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Boldly Watch for the Rest of Your Life

We consider it our duty to provide every episode of Star Trek ever made totally free. It should be too good to be true. But it's not.
posted by Glibpaxman on Mar 8, 2011 - 130 comments

Live Long And Prosper

Star Trek Convention NYC 1973 - Interviews with the fans, some of the makers of the show and Isaac Asimov (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 7, 2011 - 49 comments

Starship Schematics Database

Starship Schematics Database: dedicated to the sole purpose of archiving every single starship design ever conceived in the Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Space Battleship Yamato (A.K.A. Star Blazers in the USA) Universes, both official and unofficial, interesting and mediocre.
posted by Joe Beese on Feb 12, 2011 - 35 comments

"Ohhh, we are gonna get so much crap for that...."

How it Should Have Ended: Terminator / Star Trek / Aliens / The Empire Strikes Back and more.... Links contain spoilers
posted by zarq on Feb 5, 2011 - 33 comments

We'll go where no one's gone before.

Star Trek Girl (WARNING: SLYT)
posted by valkane on Jan 28, 2011 - 73 comments

Fast Knitting

Fascinating! (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 26, 2011 - 29 comments

LaForging New Alliances

LeVar Burton goes behind the scenes of Star Trek: The Next Generation in a Reading Rainbow episode. (via)
posted by spiderskull on Jan 21, 2011 - 52 comments

"He might have read the document when he was tired, at the end of a long day of being tied to a whale."

"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 Avatarish 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 Let the late Michael Piller guide you through the writing of Insurrection in his unpublished book Fade In: The Making of Star Trek: Insurrection (his "last great gift to the fans and to aspiring writers everywhere") in which he presents his original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]
posted by Servo5678 on Dec 31, 2010 - 104 comments


The next time your computer won't do what you want, just give it a stern talking-to.
posted by Horace Rumpole on Dec 22, 2010 - 26 comments

Fan-Fiction, Fully Rendered.

Anyone can write Star Trek fan-fiction, but few can render it in 3-D. Since 2006, Brandon Bridges has been writing, directing and producing a work of full-length Star Trek fan fiction entitled Star Trek: Specter of the Past. ST:SOTP "follows the crew of the USS Fitzgerald, an Entente-class starship commanded by newly promoted Captain Gaius Reyf." Last month, Bridges released his Director's Edition to the web. It should be noted that Bridges plans to re-release the film with a full voice cast. Parts 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. (Multi-link YouTube Post) [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Nov 30, 2010 - 45 comments

Yesterday's future is here today

Make it so! This is a video featuring a functional home automation PC interface based on Star Trek's LCARS interface. The attention to detail and everyday usability is awesome. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Nov 28, 2010 - 18 comments

We boldly go where no dentist has gone before

Denis Bourguignon is a dentist in Florida. He is best known to the world for his role in the 1999 documentary film Trekkies where he showcased his dental practice being filled with Star Trek memorabilia. [more inside]
posted by twintone on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 comments

Fact-check me up, Subby

"We're sorry for claiming Captain Kirk was in command of Captain Picard's starship"
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 3, 2010 - 75 comments

She cannae take any more captain!

This is the videogame you didn't know you wanted to play until now. Artemis - The Spaceship Bridge simulator is possibly the nerdiest game ever invented. The players take on the roles of Engineering, Communication, Weapon Control, etc, while one player - The Captain - stands in front of a projection screen and barks orders.
posted by empath on Oct 27, 2010 - 117 comments

Spaced out

"I measure my life in terms of my relationship with Star Wars" - The Guardian interviews Simon Pegg, star of Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and the forthcoming Paul (trailer).
posted by Artw on Oct 20, 2010 - 47 comments

To Boldly Go Where No Fan Has Gone Before

"As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics." [more inside]
posted by specialagentwebb on Oct 8, 2010 - 23 comments

Gulf Cooooooooooooooon!

Night of the Living Trekkies. They have trailers for books now! (SLYT) Trekkies + Zombies = two great tastes that taste great together.
posted by crossoverman on Sep 14, 2010 - 21 comments

He's mean... He's really mean.

Shatner stole my bicycle (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jul 8, 2010 - 23 comments

Trek Tok

Trek Tok.
posted by mattdidthat on Jun 21, 2010 - 29 comments

We could adopt a bunch of alien kids!

Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes pitch "Rikers in Space" a Next Generation spinoff sitcom. (SLYT)
posted by yellowbinder on May 20, 2010 - 71 comments

Set phasers to... popping balloons of a specific color!

Here's a mostly working replica Star Trek Phaser. Original series, of course. Build pics and description here.
posted by loquacious on Apr 25, 2010 - 68 comments


You! The one who is moving now! Answer! (SLVimeo, yelling Klingons) [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive on Apr 23, 2010 - 59 comments

"We know it's a little clichéd – but here's what we want to tell the census: We're here. We're queer. And we want you to ask us about it."

The 2010 United States Census will be able to count gay marriages and partnerships. George Takei and his husband tell you how. Even with the restrictions placed on that data by the Defense of Marriage Act, that's good news for the LGB part of the spectrum, but what about T? If you're transgender, despite what the Census might tell you, it's not so simple to be counted. (hat tip to nadawi) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 1, 2010 - 44 comments

The Borg, and health care reform

In honor of the Health Care Reform bill that passed on Sunday, here is a 1992 episode of Star Trek: "I, Borg" (2, 3, 4, 5). It is one of the unsung heroes of healthcare reform. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Mar 23, 2010 - 79 comments

Wagon Train in space

A one-hour dramatic television series.
Action - Adventure - Science Fiction.
The first such concept with strong central leas characters plus other continuing regulars.

Gene Roddenberry's original pitchfor Star Trek (.pdf) - featuring Robert M. April, captain of the S.S. Yorktown. (via)
posted by Artw on Mar 13, 2010 - 44 comments

Step through the Guardian of Forever into the 1960s

"This flickr site is my way to share images that are rare or special in some way for the fans of Star Trek TOS - most of the images are digital scans and restorations from film frames I possess, some are my restored digital images from photos or film clips I have borrowed from others." Including exotic women, clapper boards, special effects, naked Gorns, between-filming breaks, and, of course, stalagmites . via
posted by Katemonkey on Mar 11, 2010 - 19 comments

Reappropriated Film Festival

"Charlie Rose" by Samuel Beckett was recently posted in a separate thread, but it's hardly the first example of filmmaking based on reusing footage out of context. Among the more recent examples of the genre are Jandrew Edits (containing footage from Star Trek: the Next Generation) and the Japanese Okusan Domon Desu (and the fourth episode. It may help to have seen the original G Gundam too). It's also been the basis for a couple of feature-length, real-theater-type movies, including Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (Wiki links), though in those cases, to be fair, they had new footage filmed to tie the bits together. Naturally, the technique tends to lend itself to comedy.
posted by DoctorFedora on Mar 9, 2010 - 13 comments

Uncircumsized Klingons

Christian Star Trek[SLYT]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 5, 2010 - 63 comments

I'm Just a Viewer With an Opinion

Review of Star Trek: Wrath of Khan (Pt 1, 2, 3, 4) with bonus review of The Original Series episode Space Seed. [more inside]
posted by Glibpaxman on Mar 2, 2010 - 46 comments

Andrew Koenig Missing

Andrew Koenig is missing. Koening is best known for his role as Boner on the 80s sitcom Growing Pains. He is the son of Star Trek actor Walter Koenig. He was last seen in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics but his family hasn't heard from him since Valentines Day. [more inside]
posted by Bonzai on Feb 21, 2010 - 119 comments

Do not make it so...

Star Trek’s Warp Speed would kill According to a recent presentation and paper by William A. Edelstein, Ph.D., it would nearly impossible for humans to travel at near light speed (warp speed) due to intense radiation. So intense, it would kill humans and render electronic equipment useless in seconds. Some Star Trek fans are not happy... [more inside]
posted by purephase on Feb 19, 2010 - 147 comments

Make Your Own Star Trek Phaser, just In Case the Romulans Attack.

Make Your Own Star Trek Phaser [more inside]
posted by Olive Oil on Jan 18, 2010 - 37 comments

Deep Space Nein

Hitler Vs Khan Noonien Singh - Single Link Downfall Video, that is strangely awesome.
posted by Artw on Jan 18, 2010 - 27 comments

Want some apple juice? Haiku!

Jesus is a raisin. Fuck a hologram. Happy in Paraguay. [SLYT]
posted by slater on Dec 3, 2009 - 25 comments

My Rikers, let me show you them

Make it so, number one. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus on Nov 30, 2009 - 80 comments

Never-before-seen 'Star Trek' pilot found

Star Trek fans know that there was a second, unaired pilot episode of Where No Man has Gone Before. That version has been found by a collector in Germany, and is going to be released.
posted by pjern on Nov 15, 2009 - 30 comments

Damnit, Jim, there's an app for that!

Star Trek Tricorders are becoming reality. Not a doctor? Not a problem. There's an iPhone app that detects killer gasses in the air. There's one for Android phones that detects magnetic and gravitational fields and displays solar activity. This device doesn't do anything particularly useful other than play music, but it looks damned cool. Another iPhone app that's just for fun, presented by the geekiest guy ever.
posted by desjardins on Nov 12, 2009 - 35 comments

Orson Welles's radio War of the Worlds recreated by the cast of Star Trek.

Orson Welles's radio War of the Worlds recreated by the casts of Star Trek.
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 30, 2009 - 23 comments

The People's Avengers

Klingon Propaganda [1:52](via)
posted by P.o.B. on Oct 27, 2009 - 35 comments

The Real Slim Worf

Klenginem does Eminem songs in Klingon. SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be. Also heavy metal.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 23, 2009 - 21 comments

Reverse the Polarity

"Captain, the tech is overteching" - Ron Moore confirms everything you suspected about the Star Trek TNG approach to writing.
posted by Artw on Oct 12, 2009 - 245 comments

Thank God There's Not a "George's Journal" ...

"Hi. My name is Gene and this is my journal." Young Gene Roddenberry meets two Garfield-eyed aliens who proceed to take him everywhere in their exploration of this strange planet Earth. In the process, we see where Gene came up with the idea of a unified borderless, moneyless world that would allow dashing starship captains to seek out new life and new civilizations, boldly going where no one has gone before. We see where Gene first met tribbles, Orion slave girls, Organians, and the Guardian of Forever, and how Gene came up with phasers, tricorders, the Prime Directive, food replicators (from which he orders gagh), Questor androids, and the Enterprise design. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 2, 2009 - 28 comments

...stay tuned for "Amok Time".

Star Trek... the first 29 episodes. These are the findings of the website tor.com. Its several week mission: to watch every episode; to summarize, rate and analyze; to watch with fresh eyes what many geeks have watched before.
posted by Artw on Aug 21, 2009 - 73 comments

Wait a tick. Basil, if I travel back to 1969 and I was frozen in 1967, presumably, I could go back and visit my frozen self. But, if I'm still frozen in 1967, how cou ... oh, no, I've gone cross-eyed.

M. Joseph Young does rather interesting, detailed temporal analyses of the different timelines created by the Terminator films, the Back To The Future trilogy, Millennium, those Trek films that dealt with time travel, 12 Monkeys, Flight Of The Navigator, Army of Darkness, Lost In Space, Peggy Sue Got Married, the Bill & Ted movies, Frequency, Planet of the Apes, Kate and Leopold, Somewhere In Time, The Time Machine, Minority Report, Happy Accidents, The Final Countdown, Donnie Darko, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Deja Vu. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 30, 2009 - 56 comments

I'm detecting an anomaly, Captain

Although a cellphone is about as close to a Star Trek communicator as you can get, something more practical has come along to make you feel like you're finally living in the future. The Standoff Patient Triage Tool (SPTT) is nearly a Starfleet medical tricorder: it can detect pulse, body temperature, and respiration from an injured person at a distance of forty feet, allowing first responders to identify the injured before setting foot into a dangerous situation.
posted by AzraelBrown on May 28, 2009 - 26 comments

Bimah Me Up

"The special moment when the Kohanim blessed the assembly moved me deeply, for it possessed a great sense of magic and theatricality... I had heard that this indwelling Spirit of God was too powerful, too beautiful, too awesome for any mortal to look upon and survive, and so I obediently covered my face with my hands. But of course, I had to peek."--Leonard Nimoy, I Am Spock

Leonard Nimoy discusses his inspiration for the Vulcan "live long and prosper" hand gesture. Rabbi Yonassan Gershom explains its Jewish origins, and discusses Jewish themes in Star Trek. Via Laughing Squid.
posted by mattdidthat on May 21, 2009 - 47 comments

Alternate Realities

Star Trek Lives. You may have heard - a new Star Trek film has opened to critical acclaim and box office bofo; Variety writes it "beamed up $76.5 million"). How are Kirk and Spock fans coping with this reboot/reimaging/alternate universe? And how are Kirk/Spock slash writers holding up? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on May 10, 2009 - 203 comments

All Our Yesterdays

Five galleries of candid and behind-the-scenes production photos of the Star Trek cast, crew, sets, and soundstages in and around Los Angeles, circa late 1960s. I particularly like this one. And this one.
posted by mattdidthat on May 10, 2009 - 30 comments

When you have a flat this cool, you don't need a bed

"After his wife left him, Tony Alleyne set out to create the ultimate bachelor pad, painstakingly turning his flat into a Star Trek set... The 500-square-foot apartment features voice-activated lighting, LED lighting, running lights, air-conditioning—but no bed... A few years ago Mr Alleyne suffered from sciatica and was advised by his GP to sleep on the floor. 'It cured the sciatica and gave me the opportunity to convert the bed area into the Transporter area,' he says. 'Bed space is overrated...' His wife—who owns the flat—put it up for sale, but it fell through.
posted by grouse on May 8, 2009 - 109 comments

The Star Trek Failure Generator

The Star Trek Failure Generator pokes fun at the technobabble the franchise is so famous for. Click the button to get a random Star Trek style problem ("The polarized subinterlink is unstable!") and its corresponding fix ("Trim the gravitational psi-wave with terminium warp control!"). Great for finding out what to do when your beresium impeller is collapsing, as well as just having a bit of a chuckle.
posted by Effigy2000 on May 5, 2009 - 67 comments

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