Archive - Dec 2009
Our dear Captain Picard is about to add another distinguished title to his name. Queen Elizabeth II is set to knight Patrick Stewart for his services to drama (and the universe, duh). Check out the article excerpt below.
Star Trek favourite Patrick Stewart is to be knighted in the New Year’s Honours list.
The screen and stage legend will receive the gong from the Queen for his services to drama.
Stewart’s award will cap an incredible career that has spanned 50 years of film and theatre.
Palace sources said the Queen is a huge fan of the 69-year-old, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Mythbusters, the popular TV series from the Discovery Channel, are know for disproving (or proving, depending on the outcome) of modern myths. From whether or not A penny dropped from a skyscraper lands with enough force to either kill a pedestrian on the sidewalk below or embed itself into the sidewalk, to if it is possible to bust out of a jail cell by trapping the gas released from a large stockpile of antacid tablets and water, the Mythbusters have taken on many of our modern day myths. CONTINUE READING >>
In the latest episode of The SciFi Diner Podcast, Star Trek writers Kevin Dilmore and Dayton Ward chat about the Golden Age of SciFi, their writing experiences, favorite aliens, and, of course, their Christmas lists. Tis the season! Be sure to check out the fun that Scott and Miles cook-up on The SciFi Diner Podcast.CONTINUE READING >>
We learned a bit of interesting info, apparently Star Trek Online's Klingon faction will be Player-vs-Player only when the game launches in February. Klingons also have their own special rank progression with different ship types available to different ranks. Check out the info below.
Klingon gameplay is one of Star Trek Online’s most unique features. It exists as an additional advancement path for players, and offers different gameplay options to players more interested in player-vs.-player combat.CONTINUE READING >>
A brand new comic featuring our favorite space statoin occupants was just released from IDW Publishing. We covered the announcement of Deep Space Nine: Fool's gold back in October and now you can get your hot little hands on a copy. Check out the story summary below from IDW.CONTINUE READING >>
Scientists at Yale University are in the process of creating a portable biomarker detector that will be able to identify signs of illness from a sample of blood within 20 minutes. The new device it expected to by about the size of a paperback book and is said to be reminiscent of our favorite SciFi device, the tricorder.
The sensor, which uses nanotechnology, is so accurate that it could pick up a grain of salt in a swimming pool, claim the researchers.
“Doctors could have these small, portable devices in their offices and get nearly instant readings,” said Dr Tarek Fahmy a biomedical engineer at Yale University.CONTINUE READING >>
Our friends over at DVD Geeks invited us, Jerad "Hey Star Trek!" Formby, Dayton Ward, Miles McLoughlin and Larry Nemecek to submit 3 of our favorite episodes from season 3 of TOS. We had to include "Spock's Brain" and "The Way to Eden". Come on, space hippies, what's not to love?! High fives! Be sure to check out the full article link below and spread the trek love!CONTINUE READING >>
A brand new episode of our favorite podcast, Trekcast, is available for your listening pleasure. This week, David and Darren talk all about Lwaxana Troi and more specifically their love for Majel Roddenberry. We love and miss Majel and they guys from Trekcast pay great respect to the first lady of Trek. It's definitely worth a listen.CONTINUE READING >>
It's the holiday season and what better way to celebrate than with your good friends from the Enterprise. No bloody A, B, C, or D. Found via Make.com, Trek Fans at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have put together a fantastic LED menorah using the Star Trek: TOS PEZ set.CONTINUE READING >>