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'Star Trek' Creator's Ashes Heading To Space

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Remains of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, his wife and the actor who played Scotty will get a final resting place in the...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Star Trek Into Darkness

Dan Persons | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Star Trek Into Darkness at once delivers the big-scale action (even better in IMAX 3D) that audiences have come to expect from a major studio tent pole release while honoring the ideals that made creator Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of the future so compelling.

How Crazy Movie Rumors Happened Before The Internet

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment

There was once a rumor, for an upcoming movie titled "The Empire Strikes Back," that Han Solo -- not known for his lightsaber skills -- would find him...

An Empirical Life

Dave Logan | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Dave Logan

An empiricist is someone who asks: What do we know, and what does this knowledge say I should do? The empiricist then does his or her best to do it. When the data is contradictory, empiricists look for what is generally proven, converting established principles to actions.

Star of Freedom: Nichelle Nichols Attends, Yet Defies, Conventions

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Okay, so I'm sitting with a legend. Nichelle Nichols is the coolest sentient being in the universe. Yep, Lieutenant Uhura from the original Star Trek.

Lee Speigel

Nichelle Nichols On TV's First Interracial Kiss And Her Encounter With 'Trekkie' Dr. Martin Luther King

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 02.10.2012 | Black Voices

Nichelle Nichols' life has moved at the kind of warp speed her "Star Trek" character Lt. Nyota Uhura took for granted. When television writer and p...

Mr. Spock A Woman? Wild 'Star Trek' Secret Revealed

Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment

Though the "Star Trek" has been rebooted with a new sheen, make no mistake: Leonard Nimoy is Mr. Spock. But here's a twist: had things turned out the ...

Lee Speigel

Gene Roddenberry's Son Reveals Unhappy 'Star Trek' Family Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Weird News

Boldly going where no one has gone before, the Science Channel is premiering a new documentary, "Trek Nation," Wednesday night. It looks at the 45-yea...

Review: My Morning Jacket "Unstaged," Plus Chatting with Erykah Badu and James Tormé

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.

Kitsch With Quality: The Best '50s Sci-Fi Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Science fiction movies are like that food you don't eat much but sometimes find yourself in the mood for. Dated as some of these titles are, they're still great fun for those partial to the genre, or game to get acquainted with it.

Star Trek Firsts... 43 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Some 43 years after it began, and seven years after the movie franchise seemed completely played out, Star Trek is making firsts again. And so far, it's the most popular movie of the year in America.

Gene Roddenberry's Son Talks Star Trek

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

The franchise has been successfully relaunched, which Roddenberry's son Rod is hoping will bring a whole new generation of fans to the series.

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Star Trek

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

Kirk and Spock do a lot of punching, for Kirk and Spock. This is Star Trek with the Beastie Boys in it. People get naked.

Star Trek's New Coming-of-Age Saga for Generation O

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Star Trek's message, focusing on a future of diversity, teamwork, and technology, appropriately used -- is especially attuned to the Obama era.

"Star Trek" Creator And Wife To Spend Eternity In Space

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The creator of "Star Trek" and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memor...

Star Trek 11: The Obama Factor

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

After years of inactivity, Star Trek has been re-energized by J.J. Abrams, and supposedly transformed in such a way that connects it to its roots while making it relevant again.