Trek Franchise

Review: “Star Trek Sex” Provides A Doorway To More Thoughtful Discussion

Sex. No other three-lettered word has as much impact on the psyche, with its promise of tawdriness and taboo-breaking potential. It’s counterpart, the four-letter word, love, hints at a more tender and nurturing experience. While Star Trek Sex, penned by author Will Stape, uses the three-letter word to sell the publication, it really is a thoughtful analysis of how both words impacted viewers, the show and its characters.

The Search For Sex In Star Trek: Exploring The Sexual Politics Of The Original Series

Magic and whimsy might be the two memories that stick with viewers most when watching William Campbell entertain as Trelane in the season one episode of Star Trek The Original Series, “The Squire of Gothos”. However, for four-year old Will Stape, the moment that stayed with him was Trelane dancing with Yeoman Ross. Stape appreciated that Trelane danced with the girl and so began unconsciously the author’s infatuation with sex in Star Trek. Fast forward to today and Stape has penned a book on the phenomenon of getting busy in the final frontier, Star Trek Sex.

Who Owns Star Trek? BuzzFeed asks

Adam B. Vary of BuzzFeed just published an in depth article on Star Trek fandom (centered primarily around the reboot movies and Axanar as two different sides of Trek and fandom), titled “Who Owns Star Trek? How Star Trek Created, Lost, And Won Back Its Devoted Fandom”. With interviews from Trek actors, producers, directors, and fans, it’s a great read. Click through for some choice excerpts.

Phoenix Comicon 2016 – Part I: Tony Todd and Larry Nemecek

This June 2-5, over 100,000 people braved the 110+ degree heat to attend Phoenix Comicon, which hails itself as the signature pop-culture event of the southwest. It was my first experience of the Phoenix convention, and I was delighted at the plethora of Star Trek events to cover! Hit the jump for Part I, in which Tony Todd and Larry Nemecek delighted fans on Friday, June 3rd.

For The Fans Snubbed During BEYOND Fan Event: Paramount Wants To Make It Right *UPDATED*

When Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot last month, they overbooked, leaving hundreds of fans out in the cold. As promised by Justin Lin, Paramount is now making it right by sending swag bags and tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond to the folks who missed out that night. [UPDATE: We have a copy of the e-mail that Paramount sent to fans who were turned away at the event]