TOS Geeki Tiki Mugs

If you're a Star Trek fan and you love tiki drinks then this is your lucky day!

ThinkGeek have just released a set of 6 Geeki Tiki mugs to commemorate the Original Series. The set includes Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy, a Gorn, a Klingon, Mr. Spock and a Mugato.

Be the hit of the landing …

Continue reading...

James Frain Sarek Mockup

The Hollywood Reporter reports  that James Frain (True Blood) is the latest addition to the cast of Star Trek Discovery and will be playing Sarek, Spock's father. He joins other knows actors Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead), Anthony Rapp (Dazed & Confused), Doug Jones (Hellboy), and Michelle …

Continue reading...

Spock's Only Public Appearance

Leonard Nimoy is famous around the planet for playing Spock. And we know he wrestled with the role and how it influenced his life in his two books - and .

But did you know that he only ever made one public appearance while in character as Spock?

I just stumbled across a tweet that

Continue reading...

Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Chekov - All Names Contain A "K" Sound!

Have you ever noticed just how often the "K" syllable turns up in names in Star Trek, particularly in The Original Series? Gene Roddenberry seems to have had a fondness for them!

Why would he use this sound so frequently? Maybe because a hard-sounding syllable makes a name stronger or appear like it's owner has …

Continue reading...

Star Trek Pilot: The Cage

In case you're not aware, The Cage was the first pilot for Star Trek in 1964 for the NBC network who thought it too cerebral for their viewers. But they liked the concept of the show, so commissioned another pilot - Where No Man Has Gone Before. The Cage was never aired and fans …

Continue reading...

"Star Trek Continues" Logo

[nextpage title="What is 'Star Trek Continues'?"]

Over the years, I've seen the odd fan-produced Star Trek episodes and most have left me cold. While these productions are keeping Star Trek alive, they suffer badly from bad acting (no or few professional actors used), bad scripts (again, no professional writers), bad effects (though these have improved …

Continue reading...

William Shatner And Leonard Nimoy

William Shatner has decided to set pen to paper and write a biography about his Star Trek co-star and longtime friend, Leonard Nimoy, giving us an inside look at the man and the relationship between the two actors (he interviewed Nimoy in in 2002 and on his Raw Nerve talk show in 2009).

According to …

Continue reading...

Spock and McCoy (New Movies)

One of the strongest and most endearing aspects of Star Trek's Original Series were the relationships between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. Both Spock and McCoy were used to convey Kirk's logical and emotional sides and he would seek their sage counsel before making a command decision. Both were friends with Kirk and, at least early …

Continue reading...

Beaming Kirk And Spock Collectible Figures

As you may have read in my post regarding the dearth of merchandise related to the new Star Trek movies, merchandise for the various TV series continue to be strong sellers.

Take these Original Series era Kirk and Spock Beaming Retro Action figures for example. They're in the Top 6 Star Trek bestsellers on …

Continue reading...

Spock Selfie Mosaic

William Shatner received a lot of criticism for not cancelling a long-standing commitment to appear at a Red Cross charity event in Florida so he could attend pal Leonard Nimoy's funeral (in LA) the next day. His daughters represented his family at the service.

"I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work

Continue reading...

Spocking a Canadian 5 Dollar Bill

This seems truly inspired! It seems that since Leonard Nimoy's death earlier this year, Canadians have been "Spocking" the crap out of their 5 dollar bills. What does that mean? It means people are artistically altering the portrait of Canada’s seventh prime minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, to look like our favourite Vulcan!

Things are getting …

Continue reading...

Perth Mint Collectible Star Trek Silver Coin

The Perth Mint of Australia has released an officially licensed Sterling Silver collectible coin that pays tribute to Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series.

This is a 1oz, 99.9% Proof Silver Coin that has been issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. These are the features of the coin:…

Continue reading...