Pluto
Jul14

Pluto

Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has made the first visit to Pluto, speeding past at 14km per second. Earlier, the space agency released the most detailed picture yet as it hurtled towards the dwarf planet on Tuesday. The probe was set to grab more images and other data as it passed just 12,500km from the little world at 11:50 GMT (12:50 BST). The spacecraft is currently out of contact with Earth as it continues its observations....

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Transparent Aluminium
Jul07

Transparent Aluminium

In 1986 the secret of transparent Aluminium was leaked to scientists by Montgomery Scott, well scientist have been busy and this is now a reality. While the U.S. Navy is busy with the development of a new bulletproof material called Spinel, Surmet Corporation is already commercially producing its own version called ALON®. Technically known as aluminum oxynitride, Star Trek fans may be more familiar with the term “transparent aluminum”...

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Become a Starfleet Cadet
Jul05

Become a Starfleet Cadet

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, a brand-new interactive exhibit which uses the Star Trek franchise as a springboard to teach visitors about science and technology, will make its world debut at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) in Ottawa, Canada, on May 26, 2016. Visitors can become Starfleet cadets, attempt to beat the Kobayashi Maru test and pilot a starship from an active bridge. “We are very proud to be...

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For the Love of Spock
Jun22

For the Love of Spock

For the Love of Spock is a documentary that Adam Nimoy hopes to make about his father and Spock. For more information see https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/adamnimoy/for-the-love-of-spock-a-documentary-film  

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Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke
Jun04

Nichelle Nichols has suffered a mild stroke

Nichelle Nichols facebook page is displaying the following message. Official Statement Last night while at her home in LA, Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke. She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts. Nichelle Nichols played Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek TV show. Will update with more news when I have it. Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan...

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How to build captain Kirk’s chair
May17

How to build captain Kirk’s chair

Mythbusting mega-nerd Adam Savage got inspired on eBay one night and purchased a Star Trek captain’s chair. But what arrived was a disappointing, inaccurate mess. Not to be defeated, he built his own based on a series of fan blueprints. It has working electronics on board, a bevy of sound effects, and “99 percent” authenticity. Warning: This video is almost 40 minutes long, but it’s an exhaustive guide to...

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Remembering Grace Lee Whitney, 1930-2015
May04

Remembering Grace Lee Whitney, 1930-2015

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Grace Lee Whitney, who played Yeoman Janice Rand on Star Trek: The Original Series, in several of the TOS features and also on Star Trek: Voyager. According to her family, the actress and singer died on May 1 at the age of 85, passing away peacefully in her home in Coarsegold, California. Whitney, a blue-eyed blond beauty, represented one of Star Trek’s greatest cautionary tales and also...

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The Battle Bridge can not post this week, open to see why.
Apr20

The Battle Bridge can not post this week, open to see why.

Hello everyone.  I am very sorry to report we are unable to post a show this week.  Our guest was unavailable, forcing us to postpone until next week.  I was planning to repost a previous show, but my niece was married this past weekend and I was a groomsman.  Then to make matters worse a friend of my from childhood was killed in an explosion at his job. We will be recording Shades of Crap….sorry I mean, Shades of Gray on Friday...

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New TV Series idea
Apr05

New TV Series idea

After much talk, could Star Trek TV series finally materialize? This is not the first time we have heard of such a thing but if this report from Latino Review is to be believed, the series which had its finest moments under Gene Roddenberry ages ago could finally return to the boob tube. The question now is who would make up the production team? There is talk as well that familiar names tied up with the sci-fi movies to date are among...

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Adam Nimoy to direct documentary about his father
Apr05

Adam Nimoy to direct documentary about his father

Star Trek fans mourning the death of Leonard Nimoy last month can take some solace from the news that the actor’s son, Adam Nimoy, is planning a documentary about his father’s life. For the Love of Spock will focus on the character that defined Nimoy’s career: Spock, the half-alien, half-human officer whose cooly philosophical outlook helped shape the moral code of the Starship Enterprise. The father and son team were working on the...

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