On Thursday, the news broke that, in a nod to George Takei, Star Trek Beyond would quietly show the character of Hikaru Sulu as a married gay man raising a daughter. Cool! Only, George Takei disapproves.
50 years after George Takei originated the role in Gene Roddenberry’s long-running series Star Trek, and 11 years after Takei himself came out, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu (now played by John Cho) will be revealed as a gay man “with a husband and a daughter” in this summer’s Star Trek Beyond. The creative decision, writes…
Rihanna—who confessed to being deeply in love with Star Trek since childhood so we have to believe it—released what’s being promoted as the world’s first-ever IMAX music video, “Sledgehammer,” a song from the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack.
Anton Yelchin, the actor best known for playing Chekov in J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek films, has died at the age of 27 in a car crash on Sunday morning.
Last night’s Game of Thrones begins with the sightless gaze of Jon Snow, right where we left him last year. But the most striking moments of the episode—including its final shocker—involve the gazes of women, usually without any words at all. There weren’t any dragons or zombies, and only a couple glimpses of a…
Over the weekend, even as most of us were celebrating the fact that a new Star Wars movie did not in any way suck, some portions of the internet got sucked into a pointless, silly debate. Is Rey, the film’s hero, a “Mary Sue”? The answer is no. Next question?
They finally made a movie sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy. And the good news is? The Force Awakens easily captures the charm and excitement of the first three movies. Here’s our spoiler-free review.
In a new video for Big Think, George Takei, noted internet god and LGBT+ rights activist, explains why Star Trek, a show that embraced diversity, didn’t feature one gay character during its original run. The reason: audiences weren’t ready for it.
Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek television show, revealed that she will be heading out on a NASA flight in September.
During a recent interview with The New York Times, presidential candidate (and noted butter lover) Ted Cruz revealed that he’s a big fan of Star Trek, going as far as to speculate that Captain Kirk—as a “working class,” “passionate fighter for justice”—is a Republican. William Shatner has since weighed in and does not…
The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female?
It's not quite poetic justice, but we'll take it: the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of litigious trolls with the barest ties to Jesus, were unable to picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they don't know where it is.
I was a kid the first time I watched The Wrath of Khan. I was a dedicated TNG fan and I'd seen the one with the whales, but when I bucked my bedtime and settled down to catch a late-night showing, I had no idea Spock dies at the end. As the credits rolled, I fucking sobbed.
Twenty years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager premiered. Of the five live-action Star Trek series, Voyager is not the best. If you were ranking them, Voyager and Enterprise would probably duke it out for last place. But none of that matters, because Star Trek: Voyager meant everything to me as a child.
This week's brain teaser will boldly go where no puzzle has gone before. Try and keep up.
Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe!
Until the internet became a thing we all know and love, themed weddings were kind of a rarity in the eyes of most people. Ten years ago, pictures from the occasional underground Star Wars wedding might have found their way on to eBaum's World or a clip show to be mocked. But these days, nary a July goes by without…
Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.…
We've got a very special treat today: Starting at 1 p.m., LeVar Burton will be here and answering your questions! He doesn't have tons of time — just enough for you, dear reader, to ask what's on your mind — so you'd better get in here.
Having demolished its original goal, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter crew is now aiming for $5 million. To get there, LeVar Burton has called upon his Star Trek colleagues for a series of live readings in L.A. and New York. Among them: Patrick Stewart and William Shatner.