NASA honors William Shatner (AKA Captain Kirk)

After nearly 50 years of warping across galaxies and saving the universe from a variety of alien threats and celestial disasters, Star Trek’s William Shatner finally went where no other member of Starfleet has gone before. This weekend, the acclaimed actor and director was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service medal, the highest award bestowed by the agency to non-government personnel.

Did Chris Pine Reinvent Jack Ryan?

Chris Pine has won the lottery by winning the role of Captain Kirk, which he can play for the rest of his life if he wants to. Has he successfully reinvented Jack Ryan?

Honoring William Shatner

We at TGD love Bill Shatner. Whether he’s hilariously interpreting a song like Rocket Man, leading the Enterprise, fighting the Gorn, performing spoken word on Broadway, or battling an army of tarantulas in the ‘70’s B movie classic Kingdom of the Spiders, it’s amazing that Bill’s still around at 82 and he's showing no signs of slowing down. 

Video: Captain Kirk phones the International Space Station (ISS)

William Shatner, who is perhaps best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series, called the International Space Station (ISS) today for a chat with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The threat of Star Trek 2

"The force [the Enterprise crew] are met with is much more frightening...  I'd say the threat is even greater in this one [and] the arc is huge for all the characters."

The many faces of Captain Kirk

Chris Pine (aka Christopher Whitelaw) is perhaps best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek universe.

Chris Pine talks Star Trek 2

Chris Pine has successfully assumed the role of Captain Kirk, taking over from the rather affable William Shatner.

The magic of William Shatner

William Shatner is the original Captain Kirk and quite possibly the most unintentionally hilarious human on planet earth. 

The triumvirate of Prime Directive

Bryan Dietrich’s long-form poem referencing Star Trek's "Prime Directive" is an aboslute necessity for the book shelf of every geek.

Oh Captain: James T. Kirk

Ship’s captains have been an important part of genre fiction for a long time. From the earliest recorded Greek epics to the most popular modern fiction, the captain of a ship has been the perfect character to illustrate leadership of a small band.