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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 09, 2019 at 01:15. 14 comments

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Who’d win in a fight, H. Jon Benjamin, a Starfleet officer, or some Tribbles? We’re about to find out, but frankly, I think I’m on team Tribble.

CBS just dropped the next trailer for the second episode in the latest batch of Star Trek: Short Treks minisodes, after stealth-launching the new series at New York Comic Con this past weekend. “The Trouble With Edward” stars Archer’s Sterling...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 10 comments

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

When it was first announced that a new Star Trek animated series would be heading to Nickelodeon, a certain subsection of Star Trek fans began wringing their hands that this might be the point the franchise “dumbs itself down” to attract those gosh-darned youths. Well, good news: that’s not going to be the case.

Speaking to Trek Core at New York Comic Con this past weekend, producer and Star...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 12 comments

Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer

Breaking Down the Old Friends and New Secrets of Star Trek: Picard's Latest Trailer
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFOld friends. New worlds. Same old Seven of Nine kicking ass.Image: All images via CBS

Patrick Stewart beamed into the Javits Center for New York Comic Con this past weekend with a few friends and an absolutely incredible new look at Star Trek: Picard. Building on the complex world we saw established in its first...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Oct 06, 2019. 6 comments

Picard Is Coming This January, Here's Yet Another Fabulous Trailer

Picard Is Coming This January, Here's Yet Another Fabulous Trailer
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Our favorite captain returns in winter.

As just revealed at the New York Comic Con Star Trek panel, Picard now has a release date and another thrilling, nostalgia-stoking new trailer. Years after his time at Starfleet , Picard is back in action, older, sadder, and probably even more impossibly...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 06, 2019. 24 comments

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future
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The climax of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season was explosive in more ways than one : Michael Burnham, the Discovery, and her crew were catapulted into a future so far beyond anything previously seen in a Trek TV show. Now, we’ve finally got a solid glimpse at what that brave new universe ...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 28, 2019. 14 comments

Time After Time Is More Timeless Than You Think

Time After Time Is More Timeless Than You Think

Released September 28, 1979, sci-fi romance-slash-crime drama Time After Time has a lot of elements that feel quite dated when you watch it today, including some very primitive special effects. But its chilling underlying message still rings true—and its cornier parts make it fun to revisit.

In Victorian London, an eccentric gentleman named H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell), still a few years away...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 27, 2019. 23 comments

Happy 25th Birthday to Star Trek's Defiant, the Lean, Mean Starship of Deep Space Nine

Happy 25th Birthday to Star Trek's Defiant, the Lean, Mean Starship of Deep Space Nine

Even at its most subversive, Star Trek still has to have a few certain kernels of established tropes to really feel like Star Trek—one of those being a ship for our captain and crew to boldly go in. Deep Space Nine, of course, naturally subverted both of these things, giving us a space station and a commander. But even when it could not resist, it still defied expectation with the Defiant.

On...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 24, 2019. 9 comments

Cult Movie Icon Sid Haig Has Passed Away

Cult Movie Icon Sid Haig Has Passed Away

Sid Haig, a veteran actor known for his memorable roles in exploitation movies—with particular prominence coming in recent years, thanks to the horror films of Rob Zombie—passed away on Saturday. He was 80 years old.

Haig’s passing was confirmed by his wife, Susan L. Oberg, who shared the following message on Instagram:

Haig’s screen credits stretched all the way back to the early 1960s,...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Sep 22, 2019. 5 comments

Aron Eisenberg, the Actor Who Played Nog on Deep Space Nine, Has Died

Aron Eisenberg, the Actor Who Played Nog on Deep Space Nine, Has Died

Aron Eisenberg, the actor repsonsible for bringing the Ferengi Nog to lifein Deep Space Nine , has died.

The news comes from his widow, who shared the information on Facebook on Saturday night. The actor, aged 50, worked in Hollywood during the ‘80s and ‘90s, though he was best known for the role of Nog in Deep Space Nine. Over seven seasons, viewers got to know Nog, the first Ferengi to join...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 12, 2019. 24 comments

What If Captain Picard's Star Trek: Nemesis Clone Was Just Patrick Stewart, Instead of Bald Baby Tom Hardy?

What If Captain Picard's Star Trek: Nemesis Clone Was Just Patrick Stewart, Instead of Bald Baby Tom Hardy?
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFBald Dad Energy off the charts in this scene.GIF: Paramount/Deep Homage

Star Trek: Nemesis is a nightmare of a movie , but one of its slightly better nightmares is the bonkers performance a young, spectacularly shaved Tom Hardy gives as Shinzon, the villain of the film and also the Romulan-made clone of Jean-Luc...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 12, 2019. 23 comments

The Beautifully Dull Paradox of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 40 Years Later

The Beautifully Dull Paradox of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago a landmark moment in Star Trek’s history arrived, in the form of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It’s an important chapter in the series’ survival, the turning point from canceled cult classic to enduring icon of science fiction. But there is a reason we remember The Motion Picture’s place in history more than we remember The Motion Picture: It’s boring as all hell.

As fans...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 28, 2019. 19 comments

Hey, Remember When Star Trek Did Galaxy's Edge, 20 Years Before Star Wars?

Hey, Remember When Star Trek Did Galaxy's Edge, 20 Years Before Star Wars?

This week, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in Walt Disney World, bringing an unprecedented theme park experience to the citizens of Orlando, Florida. Eat the food and drink of a galaxy far, far away! Hop aboard an iconic Star Wars ship! Live in a fantastical world, populated by people in character, an immersive experience! It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before .

Except when Star Trek did it...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Aug 26, 2019.

Galaxy Note 10+, Alternate Internets, and Bernie's Climate Plan: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Galaxy Note 10+, Alternate Internets, and Bernie's Climate Plan: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week at Gizmodo, we took a long, hard look at what could have been with our Alternate Internet series, cataloging some of the ways the web could have been different—or still could be. While we didn’t have the time to write a sweeping, The Wheels of Time-length series on what would happen if I was given absolute control over the internet (nothing good!), we did take the time to look at...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 23, 2019. 9 comments

The Ultimate List of What Star Trek You Should Watch Before Picard

The Ultimate List of What Star Trek You Should Watch Before Picard

When Star Trek: Picard beams onto CBS All Access , we’ll finally get to see what the man who embodies the very best of Star Trek at large has been up to in the decades since we last saw him. But the Picard we’re meeting in this new show has changed, and so has the world around him. So if you need to do some brushing up for context on what you should know, we’re here to help.

The first trailer...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 22, 2019. 18 comments

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

He’s first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and The Next Generation offers fascinating proof of this.

Roddenberry, a military vet and former LAPD officer, started off writing for TV Westerns...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 17, 2019. 11 comments

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

30 Very Good Sci-Fi Dogs

Now that all the hype surrounding Captain Marvel’s top scene-stealer, Goose the cat (or “cat ,” if you will), has died down a little, it’s high time we shifted our adoring attentions over to the dogs of science fiction. The genre has produced many, many very good puppers over the years, including these 30 favorites.

30. Boomer, Independence Day

Aliens invade. Cities fall. But Boomer, the...

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Andrew Liszewski Andrew Liszewski Aug 15, 2019. 10 comments

Patrick Stewart Might Be Responsible for How We All Say Data Now

Patrick Stewart Might Be Responsible for How We All Say Data Now

Pop culture can have a huge effect on society, influencing how we dress, what we eat, what we say (“hasta la vista, baby”), and even how we pronounce certain words. Brent Spiner believes the way we all say the word “data” now was directly influenced by his Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star Patrick Stewart.

Breaking Down the Familiar Faces and New Reveals of the Powerful Star Trek: Picard...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019. 19 comments

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

Allow us to introduce you to the latest inconsequential benefit of our megacorp dystopia. I have to admit it, as far as incredibly minor bright sides to the horrifying rise of media studio megamergers go, “At least CBS owns the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movies” is not as immediately exciting as “At least the X-Men can appear in the MCU .”

After years of speculation and attempts, Deadline...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Aug 10, 2019. 17 comments

Karls Urban, Ranked

Karls Urban, Ranked

Karl-Heinz Urban is good. His sneers are excellent, his range extends from grandiose to gritty, his look is fine, and his appearances in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys are numerous. But which version of Karl Urban is the best Karl Urban? Who among the Karls Urban is supreme?

After extensive investigation, I have found out, and rather than just start with the best,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 07, 2019. 8 comments

Playing Cool Games with Funko, The Adventure Zone, and More in Tabletop News

Playing Cool Games with Funko, The Adventure Zone, and More in Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about tabletop and roleplaying games. Gen Con 2019 brought us a bunch of exciting announcements for new and upcoming releases. We couldn’t possibly get through all of them, but here are some highlights!

News and Releases Marvel Champions: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games is entering the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a...

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