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25 Years Later: Bombshells From 'Best Of Both Worlds'

How one line, 'To be continued,' changed 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' forever

It's hard to imagine now, but despite the introduction of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in 1987, the 1980s still belonged to Capt. Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the original USS Enterprise. Few took the show seriously, and it even spilled over into the conventions. "The fans were split on the acceptance of the show," said Ronald D. Moore, one of TNG's writers who would go on to redevelop "Battlestar Galactica" for Syfy. "You would go to conventions and there would be bumper stickers and T-shirts that basically said, 'I'm a real Trekker. Forget the bald guy.' Stuff l ...
 | Jun-21-2015 | 
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Nichelle Nichols Recovers From Mild Stroke

Spokesman says no paralysis is present, and she's resting at an L.A. hospital

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who originated the role of communications officer Uhura in the original "Star Trek," suffered what her spokesman has called a mild stroke Wednesday while in her Los Angeles home.The 82-year-old actress is "undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was," said Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions LLC, which handles marketing and appearances for Nichols.The news comes less than three months after her fellow cast mate Leonard Nimoy passed away following a yearslong struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.The good news is ...
 | Jun-5-2015 | 
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Not So Fast: Geeknet Chooses GameStop Over Hot Topic

Just days after announcing $117.3 million deal, Trek apparel company sells for a lot more

Geeknet Inc., the genre apparel and collectible manufacturer, is getting a new owner. It's just not going to be Hot Topic. Instead, the company behind brands like ThinkGeek that offers many Star Trek-related items will sell to GameStop Corp. So what happened? Did the media get it wrong? Not at all. Geeknet was indeed going to retail chain Hot Topic for $117.3 million, but soon after the announcement last week, GameStop stepped in with a much better offer: $140 mi ...
 | Jun-2-2015 | 
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Star Trek Producer Harve Bennett Dies, 84

Credited with breathing new life into two different Trek movie timelines

Harve Bennett was a producer many Star Trek fans didn't know, and those who did may not have given him a lot of credit. But anyone who enjoys the Star Trek movie franchise of today pretty much should tip their hat to Bennett, who died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84. Bennett was a producer and a writer, who was instrumental in films such as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier." If being a producer wasn't enough, he also was credited for stories and even screenplays for tho ...
 | Mar-6-2015 | 
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Spock More Than A Guy Saying 'Illogical'

Roddenberry Archives share more about Leonard Nimoy and his Trek character

Gene Roddenberry found himself in a bit of a quandary in 1968. The second season finale of "Star Trek," Art Wallace's "Assignment: Earth" had just aired, and the Great Bird was already thinking about the third season. Yet, he was unhappy with how writers were developing the character of Spock, and he sent a memo to the entire production crew to describe exactly how he wanted the pointy-eared green-blooded Vulcan played by Leonard Nimoy to be used. "In the beginning of 'Star Trek' episodes, Mr. Spock was a fellow who occasionally said 'illogical,' and that was about it," Ro ...
 | Mar-3-2015 | 
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Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz ... Mr. Spock?

Oregon lawmaker claims Vulcan native as part of the GOP

If Spock were to get involved in Terran politics, specifically in the United States, would he be a Democrat or a Republican? Those who go by the late Leonard Nimoy might say Democrat, since the actor was a staunch member of the party. But one lawmaker in Oregon says Spock is actually someone who would've enjoyed the Grand Old Party. Really? State Rep. Bill Post told members of the Oregon legislature Friday that "today, the greatest Republican in the history of the galaxy — he was a legal alien who believed in prosperity — passed away." Post then speaks of Nimoy by na ...
 | Mar-1-2015 | 
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New York Media Slams Shatner's Funeral Plans

Newspaper, radio host don't believe actor's reasoning in missing Nimoy's service

On Sunday, just as he was about to lead a social media remembrance of his late friend, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner was taking new heat — this time from a New York newspaper and radio personality — for attending a charity event in Florida instead of heading back to California for the funeral. Shatner revealed Saturday on Twitter that he would not be able to attend the funeral, after he landed in Palm Beach for the 58th International Red Cross Ball. The next day, the New York ...
 | Mar-1-2015 | 
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Remembering Leonard Nimoy, And The Difference He Made

'It's amazing how someone who plays someone so unemotional, stirs the deepest emotions in all of us'

I was so frustrated this morning, digging through a box of mementos that I keep in a corner of my closet. I found copies of newspapers from around Sept. 11, 2001, stacked with local newspaper coverage of my sale of the SyFy brand to NBC Universal, a copy of the script of the Star Trek movie that never was, to even the one time in my life I was quoted in the Washington Post about a decade ago. But I couldn't find what I was really looking for — a student newspaper, from the University of South Florida here in Tampa where I live, from 1996. I am not even mentioned in the ...
 | Feb-28-2015 | 
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Leonard Nimoy, Trek's Most Famous Icon, Dies

A long battle with COPD claims the life of the man behind Mr. Spock at age 83

He was a director. An activist. A photographer. Sometimes even a singer. But to the world of Star Trek, he was Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy, the man who first brought the green-blooded, pointy-eared Vulcan to life nearly 50 years ago, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy had been rushed to a California hospital last week with severe chest pains, but was released a short time later. Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband's death with The New York Times, saying he was in end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy revealed his battle with COPD late last year when ...
 | Feb-27-2015 | 
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