Mayim Bialik Explains How Science and Religion Can Co-Exist, Basically Summing Up My Entire Belief System
As someone who loves science and also believes in a Higher Power, it is often difficult to be in conversations with people who lean more heavily in one direction or the other. I've spoken with scientifically-minded folks for whom the concept of "God" is unnecessary. I've spoken to religious folks for whom the question of "why?" is infinitely more important than the question of "how?" In this video, actress and scientist Mayim Bialik discusses how the two coexist for her.Read More
Adam Nimoy, the son of actor Leonard Nimoy, successfully crowdfunded a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary in just one day.Read More
Alexander Siddig has recently joined Game of Thrones as Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne - and while no one can ever replace Pedro Pascal in our hearts, Siddig is doing a great job so far as his brother (though Ellaria Sand might disagree with us there). Spoiler-y things for Doran's character follow.Read More
Welcome, to the World of Tomorrow!
Can we study all future science through fiction about the future? Because I hear that we mastered eugenics in the '90s, maybe we could use that genetics knowledge to eradicate some cancers, etc.Read More
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.Read More
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Thank you, YouTuber IITREKKIEII. Without you, we wouldn't be able to sit and watch an episodes worth of Star Trek bloopers Friday afternoon. Nothing could be better. The compilation features bloopers spanning just about every incarnation of the sci-fi series. (via io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
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There are perils associated with apparently using Google Image Search to get material for your official news broadcast. When a German television news channel, N24, was reporting a story on Navy SEAL Team Six, the unit which spearheaded the operation which ultimately killed Osama bin Laden, the channel accidentally used a fan-made logo for the Maquis, an anti-Cardassian rebel group which originally appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in place of the SEAL Team Six emblem. As TrekMovie points out, there are a few differences between the logos: "[The newscaster] didn’t seem to notice (or care) that the skull in question was from a Klingon and included a bolted-on eyepatch. He and N24 also appear undeterred by the emblem’s inclusion of a phaser, 3 Klingon bat’leth swords and the word 'Maquis.'" He also made on-air comments that acknowledged the Maquis logo and seemed to treat it as the real thing: "And they also have the ‘Team Six,’ that carried out the mission. They don’t have the skull in their emblem for nothing." Honest mistake. (TrekMovie via io9 via Neatorama)Read More