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Star Trek: The Original Series

  1. How Does Your Favorite Star Trek Series Fare on the Bechdel Test?

    Which series fares best? Hint: It's WAY cool.

    A little over a year ago, with the help of a few other Trekkies I met through Tumblr, I took on a huge but super-fun project: running each and every live-action Star Trek episode—from The Original Series through Enterprise—through the Bechdel Test.

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  2. Never and Always Touching and Touched: Arlene Martel, Star Trek‘s T’Pring, Passes Away

    Monday: Robin Williams. Yesterday evening: Lauren Bacall. Yesterday night: Arlene Martel, best known to Trekkers as T'Pring from The Original Series. Seriously, can this stop now? I'm starting to get worried about Patrick Stewart and/or Ian McKellen.

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  3. NASA Addresses William Shatner as Captain, Updates Him on the ISS, Is This Real Life?

    Captain's log: Checked in on NASA's quaint "space station."

    Being the quintessential Starfleet Captain has its perks, including NASA addressing you as such and updating you on missions, apparently. Good to know the space program is keeping ol' Kirk in the loop.

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  4. Here’s What Happened at the “Women of Trek Fandom” Panel at Star Trek: Las Vegas!

    "Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."

    Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Superb Punk Rock Storm Cosplay

    Things We Saw Today

    Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cottrell is absolutely killing it with this mohawk Storm cosplay. Photo by Jamais Vu, clothes by Marika of Kicka Custom Design. (via Fashionably Geek) 

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Adorable POP! Funko Ghostbusters Figures

    Things We Saw Today

    POP! Vinyl has a line of Ghostbusters figures coming out - how adorably ominous does this Stay Puft Marshmallow Man look?! He's actually larger than the others for better re-enactment possibilities. (via Firewire)

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  7. Adopt Me, Woman Who Built The Original Star Trek Enterprise In Her Basement

    To Boldly Go

    For just $30,000 you too could live the life you've always dreamed! Canadian social worker Line Rainville did, and now I want to go live with her.

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  8. Snuggle Up With the Crew of the Enterprise In Pillow Form

    Make It So

    Characters from Star Trek: The Original Series and The Next Generation are made squishy and cuddleable by Etsy seller Morondanga. Or more cuddleable, in some cases. Oh Worf, you're adorable. (via: Geeks are Sexy)

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  9. Redditor Photoshops Star Trek: The Next Generation Characters Into The Original Series

    To Boldly Go

    Disagree with some of the uniform colors chosen for this The Next Generation/Original Series mashup? Click over to the Reddit thread and read deadfraggle's justifications. Or just hash it out in the comments. We won't mind. (via Tumblr)

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  10. Star Trek’s Uhura And Spock Were Supposed To Hook Up Years Ago, Then William Shatner Pulled Rank

    Dammit Jim!

    Well this is a surprise. We all know about the interracial kiss that rocked the world on Star Trek on November 22, 1968 but did you know that kiss was originally supposed to be between Uhura and Spock, not Uhura and Kirk? 

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