Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy Showed Us Heroes Still Exist

Hassan Arif | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Nimoy seems a genuinely decent person who, while not Spock, did live up to a high standard of wisdom and integrity. This is refreshing in a world where it seems there are no heroes left, where facades removed reveal disturbing realities.

A Fan's Last Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada

"Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday after losing his battle with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was buried at...

13 Pearls Of Spock's Logical Wisdom

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada

Leonard Nimoy may have left us, but his most famous character's wisdom will always be with us. Nimoy played many characters in a career that spanne...

B.C. Man's Star Trek Van Sold To Well-Known Musician

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Sometimes an offer is just too sweet — or should we say Trekkie? — to pass up.

We're Already Living in the Future

Cathy Elliott | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada
Cathy Elliott

Escape From an Inhospitable Planet As a kid in high school, I was the one who was called out by other girls and beaten up by the boys in the school ya...

Why Your Daughters Need More Star Trek

Justin Beach | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.03.2014 | 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 | 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...