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  • The 1992 Induction of the Star Trek crew into the National Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame

    09/08/2017 6:40:53 PM PDT · by mairdie · 23 replies
    I attended the 1992 NAB convention and videotaped the induction of the Star Trek main characters into the NAB Hall of Fame. This is just that part of the ceremony. Handheld. Don't think any other fans were there, and doubt this ceremony has ever seen the light of day before.
  • Remembering Lawrence Montaigne, 1931-2017

    03/19/2017 4:51:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    StarTrek.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Staff
    StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of Lawrence Montaigne, the veteran actor who played the Romulan, Decius, in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Balance of Terror" in 1966 and returned a year later to portray Stonn, a Vulcan, in "Amok Time." The actor died on Friday, March 17, at the age of 86... He was featured in such films as The Great Escape (with Steve McQueen and James Garner), Tubruk (with Rock Hudson and George Peppard) and The Power (with George Hamilton and Suzanne Pleshette), and later in Captain Sinbad and Damon & Pythias (both starring Guy...
  • Cruz raves about Star Wars

    01/01/2016 3:26:58 PM PST · by Isara · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/1/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off the new year by gushing about the new Star Wars movie and his favorite super-hero comic books. "Ever since I was a little kid, I would read comic books and grew up on sci-fi," Cruz said an interview set to air Saturday with "Geek Tank Radio," a show broadcast on a local Memphis radio station. The hosts of the show promised not to ask him any questions about politics, pledging instead to stick to "geek topics." "I'm very much an original Star Trek guy rather than a Next Generation guy," Cruz said, later admitting his...
  • Trump is truly fascinating: What's Logic got to do with it?

    09/24/2015 4:55:45 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Steve Berman
    It’s remarkable watching Donald Trump eviscerate the mainstream media. If this was “The Matrix” he’s Neo.  If this was “Star Trek,” I’d be like Spock studying a new intelligent life in the universe that feeds off its own popularity: the more energy put into killing it, the stronger it gets. Trump is the hate eater; he digests abhorrence and excretes devotion. “Fascinating,” the Spock in me says, watching Trump effortlessly turn “60 Minutes” host Scott Pelley into Jell-O, then deliver his own sound bite right on cue.  It wasn’t even challenging for the master of manipulation, like Bruce Lee playing...
  • The Politics of Star Trek

    09/02/2015 5:26:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 116 replies
    Claremont.org ^ | 08/25/2015 | Timothy Sandefur
    Leonard Nimoy’s death in February brought to a close his unusual career continually playing a single role for half a century. Between 1966, when the television show Star Trek premiered, and 2013, when the movie Star Trek Into Darkness hit the screens, Nimoy portrayed the franchise’s beloved first officer, Mr. Spock, in two TV series and eight films. As he acknowledged, the key to Star Trek’s longevity and cultural penetration was its seriousness of purpose, originally inspired by creator Gene Roddenberry’s science fiction vision. Modeled on Gulliver’s Travels, the series was meant as an opportunity for social commentary, and it...
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • The Military Bankrolled Spock’s Early Acting Gigs

    03/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 1, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Leonard Nimoy—the famed actor synonymous with Star Trek’s iconic Mr. Spock—died on Feb. 27. He leaves behind two children, a storied career and one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. He’s also a reminder of a different era in America—the years after World War II when the military was more connected to the public, and when it wasn’t so strange for an actor to be a soldier at the same time. In the early ’50s, Nimoy was just another hungry actor with parents who worried he’d never have a real job. So he did what a lot of...
  • I Don’t Love Spock

    03/07/2015 10:05:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 6, 2015 | Matthew Continetti
    “I loved Spock,” said President Obama, reacting to the death of actor Leonard Nimoy. Why? Because Spock reminds him of himself. The galaxy’s most famous Vulcan, the president wrote, was “Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.” Just like you know whom. The president is not the only writer who has drawn comparisons between himself and Spock. I am also a Star Trek fan, but I admit I was somewhat confused by my rather apathetic reaction to Nimoy’s death. And as I thought more about the president’s statement, I realized...
  • A sign from space: Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy

    02/28/2015 3:04:47 PM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 28 February 2015 | David Clark Scott
    A new iconic image was posted to Twitter Saturday by NASA astronaut Terry Virts in tribute to Leonard Nimoy. Astronaut tributes to Mr. Spock – and Leonard Nimoy, the human actor who donned a pair of pointy Vulcan ears – continued Saturday. As the International Space Station passed over Massachusetts, US astronaut Terry Virts snapped a photo of the Vulcan salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy on Saturday.
  • Leonard Nimoy, who died at 83, gets Vulcan hand salute from Space Station

    02/28/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | AP
    A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station tweeted a picture Saturday from orbit of a 'Vulcan' hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his 'Star Trek' role as 'Mr. Spock.' Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. His final public statement, last Sunday on Twitter, was thoughtful and bittersweet. "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory," he wrote, followed by his customary "LLAP"...
  • Star Trek Online Announces In-Game Memorial For Leonard Nimoy

    02/28/2015 9:38:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 2-28-2015 | Russ Burlingame
    Following in the footsteps of World of Warcraft's magical tribute to the late Robin Williams, Star Trek Online will feature an in-game tribute to veteran Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away yesterday at age 83. "I want to once again express my heartfelt condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Leonard Nimoy," said executive producer Steve Ricossa in a statement. "Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star...
  • The ignored wisdom of Mr. Spock and the timeless morality play, Star Trek

    02/28/2015 8:42:35 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2015 | MOTUS
    Surely there’s some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoy’s death intersected precisely with the death of the Internet as we know it. And even if not, it might serve as a good opportunity to review another timeless intergalactic morality play about an Emperor who ruled the universe by fiat. Spoiler Alert: that one didn’t end well, for the Emperor. Death Star, proceeding according to plan  Butt enough about Star Wars. Today, in memory of Spock’s departure from these earthly bounds, I thought I’d dedicate the post to quotes from him and other characters in Star Trek – a science...
  • Obama: 'I loved Spock'

    02/27/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama Friday mourned the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the beloved Mr. Spock of "Star Trek" fame. "Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy," Obama said. "And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek's optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity's future." Obama said simply, "I loved Spock."
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

    02/27/2015 9:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 229 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Virginia Heffernan
    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge" [funny car commercial]

    05/08/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2013 | Audi of America
    Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: "The Challenge" Funny Audi car commercial.
  • 'Her love makes her a liability': Uhura shares a passionate kiss with Spock as her loyalty

    05/03/2013 5:41:35 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 54 replies
    Star Trek fans have been waiting anxiously to see exactly how the relationship between Spock and Uhura develops in the sequel. But, if super-villain John Harrison has anything to do with it, the relationship is doomed to end in tragedy.
  • Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy!

    03/26/2013 10:29:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Trek News ^ | March 26, 2013 | Tom Caldwell
    Leonard Nimoy, one of Star Trek’s most memorable actors, turns 82 years old today. Nimoy is best known for his role as Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer on Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • Actor Zachary Quinto Admits He is Gay (new Spock actor confeses or how to end a franchise)

    10/17/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 107 replies
    http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/17615 ^ | 10/16/2011 - 5:50pm | GossipGirl.
    Zachary Quinto, best known for his roles as Sylar in the TV series "Heroes" and Spock in 2009's Star Trek film, has come out as a gay man. Until now, Zachary has never publicly spoken about his sexual orientation, but opens up about being "a gay man" in a new interview with New York Magazine. Quinto just wrapped up an eight-month run in the NYC stage revival of "Angels in America", and called the experience an eye-opener. He called his work in the off-Broadway play the "most challenging thing I've ever done as an actor, and the most rewarding." He...