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Get the ultimate Star Trek fan experience on your iPad

Whether you're a Trekker, a Trekkie, or simply a Star Trek fan, you'll want to check out the new Star Trek PADD iPad app.
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CBS Interactive has released the official Star Trek PADD iPad app based on the TV franchise. When you download the app, you'll have access to an episode guide, StarTrek.com's official database of information (which includes characters, aliens, ships, places, and technologies), an authentic reproduction of the LCARS interface, Star Trek-related sound effects, news and updates from a community of Trekkers (or Trekkies, if you prefer), and more. Think of all the information you'll have at your fingertips the next time asks about your favorite Star Trek episode or when you think the show jumped the shark.

The Star Trek PADD app is available on iTunes for $4.99. If you download the iPad app, please post your feedback in the discussion.

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8 comments
xangpow
xangpow

I found it interesting that of all the Star Trek characters out there (commanders seem to be very popular) they chose the sexiest Star Trek character to put in the article. Im just saying...

jebwhs87
jebwhs87

Nice looking app but no way is it work $4.99 for what it does.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

"Think of all the information you???ll have at your fingertips the next time asks about your favorite Star Trek episode ..." You mean you don't have that stuff memorized? And you call yourself a Trekkie...

JJFitz
JJFitz

and then we'll talk.

xangpow
xangpow

I agree with both sides here. Yes, the programmers do deserve to be compensated for their hard work. Also, if you don???t have a lot of money this might be a bit expensive. Then again, if you can afford an IPad (1 or 2) you can afford $5 for an app. And if you are going to Starbucks twice a day, one day only go once then you can afford this app.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

I remember paying $7.95 or so in 1975 dollars for a paperback compendium of similar information about just the original series. What would you consider a fair price?

Dr. Solar
Dr. Solar

I just read an article about declining interest in computer science as a career. The attitude that a Starbucks (comes to mind because that's where I am now) coffee is worth more than a program that someone spent a fair bit of time designing, developing, testing, and providing ongoing improvements for, may be one reason why. C'mon deadbeats, give programmers their due.