Space – The final frontier…
Now, quickly: What other four-word expression is so commonly known in English-speaking cultures? What pop culture-based reference is so universally known, including by an entire generation who has never seen a first-run episode bearing Gene Roddenberry’s famous lines. In the future, perhaps in those shiny and sleek centuries of which the various Star Trek stories have made us ponder, the Star Trek series and movies will go down as 20th-century America’s key contribution to world entertainment, and “Space – the final frontier” is the USA’s “to be or not to be.”
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The latest news on the TV series, movies, people and worlds of Star Trek
Twenty-two years ago today, Deep Space Nine—at the height of its dark, complex, morally nuanced depiction of war, and the impact it has on utopia—delivered a poignant ...Source: io9.gizmodo.com
One of the remaining struggles with making virtual reality experiences feel more ‘real’ is the lack of tangible interactions between the user and objects that only exist in VR...Source: gizmodo.com
Is Star Trek's iconic introduction quote - "to boldly go" - actually grammatically incorrect? The line features at the front of episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: ...Source: screenrant.com
Joe and Anthony Russo, the directors of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, are assembling the Avengers one more time. Their mission? To fundraise for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris...Source: themarysue.com
Being an astronaut of the 2020s will be completely different than it was for any astronaut that came before, a panel of spaceflyers told the virtual International Astronautical Congress Wednesday (...Source: space.com
A stunning 50-metre runaway try from Upper Central thwarted a late Vulcans comeback, resigning the Auckland side to a 18-14 loss in the opening game of the National ...Source: scoop.co.nz
If there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here...Source: io9.gizmodo.com
As the surviving heroes and villains of the DCeased DC Universe have banded together to retake their world from the ravenous anti-living, the horror-fueled miniseries has had the ...Source: cbr.com
AIRBUS has been selected by the European Space Agency as one of the two primes for the definition phase of the European Large Logistic Lander (EL3)...Source: leaderlive.co.uk
Although it’s been a few months since their initial disagreement, George Takei has now responded to William Shatner’s criticism of his account of on-set tensions...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
Writer, director, and producer Alex Kurtzman has stated that he has a six-year plan for the future of his Star Trektelevision series for CBS...Source: screenrant.com
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and SpaceX are getting the Hollywood treatment from HBO and Free Association, heartthrob actor Channing Tatum's production company...Source: foxbusiness.com
The show will take place on Friday at 9 p.m. ET following a cast Q&A moderated by director Thomas Kail...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
Netflix's Vampires vs...Source: cbr.com
Netflix has acquired yet another animated show in the action-adventure series Blue Eye Samurai, which currently boasts a voice cast that includes Star Trek and Heroes alumni...Source: cbr.com
A soul looks down on Earth and has decided that life isn’t worth living. Another soul arrives in The Great Before and doesn’t want to stay...Source: lrmonline.com
U.S. Presidential candidate Joe Biden will host a Star Trek-themed fundraising dinner, with appearances by franchise luminaries like George Takei and Patrick Stewart...Source: comicbook.com
Have some fun and safe plans for Halloween this year? Here are three aliens from Star Trek you can use as a palet for your Halloween fun...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Cory Gardner's 'Big Idea': Keep pace with China in the space race and prevent it from stealing American IP
The Big Idea is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot – what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price was not ...Source: foxnews.com
Netflix's The Boys in the Bandcould prove to be this year's Marriage Story...Source: screenrant.com
It was a genuine shock when Dahj was killed at the climax of the first episode of Star Trek: Picard...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
Nasa’s first new space toilet in decades — a $23m titanium facility better suited for women — is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before eventually ...Source: irishexaminer.com
Nasa’s first new space toilet in decades — a 23 million dollar (£18 million) titanium facility better suited for women — is getting a not-so-dry run at the International ...Source: leaderlive.co.uk
The “it” writer Ronald D. Moore is referring to is his script for the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation season four episode, “Family...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
Nasa’s first new space potty in decades – a US$23 million (NZ$35 million) titanium toilet better suited for women – is getting a not-so-dry run at the ...Source: stuff.co.nz
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…
That’s the starship Enterprise, Enterprise-A, -B, -C, -D, -E and mark 1. Also the starships Voyager, Discovery, Defiant, Excelsior and Shenzhou. Since the days of cardboard backdrops and rubber monsters, Star Trek has expanded over a half-century to encompass what was subsequently been habitually called a “universe” of characters, places, mythology, politics and history. Through six television series and 13 feature films, the ST universe has grown like a malevolent nebula from the series, the franchise’s expansion across the globe similar to the story’s own Federation spreading throughout the galaxy.
Star Trek Guide realizes that we can’t scratch the surface of the massive depth that is Star Trek in the later 2010s; we just want to share some of the enthusiasm and interest that this apparently infinitely malleable creation affords its fans. On the pages of the website, we’ll bring you lots of ST-flavored goodness, including essays, writeups, news, mini-reviews of all 721 televised Star Trek episodes to date, full reviews of all 13 movies and thorough critiques of the Discovery episodes as they happen.
(For the record, yours truly, who will be writing over 97% of all content on Star Trek Guide, has seen every episode of Star Trek to date – all but about one-fifth of Voyager and Enterprise season 3 more than once, and every ST:TNG about 14 times each.)
Its continuing mission…
And in the 50th anniversary year of the original Star Trek series, a seventh TV series was launched; Star Trek: Discovery debuted its premiere episode in September 2017 to rope in old devotees, the burgeoning audience for TV science-fiction and a wider demographic in general. As this is written, the typical initial enthusiasm for a new ST series – even Enterprise drew decent attention at first – has yet to prove staying power, but the diehards should certainly be able to keep Discovery in the skies for a good few years.
To explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations…
Sure, trippy aliens and stunning spacescapes are often the grabber for a new Star Trek viewer but nearly any ST fan will happily tell you that most of the best stories are character-driven. Well beyond the concepts, ideas and even plot twists remain the idolism of Spock, Kirk, Picard, Data, Worf, Sisko, Kira, Odo, Janeway, Seven, the EMH, Archer, Tucker, T’Pol, the Vulcans, the Klingons and just dusting the surface with the most popular favorites here: The point: Often the “strange new worlds” and “new life” are inner.
To boldly go where no one has gone before…
Like Star Trek itself, the first TV show to elicit and sustain what we today call a “cult following.” Or how The Original Series was one of the few in US TV history to be resurrected by fan outcry – doing so twice, if you count the creation of the Animated Series. Like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, an American movie that represented the first time a television production had made the jump to the big screen (Yes, I know about the 1966 Batman, but this was shot and released in tandem with the TV show with a teleplay as shooting script.)
Or like Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first big-budget TV production to start in syndication, and the first to become no. 1 in syndication with its inaugural episode. Or Deep Space Nine, one of American TV’s most successful spinoffs, but more importantly the only show featuring an African-American lead on US airwaves at the time. Even Star Trek: Enterprise earned an interesting first as the first-ever prequel TV show.
Finally, in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery becomes the first mainstream network television program launched in online-only format.
Sometimes Star Trek Guide wonders if the Star Trek franchise will slowly disppear from the collective consciousness in the 21st century, the way former pop culture giants such as the Lone Ranger and Tarzan faded as relics of days gone by. The adaptation of this franchise to the times from the 1960s to present give one hope for Star Trek’s continuing vibrancy, but the excitement and satisfaction of fans really drives the show.
Fingers crossed for Discovery, and enjoy your time here at StarTrekGuide.com!