Ronald Reagan was a fan of Star Trek—and even a critic of it sometimes. In his diary he talks about watching Star Trek III in the White House theater and how he thought it sucked. In his post-presidential years apparently this interest in the franchise continued, and in 1991 he visited the then-highly popular Next…
Leonard Nimoy didn't just have a massive impact on science fiction, he also transformed pop culture. Nimoy, who died today, took the thankless supporting role of an emotionless alien science whiz, and turned Spock on Star Trek into an icon.
Every now and then Craigslist comes through and provides something truly magical. And not magic like a way you can turn exposing yourself into a box of every Alf episode on VHS, but magical like a '78 GMC van covered in Star Trek murals. One of which features Spock, and a topless alien woman. That kind of magic.…
The Gallileo-7 shuttlecraft was a proud vessel, that served the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise well on several episodes of Star Trek — most notably the episode that bears its name. But sadly, this amazing piece of space engineering had fallen into disrepair, until it was finally restored to spaceworthiness.
So you want to build the Enterprise. Don't we all! Well good news: according to some quick, messy, napkin math, it's possible. Kind of. The bad news? It's going to be stupid expensive. But not unfathomably so! Start scrounging up your space-pennies.
Spocks both past and present face off in a battle of wits and driving in this hilarious Audi video posted to YouTube yesterday. There's Leonard Nimoy besting Zachary Quinto at chess, singing the "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins," and using a vulcan nerve pinch. There's also a lot of smack talk.
How has Scotty been keeping himself busy since the last Trek movie? With whisky, of course. Simon Pegg brings out the booze for the return of Montgomery Scott, in this exclusive new featurette about the world's greatest starship engineer, and what he gets up to in Star Trek Into Darkness.
While everyone is ramping up for J.J. Abrams' latest Trek movie, the Star Trek Into Darkness app is uncovering some hidden treasures from Star Trek past. We've got an exclusive collection of high-res, never-before-seen shots of the redesigned Enterprise bridge from 2009 — check them out!
There are so many artificial intelligences that are evil: they try to kill their creator, or kill all humans, or take over the world, or all three. But some AIs do this with charisma and style, while others are complete dicks about it. Here’s a look at a dozen computers who must have had “be an asshole” near the…
If there's anyone reading this who hasn't pretended their car was a spaceship on a long, boring night drive in the middle of nowhere, then click that close box now. A dark road, the glow of your instruments, stars in the sky — why wouldn't you pretend to be in a spaceship?
Space may be the final frontier, but this Tribble-sized U.S.S. Enterprise won't get there on just the impulse power of an old Dodge pickup. You're also going to need gumption and the ability to dodge cameraphone-carrying Jalopnik readers.
The new Star Trek flick just came out. While nobody we know will admit to seeing it, the reviews sound pretty good. That said, the most famous Trekkie soundbite will always be the anti-Montalban "KHAAAAN!"
The Aptera, which has been the poster child for the entire Automotive X Prize, is forgetting about trying to win that $10 million trophy and getting famous elsewhere—and that elsewhere is on the big screen. Recent reports are saying that the Aptera has been spotted on the set of the new Star Trek movie.
Besides spending countless hours on a blog devoted to any and everything with four wheels, of course. I just got back from supper with a fellow auto-journo and with the lone exception of ordering food, our conversation didn't deviate from cars for a second. "Is a 208 even a Ferrari? I mean, come on!" Our…
Fresh on the heels of the Lexus hybrid powered by tubes of captured light itself is this Saturn Vue, obviously harnessing the power of mere photons. The cutaway clearly shows multicolored bands of light coursing through the powerplant of this super advanced Saturn hybrid. We suspect dilithium crystals are at the…