William Shatner as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk is depicted on a commemorative stamp issued by Canada Post in 2016.
Canada's economy faces a radical shift as abundant energy and resources could propel the country toward a Star Trek future.
One day doctors could instantly diagnose your illness with a handheld device.
William Riker (Jonathan Frakes) entering a Holodeck simulation.
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The technology needed to create a real Star Trek-like Holodeck is not that far out of reach.
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Amy Adams and the weird pods.
New sci-fi movie has a fascinating approach to an old question.
The Starship Enterprise, the famed setting of the original ‘Star Trek’ series, was almost lost to the graveyard of failed pilots.
With a pilot that was deemed too complex and cerebral, 'Star Trek' looked dead in the water. Fifty years later, we look back at the show's rocky beginnings.
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Films set in the ancient world can no longer adequately live up to the demands of the 'epic'. Instead, we should look to films set in space.
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A philosophical assessment of the latest Star Trek films demonstrates their sophistication.
Our knowledge of diseases is growing exponentially, but turning knowledge into cures is proving to be a tricky business.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
JJ Abrams made a terrible Star Trek film that perfectly prepared him to make a great Star Wars movie.
Streaming services like Netflix are revamping TV classics in a bid to attract–and keep–new audiences.
Streaming on-demand services are bringing back classic TV shows in a big way. Is mining our collective nostalgia sacrilegious or just giving audiences what they want?
Can Captain Kirk’s struggle for belonging and identity become a tool for teaching?
What can Star Trek teach us about today's trek of life?
Machine to make anything.
The most powerful laser ever built could help us produce a machine that can turn energy into matter.
Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the Star Trek series, died on Feb. 27
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Temple Grandin is perhaps the world's foremost advocate on autism. But before she became famous, she was an awkward young girl who found solace in Mr. Spock's logical world view in TV's Star Trek.
Star Trek fans were especially drawn to Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock – who showed many that it “was okay to be a nerd, that even in the future not everyone fit in, or needed to.”
Star Trek fans were especially drawn to Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock – who showed many that it "was okay to be a nerd, that even in the future not everyone fit in, or needed to."
The pressure’s on JJ Abrams and the new Star Wars films.
Much of the excitement of fantastical and science fictional worlds is the sense of history they have, their depth, and the joy of sharing them with others. Whether it be Star Trek, Star Wars, or Back to…
Hyper-drives might be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be science fact too.
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Fans of science fiction must be disheartened when introduced to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Dreams of galactic empires, criss-crossed by roguish princesses and beautiful smugglers, go out…