Is there such a thing as too much information? Data certainly wouldn’t say so, but a mere human mind may not be capable of processing the terabytes of information we were given by the cast and crew of Star Trek: Discovery at the recent conventions. Find out if Luke Weir needs a brain transplant after summarizing all of the latest Star Trek news on this episode of Hyperchannel!Read More
Star Trek: Discovery officially announces the remainder of its cast as production gets underway, Michael Dorn will not be appearing on Discovery, Patrick Stewart is done with X-Men, Bridge Crew is delayed (again), and McDonald's uses Star Trek imagery to promote a new burger in Japan.Read More
In the first Hyperchannel of the new year, we catch up on the latest about new series boxed sets, new Discovery cast members, new comics... and new tricorders? Also, we pay tribute to some notable figures from Star Trek and the scientific community who recently passed away.Read More
CNN remembers "Plato's Stepchildren" (more or less) | Lost Apollo continues the Five Year Mission in TOS style
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CNN remembers "Plato's Stepchildren" (more or less)
As part of its current retrospective on the 1960s, CNN highlighted the Original Series episode "Plato's Stepchildren" as an example of how, in that tumultuous decade, "Television [began] to tackle serious issues." As long-time fans know, this third-season episode is best remembered for a moment often touted as network television's first interracial kiss, when the telepathic Platonians force Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura to lock lips. Unfortunately, CNN didn't summarize the episode with 100% accuracy, but it still highlights the importance of Star Trek in breaking new ground.
Lost Apollo continues the Five Year Mission in TOS style
Since 2009 we've gotten roughly four hours of content from the rebooted J.J. Abrams Star Trek. That's barely one new TV episode per year. At the end of Into Darkness the Enteprise is ready to finally start that famous five-year mission. Of course, we'll never see it in any substance in the theatre. IDW, however, is bringing us the adventure in comic form through the Star Trek Ongoing series. The last issue, "Lost Apollo, Part 1" delivers the goods with a story that feels very reminiscent of The Original Series.