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The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive

For most of us, traveling faster than the cosmic speed limit—the speed of light—is a science-fiction fantasy that breaks the very foundation of modern physics. But in the eyes of an engineering undergrad at the University of Alabama in Huntsville named Joseph Agnew, it’s a theory worthy of study.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Scientists Who Won’t Give Up on the Warp Drive

For most of us, traveling faster than the cosmic speed limit—the speed of light—is a science-fiction fantasy that breaks the very foundation of modern physics. But in the eyes of an engineering undergrad at the University of Alabama in Huntsville named Joseph Agnew, it’s a theory worthy of study.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Must-Watch Episodes

Last week, we gave you a guide to the highs of Star Trek at its apex of idealistic sci-fi in The Next Generation. But even the brightest light must cast a shadow, and no Star Trek show has embraced or understood that like arguably its headiest, dramatic entry in the franchise: Deep Space Nine. Want […]

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Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Must-Watch Episodes

Star Trek is one of the most beloved bits of sci-fi TV around, but perhaps most beloved of all is its sophomore entry into the franchise: The Next Generation, the apex of Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future writ large. Want to dive into this classic series but don’t know where to start beyond […]

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10 of TV’s Best ‘Spa Day’ Episodes for a Little R&R

Sometimes you’ve got to just treat yourself—especially when you’re stuck at home during covid-19 related social distancing. For me, that means doing more at-home spa days, something plenty of TV’s best characters have done from time to time. Of course, it usually doesn’t turn out so well. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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10 of TV’s Best ‘Spa Day’ Episodes for a Little R&R

Sometimes you’ve got to just treat yourself—especially when you’re stuck at home during covid-19 related social distancing. For me, that means doing more at-home spa days, something plenty of TV’s best characters have done from time to time. Of course, it usually doesn’t turn out so well. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Star Trek: Picard’s Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That’s Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of […]

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Star Trek: Picard’s Finale Gives You Everything You Wanted, and That’s Kind of the Problem

Star Trek: Picard has spent its debut season telling a story that, at times, has tried to balance nostalgia for its past with an interrogation of just what having nostalgia for that past in a time of crisis really means. Its season one finale, for better or worse, decides that the best thing any of […]

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Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green on Bringing Her Star Trek Legacy to Video Games

As Star Trek: Discovery’s Michael Burnham, Sonequa Martin-Green has spent the past few years helping to carve out a new step in Star Trek’s long televisual legacy. Now, it’s time for another part of that long legacy to embrace her: by catapulting Michael into the world of Star Trek Online, to rub digital shoulders…Read more… […]

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On Star Trek: Picard, Everyone But Starfleet’s Got Their House in Order

Star Trek: Picard’s premiere re-introduced us to a world where the Federation feels more beaten back and weary of its ideals than it has in years—even more than when it was actively at war. Its second episode reveals this weariness has rendered its finest champions frustratingly aimless, to the advantage of friend and…Read more… Continue […]

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A History of Star Trek’s Uneasy Relationship With Androids

Sci-fi has been fascinated with sentient synthetic life since its earliest days, but Star Trek, in particular, has had quite the tumultuous history with its own consideration of androids and their place in its far future. From classic interpretations of sinister ‘bots to one of the franchise’s most beloved characters,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Jean-Luc Picard Is Back, But Is the Star Trek He Left Behind?

He’s a little older. He’s not on a starship. He’s haunted by tragedies of years past. He’s drinking a lot more wine these days. But it would be fair to say that, deep down, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not a man truly changed when we meet him again in the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. […]

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Jean-Luc Picard Is Back, But Is the Star Trek He Left Behind?

He’s a little older. He’s not on a starship. He’s haunted by tragedies of years past. He’s drinking a lot more wine these days. But it would be fair to say that, deep down, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not a man truly changed when we meet him again in the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. […]

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When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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When Star Trek: The Next Generation Was Bad, It Was Truly Horrendous

There aren’t just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period. It’s amazing how much terrible content this show produced while simultaneously reviving the beloved franchise—there’s the racism of “Code of Honor,” the supernatural…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Cast and Crew of Picard Discuss the Character-Centric Direction of Jean-Luc’s Next Outing

Star Wars: The Next Generation was, fulfilling the pedigree of the original Star Trek before it, a show that was ultimately full of hope. There was conflict, and sometimes it was bleak, but there was always a way forward for mankind, civilization, and the universe as a whole. There was danger on the frontier, but […]

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