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August

19 Aug 2018

A new article by Finntrekkie looks at The Proliferation of Dark, Gloomy and Empty Ships in Star Trek. It lists variations of the trope and includes a gallery with examples.

18 Aug 2018

An EAE Award goes to The Star Trek Design Project. Congratulations!

08 Aug 2018

New Klingons yet again? With hair? Make-up designer Glenn Hetrick surprised the fans at STLV. Read the whole news and my commentary.

07 Aug 2018

Surgical Incision is a new story by Travis Anderson. In his growing bid for power within the ranks of the Maquis, Michael Eddington leads specially chosen Maquis cells to the Starfleet Ship Depot in Sector 04 where decommissioned starships and shuttles from the 22nd and 23rd centuries float, seemingly lost and without purpose. The goal is to mount an overwhelming attack against Gul Maret's headquarters in the Dorvan Sector.

04 Aug 2018

Patrick Stewart to return to Star Trek in a new series. Is this the series we have been hoping for? Or just another attempt to link the reboot with canon? Read my comment.

 

July

28 Jul 2018

I have added a couple of items to the Present-Day Devices as Props. Thanks to Steve Aichele for the hint about the plastic drums!

Some site maintenance was necessary, including an update of the Links.

20 Jul 2018

Lots of news about Discovery's second season: production delay, "Short Treks" episodes, canon, casting, and more. Read my thoughts about the latest developments in the blog.

08 Jul 2018

Here is the Discovery Federation fleet chart, with the sizes mostly based on the Official Starships Collection.

01 Jul 2018

Two more updated Voyager season 4 reviews, of "Unforgettable" and "Living Witness".

 

June

25 Jun 2018

I have also compiled a small gallery of Star Trek Discovery Sets and Props.

24 Jun 2018

Here is a gallery of Star Trek Discovery Characters, consisting mostly of high-resolution publicity photos.

19 Jun 2018

Just four days after Discovery executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts were fired, CBS announces that Alex Kurtzman has signed a five-year extension of his contract, with the goal to develop more Star Trek TV productions for CBS. Read my thoughts on the recent developments.

17 Jun 2017

Daniel Tessier reviews two more novels, Drastic Measures by Dayton Ward and The Face of the Unknown by Christopher L. Bennett.

08 Jun 2018

New Poll: What are your wishes for Discovery's season 2?

02 Jun 2018

I conclude the starship database updates with the Discovery Mirror Universe Ship Classes. As always, supplements or corrections are welcome.

 

May

28 May 2018

Further catching up with Discovery: Here are the Discovery Klingon Ship Classes with all Klingon starships and shuttles that have appeared so far (and with the usual caveats). The class information, including the names, is taken from the Official Starships Collection and may still be subject to change. Special thanks to Dávid Metlesits for preparing the side views!

26 May 2018

I have revised and extended the reviews of the two Voyager episodes "Vis ŕ Vis" and "The Omega Directive".

12 May 2018

It has taken me quite a while, but here is the database of Discovery Federation Ship Classes with all Federation starships, shuttles, stations, satellites and probes that have appeared so far. I am grateful for any supplements or corrections!

05 May 2018

Here are my impressions of Destination Star Trek 2018 in Dortmund, a convention that we attended last weekend. The event was a lot of fun and featured an impressive array of guest stars, including William Shatner.

 

April

30 Apr 2018

Here is my expanded review of the Voyager season 4 double episode "The Killing Game I/II".

25 Apr 2018

I have posted a season 2 news round-up and a comment on the rumor that Discovery's version of the USS Enterprise was legally required to be "25% different", a rumor that was very quickly refuted by CBS but has some aftereffects.

15 Apr 2018

Read my updated reviews of the Voyager season 4 episodes "Prey" and "Retrospect".

 

March

31 Mar 2018

It's time to continue my Voyager rewatch. Here are the updated reviews of the season 4 episodes "Message in a Bottle" and "Hunters".

29 Mar 2018

Here are my considerations about Time Travel in Star Trek: Discovery (DIS) (covering the so far two episodes that featured a time travel).

And while I was at it, I also added a small article on Time Travel in Star Trek: The Animated Series (TAS).

24 Mar 2018

The Starfleet Museum is available in print now. Dan Carlson has created a richly illustrated book of 286 pages with the starship designs by Masao Okazaki and their histories. This fan work is made available at no profit, for the cost of printing.

17 Mar 2018

Star Trek has a legacy of more than 50 years. The franchise is famed for the iconic looks of its characters, species, sets, props and starships. They so far contributed greatly to the continuity of Star Trek. It appears that this has changed with the Abramsverse and ultimately with Discovery. My new article illustrates The Visual Continuity of Star Trek with many examples and pictures.

06 Mar 2018

Five new designs in the Journal of Applied Treknology. Cordial thanks to all contributors!

 

February

24 Feb 2018

Still more new pictures in the Galleries, such as HD screen caps of planets from Star Trek Enterprise. I have also added some more ship diagrams from the Official Starships Collection, for instance of the Borg Queen's ship.

18 Feb 2018

Update of the Links page.

12 Feb 2018

Here is my review of the Discovery season finale "Will You Take My Hand?". As the war comes to an end, the series prepares to start over again without some of its used up characters. But hopefully with more of the old Star Trek spirit that barely survived 15 episodes of Discovery.

New Poll: Rate "Will You Take My Hand?".

05 Feb 2018

My review of Discovery's penultimate season 1 episode "The War Without, The War Within" is ready. The story is about various character reunions and about a daring plan, but the latter more on a side note.

New Poll: Rate "The War Without, The War Within".

 

January

31 Jan 2018

I have added some 200 HD screen caps from Star Trek Enterprise to various Galleries, such as of Other Federation Members. Please follow the signs to see what's new.

29 Jan 2018

I have finished my review of the Discovery episode "What's Past Is Prologue". The Discovery's excursion to the Mirror Universe is finally over, but now the crew has a new big problem on their hands.

New Poll: Rate "What's Past Is Prologue".

22 Jan 2018

Here is my review of "Vaulting Ambition". The series tries to push the boundaries with this extremely grim episode that has little to do with Star Trek and will leave the fan base divided.

New Poll: Rate "Vaulting Ambition".

21 Jan 2018

Ex Astris Scientia celebrates 20 years online. The site was first uploaded on January 21, 1998. See the reconstruction of the site as it looked 20 years ago. Since then, EAS has been a continually updated and further developed. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all contributors for creating great content. Many thanks also to the visitors, who provide valuable feedback and suggestions. Here's to the next 20 years!

15 Jan 2018

Read my review of this week's Star Trek Discovery episode, "The Wolf Inside". The ship is still in the Mirror Universe, and the story still doesn't work for me.

New Poll: Rate "The Wolf Inside".

08 Jan 2018

Here is my review of the latest Star Trek Discovery episode, "Despite Yourself". The story answers some of the lingering questions, but is neither very surprising nor very plausible.

New Poll: Rate "Despite Yourself".

07 Jan 2018

I have added almost 200 HD screen caps from Star Trek Enterprise to the Starship Gallery, such as of the Other Aliens of the 22nd Century. Not all of them look as great as they could because the visual effects were generally produced at a lower resolution and only upscaled for the Blu-ray release. Still, most caps are better than anything available so far.

01 Jan 2018

Happy New Year 2018! There are several updates in the Starship Gallery and the other Galleries. I have added dozens of new high-res publicity photos and screen caps. Also, many of the old scans from the Star Trek Fact Files or Star Trek: The Magazine have been reworked. Note this is a work in progress. Please follow the signs to see what's new.

 


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