Beam Me Up, Scotty

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Are we about to boldly go where no-one has gone before?

Most episodes of Star Trek begin with members of the Enterprise beaming down to the surface of a planet and having that week’s adventure. Then the programme ends when the crew beams back to the Enterprise and travels off into space at the speed of light ready for next week’s exploits. A great way of travelling this beaming up and down – it sure beats getting the bus. However, Chinese scientists say they have now “teleported” a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting nearly a thousand miles away. So the big question is: is a world which was previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?

New Star Trek Series Coming

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Here at Jammy Toast we are celebrating the news that a new series of Star Trek will be on our screens early next year. Called Star Trek Discovery, the new TV series is to centre on a female character, the show’s executive producer has revealed. Bryan Fuller said Star Trek Discovery will feature about seven lead roles, but will focus on a female lieutenant commander instead of the captain. It is also thought the lead character will not be white in an effort to increase the programme’s diversity. Fuller also said the new show will feature a gay character in the ensemble.