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Archive for the 'Star Trek' Category

Spock Hangs Up The Ears

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under Star Trek, Television

Leonard Nimoy is saying that he’s finished playing our favorite Vulcan:
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who has famously portrayed “Star Trek’s” original alien Spock for over 40 years, has announced he’s officially hanging up the pointy Vulcan ears for good.
Nimoy, 79, plans to retire shortly from show business and the “Star Trek” convention circuit, according to [...]

Patrick Stewart Says Goodbye To Captain Picard

by @ Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Movies, Star Trek

Patrick Stewart says he’s done playing Jean-Luc Picard:
A long line, something of a Dragon*Con mainstay, stretched across the third floor of Atlanta, Georgia’s, Marriott Marquis hotel, all the way into the skywalk which connects into the Hyatt Regency across the street on Saturday. Another mainstay of the convention: asking “What is this line for?” was [...]

Call It “Eau De Trekkie”

by @ Monday, August 31st, 2009. Filed under In The News, Star Trek

Now, Star Trek fans can smell like their favorite characters:
Put down your phasers, Star Trek fans.
If you really want to stun the Trekkie of your affections, try spraying on a little sci-fi scent behind those Vulcan ears.
Riding on the buzz surrounding the latest Star Trek movie, released in May, online fan merchandise company Genki Wear [...]

Commander Montgomery Scott Could Not Be Reached For Comment

by @ Tuesday, July 28th, 2009. Filed under Science, Star Trek

Scientists have created something they call `transparent aluminum’:
German researchers at the FLASH facility in Hamburg decided to roast a piece of aluminum foil with a 10-million-gigawatt X-ray laser. They heated the foil so hot that it became a new matter state: transparent aluminum. It’s also believed to be the same state of matter that comprises [...]

Trekkies Against Star Trek

by @ Friday, July 10th, 2009. Filed under Humor, Movies, Star Trek

From The Onion:

H/T: James Joyner

(More Than) Four Words On The New Star Trek

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Just go see it.
Need more ? (Spoiler alert !)
Well, there are reviews from James Lileks and Stephen Green, which I agree with completely, and Will Collier points out the reason why J.J. Abrams’ alternate universe Trek is the best thing that could’ve happened to the franchise:
Up until this weekend, Star Trek was absolutely creaking under [...]

Another New Star Trek Trailer

by @ Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

U.S. Military Gets Ready To Fire Phasers

by @ Thursday, March 19th, 2009. Filed under Star Trek, Technology

Well, not Star Trek-like phasers, yet, but the military is making big advances in battlefield laser technology:
Huge news for real-life ray guns: Electric lasers have hit battlefield strength for the first time — paving the way for energy weapons to go to war.
In recent test-blasts, Pentagon-researchers at Northrop Grumman managed to get its 105 kilowatts [...]

How To Tell If Your Interest In Star Trek Has Turned Into An Unhealthy Obsession

by @ Thursday, March 19th, 2009. Filed under Star Trek

It happens when you resemble, even in the smallest degree, one of these people:
THERE is nothing particularly unusual about the living room of the two-story town house that Scott Veazie shares with his wife in Washougal, Wash., except for one piece of furniture in a corner: a full-size replica of the captain’s chair from the [...]

New Star Trek Trailer

by @ Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Here’s the new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, which opens just two short months from now:

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