Ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014
Dec29

Ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

Beam yourself across the world The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million users, and a 2012 Ipsos/Reuters poll revealed one in five people worldwide now frequently “telecommuted” to work. But Star Trek fans will be happy to hear that incoming technology will add a further dimension to international conference calls. Known as holographic telepresence, it involves transmitting a...

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The Year’s Biggest Trek-centric Stories
Dec29

The Year’s Biggest Trek-centric Stories

2013 was certainly an eventful year for the Star Trek franchise. Star Trek Into Darkness opened and, yes, Khan was the baddie. Patrick Stewart cemented his status as a Twitter god and cultural icon. Fans bid farewell a number of Star Trek figures, from A.C. Crispin to Michael Ansara, who passed away. Today, we’re going to revisit some of the biggest stories. Four years after Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness at long last...

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Star Trek: Renegades releases a teaser trailer
Dec24

Star Trek: Renegades releases a teaser trailer

Star Trek: Renegades is an attempt to bring Star Trek back to the small screen by the team that brought you Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and they have released a new trailer. It is ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact...

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Star Trek (09) on Film4 Tonight
Dec23

Star Trek (09) on Film4 Tonight

For those of us in the UK, Star Trek (09) is being shown on Film4 at 9pm. Surely a great way to spend the evening away from the storm and Christmas...

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Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray Trailer
Dec21

Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray Trailer

  These are the Voyages… In the final harrowing season of Star Trek: Enterprise, timelines collide as Captain Jonathan Archer and his crew rally with humans and other species to form the Federation and prevent intergalactic war. Starfleet and the crew of the Enterprise are put to the test as they fight to avoid a deadly virus on the ship, deal with an alternate “mirror” universe, battle radical alien factions, and...

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Star Trek back on TV?
Dec21

Star Trek back on TV?

It’s been a while since we saw Star Trek on TV. With the success of the new Star Trek films, CBS don’t have much appetite for creating a new series, but will fortunes turn the tide in 2016? With the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek franchise in 2016, and the 3rd ‘Star Trek’ film being released (in theory) the same year it would make sense to use the milestone opportunity to launch a ‘new frontier’ on TV. TV audiences haven’t...

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Boldly go where no satellite has gone before
Dec21

Boldly go where no satellite has gone before

Cayenne – The European Space Agency launched a new satellite, Thursday, which is expected to “boldly go where no satellite has gone before,” providing the most accurate three-dimensional map of our part of the Milky Way. “Space, the final frontier,” as declared by James T Kirk in Star Trek’s episode log, is slowly, but surely, being explored. Little by little humankind breaks down barriers. News...

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Happy Birthday Marc Stamper
Dec21

Happy Birthday Marc Stamper

Its Marc Stamper’s birthday today. Lets join together and wish him a happy birthday and thank him for all he does for the trekmate network. More info about Marc can be found here. Marc is one of our hosts on the Trekmate Podcast. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Marc Stamper. Happy Birthday to...

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George Takei loses video gaming virginity
Dec20

George Takei loses video gaming virginity

Say what you want about George Takei, but the man isn’t afraid to try new things. At the ripe old age of 76, the “Star Trek” icon and social media maven recently dived headfirst into the weird and wild world of video games. The result is a highly entertaining installment of Sci-Fi actress Felicia Day’s popular Web series about retro gaming, “Co-Optitude,” in which the two take “Mario Party...

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J.J. Abrams Rethinks ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” secret Villain
Dec20

J.J. Abrams Rethinks ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” secret Villain

Six months after the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams is ready to admit it: Maybe that whole “keeping the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character a secret” thing was a bit of a mistake after all. Talking to MTV, Abrams said that the reason for the secrecy surrounding Khan’s appearance in this summer’s Star Trek installment came from the studio. “It was so important to...

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