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Some thoughts on Star Trek Discovery

Cordial spoiler alert warning! After watching the second episode of the second half of Star Trek Discovery’s first season, I can only say one thing: Holy transwarp spore drive!  I have not been so excited about a series in the Star Trek universe since the third season of The Next …

Ad Astra Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin, better known as Pavel Chekov of the rebooted Star Trek franchise, died today aged 27 in a freak accident involving his own car. Ad astra, Anton, you went far too early. Image (c) Star Trek, fair use.

Rest in Peace, Leonard Nimoy

It is with a heavy heart I report the death of Leonard Nimoy. A living legend has passed on. We will remember him in our hearts, our minds and our souls. is deeply saddened to report the passing of Leonard Nimoy. The legend — an actor, writer, producer, director, …

Happy Birthday Star Trek!

It was the 8th of September 1966 when the most successful sci-fi franchise in the history of television (and later silver screen) first saw the light of the æther. So here is my little tribute: And for all those who wonder why the frequency of updates has decreased: There is …

Happy Birthday, George Takei!

George Takei, a.k.a. Captain Hikaru Sulu, has graced this planet for 75 years today. Apart from being one of the most recognisable sci-fi icons ever, Mr. Takei has also been active in politics. For his work concerning Japanese-US relations, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays …

Uhura and Obama do the Vulcan Salut

Looking at this picture, the nerd in me is doing an extensive happy dance. Can you imagine any other resident of the Oval Office being this epic? Actually, I can. My heavily biased list includes both Roosevelts, Eisenhower and Kennedy.