design
The Starship Enterprise Looks Great Decked Out in Mid-Century Design

Subterranean captains' chairs, rounded counters for flight-monitoring, perfectly-pastels in the crew's uniforms: Midcentury Herman Miller and Eames furnishings look perfect on the Starship Enterprise. Take a minute to check out these throwback posters and you'll be daydreaming a Captain Kirk shaking you an out-of-this-world gin martini. [MattWileyArt via Retroist] Read More >>

virtual reality
Star Trek Voyager Oculus Rift Demo Wows Fully Immersed Fans

Put on your officially licensed Captain Janeway playsuit, there's an amazing new Oculus Rift demo in town. This one recreates the deck of a Voyager-era starship, and, to add even more of a thrill to the immersion, pressing "e" lets you shoot off a photon torpedo. Read More >>

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Buy a Star Trek Movie Double Pack for £12.99 With This "Spock-tacular" Deal of the Day

Even though one Star Trek actor is being a thunderous crackpot by talking about the sun revolving around the Earth, not everyone involved in the franchise is a lunatic. The fans are all mental, granted, for fizzing all over the repressed sexual tension between Spock and Kirk and dressing up like Klingons, who themselves look like a human-Cornish pasty hybrid. Read More >>

medical
NASA is Working on Star Trek Healing Devices

NASA and Texas-based company GRoK Technologies will work on the development of new "breakthrough products," non-invasive medical technologies designed to "regenerate bone and muscle tissues." It really sounds like something out of Star Trek, but "it's not just sci-fi anymore." Read More >>

gadgets
All of the Real Life Technologies That Star Trek Predicted

Believe it or not, over the years the Star Trek writers have predicted everything from tablets, to Google Glass, to even 3D printers. Of course the replicators aboard the USS Enterprise were far more advanced than even the most cutting-edge 3D printers we have now, but it's only a matter of time before a mug of piping hot Earl Grey tea is just a voice command away. [YouTube via Tastefully Offensive] Read More >>

infrastructure
The Eye-Popping Science Fiction of Freight Yards at Night

The CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal is not a film set from the next Star Trek, but a logistics hub through which nearly 50 million tonnes of freight passes every year. Read More >>

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How Star Trek Architects Built the San Francisco of the Future

Still! Building the San Francisco of the future was a unique conceptual and architectural challenge for the CGI whizzes on the film. This peek into the design process gives a good idea of just what it takes to build a city that doesn't exist yet.   [YouTube] Read More >>

movies
The Effects For Star Trek: ID Were Even More Special Than Cumberbatch

Update: Sadly the video itself is now private and doesn't seem to be available anywhere else. If it pops back up you'll be the first to know. Read More >>

desired
Every Original Star Trek Episode as a Vintage Movie Poster

So Into Darkness was fun, but there's nothing quite like the classics that started the whole thing off. If you're into them, Juan Ortiz has a treat for you: each of the original 80 episodes as a righteous vintage poster. Read More >>

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Watch People Get Pranked into Thinking Star Trek Teleportation Is Real

Teleportation is perhaps the dreamiest sci-fi invention ever imagined so it's no surprise that when a Star Trek-style Transporter pops up in a middle of a mall and promises real life teleportation, a crowd forms to ooh and ahh and secretly hope that it's real (no matter how unreal it is). Illusionist Scott Penrose created this teleportation prank that had people believing in all things Trekkie. Read More >>

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Simon Pegg Mocks Trek Actors With "Neutron Cream" Gag

Due to the possible health implications of dealing with the "lasers" used on the film set of the new Star Trek film, our boy Simon Pegg decided to invent a product called Neutron Cream and convinced the crew, including posho Benedict Cumberbatch, to cream up. Read More >>

movies
Cut-Away Enterprise Model Makes It Way Easier To Build Your Own Starship

If you've tried and failed to build your own starship to explore the universe, it's maybe because you just didn't have a thorough understanding of how a craft like the U.S.S. Enterprise worked. So if you've got it in you to try one more time, this cutaway model of Kirk's pride and joy should give you all the insight you need to build a ship capable of traveling at the speed of light. Read More >>

toys
How Did It Take So Long to Make a Star Trek Phaser Laser Pointer?

Combining a simple red laser pointer with a Star Trek phaser toy seems so incredibly obvious, but apparently it's taken this long for a clever entrepreneur to put those pieces together and come up with this adorable keychain that actually fires a glowing blast. That, or it's taken years to negotiate the Star Trek licensing rights. Read More >>

gaming
Someone Needs to Make This 8-Bit Abrams Star Trek Video Game Right Now

There's a very good chance that if you're a fan of Star Trek, you're also a fan of video games. And even if you didn't grow up in a time when 8-bit graphics were mind-blowing, it's still easy to love this condensed re-telling of J.J. Abram's first Star Trek movie as told via the original NES. Read More >>

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Watch Christmas Lights Recreate Star Trek's 'Beam Me Up Scotty' Effect

Even non-Star Trek fans have dreamed about teleporting away to space by just saying Beam Me Up, Scotty. And though it's unlikely to ever happen in our lifetimes (prove me wrong smart people!), the special effects maestro Shanks FX has cooked up a slick way to recreate the Star Trek teleportation effect with Christmas lights. Read More >>

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Is This a Real Picture or a Frame from a JJ Abrams Movie?

That's not the USS Vengeance going supercritical, thankfully, just the massive 4.6 billion-year-old nuclear fusion reaction that is our Sun. A member of Expedition 36, the newly installed ISS crew, snapped this impressive shot as the station recently passed over Minnesota. Read More >>

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