Oh Captain: Kathryn Janeway

Ship’s captains have been an important part of genre fiction for a long time. Thusly, in our first genre feature series, we’re looking at ship’s captains. Today’s captain is Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager.

Oh Captain: Jean-Luc Picard

Ship’s captains have been an important part of genre fiction for a long time. Thusly, in our first genre feature series, we’re looking at ship’s captains. Today’s captain is Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise D.

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.

Star Trek enters Netflix streaming orbit

CBS and Netflix have clinched a potentially lucrative two-year licensing deal for the latter company to stream two classic sci-fi series: "Star Trek" (all generations ) and "The Twilight Zone."

How sci-fi inspires real life tech interfaces

Computer and machine interfaces featured in popular sci-fi films often serve to inspire real world applications.

Star Trek: An alternate Federation

A lot of fans have cried foul over J.J. Abrams’ "Star Trek," claiming that the canon is broken, and that if the story truly picks up this line, then it is a doomed abomination of a formerly glorious triumph. 

I don’t agree.

'Tractor beam' moves objects a (relatively) long way

Star Trek tractor beams have existed for some time, but have only been able to move tiny objects for very short distances.