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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Sci-fi fans help Red Cross
Dec20

Sci-fi fans help Red Cross

Blood will flow when fans of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” rally their supporters later this month. At least that’s the hope for the upcoming American Red Cross blood drive that pits supporters of the two popular entertainment franchises against each other to see who can turn out the most donors. The Galaxy Blood Drive is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the donor center at 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. “This is a great event...

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The Stars of The Hobbit Read The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Dec19

The Stars of The Hobbit Read The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

The cast of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug recently did a reading of the lyrics to Leonard Nimoy’s Tolkien tribute. While he’s undeniably best known for his role as Commander Spock, Leonard Nimoy has nonetheless had a long and relatively diverse career. One need look no further than The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins for evidence of that. Released in 1968 on his Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy music album, it’s an odd but...

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Will we ever create our own sun?
Dec18

Will we ever create our own sun?

In this year’s film Star Trek: Into Darkness, Captain Kirk risks his life to save the Enterprise by entering the ship’s warp core. It may be Hollywood science fiction, but the scene was filmed inside the very real fusion target chamber of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California. Rather than inventing light speed travel, though, the team of NIF researchers are hard at work trying to make something equally...

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Sigmo – The Universal Translator
Dec18

Sigmo – The Universal Translator

Ever since Star Trek explained away how all alien races could speak English through a piece of future tech called the Universal Translator, technology companies have worked to create just such a device. One may have succeeded in developing a 1.0 version with the Sigmo. The Sigmo is a small, pillbox-sized device equipped with a microphone and speaker, but with a cloud-connected twist. Select the language you’d like to translate...

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