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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Obama - the reluctant partisan (Obama is "Spock-like")

    07/22/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 33 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 07/21/2011 | Joshua Green
    BARACK OBAMA took office vowing to usher in a post-partisan era that would drain the toxic anger of the Bush years and focus the country on practical, long-overdue reforms. Like Bush, he was no doubt sincere in wanting to unite the country. Unlike Bush, he has governed in a manner largely consistent with that ideal. A lot of good it’s done him: Washington is more poisonous than ever. And as Congress courts disaster by threatening to default on the national debt, Obama must marvel at his plight. Practically a caricature of Spock-like rationality and sober caution, he’s presiding over a...
  • Story of the Day:Spock's ear to be auctioned

    03/26/2011 2:27:19 PM PDT · by illiac · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/26/11 | WENN
    Everyone hurry! "Star Trek" fans have the opportunity to get their hands on a piece of sci-fi history as a prosthetic ear worn by Leonard Nimoy as Spock goes under the hammer.
  • Christiane Amanpour Killing 'This Week'

    12/24/2010 12:35:09 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 45 replies · 2+ views ^ | Dec 24, 2010 | Chris Ariens
    “Meet the Press with David Gregory” was the #1 Sunday public affairs show again last week, with a 660K Total Viewer lead over #2 CBS’ “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.” But the bigger story is the loss of viewers of ABC’s #3 “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” A year ago (Dec. 20, 2009) as the show was preparing for a host change, “This Week” drew 2.79M Total Viewers. Last Sunday it drew 1.91M — down -46% in one year. NBC and CBS were up year-over-year. “FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace“, was down slightly year-over year.
  • Leftwing Extremist 'Southern Poverty Law Center' Smears Conservatives, Patriots

    04/18/2010 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 8 replies · 557+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 4/18/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    The Leftwing extremist group called 'The Southern Poverty Law Center' of Montgomery, Alabama has with one stroke of the pen smeared conservatives and Patriots in its new, infamous 'blacklist' it entitles, 'Meet the Patriots.' Among those it includes in the blacklist are some of the most reputable conservative Patriots in America today, such as U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN), federal judge and Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), Gun Owners of America (GOA) chief Larry Pratt, Fox News personality Glenn Beck, and U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-GA), among others.
  • Is Obama Out Of His Vulcan Mind!

    05/13/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by opineapple · 20 replies · 1,393+ views
  • Ed Anger Says: Obama's Not Spock!

    05/11/2009 6:40:54 AM PDT · by grizzlyfish · 23 replies · 1,312+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 5/11/09 | Ed Anger
    I’m madder than a Klingon at a peace rally! Now, I don’t much follow that Star Track show, but my grandson puts it on when his mom drops him off before her bingo. So I get stuck looking at it and I’ve got a pretty good idea what it’s about. I hear a bunch of libtard writers are saying Obama is like that Spock guy. Well, I kind of see their point when it comes to him having funny ears and being a bit like a robot. But other than that, I don’t get it. Spock seems way smarter than...
  • NBC and Newsweek Liken Obama to Spock: Both Victims of Prejudice

    05/08/2009 4:59:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies · 1,349+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 7, 2009 | Brent Baker
    Concluding a Thursday NBC Nightly News story on summer movies, correspondent George Lewis previewed the new Star Trek film, set to open on Friday, and found it relevant to highlight how “some Trekkies have compared the Spock character, the product of a mixed marriage between a human and a Vulcan, to President Obama.” Those “some Trekkies” would be Newsweek's Steve Daly, author of last week's cover story, “We’re All Trekkies Now,” who proposed in a soundbite: “In a certain sense, Spock the character has dealt with some of the same prejudices and problems that our new President does.” In...
  • Scoop: 'Fringe' beaming up Spock!

    04/09/2009 12:45:25 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 729+ views
    ausiellofiles. ^ | Apr 8, 2009, | Michael Ausiello
    Look at J.J. Abrams using his fancy sci-fi connections. After collaborating on his upcoming Star Trek reboot, Abrams has signed Leonard Nimoy to join the cast of his Fox baby, Fringe. The 78-year-old Trek icon will play William Bell, Walter Bishop's former lab partner-turned-millionaire founder of Massive Dynamic. "It was a delight to work with Mr. Nimoy on Star Trek," J.J. tells me. "The idea that he will play the mysterious, much-referenced William Bell is a thrill. I know I sound like a goofy fan boy, but I can't help it: Leonard is an icon of the genre and such...
  • New Photos from Abrams' "Star Trek" Reboot

    10/16/2008 7:51:32 AM PDT · by SnakeDoctor · 208 replies · 4,205+ views ^ | 10/15/2008 | Trekweb
    Interesting bit of light news in a heavy news cycle. The first images from J.J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise have been released. Initial screenings of the movie have apparently been so positive that they've moved the release from Winter 2008 to Summer 2009. The first picture includes, from left to right, Chekov, Kirk, Scottie, McCoy, Sulu and Uhura.
  • Nancy Pelosi Does the Vulcan Mind Meld

    08/07/2008 5:28:40 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 21 replies · 148+ views
    Drudge ^ | Today | Drudge
    Main pics on Drudgereport have Pelosi in Mind-meld pose and Hillary looking like a robot being kissed and groped by Hussein.
  • 'Scottie: Beam Them Down' - To Hell! [Melanie Morgan on Code Pink Clan]

    10/12/2007 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 18 replies · 870+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/12/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    'Scotty, beam them down'– to hell Liberal vigilantes are on a rampage these days, looking for people to string up, torment and silence. Like pretty much everything else they do, the liberals are targeting the good guys in the white hats and chumming up to the bad guys in the black hats. As I write this column, protesters with the anti-military liberal group Code Pink are waging campaigns of defamation, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against the United States Marines. Before this there was Rush Limbaugh, the godfather of the talk radio industry, who had to spend 10 days atomizing the...
  • Nimoy to reprise Spock role in Trek film

    07/27/2007 9:02:03 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 41 replies · 757+ views
    AP ^ | Fri Jul 27 | SANDY COHEN
    SAN DIEGO - Leonard Nimoy isn't through with Spock yet. The 76-year-old actor will don his famous pointy ears again to play the role in an upcoming "Star Trek" film due out Christmas 2008. "This is really going to be a great movie. And I don't say things like that lightly," Nimoy told a gathering of 6,500 fans Thursday at Comic-Con, the nation's largest pop-culture convention. He greeted the crowd with a Vulcan salute. Nimoy was joined by the newly named young Spock, "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Nimoy. Both Spocks were introduced by the...
  • Captain Kirk scared of space (Shatner shies from real-life visit to the final frontier)

    09/07/2006 9:16:16 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 84 replies · 1,945+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | September 6, 2006 | EMILY SMITH
    STAR Trek legend William Shatner has been offered a real-life space flight — but he won’t go boldly. Shatner — who plays fearless Kirk — says he is terrified of taking up Sir Richard Branson’s offer of joining Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight in 2008. The actor fears he will throw up in space or the craft will crash. Shatner, 75, said yesterday: “I’m interested in man’s march into the unknown but to vomit in space is not my idea of a good time. “Neither is a fiery crash with the vomit hovering over me.” Ironically, the original TV series...
  • Kirk, Spock leave fans beaming

    09/05/2006 2:34:13 AM PDT · by red flanker · 48 replies · 1,925+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 4, 2006 | Brodie Fenlon
    Their partnership anchored a TV cult phenomenon and inspired films, parodies, even a genre of homoerotic fiction. Capt. James Tiberius Kirk and Spock, or rather the actors who played them, were welcomed to Toronto like gods yesterday on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first televised episode of Star Trek. A sold-out crowd of 500 trekkies at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre gave William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy a standing ovation as the men made a lively joint appearance, their first together in Canada.
  • Soused Star Trek [Long]

    08/24/2006 9:33:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Modern Drunkard Magazine ^ | ??? | Frank Kelly Rich
    Make no mistake—Captain Kirk and his crew were cowboys and they treated the universe like the Wild West. There was always a lot of solemn talk about the Prime Directive and not interfering with native cultures, but that went right out the window the moment Kirk laid eyes on the first attractive female of whatever species they came across. Sure, they solved a lot of problems, but half the time they were solving problems they created. The crew of the original Enterprise wasn’t trying to unite the universe, they weren’t trying to right the universe’s many and sundry wrongs—they were...
  • SPACE: The Wino Frontier (Fun article on booze in the Star Trek series)

    07/25/2006 5:21:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | 7/06 | Modern Drunkard Magazine
    "Humans were considered the lightweights of the universe, a bunch of Bartle-and-James swilling high school punks among whiskey-chugging dilithium-crystal miners. Then Kirk and his boys came along..."
  • Star Trek actor Nimoy (Spock) is 75 today, 4 days younger than Shatner (Kirk)

    03/26/2006 1:19:32 PM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies · 922+ views
    What a week for Star Trek actors. Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) turns 75 today. His colleague, William Shatner (Captain Kirk) turned 75 this past Wednesday.
  • How William Shatner Changed the World (History Channel Sunday)

    03/08/2006 2:01:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 154 replies · 3,510+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | March 2, 2006
    NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- You've got a cell phone at one ear, an iPod at the other. You know that Blackberry is now a verb and Spam is not only canned meat. But just how did we get here? Blame William Shatner -- yes, that William Shatner. HOW WILLIAM SHATNER CHANGED THE WORLD boldly goes where few have gone before to reveal how scientists are surpassing the far-out vision of the future foreshadowed in Star Trek. From cell phones to computers to even leading-edge medical advancements, this two-hour special shot in High Definition (HD) explores how the sci-fi...
  • Mr Spock can see Uranus!

    06/08/2005 8:08:05 AM PDT · by Horatio Gates · 42 replies · 2,792+ views
    STAR Trek legend Mr Spock has boldly gone on his bravest enterprise yet — photographing fat women NAKED. Actor Leonard Nimoy has focused on a group of very large women — many with tattoos and in a variety of poses. The sci-fi hero’s website is full of the pictures titled Full Body Project. They have even been included in an exhibition at a New York gallery. Leonard, 74, said yesterday: “I have discovered my artistic enthusiasm for photographing voluptuous naked women. I am snapping them now with great abandon.” A source said: “Leonard’s Star Trek character was strange and this...
  • The Captain Kirk Principle

    11/26/2002 7:25:35 PM PST · by AndrewC · 64 replies · 825+ views
    Scientific American ^ | December 2002 | Michael Shermer
    The Captain Kirk Principle Intuition is the key to knowing without knowing how you know By Michael Shermer   1   2   next » Image: BRAD HINES Stardate: 1672.1. Earthdate: October 6, 1966. Star Trek, Episode 5, "The Enemy Within." Captain James T. Kirk has just beamed up from planet Alpha 177, where magnetic anomalies have caused the transporter to malfunction, splitting Kirk into two beings. One is cool and rational. The other is impulsive and irrational. Rational Kirk must make a command decision to save the crew, but he is paralyzed with indecision, bemoaning to Dr. McCoy: "I...