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The Geology of Star Trek’s Strange New Worlds (Part I) 316 words

In “The Man Trap”, the 1st episode of Star Trek aired on television, the starship Enterprise went to an archaeological excavation site on the planet M-113. The planet was enclosed by a desert with little vegetation and the remnants of … Continue reading

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NASA Orbiter Spots ‘Star Trek’ Symbol on Mars

It might be time to hail Starfleet and see if they’ve set up a station on Mars. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got an image of an odd chevron on the Martian surface that appears to be the symbol for “Star … Continue reading

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What ‘Star Trek’ May Have Right—and Wrong—About Alien Life (Part II)

Supporters of this theory argue that life on Earth might have been planted by hardy microbes. Or at least, by raw elements like amino acid that traveled here with asteroids and comets. While there is no exact evidence to back … Continue reading

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What ‘Star Trek’ May Have Right—and Wrong—About Alien Life (Part I)

  Over a great 50-year history, Star Trek TV films and shows have introduced audiences to some of the most well-known fictional aliens. Be they Cardassians, Klingons, Vulcans, or tribbles, the Trek universe brims with diverse and distinct extraterrestrials. For now, these exotic civilizations … Continue reading

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Star Trek: History & Effect on Space Technology (Part III)

Star Trek Films The series was shortly revived as an animated series in 1973-74. Roddenberry started creating a new series, “Star Trek: Phase II,” in 1975. Those sketches were altered after the success of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” … Continue reading

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Star Trek: History & Effect on Space Technology (Part V)

Star Trek Tech Also, many early “Star Trek” technologies have gotten into our everyday lives. Communicators are today known as cell phones which link people to each other through satellite. Tricorders, which were utilized to get medical information, are now referred … Continue reading

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Star Trek: History & Effect on Space Technology (Part IV)

  A couple of astronauts have appeared on Star Trek over the years. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to fly in space, was on the 1993 episode of TNG’s “Second Chances.”  She was visited on the set by Nichelle Nichols. … Continue reading

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Generally, the original series spawned six motion pictures between ‘79 and ’91. There was also a partial appearance by a few members of the original crew in a ‘94 movie. The franchise’s new success ultimately led to the creation of … Continue reading

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Star Trek: History & Effect on Space Technology (Part I)

  Since viewers first overheard “to boldly go where no man has gone before,” “Star Trek” has epitomized the hope of what space, “the final frontier,” can signify for humanity in a couple of centuries. First airing in ‘66, the … Continue reading

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Star Trek Exists in the Same Universe as Marvel Comics

When nerds make films, beautiful things can occur. In this case, the notion that MCU producer Kevin Feige is a huge fan of Star Trek IV led to an appearance that now puts a character from The Voyage Home into Spider-Man: Homecoming. Earth will never … Continue reading

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