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  • Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles

    11/27/2015 4:08:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 22, 2012 | startreknewvoyages
    Star Trek New Voyages - 04xV3 - 1701 Pennsylvania Av - Subtitles startreknewvoyages
  • A ‘Star Trek’ Dream, Spread From Upstate New York

    11/23/2015 1:25:32 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 11, 2015 | PAUL POST
    TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Capt. James T. Kirk writhes in pain, having been tortured at the hands of his Klingon captors, as his shocked and saddened crew members speed away toward unknown parts of the universe, presuming Kirk is dead after his mysterious disappearance. From Our Advertisers The action might have once unfolded at Desilu Studios in Hollywood, where the original “Star Trek” series was filmed, but it happened in a former dollar store on the main street of this upstate town, best known for its 18th century stone fort where a part of the Revolutionary War was contested over 200...
  • New glass almost as tough as steel [Transparent Aluminum!]

    11/04/2015 1:21:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 103 replies ^ | 11/04/2015 | Staff
    Transmittance spectrum of the 54Al2O3-46Ta2O5 glass in the UV/vis region. The inset picture shows the glass sample used for the transmittance experiment. Credit: (c) 2015 Scientific Reports (2015). DOI: 10.1038/srep15233 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ (—A team of researchers with The University of Tokyo and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute has created a type of glass that is stronger than many metals. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they overcame one of the major hurdles in creating glass imbued with extra amounts of an oxide of aluminum, by using what they call aerodynamic levitation. Glass that does...
  • New 'Star Trek' TV Series a Go at CBS All Access

    11/02/2015 9:48:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | November 02, 2015 7:30am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Star Trek is returning to the small screen. Prolific producer Alex Kurtzman is developing a new take on the beloved sci-fi classic for TV, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The new Star Trek has been picked up straight to series at CBS, with the premiere slated for the network in January 2017. Subsequent episodes will air on its digital and VOD platform, CBS All Access. The premiere and all subsequent episodes will then be available in the U.S. on CBS All Access, the network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service....
  • Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

    10/18/2015 10:30:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    Twistedsifter ^ | 05/15/2015
    Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 billlooked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people have shared images online of $5 bills they have found and received over the years that bear the Spock tribute; and since Nimoys passing, the amount of Spocks in circulation has dramatically increased. Contrary to the United States, it is not illegal to deface or mutilate...
  • Bruce Hyde Dallas native, professor and beloved Star Trek actor has died at 74

    10/17/2015 5:44:29 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/17/2015 | Robert Wilonsky
    Bruce Hyde is a footnote in sci-fi pop-culture history, a man who appeared in two of the original Star Trek episodes: The Naked Time, which originally aired on Sept. 29, 1966; and The Conscience of the King, first broadcast on Dec. 8, 1966. As Lt. Kevin Riley, a navigator aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, he was memorable in both The Naked Time, especially, the episode in which he sang Ill Take You Home Again, Kathleen while declaring himself captain and cutting off the engines while under the influence of well, sure, maybe you should just watch the whole thing.
  • Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming

    10/16/2015 11:10:23 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Star Trek News | ^ | October 16, 2015 |
    That's a wrap! "Star Trek Beyond" officially completed filming on Thursday in Dubai. Director Justin Lin will now begin a lengthy post-production process for the film, scheduled to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.
  • BA tells Captain Kirk Salmond exactly where he can boldly go

    10/04/2015 9:22:19 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/3/2015 | Glen Owen
    As leader of the SNP, Alex Salmond tried to boldly go where none of his predecessors had gone before and win independence for Scotland. But the former First Minister overreached himself when he booked on to a British Airways flight as Star Treks James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Mr Salmond faced embarrassment when BA flatly refused to let him on the plane at Heathrow because the name on his ticket belonging to the character played by William Shatner in the seminal science-fiction series didnt match that in his passport. Only a series of frantic calls...
  • Communicators Phasers Replicators Cloaking Device Impulse Drive and the Borg

    10/03/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Technology also offers the prospect of transforming our societies and cultures in ways we need to examine unless we intend to fly into the future blind In many ways I have always been a dystopian believing that the inevitable rise of a future technology enhanced totalitarian state will regiment and control a society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. I was influenced by early and repeated readings of such works as 1984, The Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and the Iron Heel. I was also influenced by the History of the Twentieth Century and the steady...
  • Doctors astonished after ViroCap test detects all viruses lurking in a human body

    10/01/2015 9:26:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    World Tech Today ^ | October 1, 2015 | Dan Taylor
    Researchers have successfully created a new test that could eliminate the need for needles in testing for viruses and dramatically increase the success rate of doctors trying to diagnose an illness. Its called ViroCap, and while the test is not ready for use in patients just yet, it has passed a big clinical trial that is paving the way for its eventual entry into the market, according to a UPI report. ViroCap supposedly can detect any virus known to man and animals and it could help doctors who dont know what theyre looking for spot a virus...
  • 'Star Trek' actress arrested for indecent exposure

    09/16/2015 10:28:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies ^ | Updated:Sep 16 2015 07:03AM CDT | Staff
    Former Star Trek actress Jennifer Lien has been arrested in Tennessee for indecent exposure. Lien is accused of showing her breasts and buttocks to a group of children. Police say Lien was naked when they showed up at her home to arrest her. Lien, who is originally from Palos Heights, was part of the first three seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager." She was "Kes", the alien who joins the ship, and ends up working with the doctor. She left acting some time ago. This is her second arrest this year in Tennessee. She was charged in April with assault and...
  • Former Star Trek: Voyager actress arrested for indecent exposure

    09/16/2015 5:26:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 45 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Wednesday 16 September 2015 10:13 BST | Laura Proto
    A former Star Trek: Voyager actress has been arrested after allegedly exposing herself to two children. Jennifer Lien, 41, who played Kes in the first three seasons of the spin off show, was arrested at her home in Harriman, Tennessee, on September 3.
  • 'Star Trek: Voyager' actress Jennifer Lien charged with indecent exposure

    09/15/2015 6:55:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 94 replies ^ | 9-15-15 | Henry Hanks
    (CNN)An actress best known for "Star Trek: Voyager" was arrested on September 3. Jennifer Lien, who played Kes in the first few seasons of the "Star Trek" spinoff series, has been charged with indecent exposure. According to CNN affiliate WATE, Lien was arrested in her home in Harriman, Tennessee. Neighbor Carey Smith told WATE that Lien came by her home to comment on how Smith's children were being raised and started using vulgar language. "All of a sudden, here come the shirt up," said Smith. "She started flashing and, 'Woo hoo,' and I said, 'And what respect is that for...
  • Kansas State apologizes for phallic marching band formation

    09/08/2015 10:52:05 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 80 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 8, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    MANHATTAN, Kan., - Kansas State University apologized for a marching band routine that some complained looked like male genitalia assaulting the University of Kansas mascot. University officials said the formation during halftime of Saturday's season opener against South Dakota was supposed to depict the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek engaged in battle with the University of Kansas Jayhawk, but some social media users complained the Enterprise shape looked more like a set of male genitals. "We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot," a message on the marching band's official Twitter...
  • Star Trek Celebrates 49 Years

    09/08/2015 8:16:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Star Trek News | ^ | September 8, 2015 | Staff
    Happy 49th Birthday, Star Trek 49 years ago today, Star Trek premiered on NBC with its first episode The Man Trap at 8:30PM on September 8, 1966. Following two pilot episodes, the series created by Gene Roddenberry would go on to run for three seasons, spur thirteen feature films and change the face of television forever.
  • Opinion: The Day the Future Died: How STAR TREK Ran Out of Gas

    09/07/2015 4:19:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    Valorist ^ | September 5, 2015 | David Reddish
    "To boldly go where no man has gone before..." So the opening narration claims, and since it debuted in 1965 [sic], Star Trek became the epitome of optimistic futurism. What began as a cult show--and a failed one at that--became a cultural touchstone, and quite likely the most influential television show in history, as well as a long running series of films. Even Americans who have never seen an episode or film know of the pensive Mr. Spock, the transporter, the alien Klingons and the famous warp speed. As the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the beloved franchise approaches though, Star...
  • Here's why Netflix should make another Star Trek television series

    09/06/2015 5:55:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Brian Lloyd
    n September of 2016, Star Trek will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of its first episode. Launched back in 1966, the series and the property as a whole has since become a cultural institution and five spinoffs, dozens of movies and a successful reboot in 2009. However, since JJ Abrams turned Star Trek around and made into a broader appealing property, fans of the series have felt somewhat neglected. There hasn't been a Star Trek-related TV series since Enterprise - which was cancelled unceremoniously in 2005 after just four seasons. All previous spinoffs hit seven seasons. There's been constant rumblings and...
  • The Politics of Star Trek

    09/02/2015 5:26:11 AM PDT · by DFG · 116 replies ^ | 08/25/2015 | Timothy Sandefur
    Leonard Nimoys 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 franchises beloved first officer, Mr. Spock, in two TV series and eight films. As he acknowledged, the key to Star Treks longevity and cultural penetration was its seriousness of purpose, originally inspired by creator Gene Roddenberrys science fiction vision. Modeled on Gullivers Travels, the series was meant as an opportunity for social commentary, and it...
  • MITs MultiFab 3D Printer Is One Giant Leap Towards a Real-Life Replicator

    08/22/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 21, 2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    One day 3D printers will be able to churn out working electronics and fully-functional machines, instead of just plastic parts. And that day is now slightly closer with MIT CSAILs MultiFab 3D printer that can use ten different materials to build working devices in a single print run. For 3D printers to fully realize their Star Trek replicator potential they cant just be one part of the manufacturing process, they need to do it all. The holy grail of 3D printing is to one day let anyone recreate any device with a simple button press. We want to be able...
  • Batman Actress Yvonne Craig Passes AwayCancer Claims Original Batgirl As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • E Plebnista. Star Trek Episode 52.5 (1968)

    08/05/2015 6:29:55 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 48 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 |
    The deck of the great star ship Enterprise heaved and bucked crazily as it was released from the time storm and dropped out of warp into an alien system. Captain Kirk was hurled from his command chair by the sudden deceleration but managed to catch himself against a bulkhead covered with blinking emergency lights. He sustained a slight cut to the head which was bleeding onto his uniform shoulder. Spock! he called to the Vulcan who was strapped into his science officers seat, where the hell are we? The Vulcan answered calmly. Unknown at this time, Captain. I am attempting...
  • Man uses lonely winters in remote Colorado cabin to convert his home into Star Trek shrine (tr)

    07/23/2015 12:43:47 PM PDT · by dware · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07.23.2015 | Jack Crone
    'Being a fan of Star Trek has given me a life', claims 69-year-old Steve Doman. The devoted trekkie has spent 14 years transforming his remote Colorado cabin into a Star Trek shrine complete with Klingon and Federation-themed rooms. Steve has spent a staggering $30,000 on the renovation project - which started as a winter hobby - and says there is still plenty of work to do.
  • Sulu doubles down: All I meant is that Clarence Thomas is a fake black who abandoned his heritage

    07/03/2015 10:26:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | AllahPundit
    Oh. Well, my mistake then. Yesterday I thought he was saying something racist.What did this guy think his critics were accusing him of, if this is his “clarification”? A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.I feel Justice Thomas...
  • Bad news from Mr. Sulu: Clarence Thomas is a clown in blackface

    07/02/2015 4:33:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot ^ | July 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Free Beacon, I think it was Dan McLaughlin of Red State who tweeted after last week’s SSM decision was released, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” His point was that, for a movement that’s been unstoppable culturally over the past 10 years, there’s a curiously strong impulse towards nastiness in some lefties’ reaction to each new victory. With this remark from George Takei, I think it’s safe to say the contest is now over. Takei’s overreacting to a point Thomas made in response to Kennedy’s idea that state recognition of gay marriage is...
  • George Takei's Racist Rant: Clarence Thomas Is a 'Clown in Black Face'

    07/02/2015 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 101 replies
    George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there." Talking to a local Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Takei snarled that the second African American on the Supreme Court is unqualified: "This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America."
  • Nichelle Nichols Suffers Mild Stroke (Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura)

    06/05/2015 12:58:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Star Trek ^ | June 4, 2015
    Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols suffered a mild stroke last night at her home in Los Angeles, according to a statement on her official Facebook page. "She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was," the statement read. "Please keep her in your thoughts." Nichols, who is 82 years old, earned her place in both Star Trek and entertainment history with her portrayal of Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series and the six TOS feature films. She's also been a constant, joyous presence at Star Trek and sci-fi conventions all over the world. Additionally, Nichols achieved...
  • Star Trek's Lt Uhura hospitalised in LA after stroke

    06/05/2015 9:05:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    The Register ^ | 6-5-15 | Gavin Clarke
    Star Trek actress and NASA recruitment ambassador Nichelle Nicols is recovering in hospital following a stroke. Nichols best known for playing Lt Nyota Uhura on TV and in the Star Trek film franchise suffered a mild stroke while at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. Her agent Zach McGinnis informed Nichols followers on her Facebook page of the stroke. In an update, he said Nichols had undergone a CAT scan and MRI, and was awake and eating as of Thursday evening. Nichols has shown minor signs of loss of mobility but otherwise no signs of paralysis....
  • Shatner to Travel Across Nation on Three-Wheeled Motorcycle

    06/01/2015 9:41:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    KRQE ^ | June 1, 2015
    William Shatner will boldly travel across the U.S. on a three-wheeled motorcycle. The Star Trek star announced plans Monday for the cross-country mission to promote his custom trike and raise awareness about the American Legion. I am taking another step into the unknown, the 84-year-old actor said in a statement.
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • Chinese Firms Headquarters Shaped Like Star Treks Enterprise

    05/25/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise Star Trek have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture. The design of the building has sparked heated discussion online among Trekkies about which ship from the long-running television and movie series it is based on. Now the mysterious owner has come forward. The 260-meter long, 100-meter wide, six-floor building was built by Hong Kong-listed Chinese online game developer NetDragon Websoft, whose founder Liu Dejian a 43-year-old University of Kansas alumni is a huge fan. Mr....
  • Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society

    05/21/2015 3:52:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    For years Star Trek fans known as Trekkies have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions. But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day. It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The...
  • Fly to the moon in 4 hours: British scientist who says he's found secret of Star Trek's 'warp speed'

    05/14/2015 1:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 14, 2015 | Tom Leonard in New York
    * Nasa is thought to have successfully tested a revolutionary power source * Claimed it could fly for eons at the equivalent of 450 million miles an hour * It is powered by a device similar to that found in a microwave oven * Invented by now retired British scientist Roger Shawyer a decade agoAnyone who has ever watched an episode of Star Trek or a Star Wars film will know how it works. The good guys are minding their business in outer space when suddenly the Klingons or the Dark Empire bear down on them out of nowhere. There...
  • 3D printing may spell the beginning of the end for gun control

    08/06/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 80 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | August 6, 2012 | John Pierce
    --IMAGE HERE-- The lower receiver of the gun pictured at the top of this article was not purchased from a licensed dealer, nor was it purchased from an individual. This lower was printed using a 3D printer and it may spell the beginning of the end for the gun control movement. 3D printing is an emerging technology that has been commercially available for some time but is only now achieving inroads into the consumer market. 3D printers are in fact computer controlled material handling systems that lay down successive layers of polymer or other material based upon a computer model...
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Rand on Star Trek, Dead at 85

    05/04/2015 6:12:30 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | 5/3/15 | Michael Ausiello
    Grace Lee Whitney, best known as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series, died on May 1 at her home in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.
  • Grace Lee Whitney, Janice Rand of "Star Trek" dies at 85

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 158 replies
    your central valley news ^ | 05/03/15 | unknown
    According to Family, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away peacefully this past weekend May 1, 2015 in her Coarsegold home.
  • BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled Star Trek Beyond

    04/22/2015 2:40:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 117 replies ^ | April 21, 2015 | Kayla Iacovino
    It appears that Star Trek Beyond may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
  • Star Wars VS Star Trek Epic Trailer [Trailer For The Fans]

    02/07/2015 10:00:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/5/15
    Ever wanted to see what happens when Star Wars and Star Trek clash? Well in this epic trailer you will see. It is time for Star Wars VS Star Trek!
  • 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.
  • We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

    04/01/2015 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies ^ | 3/31/15 9:00am | Charlie Jane Anders
    You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. It's actually kind of dangerous: Sometimes late at night, recently, I'll find myself scanning through clips of the Original Series on YouTube or Hulu. And then I'll start watching an episode of Star Trek: Phase II or Star Trek Continues, and then the next thing I know it's two hours...
  • Star Trek Continues (vanity, no joke)

    04/01/2015 11:27:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 52 replies
    Star Trek Continues ^ | 01 APR 2015 | Utilizer
    I know there are some Trekkies out there and thought some of you might find this interesting. From the site: "STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries the brainchild of long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan and producer, director, actor, voice-actor, musician Vic Mignogna. STAR TREK CONTINUES is proud to be part of Trek history, aimed at completing the final two years of the original five-year mission. After mounting a successful Kickstarter campaign, the show is already making waves and attracting guest stars such as Michael Forest, Colin Baker, Jamie Bamber, Lou Ferrigno, and Erin...
  • Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

    03/23/2015 9:38:12 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 21 replies
    CNet ^ | 3/22/15 | Michelle Starr
    A new patent granted to aircraft, defense and security company Boeing is taking its cues from science fiction. Just like the glowing energy shields seen protecting troops, machines and even spacecraft in Star Wars and Star Trek, the design -- named "Method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc" -- uses energy to deflect potential damage.
  • The Military Bankrolled Spocks Early Acting Gigs

    03/08/2015 8:31:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 1, 2015 | Matthew Gault
    Leonard Nimoythe famed actor synonymous with Star Treks iconic Mr. Spockdied on Feb. 27. He leaves behind two children, a storied career and one of the most recognizable characters in pop culture. Hes also a reminder of a different era in Americathe years after World War II when the military was more connected to the public, and when it wasnt 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 hed never have a real job. So he did what a lot of...
  • I Dont 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 galaxys most famous Vulcan, the president wrote, was Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Treks optimistic, inclusive vision of humanitys 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 Nimoys death. And as I thought more about the presidents statement, I realized...
  • Harve Bennett Dies: Producer Of Star Trek Movies & TV Classics Was 84

    03/05/2015 5:47:35 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 24 replies
    deadline ^ | 3/5/2015 | Patrick Hipes
    Harve Bennett, the producer who helped guide four of Paramounts Star Trek movies in the 1980s and produced TV series Mod Squad, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84 and becomes the latest key figure lost from the seminal Star Trek franchise following Leonard Nimoys death February 27.
  • Leonard Nimoy Explains The Origins of the Vulcan Salute

    02/28/2015 3:36:06 PM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 27, 2013 | tvnewsthemes1
    How did the famous Vulcan hand salute come to be? Leonard Nimoy "Spock" gives us the answer.
  • William Shatner reveals he will miss Leonard Nimoys funeral: I feel really awful

    02/28/2015 1:51:19 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 28, 2015 | Kirthana Ramisetti
    William Shatner has revealed he will be unable to attend Leonard Nimoys funeral. The actor took to Twitter Saturday to lament that due to prior obligations, he will miss his Star Trek co-star and friends funeral on Sunday. I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight, he wrote. Leonard's funeral is tomorrow. I can't make it back in time.
  • 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 theres some significance in the fact that Leonard Nimoys 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 didnt end well, for the Emperor. Death Star, proceeding according to plan Butt enough about Star Wars. Today, in memory of Spocks departure from these earthly bounds, I thought Id dedicate the post to quotes from him and other characters in Star Trek a science...
  • 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....