Creator Séamus Hanly writes:
Kirk Squad is an Irish web-series parody of Star Trek that re-uses footage from Star Trek: The Animated Series. ‘The Delegate’ (above) is the first episode to be released in two years and features performances by Irish comedian Alison Spittleand American b-movie legend Lloyd Kaufman, among others.
Colm Meaney as Chief Miles O’Brien in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’
Gary Mackey writes:
There’s a petition my friend, Alex Smyth, created to have a statue of Chief O’ Brien commissioned by an artist and erected somewhere in Ireland, Dublin or Killarney.
This is very important, this is joyous, hopeful and inspirational.
The concept of ‘Warp Drive’ featured in Star Trek (and other science fiction) can be a little tricky to visualise, given that Warp 1 is the speed of light and Warp 6 is 392 times the speed of light.
Trekkie EC Henry compares the relative speeds of various ships from the Star Trek canon including the original Enterprise NX-01, subsequent Enterprises, Voyager and Defiant, racing them from Earth to the edge of the solar system,.
To bouldly go…
Readers may care to have a goo at this new mobile game Star Trek Fleet Command, which has just launched worldwide and is made right here in Dublin by Digit Game Studios.
It’s a nifty resource management/strategy/MMORPG set in the Star Trek universe (specifically, JJ Abrams’ latter-day iteration).
Build up your starbase, get better ships, crew them up and head out into the galaxy to complete missions, play out the storyline or just get in scraps with other players.
I Have been playing since the ‘soft launch’ a few weeks ago and it really is one of the richest, most engaging mobile games I’ve come across.
It’s free to play with in-app purchases; microtransactions aren’t forced on you though – unless you want to speed up your progress.
Anyway, it’s tons of fun, highly recommend it. This not an ad.
A Star Trek-themed video from the Abortion Support Network in England – in which it appeals for donations.
The group has been helping to provide information, financial assistance and accommodation to women from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man who have to travel to England for a safe and legal abortion since 2009.
For more information and to donate to the ASN, visit here