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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…

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…

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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…