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  • 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 Paramount’s 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 Nimoy’s death February 27.
  • 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.
  • 'Star Trek' began filming 50 years ago

    11/28/2014 11:06:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    CNET ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Fifty years ago this Thanksgiving the crew of the starship Enterprise walked in front of cameras for the first time and began filming on a new sci-fi show that would make television history: "Star Trek". But the results of the day's filming weren't seen in their intended form for more than 20 years -- and the legendary show nearly didn't make it to the screen at all. The brainchild of former bomber pilot and police officer turned television writer Gene Roddenberry, "Star Trek" was planned to be a utopian sci-fi show featuring a diverse crew exploring the galaxy. It began...
  • Trek sources: Mary Burke’s family fired her for incompetence

    10/29/2014 8:28:05 AM PDT · by bigbob · 20 replies
    Wisconsin reporter ^ | 10-28-14 | M.D. Kittle
    In attempting to explain her two-year work hiatus in the early to mid-1990s, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has said she was just burned out after an intense period of leading European operations for Trek Bicycle Corp., her family’s Waterloo-based global manufacturer. In fact, Burke apparently was fired by her own family following steep overseas financial losses and plummeting morale among Burke’s European sales staff, multiple former Trek executives and employees told Wisconsin Reporter. The sales team threatened to quit if Burke was not removed from her position as director of European Operations, according to Gary Ellerman, who served as...
  • Trekonomics: Is Star Trek Really “Anti-Libertarian”?

    10/23/2014 6:11:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 22, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Reason‘s Nick Gillespie recently posted a list of the five most anti-libertarian television shows ever, and there’s a serious error. Actually, there are two serious errors. The first, larger error is that Reason put together a list of the five best libertarian TV shows, and they left off “Firefly,” which simply boggles the mind. The smaller error is that Gillespie names “Star Trek” among the anti-libertarian shows. Even worse is the reason he gives: “The Starship Enterprise’s adventures throughout the galaxy are supposedly guided by the Federation’s ‘prime directive,’ which forbids humans from intervening in the domestic affairs of the...
  • Our Ms. Burke and the Koch Brothers

    03/06/2014 4:14:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Right Wisconsin ^ | 3-5-14 | David Blaska
    One percenter Mary Burke, Democrat for governor, is telling the Koch Brothers to stay out of Wisconsin. Our Ms. Burke and her largely self-funded campaign have purchased web ads on Wisconsin news websites warning, "Tell the Koch Brothers: Stay Out of Wisconsin." Click on the ad and you’re taken to an appeal from the Burke campaign. Problem is, the Kochs are already in Wisconsin. With paper mills in Green Bay, Neenah and Sheboygan employing thousands. With refining, chemicals and biofuels operations in Junction City, Waupun, Madison and Milwaukee employing hundreds more. With asphalt plants in Green Bay and Stevens Point...
  • Kirk at Work — ‘World’ revolves around William Shatner

    01/03/2013 2:44:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 3, 2013 | Thomas Conner
    William Shatner’s on the phone, and here’s one of the first things he says: “I just put down the phone with Ben Folds.” I’m a “Star Trek” fan but it’s not, you know, a lifestyle. I like the franchise just fine, and my favorites are the third series and the sixth film.
  • Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series

    09/16/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | September 9, 2012 | Sandy Schaefer
    Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing Star Trek back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.
  • Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon”

    05/10/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Commentarama Films ^ | 5-8-2012 | Andrew Price
    Politics of Trek: “A Taste of Armageddon” Today’s episode is my favorite conservative episode. In addition to a bunch of other conservative ideas, this episode cuts to THE key difference between how liberals and conservatives view human nature. Let’s talk about episode No. 24, A Taste of Armageddon. The PlotAs the episode begins, the Enterprise is en route to star cluster NGC 321 to open relations with the locals. The Federation wants a space port in this sector because the lack of facilities has cost thousands of lives over the years. As the Enterprise approaches, it is warned away...
  • Politics of Trek: “Balance of Terror” (Original Series Conservatism)

    04/02/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Politics of Trek: “Balance of Terror”Let’s talk about Episode 14: “Balance of Terror,” which introduces the Romulans! Patterned on submarine films, this episode involves a tactical game of chess between Kirk and a Romulan commander with a galactic war hanging in the balance. It’s also an allegory for dealing with aggression and it’s firmly conservative. The PlotAs the episode begins, Kirk is about to perform a wedding, when the Enterprise goes to red alert. An unknown alien craft is attacking a manned Federation outpost along the Romulan neutral zone. The Federation and the Romulans fought a war a century earlier,...
  • Politics of Trek: “This Side of Paradise” (Original Series Conservatism)

    04/02/2012 7:23:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Politics of Trek: “This Side of Paradise”Some claim Star Trek presents a communist utopian view of the world. That is true of the Next Generation, where they pretend to have fundamentally changed human nature to the point of eliminating greed, jealousy, and the other human vices. But it’s certainly not true of the original series. To the contrary, Episode 24: “This Side of Paradise” is a fundamental repudiation of the idea of the communist utopia. The PlotAs our episode begins, the Enterprise makes orbit around Omicron Ceti Three. They are on a grim mission: to collect the remains of 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.
  • Star Trek Fan Days at Plano Center (North of Dallas) this weekend

    10/22/2010 5:00:19 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Star Trek Fan Days are coming to Plano Center this Saturday & Sunday. It’s a celebration of all-things-Star-Trek, and lo & behold…William Shatner will be there, signing autographs, holding a Q&A, EVERYTHING. Christopher Lloyd will be there too. That’s Doc Brown from Back to the Future, and for some reason the dude who plays Draco Malfoy, Tom Felton, is coming, which is still kind of awesome, so get all the details at scifiexpo.com
  • Star Trek : Tik Tok

    07/19/2010 7:09:52 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    This is funny IMO
  • Cartoons: Czar Trek

    02/05/2010 7:52:38 AM PST · by opineapple · 7 replies · 826+ views
    Click Here For Obama Trek
  • Buzz Log: Found: R2-D2 in "Star Trek" (hilarious cameo you missed)

    11/19/2009 8:59:37 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 17 replies · 1,483+ views
    Yahoo! Buzz Log ^ | 11-19-09 | Mike Krumboltz
    High definition, the final frontier. Where nerds can boldly go where no moviegoer has gone before. With the Blu-ray release of the "Star Trek" movie prequel, these brave fans can obsess over the film's tiny details, including whether or not a very famous robot had a cameo that nobody noticed.
  • Is Obama Out Of His Vulcan Mind!

    05/13/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by opineapple · 20 replies · 1,393+ views
  • 'Star Trek' Sequel Will Deal With 'Unpredictable Future'

    05/12/2009 12:06:58 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 64 replies · 1,792+ views
    MTV.com ^ | 05/11/09 | Larry Carroll
    When J.J. Abrams and his team first signed on to resurrect "Star Trek," Hollywood insiders questioned whether sci-fi fans still cared about the franchise. After a $76.5 million opening this past weekend the previous franchise record-holder was "First Contact" with a mere $30 million — you can consider "Trek" successfully rebooted. And as you read this, a whole new series of sequels are being planned for this new alternate reality. "One of the obstacles that we found ourselves butting up against [when we took on the job] was this idea that we already knew the fate of the characters," writer/producer...
  • The Brain declares today 'International Talk Like William Shatner Day!' - P.S. Happy B-Day Shat!

    03/22/2009 6:37:36 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 1,696+ views
    Ain't It Cool News.com ^ | 03/22/09 | Maurice LaMarche/Harry Knowles
    Hey folks, Harry here... I don't know about you, but I have an eternal love for Maurice LaMarche due to his voice work as THE BRAIN from PINKY AND THE BRAIN. So when I received an email telling me that The Brain was declaring this date "3-22" forever to be INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE WILLIAM SHATNER day... including his expert advice on how to Talk like William Shatner... well... I had to share. Only 192 people had seen his podcast - and that number needs to go up significantly. I mean... on June 4th you can own Kirk's Captain chair for...
  • The Newest Trailer for Star Trek is Up and...Holy Cow!!

    03/06/2009 8:43:44 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 133 replies · 3,465+ views
    Click here for the new kick-*** trailer for Star Trek! Must have Quicktime. Available in HD.
  • Paramount Adds A Familiar Face to New Star Trek Trailer!

    11/26/2008 1:44:12 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 1,210+ views
    Paramount.com ^ | 11/25/08 | Paramount Pictures
    Paramount has revised its recently release trailer for its upcoming "Star Trek" movie. They've added an old, familiar face...Click here to find out who.Requires Quicktime. (720p resolution)
  • New Star Trek 2009 Trailer #2....

    11/17/2008 6:05:58 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 1 replies · 962+ views
    Star Trek ^ | 11/18/2008 | Paramount
    Star Trek Trailer Quick Time Player Required
  • 'Star Trek'09: An Exclusive First Look at the Enterprise

    11/11/2008 2:59:16 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 50 replies · 1,247+ views
    EW.COM ^ | 11/11/2008 | Jeff Jensen
    JJ Abrams wasn't a huge fan of the original Star Trek TV series as a kid, but he does have one unabashed gee-whiz Star Trek memory: watching the first feature film (1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture) and marveling over the big reveal of the Enterprise during a long sequence in which James T. Kirk takes a slow-boat tour around the iconic starship. "The coolest thing about it—maybe the coolest thing in the movie—was when you flew around the ship, you could see all the different panels that made up the ship," says the director of the forthcoming Trek...
  • 'Lawnmower man' completes epic journey

    11/15/2007 4:54:44 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 216+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/15/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Truck driver Kjell Fundin has done what no man has ever done before by traveling almost the entire length of Sweden on a lawnmower. On Thursday morning the intrepid 59-year-old from Sundsvall made history as he drove his trusty machine into Ystad town centre. Covering a distance of 1,700 kilometres (1,060 miles), the lawnmower man took 46 days to complete the journey from Haparanda to the southern town. The idea for the journey came about after a well-known radio show host travelled the same route on a motorcycle during the summer. Distinctly unimpressed, Fundin decided to pop off an e-mail...
  • Cowboy sets out to show a different America (Crossing USA by horseback; Wonderful story!)

    11/13/2007 12:58:59 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 450+ views
    The Wichita Eagle / AP ^ | November 12, 2007
    Cowboy sets out to show a different America Associated Press FREDONIA - When rancher Bill Inman decided to show there's more to America than what's seen on the nightly news, he hopped on his horse Blackie and started riding.And riding, and riding.Weary of the daily drumbeat over war, crime, poverty and assorted social ills, he and his wife are burning through their life savings to tell the stories of hardworking, honest everyday people in rural America. Inman soaks it all in atop Blackie, a 16-year thoroughbred-quarter horse mix who's averaging 20-25 miles a day along backroads from Oregon to...
  • Three-year Genghis Khan trek ends

    09/25/2007 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies · 288+ views
    BBC News ^ | 9-23-07
    An Australian man has completed a three-year journey from Mongolia to Hungary, following in the footsteps of the Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. The journey took more than double the time Mr Cope anticipated When Tim Cope began his 10,000 km (6,200 mile) journey in June 2004 he expected it to take 18 months. However, a stint at home when his father died and other delays meant it took more than double that. Throughout the trek he travelled on horseback and relied on the hospitality of local people, including nomads. He travelled with three horses at any time, one to carry...
  • Star Trek Scotty's ashes go missing [But Captain... I dun-no if she can take it!]

    05/11/2007 6:27:13 AM PDT · by bedolido · 56 replies · 643+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer
    Beaming him up was the easy part - the problem was transporting him back to Earth. A search team continues to look for a rocket carrying ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, almost two weeks after it hurtled to the edge of space from New Mexico. Remains of the Canadian-born actor, who died two years ago at the age of 85, blasted off from a remote launch site on April 29 carrying a payload that included the ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper and several experiments. A spokeswoman for Houston-based Space Services Inc, which organised...
  • 'Star Trek' actor's ashes ready for launch [Scotty is Beemed Up!]

    04/26/2007 7:50:03 AM PDT · by bedolido · 3 replies · 242+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    The ashes of Star Trek star James Doohan will be blasted into space this weekend when a rocket carrying a symbolic portion of the late actor's cremated remains is launched in New Mexico.
  • Star Trek shields will protect Man in space

    04/17/2007 9:18:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 727+ views
    Timesonline ^ | April 18, 2007 | Mark Henderson, Science Editor
    For Captain Kirk and his crew, the starship Enterprise’s force fields were all that stood in the way of oblivion from Klingon lasers. Now scientists are seeking to build Star Trek-style shields for real, to protect astronauts on their way to Mars. Though a manned mission to the Red Planet could probably expect to avoid any unpleasant alien encounters, researchers believe that magnetic fields could be crucial to shelter its crew from deadly radiation. Cosmic rays and solar flares are one of the chief hazards faced by astronauts venturing into space, and the need to protect crews against them is...
  • Star Trek’s Slow Start

    09/07/2006 7:26:39 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 23 replies · 622+ views
    “Captain's log, stardate 1513.1. Our position, orbiting planet M-113. Onboard the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet, the ruins of an ancient and long dead civilization. Ship’s surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet’s surface.” With these words, a new television series made its debut 40 earth years ago this week. It was a flop. The show featured the crew of the Starship Enterprise, whose mission was “to explore strange new worlds.” It was canceled after three seasons. Yet despite that failure, Star Trek was destined to go where no television series had...
  • Scotty to be ‘beamed up’ in October

    07/24/2006 6:01:50 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies · 362+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | 07/24/06
    NEW YORK - The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise’s chief engineer ”Scotty” on “Star Trek,” will be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the flight said Monday. The actor who inspired the catchphrase “Beam me up, Scotty” — even though it was never actually uttered on the show — died a year ago at the age of 85. On the program, when Capt. James Kirk ventured off the spaceship Enterprise and faced peril, he would demand Scotty “beam” him back up to the safety of the ship.
  • Single white Earthling seeks Klingon for romantic orbit

    07/02/2006 2:47:29 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 5 replies · 597+ views
    The glam shot on the homepage: a milky-white alien with an enormous head. The motto: Love Long and Prosper. The disclaimer: Xenophobia Strictly Prohibited. Welcome to Trek Passions ( trekpassions.com), an online dating site for the science- fiction set. More than a decade after the first Internet dating site was launched, the biggest players - Match.com, Yahoo! Personals, and eHarmony - now boast millions of users. But wading through such huge and heterogeneous singles pools can lead to dating fatigue. So some lovelorn are turning to sites that offer the comfort of a common interest. Niche services today cater to...
  • America Supports You: Group Sets Up White House T-Ball Trek

    06/26/2006 9:51:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 269+ views
    MCLEAN, Va., June 26, 2006 – America Supports You member organization "Our Military Kids," a nonprofit group based here that's dedicated to funding essential extracurricular activities for children of deployed Reserve and National Guard military people, organized an outing for 30 children and 20 adults to attend T-Ball on the South Lawn of the White House on June 23. A team member of the Dolcom Little League Indians from Naval Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn., has his sight on the ball during the opening T-Ball game of the 2006 season on the South Lawn of the White House,...
  • 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.
  • The Fascist Ideology of Star Trek: Militarism, Collectivism, & Atheism

    08/13/2005 5:48:41 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 41 replies · 816+ views
    Frisen.com ^ | unknown | Kelly Ross
    I have always liked Star Trek. I watched the original show in the 60's, waited eagerly for the first movie in the 70's, and then later in the 80's got hooked all over again on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It has been good television, good science fiction, and occasionally even good film. Some things, nevertheless, have driven me crazy: (1) Picard and Riker both giving commands, in tandem, on the bridge is absurd. One person has the conn or has the deck on a ship, and it is dangerous to have any confusion about that (see quote above). As...
  • Will the speed of light always be a barrier?

    06/12/2005 6:00:55 PM PDT · by vannrox · 135 replies · 4,346+ views
    Air and Space Magaine. Vol # 1 March 1978 | March 1978 | Editorial Staff w/ Melvin B. Zistein
    Light Speed a Barrier? To go, the children of tomorrow may have had to discover what is believed impossible today -- how to travel faster than light. Mel Zisfein, deputy director of the national Air and Space Museum, and an aerosynamicist amoung other things, has noted a similarity between the way most people today regard "C," the speed of light, and the way many people a generation or so ago regarded "a", the speed of sound. For this publication, he sketched the illustrations which appear on the following page, and drafted the following... "Some people used to look at...
  • Scientists Transfer Info Between Atoms (Star Trek Teleportation is REAL!)

    06/16/2004 1:54:18 PM PDT · by vannrox · 311 replies · 1,425+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | 6-16-2004 | AP
    TED: 2:55 pm EDT June 16, 2004 UPDATED: 3:03 pm EDT June 16, 2004 In a step toward making ultra-powerful computers, scientists have transferred physical characteristics between atoms by using a phenomenon so bizarre that even Albert Einstein called it spooky. Such "quantum teleportation" of characteristics had been demonstrated before between beams of light. The work with atoms is "a landmark advance," H.J. Kimble of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., and S.J. van Enk of Bell Labs in Murray Hill, N.J., declare in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. Two teams of scientists report similar results in...
  • Does Star Trek Even Make Sense?

    05/01/2003 10:58:43 PM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 249 replies · 1,388+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | May 1, 2003 | J. Neil Schulman
    Does Star Trek Even Make Sense? by J. Neil Schulman Let’s get this out of the way. I’m a Trekkie. I’ve been watching Star Trek since it hit the air in 1966. I know every episode of the original series by heart. I watched the Star Trek animated series. I’ve seen all ten of the theatrical Star Trek films, and the spin-off TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and now the latest Star Trek series, Enterprise. Carrying a press card from the tabloid newspaper, The Star I covered the first...
  • The Starship Builders (Speculation on UFO Propulsion methods by Physist)

    03/14/2003 6:19:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 76 replies · 3,906+ views
    Stardrive ^ | FR Post 3-15-03 (Article update 1999) | by Kim Burrafato
    The Starship Builders by Kim Burrafato In UFOs and the New Physics, we discussed some of the daunting problems in applying terrestrial rocket propulsion principles to any hypothetical models of UFO propulsion. A lot has happened since that article?s publication over two years ago. It seems we?re getting almost weekly reports of newly discovered extrasolar planetary systems. What was once highly speculative, is now commonplace. Obviously, our previous estimates of the number of stars with possible planetary systems will be revised dramatically upwards. Then there is the recent announcement from a distinguished British research team, that they also had...
  • Ithaca Tax resister to run for sheriff (as Green, of course)

    07/26/2002 6:50:31 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 3,183+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Friday, July 26, 2002 | By DAN HIGGINS
    <p>ITHACA -- An outspoken critic of New York's drug laws and an open tax resister is running for one of the county's top law-enforcement jobs.</p> <p>Peter Meyers, 104 Utica St., Ithaca, submitted designating petitions Thursday allowing him to run for sheriff under the standard of the Green Party. Meyers is challenging one-term incumbent Peter Meskill.</p>