Saving the Galaxy, One Quadrant and Sector at a Time

For a certain type Star Trek fan, this is the coolest thing ever — Emanuele Bolognesi has taken the original, classic 1970s quadrant-sector Super Star Trek computer game and melded it with the interface of Interplay’s Star Trek 25th-Anniversary, resulting in the perfect marriage of gameplay and aesthetics. I discovered it last night, through anContinue reading “Saving the Galaxy, One Quadrant and Sector at a Time”

The Mysterious Shapeshifting USS Surak

If you were to ask a Star Trek fan on the street, “What happened between Star Trek III and Star Trek IV?” you would almost certainly be told, “Not much of anything. Kirk and crew spent their time on Vulcan after Spock’s resurrection on the Genesis Planet.” But a knowledgeable fan will tell you somethingContinue reading “The Mysterious Shapeshifting USS Surak”

Where No Bounty Hunter Has Gone Before

I saw this on Facebook this afternoon. Star Trek. Boba Fett. Star Trek: Boba Fett. Let’s interrogate this. A typo, obviously. But! Imagine for a moment. Boba Fett, the galaxy far, far away’s greatest bounty hunter, tossed through time and space into the 24th-century where he has to do what he does best to survive,Continue reading “Where No Bounty Hunter Has Gone Before”

Remaking an Ebook Cover

When I was in college, I read Jean Airey’s legendary novella, The Doctor and the Enterprise. Written in the 1970s, it was a crossover between Star Trek (near the end of the Five Year Mission) and Doctor Who (between “The Deadly Assassin” and “The Face of Evil”). The text had been uploaded by Airey toContinue reading “Remaking an Ebook Cover”

Two New Star Trek Trailers

Over the weekend at San Diego Comic Con, two new Star Trek trailers debuted. While I’ve worked in the comics industry for over twelve years, I’ve not had the pleasure — or misfortune — of attending San Diego. First up, the trailer for Star Trek: Picard, the CBS All Access series about Jean-Luc Picard, withContinue reading “Two New Star Trek Trailers”

William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Lost Friendships

William Shatner published a new autobiography this week, Live Long and… What I Learned Along the Way. In the book, Shatner reveals that, when Leonard Nimoy died in 2015, he didn’t attend Nimoy’s funeral because of a Red Cross fundraiser in Florida scheduled for the same night as the funeral but because he had beenContinue reading “William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Lost Friendships”

Patrick Stewart’s Return to Star Trek

Patrick Stewart is returning to Star Trek. Announced at the Star Trek Las Vegas convention, Stewart will be appearing in a Star Trek series set roughly twenty years after the last Star Trek: The Next Generation film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, and will explore a new chapter in Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s life. People have spentContinue reading “Patrick Stewart’s Return to Star Trek”

Strange New Cybertronian Civilizations

Yesterday IDW Publishing announced their next Star Trek comic book crossover, Star Trek vs. Transformers. And, for a fun twist, it’s a crossover that uses the style and characters of Star Trek: The Animated Series, melding the Filmation Star Trek look of the 1970s with the Sunbow Animation Transformers look of the 1980s. According toContinue reading “Strange New Cybertronian Civilizations”