A debate broke out over at Foreign Policy magazine when John Arquilla, a professor of defense analysis, argued that the Prime Directive should be our model for non-intervention in Syria. Now Foreign Policy writer Michael Peck has a snappy rejoinder, arguing that Kirk would join the revolutionaries. »
William Shatner invaded Seth MacFarlane's opening Oscars sketch to add a science fiction plot line to the Academy Awards. Captain James T. Kirk (suspiciously wearing his admiral's uniform and sounding less like Shatner doing Kirk than Shatner doing grumpy Shatner) traveled back in time to prevent MacFarlane from being … »
Over at our favorite pop culture journal Hilobrow, there is a recently-completed collection of fascinating short essays called "Kirk Your Enthusiasm." Each essay focuses on one memorable scene featuring Captain Kirk, whether in the original series, the animated series, or the films (including an essay by yours truly… »
James Tiberius Kirk: lover, explorer, chanteur, a veritable 23rd-century bon vivant. Captain Kirk has many fine traits, but his martial prowess is perhaps most deserving of our fear and respect. Here are 10 fighting maneuvers that should be enshrined by Starfleet as "The Decalogue of Whooping Ass." »
Vintage department store costumes followed a strangely predictable formula: soulless plastic mask + psychedelic torso art with the character's face again (for absolutely no reason). Here are some of your favorite scifi characters looking like narcissistic lunatics. First off, we have the Alien. It's like he was his own … »
The battle of the Summer Glaus was long and fierce — but we're calling it. River Tam vanquished her robotic twin, Cameron. But how will River do against the man who doesn't believe in the no-win situation: James T. Kirk? »
The number of times you can say "I thought you were dead!" in science fiction is probably only rivaled by characters in soap operas. In honor of Easter, here are eleven of the best resurrections.
Some new details about the starships in the new Star Trek movie have come out — and they answer a major nagging question about the movie's over-arching plot. It seems as though we'll be getting to see a variety of types of ships, including one you might not have expected. Details (and spoilers) ahead. »
They yell at you and fire you twice a day. They insist that a five-day job should only take five hours. They flip-flop and then blame you for their mistakes. Star Trek's captains model all kinds of bad boss behavior, but luckily they also show us what to do with a boss who's out of touch with reality. »
Anyone who reads comic books knows that no one is ever really dead. Every character from Superman to Green Lantern has returned to life from the whereverafter they went to when sales figures dropped. Plus every zombie movie ever made brings your loved one back from the beyond, although they are never quite the same.… »
The Star Trek movie is looking more like a comedy all the time. John Cho (Harold from Harold and Kumar) will play Sulu, and Simon Pegg (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) will play Scotty. Also, Christopher Pine is still trying to decide between playing Kirk and starring in cop movie White Jazz. Still uncast: Doctor McCoy,… »
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Vitals: A paramilitary science squad in color-coded pajamas grapples (and sometimes makes whoopie) with… »