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Futurologist: By 2050, Most of Us Will Be Having Sex With Robots

Inverse | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Ben Guarino By 2050, robots are going to be everywhere, says futurologist Ian Pearson, a consultan...

Captain Kirk Says There Are Life Forms On Mars

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment

Set phasers to stunned! Captain Kirk is not happy you're ignoring Mars.  Actor William Shatner explored space for years on "Star Trek," and ...

Experiencing the '60s With Captain Kirk

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

We were both experiencing the Sixties, Captain Kirk and I. Admittedly, I was still in the 1960s and the captain was somewhere in the 2260s.

Resisting the Lure of Intervention

John Feffer | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

Might it not have been better for the universe as a whole if the Enterprise had never left Earth in the first place and if Earth hadn't meddled in matters beyond its own solar system?

In Search of...

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

My mother was a sci-fi enthusiast, who successfully transmitted the virus to me, via Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and the more obscure television program, In Search of... (ellipses intended).

Extinction or Survival? The Race Is On

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Our stories can save or destroy a species. And pictures can make us see our world, as if for the first time.

Calling All Trekkies: The Smithsonian Needs Your Help!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

The Smithsonian is restoring the original studio model of the Enterprise used on the "Star Trek" TV series -- and the institution is calling on fans ...

Don't Remake Forbidden Planet

Joseph A. Domino | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph A. Domino

There have been rumors of remakes. James Cameron was supposed to work on this but he's been tied up with Avatar sequels for some time. What I fear is a CGI blowout that overwhelms the story (a good example of this is War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise).

The Appliance Whisperer

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.02.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Inanimate objects are out to get me. I can deal with human beings, either by ignoring them or by telling them such dumb jokes that they ignore me. But machines have me baffled.

'Star Trek Beyond' Cast Honors Leonard Nimoy With Moving Tribute

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment

In a touching video tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy, the cast of “Star Trek Beyond” remembered the acting legend's contributio...

'Harry Potter', 'Jurassic Park', 'Avengers' and 14 Other Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Franchises

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business

The highest-grossing movie franchises measure their earnings in the billions of dollars -- and that is often just from the box office ticket sales. Here is a look at some of the most successful 17 film franchises in history based on domestic gross box office earnings reported by Box Office Mojo.

10 Reasons Why Having Your Campaign Poster Photo-Shopped Is A Good Thing

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 08.19.2015 | Comedy
Catherine McKenzie

It's election time in Canada and the Liberal Party of Canada has a new look for their campaign posters. They've been getting a lot of attention, particularly this modification of the candidate for Quebec's LaSalle-Émard-Verdun riding's poster, David Lametti.

Why Patrick Stewart Wants All Politicians To Watch 'Star Trek'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

Sir Patrick Stewart has a wonderful suggestion for politicians across the globe: watch more "Star Trek." The actor stopped by HuffPost Live ...

Mission: Impossible at 50 (ish)

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.

Physics of Marketing: Portals and Branding

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.

Ten Celebrities Who Suffer(ed) From Tinnitus

Alex Simon | Posted 07.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Simon

"I wonder how you're feeling There's ringing in my ears And no one to relate to 'cept the sea..." -- Peter Frampton There are few afflictions as co...

Friday Talking Points -- Following the Trump Whirlwind

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Two weeks ago, we kind of went out on a limb (the polling evidence was not all that clear when we wrote it) and subtitled our previous column: "Donald Trump, Frontrunner." Since that time, such a statement has gone from being a wild prediction to becoming an equally-wild reality.

What Are the Differences Between Star Wars, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galactica Fans?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment

Star Wars fans are people who enjoy high fantasy, mythic stories. They like action, drama, romance and teasing out deeper significances to the characters and plot points, relating them to other myths and archetypes in literature. They like technology to be fun and futuristic without needing to understand how it works.

Six Cultural Faux Pas When Working at Star Trek's Starfleet

Quora | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment

If that cute ship's counselor won't give you the time of day, why not just recreate her in the holodeck? It must be tempting, but can go horribly wrong if the objects of your "recreational" programs find out what you've been up to.

Justin Lin's 'Star Trek' Gets Title And First Photo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment

The next "Star Trek" movie will be called "Star Trek Beyond." This from director Justin Lin, the longtime Fast & Furious steersman, who will be t...

Remembering James Horner

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

More than just laying down sonic wallpaper, Horner found a way to make even larger-than-life scenarios seem human, and relatable, and real. As a result, his music became instantly recognizable even to those folks who didn't normally pay attention to that stuff.

Notes From a Dive Bar XII

Alan Black | Posted 06.22.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

When people ask where I hail from, sometimes I tell them I'm Vulcan, as a joke, and they ask, where is that? Geography is not their strong point. Communication is lost when you speak in an accent designed to burr and brogue.

Star Wars Tech vs. Star Trek Tech: Who Wins?

Quora | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

We have hyper engines that go through hyperspace compared to warp drives that travel through normal space at FTL speeds. Technical data books indicate that the speeds and range of hyper drives are greater, however.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?