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The MovieFilm Podcast: The Star Wars Trailer Awakens!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

There's still more trailers to discuss, though, as we share our thoughts on the first look at Universal's Jurassic World, and pick apart the assembly for Terminator Genesys.

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

'Orange Is the New Black' Versus 'Star Trek Voyager' on Climate Change

Bob Brinkmann | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Bob Brinkmann

I have come to realize that Kate Mulgrew's contrasting roles represent all that is wrong with climate change policy in the United States. It is clear that we need to find ways to bridge the divide between the Reds and Janeways of the world in order to find compromises that make sense for our current political landscape.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Grading Gotham

Zaki Hasan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show, we pick apart the premiere episode of Fox's new Batman-minus-Batman TV series, Gotham. We look at what worked, what didn't, and where we hope things go in the weeks ahead.

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

Posted 10.02.2014 | Travel

Here’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, p...

These 10 Iconic TV Shows Completely Defined The '90s

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

Now this is a story all about how 10 shows got the '90s flipped, turned upside down. From "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" to "Friends," the 1990s wer...

Breathrough Entertainers

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I reflect on the life and career of Joan Rivers, I think about the women in the entertainment business who were the firsts and broke new ground. We'll learn about just a few of these pioneering women in this blog post.

Patrick Stewart Surprises Trekkie Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Out-Of-This-World Visit

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News

Patrick Stewart channeled the heroism of Captain Picard when he surprised this little Trekkie. Dawn Garrigus of Statesboro, Georgia, is an 11-year-...

Dear Medical Science: What's Taking You So Long?

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.06.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Guys, we don't want to go through all this suffering anymore. We're sick of getting sick. Stem cells were discovered in 1978. You promised us limitless possibilities, yet here we are, 36 years later, still twiddling our thumbs.

Practical Dreaming in the Hopeful Light of Earthrise

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Good News
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Perhaps it's time to try planting visions from the ground up and watering those that take root. Who knows? In restorying how we can live here, we might just prove that you can go home again. Especially if that home is your homeworld.

Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and Television's Golden Age of Anti-Heroes

William Bradley | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.

$10m Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 Finalist Teams Selected

XPRIZE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Jon Sung It all began with over 300 pre-registered teams, which led to over 20 competing teams. And then there were 10. That's right. After consid...

George Takei Humbled "to Be Takei"

Brian DAmbrosio | Posted 10.25.2014 | Entertainment
Brian DAmbrosio

George Takei learned from his father that one could best get what one desired by expressing what they want rather than complaining about the way things are. From Takekuma Norman Takei, George also learned the usefulness of optimism in the face of confrontation.

Rocker Recap: Conversations With Ted Nugent, KISS' Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

My feeling about interviews with artists and bands is that these are people who you are inviting into your virtual house and they should be shown respect based on their being your guests. I believe it doesn't mean you have to agree with what they say or even endorse it, but it does mean civility should be the course.

Chase Masterson Helps Scott Palm Beam in for Creation Entertainment's Galaxy-Spanning Convention: Star Trek Las Vegas

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

With Star Trek, one's generation is no obstacle. Neither is gender, neither is race, neither is anything.

Machines With Feelings

John Bates | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
John Bates

In Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy a computer called Deep Thought was asked to provide the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything...

Comic Con 2014: Amended Schedule

Spencer Green | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

12:30pm - MEETUP: The People Who Hated the Last Episode of Lost Meet the People Who Are Still Upset Over Ben Affleck as Batman, and Hug

Am I Crazy For Getting a Puppy?

Kipp Friedman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kipp Friedman

Yes, call me crazy but we are ready for a new pup in our life -- potty training, sleep deprivation and all.

11 Stunning Facts You Might Not Know About Internet Superstar George Takei

The Huffington Post | Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

Not everyone can successfully play the social media game, let alone someone in their 70s. George Takei, best known for his iconic role as Enterprise h...

William Shatner Doesn't Like Facebook's New App Or George Takei

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology

William Shatner is not impressed. Shatner, best known as Captain Kirk on the 1960's TV show "Star Trek," is less than enthused about Facebook's ne...

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror ... and the Saturn Goes to ....

Pamela Glasner | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

You need to know about The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and the award it annually bestows upon those deemed the best at doing all that, and more: The Saturn.

George Takei Tells Bill Maher Why He Can't Stand William Shatner

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.20.2014 | Comedy

The fact that "Star Trek" costars George Takei and William Shatner don't get along in real life is a sad thing for Trekkies to face. While visiting...

Scientists Crush Diamonds With 'Star Trek' Engine

| Ken Croswell | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

The world’s largest laser, a machine that appeared in a Star Trek movie, has attained a powerful result: It's squeezed diamond, the least compressi...

Top 5 Alternatives to San Diego Comic-Con

Home Away | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Home Away

While 130,000 geeks head to the San Diego Comic-Con in July, you can check out a more affordable and low-key alternative in your own backyard.