"Star Trek

'Star Trek: Discovery' Finds Its First Starfleet Captain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living

And it's badass woman, Michelle Yeoh.

Cineplex Entertainment Introduces Barco Escape To Cinephiles

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

Barco Escape, in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, is hoping to offer viewers a more dynamic movie experience in Canada with panoramic screens. I got the scoop on this new technology and offer thoughts on whether you should try seeing the latest blockbuster flicks with it yourself.

New 'Star Trek' Show Will Be Streamed On Netflix, Just Not In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business

You'll need cable TV and a subscription to Space to see the new Star Trek series.

Honouring Star Trek's Canadian Connections, 50 Years Later

Robert Waite | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada TV
Robert Waite

James Doohan was more than just an actor and a Star Trek crew member -- he was a real-life war hero and was also central to shaping elements of the series itself. In the Second World War he was a pilot and took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy (and was hit by six rounds).

MAC Is Going Intergalactic For Their Next Collaboration

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Style

Get excited, "Star Trek" fans.

My Parents Killed My Self-Esteem - Now I'm Done Taking Criticism

Lenora Thompson | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.

Assimilationists Are On The Wrong Side Of Canada's History

Jack Jedwab | Posted 01.18.2017 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

In Canada, the term assimilation is especially unpopular. It's associated with painful events in the country's history. But the country's proponents of forced assimilation often underestimated the inevitability of resistance on the part of their targets. The lessons of our history seem lost on many Canadians as it's surprising to learn how many endorse making "others" like "them." Paradoxically, several Canadians that continue to fear assimilation are amongst those most apt to believe that their own cultural survival depends others assimilating.

The Force Awakens: A Lifelong Fan's Perspective

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Gabriel Yiu

A major challenge for the Mickey Mouse company and J.J. Abrams was to revitalize the force of the George Lucas franchise and to reinvigorate the passion of the next generation. In this respect, The Force Awakens is a success, and I never had a doubt that it would beat every box office record.

Leonard Nimoy Showed Us Heroes Still Exist

Hassan Arif | Posted 05.02.2015 | 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 12.03.2015 | 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.