CBS released a quick teaser video yesterday, announcing the debut of their latest Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Discovery, on Sunday, September 24, 2017. https://twitter.com/ImprovDandies/status/876945027469070336 Here are the Canadian broadcaster's plans, as posted on StarTrek.com: Space Channel will launch the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 PM ET. [...]
Elon Musk (SpaceX) released his sixteen page proposal to get Mars populated -- Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species. Understandably, the document doesn't claim to have all the answers but first we have to get past the sticker shock. "If we can get the cost of moving to Mars to be roughly equivalent to a median [...]
Since Star Trek shows a post-scarcity reality, it doesn't spend much time focusing on the companies or people that propel a society into the future. Oh sure, we all know the work of Dr. Noonien Song at one end of the spectrum and the bleak embodiment of transhumanism in the Borg at the other. But what about [...]
If you can't make it to Risa this year, how about a trip to Germany? Movie Park Germany (a theme park with real movie studios in Bottrop-Kirchhellen) looks to have similar elements as the Starfleet Academy Experience but takes it one step further with the world's first and only licensed Star Trek roller coaster. Trekmovie shared [...]
Looking for something to do (beyond coming to Holodeck Follies) until Star Trek: Discovery airs? Star Trek Adventures, from Modiphius Entertainment, was released today for North American pre-order! Modiphius Entertainment is thrilled to announce the pre-order for the highly anticipated Star Trek Adventures Roleplaying Game and Miniatures line. The first official Star Trek RPG in [...]
NOW Toronto -- Thanks for listing our June episode of Holodeck Follies as one of your critic's picks. Thanks especially for giving the nod alongside the esteemed Jimmy Pardo, who hits town this weekend because of Empire Comedy Live! We will be joined by Hisham Kelati and Daughters of the Silk Rose. See you Friday, [...]
The Police Service of Northern Ireland have opened engaged social media to track down nearly 4,000 stolen Star Trek trading cards. https://www.facebook.com/PSNI.Foyle/posts/1372894556092128 Hopefully they get infinitely more assistance than infinite pithy comments.
The Dandies return to Comedy Bar on June 9 to help Toronto celebrate a month of Pride!
My excitement is not just for something new and shiny. Star Trek Discovery has the potential to retire and escape past problematic narrative traps.