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  • Star Trek's Jason Isaacs is blocked by Captain Kirk

    11/27/2017 8:53:02 AM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    Digital Spy via Yahoo ^ | 11/27/2017 | Rianne Houghton
    We have a lot of love for Star Trek: Discovery's Captain Gabriel Lorca. He's mysterious, stylish and brave enough to keep a Tribble on his desk – what's not to like? Unfortunately, that's a sentiment that Captain James T Kirk himself doesn't appear to agree with, as William Shatner has unceremoniously blocked Jason Isaacs on Twitter. Ouch.
  • Why One Star Trek: Discovery Star Doesn't Want Cameos From The Original Cast (Jason Isaacs / Lorca)

    11/23/2017 11:57:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    CinemaBlend ^ | November 22, 2017 | Mick Joest
    While there are some Star Trek fans who would love to see William Shatner strut onto the U.S.S. Discovery, Jason [Isaacs] is not one of them. The actor, who plays Captain Lorca on Star Trek: Discovery, flat out said he doesn't want appearances from the original cast on the series, and that he's not a fan of "stunt celebrity casting." [Isaacs] explained his reasoning and expressed that he felt doing something like that might hurt the fans' suspension of disbelief: "Someone asked which cast members from the existing series would you like to guest star -- I think people watch...
  • George Takei 'bewildered' by former model's sexual assault claim

    11/11/2017 10:15:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Page 6 ^ | November 11, 2017 | Nancy Tartaglione
    "Star Trek" icon George Takei has responded to an accusation of sexual assault made by a former model and actor who alleged an incident at Takei's home in 1981. In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Takei writes that the events "simply did not occur." He adds that he does not remember Scott R Brunton, who made the allegations in a THR interview which ran on Friday. "I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them," Takei continues to his 2.8M followers. Takei, who played Mr. Sulu on the original “Star Trek,” and who...
  • George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Former Model in 1981

    11/10/2017 6:32:26 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 63 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11-10-2017 | Ryan Parker
    Accuser Scott R. Brunton says he was groped by the 'Star Trek' icon at the actor's Los Angeles condo. A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.
  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' Drops Franchise's First F-Bomb

    10/16/2017 10:01:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 87 replies ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jamie Lovett
    Tonight’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery boldly went where Star Trek has never gone before, at least in terms of language. The episode titled “Choose Your Pain” features the first and second use of the f-word in Star Trek history.
  • What Would a Starship Want With God? Star Trek's Complicated Relationship With Religion

    09/27/2017 4:32:33 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Sept. 26, 2017 | Steven D. Greydanus
    “What would God want with a starship?” That line, uttered by William Shatner’s Capt. James T. Kirk in the much-derided Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) — co-written and directed by Shatner himself — is probably that film’s most famous (or infamous) moment. In the weeks building up to the recent debut of CBS’s new series Star Trek: Discovery, buzz around the franchise has raised a different question: What would a starship want with God? The topic was raised several weeks ago when a news story spelled out that — in keeping with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s secular-humanist brand...
  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast Takes a Knee After Show’s Premiere

    09/25/2017 1:50:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    The cast members of Star Trek Discovery were slammed by social media users Sunday after a photo of the CBS show’s stars taking a knee went viral online.
  • Star Trek Discovery Live Thread

    09/24/2017 4:31:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 146 replies
    September 24, 2017
    The original Star Trek series debuted on TV 51 years ago - September 8, 1966. Since then it has spawned several movies and sequel / prequel series'. Tonight, the latest series, Star Trek Discovery will premier at 8/7c on CBS, free. As to the remaining episodes, you will have to pay for them on CBS All Access. Will you want to continue watching and pay for it? Watch tonight's episode and decide for yourself. For you folks in the Eastern and Central time zones, it begins in only a few minutes.
  • New Star Trek show has modeled its Klingons on TRUMP supporters and 'racial purity is a big theme'

    09/08/2017 1:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 174 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2017 | Michelle Ganney
    The show-runners of the highly anticipated new CBS Star Trek series have said their Klingons will symbolize Trump supporters in modern America. Released on September 24th, Star Trek: Discovery will continue the show's time-honored practice of mirroring the contemporary world in a futuristic setting. The story, set 10-years before William Shatner's Captain Kirk, will focus on the fractious early relations between the United Federation of Planets and the aggressive Klingon Empire. However, the new update could prove controversial, with fans of the 1960s show remembering the Klingons and Federation war as an allegory for the Cold War clash of civilizations...
  • Star Trek: Discovery to tackle Trump-era political divide [Trump Supporters are Klingons]

    09/08/2017 10:38:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 82 replies ^ | James Hibberd
    Exclusive: ‘The Klingons are going to help us look at certain sides of ourselves and our country’ Star Trek: Discovery will continue the venerated sci-fi tradition of using a fantastic setting to tackle real-world issues — only in a bigger way than any Trek series has done before. The upcoming CBS All Access drama tells the serialized story of a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. The show is set a decade before 1966’s original series — which premiered 51 years ago today — during which the Federation and Klingons were in a Cold War...
  • A portrait of Leonard Nimoy made by William Shatner after Nimoy's death

    08/19/2017 8:43:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 103 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 August 2015 | Hannah Parry
    Live long and prosper: William Shatner creates portrait of Spock composed of Trekkie selfies in tribute to Leonard Nimoy. William Shatner has created the ultimate tribute to his former Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy - a portrait of Spock composed entirely of Trekkie selfies. The incredible picture is made up of thousands of fans giving the Vulcan 'live long and prosper' salute in a moving homage to Nimoy who passed away aged 83 in February of this year. Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the original sci fi series, appealed for the selfies on Twitter earlier this month without letting...
  • STLV17: Brannon Braga On How Kirk Should Have Died, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ Regrets And More

    08/16/2017 8:45:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies ^ | August 11, 2017 | Matt Wright
    For fans who like to learn about the inner workings of Star Trek, one of the more interesting panels at Star Trek Las Vegas was with veteran writer/producers Brannon Braga (TNG/VOY/ENT/TNG Movies) and André Bormanis (VOY & ENT). The pair spoke in detail about their writing process for Star Trek and also ended up talking a little bit about their current project, The Orville.
  • A Tom Lehrer Star Trek music video - Proud to be a Soldier

    08/04/2017 3:38:23 PM PDT · by mairdie · 32 replies
    For those who enjoy laughing at everything. With all the Desert Storm news videos I've been putting up, this just seemed appropriate.
  • Star Trek Discovery: 15 Biggest Differences From The Other Trek Series

    07/14/2017 7:24:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 83 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | July 13, 2017 | Kieron Moore
    Star Trek may be one of the longest running science fiction franchises out there, with its fantastic tales of starships exploring the far reaches of the galaxy having engaged movie and television viewers since 1966, but it’s been off our TV screens for a long while now – twelve years, to be precise. That will soon change, as this September sees the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, an ambitious new show set within the universe of the Federation – yes, the actual one, not the parallel universe from those lens flaring, CGI-heavy movies. But despite being set in the same...
  • First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed

    07/11/2017 7:12:10 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 49 replies
    Sky News ^ | July 11, 2017
    Scientists have completed the first teleportation of an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting more than 300 miles away. Alas, those of you expecting Scotty to beam them up soon will be sorely disappointed - the object teleported was merely a single photon. While the experiment doesn't bring us any closer to teleporting matter, it is a huge leap forward for quantum physics. The team of Chinese researchers behind the successful teleportation came together from a number of disciplines and included quantum physicists as well as rocket scientists. In 2016, they launched a satellite called Micius, named after Chinese...
  • Fight over Star Wars and Star Trek led to assault, Oklahoma police say

    07/06/2017 11:36:05 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a fight over Star Trek and Star Wars led to an assault in the metro.Jerome Dewayne Whyte, 23, was arrested July 1 on a complaint of assault and battery, possession of marijuana and outstanding Oklahoma County warrants.Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that Whyte and another man were in the living room of an apartment in the 1400 block of NW 16 Street when they began arguing if Star Wars or Star Trek was better. The victim told police he became frustrated and stated "You're just a trick" before walking back to his room.
  • Star Trek: Discovery to ditch a long frustrating Trek rule

    06/23/2017 12:02:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | June 23, 2017 | James Hibberd
    Star Trek: Discovery is shedding a creative restriction that’s long frustrated top writers on previous shows in the franchise. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg — working from a creative roadmap laid out by executive producer Bryan Fuller — are delivering a Trek saga that gets rid of one the franchise’s decades-old limitations in an effort to evolve the series. As part of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s utopian vision of the future (and one that Trek franchise executive producer Rick Berman carried on after Roddenberry’s death in 1991), writers on Trek shows were urged to avoid having Starfleet crew...
  • Should Star Trek Sequels Return to the Prime Timeline?

    06/21/2017 7:18:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | June 20, 2017 | Andy L. Kubai
    Star Trek has remained a ship somewhat adrift, especially since the prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled before its fifth season. When J.J. Abrams brought his kinetic, alternative timeline to life in 2009, the long-running saga received a shot in the arm. Since then, the franchise, now split between Paramount (film) and CBS (small screen), continues to seek out for the right vehicle to truly set the stars ablaze in the 21st century. Star Trek Into Darkness and Beyond were both exciting and generally well-received entries but fell victim to diminishing returns at the box office when Beyond’s meager...
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016)

    06/18/2017 6:56:09 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 48 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    I happened to stumble across this movie last night, and watched it. Rotten Tomatoes gives it an 84%. I hated it but what do I know? This is a really dumb, bad, plotless movie, stuffed to the warp nacelles with gratuitous CGi gone wild (LOOK WHAT WE CAN DO!) I mean, it was a commercial for CGi. It is replete with terrible, embarrassing “aliens” makeup, bad acting, terrible cinematography, awful lines, and just plain stupid jumping around.
  • 15 Worst Star Trek Episodes Of All Time

    05/23/2017 9:10:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 215 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | May 23, 2017 | Matthew Byrd
    At some point in life, you learn to take the good with the bad. It’s not that you necessarily become better at dealing with the bad things in life, but rather that you learn to appreciate that the bad is simply a companion to the good. If you grew up a Star Trek fan, you likely got a head start on this valuable life lesson. Regardless of which Star Trek series you became hopelessly addicted to, you eventually learned that you had a roughly equal chance of seeing something truly great or something truly awful on a weekly basis. Eventually,...