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Happy Birthday Star Trek! Here’s 50 Articles For 50 Years

Happy Birthday Star Trek! It was 50 years ago today that the crew of the Starship Enterprise first set out on their mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, as today is the anniversary of that premiere broadcast on American network NBC. Read More >>

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Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy Was the True Heart of Star Trek

When most people think of Star Trek, they of course think of Kirk and Spock. This isn’t surprising, as they were the star and the break-out character of the series, but it’s easy to forget that they were two members of a triumvirate that made up the essence of the show. Ship’s doctor Leonard “Bones” McCoy was the third, and just as integral in making Star Trek a joy to watch. Read More >>

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What’s Your Favourite Thing About Star Trek?

Today marks half a century since the first episode of Star Trek aired on TV. So, what is your favourite thing about the franchise as whole? Or your least favourite thing? Or your best memory tangentially related to Star Trek? Really, just treat this as a place to talk about anything Star Trek-related. For example, who’s dressing up as a salt vampire today to honour the episode that started it all 50 years ago? Read More >>

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Deep Space Nine is Star Trek’s Best World, Because it’s the Real World

When Star Trek fans fight about the best Trek show, nine times out of 10 they’re arguing about the original series versus The Next Generation. Obviously, both shows are excellent and fundamental to the franchise, but they aren’t the best Trek ever put on television. I believe that honour belongs to Deep Space Nine, and praise the prophets, do I love it. Read More >>

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A Brief History of Star Trek’s ‘Number Ones’

A lot of times in Star Trek, we tend to focus on the captains. After all, it’s their ship, right? Everyone else is just following orders. But I think it’s high time the second-in-commands got their day in the captain’s chair — after all, the heroine of the newest Star Trek TV series will be among their ranks. Read More >>

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Star Trek is My Best Love

After you’ve spent enough time in the company of geeks and nerds, someone will eventually ask the inevitable question: Star Wars or Star Trek? And I always give the same answer: Star Wars was my first love, but Star Trek is my best love. Read More >>

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The Voice of Star Trek’s Computers Could Be Coming to Both Discovery and Your Phone

As an actress, Majel Barrett's most recognisable role didn’t have her actually appear on camera. She was the wife of Star Trek’s creator Gene Roddenberry, and she provided the voice of the ship’s computer on The Next Generation and subsequent films and TV series. And although Barrett passed away in 2008, her voice may live on in future Trek series and possibly also your smartphone. Read More >>