Patrick Stewart is bringing back Jean-Luc Picard for a new Star Trek series

There have been plenty of arguments over the years about the relative merits of the various Star Trek captains—Does Kathryn Janeway get a bad rap? Does Kirk’s blend of machismo and heart stand up? Why didn’t they let Sisko shave sooner?—but you’d be hard pressed to find a modern Trek fan without at least some…

Patrick Stewart didn’t think Star Trek: The Next Generation was going to last

His 176-episode run as Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation transformed Sir Patrick Stewart from a classically trained, renowned stage actor into an international superstar. But before he took the job, Stewart had doubts the series was going to find success. The original series was cancelled after…

Imagine the Star Trek that could have been with these undeveloped spec scripts

In honor of this month’s premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, the Trekkers over at Vulture decided to take a look back at one of the more unconventional aspects of the sci-fi franchise that ultimately produced some of its more memorable episodes: the open-submission policy. Unlike most modern TV shows that are produced…

Read This: The story behind the greatest Star Trek episode ever

There’s no shortage of great Star Trek episodes, though it’s rare that an episode could mine as much pathos from its storylines as it could action and philosophy. Enter “The Inner Light,” a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that many consider to be the best entry in any iteration of the franchise. In honor of its…

Old $5 laptop unexpectedly runs a Star Trek: The Next Generation user interface

If our eyes are the windows to our souls, then our laptops are the windows to our, well, who knows what. Our deepest fandoms? One man found this out when he purchased an old laptop for $5 and decided to fire it up. He discovered that it’s custom designed to look like the computer interface from Star Trek: The Next…

On Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, take a look at what might have been

We’re now only four months away from the arrival of Star Trek: Discovery, the newest addition to the hallowed franchise. Showrunner Bryan Fuller has kept most details under wraps, but fans have been privy to some snippets of info. We know that the show’s storytelling will be more serialized than some previous…

All our yesterdays: 15 times Star Trek altered the timeline

The destruction of the USS Kelvin in 2009’s Star Trek deprived James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) of his father, but the cataclysmic event had even farther-reaching consequences. It helped create the alternate reality in which J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin have carte blanche to muck about with the space-time continuity as part…