Tag Archives: Star Trek

Biden Hails “Trailblazing Inspiration” Nichelle Nichols

Via press release from the White House: In Nichelle Nichols, our nation has lost a trailblazer of stage and screen who redefined what is possible for Black Americans and women. A daughter of a working-class family from Illinois, she first honed her craft as an actor and singer in Chicago before touring the country and the world performing with the …

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Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols Dies At Age 89 [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed chief communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old.  Nichols shared one of the first interracial kisses in television history on “Star Trek.” That moment, shared with her co-star William Shatner, was a courageous move on the part of Nichols, “Star Trek” …

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Fox Column Condemns New Star Trek Series As “Woke”

David Marcus writes for Fox News: The first blatant example of electioneering, on Star Trek Discovery, was a cameo by current and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as none other than the President of Federation of Planets. The second was a weird plot twist in the pilot of new show, Strange New Worlds in which the 2020 capitol riot …

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National Review Editor Flips Out Over Abrams/Star Trek

“Would Star Trek ever dream of making Donald Trump ‘President of Earth’? And I don’t mean in the way that the evil genetic superman Khan Noonien Singh once despotically ruled one-quarter of earth’s population. “In classic Trek fashion, Abrams is shown as the logical and inevitable result of the kind of technocratic progressivism that the show has long advanced, a …

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Abrams Cameos As Star Trek’s United Earth President

Deadline Hollywood reports: Stacey Abrams may be running again to be Governor of Georgia, but the avowed Star Trek fan makes a pretty good President of United Earth in the 32nd century, as was proven in the Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 finale that launched today. “Nothing to discuss,” she says to Federation President Laira Rillak (Chelah Horsdal) right near …

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Shatner Battles Critics Of His Russian State TV Show

The Daily Beast reports: Star Trek star William Shatner has taken to Twitter to trade blows with journalists who called him out for hosting a new show on the Kremlin’s notorious state-funded network, RT. Earlier this week, the 90-year-old Canadian actor—known for taking on the legendary role Captain James Kirk in the Star Trek saga—announced he would be hosting a …

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Space Force Logo Boldly Goes To Copyright Violation

CNN reports: President Donald Trump unveiled the new US Space Force logo on Friday — which seems to boldly go where one logo has gone before. Trump posted an image on Twitter of the insignia for the newest branch of the US military, drawing immediate comparisons of the new logo to the “Star Trek” Starfleet Starship duty insignia. A Space …

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CBS Issues Trailer For Star Trek: Picard Series [VIDEO]

Ars Technica reports: All eyes were on San Diego Comic Con’s Star Trek panel this year, as anticipation continues to build for Star Trek: Picard, the first Trek entry to feature Sir Patrick Stewart since the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. And on Saturday, the series’ handlers at CBS didn’t disappoint. A whopping two-minute trailer went well past “teaser” status …

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Patrick Stewart To Return To TV As Jean-Luc Picard

Rolling Stone reports: Star Trek producers revealed Saturday that Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Jean-Luc Picard on the franchise’s new series. The actor is also set to serve as executive producer on the series, which will air – like Star Trek Discovery – on CBS’ video-on-demand service All Access beginning in the …

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Science Fiction Legend Harlan Ellison Dies At 84

From the Hollywood Reporter: Harlan Ellison, the eccentric science-fiction writer and fantasist whose innovative body of work spanned novels, short stories, comic books and one contentious episode of the original Star Trek, has died. He was 84. His best-known published works include his 1959 debut novel, Web of the City; the novellas Mefisto in Onyx and A Boy and his …

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Sulu To Be Revealed As Gay In New Star Trek Film

From Australia’s Herald Sun: One of the best loved characters in the Star Trek universe has been revealed to be gay. Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, is shown in Star Trek Beyond as the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion — it’s just not …

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TRAILER: Star Trek Beyond

The Verge recaps:  There’s a new trailer for Star Trek Beyond out, and with it, Rihanna’s new single from the film’s soundtrack, titled “Sledgehammer.” And while there isn’t a lot of new information in the trailer itself (the Enterprise is still getting ripped to shreds; Idris Elba’s blue-faced reptilian villain is still representing the part of space where “the frontier …

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Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dies In Freak Accident

CNN reports: Actor Anton Yelchin, 27, who played Chekov in recent “Star Trek” movies, was killed in a freak accident early Sunday morning, police told CNN. Yelchin, who also acted in “Like Crazy” and “Alpha Dog,” died outside his home in Los Angeles, according to law enforcement. Yelchin stepped out of his car in the driveway of his Studio City …

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Canadian Mint Issues Star Trek Coins

Via Nerdist: The Canadian Mint has announced its plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by releasing a line of coins that can actually be used in financial transactions…if you were so inclined. Some of them are even reasonably priced. The $10 colored coins featuring Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Scotty are only being sold for slightly over the …

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TRAILER: Star Trek Beyond

/FILM recaps: The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was a big ‘ol slice of cringe, the kind of marketing that makes longtime fans and newbies alike sink into their theater seats with embarrassment. The new preview, which was initially unveiled as part of a special fan event before warping its way online, feels like a pretty darn good apology. …

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TEASER: Star Trek [VIDEO]

Not much to see here, but the Trekkies are surely fired up. Via Wired: While CBS’ upfronts presentation today was largely confined to its new shows coming next season, the network took the opportunity to unveil the very first teaser for its new Star Trek series. Set to debut in 2017—the pilot will premiere on CBS, with the show at …

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LAWSUIT: The Klingon Language Can Be Copyrighted Because There Are No Real Klingons That Speak It

Paramount is suing the makers of a crowd-funded Star Trek fan film on multiple copyright grounds. But what’s got the Trekkie world buzzing is Paramount’s claim on the Klingon language, which the defendants say cannot be copyrighted because no language can be. From the response filed by Paramount: “This argument is absurd since a language is only useful if it …

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Fox Anchor Megyn Kelly Dresses As Seven Of Nine

Megyn Kelly’s new hairstyle has prompted a minor Twitter meme comparing her look to the Star Trek: Voyager character Seven Of Nine, who was a former member of the Borg. Last night Kelly acknowledged the meme by appearing at the end of her Fox News show in a Starfleet uniform. Jokes about Fox News and the Borg are just too …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Trouble With Transporters

800K views overnight. Redshirts Always Die recaps: Perhaps Lt. Reginald Barclay was right all along and you should be afraid of the transporter! This hilarious, but informative video breaks down the problems with Star Trek’s transporters. It seems they may not be quite as safe as the Federation would have you believe. (I think Section 31 is behind this!)

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Geoge Takei: Why I Stayed Closeted So Long [AUDIO]

Michelangelo Signorile writes at the Huffington Post: George Takei, currently starring in the Broadway musical “Allegiance,” inspired by his own family’s struggles as Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, opened up about the enormous conflict he felt early on in his career being gay but remaining closeted. It wasn’t until 2005 that the legendary actor who played Sulu …

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