How does economics work in a post-scarcity society - namely the United Federation of Planets? As depicted
, the canon
is not entirely consistent. But there are clear consequences
to meeting all one's material needs with ease. Why is there money at all
, for example? Does Picard's family own vineyards just for kicks
posted by Chrysostom
on Nov 19, 2013 -
While filming Star Trek Into Darkness
, Simon Pegg decided to play a prank on his costars and convinced them that they needed to use something called “Neutron Cream” whenever they were shooting in a specific location. Their reactions are fantastic
posted by quin
on Sep 5, 2013 -
The greatest car commercial ever !!
Old Spock (Nimoy) and New Spock (Quinto) come together (and battle it out) in what is likely the best car commercial that you ever saw (or will see). Chock full of Star Trek references there's even a scene with Nimoy humming along to "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" . Awesomeness follows ...
posted by Podkayne of Pasadena
on May 7, 2013 -
Bayesian analysis shows redshirts are not most likely to die on Star Trek:TOS. Although Enterprise crew members in redshirts suffer many more casualties than crew members in other uniforms, they suffer fewer casualties than crew members in gold uniforms when the entire population size is considered. Only 10% of the entire redshirt population was lost during the three year run of Star Trek. This is less than the 13.4% of goldshirts, but more than the 5.1% of blueshirts. What is truly hazardous is not wearing a redshirt, but being a member of the security department. The red-shirted members of security were only 20.9% of the entire crew, but there is a 61.9% chance that the next casualty is in a redshirt and 64.5% chance this red-shirted victim is a member of the security department. The remaining redshirts, operations and engineering make up the largest single population, but only have an 8.6% chance of being a casualty.
posted by Cash4Lead
on Feb 20, 2013 -
Upcoming web series Star Trek Continues
(warning: transporter sound) plans to pick up "right where the original left off", completing the last two years of the 5 year mission.
posted by klausman
on Feb 10, 2013 -