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Remembering Janos Prohaska, the man who brought memorable TV creatures to life

The talented monster man played memorable space aliens, birds on 'Bewitched' and comedic bears.

Happy First Contact Day

There's a simple reason why they chose April 5th.

Rainn Wilson to play Harry Mudd in 'Star Trek Discovery'

Dwight from 'The Office' gets a Star Trek Mudd makeover

The story of 'Phoenix Five,' Australia's attempt at 'Star Trek'

The 1970 charmingly cheap TV series made 'Lost in Space' look like '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

The original Romulan Bird of Prey model from Star Trek was trashed

There's a behind-the-scenes reason the Romulans switched to Klingon spaceships.

Spock may return to Star Trek via CGI

Adam Nimoy is open to a CGI revival of his father's iconic character.

Star Trek's phaser rifle helped sell the series… and was never used again

This cool prop gun disappeared for decades. Discover its fate.

False Star Trek facts that you thought were true

"Beam me up, Scotty!" Or...wait a second...

11 visual details you never noticed in 'Star Trek'

It takes a keen eye to spot the bubble wrap, missing fingers and North America.

Star Trek house for sale in Florida again

*Star Trek memorabilia not included.

A virtual reality Star Trek game is finally coming in May

You'll have to wait a few more months to live out your Star Trek dreams.

Star Trek's unicorn dog is adorable. Help us find him.

A tribute to the greatest space dog ever, the Alfa 177 canine from "The Enemy Within."

Here's how to build your own 'Star Trek' spaceships out of paper

All you need is a printer, scissors and a lot of patience.

The man who made Spock's ears worked for the C.I.A.

Pioneering makeup artist John Chambers helped Jonathan Harris overcome a fear — and helped free hostages.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets from January 8

You've done it again! Here are your awesome #AllStarTrek tweets.

The secret lyrics to 13 classic TV theme songs

Have you ever heard the lyrics to the theme from 'Star Trek'?

New year, new great #AllStartrek tweets

#AllStarTrek is the best way to start off the new year.

You can probably find Star Trek's Enterprise chairs at a yard sale

Common office furniture was used to make Kirk's seat.

Some 'Star Trek' props were merely 29-cent toys

You probably once played with the same prop used for the Captain's logbook.

Top AllStarTrek tweets

A long holiday weekend in the captain's log.

Meet Joe Lombardi, the Desilu FX master who made Lucy's bread and the Enterprise's buttons

Star Trek's computers were more like Jell-O shots than circuits.

Mondays and allstartrek

We went beyond the farthest star...

how nichelle nichols and robert picardo fell in love with space

Star Trek changed the actors' lives, just as it changed ours.

4 essential Captain Kirk episodes

Meet the man behind the charm.

Another week another allstartrek

This was an emotional rollercoaster for some of our favorite female characters.

Star Trek's man in the monster suit made fascinating behind-the-scene movies

The stand-in for Bones, Billy Blackburn captured great footage on his 8mm.

7 great TV shows about the United States Marine Corps

Before he went sci-fi, Gene Roddenberry was Semper Fi.

The results are in: Your best #AllStarTrek tweets of the week

The time may have changed, but #AllStarTrek remains the same!

6 adorable pets of the Star Trek universe

Humans, Vulcans and Klingons alike all love their cuddly pets.

Canadian brewery makes 50th Anniversary Star Trek beer

One brewery in Halifax is combining its love for Star Trek and suds.

William Shatner is pushing for a Star Trek musical

The actor hopes to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary with a special and some songs.

Yep, it's #AllStarTrek tweet recap time: Halloween edition!

We might have started over with TOS, but you guys are staying fresh.

Leonard Nimoy wanted to play Spock forever

"He loved playing Spock," says son.

Stock up on some new Star Trek holiday decorations

Put a little Spock in your stocking.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets of the week

This might have been the last episode of TOS, but don't worry. We're not going anywhere.

We love the look of this fan-made 'Star Trek' opening credits sequence

We'd be okay with this change. Just don't mess with the music.

In the original 'Star Trek' pilot, it wasn't easy being green

The film lab was not aware some actresses are meant to be green.

Star Trek creator's lost files found

50 years after the original series' release, lost documents by Gene Roddenberry were found.

Mork from Ork swiped his spacesuit from the Starship Enterprise

It's a small world. Or should we say "Nanu-universe."

Dress exactly like Kirk and Spock with these new velour Trek tunics

These awesome replica costumes look like they walked straight off the set in 1966.

The case of the missing Enterprise deflector dish

The restoration of the original Enterprise revealed surprising details of the ship's defenses.

The great Star Trek Enterprise grid lines gridlock has been solved

The markings on the starship's saucer are no longer a deep mystery.

What do you consider the first Star Trek episode?

It's stardate versus air date. "The Man Trap" against "Where No Man Has Gone Before." Grab an ahn'woon and enter the arena!

University of Kansas goes out of this world with half time show

Watch the Marching Jayhawks pay tribute to Star Trek.

The Redshirt Massacre: What really went down in the Enterprise laundry room

There's a material reason Redshirts always died.

#AllStarTrek Strikes Again

Bottom line: 7 of 9 has finally arrived!

A cartoon about a heroic Gene Roddenberry rescue goes viral

The Star Trek creator rescued passengers from a plane crash in the Syrian desert. A new comic strip tells the tale.

Leonard Nimoy stashed Tootsie Pops in his Tricorder

A favorite prop and a favorite pop.

A Crusher family reunion

A British Trek convention brings together Beverly and Wesley.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, Week 14

Bottom line: We've got some pretty cool promos.

Five snacks from Star Trek you can try at home

Nothing sets a party off like Klingon bloodwine.

This week's best #AllStarTrek tweets

Read the best viewer tweets from the first weekend in October.

#AllStarTrek Week Ten

How are we already at week ten??

The latest Star Trek Christmas ornament is here

You're going to need a big tree this year.

Leonard Nimoy once had a thick Boston accent. Here are more facts we learned from his 1977 'People' profile.

He went from driving a taxi to getting thousands of love letters a week.

Captain's Log: Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week eight

From funny to heartfelt, these were are favorite fan tweets of the week.

It's time for "Trekkie" to no longer be a dirty word

Stop fighting! Trekkies and Trekkers are one and the same.

Your top tweets from our #AllStarTrek 50th anniversary celebration

You had some great things to say about our special Star Trek docs and Animated Series premiere.

#AllStarTrek Tweets Week Six

The #AllStarTrek crew killed it this week with some great tweets, jokes, and conversations.

Celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary with documentaries on H&I on September 4!

'Star Trek: The Animated Series' joins the All Star Trek Sunday lineup!

#AllStarTrek Week Five

Week Five called for a particularly graphic episode of The Next Generation.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week four

We are four weeks in to All Star Trek on Heroes & Icons.

An Iowa artist made Star Trek sculptures out of butter

See the Enterprise and its crew made of pure, creamy butter.

Your best #AllStarTrek tweets, week three

You had some fun with Data's evil twin.

Star Trek goes postal

Check out these new stamps celebrating the Original Series.

27 stunningly beautiful shots from the first season of 'Star Trek'

The Original Series soared thanks to its bold colors, composition and alien landscapes.

Your best #AllStarTrek Tweets week one

Because things are better when shared.

Try not to cry while watching the new trailer for the Spock documentary

It is okay for Vulcans to show emotion with this. The movie comes out September 9.

Star Trek’s Klingon transformation explained

Why do the Klingons of 'The Original Series' look so different from those in the other series?

The first appearances of 23 classic Star Trek aliens, catchphrases, terms and more

Here's where to spot the first Klingon, mind meld, "make it so" and more.

7 surprising musician cameos on Star Trek series

Punks, hippies and John Tesh have made appearances on Star Trek shows.

William Shatner will headline a 'Star Trek' panel at Comic Con

The original Captain Kirk joins the impressive panel.

You'll never guess how much Spock's tunic sold at auction

You could buy a house with this much money.

Fully restored USS Enterprise debuts at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

After two years, the original model from the 1966 series is back on display, with new lighting.

12 fascinating facts about 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'

The cartoon featured many Star Trek firsts, such as the Holodeck and scripts from cast members. Did you know it also featured... MORE

William Shatner's strange musical career in 11 tracks

The 'Star Trek' star has recorded everything from the Beatles to Shakespeare.

13 spectacular TV shows and episodes about shrinking people

Thanks to special effects, characters have been getting microscopic for decades. Here are some highlights of shrinking heroes... MORE

8 things about George Takei that will make you say "Oh, My!"

You can thank Sulu for the Los Angeles subway system.

Massive 'Star Trek' convention announced for September

The celebration keeps getting bigger for Star Trek's 50th anniversary. CBS and ReedPOP announced a major convention coming... MORE

7 things you never knew about DeForest Kelley

Find out how Bones links to Betty White and just how many times he says, "I'm a doctor…"

You can now send Star Trek themed emojis

Emoji Tap announced it's releasing emojis based on the original TV series.

Concert tour planned to celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary

The 100-city concert tour will bring together the franchise's best musical moments.

US Postal Service Releases Star Trek Themed Stamps

The vibrant stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of the show's original run.

8 reasons Nichelle Nichols is the coolest woman in space

From Duke Ellington dancer to NASA recruiter, Nichols has led an amazing life.

Document suggests William Shatner took wigs from Star Trek

A 1968 memo from a producer to Gene Roddenberry reports missing hair pieces for Kirk, Uhura and Christine Chapel.