Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years
Nov13

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Publisher’s description – Assembled as a Special Exhibit on Memory Alpha, Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years celebrates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United Federation of Planets. This unprecedented illustrated volume chronicles the pivotal era leading up to Humankind’s First Contact with Vulcan in 2063, the Romulan War in 2156, the creation of the Federation in 2161, and the first 150 years of...

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Help Choose The Enterprise Blu-ray Cover Art
Nov13

Help Choose The Enterprise Blu-ray Cover Art

Next year will see the Blu-ray release of Star Trek Enterprise. The team who are creating the box art want your help selecting the cover art for the Season One and Season Two. To vote click the link The Enterprise Blu-ray Project Option #1 features images of the show’s cast and of the Enterprise.         Option #2 boasts sleek shots of the Enterprise in motion         Option #3 includes a bold Enterprise series logo with shots of...

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Microsoft closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator
Nov13

Microsoft closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator

Microsoft seem to be close to a real life Star Trek Universal Translator. Before science fiction made famous by the crew of the Enterprise and now becoming one step closer to being a reality. At a demonstration by Microsoft chief research officer Rick Rashid at Microsoft Research Asia’s 21st Century Computing event in October 2012. They show Rashid giving a real time translation of English (voice) to Chinese (voice, via text), with...

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Star Trek Voyager: The continuing journey…into humanities repeated mistakes by Vesta Wild
Nov13

Star Trek Voyager: The continuing journey…into humanities repeated mistakes by Vesta Wild

Warning – For those who have not read Star Trek Voyager’s “Homecoming” and “The Farther Shore” by Christie Golden, this article does contain spoilers! After seven years on our TV screens Voyager came to an end, in a fitting and dramatic finale.  As voted for by a recent debate at Destination Star Trek London, Endgame became the favourite two part episode for Voyager fans, but should the journey have ended there? For me...

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 2 Blu-ray
Nov12

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 2 Blu-ray

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Star Trek The Next Generation. The series ran for 7 seasons from 1987 to 1994, with a total of 178 episodes. For the first time ever, you can experience some of the show’s most important and beloved episodes in glorious 1080p high definition, with true high definition visual effects and digitally re-mastered 7.1 sound–or with the original audio. You’ll witness new picture detail and depth...

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Star Trek fan proposes in front of Next Generation cast
Nov12

Star Trek fan proposes in front of Next Generation cast

A Star Trek fan surprised his girlfriend when he popped the question during a cast photo op at the Austin Wizard World Convention. Wil Wheaton who sitting next the women in question, posted the surprised couple’s proposal picture on Reddit. Wil Wheaton gave a detailed account of the unexpected propose. Wil wrote “About 30 minutes or so into this particular session, these two people came in. The girl went to stand between...

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Previously in the Alpha Quadrant: Episode 24 Star Trek Enterprise Desert Crossing
Nov11

Previously in the Alpha Quadrant: Episode 24 Star Trek Enterprise Desert Crossing

This week we look back at one of the low-lights of Star Trek Enterprise Season 1 with the episode Desert Crossing. Luckily we have the amazing Rick Moyer with us to make this terrible episode an incredible Podcast. Rick Moyer can be reached at @moyer777, rick.moyer on Facebook, Takehimwithyou.com , startrekparodies.com or artbymoyer.com This weeks questions are 1 what is the name of space shinty 2. where did Trip and Archer do their...

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THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR II: EMISSARY OR BUST?
Nov10

THE ALTERNATIVE FACTOR II: EMISSARY OR BUST?

Last time on the Alternative Factor we looked at the problems faced by Captain Janeway in the Delta Quadrant with The Caretaker, and explored what the other captains of the Big 5 might have done if they were in the same situation. While Sisko handled it in the most creative and intriguing of fashions, it was Captain Archer who would have gotten back the quickest despite it being for the most simple of reasons. This time we’re going to...

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Some thoughts on the “Voyager” episode “Innocence”
Nov06

Some thoughts on the “Voyager” episode “Innocence”

“Life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages.” -Mark Twain Tuvok’s shuttle crash lands on a moon, where he meets a group of what appear to be alien children who begin mysteriously disappearing one by one. I have, perhaps, an odd approach to rating Star Trek episodes. Some are excellent all around, and yet they do not resonate...

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Star Trek and Autism–Boldly Going Where No Mom Has Gone Before
Nov03

Star Trek and Autism–Boldly Going Where No Mom Has Gone Before

When we recently found out that my 8 year old son J had Asperger’s (which is a form of Autism), I was incredibly upset. A lot of the dreams I’d had for him were shattered or at least significantly altered. It took awhile to bounce back but as always, I leaned on Trek to help me make it through this difficult period. 1.Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before–when I think of these iconic words from the opening narration...

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