Eric Pesola

Eric W. Pesola is a Heavy contributor writing about the Star Trek Universe. He’s also written for,, Trek.Report, and many other Virginia-based publications.
  • FAN OPINION: True ’Star Trek’ Fans Only Like ’The Original Series’

    Writer and television personality Herbie J. Pilato says that ‘true’ fans of ‘Star Trek’ really should like only ‘The Original Series.’ Is that correct?

  • The Secret Goodbye to Fans From Tasha Yar

  • Anson Mount Shares Updates on “Strange New Worlds”

  • FAN THEORY: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Is Bringing Back V’ger

  • The Unflappable William Shatner Returns to Earth Stunned, Full of Emotion 

  • How to Watch William Shatner’s Historic Flight Today

    Captain Kirk himself, television and film icon William Shatner, will be a part of Blue Origin’s NS-18 mission to space. His flight launches at 9 a.m. Central Time.

  • Why Actor Jason Issacs Compared His ‘Star Trek’ Costume to Encased Meat

  • The Interesting Group of Actresses Who Could Have Been Captain Janeway

  • Is “Star Trek V” Really Canon?

  • What Exactly Was ‘Armus’ From ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation?’

  • WATCH: ‘Star Trek’ Insiders Give a Tour of the ‘DS9’ Enterprise Set

    The staff of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” had to recreate the Enterprise set from the 1960s for a special episode. Watch this behind the scenes tour.

  • How One ‘Star Trek’ Icon Nearly Got Cut From the ‘Next Generation’ Roster

  • The Abandoned ‘Next Generation’ Sequel to ‘City on the Edge of Forever’

  • How ‘Star Trek’ Nearly Killed off William T. Riker

  • Why William Shatner Was Wrong About ‘Star Wars’

  • What Exactly is Gene Roddenberry’s Vision?

  • The Interesting Backstory of Worf’s Ceremonial Sash

  • Why Teri Hatcher Was Unhappy With Her Episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

  • 10 Ways That “Enterprise” Was Different From All Other “Star Trek” Shows

  • The Beautiful, Alternate Option for the “Star Trek: Enterprise” Opening Music

    Nearly all fans of ‘Star Trek’ dislike the opening for ‘Star Trek: Enterprise.’ But there was another, expensive option which cast and crew considered...

  • Who Was the Real Ladies Man Aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise?

  • Why Didn’t Chief O’Brien Ever Get Promoted?

  • How ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ Nearly Got a Very Different T’pol

  • How Leonard Nimoy Fought for This Legendary Actor’s Part on ‘Star Trek’

  • The Side-Effects of the Skimpiest Costume in ‘Star Trek’ History

    Sherry Jackson was a former child actor working in Hollywood. But thanks to her role on "Star Trek," no one thought she was a child anymore.

  • The Story of How a ‘Star Trek’ Director Had to Bribe His Actors

  • Why Did Kirstie Alley Leave ‘Star Trek?’

  • A Look Back at the Showgirls of ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

  • The ‘Phantom Creator’ Behind ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’

  • Why Did Diana Muldaur Leave ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’?

    Almost as suddenly as she arrived, Dr. Pulaski left the crew of the Enterprise, and Dr. Crusher returned. Here’s the story behind the story.