The U.S.S. Enterprise in Orbit

Ever wonder how fast the ships in Star Trek actually are? How about relative to one another? I remember from somewhere that the cube of the Warp Speed was the multiple of the speed of light that the ship moved at.

So, for example, a Warp 6 ship would travel at 6x6x6 times the speed …

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The IT Crowd Meets Star Trek

Give a thought to the lowly techs who provide IT support on the USS Enterprise and it might look something like this 🙂

As any IT person could tell you, though, a densely populated starship is going to have its share of mundane technical problems—most of which are caused by human error.

The Bitter IT …

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This is the Star trek theme that was written by Jerry Goldsmith for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and later used in the intro for The Next Generation. Here, it's played on a church organ.

What makes this recital particularly impressive is that the organist for St. Donatus Church in Aachen, Germany - Kantor …

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Scotty Talks To a Mouse

Star Trek fans rejoice! You can now talk to a computer just like they do in Star Trek. 🙂

Amazon have been selling a couple of devices they themselves make, called the . It can interface with other devices in the room so you can get it to switch on the TV, lights, appliances, etc. …

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Picard Speech

Every so often an episode of Star Trek comes along where, usually the Captain, makes an affecting speech. One that resonates with the audience, sometimes in profound ways. Here's a collection of Captain Picard's best speeches:

Of course, almost a century before the Enterprise-D was flying the space lanes, Captain Kirk was giving the odd …

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ThinkGeek Black Friday DealsAC

ThinkGeek create some unique Star Trek themed merchandise that's seldom available anywhere else but from their online store.

Right now they're offering 40-60% off 100 products in their inventory. Many are Star Trek themed such as TOS and TNG uniform hoodies, TNG aprons, LED coasters, Trillion rings, lighted canvas art, a USS Enterprise sushi set, …

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The Roddenberries

This tribute to the Queen/Bowie original salutes miracle-worker Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott.

Formed in 2012, The Roddenberries are a 10-piece musical troupe - a mix of musicians, performers and dancers from the Philadelphia area who share a strong bond forged through their love of Star Trek.

Band leader and Oaklyn resident Billy Tayoun says …

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Pogo's Data & Picard

Temba, his arms wide! In Tamarian this signifies the giving of a gift, first heard in the excellent episode Darmok. Data & Picard is YouTuber Pogo's tribute to The Next Generation. It is an original track featuring the voices of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander Data (Brent Spiner), accompanied by a …

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Star Trek Home Theater

This video tour shows off Marc and Jennifer Bell's Star Trek themed home theater and bar area that's modelled after the bridge of the Enterprise in The Next Generation. Costing $1.5 million dollars, it took 4 years to build.

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In keeping with the bridge motif, the doors open like …

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Star Trek Floating Enterprise Pen

I remember pens like these from when I was a kid. Not Star Trek pens with floating bits but pens about other topics. They've probably always been available, but I haven't seen floating pens of any type in decades.

To coincide with Star Trek's 50th Anniversary this year, a selection of Trek-themed floating pens are …

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Unbelievable!!!!! Poster

Yes, there really are 5 exclamation marks in the movie title!!!!!

Ever wondered where all those ex Star Trek actors have gone now that they're not allowed to appear in fan-produced movies and episodes?

This sci-fi parody, that's set to be released soon, is where over 40 of them seem to have taken their talent. …

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Househunting Vulcans

In the USA, Quicken Loans’ Rocket Mortgage are running some Star Trek themed ads with a tie in to Star Trek Beyond. The ads feature an Earthbound upwardly mobile Vulcan couple. I'm not sure that ethos would really fit with Vulcan mentality! 🙂

Sevek, his wife V'Nay and their dog Shanak (what, neo Sehlat??) …

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