We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. » 3/31/15 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am

io9 March Madness Championship Round: Star Wars vs. Star Trek!

In a way this was inevitable, wasn't it? As we moved closer and closer to the finals, it became clear that everything else was just distractions from another chapter in a debate that's raged for decades: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. » 3/30/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

A New Type of Dyson Sphere May Be Nearly Impossible to Detect

Over fifty years ago, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed an awesome, if slightly insane, idea: That an advanced alien civilization might construct a massive, energy-harvesting sphere around its star, and bunk up inside. » 3/28/15 7:30pm Saturday 7:30pm

Too Bad, That Rumor About A New Star Trek TV Show Is Absolutely False

We'd all love to see a brand new Star Trek TV series, as the show warps towards its 50th anniversary. Almost everyone agrees Trek belongs on television, where thoughtful stories and optimism can flourish. But the latest rumor about a Star Trek TV show in the works? Is absolutely 100 percent false. » 3/28/15 11:22am Saturday 11:22am

Which "Lovable" Villain Is Actually Terrifying When You Think About It?

Science fiction and fantasy are full of straight-up scary villains. But then there are the lovable ones, who are too quirky and goofy to seem really threatening. They start to become part of the gang, even. But they're still horrible people. Which "lovable" villain is actually horrifying if you think about him or her? » 3/27/15 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

The 12 Plot Ideas That Every Single Classic TV Show Did To Death

Making a TV show is a terrible grind — especially back in the day, when shows were entirely made up of standalone episodes. So it's no wonder that so many classic shows reached for the same handful of plots, over and over. Here are 12 storylines you'll find in every old science fiction and fantasy show. » 3/27/15 1:46pm Friday 1:46pm

io9 March Madness Final 4: Trek vs. Doctor Who, Marvel vs. Star Wars!

Today are the semifinals for io9's March Madness: Movies vs. TV. That means it's time to make picks for the grand showdown on Monday. So who's going to be? Star Wars or the Marvel movies? Doctor Who or Star Trek? Time to vote! » 3/27/15 12:00pm Friday 12:00pm

Hilarious TV Ads From The Dawn Of The Home Computer Era

The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was still discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer — and this led to some truly outrageous TV ads. Check out the most hilarious and creative classic home computer ads ever made. » 3/26/15 3:29pm 3/26/15 3:29pm

8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… » 3/26/15 12:00pm 3/26/15 12:00pm

Simon Pegg Says Star Trek 3 Is About "Adventure And Optimism"

Some people were trepidatious when it was announced that Simon Pegg would be co-writing the script for the third Star Trek movie. But his description of Trek 3's tone should put everyone at ease — especially fans disappointed with the direction of the rebooted Trek universe so far. » 3/26/15 8:48am 3/26/15 8:48am

Watch ISS Astronauts Geek Out About Star Trek

The crew aboard the ISS conducted a long interview with radio station WTOP recently, covering everything from daily life aboard the ISS, to their Star Trek childhoods. » 3/16/15 4:06am 3/16/15 4:06am

You Can Now Buy a Real USS Enterprise Frisbee

In the grand tradition of April Fool's products turning into reality, the ThinkGeek NCC-1701 Enterprise (the original, of course) has now become reality. » 3/10/15 2:30am 3/10/15 2:30am

Star Trek: Ships Only

If you're looking for a detailed discussion of all the potential relationship pairings on the various Star Trek series look elsewhere. If you're looking for Star Trek spaceship porn this is the place. » 3/07/15 6:28pm 3/07/15 6:28pm

Star Trek Gets The Ultimate Concert For Its 50th Anniversary

Next year marks half a century since Star Trek debuted on NBC. I imagine we're in for a good deal of celebration and anniversary events, but the "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert will likely be one of the biggest — a 100-stop tour of live music from the TV series and movies, performed by a full orchestra. » 3/06/15 6:43am 3/06/15 6:43am

RIP Harve Bennett, Who Resurrected Star Trek On the Big Screen

Harve Bennett, who produced four Star Trek movies, The Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman died on Wednesday at the age of 84. It was because of Bennett that Wrath of Khan became a classic, and he should be remembered forever as one of heroes of science fiction. » 3/05/15 10:42pm 3/05/15 10:42pm

Star Trek Online's Memorial For Leonard Nimoy Is Here And Perfect

When Leonard Nimoy passed away last week, the internet was heaving with tributes for the Star Trek star. Now Nimoy has been immortalized in an official Star Trek product — the massively mulitiplayer role-playing game Star Trek Online. » 3/05/15 11:40am 3/05/15 11:40am

No, It's Not Illegal To "Spock" Your Fives In Canada

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy's death, a number of Canadians have taken to the practice of converting the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier on the Canadian $5 bill into the iconic image of Mr. Spock. According to the Bank of Canada, defacing bills is not illegal — but it's not without consequences. » 3/03/15 6:20am 3/03/15 6:20am

Syfy Will Air Five Hours Of Nimoy-Centric Programming Tomorrow

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How The Universe Is Saying Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away today. But his memory and legacy will live on forever in his fans and the lives of the people he touched — which is easy to see because right now because Twitter, Instagram and the rest of the Internet is teeming with touching Nimoy tributes. Here's how the world is responding. » 2/27/15 2:48pm 2/27/15 2:48pm