Tag Archives: Star Trek

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…

Doug writes:

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.

Star Trek Fleet Command

The Warp Zone a cappella group performs the theme tunes of Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Because Star Trek, silly.



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

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Australian video artist Nick ‘Pogo’ Bertke’s personal tribute (yes, that’s him throughout) to the musical ouevre of Star Trek TNG’s science officer and captain. To wit:

Data & Picard is my tribute to one of the greatest TV series of all time. It is an original track featuring the voices of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander Data (Brent Spiner), accompanied by a music video I shot entirely in my living room with a green screen and lights. The track opens with the Klingon Victory Song, followed by a remix of Data singing Che Gelida Manina in the episode ‘In Theory’. This episode was the first ever to be directed by Patrick Stewart and I didn’t realize this until after the track was finished.


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A comprehensive chronology of the now 50 year old Star Trek Universe from the original 1966-1969 series to this year’s Star Trek: Beyond by Andy Schnieder and Jonathan Britnell of Burger Fiction.

Previously: As Easy As A-B-C



Risky Business by Mick Cassidy

Paul Ryan writes:

To boldly go where no Irish artist has gone before… or have they? A good friend [Dubliner Mick Cassidy, currently a character designer for Family Guy] has been selected to showcase his talents at the Star Trek, 50 Artists, 50 Years exhibition in the US, and I thought it deserved a bit of recognition this side of the Atlantic.

Episodes, anyone?

50 Artists, 50 Years – Mick Cassidy (Star Trek)

Thanks Kieran NYC


Further to Ryan Tubridy’s attack on Star Trek-watching, bedsit dwellers allegedly picking on children and celebrities online.

Ronan at Star Trek Eire fumes:

Ah now Ryan! I’ve met you at a Star Wars convention so you obviously have time for a bit of sci-fi. Your remark probably won’t go down well with Star Trek fans. It does imply that we’re all lonesome lads on social media.

Have you interviewed Patrick Stewart Ryan? Please tell him your opinions about Star Trek fans. He once objected when an interviewer described Trekkies as “weird”, calling it a “silly thing to say”. Stewart added, “How many do you know personally? You couldn’t be more wrong.”

Isaac Asimov described us: “Trekkies are intelligent, interested, involved people with whom it is a pleasure to be, in any numbers. Why else would they have been involved in Star Trek, an intelligent, interested, and involved show?”

Maybe in some crazy way you’re just angling for a role in the new Star Trek series out in 2017? ;)

Tubridy Cries Havoc and let Slip the Dogs of War (StarTrekEire)