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Star Trek: Discovery Changing Roddenberry’s “No Conflict” Mandate. That’s Okay, So Did Roddenberry.

Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, had a very specific vision of the future. By the time Star Trek: The Next Generation rolled around, he insisted on a story mandate: the conflict can never be between our main characters, because in Starfleet, petty squabbles are a thing of the past. Which is weird, because on the Original Series, Spock and McCoy were all about petty squabbles, and Scotty would punch you in the face if you trash talked about the Enterprise.

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Things We Saw Today: Rogue One Fans Make Their Own Opening Crawls

Rogue One doesn't start out the same way as the other Star Wars saga films. And some fans have a mind to fix that.

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Things We Saw Today: Jeopardy Contestant’s Final Response Makes Her The Real Winner

It's not every day you can trick Alex Trebek into doing a meme, but that's why this Jeopardy contestant is the real winner of the week.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s Star Trek: The Next Generation Versus Aliens in Comic Crossover

Picard and crew will reportedly be facing off against the Xenomorphs--and something tells me that even Data might have a hard time sticking to the Prime Directive.

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Facebook Celebrates Star Trek‘s 50th With Themed Reaction Buttons & Profile Frames

In case you hadn't already noticed from the celebrations all over the internet today, it's Star Trek's 50th Anniversary! Here's how to show your Star Trek pride while you're on Facebook today.

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William Shatner Says, “A Woman’s Place Is in the Fridge,” Remains the Worst

Thousands of fans turned out for Montreal Comic-Con July 8-10, many to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Overall, the mood was positive, forward-looking, and particularly supportive of diversity in the franchise. But then William Shatner opened his mouth, and took us all back in time (not in a fun Voyage Home way) with a string of sexist jokes.

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Jonathan Frakes Will Play Star-Lord’s Father in Animated Guardians of the Galaxy

OF COURSE Star-Lord's dad is Riker. It all makes sense.

We didn't think it was likely that the animated Guardians of the Galaxy would introduce Star-Lord's father. The show follows the crew's adventures after the first movie, but adding Star-Lord's dad would likely put them at odds with James Gunn's movie sequel, which will do its own thing in that regard. However, Jonathan Frakes has now been cast to play that role in the cartoon.

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Things We Saw Today: Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Pops

Have your turkey cake pops and eat them, too!

Still not over Thanksgiving turkey? Well, check out these delicious looking morsels. But before you bite into them thinking you're taking a bite into succulent meat, be warned - these are actually cake pops! Which is EVEN BETTER in my book!

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Would Patrick Stewart Ever Reprise His Role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard?

Asking for a friend.

The Star Trek alternate timeline construct that J.J. Abrams has created for his reboot franchise has left the door open for cameos from all over the Trek universe. So, of course, the big question is, could that include Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard?

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Things We Saw Today: A Xena: Warrior Princess Mini Reunion

[longing intensifies]

All together now: d'aaaawwwwnowbringbackXenapleasethankyou.

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Star Trek: TNG‘s Commander Riker Gets A Spin-Off! Sort Of.

90s-style theme? Check! Impregnated alien female? Check!

Yup. It was only a matter of time before Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation got a spin-off. Well, not a real one of course, but the one we wished he'd gotten. You know, the one where he flies around space impregnating alien females. Yeah, that one.

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Things We Saw Today: Cute Wearable Tech That Tracks Everything – Including Your Reproductive Health

Bellabeat’s LEAF is a new wearable that tracks your breathing, stress, sleep, activity – as well as your periods, contraception intake, ovulation periods, and more. Thanks for remembering some of us ladies have particular reproductive health needs, Bellabeat! (via Laughing Squid) Matthew McConaughey says he’s been reading DC and Marvel scrips, but is just waiting […]

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Things We Saw Today: Harley Anna and Poison Elsa Serve Up Some Awesome Frozen/Gotham City Cosplay

Plants never bothered me anyway.

Cosplayers Tesla Isley and Atari Girl totally pick up on the sisterly camaraderie between Gotham City villains Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and capture that in this creative Frozen/Gotham mash-up cosplay that gives us Harley Anna and Poison Elsa. The plants never bothered her anyway.

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Star Trek’s Brent Spiner to Return For More Alien Puppetry in Independence Day 2

Hey... wait a minute...

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That Time Mae Jemison, Pioneering Astronaut, Was on Star Trek: The Next Generation

Besides being the first woman of color in space, Jemison was an outstanding doctor with the Peace Corps before she even joined NASA and, in addition to a professorship at Cornell, is currently the head of the 100 Year Starship project. Oh yeah, and she’s also the first ever astronaut to appear in a Star Trek production.

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New “Scotty” 3D Printer Is Actually a Disturbingly Destructive Teleporter

Oh God, please don't beam me up, Scotty.

In case all of the recent talk about artificial intelligence wasn't enough of a technologically-driven existential crisis for you, we now have a 3D printer that will "teleport" objects by beaming their specifications to another printer and then destroying the original object. But why destroy the original? Well we don't want any Thomas Rikers running around, do we?

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Chewbacca and Star Trek: The Next Generation Crew Members Replace Famous Works of Art

Christine Parisi is an incredible visual artist who has a number of muses you're probably already familiar with—such as Chewbacca, Jean-Luc Picard, and Commander Data, for a start. You can find more of her work on her Facebook page, but here are a few of her most recent paintings, many of which are still on sale if you're dying to have your very own Vincent Van Wookiee.

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Hark! The Herald Dark Knight Rasps in the Nerdiest Nativity Scene

"Fear not! For it's time my enemies shared my dread!"

Hey, at least it's about as accurate as all the nativity scenes where everybody's white. Two Wyld Stallyns kept time pa rum pum pum pum. Do you think the three Sith men brought fear, anger, and hate?

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They Don’t Call Her Beverly Crusher For Nothing In New Star Trek: The Next Generation Gag Reel

Set a course for GETTING OFF MY FOOT PLEASE.

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure Patrick Stewart's foot made it out okay. Wish I could say the same for the Enterprise crew member Jonathan Frakes chases down the hall in this Uproxx exclusive video for the Star Trek: TNG Season 7 blu-ray that comes out on December 2nd. Poor Tracy. She had to listen to so much trombone music.

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Things We Saw Today: Shut Wesley Crusher Up By Stealing His Sweater And Wearing It As Your Own

We're from Starfleet! We wear hoodies!

Sure, Wesley Crusher's style isn't exactly enviable, but that sweatshirt sure is. If that's not fantastic enough for you, there's also a picture of Wil Wheaton himself wearing the hoodie on the Thinkgeek website, too. (via Toybox)

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