Star Trek

Why Your Daughters Need More Star Trek

Justin Beach | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada
Justin Beach

I haven't seen any surveys that say definitively how many five to twelve year old girls are frequenting comic book stores and watching Star Trek. I'm sure that the number, whatever it is, is higher than the numbers were in the 1970s but I'm willing to bet that it still disproportionately less than the number of boys.

Star Trek Van For Sale, Not For Shy Drivers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver dad is reluctantly selling his custom 1978 GMC van, airbrushed with a stunning — and we mean that in every definition of the word — od...

TV's Defiance: When Are Sci-fi Allegories No Longer Enough?

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Defiance is an American science fiction TV series just recently beginning its second season (on Sy-Fy in the U.S., Showcase in Canada, and other broad...

Shatner To Beam Into Calgary Stampede Parade

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian actor William Shatner will beam into Alberta next month to lead the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade.Shatner, best known for his role a...

Star Trek's Disease-Diagnosing Tricorder Could Soon Be A Reality

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Almost 50 years ago, TV viewers were introduced to a nifty little sci-fi gadget on the series "Star Trek" that could read a patient's vital ...

Broken Bells 'Naive' About Using The 'D' Word In Their Album Title

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Music

When Shins frontman James Mercer and wunderkind producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), collectively known as Broken Bells, decided to name their so...

Canadian Sets New Standard For Star Trek House Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada TV

Line Rainville just upped the ante for Trekkies everywhere. The resident of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec, spent roughly $30,000 transforming the...

Canadian Rocker Details 'Struggle' To Complete New Solo Album

The Huffington Post Canada | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

Murray Lightburn, singer of Montreal band The Dears, has made a mother of a solo album. "Mass:Light" is an electronic concept album, a sci-fi story...

Best 'Star Trek' Costumes Ever!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada Style

Sure, you're probably thinking about what dresses to wear to all the annual Christmas parties this month, but just stop obsessing over whether you're ...

How Science, Science Fiction and Progressive Politics are Connected

Justin Beach | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
Justin Beach

I talk a lot on Twitter, Facebook and my blog about science, science fiction and progressive politics are regular topics. Some people who seem interes...

Could Orphan Black Have Been a Game-Changer?

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

Orphan Black is about clones and conspiracies. Part of the series' appeal is doubtless its gimmick. The twinning process -- wherein an actor plays opposite himself -- has been around for decades, but Orphan Black does it better than almost anything before. Even when the clones hand each other glasses you forget special effects are involved!

Courage and Cowardice in Canadian TV

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

At heart, every story has probably been told, so it's in the details it's kept fresh. When Canadian filmmakers refuse to set their productions in Canada, they are basically announcing: "We have no intention of doing anything fresh with this material." If the creators aren't willing to fight for something as rudimentary as the setting, can we really expect them to fight for other things? Is the fact that so many of these filmmakers are unwilling to set their stories explicitly in Canada part of the reason why there are so few Canadian series and movies fronted by non-white actors? 'Cause that might be a fight with executives, too.

Star Trek and the Request for Plot Lines

Bill Haines | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Bill Haines

Hey, I loved Star Trek growing up and I think my whole generation did. But be forewarned. I am going to help you find the tears. But until I thought of Star Trek and Dr. McCoy, I could not find the tears either. The themes of Star Trek are great. The inclusiveness, the friendship, the camaraderie, no one was expendable, we were all members of the crew, no matter race, faith, colour or sexual orientation, we were all working together for the common good; for the mission.

Watch: HuffPost Canada Staff Picks Fave 'Star Trek: TNG' Episodes

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada TV

With today's release of "Star Trek Into Darkness," some staff members at Huffington Post Canada began to reminisce about the days of yore, when "Star ...

WATCH: Why Does Riker Sit Like That?!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada TV

Everyone loves Commander William T. Riker, the bearded, dashing, gallant first officer of Jean-Luc Picard's USS Enterprise. But despite years of watch...

Beaming Into A Liquor Store Near You

CBC | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

It's a beer set to boldly go where no beer has gone before — and it launched in Calgary this weekend. Vulcan Ale is the brainchild of t...

'Star Trek Into Darkness': Would the Original Captain Kirk Like the Modern Kirk?

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

One could make the case the original Kirk (William Shatner) would regard the current Kirk (Chris Pine) with some skepticism. And as much as I suspect I'll enjoy the new film, I suspect I'll miss the old Kirk, and what he said about our definition of "hero."

'Star Trek: The Next Generation': 47 Best Moments Of An Evening With The Cast

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

You don't know true TV fandom until you've met a Star Trek fan. This fandom of Trekkies/Trekkers is nothing new; what isn't documented ad infinitum is the feeling, the invisible camaraderie. For all of you who missed it, here are the 47 best moments of the night.

Chris Jancelewicz

After All This Time, He Still Loves Worf

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada TV

All too often, TV actors who've played the same character for a long time grow resentful and dislike talking about their experiences in the role. Not ...

Entertainment is Education

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The media reaction to the Hollywood film, Argo -- depicting when Canadians in Iran provided a haven for American diplomats -- has subtly started to di...

Fanatical Trekkie Looks For Women In Hilarious Craigslist Ad

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

A demanding and detailed Edmonton Craigslist ad is casting a hilarious light into the mind of a fanatical Star Trek fan who's presumably willing to tr...

Probiotics and Your Gut: A Match Made in Heaven

Jason Tetro | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg With any luck, we may be able to harness the combined effects of our gut germs and probiotics to create a harmonious and peaceful gut and keep at least one part of our bodies regularly healthy. Now that would be boldly going where no one has gone before.

Auction Porn For Star Trek, Comic Fans

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver auction house is putting rare Star Trek trading cards up for bid at what may be the geekiest auction ever this weekend. One of the bigg...

Why Germs in Space Are a Nightmare

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg During the second mission to the moon in 1969, Apollo 12, the crew brought back a camera that had been sent some two and a half years earlier. When they returned, the camera underwent extensive testing including microbiological analysis. Much to their surprise, they found a colony of earthly bacteria; apparently the microbes had survived the inhospitable lunar environment.

What Digital Media Can Learn From Comic-Con

Mitch Joel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

After walking the floor at Montreal Comic-Con for a few hours on Saturday, one thing became abundantly clear: the majority of the commercial activity that was taking place at this physical event cannot be duplicated or replicated in a digital format. By cultivating true fans and giving them unique opportunities to connect and share, they're not only keeping alive a traditional media channel (or two), but they're inventing new and fascinating ways to extend their characters and build interest.