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The Sound Engineer Behind Star Trek: The Motion Picture And Tron Has Passed Away

Frank Serafine, a respected sound engineer and composer with a wide-ranging career in film, has died at age 65. Read More >>

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The Star Trek Universe Uses a Surprising Amount of Paper

In our real-world cyberpunk dystopia, paper already feels a bit outmoded in a lot of life. It’s all screens, all the time. So it’s interesting to examine how sci-fi handles the classic writing surface. And in Star Trek, as it turns out, there’s a surprising amount of it. Read More >>

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9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry

Who could forget the events of 29 August 1997—when Skynet became self-aware and launched a whole mess of nukes, unleashing “Judgement Day?” Yesterday was a holiday for Terminator fans, and it’s also a great excuse to celebrate our favourite sci-fi movies that feature AI rebellions. Let’s bid a warm welcome to our new robot overlords. Read More >>

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Who Is the Most Powerful Supervillain? 

The supervillains who torment, thwart and otherwise mess with our universe’s well-meaning superheroes are, on the whole, a pretty foul bunch. But which of these supervillains is best at what they do? Put otherwise: if what supervillains do is try to inflict as much misery as possible on the largest number of people, which supervillain is most capable of pulling that off? Think of Darkseid, from DC Comics: instead of trying to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, he goes around trying to subject every single person in the universe to his screwed up will. Read More >>

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7 Star Trek Shows We’d Love to See

Star Trek: Discovery has been a huge success, which means that, after years of letting the TV side of the franchise lie low, suddenly network executives want more Star Trek. As in, “fetch me Sir Patrick Stewart, so help me god” and “let’s make CBS All Access basically Star Trek 24/7” levels of more Star Trek. Naturally, we have some suggestions! Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery’s Young Spock Will Be Played By Ethan Peck in Season 2

Discovery’s crew has been teasing for a while that Spock will be a major figure in the show’s second season, given both his importance to Star Trek at large and his personal links to Michael Burnham. But now, we have a face to put with this latest take on everyone’s favourite Vulcan: Ethan Peck. Read More >>

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Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth Are Causing Star Trek 4 Problems

Both Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have reportedly stopped contract negotiations to appear in Star Trek 4. Read More >>

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The New Star Trek Show Is a Chance to Last Jedi the Hell Out of Captain Picard

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 confirmed a huge piece of news for the Trek universe last weekend: the rumours were true, and Sir Patrick Stewart would be returning to television to reprise his role as an older, wiser Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. We know little else about the series beyond that, but I really hope it does for Picard what Star Wars: The Last Jedi did for Luke Skywalker. Read More >>

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Staircases in Space: Why Are Places in Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible?

Space, as we all know, is the final frontier. It’s the star-spangled playground in which our imaginations run amok, and the setting for stories that made us fall in love with sci-fi. Some of us spent hours pretending we were the Doctor’s companions, helping him find Gallifrey from the TARDIS. Some of us imagined the Millennium Falcon jumping to hyperspace when we shouted, “Punch it, Chewie!” Some of us swore we could hear the communicator beeping when we asked our favourite Federation starship to beam us aboard. The characters that roam space have built homes in our hearts and allowed those of us who are trapped in Earth’s gravity-well to fulfil some of our wildest fantasies. Space remains a vast, untamed place, penned in only by the limits of our own imaginations. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Showrunner Says the Original Series Is Helping Series 2 Find Its Fun Side

The first trailer for the next season of Star Trek: Discovery looked surprisingly fun—especially when compared to the often-fatally bleak first season. It was full of cute jokes, great character moments, and late-1990s rock jams. So, where did this newfound levity come from? According to the showrunner, you can thank the original Star Trek TV series for that. Read More >>

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In the First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Series 2, the U.S.S. Enterprise Boldly Arrives

Star Trek: Discovery’s debut season concluded with a shocking blast from the franchise’s past: the original series’ Enterprise, face-to-face with Burnham and the crew of the Discovery. And now, we get to re-meet Captain Pike and Starfleet’s most iconic vessel. Read More >>

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George Jenson, Production Illustrator for Return of the Jedi and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Has Died

You may not have heard of him, but his work is far more influential than you realise. Read More >>

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The First Images of Star Trek: Discovery Season Two Show The Enterprise, a New Alien Design

The first two official, non-production images of Star Trek: Discovery are out in the wild, and they showcase a new alien design as well as hint at a season that will begin, at least, with the meeting of the past and the present of Trek. Read More >>