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Captain Janeway went through quite a few hairstyles over the course of Voyager. Mulgrew has explained that the nervousness about her hair was more about the producers’ nervousness about putting a woman in the captain’s seat; and instead of admitting that issue they focused on perfecting her appearance. Here’s a look at the many styles that adorned Kathryn’s crown.

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It has been ten years since the last episode of Star Trek: Voyager aired. With the exception of convention appearances, the world of Trek no longer consumes the cast’s lives. Here’s a look at what the actors and actresses behind the Voyager crew have been up to over the past decade.

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He is a beloved fan favorite, and he was also a favorite of his Star Trek co-stars. He was considered a quintessential Southern gentleman, and a selfless, intelligent actor. DeForest Kelley took the character of Dr. McCoy and made him his own. He developed McCoy from the ground up, and when you’re watching Bones be Bones, you’re watching Kelley be Kelley. Dr. McCoy is also a true Southern gentleman because of the man portraying him. Here are ten things you might not have known about our hero, De Kelley.

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Asking a fan to name the five best episodes of a Star Trek series is like asking Quark which Rules of Acquisition are the best. There are too many that lead to profit to choose just five. Neverthless, I’m going to set out to name five of the best episodes from DS9.

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Asking a fan to name the five best episodes of a Star Trek series is like asking Barclay which holodeck program is the best escape from reality. There are too many good ones to choose just five. Neverthless, I’m going to set out to name five of the best episodes from TNG.

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Asking a fan to name the five best episodes of a Star Trek series is like asking Troi which chocolate dessert she likes best. There are too many good ones to choose just five. Neverthless, I’m going to set out to name five of the best episodes from TOS.

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“It brings a madness which rips away our veneer of civilization. It is the pon farr… the time of mating.” Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series are familiar with the episode “Amok Time,” which delves into Spock’s background and shows a never-before-seen Vulcan vulnerability. It’s a serious matter—a matter of biology. And what is being said here today, no outworlder must know. Vulcans do not even discuss it amongst themselves! So brace yourself, and send the kids to the other room.

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Part role playing, part fan fiction, Twitterfic can be kind of a tough concept to wrap your head around until you’ve seen it in action. Though Twitterfic is not a game, the conventional description for what they do is “role play,” and it must be within 140 characters.

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If there’s one distinct impression that Star Trek: Voyager left on the audience, it’s that perhaps the series should have been called Star Trek: Borg. But is this really true? Was Voyager really assimilated by the Borg? In this Captain’s Log we take a look at the Borg on Voyager and find out just to what extent their nanoprobes infiltrated this chapter in the Star Trek saga.

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Wanna find out the truth? There’s an Orb for that. How about traveling back in time to meet your hero? There’s an Orb for that, too. In fact there are Orbs for all sorts of things you may want to do… if you’re Bajoran. One of the unique aspects of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was the inclusion of religion and spirituality. Here we take a look at the ten Orbs of the Prophets.

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Enterprise is often referred to as the fifth Star Trek series. In reality this is not true. There was a series between TOS and TNG that often gets overlooked. One that was created with ink and paper rather than cameras and lights. One that broke new ground for the franchise and kept Star Trek alive before the big screen voyages began. This was, of course, The Animated Series.

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Category:The Animated Series -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

The Constitution Class Starship Enterprise boasts 430 crew members. We all know the bridge crew, but what about the rest of the folks who keep the ship running? Let’s get acquainted with a few of the key personnel whose faces were a ubiquitous and essential presence on board the Starship Enterprise.

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Category:The Original Series -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

It’s the Star Trek episode that isn’t quite Star Trek. At the end of the second season of TOS Gene Roddenberry, with the help of writer Art Wallace, reworked an unsucessful pilot script entitled “Assignment: Earth” hoping it would serve as a springboard for a new series.

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The premise of Enterprise takes Star Trek into uncharted territory. After 18 years of life in the 24th century, we’re going back in time to tackle the untold history of the days before Kirk. Now, ten years later, whether this was ultimately a success is debatable. But here Trek.fm’s Christopher Jones rolls back time to share his initial thoughts after screening “Broken Bow” in 2001.

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Category:Enterprise -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

32 years. 11 films. 2 generations of Star Trek heroes and villains. The big screen has brought us some memorable voyages over the years and a few we’d rather forget. Which are the best and which are the worst? Trek.fm’s Christopher Jones gives you a rundown of his picks in this installment of our audio Captain’s Log.

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If Vulcan has a cucumber equivalent, Mr. Spock would be as cool as that. But imagine an excitable, bushy-browed Mr. Spock. The Vulcan we know and love wasn’t always as he is now. The first few episodes of Star Trek gave us an almost unrecognizable Spock.

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