Fake Research Paper Based on Star Trek: Voyager's Worst Episode Was Published by a Scientific Journal

“Threshold” is one of the most infamous Star Trek episodes ever. You know what’ we’re talking about—the one with Warp 10 and the weird evolved amphibians. Well, it was also the recent subject of a fake scientific research paper submitted in a test to expose the ever-growing problem of “predatory” scientific journals.

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Black Mirror beams into a familiar nightmare as season 4 begins

“USS Callister” isn’t really about Star Trek. Oh sure, it has the trappings. There’s a ship crewed with people in colorful outfits, a paternalistic white guy captain, a fair amount of sci-fi jargon. The episode’s ultimate villain (aforementioned white male captain) gives a speech at one point outlining the ideals of …

Saru hears the music on an in-tune Star Trek: Discovery

I’ve spent so much time in these reviews talking about the ways that Discovery isn’t Star Trek (or at least, it isn’t what I would typically expect from Star Trek) that I might as well spend column space this week saying what the show does get right. It’s a very specific thing, but it’s important, and while “Si Vis…

Another episode with too much Star Trek, not enough Discovery  

The problem isn’t that Star Trek: Discovery is terrible. It’s not. It’s not great; it’s not even consistently good. But it’s not the worst, and if this wasn’t a Star Trek show, I think I’d be more inclined to be favorable toward it. “Lethe” has some decent emotional beats, particularly in Burnham’s storyline. And…

A new ship and a new captain as Discovery comes to the end of the beginning

Two-thirds of the way through “Context Is For Kings,” Michael Burnham is running away from a monster. Actually, it’s more than that: she’s running away from a monster in order to draw its attention and let others escape. High quality hero stuff in other words, made more impressive by the fact that the people whose…

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The producers behind Star Trek: Discovery rank their 5 all-time favorite Star Trek episodes

As we anxiously await the arrival of Star Trek: Discovery (less than a week!), the first new Star Trek series in over a decade, The A.V. Club is reflecting on the franchise’s long legacy. And who better to do that with than the producers of Discovery? In the video above, Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J.…