Kirk returns to space
Dec07

Kirk returns to space

Sci-fi and sci-fact will collided on Thursday, when the Orion — NASA’S next-generation spacecraft — blasted into space for a test flight. The unmanned craft will carry into space with it sci-fi collectibles/memorabilia, much of it provided by celebrities, as well as historic artifacts. So, in addition to a Marvel challenge coin (provided by Jon Favreau), Sesame Street‘s Slimey the Worm, one of Cookie...

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Roberto Orci Out As ‘Star Trek 3′ Director
Dec07

Roberto Orci Out As ‘Star Trek 3′ Director

Roberto Orci is out as director of the next Star Trek film from Paramount Pictures. Orci, who co-wrote both the 2009 reboot and 2013 sequel with his partner Alex Kurtzman, was set to take over the reigns of the Star Trek film franchise from J.J. Abrams, after he signed on to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While the reason for Orci’s departure is still unclear, sources close to TrekNews.net report rumblings of Paramount’s...

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Enterprise in Space
Nov10

Enterprise in Space

The multi-pronged mission of the Enterprise In Space project is to design, build, fly, and eventually return to Earth an orbiter containing student experiments.  This project will be a tribute to the many great visionaries of science and science fiction.  It will demonstrate and pioneer new technologies while inspiring and encouraging space enterprise.  It will promote the development of educational curricula and activities...

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The Wesley Hoodie
Nov09

The Wesley Hoodie

OK, admit it: You’ve dissed Wesley Crusher forever and a half, but now that ThinkGeek has just introduced a Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley Crusher Uniform Hoodie, you want one sooooo bad. It’s not a problem; we promise we won’t tell anyone, though what you do and say once someone recognizes you in the Wesley hoodie… well, you’re on your own there. The Wesley Crusher hoodie is light grey below, with...

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Red Shirt Diaries
Nov04

Red Shirt Diaries

This week THE RED SHIRT DIARIES launched an IndieGoGo campaign in order to fund a second season of adventures! We are aiming to get 19 more episodes in the can. That would finish out the rest of the episodes left in TOS season 1. The direct link to THE RED SHIRT DIARIES IndieGoGo campaign is here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-red-shirt-diaries-season-2/x/9009069 We understand that not everyone can donate to the show, but if...

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Nichelle Nichols Stopped at LAX After Companion Found With Meth
Nov02

Nichelle Nichols Stopped at LAX After Companion Found With Meth

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols was briefly stopped at LAX Friday, after meth fell out of her travelling companion’s suitcase. The actress, whom Trekies know as Lt. Uhura from the 1960s TV series, was reportedly at the American Airlines terminal with a male companion in his 20s, when his suitcase fell, opened and a bag of drugs popped out. The suitcase in question reportedly had Nichols’ name and tags on it, but law...

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Bank of England wants to Boldly Go
Oct30

Bank of England wants to Boldly Go

Bank of England Chief Economist Andrew Haldane dreams of sitting in a Star Trek-style chair, staring at a bank of electronic screens. But he isn’t imagining exploring strange new worlds or seeking new life and new civilizations. This captain wants to warp through the alien galaxy that is the global economy. And he’s looking for trouble. Mr. Haldane, one of central banking’s big thinkers, revealed his futuristic dream Wednesday in a...

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Fashionably Late in the 24th Century -by Rick Austin @EvolvedRick
Oct20

Fashionably Late in the 24th Century -by Rick Austin @EvolvedRick

Star Trek has offered us some of the coolest things in sci-fi television and movies. It’s given us transporters and technobabble, great action stories and tales of intrigue, adventure and comedy. It’s shown a positive view of the future, where people can learn to look beyond their prejudices and work for the betterment of humankind. It’s been inspiring while still entertaining us. But there’s an area where it...

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Holodeck coming soon?
Oct10

Holodeck coming soon?

Instead of measuring innovation in terms of new products or services, maybe it’s time to start measuring innovation in terms of how companies change our perceptions of reality. Before virtual reality and augmented reality, there was simulated reality, immersive virtual reality, mixed reality and artificial reality. All of these iterations of “reality” represented new ways of viewing the world. Now Microsoft Research has...

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Tricorder XPRIZE
Oct06

Tricorder XPRIZE

The Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE is a $10 million global competition to stimulate innovation and integration of precision diagnostic technologies, helping consumers make their own reliable health diagnoses anywhere, anytime. The dire need for improvements in health and healthcare in the U.S. has captured the attention of government, industry, and private citizens for years. But a viable solution has yet evaded one of the most...

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