Posts tagged "star trek"

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek‘s Beloved Captain Spock, Has Died at 83

Long before Zachary Quinto's eyebrows were getting Chris Pine out of intergalactic jams, the Vulcan who won over the hearts of a universe was actor Leonard Nimoy, "Star Trek"'s  original Captain Spock, was charming audiences everywhere with his resolute pragmatism aboard the Starship Enterprise. The 83-year old actor passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Friday…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 27, 2015

I Was Blessed By LeVar Burton

Remember when, a few months ago, LeVar Burton -- best known as an actor for his roles in "Roots" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" -- launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the iconic PBS children's show, "Reading Rainbow"? The goal was to raise $1 million over the course of 30 days, but the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I'm happy to contribute to that, because…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

…To Boldly Go Where No Mini-Van Has Gone Before!

Hey guys, what do you think of my sweet new ride? Just kidding, I wish I could afford this "Star Trek"-themed "boogie van" (really, that's a term?) for sale on eBay for $8,500. I'm moving to Los Angeles in a few months and I need a set of wheels, and this 1978 GMC van ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 15, 2014

“Star Trek” Fan Spends $30K On Renovating Her Basement To Look Like The Bridge Of The Enterprise

I've been a "Star Trek" fan since I was a little girl, when I started watching the show (first "The Original Series," then "The Next Generation") with my dad. Even when the TV was off, "Trek" stoked my imagination. One of the fondest memories I have of my dad (who died in November 2012) wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2014

7 Stupidly Nerdy Questions I Did Not Have The Courage To Ask When I Met Sir Patrick Stewart

Last night, Ami and I had the pleasure of going to see Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in "No Man's Land" on Broadway. The show was fantastic and funny, and I'll tell you more about it when we give away tickets next week. After the show, I bid Ami adieu and then stood outside…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2014

Be My Boyfriend: North Carolina Politician Who Submitted His Resignation Letter In Klingon

Dear Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell, Actually, I guess I should say ex Indian Trail Town Council Member David Waddell, because you officially resigned from your position yesterday. I'm not in the habit of propositioning politicians, especially politicians who are resigning in order to stage a write-in campaign as a Constitution Party candidate,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 3, 2014

7 Reasons You Should Buy A Personalized “Star Trek” Action Figure For Everyone On Your List

It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized "Star Trek" action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hour…

George Takei Reads “Star Trek” Erotic Fan Fiction

If anyone was born to read "Star Trek" erotic fan fiction aloud, it's Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei. The actor sensually read through some truly superb Trekkie purple prose on "Watch What Happens Live" this week and, oh my, was it hot and heavy. Watch above!

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 23, 2013

Someone Please Loan Me Money So I Can Buy My Mom This Tank Top For Her Birthday

My mom -- you guys call her Amelia -- turns 34 on November 16th and I'm worried she's going to be depressed about it. She found three grey hairs the other day. Anyway, I think this cheeky "Star Trek" T-shirt would cheer her up about her advancing age, because despite being old, she's totally still…

By: Lucca The Pup / October 23, 2013

Stoned Patrick Stewart Teaches His Girlfriend How To Act

When I envision my ideal day, it involves a treehouse, Sir Patrick Stewart, marijuana and the vast acting knowledge held in the brilliant mind of the man who played Captain Jean Luc Picard. Here, Stewart explains to his girlfriend, Sunny Ozell, the finer points of the "quadruple take." It is amazing. [Gawker]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2013

Official Illinois State Department Website Offers Klingon Language Accessibility

Know any unemployed Klingons living in Illinois? Then you should probably go tell them their lives have become considerably easier. But since they don’t have a word for “unemployed,” you might have some difficulty explaining it, so bring a phaser in case things escalate. The Illinois Department of Employment Security began offering Klingon as one…

By: The Mary Sue / August 28, 2013

I’m Going To Watch Badger’s “Star Trek” Script Scene From Last Night’s “Breaking Bad” Over And Over Again

Last night, worlds collided. The season premiere of "Breaking Bad." And a supremely stonerific "Star Trek" plot. Total nerdgasm. NYMag.com has a totally wonderful parsing of the validity of Badger's "Star Trek" script idea, including whether Scotty could actually beam the contents of Kirk's stomach into space. (It was in watching this scene that I realized…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2013

This “Star Trek Into Darkness” Makeup Boldly Goes Where No Eyeshadow Has Gone Before

Brilliant makeup blogger Sahily recreated the "Star Trek Into Darkness" movie poster image ON HER EYELID as part of her Summer Movie Makeup series. The craziest part is Sahily is not even a "Star Trek" fan; she was just inspired by the movie art. She says this was an artistic experiment, and "not a wearable…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

Need It Now: “Star Trek”-Themed Wine

It's like the genius minds at Vinport Wines know my desires even before I do, as it never occurred to me that my life was missing "Star Trek"-themed wine until the company announced they were releasing three wines named after classic "Trek" episodes. For Vinport to send me all three -- “The City on the Edge…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2013

Oh Jim! Captain Kirk’s Guide To Women

"Star Trek"'s Captain James T. Kirk was my first crush. When I was five -- and clearly part of a super nerdy family -- my dad used to make up stories for me before bed. I was always an Ensign or a Yeoman on the Enterprise (with a sweet beehive, natch) in the

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 26, 2013

18 Galaxy-Print Items Every “Star Trek” Fan Needs

In honor of "Star Trek" Week -- which, let's face it, is every week in my heart -- I bought the most awesome galaxy-printed dress in homage to my love of space travel. And then I realized, WHY STOP THERE? Keep clicking to find out where to buy my dress, as well as 17 other galaxy-printed fashion items. Hello,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 24, 2013

6 “Star Trek” Catchphrases And How To Work Them Into Everyday Conversations

"Star Trek" has been a part of popular culture for nearly 50 years now, so it was inevitable that many of the popular lines from the show would work their way into our vernacular. Most of us know a "Star Trek" catchphrase or two, but working them into casual conversation can be a bit of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2013

J.J. Abrams Shares Benedict Cumberbatch’s Deleted Shower Scene From “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Much fuss has been made about the lack of female representation in the new movie "Star Trek Into Darkness." While I adored the movie -- and Winona and I both think that it's kind of a chick flick -- I completely agree that there should have been more women in the movie and that the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2013

10 Feminist Lessons We Learned From The Women Of “Star Trek”

While the latest "Star Trek" movie is facing criticism for its portrayal (or lack thereof) of female characters, let us not forget that the "Star Trek" franchise actually has a very impressive history of strong women characters. Growing up watching "The Original Series," "The Next Generation," "Deep Space Nine" and "Voyager," we found plenty of…

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