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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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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...

Trek Back – Star Trek: The Original Series ‘Space Seed’

‘Space Seed’ introduced us to one of the greatest villains in Star Trek history in Khan Noonian Singh and brought us the mythology of...

Star Trek Universe – The Future of the Franchise.

Following the exciting announcements during the ViacomCBS Investors Day presentation event, Executive Producer and overseer of the franchise Alex Kurtzman and Head of Programming...

REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard: “The Last Generation”

The Third and Final Season of Star Trek: Picard has come to a close. Episode Ten, titled “The Last Generation”, closes out not only...

Picard Headlines Hero Collectors April Release Slate

Building on the already impressive collection of starship replicas that have recently included Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Online, Hero Collector release images...