This episode should’ve never worked. It was a one-off, inconsequential story about characters we’ve never seen before nor would ever see again. It had no battles, no enemies, no star trekking of any kind. And yet, “The Inner Light” from Star Trek: The Next Generation lives on; not just as one of the best episodes of …
You’d have assumed that by the time the 24th century rolled around, wi-fi would be available across the galaxy. But Picard’s Enterprise apparently still relied on isolinear chips—Star Trek’s version of flash drives— to share data. ThinkGeek’s version probably isn’t quite as advanced, but you don’t have to tell your…
I have a confession to make. I, James Whitbrook, io9 writer and Star Trek fan, have never seen a single, entire episode of The Next Generation. Not one.
The Hollywood Reporter has a great oral history post from the writers and actors behind the Star Trek: Next Generation’s epic cliffhanger episode ‘Best of Both Worlds’. Here’s a couple of things we learned about the episode, and how it changed Star Trek forever:
Whelp, pack it up Internet. The day has come where Funko announces its dominion over the collectables world - or I guess that day will come in 2015, when this wave of Star Trek: The Next Generation Pop Vinyls go on sale.
Wesley Crusher - Wunderkind, General Annoyance, Style Icon. But never fear, dedicated followers of Star Trek fashion: Wesley's most iconic
design travesty sweater can now be emulated in handy dandy Hoodie format. Good god people, what have we done? We must be stopped.
It's getting colder and colder as November plows on, so if someone could buy me this Hoodie so I could feel both worthy of the Klingon Empire and a bit warmer? That'd be great.
At the end of the July, Star Trek fans get an extra special treat with the release of a high-definition transfer of the twenty-five episode first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, we had the chance to see an extra-early peak at the restoration process performed on this historic…
Nerd icon Wil Wheaton has returned to sci-fi television as Eureka's slimy Dr. Isaac Parrish. We spoke with him at Comic-Con about just what makes good (and bad) technobabble, the secret to playing a scientist, and what's ahead on Eureka!
Can a porn "parody" of a science fiction classic have reasonably good acting, nice special effects, and a plot that you could give a crap about? That's the real final frontier.
Want to see all the NSFW naughtiness that we couldn't show you from the new Star Trek: The Next Generation porn movie? There are tons of X-rated photos over at our sister site, Fleshbot, including what appears to be a hookup between Geordie and Dr. Leah Brahms... But warning: It's very NSFW. [Fleshbot]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody is the latest porn movie to bring together science fiction and porn. It's also a loving tribute and unofficial sequel to a classic TNG episode starring some major Trekkie porn stars, not to mention an uncannily convincing Jean-Luc Picard impersonator.
Even if you're a massive science fiction fan, there are probably still some great shows you've yet to discover. But for massively long-running shows, where to begin? Here's our guide to how to start watching twenty classic science fiction shows.
With Star Trek coming out on Thursday, everybody on the internet is publishing top-ten lists about Trek. Here are our ten favorites, including villains, technobabble, babes and fight scenes.
Curious what the much-anticipated Star Trek Online will contain? We were there to get all the answers at the Cryptic Studios panel at NYCC, and those answers may be very pleasing indeed.
This just in: Doctors agree that Star Trek: The Next Generation is officially bad for your health. Well, at least, it was if you were a cast member for the show, according to Patrick Stewart's recent Q and A session with Newsweek magazine. On the plus side, the adoration of your fanbase may make up for whatever…
We've all had the experience of looking back at a movie or TV show that rocked our worlds a few decades ago, and going, "Oh." Suddenly, the awesome classic of the 1970s or 1980s looks kind of cheesy and silly. The robot pets, the speechifying, the Klingons in cowboy hats. You expect the special effects not to be that…