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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.

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.

J.J. Abrams Admits Keeping Khan Secret Was Mistake

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

One of the worst kept secrets in recent Hollywood memory was that Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as Khan in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness....

'Star Trek' Is Just As 'Valid' As Shakespeare

Posted 11.17.2013 | TV

Patrick Stewart knows his work as Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is just as important as his classic stage work. "If I've had a...

Google Glass: The Future of Us

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

When I wear Google Glass, people tell me I look like one of the Borg -- a fictional alien collective, from the Star Trek franchise, comprised of cyber...

'OITNB' Star Penning Memoir

AP | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Mulgrew has figured out a way to introduce her two great passions, acting and writing, to each other: She's working...

The New Dominatrixes of Empire

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Danny Schechter

Why all this official attention to so much detail? Is the danger that great and are there methods that accurate? Other experts question the underlying arrogance here and challenge the assumption that it leads to smarter policy outcomes.

Here's What Happens When You Turn A TV Show Into A Movie

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

Last week, the "Entourage" movie was finally given a green light by executives at Warner Bros. studios. That glorious update was shortly followed by t...

Has 'Star Trek 3' Found Its Director?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

Joe Cornish could replace J.J. Abrams as king of the "Star Trek" universe. That's the report from Deadline.com's Mike Fleming, who writes that Paramou...