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'Orange Is The New Black' Star Has A Bizarre Project In The Works

Posted 04.09.2014 | TV

"Orange Is the New Black" actress Kate Mulgrew is lending her voice to a controversial new project. Mulgrew, who plays prison inmate Red on the Ne...

Get An Instant Beard With This New Machine

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business

Want a hip and stylish beard, but not so crazy about all the growing and grooming? Then ThinkGeek has the answer for you: The Mr. Beard Beard Machine....

Wil Wheaton Talks TableTop Day!

Bryan Young | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

Wil Wheaton isn't just some guy from Star Trek or The Big Bang Theory. He's an ambassador for the world of board gaming. He's been through two seasons of his show TableTop for Geek&Sundry, and he's been teaching the world to play games.

The Story of Creation: When Science Is More Fantastical Than Science Fiction

Mark Alpert | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

Imagine a novel that starts like this: A speck of space imbued with a mysterious antigravity substance explodes to humongous size in a tiny fraction of a second and transforms into an entire universe. Sounds ridiculous, right? And yet most cosmologists believe this is how the Big Bang began.

Hipster Craft Beer Snobs Are Nerdgasming Over New Star Trek Brew

Roadtrippers | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weird News
Roadtrippers

Tin Man Brewing Co., located in Evansville, IN, claims its new brew is "a bold beer suited for the harsh Klingon lifestyle." Though, I'm pretty sure what they mean is: "trendy beer suited for the heavily latexed Trekkie Conventioneer."

Drink Like A Klingon Warrior With 'Star Trek'-Inspired Beer

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Taste

Any "Star Trek" fan will tell you that it’s best not to approach a drunken Klingon. But if you have to, you might as well get a little liquid courag...

Stop U.S. Navy's War on Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

After decades of lethal target practice against whales and dolphins by the U.S. Navy's sonar programs, our marine life is so threatened that they may not survive the navy's request for renewed permits for their bombing and sonar exercises from northern California to the Canadian border.

Mike Ryan

This Movie Killed The Space-Themed Action-Adventure Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment

By this point in 1984, “Star Wars” was pretty much dead. George Lucas was still talking about the prequels, but he made it clear that they wouldn...

Mike Ryan

Christian Slater's Man-Crush On Benedict Cumberbatch

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.13.2014 | Entertainment

I didn't know quite what to expect before meeting Christian Slater. Over his career, Slater has sure earned his reputation as a "bad boy" (a term he u...

Mike Ryan

What's It Like To Be Addicted To LEGO?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

“Are these for you?,” asks the woman at the checkout counter of a New York City toy store as I buy eight packs of “The LEGO Movie” characters....

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade Awesomeness!

Kenny Klein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen on Being Besties and Waiting for Godot

Aaron Sagers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

Within the theatre, they are master British thespians, knighted for their contributions to the craft. Within fan culture, they have geek god status -- one as a Starfleet captain, the other as a fierce wizard and friend to Hobbits, both as powerful mutant leaders.

No Longer Science Fiction: Start-Up Unveils Radical Consciousness Technology

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Gregory Weinkauf

CONSCIOUSNESS APP from Subtangle on Vimeo. The world reads news together. The world listens to music together. But can the world feel together? And...

Jack Ryan Reboot Points Up Problems of Franchise Management

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?

Mike Ryan

It's Impossible To Dislike George Takei

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Writers are supposed to avoid gushing about their interview subjects, and while I've tried to uphold that edict throughout my career, in this case it'...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

First Nighter: Three Overly Similar Entries From Manhattan's January Festivals

David Finkle | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.

I Married Spock

Les Trent | Posted 03.16.2014 | Good News
Les Trent

It hit me out the blue. In warp-speed you might say. Our life together is like an episode of the original Star Trek and my wife has taken all of the c...

Miami-Based Independent Filmmakers Create Sci-Fi Film Festival

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 03.16.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

Science fiction will be celebrated in Miami this weekend. The first Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi) will take place January 17-19. Fifty films created by U.S. and international independent filmmakers are scheduled to be screened.

NFTE Philadelphia's Advocate, Cynthia Gouw: Actress, Journalist, Model and Community Activist

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Cynthia Gouw's career is built on reinvention -- she went from model, to actress, to journalist, from an aspiring lawyer, to fearless advocate for Asian American culture, to compassionate community activist.

'Star Trek' Could Have Been A Lot Sillier

Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

We don't remember "Star Trek" having this much dancing... Or Captain Kirk falling off his chair. That's because Slacktory is back with another fun...

Doctor Who's Imperfect 50th Anniversary Nonetheless Sets a Challenge for Star Trek

William Bradley | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The verdict on Doctor Who's 50th anniversary year? Good, but too sparse. The final season for Matt Smith's Doctor got short-shrift by being cut in half, with the first half shown in 2012 and the second in the anniversary year 2013.

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

When Will We Build the Starship Enterprise?

Seth Shostak | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

When will we be able to floor the accelerator and get to another star system in a time that's short enough that the crew doesn't lose interest or simply start killing one another?

The Logic of Gifting Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.