"Vulcan" has won Pluto's moon-naming poll!

When we last told you about the SETI-sponsored poll asking the public to help christen two of Pluto's as-yet unnamed moons, "Vulcan" held a significant lead. Now, after weeks of online ballot casting, the namesake of Spock's home planet has been named the clear winner, with a total of 450,324 votes cast since February… » 2/26/13 10:40am 2/26/13 10:40am

Have Trekkies taken over the voting on the naming of Pluto's new moons?

Last week we reported on a SETI initiative allowing the public to vote on their favorite names for Pluto's 4th and 5th moons. The voting is scheduled to close on February 25th, after which time the top names will be presented to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for consideration. Initially, SETI provided a… » 2/19/13 6:20am 2/19/13 6:20am

Vulcan ear earrings add bling to your cosplay

For the Vulcan looking to add a little glitz to their pon farr preparations, jewelry designer Raja Gondkar has created these shimmering pointed earrings. And these earrings aren't just for aspiring vulcans and elves; they won Gondkar the prize for Best Overall Design in bridal wear at the 9th Indian Jewellery Design… » 12/15/12 10:00am 12/15/12 10:00am

Science fiction travel posters help you pick your next off-planet…

We love these simple but stylish interplanetary tourism posters by Dean Walton. Who wants a vintage poster of New York when they can have an ad for Mars, Vulcan, Pandora, or even the less popular retreat of LV-426? » 10/04/12 7:35am 10/04/12 7:35am

30 Characters Who Survived Their Planet's Destruction

It's the ultimate loss - the destruction of your entire planet, and science fiction is full of characters who have had to live through this unimaginable tragedy. Warning! At least one truly massive spoiler ahead... » 5/16/09 10:00am 5/16/09 10:00am

Star Trek's Vulcan Towers Stand Tall, Logically

We got hold of a few images from the J.J. Abrams Star Trek trading cards, including Sarek and this glimpse of the Vulcan towers. And will someone will please decode my Trekker T-shirts? » 4/02/09 8:00am 4/02/09 8:00am

Decorate Your Desktop with a Vulcan Pinup Hottie

Artist Jesus Diaz has whipped up a lovely little present for your eyes this Friday: A sexy pinup of a Vulcan babe who looks a lot like Bette Page. » 3/27/09 8:41am 3/27/09 8:41am

Is The New U.S. President An Android Or A Vulcan?

We were so inspired by this morning's inauguration, we went scouring the internet for otherworldly images of our new president. And we found tons of Vulcan Obama and "Robama" images. So wait, which is he? » 1/20/09 12:00pm 1/20/09 12:00pm

Let Vulcan Have Its Star Trek

While many people may be excited about J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, few are as excited as the residents of the Canadian town Vulcan, who are depending on the movie to improve their tourism prospects. » 1/19/09 7:30am 1/19/09 7:30am

Top Ten Most Realistic Planets in Science Fiction

One of the worst examples of unrealistic science in movies is the overly simple alien planet. Oftentimes, our heroes will visit the desert planet, or the Irish planet. But the best extraterrestrial worlds in science fiction are the ones with variety and a realistic ecosystem. They have cities as well as countryside,… » 6/11/08 1:55pm 6/11/08 1:55pm


It's Spock's crib, and who doesn't want to hang out with Spock? True, a lot of the land is dangerous and a little unfriendly but the good Vulcans are smarter than you and have built glorious cities, with a very unique architectural style, and forested wildlife preserves for you to play in. All nearby provinces are… » 6/11/08 1:36pm 6/11/08 1:36pm