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Religion in Star Trek

Religion in Star Trek is equal parts inspiring and ambiguous. But first, "Religion" itself is a fairly loaded term for many people. Here this word and "faith" are a stand-in for organized belief systems that...

Star Trek’s Rituals of Togetherness and Change

With Halloween passing, Thanksgiving in the US, the Solstice, and other Winter Holidays approaching, "Tis the season to be jolly". And, sometimes, to change. It's also the perfect time to explore Star Trek's 'Rituals of...

Prisoners and Justice in Star Trek

It's International Amnesty Day. Amnesty is another word for "forgiveness" a central theme of the Star Trek universe. Often amnesty is associated with political prisoners. And probably many reading this will think of the plot...

The Feminist Struggle in Star Trek

In 1910, at a socialist conference in Denmark, Clara Zetkin (German feminist), established International Women's Day (IWD) with others. She modelled it after International Labour Day. Clara stated that the feminist struggle was not just...

Exploring Queer Love in Star Trek

Much hubbub has been made about the newness of queer representations in Star Trek: Discovery. The show boasts Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz), Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Jet Reno (Tig Notaro). Also, Human-Trill-Symbiont Adira...

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Star Trek Should Take A Gamble And Leave Khan In The Past

Ask a Star Trek fan what their favourite film from the franchise is, and you can probably predict the answer. Star Trek: First Contact...

CBS “Supportive” Of Star Trek Starships Collection

The long-time "Star Trek Starships" collection has been a staple point in Star Trek merchandise. However, the news that the company behind the die-cast...

Showrunner Comments On Picard Season 3

Star Trek: Picard Season 3 is heading to our screens early next year, and we had numerous questions following a new trailer from Star...

Star Trek at SDCC as Actors Join Writers on Strike

Last week, SAG/AFTRA - the Actors' Union - negotiations with the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producer's Union) broke down, leading to...

IDW Comics Preview for February – April Releases.

Previews for the upcoming releases in the Star Trek comic line from IDW Publishing including the reprint of The Next Generation graphic novel ‘The...