One Trek Mind LIVE in Las Vegas -- A Recap

I write to you awaiting transport. No, Montgomery Scott is not picking me up in a shuttle craft to offer me a slow, sensual tour of the refit Enterprise. I'm merely at McCarran International Airport, leaving Las Vegas...

August 06, 2014

One Trek Mind LIVE in Las Vegas -- A Preview

People of Earth! Turn your attention toward the desert, in the strange state of Nevada where everything – even listening to Celine Dion – is legal. It is time once again for the Creation Entertainment Off...

July 30, 2014

ONE TREK MIND: The Galactic Barrier

Here on Earth, and in our time period of relative medievalism (thanks for the insult, Dr. McCoy), we sometimes complain about “hitting the wall.” But the exhaustion from work, commuting and dealing with pa...

June 10, 2014

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

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