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Star Trek

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. NASA Addresses William Shatner as Captain, Updates Him on the ISS, Is This Real Life?

    Captain's log: Checked in on NASA's quaint "space station."

    Being the quintessential Starfleet Captain has its perks, including NASA addressing you as such and updating you on missions, apparently. Good to know the space program is keeping ol' Kirk in the loop.

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  9. Green Girl Gets a Voice: the True Life Story of the Actress, Director, and Pilot Behind Star Trek’s Slave Girl

    It's not easy being green.

    Go to a Star Trek convention today and you're sure to find at least a couple of fans dressed up like an Orion slave girl; that first "green girl" started it all. Serious Trek fans will know the Orion "animal woman" is only one incarnation of the character Vina, and she's played by Susan Oliver, an actress who is the subject of a new documentary directed by George Pappy, edited by Amy Glickman Brown.

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  10. Here’s What Happened at the “Women of Trek Fandom” Panel at Star Trek: Las Vegas!

    "Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."

    Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.

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