Star Trek

Star Trek voyages edge closer to reality

A team is trying to determine whether faster-than-light travel might be possible

Beyond the security gate at the Johnson Space Centre's 1960s-era campus in Houston, Texas, inside a two-storey glass and concrete building, there is a floating laboratory.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2013, 2:49am 1 comment

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

US director J.J. Abrams is the Steven Spielberg and George Lucas of the 21st Century. Photo: EPA

Star Trek is an American cultural phenomenon. Created by television producer Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s, the franchise has spawned no less than six TV series and a dozen films.

15 May 2013 - 2:56pm

Enterprise culture: Star Trek Into Darkness

Into the future: director J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness.

To boldly go … that's the maxim of the Star Trek universe. But even the late Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), the creator of this iconic sci-fi series, might've been surprised by J.J. Abrams' 2009 cinematic reboot - and not just for its pulsating action and successful recasting of the crew of the USS Enterprise.

12 May 2013 - 2:29pm

Trek to convention pays off for 'trekkies'

Silvana Gunther and Boris Murru of Berlin pose as they arrive at the convention in London at the weekend. Photos: Reuters

Star Trek fans have made history by breaking the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as characters from the TV series at the Destination Star Trek London convention.

The event at London's ExCel centre on Saturday attracted 1,083 costume-clad "trekkies", narrowly beating the previous record of 1,040, set at the bigger, annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas in August.

22 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Up Till Now

Up Till Now by William Shatner with David Fisher Pan, HK$102

6 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

New Trekking right on track

Like snuggling your old teddy, Star Trek delivers all the familiar comfort fans have come to expect from the epic franchise. JJ Abrams directs a superbly matched cast, bringing together a sense of history, drama, humour and pure nostalgia in a movie that is perfect for summer viewing.

7 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Star Trek

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg

Director: J.J. Abrams

Category: IIA

The relaunch of the 43-year-old Star Trek franchise is a loud, engaging and vibrant affair.

4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

As diva or driver, Maggie Q proves a late starter

Now that she's gone Hollywood, is Maggie Q developing diva tendencies? It might appear so as she returned to town on Tuesday to promote Electronic Arts' popular game Need for Speed Undercover. Featured in the latest version, Q plays hot federal agent Chase Linh, who guides gamers through reckless car chases with bad guys.

16 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Star Trek star beams in for school duties

In television and movies he's been Captain Picard and Professor X, but in real life, actor Patrick Stewart is also the chancellor of a West Yorkshire academic institution, the University of Huddersfield. In that capacity, the Englishman will boldly go where he's never gone before - arriving in Hong Kong tomorrow on school duties.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Making of the man

Anyone suggesting that my views of the world are not exactly conventional should take note that I recognise today is the 217th anniversary of the beginning of the French Revolution, and that ice was made publicly with refrigeration for the first time on July 14, 1850.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

channel hop

Every city has its share of ups and downs, but few can match the mercurial nature of Las Vegas, where fortunes are won and lost on the roll of a die, turn of a card or spin of a wheel a hundred times a day.

26 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

ESC Sequences

Crazy about 'Star Trek' This is a man who needs serious help, but that is obviously his problem. For the rest of us, we can just gape at what he has done. He has turned a room in his house into the command deck of the Starship Enterprise.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Starry-eyed sci-fi operas strictly for space cadets

Consider the Simpsons episode where two of Homer's atomic reactor colleagues duel with light sabres while debating the merits of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Revenge of the Sith outshines both, the critics agree. But the question is whether Star Wars as a whole is worse than the rival space opera that also inspires fanaticism, Star Trek?

20 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Q and A with Paul Dingley

Q. Best moment playing for HK (XVs or sevens)?

A. XVs: The first match I'd ever played with my brother, Jon, in the opening Pacific Rim match in 1997. We both scored tries and Hong Kong thrashed the US. Sevens: Winning the Bowl in 1999

Q. Worst moment?

A. Losing, having not played to our true potential

Q. The best player played with ?

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Balancing the mind of a banker with the body of a model

A Tsinghua University graduate, a Mr World finalist, a model and a trader at a top commercial bank, Zhou Shuangjian has credentials as impressive as his 1.9-metre frame. Vivien Cui talks to a man who balances mind and body

Q: Why would a Tsinghua University science graduate and trader embark on a career as a model?

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am