Star Trek Tng: Drug Addiction

Star Trek talking about drug addiction. How drugs are at best a temporary solution, and how they only give the illusion of happiness. Any feeling of joy is artificial and it wears off over time.

Riker Sits Down

Like many people, I watched Star Trek: TNG for years and never noticed how Riker sits down. And stands up. Jonathan Frakes is a tall guy with long legs, and was compelled to wear a jumpsuit uniform, so this might have been the easiest way he found to deal with chairs. Or it could be totally for style purposes. But why did it take so long for anyone to notice?

Star Trek- The Video Game Shatner vs. Gorn

"Reprise of legendary 1967 TV battle between Shatner's Captain Kirk and lizard-like alien Gorn puts spotlight on the upcoming release of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME.

In the nearly five decades since the U.S.S. Enterprise first ventured into space, her crew has encountered untold foes, but few enemies have been quite as memorable as the Gorn.

I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In)

(See also: my webcomic, Larp Trek: Here's a parody of Taylor Swift's "I Knew You Were Trouble" that's also a handy recap of the Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles, video featuring footage from the latter. Words, music, and editing by Josh Millard; Star Trek footage used with loving optimism.

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Shatner Chats Up Countryman on Station

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 34 Flight Engineer Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) speaks with Canadian-born actor William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk on the "Star Trek" television series, as well as Twitter followers attending a tweetup at CSA Headquarters in St. Hubert, Quebec during an in-flight event Feb. 7. Hadfield had previously exchanged tweets with Shatner after arriving on the orbital laboratory in late December. Hadfield will become the first Canadian commander of the complex in mid-March and is scheduled to return to Earth in mid-May on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.