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  • The Final Frontier: 10 Political Messages Beamed Through “Star Trek”

    12/13/2010 3:32:23 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 21 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 12, 2010 | Walter Hudson
    Science fiction affords storytellers the opportunity to couch political ideas within fantastic metaphors. In this way, ideas can be explored which might otherwise seem objectionable. In some cases, an audience might not consciously realize they are being influenced to think a certain way. Perhaps the greatest example of science fiction writing which has pushed a particular ideology upon the popular culture is Star Trek. Over the course of nearly five decades, the brand has expanded from televisions series into feature films, countless books, fan conventions, and mounts of merchandise. Why has Star Trek been so popular? Creator Gene Roddenberry...
  • Captain Kirk Preamble

    11/30/2010 7:19:30 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 15 replies
  • Publisher creates 'Enterprise' manual

    10/30/2010 12:25:21 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    LONDON, - A British publisher of maintenance books is branching into sci-fi with an owner's manual for the USS Enterprise from "Star Trek." "The U.S.S. Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual," a 160-page guide from the Haynes Publishing Group, contains technical specifications and in-depth drawings for any aspiring sci-fi engineer looking to strip down and reassemble their own starship, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. The book, written by Ben Robinson and Marcus Riley, includes input from NASA engineer Michael Okuda, who worked on "Star Trek" projects for more than 20 years. "It's something I think people have wanted for a long time,...
  • The Raven read by John DeLancie ("Q" of Star Trek fame)

    10/29/2010 12:02:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19th century | Edgar Allan Poe
    Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx's tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It's an intense, mesmerizing experience you won't want to miss. For our very first installment, we're proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
  • Atheism as a young white male phenomenon

    10/21/2010 6:24:22 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 4 replies ^ | Oct 20, 2010 AD | Mariano
    As an aside to their article Atheism Appears to be Significantly Less Appealing to Women; Conservapedia notes that atheism is primarily a young white male phenomenon: More evidence that atheists quite often tend to be white, unmarried, socially challenged nerds! An atheists' meeting was organized in the United States concerning the future direction of the atheist movement and 370 people attended. The New York Times described the attendees as "The largely white and male crowd — imagine a Star Trek convention, but older..."1 For more information, please see Atheism appears to be significantly less appealing to women…Survey data and website...
  • 2010: Dawn of the Terran Empire?

    10/01/2010 12:29:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 1, 2010 | Paul Hsieh
    Like Kirk and Spock, I fear we may have passed through to a parallel (political) universe. Remember that episode of Star Trek (original series) where Captain Kirk, Scotty, Dr. McCoy, and Lt. Uhura accidentally transported into a parallel universe which was an eerie mirror image of the real world? The Federation was an evil “Terran Empire.” Star Fleet officers moved up not by merit, but by assassinating their superiors. And mirror-universe Spock wore a cool goatee. Well, sometimes I feel like I’ve just woken up in a political parallel universe. Otherwise, how else can we explain a world where: Fidel...
  • Capturing the world's oldest living things

    07/27/2010 7:53:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | July 26 2010 | Dean Irvine
    Rachel Sussman is a time traveler. For the last few years, the American photographer has journeyed across the globe on a mission to bring back images of the world's oldest living organisms. In her ongoing project, Sussman has traveled to the primal landscapes of southern Greenland, the timeless high-altitude Andean deserts of South America and even under the ocean. "[The project] is a celebration and record of our past, a call to action now, and also a barometer of our future," she told CNN. Sussman began her time-traveling trips in 2004 while visiting the island of Yakushima in Japan to...
  • Zoe Saldana strips down to her skivvies as the new face - and body - for Calvin Klein underwear

    07/22/2010 11:20:49 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies · 5+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 07.22.10
    As if Zoe Saldana weren't already every guy's dream girl with her roles in sci-fi flicks "Star Trek" and "Avatar," the sexy actress is turning up the heat as the new underwear model for Calvin Klein.
  • Star Trek : Tik Tok

    07/19/2010 7:09:52 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    This is funny IMO
  • The Destiny of the Universe

    07/17/2010 4:54:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies · 3+ views
    FQXI ^ | 7/2/10 | Julie Rehmeyer
    A radical reformulation of quantum mechanics suggests that the universe has a set destiny and its pre-existing fate reaches back in time to influence the past. It could explain the origin of life, dark energy and solve other cosmic conundrums.The universe has a destiny—and this set fate could be reaching backwards in time and combining with influences from the past to shape the present. It’s a mind-bending claim, but some cosmologists now believe that a radical reformulation of quantum mechanics in which the future can affect the past could solve some of the universe’s biggest mysteries, including how life arose....
  • Understanding "Sex and the City"

    07/10/2010 8:16:00 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies · 1+ views
    No amount of special edition DVDs or syndicated repeats on UPN, Hot Johnny thought, would ever explain the rabid appeal of “Sex and the City”. It was too much part of an alien culture -- i.e., women -- to ever make more sense than the Sphinx or the Pyramids in Egypt. That is, until this week when he stumbled upon the answer. He was walking along the streets of Park Slope on Saturday, with his friend Sara, who was in town on business. The two of them had just enjoyed a delicious Bavarian-style lunch at Steinhof’s on 7th Avenue and...
  • Riverside Iowa Trekfest June 25-26

    06/25/2010 6:22:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    ""Guinness World Record Attempt The challenge is out there, and Riverside, IA deserves the honor. The current record for "Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters" is 99. There has also been word that an event in Germany had a little over 500 people attend their attempt at breaking the record but that statistic has yet to be confirmed by the GBWR organization. So here is the challenge: At the Trekfest event we are going to make our own attempt to break that record. We are shooting for at least 1,000 people dressed in Star Trek costumes to...
  • ‘Star Trek' franchise an homage to humanist philosophy

    06/30/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Worcester (MA) Telegram ^ | 06/29/2010 | Bronislaus B. Kush
    If you're a big fan of the Star Trek science fiction genre, then there's a good chance that you're a humanist at heart. That's the way that Susan Sackett, the longtime personal executive assistant to Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry, sees it. Ms. Sackett, who met recently with the Greater Worcester Humanists group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, said Mr. Roddenberry was an admitted humanist who liberally sprinkled his out of this world stories about Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock and the other Star Trek characters with the fundamentals of humanism — a non-theistic, or secular, approach,...
  • Shatner plans to direct a documentary about Captain Kirk

    06/17/2010 6:17:13 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 34 replies · 646+ views
    SciFi Wire ^ | 06/16/10
    William Shatner announced that he's going to direct a documentary called "The Captains" about Capt. Kirk, which is to say a documentary about Capt. Shatner. Shatner has never been shy about talking about himself, and now he gets to direct and executive-produce himself as well. Here's more:
  • Star Trek: The Pepsi Generation

    06/09/2010 3:26:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies · 58+ views
    YouTube | May 2, 2007 | uploaded by EarlSinclair
    The classic 1988 parody of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"! Part 1Part 2
  • Star Trek star Patrick Stewart knighted at Palace

    06/02/2010 7:01:20 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 47 replies · 849+ views
    BBC News ^ | 06/02/10
    Actor Sir Patrick Stewart paid tribute to a former teacher as he was knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The 69-year-old said he owed "literally everything" to the English teacher who first encouraged him to perform.
  • Canada Wants William Shatner for Governor

    04/27/2010 6:49:38 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 19 replies · 554+ views
    Could William Shatner finally go where no Star Trek alum has gone before? According to several reports, The Shat might return to his native Canada to take a spot in public office…sort of. Apparently, a group of his loyal fans and fellow Canadians have gotten together and started a Facebook campaign to get the actor in the Governor General’s seat. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can become governor of California, is there a legitimate reason why Shatner can’t get down with some political action? On the support group’s Facebook page it states that Canada’s current Governor General Michaelle Jean will soon be...
  • For Trek Fans: Scents of the Future-Star Trek Perfumes & Colognes (Vanity)

    03/27/2010 2:39:56 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 18 replies · 429+ views ^ | 3/37/10 | hoagy62
    Taking a break from all the screaming, yelling, and gnashing of teeth that the Obamacare Health Illusion has generated, I chanced upon this while I was looking at an article on another site. It seems some 'enterprising' business (pun very intended) has manufactured not one but THREE perfumes and colognes for fans of the "Star Trek" universe.
  • "Earth Hour" brings to mind Star Trek's "Red Hour" (episode: The Return of the Archons)

    03/27/2010 11:29:02 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies · 871+ views
    "The 'red hour' marked the beginning of the festival on Beta III, during the governance of Landru. ("The Return of the Archons")" ____________________________________ "The U.S.S. Enterprise is investigating Beta III, where the U.S.S. Archon disappeared over 100 years before. When the landing party exhibits strange behavior, Kirk sends another party down to investigate. They find the culture on Beta III is quiescent, with no creative tendencies. The entire culture is controlled by a group of 'lawgivers' known as "The Body" which is, in turn, controlled by the omniscient Landru. The inhabitants change from normal, peaceful people to a violent...
  • Capt. Picard on Obamacare passage (Vanity)

    03/23/2010 11:30:34 AM PDT · by The Comedian · 17 replies · 670+ views
    Star Trek: First Contact ^ | March 23, 2010 | Patrick Stewart (Capt. Picard)
    Capt. Picard address the advance of the Collective: "...We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! And I will make them pay for what they've done!" - Jean-Luc Picard
  • Mr. Spock Would Make A Great Catholic

    03/03/2010 10:23:11 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 12 replies · 421+ views
    Acts of the Apostasy ^ | March 1, 2010 | LarryD
    Mr. Spock Would Make A Great Catholic ***From the editor: Welcome to all those coming via Mark Shea's blog (Catholic and Enjoying It!), Carl Olson's blog (Ignatius Insight Scoop), and all the others who have stopped by via other blogs who have graciously linked to this post. I'm glad you've come by, and I hope you come back!*** From time to time I check out liberal Catholic blogs. The other day I read a piece at the blog "Enlightened Catholicism" on how an authentic spiritual conversion is a whole body process that rewires our neural pathways. Now I don't know...
  • A prayer from the living world (to those considering suicide)

    03/01/2010 10:21:21 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 672+ views
    HotAir ^ | February 26, 2010 | Doctor Zero
    The body of actor Andrew Koenig was found in Vancouver’s Stanley Park yesterday. His father, Walter Koenig, said that his son “took his own life, and was in a lot of pain.” Like most of my generation, I grew up with Walter Koenig as Chekhov on Star Trek, and he played a superb villain much later, on Babylon 5. Until his press conference yesterday, I didn’t realize he was a man of such incredible strength and dignity. He asked for his family to be left in peace to mourn their loss. I hope he won’t mind if I take this...
  • Andew Koenig, Boner from Growing Pains, son of Walter Koenig, Chekov from Star Trek, found dead

    02/25/2010 7:03:04 PM PST · by RGirard · 17 replies · 1,574+ views ^ | Feb. 25, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Andrew Koenig, 41, who played "Boner" on the hit TV show Growing Pains was found dead today in Vancouver. He was also the son of Walter Koenig best known as Chekov from Star Trek. ... "My son took his own life," his father Walter told reporters. "Don't ignore it; don't rationalize it, extend a hand." ... Kirk Cameron had recently released a statement pleading for Andrew to contact him. "I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return. Andrew, if you're reading this, please call me." Andrew was not known to take medication...
  • Star Trek The Motion Picture : Remembering Persis Khambatta and Lt. Ilia

    02/24/2010 6:24:41 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 57 replies · 4,770+ views
    Trekweb ^ | 02/23/10 | GustavoLeao
    * Share on Facebook * Beam story to friend * Syndicate news * Continuing our retrospective on the 30th anniversary of Star Trek The Motion Picture, TrekWeb presents excerpts of a rare interview with the late actress and former Miss India Persis Khambatta, who played Deltan navigator Lt. Ilia in the 1979 Star Trek movie directed by Robert Wise. The interview was published in the now cancelled Star Trek Communicator magazine, issue Issue 120. (Dec 1998/Jan 1999) and it is presented here as part of our "Archives Interviews" series of articles. Here are excerpts of the last interview with Ms...
  • sfdebris: Reviews of Star Trek and other science fiction

    02/21/2010 5:20:05 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies · 576+ views
    Opinionated reviews of Star Trek and other SF. YouTube channel: Main site:
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation...Dallas opening theme

    02/19/2010 9:55:05 PM PST · by max americana · 22 replies · 471+ views
    youtube ^ | feb 20, 2010 | max
    Just a little Friday night entertainment. Just found this little ditty on Youtube.. Star Trek the Next generation..using the Dallas' opening theme. Enjoy :)
  • A Rocket Boy and Two Star Trekkers Respond to Choosing Not to Go to the Moon

    02/10/2010 3:23:21 AM PST · by Marcus · 30 replies · 573+ views
    Associated Content ^ | February 9th 2010 | Mark R. Whittington
    Opposition to President Obama's bid to cancel the Constellation return to the Moon program has started to manifest itself among purveyors of popular culture. It has even inspired its first work of literature.
  • Captain Kirk teaches Obama about the constitution!

    02/02/2010 6:55:42 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 9 replies · 629+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 2-2-10 | James
    Here's a creative video of Captain James T. Kirk giving Obama a lesson on what the Constitution really says! "We the promote the general secure the blessings of liberty"! To name a few....none of which Obama has done!!!
  • DIY Laser Build: 12X Blu-ray Star Trek Phaser!

    01/18/2010 12:36:07 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 668+ views
    Here’s another fantastic tutorial from Jay, our DIY lasers expert. See all of our DIY laser projects! In this project, I’ll show you how to create your own super powerful Blu-Ray Star Trek Phaser using a 1994 Classic Star Trek Phaser. Important: This is a class 3B laser and should be used with care. Proper eye protection for 405nm wavelength recommended. It can instantly damage the eye if it is pointed directly into the eye. Even reflections can cause eye damage. Video here:
  • Why Are So Many Sci-Fi Films Left-Wing?

    01/11/2010 5:52:50 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 146 replies · 2,787+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/11/2009 | Ed Carson
    “Avatar” is wowing audiences with its groundbreaking 3-D technology (too bad the characters are one-dimensional). But in another way it’s ordinary: a science-fiction film that plays to leftist fantasies about capitalism and the military. Yet many sci-fi fans are on the political right. So why are sci-fi films and TV shows typically liberal? Hollywood films tend to be liberal, sure. But science fiction in particular lends itself to utopian visions that the world’s problems can be solved once and for all.
  • One Title to Rule Them All: Peter Jackson, Patrick Stewart Get Knighted

    01/01/2010 12:43:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies · 2,413+ views
    E! Online ^ | December 31, 2009 | Josh Grossberg
    ...In a host of end-of-year honors, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart were both feted with knighthood by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II...
  • Star Trek, Episode 41: “I, Obama”

    01/01/2010 6:46:49 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 21 replies · 935+ views
    IMAO ^ | 10-22-2009 | Basil
    Captain’s log, stardate 4513.3. After having been taken over by an android, the Enterprise has been underway at warp 7 for four days. Now, we are entering orbit around a planet which has never been charted.
  • Don't get mad, get even:Palin surprises Shatner on late night show after he makes fun of her book

    12/12/2009 7:24:18 AM PST · by pillut48 · 91 replies · 4,834+ views
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 12, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Politician Sarah Palin showed she is game for a laugh when she got her own back on William Shatner for making fun of her book.
  • Rare Opportunity for Star trak Fans

    12/05/2009 7:44:54 PM PST · by Publius6961 · 25 replies · 814+ views
    The Dish programming ^ | December 5, 2009 | self
    A rare opportunity for Star Trek fans to record "Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home. This is my personal favorite Star Trek movie and, as far as I know, unavailable on DVD. I have looked. It is on right now, to be repeated at 11 pm, PDT on CH HDNMV, Ch 383 on The Dish Satellite TV service. Enjoy!
  • Obama, a Science Buff, Is Washington's Mr. Spock (Did I read this right?)

    11/30/2009 11:49:25 PM PST · by bronzey · 41 replies · 1,732+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-01-09
    He shows a fascination with science, an all-too deliberate decision-making demeanor, an adherence to logic and some pretty, ahem, prominent ears. They all add up to a quite logical conclusion, at least for "Star Trek" fans: Barack Obama is Washington's Mr. Spock, the chief science officer for the ship of state. "I guess it's somewhat unusual for a politician to be so precise, logical, in his thought process," actor Leonard Nimoy, who has portrayed Spock for more than 40 years, told The Associated Press in an e-mail interview. "The comparison to Spock is, in my opinion, a compliment to him...
  • Trek Obama

    11/29/2009 1:22:25 PM PST · by syc1959 · 11 replies · 691+ views
    Nobarack08 | Nov 29,2009 | syc1959
    The followers of Barack Obama have taken a nose dive off the deep end of reality and entered into the hopeless pit of denial and wonderment of the science fiction era known as Trek Obama. Anyone breathing and an IQ higher then 60 (which barely includes most Obama supporters) has seen, heard of, or been part of Star Trek. Star Trek is the fictional reality of the future, again like Obama’s fictional past, where everyone’s needs are magically meet and no personal needs are ever denied, along and no costs ever being mentioned, because this is a fictional utopia. In...
  • Capt. Kirk vs. John Galt: Who Should We Follow?

    11/24/2009 12:48:52 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 46 replies · 1,655+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 11-24-09 | Duane Lester
    In the new Star Trek, Cadet James Tiberius Kirk finds himself standing before the Academy's review board. During his third attempt at a computer simulation no one had ever passed, Kirk installed a subroutine in the simulator's programming which allowed him to win. He was accused of this by Spock, the creator of the simulation.Here's part of the exchange, starting with Kirk's justification for his actions:Kirk: [to Spock] The test itself is a cheat, isn't it? I mean you program it to be unwinnable.Spock: Your argument precludes the possibility of a no-win scenario.Kirk: I don't believe in no-win scenarios. (Source)...
  • Dad spoke to son in Klingon (exclusively, for first three years of son's life)

    11/21/2009 2:58:43 PM PST · by Stoat · 56 replies · 2,576+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) / Various ^ | November 21, 2009 | Virginia Wheeler
    Dad spoke to son in Klingon   By VIRGINIA WHEELER Published: Today         A DAD spoke only KLINGON to his son for the first three years of his life to see if he could pick up the alien language. Linguist Dr d'Armond Speers came up with the idea after watching an episode of Star Trek. He spent days translating phrases into Klingon - hoping his toddler's first word would be "vav" rather than "dad". Dr Speers, of Minnesota, US, battled on with commands like "find the USS Enterprise", - but his wife only spoke English to...
  • Could Khan Be Back For 'Star Trek' Sequel?

    11/19/2009 4:59:54 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 40 replies · 1,110+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 11/18/09 | ALAN STANLEY BLAIR
    The idea of bringing back Khan is enough to give any Star Trek fan goose bumps. He was harsh, calculating and is considered the greatest villain of the franchise. But, although no decisions have been made on if there is even a place for Khan in the new movie, director J.J. Abrams has hinted he could be back. "We're not even at that stage yet," he said. "But the fun of where we are on the sequel is we could use some of what was done before in a new way. But we haven't even figured out what we would...
  • Scientists develop 'Star Trek phaser'

    11/19/2009 10:29:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,060+ views
    TG Daily ^ | 11/19/2009 | Emma Woollacott
    Its inventors are comparing it to the Star Trek phaser: a way of exploiting an on-off 'switch' in nematodes that paralyzes them when they're exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light. The animals stay paralyzed even when the light is turned off. But when exposed to ordinary light, they become unparalyzed and wake up. It's the first time that photoswitching has been demonstrated in a living animal. The report describes the development and successful testing of a photoswitch composed of the light-sensitive material, dithienylethene. The scientists grew the transparent, pinhead-sized worms - C. elegans - and fed them dithienylethene. When...
  • Star Trek-like Replicator? Electron Beam Device Makes Metal Parts, One Layer At A Time

    11/11/2009 6:10:26 PM PST · by saganite · 28 replies · 1,116+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 11 Nov 09 | staff
    A group of engineers working on a novel manufacturing technique at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., have come up with a new twist on the popular old saying about dreaming and doing: "If you can slice it, we can build it." That's because layers mean everything to the environmentally-friendly construction process called Electron Beam Freeform Fabrication, or EBF3, and its operation sounds like something straight out of science fiction. "You start with a drawing of the part you want to build, you push a button, and out comes the part," said Karen Taminger, the technology lead for the...
  • Star Trek Meets 'Battlestar Galactica' In Proposed Sequel

    09/16/2009 5:02:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 76 replies · 1,499+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 09/16/09 | MICHAEL HINMAN
    The world was starting to become a different place in 1991 when "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" was released. Not only were fans reeling from the 1989 disaster that was "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," but the collapse of the Soviet Union created the possibility that enemies didn't have to be enemies forever. That mindset was brilliantly expressed by the writing team of Leonard Nimoy, Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn (and we guess a little by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal, something that has been historically disputed by Nimoy) with the Federation, and especially Capt. Kirk, having to...
  • Star Trek Sequel May Contain Pointed Modern Commentary

    09/16/2009 3:26:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies · 2,111+ views
    /Film ^ | September 15, 2009 | Russ Fischer
    OK, so JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and a talented cast (to whom, if things are really fair, a lot of the credit must be given) successfully rebooted Star Trek. Obviously there will be another film, and if nearly thirty years of films in the franchise have taught us anything, it is that making a crappy Trek film is all too easy. So what next for the series? More Shakespeare? Or something else? Based on recent comments, it sounds like Star Trek 2 (or whatever it will be called) could get all sorts of modern, at least from a...
  • Star Trek Cologne Released To Attract Other Trekkies

    08/27/2009 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies · 1,598+ views
    All Headline News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    London, England (AHN) - Star Trek fans can now spritz their way just a little closer to their favorite characters with the release of newly releases scents designed to appeal to fans. The three scents take their names from popular character or aspects of the show. One of the colognes, Tiberius, is named for the middle name of Captain James T. Kirk, the character played by William Shatner in the hit series, England's the Telegraph reported. The Shatner-inspired scent combines citron, black pepper and cedar to evoke a "casual yet commanding" aroma, according to creators Genki Wear. It's billed as...
  • John Scalzi's Guide to Epic SciFi Design FAILs - Star Trek Edition

    08/27/2009 11:38:33 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 66 replies · 1,757+ views
    AMC ^ | 27 Aug 2009 | John Scalzi
    John Scalzi's Guide to Epic SciFi Design FAILs - Star Trek Edition So, before I bang on bad design choices in Star Trek, let's recap what happened last week when I discussed bad design choices in Star Wars:Me: Star Wars design is so bad that people have to come up with elaborate and contrived rationales to explain it. Star Wars Fanboy: YOU ARE SO VERY WRONG AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHY WITH THESE ELABORATE AND CONTRIVED RATIONALES. It's a little much to hope for (or fear) the same result two weeks in a row, but nevertheless I promised everyone...
  • Leadership: If Barack Obama is Spock, Sarah Palin is Kirk

    08/04/2009 6:50:50 AM PDT · by Al B. · 60 replies · 1,505+ views ^ | Aug. 4, 2009 | Leigh Scott
    When Sarah Palin resigned a few weeks ago every blogger with a keyboard chimed in on it. I didn’t want to be late in the game with a Sarah Palin blog, so I put this blog in the old hard drive of justice, right next to my Buffy the Vampire fan fiction and an un-produced screenplay about the Braves leaving Milwaukee. Then I saw one of my childhood idols, Bill Shatner goofing on Sarah Palin. At last, my geeked out political observation had new relevance! Apple “C.” Apple “V.” Send to Big Hollywood. We were treated to some really lame...
  • Transparent Aluminum is "New State of Matter"

    07/28/2009 11:02:53 AM PDT · by redpoll · 39 replies · 2,034+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 27 July 2009 | University of Oxford
    Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world’s most powerful soft X-ray laser. ‘Transparent aluminium’ previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion.
  • Transparent Aluminum Is ‘New State Of Matter’

    07/27/2009 11:22:27 AM PDT · by saganite · 84 replies · 3,830+ views
    Science Daily ^ | (July 27, 2009) | staff
    Oxford scientists have created a transparent form of aluminium by bombarding the metal with the world’s most powerful soft X-ray laser. ‘Transparent aluminium’ previously only existed in science fiction, featuring in the movie Star Trek IV, but the real material is an exotic new state of matter with implications for planetary science and nuclear fusion. In the journal Nature Physics an international team, led by Oxford University scientists, report that a short pulse from the FLASH laser ‘knocked out’ a core electron from every aluminium atom in a sample without disrupting the metal’s crystalline structure. This turned the aluminium nearly...
  • Hottest Babes on Star Trek (TOS)

    07/17/2009 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 245 replies · 31,100+ views
    07.17.09 | Perdogg
    The top 10 Hottest Babes on Star Trek (TOS) 1. Kelinda from By Any Other Name This is probably the only episode in which Kirk not hits on a woman, but hits a woman. That’s okay because Kirk apologizes to her, over and over. Barbara Bouchet (born 1945) played Kelinda. 2. Lt. Marlena Moreau fom Mirror,Mirror In the alternate Terran Empire Universe the rank of captain has its privileges, and one of is Lt. Malena Moreau. Lt. Moreau did not love Kirk; she wanted to sleep her way to the top, as much as 1960s TV allowed to show. Apparently...
  • Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth Into Black Hole

    06/23/2009 6:17:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 84 replies · 4,056+ views
    Discovery News ^ | June 11, 2009 | Eric Bland
    "Star Trek" makes faster-than-light travel look easy, but according to new calculations by Italian physicists, a warp drive could easily create a black hole that would incinerate any passengers on a space craft and then suck Earth into a black hole. "Warp drives are so far the best case scenario to attain faster-than-light travel," said Stefano Finazzi of Italy's International School for Advanced Studies. This paper "makes it much harder to realize, if not almost impossible, warp drives." ...Other physicists agree with the Italians' calculations, up to a point. "It's a good paper; their results are sound," said Gerald Cleaver,...