First Mobile Phone Call Made 41 Years Ago Today

Captain Kirk never actually said, "Beam me up, Scotty,” but if he did he would have said it on his communicator. Warp drive, holodecks and replicators still dazzle us, but back when Star Trek first aired a lo...

April 03, 2014

Ten Best Multi-Character Performances by Star Trek Actors

Leonard Nimoy is Spock. His second book says so right in the title. (Pay no attention to the title of his first book for the purposes of this argument.) He is a singular actor associated exclusively with an iconic rol...

March 05, 2014

One Trek Mind: Happy Birthday, King Abdullah!

Star Trek has played host to all sorts of life forms: Vulcans, Klingons, members of the Q Continuum. But what about constitutional monarchs? The second-season Voyager episode “Investigations” did just that...

January 30, 2014

ONE TREK MIND: Remembering Voyager's "Prototype"

This week back in 1996 we were midway through season two of Voyager, and up popped an episode that acts, I feel, as a solid litmus test for hardcore fans. A hardcore fan, you see, is a bit more willing to “go wi...

January 15, 2014

One Trek Mind: Benjamin Sisko -- Son of a God?

To the hardcore, outlier Star Trek fan who answers “TOS vs. TNG” with a resounding “DS9!” the first week of January is a special time. January 2nd, 1993, was when we first met Captain (then Com...

January 02, 2014

One Trek Mind: Top 10 Uses of the Vulcan Nerve Pinch

On the last episode of One Trek Mind we took a look [http://www.startrek.com/article/one-trek-mind-could-the-vulcan-nerve-pinch-really-work] at one of the key things that made Star Trek so appealing to me as a young l...

December 19, 2013

One Trek Mind: Could The Vulcan Nerve Pinch Really Work?

As a very small child first becoming aware of Star Trek there were only a few things I knew about Mr. Spock: he had pointy ears, he had green blood and he could zap you unconscious just by pinching your neck. I didn't...

December 06, 2013

One Trek Mind: Deciphering "Darmok"

Arguments about what is the best Star Trek episode can get heated and go on late into the night - I should know, I've been there. Moreover, I can be easily swayed. “The City on the Edge of Forever?” &ldquo...

November 20, 2013

One Trek Mind: A Look Back At Voyager's Journey To Hell

When I meet a dismissive jerk who learns that I write a column about Star Trek called One Trek Mind they always ask “do you speak Klingon?” This is the socially acceptable way for an adult to give me a wed...

November 06, 2013

StarTrek.com Checks Out The Stewart-McKellen Times Talk

The setting was noticeably different from Comic-Con. Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, the septuagenerian bro-mancers of Shakespeare and science fiction, stepped away from taking TwitPics for a few minutes to...

October 31, 2013

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