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Everything Geeky - We Geeks Hate You Too, Emmys

9/22/2009 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...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 14

9/14/2009 3:00am EDT
Kimberly Williams
Happy Birthday to:

Actress Kimberly Williams (1971)

Trivium bassist Paolo Gregoletto (1985)

Rapper Nas (1973)

Everclear bassist Craig Montoya (1970)

"Reno 911" actor Ben Garant (1970)

"The Young and the Restless" actress Michelle Stafford (1968)

TV actor Callum Keith Rennie (1960)

A-Ha singer Morten Harket (1959)

Free guitarist Paul Kossoff (1950; d. 1976)

"Event Horizon" actor Sam Neill (1947)

"Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig (1936)

"Fargo" actor Harve Presnell (1933)

"The Lone Ranger" actor Clayton Moore (1914; d. 1999)

British actor Jack Hawkins (...
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Everything Geeky: The Best Gaming Conventions

9/9/2009 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...
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The Syfying Of Science Fiction Is Both Good & Bad

8/29/2009 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).

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Celebrity Birthdays, August 19

8/19/2009 3:00am EDT
Erika Christensen
Happy Birthday to Australian actress Tammin Sursock and singer Missy Higgins (1983), "The Upside of Anger" actress Erika Christensen (1982), "House" actress Jennifer Morrison (1979), Relient K drummer Dave Douglas (1979), actress Tracie Thoms (1975),> British actor Callum Blue (1973), rapper Nate Dogg (1969), "Friends" star Matthew Perry (1969), country star Lee Ann Womack (1966), "The Closer" star Kyra Sedgwick (1965), Europe singer Joey Tempest (1963), "Full House" actor John Stamos (1963), actor Adam Arkin (1956), "The O.C." actor Peter Gallagher (1955), "Star Trek TNG" actor Jonathan Fr...
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Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

8/17/2009 2:39pm EDT
X-Files
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...
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Everything Geeky - What Kind Of Fan Are You?

7/14/2009 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...
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Everything Geeky: Suggestions for Geek Love

7/7/2009 5:11pm EDT
Urkel
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...
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Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt Cracks, 56 Tattoo Lies & More (Links)

6/23/2009 3:00pm EDT
56 Tattoo Lies, Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt cracks
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. You can submit links to any of the interesting stuff you may find around the web, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything.

All you have to do is log in to Starpulse. Not a member yet? Why? It's easy to do, all you need is an email address and then you pick a user name and password. And we'll never give out any of your private information. Seriously, here's our privacy policy if you're actually concerned about it.

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'Star Trek Scene It?' Bursts Into The Galaxy (Win It!)

6/20/2009 8:00am EDT
Scene It? Star Trek Deluxe Edition
Screenlife Games, creator of Scene It?, the number one DVD game, recently announced the release of the "Scene It? Star Trek Deluxe Edition". Featuring trivia questions, on-screen puzzlers and authentic clips from your favorite live-action TV series and movies, the game will challenge and entertain everyone from casual "Star Trek" viewers to the most die-hard fan.

"'Star Trek' is one of the biggest phenomena in pop-culture history, and a Scene It? game that fans have consistently been requesting. We're thrilled with how well it has all come together," said Dave Hoffman, President of ...
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Best Space Movies

6/12/2009 9:53am EDT
Moon
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...
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Everything Geeky: The Meaning Of 'Geek' & How It's Misconstrued

6/2/2009 1:17pm EDT
A geek on The Big Bang Theory
Welcome to "Everything Geeky," a brand new regular column on Starpulse.com. Now I've been branded a geek my entire life after growing up in a comic book store and focusing more energy on the X-Men than American History.

First and foremost what we all have to realize is one simple truth: we're all geeks. The definition of geek has changed a lot over the years, but these days it seems to be a person who is overly obsessed with a subject or hobby. Now that does traditionally extend to things like computers, fantasy, and sci-fi, but believe it or not, a football fan who obsesses over the ...
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A List Of Some Great TV Season Finales

5/18/2009 11:23am EDT
Lost
May sweeps is coming to an end after this week with dramatic TV season finales and cliffhangers. Last week shows like Lost ended their season with thrilling and unexpected moments that left audiences with more questions than answers. Season Finales are often the most memorable episodes during a TV series' run. They often include a mystery that is left unsolved until the next season. And most of the time they reveal something unexpected - like a surprise marriage proposal or a main character being killed off. Here's a list of some great season finales that have left viewers at the edge of th...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

5/18/2009 9:25am EDT
Terminator Salvation
The first three weeks of the summer movie season started out a bit slow, but from here the momentum really starts to build. There's a spike in the number of movies premiering with six coming out this week, two of which are sequels. One of those sequels is a movie I've been anticipating since I heard it was in development. Hint: it involves giant robots, and it's not "Transformers 2."

Opening in cinemas this week are "Terminator Salvation," "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Dance Flick," "Easy Virtue," "The Girlfriend Experience," and "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers...
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Boldly Go (Links & Stuff)

5/8/2009 7:00pm EDT
Star Trek
Here's a collection of some of the interesting links we've found around the web in the past few days. There's a couple of funny videos thrown in too. Want more? Then check out the On The Web section for lots more links to funny stuff from around the web! Add interesting links that you find here. It's easy.

The headline and photo gallery are always related to the selected links in some way. See if you can figure out why and post your thoughts below in the comment section!

Martin Jetpack flies again, but you still can't buy one:

Starpulse Writer Rewatches Every '...
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Leonard Nimoy On Letterman: Top 10 Lines Never Said In 'Star Trek' (Video)

5/8/2009 1:10pm EDT
Letterman Top 10 Star Trek Leonard Nimoy video
Leonard Nimoy was on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' promoting the Star Trek movie and read the Top Ten Lines Never Before Said in a 'Star Trek' film. Watch and read the Top 10 list below.

Watch Leonard Nimoy read "Top Ten Lines Never Before Said in a 'Star Trek' Film"

Text transcript of Letterman Top Ten:

10. Warp factor 8! Arby's closes in 10 minutes.

9. We're entering a breach in the space-time continuum or a wormhole or some crazy crap like that.

8. Set phasers to fabulous!

7. Welcome aboard...
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Lessons J.J. Abrams's 'Star Trek' Could Learn From Past 'Trek' Films

5/8/2009 9:50am EDT
Star Trek XI
It's been over 40 years since Gene Roddenbury's "Star Trek" hit the air, and after ten movies, 703 episodes from five different series, and faltering public interest, it's become difficult to go back to where no one has gone before. Now, four years after "Enterprise" went of the air, the original crew of the starship Enterprise has burst back onto the screen. Directed by "Lost" and "Alias" creator J.J. Abrams, this new installment of the "Star Trek" saga goes back to the beginning when James T. Kirk first slipped on his yellow Starfleet uniform. Still, it hasn't been an easy path for the lo...
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Starpulse Writer Rewatches Every 'Star Trek' Film, Picks Favorites - What Are Yours?

5/7/2009 9:25am EDT
Star Trek III The Search for Spock
As a child, I was first introduced to the original "Star Trek" television series and movies by my babysitter, who watched them on TV with me. I've always been a huge fan of all things sci-fi, so I quickly became a follower of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise.

After that, it didn't take me long to become engrossed in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which was still airing new episodes at the time. With the thrill of new episodes, I became a bigger aficionado of Captain Picard and his crew than I was of Kirk and the original cast.

While I've never considered myself...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

5/4/2009 9:03am EDT
Star Trek
In the second week of our summer movie season, we have a lull in the number of films coming out. There are just three movies being released, and of those, two are premiering in mainstream theaters. Despite being a quiet week though, we have the release of "Star Trek," one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer, as well as "Next Day Air" and "Rudo y Cursi."

STAR TREK

In this re-imagination of the "Star Trek" franchise, the story chronicles the early adventures of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the other characters aboard the USS Enterprise from the original series. ...
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Chris Pine Is 'Star Trek's' New Captain Kirk - Hot Or Not?

5/1/2009 9:20am EDT
Chris Pine
You may not know Chris Pine just yet, but after his stint in the new Star Trek film he is sure to become a household name. He plays Captain James T. Kirk in the much-anticipated 11th installment of the "Star Trek" franchise, opening May 8.

What do you think of the 28-year-old star? Let us know in the comments!

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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

4/27/2009 8:59am EDT
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
I'm very excited about the upcoming month. With May arriving this week, we kick off our summer movie season filled with epic blockbusters. This month we will see an "X-Men" spinoff, a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code," a fourth "Terminator" movie and a "Star Trek" reboot. Movies coming out this week are "Battle for Terra," "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," and "The Limits of Control."

GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

Conner Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is successful photographer and a true womanizer; he's not above breaking up with three women at the same time vi...
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'Boston Legal' Season 5 Comes To DVD May 5

4/22/2009 12:24pm EDT
Boston Legal
Please rise for the closing season of pure legal chaos at the law firm of Crane Poole & Schmidt, as Boston Legal Season 5 rests its case on DVD May 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This final installment of the show that put a facetiously refreshing spin on the legal drama genre tackles timely and controversial judicial and personal issues without objection, including the 2008 presidential election, Mad Cow disease, gay marriage rights and health regulations for an unapproved Alzheimer's drug.

Headlining the outstanding ensemble cast are James Spader (Secretary, Sex Li...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 20

4/20/2009 3:00am EDT
Carmen Electra
Happy Birthday To actor Joey Lawrence (1976), actress/model Carmen Electra (1976), "King Kong" actor Andy Serkis (1964), "Willard" star Crispin Glover (1964), New York Yankees legend Don Mattingly (1961), R&B legend Luther Vandross (1951; d. 2005), "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" actress Veronica Cartwright (1950), "Broken Flowers" actress Jessica Lange (1949), model/actress Edie Sedgwick (1943), actor Ryan O'Neal (1941), "Star Trek" actor George Takei (1940), Latin jazz musician Tito Puente (1925; d. 2000), "Diamonds are Forever" actor Bruce Cabot (1904), and comedic screen legend Harold ...
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Leonard Nimoy Joining Cast Of 'Fringe'

4/8/2009 4:23pm EDT
Leonard Nimoy
Science fiction icon Leonard Nimoy will be joining the cast of Fox's hit sci-fi drama Fringe, reports Entertainment Weekly (EW.com). The Star Trek star has been tapped by J.J. Abrams to play former lab partner of Walter Bishop (John Noble), William Bell, as in the William Bell who created the show's mysterious corporation Massive Dynamic.

Abrams told EW reporter Michael Ausiello that having Nimoy join Fringe is a "mind-blowing honor".

Nimoy is set to reprise his role as Spock in Abrams' upcoming Star Trek series "reboot", in theaters May 8th; and he'll make his first appearance o...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

3/26/2009 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Atonement" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d. 1980),...
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Reese Witherspoon's Futuristic Silver & Green Dress

3/23/2009 10:04am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon arrived at the "Monsters vs. Aliens" Los Angeles premiere on Sunday wearing a dress that fit the theme of her new animated film. The silver and green dress contained several swatches of different fabric patched together. It almost looks like a rejected "Star Trek" uniform.

What do you think of Reese's dress? Leave a comment below!

See more photos of Reese here!

More: Celebrity Hot or Not? / Slideshows / Fashion photos
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 22

3/22/2009 3:00am EDT
Reese Witherspoon
Happy Birthday to "Walk the Line" star Reese Witherspoon (1976), "Into the West" star Matthew Modine (1959), actress/singer Stephanie Mills (1957), Swedish actress Lena Olin (1956), British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), jazz guitarist George Benson (1943), Swiss actor Bruno Ganz (1941), British singer/songwriter Roger Whittaker (1936), character M. Emmet Walsh (1935), "Star Trek" captain William Shatner (1931), American composer Stephen Sondheim (1930), French mime Marcel Marceau (1923), "The Streets of San Francisco" star Karl Malden (1912), and Marx Brother Chico Marx (1887; d. 196...
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A Chat With Adam Scott of Starz New Series 'Party Down'

3/20/2009 11:04am EDT
Adam Scott
It usually takes awhile for for me to warm up to any new series; this was not the case with Party Down -- premiering tonight (Friday) on Starz -- which is perhaps the funniest new show I've seen this season.

Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Tell Me You Love Me) plays Henry, an out-of-work actor who has to return to his old job of bartending for a catering service. Adam talked about the new series, what it was like working with Will Ferrell in Step Brothers and why so many college age students watched his old show, Boy Meets World.

Mike: How did your involvement in Party Down come about...
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TV Shows With The Craziest Fans

3/12/2009 10:23am EDT
Roswell
If you've ever been to Comic-Con, the names on this list should come as no surprise. These are the truly dedicated, those who don't hesitate to dress up as their favorite characters, debate for hours on the Internet with faceless strangers over continuity issues, or mail random objects to studio heads when their shows are threatened with cancellation. There's something about sci-fi in particular that seems to encourage its followers to take action. Is it devotion or obsession? Does it matter? Below are just a few of televisions brightest that have inspired some intense fan followings:

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Celebrity Birthdays, March 3

3/3/2009 3:00am EST
Jessica Biel
Happy Birthday to singer Stacie Orrico (1986), "Stealth" actress Jessica Biel (1982), rapper Lil' Flip (1981), Irish singer Ronan Keating (1977), "Married...With Children" actor David Faustino (1974), "Happy Gilmore" actress Julie Bowen (1970), hip-hop artist Tone-Loc (1966), Olympic runner Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962), English actress Miranda Richardson (1958), singer/songwriter Robyn Hitchcock (1953), SNL alum Tim Kazurinsky (1950), singer Jennifer Warnes (1947), fashion designer Perry Ellis (1940; d. 1986), actor Bobby Driscoll (1937; d. 1968), musician Doc Watson (1923), "Seinfeld" actor...
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