Tag Archives: Star Trek

Kirk!

Stardate 70120.6: Science Officer Personal Log Our continuing mission continues. We ventured across the tidal estuary know as Hudson, rode a great escalator and arrived  in the Center of Javits. There we encountered this native of the northern lands.No longer telling fans “To get a life!” Advertisements

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Encounter at Not-So-Farpoint

Stardate 70060.5: Science Officer Personal Log As part of our continuing mission, we journeyed deep into territory controlled by Stephen King, author of the Beamer’s June 2016 book. There we discovered this strange creature in the not-so-horrific environs of Penobscot Bay.I’m a pillow, not an action figure!

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Is there in truth no beauty?

Germain Lussier on io9/Gizmodo reports on one of the more intriguing commemorations for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years exhibit, which is kicking its tour off at San Diego Comic-Con this week before hitting the road and visiting all the Usual Suspects (Las Vegas, Toronto, NYC, et al.).  …

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Dying of Litigation in the Icy Cold of Space

  It’s 50 years since the airing of the original Star Trek series. And the lawyers at Foley Hoag have put together a detailed list of 50 of the more memorable litigated disputes. Not surprisingly, there is an emphasis on intellectual properties. Anyone remember the Romulans, a puck rock band out of California? Probably not …

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This is Just Loonie

The official Royal Canadian mint has issued, and is selling, real currency coins to commemorate the 5oth anniversary of Star Trek, some in the shape of the Star Trek delta.

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The way we were, Stardate 1976

AV Club, following up on Boing Boing, is reporting that caricaturist Sam Klemke has digitized and posted this Super 8 video that he shot of a Star Trek convention held in the Northglenn Mall in Denver, Colorado during the Great Trek Out (1970-1979). Included in the video are views of Leonard Nimoy signing autographs, clearly …

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Fascinating, Number Two …

Gary and Leah Whitta, stone Star Trek fans and parents, have written a very serious manual of potty training using Vulcan philosophy as a basis for bringing your young’un to the porcelain throne without fear.  OK, it is a serious as a Vulcan potty training manual can be, but they have used the advice therein …

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“I Am Not,” Spock

Leonard Nimoy dies at the age of 83. Links to various obituaries and remembrances: The New York Times Variety The Hollywood Reporter The New Yorker The A.V. Club Tor.com LLAP. I have been, and shall always be, your fan.

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Spock v. Spock

I know it’s an Audi commercial, but what Star Trek fan could resist this:And Nimoy even sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (!) while driving his Mercedes-Benz. A tribble –strike that– a truss of tribbles to Beamer Nick for bringing this to our attention.

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Leonard Nimoy Sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Fascinating. Dig Leonard Nimoy and the hobbit chicks, 45 years ago.Spoiler alert for the third Hobbit movie: The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.

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