Star Trek

Nostalgia—and the bottom line—drive TVs ‘newest’ shows

These days, even new things need to be as old as possible. But there’s a reason for it: mass appeal makes money.

William Shatner remembers Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner’s latest book chronicles 50 years of friendship with Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek: The lesser of the two stars

There’s a new Star Trek series on the way, but the franchise still takes a backseat to Star Wars. Here’s why.

Master of the universe

The man with Star Wars and Star Trek in his hands

Director J.J. Abrams goes where no fan has gone before

Calling all Trekkies: There’s a new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ App

We’re talking videos, geofencing, plus ‘exclusive opportunities and special offers’

May the force be with you, J.J. Abrams

A compilation of fans’ joy and anxieties, plus their suggestions for the director


Microsoft shows off a universal translator. But will it speak Klingon?

The software could one day break down language barriers


Star Trek-inspired Tricorder may be a reality by 2015

The X Prize Foundation will award a $10-million prize to whomever creates the heath care device


The Borg are here

We call them university presidents.


Killing Captain Kirk

A show-stopping visit to Banff last week confirms no one’s mocking William Shatner anymore


Karate Kid’s a remake with muscle—no kidding!

Remakes and sequels don’t always suck


Un-Happy meals

Santa Clara County banned toys with high-calorie meals