Star Trek has a lot of cool technology that we don’t have today, such as warp drives, tractor beams and teleportation. That said, its smartphones look really, really out of date — in fact, Star Trek’s famous communicator mobile phones look more like clunkier versions of old Motorola flip phones than they do modern smartphones. That said, diehard Trekkies will nonetheless love a brilliant new smartphone accessory unveiled this week that will give them the ability to look just like Captain Kirk while they’re talking to friends on the phone. More →
After dipping out of the Fast and Furious franchise in 2013, director Justin Lin has been keeping himself busy. He executive produced procedural drama Scorpion for CBS, directed the first two episodes of True Detective’s second season, and on Monday, revealed the official title of his Star Trek movie, which is currently in production.
Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series, has passed away at the age of 83. The New York Times notes that Nimoy announced he had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year, and his wife confirmed that this was the cause of his death on Friday. More →
Amazon and CBS have reached a licensing deal in which CBS will provide Amazon Prime subscribers with access to its television shows.The deal will add 2,000 TV episodes from popular shows such as The Tudors, Medium, Frasier, Cheers, Numb3rs, and the full Star Trek franchise to the Amazon Prime library, which already has more than 8,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon expects the content to be available during this summer and it confirmed that its Instant Video customers will also have access to the library. Read on for the full press release. More →
Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic might have first appeared in The Dark Knight but as much as our Finnish friends love product placement, it looks like its first S60 5th Edition phone might be making another cameo on the big screen. Nokia has just revealed it will be releasing a special Star Trek edition of the popular touchscreen phone — which will be free on contract with Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and O2 — featuring special Star Trek animated screen savers, three Star Trek wallpapers and eight exclusive Trek-themed ringtones. It also packs an exclusive phaser application but sadly, no teleporting capabilities. The 5800 Star Trek edition might not be able to beam you anywhere but all your Trekkie pals will surely be envious when you brandish it at the next Star Trek convention. Just make sure you sneak away to a corner when you use it to call your mom for a ride home.