Big Download claims “the success of the new Star Trek movie has made many die hard Trek fans wonder what happened to the timeline of the previous TV shows and movies”. But practically all of them already knew the whole-alternate-universe-existing-on-a-different-quantum-frequency thing long before the movie came out. Making the Star Trek Online timeline below (courtesy Atari through BD) totally unnecessary:
Heck, I’m sure savvy fans have even figured out the dissolution of the Klingon-Fed alliance, given the messy inter-galactic politics started towards the end of Deep Space Nine and continued during Picard’s final days on-screen. But it’s always good for geeks …read more
Nokia has finally established itself in North America, with customers even in relatively undeveloped Iowa using the company’s products.
As the underage and rebellious James T. Kirk drives down in an “antique” Corvette, he gets a call from the angry owner. And how did he know a call was coming in? Why, through the futuristic version of the Nokia ringtone of course! And who would’ve thought Nokia moved past the typical standalone phone, featuring products of more integrated form?
Unless earlier parts of the movie’s timeline have changed, it’s good to see that the world’s number cell phone manufacturer has survived World …read more
Has anyone realized that—aside from the apparently unresolved questions of FTL travel and matter transmission—Star Trek is an impossible future? Especially, if you’re talking about user interfaces.
Well, the TNG variant at least. The “Okudagrams” that characterize the controls of the USS Enterprise-D (as well other ships within the same timeframe) actually seem counter-intuitive. Granted, the bright colors and adaptability—similar to how an iPhone changes whats on screen depending on what app is running—make the futuristic interface look cool. But nobody’s ever considered just how easy it is to use (or not).
No need for more words, just go here and watch.
PS: iTunes users can click here)
PPS: Was this trailer trying to evoke The Dark Knight or something? Still awesome though.
PPPS: Don’t forget our special Star Trek Messenger Bag promo!
Here’s our own special Star Trek related promo, as promised yesterday: get a chance to win the Star Trek Messenger bag pictured above!
So how can you enter?
For Intel and Lenovo, the Star Trek franchise represents an opportunity to reach the geeky people. You know, the type who give a damn about CPUs and computing equipment. That’s why they’re raffling off access to:
A trip for four to the Hollywood Premiere of the new Star Trek movie.
A “zero gravity flight” for a group of four. That’s the trip where you all fly in a plane that climbs up then descends quickly, creating zero gravity conditions for you and friends to play around in.
The so-called New Frontiers Sweepstakes is only open to US residents, age 18 and above. Visit …read more
Yes, I know a sci-fi movie is barely relevant to The Gadget Blog. But the Star Trek franchise is a reason why I got so into technology in the first place, and I bet the same applies to you too.
Yes, I know the latest Star Trek trailer—which no doubt reveals a lot more about the movie—is scheduled to show with Watchmen this coming weekend. But it’s hard being patient.
Trekkies everywhere should be in love with Dream Cheeky, because the site’s apparently coming out with a Star Trek themed VoIP speakerphone soon. Constructed like that classic gadget that was William Shatner’s outlet for hammy acting, answering calls with the Star Trek USB Communicator is a simple matter of—you guessed it—flipping the cover up! Talking handsfree is of course accomplished via speakerphone.
More updates on the upcoming Star Trek movie: Turns out all those obvious differences—as featured through teasers and trailers—aren’t due to an attempt to update the whole Star Trek “look” for the unwashed 2009 masses. (Before we continue however… SPOILER ALERT!!!).
…Rather, it’s all based on long-established Trek science, that things change thanks to the miracle of time travel. Continue reading to see what trekmovie.com learned through an interview with Star Trek co-writer Bob Orci.
Star Trek is great, because it’s a reason why many of us got so into gadgets and technology in the first place. Now that J.J. Abrams & Co. have finally decided to release a full-blown trailer, because it makes May ‘09 seem so far far away.
Too bad no one’s ripped the file and put it up on YouTube. Right now you can only rely on bootlegs, or the real deal over at Apple.com.
Let’s be a little Mac snobbish, shall we? All those who think the new Star Trek will suck, screw you. Let’s give the new makers the benefit of …read more