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Simon Pegg Clarifies His Comments That Geek Culture Is 'Childish'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

Simon Pegg caused a stir in the Force of sci-fi fans on Tuesday when he said some rather condemning comments about genre films. In an interview wi...

Baltimore, Star Trek and a Day in the Death of Freddie Gray

Geoffrey Fletcher | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Geoffrey Fletcher

With any luck, the tragedy of Baltimore will be our last and a significant number of Americans may no longer live in fear of those hired to protect and serve them. However, luck has been in short supply for the everyman.

Ten Reasons Why Sci Fest L.A. Is the Coolest Theatre Festival on Earth

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.12.2015 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Never in my lifetime have I heard of a science fiction theatre festival -- perhaps because they never existed until actor/writer David Dean Bottrell came up with the idea in 2013 after reading The Wife's Story, a dark and unusual short piece by the great Ursula LeGuin.

Friday Talking Points -- Giggles the Pig For Mayor!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When it comes to the 2016 field of Republican presidential candidates, the rule of thumb this time around is obviously going to be "the more, the merrier!" The number of officially-announced Republican candidates actually doubled this week.

'Star Trek' Actress Dies

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment

Grace Lee Whitney, the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand on “Star Trek: The Original Series,” reportedly died Friday in her home in Coarsegold...

Space: It Is NOT the Final Frontier

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

In 1966, American television was taken by storm with a different kind of series -- enter "Star Trek." It explored "brave new worlds" beyond what we ...

Could We Build a Starship Enterprise in the Next Decade?

Quora | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Quora

Let's ignore the technologies that might be impossible (e.g. warp drive, dilithium crystals, and transporters). Let's ignore the technologies that we have no idea how to reproduce in a similar way (artificial gravity). Let's just focus on trying to build a space-worthy scale replica of the USS Enterprise that uses existing structural and propulsion capabilities.

Mad Men: "The Forecast" Is Mixed

William Bradley | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper takes stock of the future, his own, his agency's, his family's, maybe even a bit of thought about the world.

Astronaut Posts Awesome 'Star Trek' Selfie From Space

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.22.2015 | Science

Someone get Capt. Kathryn Janeway to the bridge because it looks like her crew has arrived. Samantha Cristoforetti, an Italian astronaut aboard the...

Marvelverse at A Crossroads Leads the Way In A Big Year for Genre Franchises

William Bradley | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.

5 To 7: A Window Opens In New York

Camila Gibran | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Camila Gibran

Brian, a young writer, is walking, he is in his head, we hear his voice: "...In New York City, you are never more than 20 feet away from someone you know, or someone you are meant to know."

Miles from Tomorrowland Is Getting Disney Junior Viewers Excited About the Science that Powers Space Flight

Jim Hill | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So how does Sascha Paladino -- the creator and exec producer of Disney Junior's Miles from Tomorrowland -- measure the amount of time and energy that he's poured into the development of this popular new animated series?

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

How Cell Phones Would Have Ruined Most of Our Favorite Movies

Alex Simon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

We'll take a look at a handful of classic movies, and how they literally couldn't have played out, if they had been set in a cell phone-ruled universe.

Why the Earth Will Never Be Invaded

Robert Lanza, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Weird News
Robert Lanza, M.D.

Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?

Going Boldly Where No Man Has Gone Before: A Conversation with Metaphysicist David Birnbaum on Leonard Nimoy's Legacy

Shira Dicker | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
Shira Dicker

"Onstage and screen, Nimoy leaves an extraordinary legacy of a bold and brilliant cutting-edge explorer of unimpeachable integrity. His inner conviction is manifest. En toto, a man for all seasons, for sure. May his memory be blessed."

The Green Girl (Susan Oliver) Documentary Wins Film Festival Jury Prize

Getrude Matshe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News
Getrude Matshe

International Women's Day celebrates the late, Susan Oliver, who was a household name in the 1960's for her work as an actress -- most notably as the "Green Girl" in the hit TV series Star Trek.

'Big Bang Theory' Remembers Leonard Nimoy With Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Entertainment

Chuck Lorre and the cast and crew of "The Big Bang Theory" paid touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy at the end of Thursday's episode. The show closed wi...

The Final Farewell

Shan Wells | Posted 05.04.2015 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Celebrating the Dynamic Between Spock and Captain Kirk

Christopher Reddy | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Reddy

At every level, local, state, federal, international, and personal, we need that combination of both Kirk and Spock, complementing each other, to solve problems and ensure that we live long and prosper.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week demonstrated the power of shared experiences and having some collective fun -- i.e. virality. It began with social media all atwitter over Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech -- and backstage comments. Next up, the Internet was riveted by The Great Llama Chase -- as the camelids, part of a therapy visit (Emotional Support Llamas?), made a break for it during a bathroom break. Later that same day, the most viral #dress in history had everyone debating: white and gold, or blue and black? If you saw polka dots you should probably see a doctor. The episode culminated with a national teach-in about color and optics. The week ended on a sad note, with the passing of Leonard Nimoy, never wiser than in his Spock-worthy final tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." He lived long, and we all prospered from it.

Spock Was My Guy

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Spock was my guy: calm, rational, and funny in that understated way. He didn't bluster, he observed, and he solved problems with Hemingway-style grace under pressure. I admired that.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Celebrity
Zaki Hasan

While he amassed a raft of impressive accomplishments during his many years in and out of the film industry, it's of course for his pointy-eared alter ego as the original Star Trek's Mr. Spock, such an indelible part of so many of our lives, that he'll rightly be remembered, in death just as he was in life.

The Future Is in the Stars

Larry Womack | Posted 04.29.2015 | Technology
Larry Womack

If humanity wants to continue, it has to shoot for the stars. The future, if we have one, is indeed a Star Trek, my friends. But it is also people like Leonard Nimoy -- artists, optimists, dreamers and thinkers. The people who will one day really take us to the stars.

Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

The younger Spock has joined the chorus of condolences for Leonard Nimoy. Zachary Quinto, who portrayed the "Star Trek" character Nimoy made famous in...