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Movies & TV

CBS’ new Star Trek series to launch under command of Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller

CBS is putting the reigns of its upcoming Star Trek TV series in the hands of franchise vets. The studio has announced that Bryan Fuller, who wrote and co-produced previous chapters, will co-create the new series.
Movies & TV

Star Trek fans won’t get old Kirk cameo in Star Trek Beyond, Shatner says

Iconic Captain Kirk actor William Shatner will not have a cameo in the upcoming thirteenth Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, he says there was never a substantial conversation about him appearing.
Computing

Gene Roddenberry's floppy disk stash decrypted after 30 years

Data recovery firm DriveSavers has announced the successful decryption of almost 200 floppy disks belonging to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, used to write scripts and story ideas on his custom-built computer system.
Movies & TV

Transport your snail mail with Star Trek: The Original Series stamps from the USPS

The United States Postal service is releasing a series of four new Forever stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The new stamps showcase four digital illustrations inspired by classic elements of the…
Movies & TV

CBS and Paramount are suing the creators of a major Star Trek fan film

Despite not interfering with similar previous works, CBS and Paramount are suing the creators of the Star Trek fan film Axanar, which has raised over $1 million in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
Movies & TV

Enterprise or Millennium Falcon? For Neil deGrasse Tyson, the choice is easy

Legendary astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in on one of geekdom's longest-running debates, picking the Enterprise over the Millennium Falcon as the best ship in the imaginary sci-fi galaxy.
Wearables

Google once made, but never released, a Star Trek-style Communicator badge

Google built its own version of the famous Communicator pin from Star Trek. The revelation came from a Google executive, who also revealed the device never made it past the prototype stage.
Cool Tech

This handheld DNA sequencer could let regular civilians analyze genetic material

A portable handheld DNA sequencing device called MinION will let regular civilians analyze any genetic sample from anywhere in the world, but controversial applications could transition uses from genetic science into dangerous eugenics.
DT Daily

Star Trek returns, giant bridge-making machine, WinPhone hate mail: DT Daily 2:17

A huge machine builds bridges fast, a new Star Trek TV series gets announced, DT writer Andy Boxall hates Windows Phones, and some (many?) people don't agree with him.
Movies & TV

CBS is creating a new Star Trek TV series, but there’s a serious catch

CBS will debut a new Star Trek TV series in January 2017, its first-ever original programming for its streaming service, CBS All Access. The new series will debut the first episode on TV and every subsequent episode will debut on CBS All…
Computing

The future ain’t so fancy! 10 sci-fi movie props that are actually real gadgets

Set designers and prop designers often have to get creative to make science fiction gadgets... but they also tend to get a helping hand from real-world technology. Here are a few examples where those out-of-this-world gadgets are closer…
Movies & TV

Paramount Pictures delays Star Trek Beyond release date, much to the dismay of fans

Unfortunately for Star Trek fans, the sci-fi franchise's third film is now coming out two weeks later. Paramount Pictures announced that Star Trek Beyond is now set for release on July 22, 2016.