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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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Things We Saw Today: 50th Anniversary Star Trek Barbies

In honor of Star Trek's 50th anniversary, Mattel and CBS Consumer Products are releasing a Star Trek Anniversary Barbie Collection featuring Kirk, Spock, and Uhura.

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This Mom Made Her Daughter a Black Widow Doll Since No One Else Will

#HeresBlackWidow

Despite the popularity of The Avengers in a typical toy store aisle, merchandising efforts often fail to feature our favorite butt-kicking assassin in doll form.

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Things We Saw Today: Go Find A Space Party! It’s Yuri’s Night!

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Listen up, space cadets! April 12 is Yuri's Night, an international event celebrating human spaceflight and exploration. Today, our planet is hosting over 200 parties, scattered across every continent (yes, Antarctica included). Head to the official site to find a shindig near you.

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Things We Saw Today: The Ugliest, Best Doctor Who Christmas Sweater Of All Time

Things We Saw Today

Bask in its glory. (by ElvesGoneWild, via Geekosystem)

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Check Out This Awesome Retro Poster Of Star Trek’s Interracial Kiss

To Boldly Go

We've been seeing some fun retro Star Trek posters popping up every few weeks but we have to admit, this one caught our eye. By artist Juan Ortiz, the latest depicts the kiss heard 'round the galaxy from the episode "Plato's Stepchildren." You can see one more, for “Journey to Babel," at Entertainment Weekly. They'll be on sale at Quantum Mechanix and on t-shirts at WeLoveFine starting August 5. Previously in Star Trek

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Zoe Saldana Is In An “Action Frenzy” And Loving It

Meanwhile...

Zoe Saldana is a busy women these days. She's doing tons of press for Star Trek Into Darkness plus, now that it's been revealed she's playing Gamora in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, she's fielding those questions too. She recently delved into how her genre roles could be compared and gave an update on her Nina Simone biopic. 

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You Guys, Uhura Is A Liability To The Star Trek Into Darkness Crew. Because Of Love.

what is this I don't even

Women, AMIRITE??? (via io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Star Trek’s Uhura And Spock Were Supposed To Hook Up Years Ago, Then William Shatner Pulled Rank

Dammit Jim!

Well this is a surprise. We all know about the interracial kiss that rocked the world on Star Trek on November 22, 1968 but did you know that kiss was originally supposed to be between Uhura and Spock, not Uhura and Kirk? 

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Things We Saw Today: Uhura Gets Her Own Star Trek Into Darkness Poster

Things We Saw Today

We've seen a smaller version of this picture before, but is anyone going to complain about a semi-repeat of Uhura? I thought not. (Collider)

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Zoe Saldana Almost Turned Down Star Trek. Here’s Why.

To Boldly Go

I'll give you a second to recover from imagining a non-Zoe Saldana Uhura, and then we'll carry on.

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Go Ahead, Kirk. Hit On Uhura One More Time.

To Boldly Go

One more Star Trek Into Darkness promo pic, of Uhura and some other, less awesome people (Kent and Spork? Karl and Spot?) is behind the jump.

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Would You Wear This Uhura T-Shirt?

Make It So

Yeah, yeah you would. Well, if you want to wear it, you should probably head over to We Love Fine and rate some shirts in their Star Trek design contest. The ultimate word on which of the rated finalists lies with the two judges, but don't despair. A good Uhura shirt still has a chance, since the judges are none other than John de Lancie and Nichelle Nichols, Q and Uhura themselves. Previously in Star Trek

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Will J.J. Abrams Be Replacing Uhura’s Skirt With Pants? Negative, Captain.

The Final Frontier

One of the trademarks of Nichelle Nichols' Lt. Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series was not just her skill and authority, but her miniskirt. We know it was an attempt by NBC suits to "sex up" the show a bit (the women in the pilot wore the same uniforms as the men, which was Gene Roddenberry's idea). Then again, it was the 1960s, and women wore miniskirts in their everyday lives. Said Nichols herself when questioned about the leg-revealing attire: "I was wearing them on the street. What's wrong with wearing them in the air? I wore 'em on airplanes. It was the era of the miniskirt. Everybody wore miniskirts." But while we got a version of the Starfleet dress in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot, has the director done away with it completely for the sequel? That's what some are thinking after new pictures from behind the scenes appeared this week. Even though we totally saw a picture from the set of Star Trek 2 with Zoe Saldana in a dress (even though Abrams didn't want us to).

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When Nichelle Nichols Met Star Trek Fan Martin Luther King, Jr. [Video]

To Boldly Go

Not too long ago, we posted about Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura on Star Trek, reading for the role of Spock before the show became the show that we know and love today. But after the first season of the show, she was getting ready to quit when she met a very famous Star Trek fan -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We don't have to tell you what happened, but we will let you hear her tell the really wonderful story of how the man we're celebrating today convinced her to stay on board the Enterprise. Previously in Star Trek

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What Toys Do When We’re Not Looking

where does he get those wonderful toys

Man, if I had known 20 years ago that pretending my action figures were interacting with lawn ornaments, household appliances, other gangs of toys, etc. could have been considered art, I would be super rich right now. (Because my action figures did do all those things.) Artist Thurston Roscoe's photo collection of his imagined "behind the scenes" activities of action figures is available for purchase, but doesn't it just give you ideas? More after the jump.

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Zoe Saldana, Say It Ain’t So: More Sex, Less Video Games?

If you -- like me -- are human, then you probably have noticed that Zoe Saldana is stunningly beautiful.  You might also be interested to know that in this month's Essence and Glamour, the 31-year-old star of Star Trek and Avatar mentioned that she loooooooves sex and can't wait to have more of it.  But watch out: Saldana also thinks that violence and video games are ruining sex education in America.  Come again?

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