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Was an Episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Never Filmed Because it Featured Two Gay Crew Members on the Enterprise?

Brian Cronin | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Brian Cronin

One of the main concepts of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek was that in the future, all the silly prejudices of the modern era were gone. In the original series that came out in the 1960s, right in the middle of the Cold War, Roddenberry had a Russian serving on the Enterprise's bridge.

Martin Luther King Personally Stopped One 'Star Trek' Actor From Quitting The Show

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.09.2016 | OWN

By 1967, "Star Trek" had been on the air for about a year and had amassed quite the following. Nichelle Nichols was one of the stars of the se...

How Television (and Plays) Can Change the Religion/Science Discussion

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Can drama change the way we talk about religion and science? A fan of "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" and a former theater professional believe so. As pa...

Outer Space Is Coming To Postage Stamps Near You

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 01.02.2016 | Science

Space buffs will have a lot to look forward to when it's time to send snail mail in 2016. The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a number of postage sta...

Is USA Today Trolling 'Star Wars' Fans With 'Star Trek' Graphics?

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.21.2015 | Media

Don't let the "Star Trek" graphics confuse you -- USA Today's lead story on Monday was about "Star Wars." The newspaper found multiple ways to plaste...

Happy Star Wars Day!

Hassan Zaman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
Hassan Zaman

That's not just lens flare -- it's a torch being passed, and it's to J.J. Abrams as he ushers in what's anticipated to be of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, if not the biggest.

Star Trek Fans Think This Woman's Holiday Flair Is Out Of This World

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 12.17.2015 | Weird News

A woman's festive adornment boldly goes where no Christmas fashion has gone before... and Trekkies are geeking out about it. Throngs of people on the...

The Trailer For 'Star Trek Beyond' Is Basically 'Fast & Furious' In Space

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

The first trailer for "Star Trek Beyond" was released Monday and it looks like the sci-fi series got its mojo back. After the disappointing se...

21 Nerdy Gifts For The Unapologetic Geeks In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.11.2015 | Good News

Does your BFF sleep with a lightsaber by her side? Do you have a friend who eats a second breakfast? Got a buddy who prefers to travel using Floo powd...

The Only Female Captain Of 'Star Trek' Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts

Though overshadowed by "Star Wars" hype, the recent announcement that a new “Star Trek” series is in the works caught the attention of li...

'Movies Should Add Value to the Community': A Chat with Dubai Film and TV Commission Chairman Jamal Al Sharif

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.07.2015 | Media
E. Nina Rothe

I caught up with Jamal Al Sharif at last year's Dubai International Film Festival, and as the festival gets ready to kick off its 12th edition in a couple of days, once again in partnership with DFTC and Dubai Studio City, it seemed like the perfect time to celebrate its Chairman, who is also the Managing Director of DSC.

Could a 'Star Trek' device solve the global healthcare crisis?

HuffPost Originals | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

As global population soars, healthcare is reaching a crisis point: developing countries struggle with a lack of access while countries like the U.S. s...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Weighs In On The Ultimate Sci-Fi Debate

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.02.2015 | Science

  Which is the better fictional spacecraft: the Millennium Falcon from "Star Wars" or the Starship Enterprise from "Star Trek"?  In ...

Actress Jadyn Wong of CBS' 'Scorpion' Tells Us Her Childhood Wish

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Jadyn cracked me up with her witty and fun answers to my serious questions. Next time, I'll ask her fluff questions and see if she answers them seriously!

Klingon Sword Brandished In Trekkie Trash Dispute, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.19.2015 | Weird News

This seems highly illogical. A Spokane, Washington, man faces assault charges after a neighbor claims he attacked him with a Klingon sword ami...

Is Trophy Art the New Boy Toy?

Jay Fielden | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Jay Fielden

I have yet to hear someone use that word to refer to his new Modigliani​, but the way those windows looked it seems only a matter of time.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Spectre and the James Bond Legacy

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

After three long years, Bond, James Bond is back! Last Friday marked the release of Spectre, the twenty-fourth film in the immortal spy movies,...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 11.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Learn what subliminal messages Ayatollah Khamenei has for you by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: Oil b...

Why We Need 'Star Trek'

Michael Stark | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Stark

We need Star Trek because we need to learn from it. Campy science fiction has stuck with so many from childhood into adulthood; it constantly makes us think about how to live well, and how to work collaboratively with others who may live different values and worldviews.

New 'Star Trek' TV Series In The Works

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

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The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

Exploring Space and Interstellar Travel: Millennial Take

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.30.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon. Ever since then, space exploration has inspired generations of Americans; General Charles Bolden, surprisingly, was not one of them.

There's A Star Trek Cruise, And It Looks AMAZING

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.24.2015 | Travel

Trekkies of the world unite: There is a Star Trek ocean cruise, and it looks AMAZING. The cruise will set sail from Miami in 2017, sailing to ports o...

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

Inverse | Posted 12.09.2015 | Technology
Inverse

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 ...