, who played Jin in “Lost,” was in an episode of “Star Trek: Voyager” and later on as a different character in three episodes of “Star Trek: Enterprise. … Continue reading

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Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Were in Star Trek (Part II)

Kelsey Grammer Frasier himself, Kelsey Grammer, was in an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as the captain of the ship stuck in a time loop and on a collision course with the Enterprise. Bebe Neuwirth Kelsey Grammer’s TV … Continue reading

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Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Were in Star Trek (Part I)

The iconic sci-fi show has had some guest stars on the show who ended up being household names. Tom Hardy Way before Tom Hardy starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in movies such as “Inception” and “The Revenant,” he played Shinzon, the … Continue reading

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