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  1. The Con Gone By: Check Out the Little Baby Beginnings of San Diego Comic-Con

    The little con that made it big.

    We all know San Diego Comic-Con, right? That giant, sprawling event that draws masses of fans and creators to a single city for a single weekend every year. The one with the exclusive trailers and exclusive toys. The one where badges sell out and hotels fill up faster than you can say Allons-y! Would you believe it was once just a small affair?

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  2. How Does Your Favorite Star Trek Series Fare on the Bechdel Test?

    Which series fares best? Hint: It's WAY cool.

    A little over a year ago, with the help of a few other Trekkies I met through Tumblr, I took on a huge but super-fun project: running each and every live-action Star Trek episode—from The Original Series through Enterprise—through the Bechdel Test.

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  3. The Shat Gatecrashed This Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion Selfie

    HE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE.

    The Shat didn't just wander in off the street to dazedly photobomb this TNG reunion—as selfie-taker LeVar Burton points out in this tweet, they were all participating in a panel at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. I... I'm sorry, was I saying something? Sir Patrick Stewart continues to be hypnotic.

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  4. Learn About The Races of Star Trek From The Guy Who Made Potter Puppet Pals

    Star Trek: The Next Generalization.

    If you recognize the name "Neil Cicierega," then you know what's coming: A-grade, unadulterated nonsense, set vaguely to the tune of the Star Tent—excuse me, Star Trek—universe. You're welcome, Internet.

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  5. In Defense of Reboots and Remakes, Those Red-Headed Stepchildren of Film

    Droppin' some knowledge.

    A friend told me a story the other day. He was discussing reboots with his wife, explaining how he doesn't like them on principle. Until his wife had the gall to point out: "Wait, honey... you love Battlestar Galactica."

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  6. Ian McKellen Subbed For Patrick Stewart To Help Star Trek Fan With Proposal [Video]

    Resistance was futile.

    What do you do when you want to propose to your Trekkie significant other, but Jean-Luc Picard isn't available? Get an assist from Sir Patrick Stewart's sir-from-another-sire, Ian McKellen! This video is beautiful, and not just because it's clear Stewart is touched to be included in the couple's special moment--Brett Best (now happily engaged) is also so sincere and sweet throughout. Have fun exploring the universe, you crazy kids!

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  7. Never and Always Touching and Touched: Arlene Martel, Star Trek‘s T’Pring, Passes Away

    Monday: Robin Williams. Yesterday evening: Lauren Bacall. Yesterday night: Arlene Martel, best known to Trekkers as T'Pring from The Original Series. Seriously, can this stop now? I'm starting to get worried about Patrick Stewart and/or Ian McKellen.

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  8. This Is What Happened When One Trekker Complained About ‘Illogical’ Homosexual Relationships In A Star Trek Novel

    Fascinating.

    Spock is having none of your homophobia. And neither is writer David Mack.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: An Iron Man Bath Sponge, for Reasons

    More like, "Things we can't unsee today."

    What do punches smell like though? For those of you who like your sponges anthropomorphized and frowning, the kit comes complete with lip balm, shampoo, and body soap. Again, someone please purchase this and inform what punches smell like.

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  10. The Amazing Cosplay of Star Trek: Las Vegas!

    Obeying all Star Fleet rules and regulations regarding proper cadet hygiene and dress.

    The cosplay at Star Trek: Las Vegas seems to get more creative every year! Check out some of the coolest costumes from the world's largest Star Trek convention, held July 31 to August 3, 2014 at the Rio.

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