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Check Out The Book 'Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire Kick the Federation's A**?'

June 12th, 2011 7:00am EDT
Star Wars Vs Star Trek
"Star Wars vs. Star Trek: Could the Empire Kick the Federation’s Ass? And Other Galaxy-Shaking Enigmas" is a paperback compendium jam-packed with detailed information about both universes, as well as trivia, quizzes, quotes, and information drawn from these two iconic settings.

Could a Jedi knight use his light saber to deflect a beam from a phaser?

Which aliens are cooler: the Cardassians or the Chazrach?

Have any Federation ships ever made the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs?

And most important . . . in a fight between the Empire and the Federation, who would win?

Ever since ...

George Takei Protests Tennessee's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

May 20th, 2011 10:26am EDT
George Takei
Star Trek legend George Takei is taking a stand against a controversial bill which bans teachers in Tennessee from discussing homosexuality in the classroom.

The openly gay star is opposing the new legislation, which would make it illegal for educators to talk with students about any orientation other than heterosexuality.

In a video clip posted online, Takei says, "A bill recently approved by a Tennessee Senate committee would prohibit teachers in that state from discussing homosexuality in the classroom. The so-called Don't Say Gay law is premised on the misguided belief that by not t...

Christian Slater Owns Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise Chair

April 7th, 2011 8:55am EDT
Christian Slater
Christian Slater has revealed he actually owns Captain Kirk's Starship Enterprise chair from the original "Star Trek" series.

The star's character in new TV drama "Breaking In" owns the chair on the show, but Slater admits the prop department didn't have to look far for the iconic piece of furniture - it belongs to him.

And the actor insists the item has an odd power attached to it.

He explains, "It definitely does have an iconic kind of vibe to it. Adam Sandler came to visit the set because he's a producer of the show... and I took him right into the office, where the chair is and I sai...

Spock's Ear To Go Under The Hammer

March 26th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
 Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek fans have the opportunity to get their hands on a piece of sci-fi history as a prosthetic ear worn by Leonard Nimoy as Spock goes up for auction.

The veteran actor wore the distinctive pointed ear to play his most famous character in the 1979 film Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

The iconic memento has been carefully preserved for more than 30 years and is now set to be sold off at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia next month.

Dan Levin, a spokesman for Premier Props, the company behind the sale, says, "This ear was kept by the prop master from the film. It was carefully wra...

Happy 80th Birthday Leonard Nimoy!

March 26th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy is following in the footsteps of his Star Trek co-star William Shatner as he turns 80 years old this week.

The veteran actor celebrates the landmark on Saturday, just four days after his longtime friend reached the milestone. Nimoy, like Shatner, shot to fame in the 1960s TV series in his career-defining role as Spock, which he last reprised in 2009 for a brief cameo appearance in J.J. Abrams' film Star Trek, alongside Zachary Quinto as a younger version of his pointy-eared character.

We now celebrate Nimoy's long running career and hope that he can 'live long and prosper'...

Master Thespian William Shatner Turns 80

March 22nd, 2011 8:07am EDT
William Shatner
Star Trek legend William Shatner is preparing to boldy go into his eighties this week - the veteran actor becomes an octogenarian on Tuesday.

After starting out as a classically-trained Shakespearean actor, Shatner swapped the theatrical stage for the bright lights of Hollywood in the late 1950s and went on to win the part that has defined his career - Captain James T. Kirk in classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.

When the series came to an end in 1969, he reprised his role as Kirk on numerous occasions, including seven Star Trek movies, but has continued to find success on the small screen...

William Shatner's Kidney Stone Pays For House

March 2nd, 2011 1:00pm EST
William Shatner
Veteran actor William Shatner has saved a family from homelessness - with money raised by selling off his kidney stone.

The Star Trek legend managed to convince bosses at gambling website to pay $21,000 for the stone in 2005.

With the help of his Boston Legal castmates, Shatner took the profits and made a total donation of $84,000 to housing charity Habitat for Humanity in the U.S.

The money was used to build a house for a family left homeless after Hurricane Katrina, and Shatner is bursting with pride over his good deed.

He says, "I have a picture of a lovely famil...

Five Influential African-Americans On Television

February 7th, 2011 1:33pm EST
cosby show
Happy Black History Month, everyone! Every since I graduated high school, Black History Month (and President’s Day) has had a tendency to slip past my notice. This month, however, I wanted to draw your attention to two of my favorite things: influential people, and television. And since it’s February, I wanted to give it an African-American history spin. Here is my list of five influential African-American television characters.

1. Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (played by Phylicia Rashād)
I know. When someone says “The Cosby Show,” the first person you think of is Cliff Huxtable, rig...

William Shatner Records 'Iron Man' Cover With Zakk Wylde

February 1st, 2011 12:00am EST
William Shatner
Star Trek icon William Shatner has recorded a cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" with Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist Zakk Wylde.

The finished track will appear on the actor's upcoming album, "Seeking Major Tom," which features a collection of space-themed songs.

Wylde tells, "He's (Shatner) super cool. We had an awesome time working together."

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Liam Neeson Returning To 'Star Wars'

January 23rd, 2011 11:35am EST
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson, who starred as Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace has signed on to reprise his role for two episodes on Cartoon Network's series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Neeson will reprise the role of the fallen Jedi Master, who appears to his former apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi much in the same way that the fallen Obi-Wan appeared to Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Neeson tells Entertainment Weekly, "[T]hese characters resonate... even after all these years.

"Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they ...

William Shatner Upset Over Sitcom Title Controversy

August 10th, 2010 8:28am EDT
William Shatner
William Shatner is frustrated by the furor surrounding the risque title of his new sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, because he's always used the expletive around his kids.

Members of the Parents Television Council (PTC) have urged more than 340 companies to boycott the show by refusing to advertise during its broadcast, arguing that the title is indecent.

However the Star Trek legend, who plays the cantankerous father of the title, can't understand the fuss over bad language and admits he frequently uses the curse word.

He tells the Associated Press, "Do you know what I wish? I wish they woul...

George Takei: 'We're Overjoyed'

August 5th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
George Takei
Star Trek actor George Takei is celebrating the news that gay marriage could soon be legal again in California, insisting opponents of the legislation should mind their own business.

On Wednesday Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker overturned the controversial Proposition 8 bill, which outlawed same sex marriage - calling the decision unconstitutional.

The new ruling has thrilled Takei, who wed his partner Brad Altman in 2008 - when gay marriage was briefly legal in the state - because it speeds up legislation that could send same sex couples back up the aisle.

The actor tells ...

'Star Trek' Collection For Sale

April 26th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Star Trek
A collection of Star Trek memorabilia once owned by the show's late creator Gene Roddenberry is set to be auctioned off this summer.

The sale, which will be run by Julien's Auctions, includes hand-annotated scripts, costumes from the show, and Roddenberry's own studio pass. The auction will also feature items donated by the series' lead actor William Shatner - a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a Golden Globe nomination certificate and a plaque to commemorate his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

All proceeds from the sale will go to the creator's charity, the Roddenberry Foundation, ...

Leonard Nimoy Retires From Acting

April 21st, 2010 9:34am EDT
Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy has announced plans to retire from acting after 60 years in the movie business. The Star Trek icon began his acting career in the early 1950s and rose to international stardom as Mr. Spock in the sci-fi series.

But now the 79 year old, who is currently starring on TV show Fringe, has decided to give up working in front of the camera. He says, "I've been doing this professionally for 60 years. I love the idea of going out on a positive note. I've had a great, great time."

And he's happy to let actor Zachary Quinto, who played Spock in last year's Star Trek prequel, continue...

William Shatner Launches 'Weird' Reality Show

April 13th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
William Shatner
Star Trek icon William Shatner is set to host his own reality TV show, chronicling the "weirdest unsolved cases" around the world.

Weird or What will air on the History Channel in Canada and on the Discovery network in the U.S., with Shatner examining cases of paranormal phenomena, medical miracles and bizarre natural disasters, reports Daily Variety.

Shatner says, "We're looking at weird circumstances but we're presenting them in a light-hearted, jaunty way. We're not taking ourselves too seriously."

An air date has yet to be announced for the series.

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William Shatner Launches Science Fiction Website

March 15th, 2010 9:59am EDT
William Shatner
"Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to boldly go into cyberspace - he's encouraging wannabe science fiction filmmakers to express their artistic talents on his new social networking site.

The 78 year old has set up, which helps "aspiring filmmakers, design and game artists" who are fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy to gain experience of the movie industry.

Users choose a "planet" best suited to their talents and can then get the chance to work with a virtual production company on film projects, known on the site as Starships.

In a mission statement Shatner writes, "...

TV DVD Spring Cleaning: How Do You Decide What DVDs To Purge?

March 13th, 2010 9:11am EST
For those of you too young to remember what it was like to have a video collection in the pre-digital days of VHS, lemme tell ya… It was a pain in the butt. Bulky, inconvenient plastic blocks of ridiculously fragile tape that usually held a mere two hours took up tons of shelf space and took forever to navigate. And if you wanted to own a TV show on video, the few that were commercially available would clear your bank account and fill an entire media room!

And then came DVDs. Squishing all those ones and zeroes into small, manageable, resilient discs made the concept of a video library fa...

Walter Koenig: 'Andrew Took His Own Life'

February 26th, 2010 10:02am EST
Walter Koenig
Andrew Koenig committed suicide, according to his Star Trek actor dad Walter Koenig. The body of the former Growing Pains star was found in Vancouver, Canada on Thursday afternoon.

He was last seen during a trip to the city on February 14th, and was reported missing by a friend after failing to show up for his flight home to Los Angeles two days later. His parents issued an emotional plea to the 41 year old during a police press conference on Wednesday, when they begged Andrew to get in touch.

However, their worst fears were confirmed when friends of the actor discovered his body in Van...

Missing Actor Andrew Koenig's Body Found

February 25th, 2010 9:51pm EST
Walter Koenig
The body of missing actor Andrew Koenig has been found in Vancouver, Canada.

The former "Growing Pains" star was last seen on February 14. He disappeared during a trip to Vancouver and was reported missing by a friend after failing to show up for his flight home to Los Angeles on February 16.

His parents, former "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig and his wife Judy, issued an emotional plea to the 41 year old during a police press conference on Wednesday, when they begged Andrew to get in touch just to assure them he is "OK".

The same day, his friend Jenny Magenta confessed her fears that th...

'Star Trek' Star Walter Koenig's Plea To Missing Son

February 24th, 2010 7:56pm EST
Walter Koenig
Former "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig has issued an emotional plea to his son Andrew to get in touch after he went missing in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month.

Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Koenig, who starred in 1980s TV sitcom "Growing Pains", after he missed his flight home from Vancouver to Los Angeles on February 16, the same day as his last known sighting. Detectives also claim his cell phone and bank card were last used on February 16.

Local authorities have been combing the area for the 41 year old after receiving a number of reported ...

William Shatner To Star In 'S**t My Dad Says'

February 22nd, 2010 12:32pm EST
William Shatner To Star In
Veteran actor William Shatner is returning to the small screen in a new comedy based on one man's controversial Twitter account. The former Star Trek actor has signed up to appear in a TV pilot based on S**t My Dad Says, which has turned creator Justin Halpern into an internet sensation since he debuted the blog in August.

Shatner will play a character based on Halpern's larger-than-life father, whose obscene rants are featured in Halpern's 'tweets'.

The show, which will feature on U.S. network CBS, is set to begin production in November, reports the New York Daily News.

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'Boner' From 'Growing Pains' Reported Missing

February 22nd, 2010 8:40am EST
Growing Pains
Andrew Koenig has been reported missing to Vancouver police. Koenig, best-known for his role as Boner on 1980s TV show Growing Pains, was last seen on February 14 2010.

The 42 year old missed a flight out of the city on February 16. Authorities are now searching for the actor, who was staying with burlesque artist Jenny Magenta, while in Vancouver, according to

Magenta took to her Facebook page on Friday to ask for help finding Koenig, whose parents told her he may be "severely depressed."

The family has asked that anyone with information regarding Koenig's whereabout...

Biggest Movie Surprises of 2009

December 28th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Star Trek
At the start of every new year, critics and movie fans alike look at the list of movies for the year and start to consider what looks the best, the worst, and what might surprise them. There are shocking hits, failures, and then the movies with the highest expectations that actually succeed ... or totally crash and burn. 2009 had some excellent blockbusters that might have annoyed the critics ("Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," "G.I. Joe," "New Moon") but still managed to kill in the box office. Then there were the indie films that managed to become hits, or the big star names that neve...

Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

November 4th, 2009 2:50pm EST
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...

Everything Geeky - We Geeks Hate You Too, Emmys

September 22nd, 2009 8:45am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
As many eager television viewers may know, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards was on Sunday evening, and despite going up against a very important football game it scored the higher ratings than the past three years. The Emmys have been declining in viewership, as have most of the major awards shows, and last year was especially dismal.

Luckily the Emmys decided to bolster their show by having a fan favorite as the host - CBS golden boy Neil Patrick Harris - and have a generally well written script for the presenters and in-between segments. This is all well and good, but for geekdom, it wa...

Everything Geeky: The Best Gaming Conventions

September 9th, 2009 9:08am EDT
Tokyo Game Show
The reports are in from PAX 2009 (Penny Arcade Expo), and some of the top anticipated games were hands-on at the convention for gamers to try out. New screenshots, extras, and visuals were given from big names like Left 4 Dead, The Old Republic, Uncharted 2, Torchlight, and many others.

While most of the video game announcements and news circulates earlier in the year with E3, PAX is a great place to get some real one-on-one time with the upcoming games and see them for yourself. This got me thinking to the yearly conventions, and how the mainstream really only knows about E3 or Comic C...

The Syfying Of Science Fiction Is Both Good & Bad

August 29th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
True Blood
Everyone seems really into vampires lately. Sexy vampires that have steamy vampire sex with each other all the time. If not vampires than it's people with psychic abilities (Psych) or people that travel through alternate dimensions. And that's just on television. These days a major blockbuster movie can't make a return without aliens (District 9), killer robots (Transformers) or wizards (Harry Potter). We live in a time where Quentin Tarantino is playing with alternate history (Inglourious Basterds) and weepy chick flicks are about time travel (The Time Traveler's Wife).

Science fiction ...

Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

August 17th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...

Everything Geeky - What Kind Of Fan Are You?

July 14th, 2009 2:44pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out tomorrow, and while this movie definitely looks to be the best of the bunch (hopefully), it also means the fandom is coming out in full power. I've already talked about how geekdom often can be a little too enthusiastic for its own good, but there are fandoms that borderline fanatic. Not every fan of the series goes in this direction, and there are several lines that you have to cross before going into the scary zone.

Since HP is coming out soon, I'll be using it as an example, but keep in mind this goes for many different groups. You can...

Everything Geeky: Suggestions for Geek Love

July 7th, 2009 5:11pm EDT
Usually whenever someone meets me and learns about my extensive geekdom, they ask how often I get hit on by slobbering geek boys. The answer is: a lot. Let's face it, we geek girls have existed all along, but until the past few years we've seemed more like a mystical creature.

With the rise of video games and comic book movies as "cool" in the mainstream, there have been more girls willing to come out about their love for Guitar Hero or Superman. It's no longer a badge of weird, even to our fellow gals, and it's almost become an attractive feature for a girl to be able to beat you in Wi...