When you think about the early days of virtual reality, you either think of the movie The Lawnmower Man, or that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where the crew gets addicted to an augmented reality game that almost kills everyone. Which, by the way, you can now play on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset.
Last year, Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary. Today, Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 30. And while the original series is where it all began, modern Trek owes everything to TNG.
The premiere of Discovery isn’t the only major Star Trek event this week. It’s also the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the series that marked a brave new future for the franchise on TV. Like the original Trek, TNG saw its Enterprise crew go on daring, thought-provoking adventures... but it also…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest collectibles around. This week: Star Wars! Sure we just got a whole bunch of them last Friday, but somehow the world managed to make space for even more Star Wars toys. Can you believe it? But there’s more than the galaxy far, far away to tempt your wallet…
As he did for The Original Series, Juan Ortiz has undertaken the task of creating art for every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. And io9 has eight of them here for your perusal.
Jeopardy! hasn’t been a stranger to covering Star Trek before, but Tuesday’s episode might take the prize for hiding, in plain sight, one of the coolest The Next Generation references we’ve ever seen on the show.
Last year, Star Trek turned 50. This September, The Next Generation will turn 30. To commemorate that event, artist Dusty Abell has created two posters filled with packed full of ships, characters, and even a few favorites from the Holodeck.
Sometimes it seems the real reason some people choose to have kids is so that they can pour all of their pre-baby time and energy into a big “hooray, we’re pregnant!” announcement. YouTuber Nokem came up with a simpler, but utterly fantastic approach that fans of Star Trek: TNG will wish they’d thought of.
Let’s face it: We could all use a little Trek to balance out our Wars. Sideshow has unveiled its first Star Trek: The Next Generation Master Series figure for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and it’s time to set phasers to stunning.
When you’re storming into battle brandishing a Bat’leth, Daqtagh, Mek’leth, and other traditional Klingon weapons, you’re going to need an easy way to carry all those armaments—plus maybe a few snacks. This lovely messenger bag might not be part of the official Klingon uniform, but who says a warrior can’t also be…
In a season five episode Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Enterprise crew falls under the spell of a dangerously addictive augmented reality game. That same game lies buried within mobile game Star Trek: Timelines, an easter egg so well-hidden only one player has uncovered it, and they don’t even know it yet.
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 …
A lot of times in Star Trek, we tend to focus on the captains. After all, it’s their ship, right? Everyone else is just following orders. But I think it’s high time the second-in-commands got their day in the captain’s chair—after all, the heroine of the newest Star Trek TV series will be among their ranks.
With Labor Day traditionally comes the end of summer vacation and the start of the school year. And in order to stave off any sadness about that, we say, “Remember how vacations suck?”
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching a once-decent TV show slide downhill into mediocrity or worse. But sometimes, there’s one last flash of brilliance. Sometimes, a show pulls off a series finale that actually puts an exclamation point at the end of its sentence. Which show pulled out of a slump for its…
Former Star Trek star William Shatner has made a slew of Trek documentaries in recent years, so when I saw he had a new one about the first few years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I wasn’t sure if it was worth watching. But it totally was.
Is it the beat? The flow? The way it actually rhymes? Whatever it is, Eclectic Method’s latest remix is somehow impossible to stop listening to.
Sometimes when a will-the-or-won’t-they couple gets together, it turns out that they shouldn’t have. Which fictional romantic pair would have been better off keeping their relationship platonic?
Science fiction and fantasy are full of straight-up scary villains. But then there are the lovable ones, who are too quirky and goofy to seem really threatening. They start to become part of the gang, even. But they're still horrible people. Which "lovable" villain is actually horrifying if you think about him or her?