LEGO William Shakespeare vs. LEGO William Shatner

Video LEGO William Shakespeare vs. LEGO William Shatner

2 days ago

Live short and DON'T prosper!

Swiss Watchmaker Creates the Ultimate Timepiece for Trekkers

Picture Swiss Watchmaker Creates the Ultimate Timepiece for Trekkers

April 04, 2014

Somewhere, a nerdcore rapper is figuring out how to wear this as a necklace.

Wil Wheaton Has Some Advice For Kids Who Get Called Nerds

Video Wil Wheaton Has Some Advice For Kids Who Get Called Nerds

March 29, 2014

Wesley Crusher CRUSHES it.

GIF of the Day: The Riker Manuever

Picture GIF of the Day: The Riker Manuever

March 18, 2014

Frakes-ly my dear, I don't give a damn.

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The Most WTF Picture of All-Time

Picture The Most WTF Picture of All-Time

March 17, 2014

The final frontier of WHAT IS HAPPENING?

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The Worf of Starfleet

Video The Worf of Starfleet

March 02, 2014

Set Quaaludes to stun.

Getting Engaged, The Captain Picard Way

Picture Getting Engaged, The Captain Picard Way

March 01, 2014

This is how you tell someone they're Number One to you.

Spock Riding a Unicorn

Picture Spock Riding a Unicorn

February 17, 2014

Highly logical, indeed.

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"Make it So" the Star Trek/Frozen Parody

Video "Make it So" the Star Trek/Frozen Parody

February 04, 2014

Frost Contact.

Article Star Trek's Uhura Was Convinced To Stay On The Show...By Martin Luther King Jr.

By Andrew Bridgman / January 20, 2014

  

 

While Star Trek is often dismissed as a weird subsection of nerd culture, it's hard to downplay how hugely important it was to society (outside of the convention world) - the series, the brainchild of creator Gene Roddenberry, presented a vision of the future that was almost unheard of at the time (near the height of the Cold War): it was a future that was bright, where the possibilities were endless. It was a future where people of all beliefs, nationalities, creeds, races, and species worked together to achieve great things. It was a future of tolerance and peace. While the rest of the world was expecting the future to be one of burnt skies and atomic fallout, Star Trek said we'd be traveling through space (granted - to 1920's gangster planets and also wrestling with lizard people, but still).

Also, it contained the first scripted interracial on-screen kiss in television history, between Nichelle Nichols' Lieutenant Uhura and William Shatner's Captain Kirk (granted - while both were being controlled by faux-Greek aliens using telekinesis, but still).

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