Articles by Laurie Ulster

REVIEW: The Starfleet Academy Experience

For all of you who have fantasized about going to Starfleet Academy, there’s finally a way to get a little taste of it: The Starfleet Academy Experience. It launched in May in Ottawa, which makes sense. Canada has a lot of appreciation for Star Trek: this is the country that gave us Trek postage stamps (first, before the U.S.) and now Star Trek coins. It also gave us William Shatner, James Doohan, and me, so I admit I have a little bias there.


INTERVIEW: Producer of New History Channel Documentary Talks “50 Years Of Star Trek”

This Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m CT), The History Channel is premiering a brand new documentary called 50 Years of Star Trek, which will include the last ever interview conducted with Leonard Nimoy. Since there have already been countless documentaries already made about the franchise, we got on a call with executive producer Brian Volk-Weiss to get the inside scoop on what makes this one different.













Beyond soundtrack pre-order shows track titles

The Star Trek Beyond soundtrack is available on Amazon for pre-order, which means the track titles are out there for everyone to start speculating on. Composer Michael Giacchino has been great about posting musical updates on Twitter and Instagram, and on June 8th, posted a video to let us know they’d wrapped up recording. Read on for the video and potential spoiler track titles.




Three Ways To Win Tickets To The STAR TREK BEYOND Red Carpet Premiere

Dying to go to the Star Trek Beyond red carpet premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 20th? Don’t have tickets? Don’t have airfare? Don’t have a place to stay? I feel your pain. In the spirit of not hoarding opportunities to win all of the above, here are three different companies offering ways for you to make your Star Trek Beyond dreams come true.


Star Trek Stars Grieve For The Victims Of The Orlando Shooting *UPDATED*

We grieve for the victims of the horrific violence in Orlando last night. Star Trek’s two biggest philosophies are “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations” and “Live long and prosper,” and violence like this could not contradict them more. Below are messages from those who have contributed to Star Trek, as they tweet their condolences, emotions, and anger about the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. [UPDATE 6/13] More Trek stars join the chorus.



Bring A Little More Shatner Into Your Life With A Personalized E-Card

If it were within my power to send William Shatner to my friends’ homes to deliver personal messages of congratulations, happy birthdays, and assorted holiday wishes I would, because that would be awesome. Since I don’t have that power, I can do the next best thing: send them a personalized ecard of William Shatner calling them out by name and singing their praises.




Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana Go Head-to-head On Special Edition of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle *UPDATED*

Spock and Uhura are throwing down next Thursday on a special one-hour edition of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. [UPDATE 6/6]: VIDEO clip of Zachary Quinto performing Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” has appeared online. [UPDATE 2, 6/8]: VIDEO clip of Zoe Saldana performing “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots.