This week in Science Saturday: Welcome the Mars 500 crew out of their 520-day simulated Mars mission, watch a huge asteroid whiz close by Earth, add three elements to the periodic table, and find alien life by searching for night lights. All this and more, plus our (weird) gadget of the week: the USB eye warmer.
News is breaking tonight that director J.J. Abrams has his eyes set on Benicio Del Toro to play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
For those you didn’t catch William Shatner’s documentary "The Captains" on Epix, EpixHD.com or on DVD, the documentary is now available to stream on Netflix.
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is among several productions to be honored at the inaugural S.E.T. (Science, Engineering & Technology) Awards on November 17, 2011. Click over the jump for details.
The video game publisher Gameforge is eliminating 100 jobs and restructuring their company, which has affected several of their projects and could result in the cancellation of the Star Trek: Infinite Space video game. Details over the jump.
Recently, several cast members from Star Trek, including Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Anton Yelchin (Chekov) and John Cho (Sulu), have spoken out about the upcoming sequel — which is rumored to be going into production early next year. Click over the jump for some excerpts from the cast.
Damon Lindelof, co-writer of J.J. Abrams’ upcoming sequel to the 2009 hit Star Trek, recently sat down for an interview with TVOvermind about the sequel and his other projects, including Ridley Scott’s Prometheus plus his reflections on his time writing LOST. Click over the jump for some brief thoughts from Lindelof on the sequel.