Two Star Trek Fans Filmed Themselves Break Into The Next Generation Set In 1988

We’ve all seen news stories about criminals, vandals, or a group of kids who not only did something illegal, but were stupid enough to film themselves doing it. That’s never a good idea, because as we know in this day and age, nothing stays secret for long. The real geniuses out there post the videos online, you know, because they’re super smart. Those are the ones who are always the most shocked to get caught. Most of the time you’re glad these dumbasses filmed themselves, if only because it makes us feel good to laugh at morons. This new footage that has come to light, however, will make you glad these outlaws recorded themselves, not because of some smug sense of superiority, but because it’s totally awesome. What these Star Trek fans did in 1988 was break into the set of The Next Generation and film themselves din the process.

On the night of March 10, 1988, at least two rabid Trek fans found their way onto the TNG set on the Paramount Studios lot after hours. Talk about kids in a candy store. Haven’t we all fantasized about wandering around the sets for one of our favorite shows or movies, twisting knobs, sitting in chairs, knocking over a sickbay bed?


Star Trek Gets A Blooper Trailer And A Power Rangers Makeover

Exploring the final frontier is stressful, man. If you’re not battling bald, pissed-off Romulans then you’re fighting a whitewashed version of your greatest foe or battling lizard people in a horrible video game. It’s no wonder James Kirk beds everything in sight; that guy needs to unwind. After all, too much stress might — to borrow a phrase from Babylon 5 — make you go “space happy.” Well, I’m no medical doctor, and Bones isn’t returning any of my calls, but if I had to guess what “space happy” looks like, I think the video above might be a pretty accurate representation.


New Outlander Photo, Plus Ron Moore Talks Star Trek, Star Wars, And More

OutlanderTonight sci-fi veteran Ronald D. Moore makes his long-awaited return to the small screen with his Antarctic outbreak story Helix on Syfy. But that’s apparently not enough to fill his time, because he also has an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels for Starz, which will premiere later this year. A time-jumping multi-period piece, there is a new old-timey Outlander photo for us to peruse. Moore has been busy on the promotional trail, hawking his wares, and has taken the time to talk about everything from his own shows, to Star Wars, Star Trek, and even Game of Thrones.

The story of Outlander follows a married 1940s combat nurse named Claire (Caitriona Balfe). On vacation with her husband (Tobias Menzies) in Scotland, she manages to tumble through some kind of portal into the 18th century. There she falls in love with a young warrior bro, played by Sam Heughan. As you can see, this photograph, which appeared in EW, is definitely from Claire’s pre-time travel days. She’s just hanging out in a field, having an awesome car with running boards, though I feel like having a convertible in Scotland has many of the same drawbacks as owning a similar automobile in Seattle. In the accompanying interview, Moore discusses what drew him to the project.


North Carolina Councilman Resigns…In Klingon

There are a lot of ways you can earn serious geek cred. Maybe you won a string of cosplay contents for your meticulously recreated costume of Station from Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Maybe you once defeated William Shatner in Dramatic Pause-Off. But I’m afraid one particular bucket-list item has been checked off, because a city councilman from North Carolina has resigned in Klingon.

When councilman David Waddell of Indian Trail, NC, made the decision to resign his position, he decided to have “one last laugh” on his way out. He tendered his resignation with two letters: the first was written to the community he served, describing his reasons for stepping down, including “runaway development in the town as well as concerns with how requests for public information were being handled.”


Apparently he’s an Original Series Klingon.


Star Trek Fanatic Creates The Coolest Basement Theater Ever

star trek basementThere are people in this world who are such big fans of TV shows and movies that they want to fill their everyday lives with products tying into their favorites. And some of those people are lucky enough to be able to actually afford such luxuries. (Okay, so it probably has more to do with hard work than luck, but my jealousy is working just as hard.) Canadian social worker Line Rainville is one such Star Trek fan, avid enough after 42 years to turn her entire basement into an amazing recreation of several locations aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. I’d say it was priceless, but it cost around $30,000. So for me, it’s almost the same.


Sci-Fi Travel Posters Invite You To The Futures Of WALL-E, Looper, And More

WALL-EWith another Christmas marked off of the calendar, many people are spending the day traveling, whether packed into a commuter plane, road-tripping back home, or maybe even using some sort of wormhole-based teleportation device. And sure, I’m sure most of the travelers out there have only one destination in mind — home — you might want to consider taking a detour to some of the world’s more exciting locations. Oh, but they’re also fictional. Should I have mentioned that first?

These snazzy retro-style travel posters are the work of artist Justin Van Genderen, part of a project he calls “location . location . location.” The films referenced in the series range from old classics like Casablanca and Lawrence of Arabia to more recent fare such as The Avengers and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. In addition to that latter one, he has several other science fiction films included in the bunch, and we’re highlighting them here.