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Scientists Create Scaled-Down 'Trek' Tractor Beam

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Weird News

It may still be a few years away from practical use, but scientists have created a real tractor beam, like the ones featured in the "Star Trek" TV ser...

SHOCKER: J.J. Abrams Signs For 'Star Wars'

Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

The Force is strong with this one. J.J. Abrams has reportedly been selected to direct the upcoming seventh installment of George Lucas' legendary "...

James Bond? Dallas? 'Reboots' My Foot!

Mark Juddery | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As 2012 drew to a close, people were talking (as usual) about the trends of the year's films and TV shows. The word "reboot" was oft mentioned -- wrongly, most of the time.

'The Big Bang Theory' Pays Homage To 'Star Trek'

Posted 01.07.2013 | TV

"The Big Bang Theory" is paying homage to "Star Trek: The Next Generation." In the Thursday, January 10 episode of "The Big Bang Theory," the guys...

Engineer Petitions White House To Build Real-Life Starship

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 01/04/2013 07:50 AM EST on SPACE.com An engineer is petitioning the White House to study the possibility of build...

WOW: Director Grants Star Trek Fan's Dying Wish

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

A terminally ill Trekkie was given a once-in-a-lifetime gift by film director J.J. Abrams, who set up a private screening of the forthcoming sequel "S...

WATCH: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Gag Reel

Posted 03.03.2013 | TV

A new "Star Trek: The Next Generation" gag reel proves it wasn't all serious business aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. In the 10-minute video below --...

Postmodernism And The Future Of Evangelical Theology And The Christian Church

Pastor Gilford T. Monrose | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Pastor Gilford T. Monrose

Common folks within the church now read the Bible for themselves to decipher what is truth. The church was pushed out of the business of having the trademark of truth. The biggest challenge for the church now is postmodernism.

What To Watch This Christmas

Posted 12.21.2012 | TV

As Christmas Day draws nearer, the networks have begun ramping up their holiday programming, dusting off old classics like "It's A Wonderful Life" and...

Doctor Who -- Why the Critics Are Wrong

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Here, before anyone else repeats them to me, I will address the most tiresome comments from those Philistines who don't appreciate Doctor Who for the modern masterpiece that it truly is.

Benedict Cumberbatch Unveils 'Star Trek' Scenes Early!

AP | HILARY FOX | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

LONDON -- Benedict Cumberbatch has had a busy 24 hours. The British actor was nominated for a Golden Globe, chased by the paparazzi in London and unv...

New Intel on 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment

The "Star Trek Into Darkness" marketing push has already been thrown into warp drive. Over the last week, Paramount has released a teaser poster for t...

New 'Star Trek' Poster Looks Awfully Familiar

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Entertainment

The first "Star Trek Into Darkness" poster has come into light. Paramount released the one-sheet for J.J. Abrams' blockbuster sequel, though Trek f...

WATCH: Seth MacFarlane Reveals The Origins Of His 'Star Trek' Fandom

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV

Anyone who has encountered one of Seth MacFarlane's deliciously skewed creations ("Family Guy," "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show" or the movie "Ted...

Microsoft Brings 'Star Trek's Voice Translator to Life

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

Microsoft may boldly go where no one has gone before. At a demonstration in China on Oct. 25, Microsoft's chief research officer Rick Rashid revea...

Microsoft Brings Star Trek's Voice Translator to Life

www.technologyreview.com | Posted 01.09.2013 | Technology

It could be the next best thing to learning a new language. Microsoft researchers have demonstrated software that translates spoken English into spoke...

The Reading Series: Bianca Stone's "Because You Love You Come Apart"

Alina Gregorian | Posted 01.03.2013 | Books
Alina Gregorian

Ruth Stone's poem ends with the line: "I cannot live without you, oh brief and inconceivable other." And then we're brought to Bianca's reality: writing poems on typewriters, drinking wine, and the line to start it all: "This is your love speaking."

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...

WATCH: Trekkies Host Klingon Wedding

Posted 10.23.2012 | Weddings

On Friday, approximately 17,000 "trekkies" attended the Destination Star Trek London convention -- and two attendees definitely stood out from the cro...

Alternate Realities: Red and Blue America Living in Different Universes

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

American mirror realities are not just manifested in the presidential candidates or the cable networks -- rather, they exist in real time on those red and blue electoral college maps and in all the endless daily tracking polls that have been showing the election as a dead heat for weeks now.

Here Comes The Klingon Bride

Reuters | Clare Hutchison and Shadia Nasralla | Posted 12.21.2012 | Weird News

By Clare Hutchison and Shadia Nasralla LONDON (Reuters) - One couple has boldly gone where no other has gone before by tying the knot i...

Why Is Everyone So Snotty About Fan-Fiction?

Peter Damien | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Peter Damien

So these two writers walk into a bar, right? And neither of them is a horse or anything but both of them are complaining about fan-fiction, where "fans" write "fiction" based on another writer's works, then typically post them online for people to read for free.

Nerdy Shirts For The Cool Kids

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Style

Those nerdy kids in high school were right all along. Not only do they now have the coolest jobs at companies like Google and Facebook, they were also...

Legless, Headless Furball Needs A Name

AP | MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Weird News

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Anybody who doesn't think this is the cutest little news story of the day must be a Klingon. The American Heritage Center at the Un...

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.