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Archive for the 'Star Trek' Category

James T. Kirk, T.J. Hooker, Denny Crane, Prime Minister ?

by @ Tuesday, February 24th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Star Trek

William Shatner says he’s looking at new career options: The ‘Star Trek’ actor, who played Captain Kirk in the hit sci-fi TV show, is planning to make a dramatic career change and help lead his native country. The 77-year-old star said: “My intention is to be Prime Minister of Canada, not Governor General, which is […]

We Are Obama Of Borg

by @ Monday, February 16th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Obamagasms, Politics, Star Trek

Where No Man Has Gone Before

by @ Tuesday, January 27th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry and his wife are headed to deep space: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of “Star Trek” and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in “memorial spaceflights,” said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next […]

How The Borg Put Barack Obama In The White House

by @ Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Star Trek

A little bit of political trivia.


by @ Wednesday, January 14th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek, Television

Ricardo Montalban has passed away: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Ricardo Montalban, best known as the mysterious Mr. Roarke on the popular television series “Fantasy Island,” died on Wednesday at the age of 88, a Los Angeles city official said. Mexican-born Montalban had a long career in entertainment but found broad fame as the star […]

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, RIP

by @ Thursday, December 18th, 2008. Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek, Television

A familiar face, and voice, to all Star Trek fans has passed away: NEW YORK (AP) — Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, has died. She was 76. Roddenberry, an actress who appeared in numerous “Star Trek” TV shows and movies, died Thursday of leukemia at her home in Bel-Air, […]

Official Star Trek Trailer Released

by @ Monday, November 17th, 2008. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

The new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie has been officially released on the internet. Here’s the HD/YouTube version: Mark your calendars for May 8th, 2009.

New Star Trek Trailer

by @ Sunday, November 16th, 2008. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Until the HD version is released on Tuesday, and for as long as the YouTube gods allow, here it is: I hesitate to judge a movie by it’s trailer, but this is shaping to be unlike any Trek movie we’ve seen before, which hopefully is a good thing.

Spoilerific Star Trek Preview

by @ Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

J.J. Abrams screened several scenes from his upcoming Star Trek movie in England a few days ago. Based on the reports here and here, it’s looking pretty cool. Captain, There Be Spoilers Here ! H/T: AICN

Mr. Sulu Is Getting Married

by @ Thursday, June 5th, 2008. Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek, Television

And it looks like it will be a Star Trek reunion as well: NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) — George Takei reportedly has invited several of his former “Star Trek” co-stars to his upcoming wedding to Brad Altman in California. The New York Post said Altman dropped to one knee and proposed to his 71-year-old […]

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