Star Trek: TOS
As a child of 70's & 80's, I've had an amazing fascination with the space program. From drawing pictures of Space Shuttles in my kindergarten class to visiting Space Camp shortly after the Challenger accident, it's played a significant role in my formative years. I guess that's really where my love affair with Star Trek began. I have to say that today is rather bittersweet. The internet has been buzzing with talk about the end of the Space Program, as we know it, for some time. Though, today it finally hit home for me. I watched the first shuttle, Enterprise, arrive at its new home. Greeted so graciously by one of my heroes, Mr. Leonard Nimoy. Sure, the Enterprise has been a museum piece for sometime, but its transfer to a new resting spot means that the active shuttle fleet is no longer in service. It's sad really. With a touch of bitter there's also the sweet. Leonard gave an awe inspiring speech that's sure to go down in history, at least in my mind, as one of the greats.CONTINUE READING >>
Okay, we've seen The Shat up close and person, but we've never sat down to break bread with the big man. One lucky fan can indeed claim that they've had the honor... Yeah, we're jealous. @WilliamShatner twitter follower Troy Pound was the lucky 1 millionth that earned the right to have dinner with Sir Billiam. While In South Carolina for his one man show Shatner's World: We Just Live In It, Bill made good on the promise and took Troy and his wife out to a fancy restaurant and then posted a brief video on YouTube to celebrate.
All around the globe, 4/20 is celebrated for a very special reason. No, it's not that....in fact it's something even better. It's George Takei's birthday! It seems that every year George becomes more relevant and spectacular. We've seen him a handful of times at various conventions and he's always fascinating (for the lack of a better word). In fact, George will be on stage at the upcoming Comicpalooza in Houston this May. We'll be there as well and on the edge of our seats for his panel. We love George for his acting ability, his whit, his social activism, and because he smells like a million bucks. So, on this very special day, we'd like to celebrate by watching Star Trek VI, tons of TOS, and by sending a very warm Happy Birthday to the man who helped make Trek what it is today.
Nichelle Nichols To Host Nasa's FameLab Astrobiology Finals From Atlanta Tomorrow Night (April 16th)
So, for the past 35+ years Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols has been heavily involved with NASA's public relations department. From recruiting astronauts and public speaking, to singing at the Kennedy Space Center, Nichelle has done her fair share for the space program. Tomorrow night (April 16th), the lovely lieutenant will host the finals for Nasa's FameLab Astrobiology contest, live via NasaTV and streaming on the web.
The ever popular and fantastic smelling George Takei was in Seatle over the weekend for Emeral City ComicCon. During the convention he took part in a question and answer panel hosted by none-other-than Danny Bonaduce.. Random, right? Anyway, George answered a few run of the mill questions, but one that peeked our interest was the origin of his signature catch phrase "Ohh Myyy!". According to George; it's something He's used all his life, but didn't become wide spread until The King of all Media got his hands on it.
It’s March 26th, and today is Leonard Nimoy’s 81st birthday!! Happy Birthday Mr. Nimoy!! I don’t know why, but I always feel like I need to be more grown up when I write about Leonard Nimoy. It’s not like I respect him more than the rest of the cast, but his personal grace and demeanor seem to signal my brain to “stand up tall”, “make good eye contact” and “stop using slang”. Of course…that’s all out the window tonight.CONTINUE READING >>
Hey out there, in case you haven’t heard, it’s William Shatner’s birthday! Yah, we spelled out his name for that. It’s special. It’s March 22nd, his 81st birthday and he’s showing NO signs of slowing down…or aging, for that matter. I gotta say, he looks fantastic on and off screen!! I hope I look that good when I’m 81.
Lost And Unproduced Star Trek TOS Episode 'He Walked Among Us' By Norman Spinrad, Unearthed After 45 Years
Many of you know Norman Spinrad as an award winning science fiction novelist as well as the writer of the TOS classic "Doomsday Machine". Up until recently, Norman's second, unproduced and ill-fated, Star Trek episode "He Walked Among Us" was thought to be lost to the ages.
Norman explains: "I thought the text of my original version--written on a typewriter!--was lost forever until recently a fan asked me to autograph a faded copy he had bought somewhere. I did, and in return he sent me a pdf off a scan"CONTINUE READING >>
I've said it before and will again; The Shat is a force of nature. Not only is he increasing his convention schedule this year, but he's also steering his one-man-show around this beautiful country of ours. Starting on Broadway. . LA Weekly recently sat down with Sir Billiam (thought we forgot about it, huh?) and got the chance to experience The Shat's essence while he rehearsed for the launch of Shatner's World: We Just Live in It. Where Bill revealed that he's essentially happy with the way his life has turned out.
"I'm a happy man. I'm a somewhat anxiety-ridden man right now, with opening night and all that. But in its right perspective, there should be a sense of joy about it. I'm going to open on Broadway in a one-man show. It's extraordinary. What a gift — to me!"
Yeah, I would be happy too. I mean think about, all of his conquests throughout the galaxy (great and small) and having an alien as the best man for your wedding. What's not to be happy about?CONTINUE READING >>