News Categories

Let Them Have... Cake!

“Data, sometimes a cake is just a cake.”-- Deanna Troi, “Phantasms”One of the ways that the creators of Star Trek help modern audiences identify with 23rd and 24th century characters is to show...

June 28, 2015

Anne Meara And Her Unusual Star Trek Connection

Writer and actress Anne Meara passed away on May 23, 2015, at age 85. A talented comedian, Meara was married to frequent acting partner Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years, with a career that spanned almost as long. ...

May 28, 2015

Star Trek IV: Did You Know That...

During April of 1986, I (John) was getting ready for final exams and couldn’t accompany my parents on a vacation they were taking to California. Little did I know my voluntary absence from that year’s fami...

May 04, 2015

Ba'ku to the Future

For more than 15 years we have had a soft spot for the Ba’ku culture created by Michael Piller for Star Trek: Insurrection. Likely our fascination for the serene agriculturalists grew out of our real-world field...

March 21, 2015

Star Trek Collectibles: Cute Trek

Over the decades, Star Trek characters and ships have all gotten the plush treatment, with some being made into teddy bears. One of the more recent offerings include the 2009 Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s Kirk an...

December 20, 2014

Captain Proton Collectibles

“Take a look around you. This is how the twentieth century saw the future. We are studying sociology!” -- Tom Paris responding to criticism about his holodeck creation, Captain Proton, in the Voyager episo...

November 08, 2014

Star Trek... At The Movies

Movie theaters have been featured in several episodes of the different versions of Star Trek. These theaters were often used to illuminate something about a particular character. For example, movie nights (sometimes o...

October 25, 2014

Spockanalia -- The First Star Trek Fanzine

In 1968, Gene Roddenberry called it “required reading” and he communicated that it was given to “every new writer, and anyone who makes decisions on show policy.” What was this influential it? ...

October 20, 2014

Who Didn't Love Larami's Star Trek: TMP Tie-in Products?

There has never been a Star Trek film that resulted in as much merchandise when it premiered as Star Trek: The Motion Picture. When the film opened 35 years ago, on December 7, 1979, the anticipation among fans was pa...

October 09, 2014

Did Star Wars' Success Spur Paramount To "Go" on ST:TMP?

Maria Jose and John Tenuto, in previous guest blogs about the history of Star Trek, took a look at how newspapers covered the television versions of Star Trek during the 1960s and 1970s. Today, they look at how newspa...

October 04, 2014

Older