It appears that the one thing Star Trek: The Next Generation was missing was sausages
Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise sing "Let it Snow"
What is perhaps the best license ever applied to a pinball machine? Probably Star Trek: The Next Generation
, which is surprisingly like playing an episode. Williams also released a special ROM of funny quotes from cast members
that people can install into their machines. [more inside]
One of the most popular stories on the Amazon Kindle marketplace is ...Wesley Crusher Slash Fic?
"They're not out to make a quick buck, they're looking to protect the integrity of the franchise and its mythology."
1998's Star Trek Insurrection
went through a number of different plots before becoming the film we ultimately saw. Starting out as Star Trek: Stardust
, the first take on the idea involved Captain Picard going all Heart of Darkness
on a former friend from his Starfleet Academy days in a bid to find the Fountain of Youth. That treatment evolved into a remarkably Avatar
ish story called simply Star Trek IX
in which Picard must go upriver to kill a malfunctioning Data as part of a Federation/Romulan alliance to displace strange alien natives from a planet teeming with a valuable and rare ore (spoiler: Picard actually kills Data in this treatment, and Tom Hanks was supposed to have a major role somewhere).
Let the late Michael Piller
guide you through the writing of Insurrection
in his unpublished book Fade In: The Making of Star Trek: Insurrection
(his "last great gift to the fans and to aspiring writers everywhere") in which he presents his original story treatments, story notes from his bosses at Paramount, surprisingly reasonable Trekker-type reactions from actors Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner, and much more. First made freely available by TrekCore.com
, Piller's family has since asked that it be removed, but you'll still find the file roaming the Internet if you boldly go looking for it
. [more inside]
Sci-Fi Shakespearean standoff: Magneto
vs that guy from Serentity
Where does Number 1 go?
Interior designer/nerd gives his apartment the "Away Team Eye" once over and manages to make something pretty darn interesting. Sure it makes a great conversation piece, but could you live there? More photos
make the "future perfect" world of Star Trek look a little too busy for actual living.