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Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

In the Canadian Badlands, in the province of Alberta, there is a little town called Vulcan. The folks in Vulcan take the responsibility inherent in their name seriously. Every year, they host a mid-summer Star Trek celebration and festival called Spock Days. They are the Official Star Trek Capital of Canada, and the spiritual center of the Star Trek universe. …

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William Shatner Reveals Some Juicy Star Trek TNG Gossip

William Shatner is just as relevant as ever, perhaps more so. The man is a pop-culture icon, right up there with the likes of George Takei. Now the Captain/Admiral is once again mining the lode that brought him all that attention. His latest project, a new documentary William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge, takes a look at the first …

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Star Trek Secrets Revealed By William Shatner In ‘Chaos On The Bridge’ Documentary

William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge is a one-hour documentary that brings to light the tumultuous beginnings of one of the most successful franchises in TV history. Written and directed by William Shatner, Chaos on the Bridge offers an enlightening look at the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The documentary premieres on Monday on HBO …

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Star Trek Communicator Badges Coming for First Responders

The list of devices inspired by Star Trek and now available in the real world is getting longer all the time. We already have padds (Kindle and tablet devices), as well as a “transparent aluminum”, a vocal computer interface, and hypospray devices. Now a startup is taking a crack at the ubiquitous communitcator devices worn as lapel badges by later …

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Star Trek 2016 Screenplay Draft Complete

Star Trek: Into Darkness may have been the biggest disappointment for trekkies since Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, but the latest Star Trek movie topped the box office and proved that J.J. Abrams’ action-movie vision of Trek does hold some appeal for a wider movie audience. With these factors in mind, fans of the franchise are both bracing themselves …

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William Shatner, George Takei: Strange Quid Pro Quo

Over the years, the enmity between William Shatner and George Takei has popped up over and over again. The two Star Trek alum take shots at each other from time to time in the media. But no one is really sure why, other than just general incompatibility. Even Shatner himself says he is clueless about why Takei hates him. He …

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‘Star Trek 3′ Has a Confirmed Director: Roberto Orci

When it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be the director of the newest Star Wars trilogy, the entire sci-fi community almost collapsed in on itself. It wasn’t that the community thinks Abrams is a bad director or terrible person or ill-informed or anything necessarily negative; it’s just the fact that at the time of his hiring, Abrams was also …

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Star Trek’s William Shatner Afraid of Flying?

Virgin CEO Richard Branson gave Captain Kirk the chance to go into space. William Shatner turned him down, and Branson says it’s because Shatner is afraid to fly. Needless to say, this is a tale that beggars belief. Let’s look a little deeper. Virgin Galactic is a commercial spaceflight company. Their plan is to offer suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. …

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Star Trek Holodeck Gets a Step Closer to Reality

The Star Trek franchise has given us a vision of the future that looks pretty bright, for the most part. Aside from tangling with the occasional Borg cube, genetically-engineered Mexican Sikh, or omniscient smart-ass, things are almost utopian. And there are so many cool gadgets to play with: food replicators, transporters, phasers that can be adjusted to do almost anything. …

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William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for unwavering …

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Star Trek: William Shatner Is Cooler Than You

William Shatner has the life. He’s had one of those roles that was not only famous for the usual pop culture reasons, but it endeared him to a generation or two as an icon. Shatner’s voice is not just associated with Star Trek, it’s associated with space travel in general. As such, he was recently honored by NASA with a …

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Star Trek Controls Going into New U.S. Spacecraft

Star Trek-style technology is becoming reality around us everyday. We have cell phones that look like the old communicators that Kirk flipped open. E-readers like the Kindle and tablets like the iPad are a lot like the Next Generation-era padds (Personal Access Display Device) that Picard and others used. There are lots of things that we are bringing from Trek’s …

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