It's Star Trek's 50th anniversary, and while I could wax rhapsodic about the impact the show had on me in general, one thing that persists, even now, every day, is how much I learned how to be a good leader by watching Starfleet captains. Sometimes they were exceptional. Other times they really weren't. I always learned something.
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Star Trek Discovery opened the universe of Kirk, Spock and McCoy to a whole new generation of potential Trekkies. And while it was full of little Easter Eggs for existing fans, it was really made for people with no interest in any of the older Star Trek series.
But, if you wanted to get into the wider Star Trek pantheon, where would you start? Do you need to go back to the original series made in the 1960s. Or can you kick things off with one of the other TV shows? Or are the recent movies starring Christopher Pine the place to start?
Back in October last year, I suggested that Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to be the best Star Trek series of them all. Now, at the end of the first season's 15 episode run, I think we can take a look and make a more complete assessment. Discovery is a great series that adds to the Star Trek universe. But I wonder if it hasn't pushed the envelope too early.
We're five episodes into the latest instalment of the Star Trek television canon. Despite some weirdness about the Klingons appearance and the way they speak, I think Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to be the best Star Trek series put to air. Some, perhaps many, will disagree but after just five episodes, I've seen enough to make me think this could take the franchise into places Gene Roddenberry never went before.
One of the cleverest plot devices used by Gene Roddenberry in Star Trek was the Universal Translator. It solved the problem of how multi-lingual humans could communicate with alien species. Now, an Australian plumber has teamed with IBM to bring the device to reality. (Well, for Earth-bound speakers, at least.)
San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up this weekend and man did we get a ton of awesome teases. Here are just some of the biggest trailers and glimpses we got from this awesome con. Spoilers for a bunch of movies and TV shows follow.
Were you disappointed yesterday when it turned out that ThinkGeek's Star Trek White Noise generator wasn't real? Well good news, this web app is. You can even customise your sounds however you want.