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The Enterprise, Now Silent.

RIP Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. Executive producer of Andromeda, Earth: The Final Conflict, Nurse Christine Chapel of TOS, and the always comforting voice of the Federation, passed away today at 78. A sci-fi legend has left for the stars. [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Dec 18, 2008 - 133 comments

Time Travel gives you a headache...

The new Star Trek movie is both canon and a (partial) reboot. Screenwriter Roberto Orci explains using canon examples - and a discussion of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Dec 14, 2008 - 107 comments

Pilot School

Pilot School. A nice collection of teevee show pilot scripts. Observe the embryonic state of many of the classics of the past few decades, including Buffy, The Wire, Hill Street Blues, Battlestar Galactica, The Sopranos and The West Wing. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Nov 21, 2008 - 29 comments

Star Trek XI, the trailer.

Star Trek XI, the trailer. (previously) [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Nov 16, 2008 - 247 comments

The engines cannae be built that way Cap’n

Scotty is spinning in his gr- the stratosphere: "Every Federation starship has a chief engineer, right? And the chief engineer's job is to keep everything running and solve problems, right? Right, but unfortunately, that's about the only thing they get right." An essay on how "Star Trek" ignored fundamental principles of engineering.
posted by orthogonality on Aug 8, 2008 - 50 comments

More was Lost than Just the Rocket

Lost with yesterday's third failure of Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 1 rocket were the ashes of actor James "Scotty" Doohan, who, along with astronaut Gordon Cooper and over two hundred other cremains, attempted to reach orbit not once, but twice.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Aug 3, 2008 - 38 comments

Spock is Greek?

Star Trek: The Animated Series + Shatner (previously) "singing" (previ|ously) Common People (previously) = THIS.
posted by Sys Rq on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 comments

Stone Trek

Stone Trek - To boldly go where no caveman has gone before.
posted by Class Goat on May 29, 2008 - 20 comments

In bed with Captain Kirk

"We were treated like rock stars. I was told there were female Trekkies who kept lists of all the cast members with whom they'd slept. I was told this!" Extracts from 'Up To Now', the autobiography of William Shatner... from his time on Star Trek, where he comes over as the colossal jerk of legend, to his poignant recollections of the death of his third wife.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on May 12, 2008 - 75 comments

The Whedon cultist block vote swings it

Sci-Fi Shakespearean standoff: Magneto vs Pickard vs that guy from Serentity.
posted by Artw on Mar 9, 2008 - 37 comments

All the Kirk you can eat

Free Star Trek. The only Star Trek that matters -- the ones with Kirk, Spock, Bones, and the rest. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Feb 22, 2008 - 71 comments

The Final Frontier

Star Trek orgasms (nsfw). Bonus: Kirk, ultimate ladies man.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 31, 2008 - 30 comments

Laughs Tracks Being Used For Good, Not Evil

Laugh tracks making things funny: Friday the 13th | The L Word | Mitt Romney | Star Trek | The Wire | FOX News
posted by dhammond on Dec 16, 2007 - 27 comments

"I think I was Ed Wood trying to be Steven Spielberg."

Art Binninger was a sci-fi buff in the 1970s with the resources of the audiovisual squad at Vandenberg Air Force Base at his disposal. The result was Star Trix, a claymation Star Trek parody, that spawned three short films and Star Trix: The Flick (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). Art Binninger himself explains the whole saga on his web site.
posted by jonp72 on Dec 15, 2007 - 3 comments

The Final Frontier

Eternal Image's licensed caskets and urns aim to make your Star Trek fantasy funeral a reality. Ditto with Precious Moments, the MLB, and the Vatican. Cat Fanciers and Kennel Clubbers won't be disappointed either.
posted by hermitosis on Nov 2, 2007 - 32 comments

The Trouble with Tribbles, A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey

The Trouble with Tribbles, A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey
posted by Slithy_Tove on Aug 31, 2007 - 23 comments

To Boldly Go Where No Batman Has Gone Before

Star Trek vs. Batman Christopher Allen brings two icons of Sixties television together in a three-part, 51-minute epic adventure. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 at Google Video. MPEG downloads and audio interviews at RASCO Motion Pictures site.
posted by LinusMines on Jul 10, 2007 - 19 comments

To Silently Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture - Absolutely charming Star Trek parody done in the silent movie style (YouTube). Previous Steam Trek goodness.
posted by seanmpuckett on Jun 6, 2007 - 18 comments

Gollum meets Johnny Cash.

You've probably seen the video of Kirk and Spock set to "Closer." You might not be familiar with the wider world of fanvids, however. It might be "Lost" set to Warren Zevon or "Heroes" set to Jonathan Coulton. Some are slashy, others are just hilarious. And some are really awesome.
posted by EarBucket on May 6, 2007 - 48 comments

WE IN UR STATION CONSUMIN' YOUR QUADROTRITICALE

loltrek
posted by Faint of Butt on May 3, 2007 - 87 comments

Not My Favorite Episode

Flamboyant San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli [warning: wants to be your favorite] was dubbed the "King of Torts" for redefining consumer rights and winning huge personal injury settlements. The first attorney to take on big tobacco, he represented victims of Bhopal Union Carbide, the Exxon Valdez, and KAL 007. His clients included Jack Ruby (pro bono), Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and The Rolling Stones, and he was peripherally involved in the Zodiac Killer mystery. He may be best known as Gorgan from the Star Trek episode "And the Children Shall Lead".
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Apr 1, 2007 - 15 comments

"People who don't look like us see us for the first time as we should be seen, as equals." When Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) wanted to leave Star Trek after the first season, she got a little nudge from a big fan.
posted by anotherpanacea on Mar 30, 2007 - 47 comments

Data's mad at you, and he's still carrying a grudge.

Data's mad at you, and he's still carrying a grudge. Four years after the movie tanked, Brent Spiner, who portrayed the character of Data, still thinks it's your fault that Star Trek: Nemesis performed poorly compared to its predecessor. "'Let's make a movie for the fans, because that's the people who actually go to see the films.' And what happened?," Spiner rhetorically asks. "They didn't go!" (Other films that opened around the same time included a small arthouse production from An Nua-Shealainn.) It might have instead been that the movie resembled "a 65th class reunion mixer where only eight surviving members show up — and there's nothing to drink." Of course, one can take pity on Spiner; one look at his filmography and realize he's only a few cancellations away from having to sing for his supper. But at least he didn't end up (unjustly) on the cutting room floor (In the meantime, Shatner has his own problems.)
posted by WCityMike on Feb 4, 2007 - 89 comments

Klingons in the Whitehouse

There are Klingons in the Whitehouse! Er, make that faux Klingons.
posted by alms on Jan 16, 2007 - 29 comments

It's right around this moment, according to historical data and polling research, that the Kill Wesley movement got its first member.

One of Geordi's first stops is to visit his good pal Wesley Crusher, who shows off one of his science projects (a mini tractor beam,) and one of his toys, a device that lets Wesley recreate speech from anyone on the ship. Any doubt that Wesley is a complete weenie is removed when we learn that he uses this device to have Captain Picard say things like, "Welcome to the bridge, Wesley," instead of having Counselor Troi say things like, "Smack my ass, Wesley, I'm a naughty, naughty bitch."

Wil Wheaton recaps Star Trek: The Next Generation.
posted by EarBucket on Jan 15, 2007 - 53 comments

Turkish Star Trek - Now with Video

Turkish Star Trek. For some reason, there's a one off Turkish cover version of The Man Trap, that old episode of ST:TOS with the salt monster that leeches saline from your body with its fingertips. And while it's been mentioned before, that was years ago, before the actual episode could be found on YouTube.
posted by jonson on Oct 12, 2006 - 19 comments

Calling all Ferengi!

Starfleet surplus rummage sale! Bargains, bargains, bargains! Own Captain Picard's desk! Power your starship with dilithium crystals straight from Rura Penthe! Build your own Borg! Everything must go!
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 28, 2006 - 38 comments

"Aroused, His Great Physical Strength Could Kill"

Closer, starring Kirk and Spock, courtesy of T. Jonesy and Killa, creators of the Star Trek Camelot video (previous MeFi link). If you haven't seen the original Nine Inch Nails Closer video directed by Mark Romanek, here it is. Both links YouTube, last link NSFW.
posted by fandango_matt on Sep 22, 2006 - 24 comments

DO NOT READ TH... Never mind.

Star Trek Inspirational Posters (page 2, zip file) available for download. And, of course, you knew you could make your own, right? (as seen on MetaChat)
posted by Eideteker on Aug 9, 2006 - 21 comments

Star Trek XI - moving backwards?

Star Trek XI: First there was the producer, J.J. Abrams from Lost and Alias. Then there was the poster, unveiled at this year's Comic Con. Throw in a little bit of controversy for good measure. Now comes word that Matt Damon has been cast to play a young Captain Kirk.What does Star Trek XI mean for the future of Trek?
posted by tozturk on Aug 3, 2006 - 94 comments

I have to push the pram a lot!

The cast of Star Trek (TOS) sings Camelot, from The Holy Grail and my inner nerd explodes
posted by jonson on Jul 18, 2006 - 68 comments

To Boldly Redo What Some Man Had Done Before

In 2003, Paramount proposed redoing the special effects for the original "Star Trek" series and rereleasing the episodes as "Star Trek Enhanced". Two CGI firms redid the effects for the teaser, the opening credits and title, and the first two acts of The Doomsday Machine as a proof-of-concept with no changes to the acting or the story. Paramount ultimately decided not to pursue the project, but it's interesting to see how two different CGI firms handled the transporter, phasers, and starship effects.
posted by fandango_matt on Jun 23, 2006 - 74 comments

What did one ghost say to the other?

Get A-Life - an interesting read on artificial life and evolutionary computation, from the game of life (playable applet), through core wars, tierra and on to genetic programming. This approach has recently borne fruit to genetic programming pioneer and inventor of the scratchcard, John Koza, who last year patented his invention machine, actually a 1000 machine beowulf cluster running his software, which has itself created several inventions which have been granted patents. [See also: BBC Biotopia artificial life experiment, another odd BBC evolution game, Artificial Life Possibilities: A Star Trek Perspective]
posted by MetaMonkey on May 3, 2006 - 14 comments

I'm betting Spock; maybe McCoy.

Trekkergate escalates! Canadian blogger J. Kelly Nestruck puts out the call for pics of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, closet trekkie. (I wonder if Harper has has an autographed photo of William Shatner?)
posted by docgonzo on Apr 26, 2006 - 29 comments

K/S? JJ!

Trek fans, geeks, meet your new leader!
Rick Berman is out, out, out. JJ Abrams, with Paramount's blessing, is taking over Star Trek for an eleventh journey to the big screen which will apparently have a "Kirk and Spock: The Early Years" flavor.
posted by WolfDaddy on Apr 21, 2006 - 108 comments

Stardates.

Stardates. Someone tries to rationalise something which the writers of Star Trek made up as they went along. Other approaches -- historical and mathematic. Really, I mean really?
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 13, 2006 - 22 comments

Star Trek Kid?

Star Trek Kid? One man video reconstruction of First Contact, the scene in which Alfre Woodard quotes Moby Dick at Picard. Interesting choice. YouTube link.
posted by feelinglistless on Mar 21, 2006 - 45 comments

Govoreet Dobby, Droog?

An index to 1,696 constructed languages. (or just look at the top 200) From the Nadsat of a Clockwork Orange and Tolkein's Quenya to Star Trek's Darmonk, a language based solely on parables (though Gene Wolfe got there first) and Borges's language of Tlon, there is plenty here for science fiction fans and language geeks alike. And, yes, for all you fanatics, Esperanto is listed, as is your source for news in Special English, limited to a 1500 word vocabulary.
posted by blahblahblah on Mar 5, 2006 - 35 comments

Friend, brother, lover.

So... Kirk/Spock slash fiction may be nothing new, but did you ever think about the fan art? (not really safe for work - or eyeballs)
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Mar 3, 2006 - 49 comments

Captain's Blog. Stardate 317142.96

The Blog of Captain Jean-Luc Picard The Diary of a Harassed Starfleet Officer in the 24th Century of the Star Trek of Life. Read the trials of tribulations of the most pompous Captain in the Fleet. Including Borg Recruitment, Worf being stalked, and Equal Pay for Holograms. Written as dryly as Patrick Stewart acts.
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Feb 22, 2006 - 39 comments

Andreas Katsulas 1946-2006

RIP Andreas Katsulas...and G'Kar, and Commander Tomalak, and the big screen's one-armed man, and ... damn.
posted by WolfDaddy on Feb 14, 2006 - 60 comments

Marshall Oak, Starfleet Captain

Marshall Oak, Starfleet Captain is a photo gallery of 184 shots of Star Trek with Marshal Oak photoshopped in. Obsessive fan? Visual Slash Fiction? SciFi Where's Waldo? All of the above.
posted by mathowie on Feb 7, 2006 - 60 comments

Where No Home Theater Has Gone Before

Where No Home Theater Has Gone Before. The ultimate home theater for hopeless nerds: The bridge of the Enterprise. (Warning: site does not travel at warp speed.)
posted by frykitty on Jan 27, 2006 - 26 comments

New Star Trek Movie?

New Star Trek Movie? There is talk that there might be a new Star Trek movie with Shatner, Stewart & Bakula. Via Digg
posted by notcostello on Dec 15, 2005 - 81 comments

The Laser Rifle is here

Does this look familiar to these. First transparent alumina, now this. When do we get Holodecks.
posted by notcostello on Nov 9, 2005 - 26 comments

Michael Piller dies.

Michael Piller has died. The man who was the father of modern Star Trek and television sci-fi in general.
posted by feelinglistless on Nov 2, 2005 - 44 comments

Metafilter: How quaint.

How do we know he didn't invent the thing?
posted by kafziel on Oct 18, 2005 - 18 comments

Where no Finn has gone before.

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is a Finnish Star Trek spoof made over seven years by some three hundred volunteers. You can view the trailer and download the full movie (Finnish with English subtitles) via Bittorrent. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes gallery.
posted by wfrgms on Oct 6, 2005 - 10 comments

Sesame Street in Klingon

pem Hov jaj Haw'choHnIS 'eng 'ej Haj. ghoch vIghaj; 'ej pa' muDmo' jIbel. chay' Sesame He vIghoS? SIbI' jIHvaD 'e' yIDel.
posted by brownpau on Oct 4, 2005 - 50 comments

This is so bad it hurts

Bluetooth Star Trek Barbie. She also has the bonus distinction of also being USB-enabled. [via]
posted by grateful on Aug 18, 2005 - 13 comments

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