Articles by Kayla Iacovino





Star Trek Invades The iPhone – Review of New Games & Applications

Shortly after the debut of the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch, TrekMovie reported on the severe lack of Trek applications available. It now appears that our readers headed our call and have, in the past several months, created a multitude of awesome Star Trek applications, including an official app from Paramount, a new game by Electronic Arts, and the Klingon Language Suite. TrekMovie has taken a closer look at these apps, and we’ve reviewed them. So, here it is: the best of Trek on the iPhone (and iTouch).




TrekMovie’s Guide To Kirk Fu

We’ve seen some of the new Captain Kirk’s fighting sprit in some of the new trailers, and according to his Dossier, the new Kirk is an instructor in hand-to-hand combat. This all fits with grand Star Trek history, and so with that in mind, TrekMovie has taken a look back at the original Kirk fight moves in a little something we like to call: TrekMovie’s official guide to Kirk-Fu.



Science Saturday: Lost World, Flat Bulb, Space Inventor & Geoscience FTW

Science Friday has moved to Science Saturday this week, but have no fear. We are here to bring you your weekly science fix! This week, help astronomers discover an ancient planet near Earth, purchase flat and bendy OLED light bulbs, do zero-gravity experiments in space, and create the next generation of geoscientists. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: CrunchPad Table PC.


Science Friday: Mind-Operated Robots, Artificial Physicist, Galileo Event, Space Bone-Loss, NetRabbit + more

This week on Science Friday, learn to control robots with your brain, follow in Galileo’s 400-year-old footsteps, fight the Borg and bone-loss at the same time, witness crystal clear sound come out of a .25mm-thick vibrating sheet, learn why you should fear our future robot overlords, and see a snapshot of the forefathers of modern physics. All this and more (including an Internet Rabbit).


Science Friday: SynthBlood, SpaceTour, RosettaRoid, RedoubtErupt, ColbertModule + more

This week in Science Friday, learn about how scientists may have solved the vampire problem in the lab, take a tour of space (or not), recover the “Rosetta stone of asteroids”, witness the huge ash eruption from Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt, and debate the name for the newest ISS module. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Cajun Crawler.


Science Friday: Battlefield Phaser, Martian Blobs, See-through Metal, NASA Madness + more

It’s Friday and you know what that means! Time to put your thinking caps on and dive into another exciting week in science news. This week, take a look at up and coming real-life phasers, debate the state of blobs on Mars, take a never before seen look inside a glacier, make like Scotty with transparent metals, and try your hand at NASA’s Mission Madness. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Terrafugia Transition flying car!


Science Friday: Real Quadrotriticale, Space Junk, Magic Polymer, Electric Water + more

Welcome to another Friday the 13th edition of Science Friday! This week, learn how tribbles go green, dodge space junk on the Soyuz, enjoy wolverine-inspired gadgetry, feel safer in that red shirt after all, and make energy from a mysterious fluid. All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: TH!NK FROST — the arctic vehicle worthy of a starship captain.


Science Friday: Saturn’s New Moon, Asteroid Near Miss, Bionic Eyes, Holodeck Helmet + more

The new Star Trek Trailer promises us the future begins this May, but thanks to science — the future is now. This week, Science Friday lets you discover Saturn’s 61st moon, get up close and personal with a near-Earth asteroid, uncovers some ’44 vintage plutonium, and witness a blind man see again. All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: The Virtual Cocoon!



Science Saturday: NASA Trek, NASA MMO, Atlantis Discovered?, Alien Life? + more

Welcome to a late edition of this week’s Science Friday Saturday. This week, join NASA as they explore strange new words with a whole host of seemingly Star Trek-inspired missions, discover Atlantis with Google Earth, pretend you are an astronaut in an upcoming MMO, and find alien life here on Earth. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: JetBike!


Trekkies Guide To Twitter

Social networking and microblogging are the latest buzz words around the internet these days. Twitter is a social networking site that has become home to many celebrities, news organizations, and companies that want to join the conversation. Lately, there has been an surge of Star Trek alums, and even TrekMovie has joined in on the fun. Now, we take a more in depth look at life on Twitter, from a Trekkie’s perspective.


Science Friday: Friday The 13th Edition

Happy Friday the 13th, everybody! While you’re avoiding black cats and walking under ladders, why don’t you read up on the newest in science news? This week, learn what happens when spacecraft collide, magnetars make astro-fireworks, doctors make like McCoy, and 40,000 year old bones come to life. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Ponginator.


Make Your Own Star Trek Animations At GoAnimate.com – TrekMovie Takes A First Look

Today Star Trek is getting (re)animated, and this time you are the one calling the shots. CBS has hooked up with GoAnimate.com, a site with the motto ‘anyone can animate,’ to give fans the ability to create their own Star Trek animated stories, based on the classic Original Series. TrekMovie.com got an early look at the GoAnimate Trek site which went live this morning, see what we came up with below


Science Friday: Quantum Teleporter, Green Comet, Google Mars + Lizard Spock The T-Shirt & more

This week’s Science Friday will teleport your entangled molecules, crash the Earth into a big green comet, explore the depths of oceans and solar system in 3D, traverse dangerous Martian terrain, and school you with our gadget of the week: Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock tee! All this and more is waiting for you! All you’ve got to do is click “more”…


Science Friday: Alaskan Volcano, Titan Gas, Jurrasic Copter, Air Power + more

Brace yourself for this week’s super exciting edition of Science Friday! Learn how to prepare for impending volcanic eruptions, protect yourself from methane rain on Titan, harvest power out of thin air, take a look at MS Surface in action, pilot a triceracopter, and bring the moon home — literally. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Amazing Water Jet Pack!


Trek Stars Talk (and Rock) At Phoenix Comic Con

The annual Phoenix ComiCon was held last weekend at the Mesa Convention Center in Arizona, and along with other genre, comic and anime luminaries, were four Trek alums — Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and Chase Masterson — holding a number of panels and events. TrekMovie was there to get the scoop on the event and the stars. Check out some pics, video, and con highlights!


Science Friday: Electric Supercars, Bionic Limbs, Super Solar Cells + NASAs New Moon Rover

Welcome back to another terrific week of science! In this edition, you can drive the world’s fastest electric car, replace your limbs with their bionic counterparts, save the Earth with more efficient solar cells, and get an exclusive presidential look at NASA’s LER. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Inflatable Gladiator Combat Set!




Science Friday Saturday: Meteor Shower, Moon Maps, Military NASA, Crayon Physics + more

It’s the first Science Friday of 2009, and we’re already falling behind. Have yourself a happy new year with the gift of 2009’s first meteor shower (today!), pretty pictures from the moon, advances in commercial space flight, and a modern space race to the moon. All this plus and more plus our gadget of the week: Crayon Physics for the iPhone!




ST-INS@10: The Science of Star Trek Insurrection

This week TrekMovie is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Star Trek: Insurrection. So, put your thinking caps on, and get ready for a very special Insurrection edition of our weekly science column. Have you ever wanted to know how the cloaking devices work, or what makes those Ba’ku metaphasic rings so very metaphasic? Well grab a seat. Here’s your chance to delve into the theoretical science of Star Trek: Insurrection!