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Best Space Movies

June 12th, 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

June 2nd, 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

May 18th, 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?

May 18th, 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)

May 8th, 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)

May 8th, 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

May 8th, 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?

May 7th, 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?

May 4th, 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?

May 1st, 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?

April 27th, 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

April 22nd, 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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Leonard Nimoy Joining Cast Of 'Fringe'

April 8th, 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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Reese Witherspoon's Futuristic Silver & Green Dress

March 23rd, 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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A Chat With Adam Scott of Starz New Series 'Party Down'

March 20th, 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

March 12th, 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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Barack Obama: The First Nerd President?

February 10th, 2009 11:18am EST
Barack Obama
When British newspaper The Daily Telegraph posted an article revealing 50 little known facts about then President-elect Barack Obama, the world learned a few fun facts about the new leader of the free world. He can speak Spanish, he once had a pet ape and he's a fan of both Bob Dylan and The Fugees. But, what stuck out most was the first entry: President Barack Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comic books. This revelation coincides with a number of facts about the President that have slipped into the media which raises a worrisome question: Is Barack Obama a nerd? Spider-Ma...
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Must-See Movies of 2009

December 26th, 2008 10:00am EST
Watchmen
As 2008 comes to an end, it is time to close the book on the entertainment experiences that we have had this year. Yes, Transformers blew our minds. Girls, Sex and the City blew your minds. To anyone who watched The Haunting of Molly Hartley, I'm sure you want your money back as well. It is time to put all of that behind us, however, and look forward to a new year, and new movies that none of us should miss.

Defiance (Release Date: 01/16/09)

Director: Edward Zwick

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber star in Defiance, the story of three brothers...
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The Wrath Of Han

December 10th, 2008 11:45am EST
Mike Ryan
Truth, Justice And Gordon Shumway: (weekly column) - My favorite movie of all time is The Empire Strikes Back; also, it happens to be the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Countless hours and money could have been spared in my relentless, yet futile, quest for a better movie. It seems, at least in my opinion, I got it right the first time. So, it should go without saying, I am a bit of an unabashed Star Wars nerd.

There is an unwritten rule that a person cannot be both a Star Wars fan and, at the same time, a Star Trek fan (I'm not going to get into the whole Trekkie versus Trekker ...
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Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More

November 18th, 2008 10:12am EST
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden is a pleasure to talk to about almost anything and everything, which it seems we did. She talked to us about her new role on Fox's "24" as well as previous shows like "Jericho," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Six Feet Under." We also discussed her love of sci-fi and Pez.

We should get this out of the way, since it is probably the first question everyone asks. Your first name is your mom's maiden name, correct? It's very cool.

Yes. Thanks!

So if you have a child, will you maybe name him/her Grayden?

Grayden is a pretty cool first name for a child but I'm going to ...
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Who's The Big Winner? Mikey's The Big Winner In... Today's Links

November 12th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Star Trek
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Take a look at the new Starship Enterprise - Gizmodo

The 10 greatest boobie commercials of all time - Manofest

Today's 'daily bikini' photos may be Pam Anderson from a couple years ago, but... damn. - Celebslam

The best and worst Guitar Hero player ever:

This Is Why You Don't Ask Serious Questions In Forums - Holy Taco

Madonna is a total crackpot psycho when it comes to her kid...
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A Girl, A Guy, & A Knife: The 30th Anniversary of 'Halloween'

October 25th, 2008 9:52am EDT
Halloween
It was October 25, 1978. Laverne and Shirley, Charlie's Angels and MASH were in the top ten TV shows. Movie theater prices were about $2.50. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were star-crossed lovers in Grease, and John Belushi was acting a fool at school in Animal House.

Then He Came Home.

Halloween, one of the best and scariest movies of all time - if not the scariest - premiered in selected cities across the country. This independent film had one basic premise: a maniacal killer stalks teenagers on Halloween night. It is said to be one of the most effective horror movies ev...
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Ten Years Later: Still Bitter About 'Seinfeld' Finale, Reunion Needed

September 18th, 2008 11:05am EDT
Seinfeld
If a tree falls in the woods and 76.3 million people are there to watch it, will it make a noise? Yes! It will! It will make the most horrendous thud that can possibly be imagined. This is what happened in May of 1998-- yes, over ten years ago-- when the series finale of "Seinfeld" aired.

Jerry Seinfeld, over the years, has dropped coy hints that there is a possibility that the Seinfeld cast may reunite for a one off movie or reunion special. This needs to happen. The final episode of "Seinfeld"-- what many would agree is a landmark series in the history of television-- is, in a word,...
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'Boston Legal' Season Four Debuts On DVD Sept. 23; Win A Copy!

August 28th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Boston Legal
At the chaotic law firm of Crane Poole & Schmidt, there's no such thing as temporary insanity - it's more of a permanent condition! Amid torrid interoffice love affairs, and under the watchful eye of new senior partner Carl Sack, the firm's brilliant but volatile attorneys take on such burning social issues as the death penalty, gays in the military, euthanasia, mortgage foreclosures, going green, racism, obesity and animal rights. So enjoy a stiff drink and light a cigar as the fourth season of the seriously addicting legal drama Boston Legal lands on DVD September 23rd from Fox Home E...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Ready, Set, Fight: Han Solo Vs. Captain Kirk

August 8th, 2008 9:47am EDT
Captain Kirk
At the beginning of the movie "Free Enterprise" - basically a "Swingers" type movie for science fiction fans - there is a flashback scene where the main character, Rob, is in a schoolyard fight because another student had the audacity to suggest that Han Solo could beat up Captain Kirk. Of course, we don't want any fisticuffs here. Instead, we thought we would finally put this age old debate to rest in order to save yet another school aged kid from detention… or perhaps, more likely, save another 30-something comic con attendee a trip to county lockup. So let's break this down and look at e...
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Review: 'Stargate SG-1' & 'Battlestar Galactica' At Comic Con

August 4th, 2008 9:11am EDT
Stargate SG-1
"Stargate SG-1" is one of the most successful science fiction series of all time, stretching over various different industries: movie, television, book, and toy. There are some that claim it has surpassed even "Star Trek" in popularity. Based off the movie "Stargate," it boasted five seasons on Showtime and the remaining five seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel. It spawned one spin off series "Stargate Atlantis" and now two made-for-tv movies. The newest one, "Stargate Continuum" was released on July 29, just a few days after the San Diego Comic Con in which it was premiered and given its own pan...
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William Shatner: A Man Of Many Talents

July 17th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
William Shatner
William Alan Shatner is a man of many talents. With over fifty years of acting experience, he is a critically acclaimed musician and author, and at seventy-seven he revels in his status as a titan of popular culture. Just one glimpse of the man's face brings on a deluge of images and names: Captain James Tiberius Kirk; long………… dramatic……… pauses; Priceline.com-the list could go on for pages. Below you will find the career of William Shatner broken down into a few categories, starting from his humble beginnings in the 1950s all the way through to the man we have today.

Early career

D...
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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Diff
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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Our Favorite TV Nerds

June 20th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Chuck
There are two types of TV nerds, the first comprise many of the Starpulse staff, geeks totally in love with TV. Our biggest conundrums tend to revolve around choosing whether to DVR Bones on Monday or just pay for it on iTunes because Greek and The Big Bang Theory are already set to be recorded.

The second type of TV nerds is the geeky television characters us normal nerds strive to become. Sadly we have no hope of achieving such levels of nerdvana so for now we're just going to look at some of the best TV nerds currently making the airwaves a bit smarter.

Chuck (Chuck)

Chuck s...
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