George Takei loses video gaming virginity
Dec20

George Takei loses video gaming virginity

Say what you want about George Takei, but the man isn’t afraid to try new things. At the ripe old age of 76, the “Star Trek” icon and social media maven recently dived headfirst into the weird and wild world of video games. The result is a highly entertaining installment of Sci-Fi actress Felicia Day’s popular Web series about retro gaming, “Co-Optitude,” in which the two take “Mario Party...

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J.J. Abrams Rethinks ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” secret Villain
Dec20

J.J. Abrams Rethinks ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” secret Villain

Six months after the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, director J.J. Abrams is ready to admit it: Maybe that whole “keeping the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character a secret” thing was a bit of a mistake after all. Talking to MTV, Abrams said that the reason for the secrecy surrounding Khan’s appearance in this summer’s Star Trek installment came from the studio. “It was so important to...

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Sci-fi fans help Red Cross
Dec20

Sci-fi fans help Red Cross

Blood will flow when fans of “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” rally their supporters later this month. At least that’s the hope for the upcoming American Red Cross blood drive that pits supporters of the two popular entertainment franchises against each other to see who can turn out the most donors. The Galaxy Blood Drive is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the donor center at 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. “This is a great event...

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The Stars of The Hobbit Read The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Dec19

The Stars of The Hobbit Read The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

The cast of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug recently did a reading of the lyrics to Leonard Nimoy’s Tolkien tribute. While he’s undeniably best known for his role as Commander Spock, Leonard Nimoy has nonetheless had a long and relatively diverse career. One need look no further than The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins for evidence of that. Released in 1968 on his Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy music album, it’s an odd but...

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Will we ever create our own sun?
Dec18

Will we ever create our own sun?

In this year’s film Star Trek: Into Darkness, Captain Kirk risks his life to save the Enterprise by entering the ship’s warp core. It may be Hollywood science fiction, but the scene was filmed inside the very real fusion target chamber of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California. Rather than inventing light speed travel, though, the team of NIF researchers are hard at work trying to make something equally...

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Sigmo – The Universal Translator
Dec18

Sigmo – The Universal Translator

Ever since Star Trek explained away how all alien races could speak English through a piece of future tech called the Universal Translator, technology companies have worked to create just such a device. One may have succeeded in developing a 1.0 version with the Sigmo. The Sigmo is a small, pillbox-sized device equipped with a microphone and speaker, but with a cloud-connected twist. Select the language you’d like to translate...

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James Roberts
Dec18

James Roberts

Age: 33 Favourite Trek Series: All are great but, for me, The Next Generation is the best. Favourite Captain: Without a doubt, James T Kirk. Favourite Ship: The Enterprise D. I don’t think there’s been a better looking ship. Favourite Episode: So, so many. Year of Hell; All Good Things…; Yesterday’s Enterprise; Message In A Bottle; Doctor Bashir, I Presume; Duet; The Magnificent Ferengi; The Defector; Balance of Terror… OK, I’ll go...

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Youngsters at St Paul’s Church in Longton film Star Trek spoof to explore meaning of Christmas
Dec17

Youngsters at St Paul’s Church in Longton film Star Trek spoof to explore meaning of Christmas

YOUNG church-goers have boldy gone where no man from their congregation has gone before – into the world of Star Trek. The youngsters have all starred in a film production of The Beginning – a spoof version of the science fiction TV favourite. The premiere of the 15-minute long film was shown at St Paul’s Church, in Longton, last night during its annual alternative Christmas service. The 15-strong cast appeared on the big screen...

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Release date of 2016 for Star Trek 3?
Dec17

Release date of 2016 for Star Trek 3?

While “Star Trek 3” fans hope that the movie will have a 2016 release date, Joe Cornish is no longer in talks for directing as three new writers are now on board for the film. According to IndianExpress.com, Paramount and Skydance are hoping for a 2016 release date. “There is currently no timeline for the third film, but Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are hoping to release it in 2016 to celebrate the...

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Original Series Family Car Decals
Dec16

Original Series Family Car Decals

It’s time to drive your car, SUV or family van where no vehicle has gone before. How? ThinkGeek has just introduced Star Trek Family Car Decals. The set includes 32 Star Trek: The Original Series-themed decals, including Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Rand, Chapel, a Romulan, six Tribbles, an Orion Slave Girl, a Klingon, the Mugato and, of course, the Gorn, among others. The Star Trek Family Car Decals will stick to any...

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