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Levar Burton's New Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Perks and Stretch Goals!

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The "Reading Rainbow" Kickstarter reached it's one million dollar goal on its FIRST DAY! When we asked Levar what has been some of the most surpris...

LeVar Burton: 'Reading Rainbow' Was The 'Best Gig I've Ever Had'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment

LeVar Burton, the man who's been blowing up the Internet lately with his wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to bring back "Reading Rainbow" sat do...

What Makes 'Phineas and Ferb' the Most Original TV Show Since Ernie Kovacs?

Michael Levin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

Phineas and Ferb is unique among TV cartoons in that it treasures the creativity and resourcefulness of kids while at the same time preserving the dignity and wisdom of parents.

'REVIEW: Oh George Orwell, We Need You More Than Ever, Ever

Danny Schechter | Posted 07.22.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

We need help, George, penetrating acronyms of government gone wild of spies and lies and the madness.

Farewell to Syfy's 'Warehouse 13' -- A Chat With Showrunner Jack Kenny

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.13.2014 | TV
Xaque Gruber

After five seasons, The Syfy Network's Warehouse 13, one of TV's most inventive science fiction series -- a smart, entertaining mix of drama, humor, the supernatural and time travel -- will air its final episode this Monday night, May 19. And I am thrilled to report it's going out on a high note.

Meet Your New 'Star Trek' Director

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2014 | Entertainment

After months of erroneous reports about who would take over the director's chair in the new "Star Trek" series' third installment, Variety reports tha...

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

9 Film Franchises That Made It To 9 Installments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Many film franchises carry on and on and on, well past presumed sell-by dates. These franchises rake in millions and sometimes billions of dollars, mo...

The 'Mad Men' Star You Forgot Was On 'Star Trek'

The Huffington Post | Jessie Heyman | Posted 04.24.2014 | TV

When Jon Hamm was being rejected from a dating show, a fellow "Mad Men" star suffered an even worse '90s fate: guest starring on "Star Trek: Deep Spac...

'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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 04.27.2014 | 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.