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The History of Women Starfleet Captains

Star Trek: Discovery is currently on TV, continuing the tradition of having women in high-power roles. Not only will Sonequa Martin-Green be the show’s main character, First Officer Michael Burnham, but Michelle Yeoh will be also be on as Captain … Continue reading

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Who was Gene Roddenberry?

American producer and writer Gene Roddenberry created the highly influential Star Trek TV series in the 60s. Born in 1921, Gene Roddenberry was a World War II Army pilot before becoming a writer and producer for TV. He started the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Discovery Review

Star Trek: Discovery isn’t going to be liked by everyone, but that’s the beauty of Star Trek. From the first series to The Enterprise and everything in between, Star Trek has succeeded in altering itself with each new iteration, giving a sense of … Continue reading

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How to Become a Trekker

Trekkies v. Trekkers is an argument that may never cease to exist. Both describe true fans of Star Trek. Even Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) thinks “Trekker” is the right nickname. Even if it takes light years before this argument is … Continue reading

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The Appeal of the Star Trek Convention

Everybody at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention stays at the Masquerade Bar, a dingy casino-side drinking spot at the Rio Hotel. It’s Masquerade since the area is supposed to be Carnivale-themed, but the smoky, ratty place has for years given up … Continue reading

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For the Love of Spock Honors Leonard Nimoy

The big selling point of “For the Love of Spock,” a documentary about the late, great Leonard Nimoy, is the personal connection is that it was directed by his son Adam. The film is getting a small theatrical release in … Continue reading

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Why Chris Pine Feels Like Captain Kirk

When we first met Captain Kirk in the form of Chris Pine in 2009’s Star Trek, he was a very outgoing young man, joining the Starfleet out of spite. That’s all transformed at the beginning of Star Trek Beyond, which has Kirk … Continue reading

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Why Does Star Trek Appeals to So Many?

Why, almost 50 years after it first came on TV, does Star Trek refuse to be gone? I think that a huge part of the continuous appeal can be found in our many real and current problems, both monetary and … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Star Trek Villians (Part II)

Picking up where we left off in Part I: Tholians Only their desire to bring isolation stop the Tholians from being one of the greatest threats in the galaxy. This extremely advanced race of crystalized space-spiders has accomplished notoriety thanks … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Star Trek Villains (Part I)

At its best, Star Trek is a science fiction show regarding humanity’s capability to develop its horizons and overcome differences. But all that would be quite boring without some good villains to destroy. Trek’s bad guys have been a various … Continue reading

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