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New Star Trek Series Will Be a CBS Streaming Exclusive

New Star Trek Series Will Be a CBS Streaming Exclusive

Star Trek fans, you’re getting a new series. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s going to stream exclusively on a platform that you probably don’t use. CBS All Access, the network’s on-demand streaming platform, will be the exclusive home to the new Star Trek TV series. It’s set to debut in January, 2017. CBS All Access …

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Yvonne Craig, Best-Known as Batgirl in the 1960s ‘Batman’ Series, Has Died At 78

Yvonne Craig, who played the sexy, crime-fighting Batgirl in the 1960s iconic television series Batman, has died at the age of 78. According to her family, Yvonne Craig died Monday at her Los Angeles home from complications from breast cancer. Craig began her career as the youngest ballet dancer of The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with which she toured …

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George Takei Talks ‘Star Trek’ Costar William Shatner, Doesn’t Need to Forgive Him

George Takei and William Shatner starred together in Star Trek, but the two haven’t gotten along in years. For the first time since their rift, George Takei is speaking out about the supposed feud, saying it is over. Takei claims William Shatner uses their non-friendship for publicity purposes. “It’s not tension, it’s all coming from Bill,” the 78-year-old said in …

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Nichelle Nichols, Uhura of ‘Star Trek,’ Suffers Mild Stroke, Is ‘Resting Comfortably’

Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the original Star Trek series as Lieutenant Uhura, has reportedly suffered a mild stroke. According to Nichelle Nichols’ rep Michael Conley, the 82-year-old actress has been hospitalized and is stable. “Nichelle Nichols is resting comfortably and undergoing tests. We do not have a prognosis yet but everyone’s prayers and well wishes are appreciated,” he told …

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Kate Mulgrew Was Born With Teeth, Gave Up a Baby

Kate Mulgrew is seeing a career resurgence as Red with Orange is the New Black, but to millions she will always be Captain Katherine Janeway of the U.S.S. Voyager. Kate Mulgrew is more than just the two roles she happens to be best known for. And now she is telling that story in a new memoir titled Born With Teeth. …

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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. Yep, the language of the Klingons, which first appeared in 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will soon be an …

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Leonard Nimoy Remembered in Poignant Tribute by ‘Big Bang Theory’

Leonard Nimoy has been remembered since his death last week by celebrities, by Trekkies and by fans alike. However, one of the most poignant homages came from the CBS show The Big Bang Theory. Thursday night’s episode ended with a black-and-white portrait of Nimoy with the words, “The impact you had on our show and on our lives is everlasting.” …

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Leonard Nimoy: ‘Star Trek’s’ Mr. Spock Laid to Rest in L.A. on Sunday

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his Star Trek role of Mr. Spock, was laid to rest in a private funeral service in L.A. on Sunday. Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83, having suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease–known as COPD. Being raised Jewish, Leonard Nimoy would normally have been buried 24 hours following his passing. Since Jewish tradition …

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Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral: William Shatner Under Fire for Not Attending

Leonard Nimoy’s funeral was held on Sunday, with William Shatner noticeably absent. Shatner–known for his role as Captain Kirk alongside Leonard Nimoy’s Mr. Spock in Star Trek–made it clear ahead of time he wouldn’t be able to attend. On Saturday, Shatner tweeted his followers, saying he was in Florida doing charity work for the Red Cross, and wouldn’t be able …

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Nichelle Nichols Remembers Star Trek Costar Leonard Nimoy, Whose Heart Was ‘Bigger Than the Universe’

Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, remembered costar Leonard Nimoy Friday as “a true force of strength and his character was that of a champion.” “Leonard’s integrity and passion as an actor and devotion to his craft helped transport STAR TREK into television history,” Nichelle Nichols said in a statement to People …

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Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83, Friends, Family, And Fans React

Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. Nimoy was victim to end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD was a disease that Leonard Nimoy wrestled with because of his years of smoking, even though he quit almost 30 years ago. Leonard Nimoy was most popular for his role as Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but …

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Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the iconic Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV show and films, died Friday at the age of 83. He had end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed the actor’s passing. More than just an actor, Leonard Nimoy made a name for himself in the many of the art worlds. …

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Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet Is Beautiful

You’ve probably already heard the sad news coming out of Los Angeles today, that Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died. Nimoy, logical on screen and off, died at his home on Friday at the age of 83. Nimoy’s wife Susan confirmed that the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness Nimoy had been battling for …

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Zoe Saldana Svelte, Sexy Weeks After Babies Born

Zoe Saldana is looking rather svelte and quite sexy just over ten weeks after giving birth to twins. The Book of Life star wore a knee-length black dress, featuring a polka-dot bodice to the 2015 VES Awards in Beverly Hills last week. She complemented her look with black patent leather pumps and bright red lipstick. Saldana and husband Marco Perego …

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Zoe Saldana and Husband Marco Perego Welcome Twin Boys, a ‘Dream Come True For Both of Them’

Zoe Saldana and her husband, Marco Perego, are the proud parents of twin boys. According to a source for E! News, mother and baby boys are happy and healthy. “She had her twins,” a source told the website, adding that the new parents “are both so excited.” “They are surrounded by family and friends. All that matters now to Zoe …

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Stephen Hawking: I’d Like To Play A Bond Villain

When you think of James Bond villains, you usually have an image in your head of some stern looking bald guy in a chair petting a white Turkish Angora cat, or a short man that throws a razor brimmed bowler hat. That’s not meant to rhyme. Professor Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author of A Brief History …

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Jeri Ryan Heads to ‘NCIS’ As Gibbs’ Ex-Wife

Jeri Ryan of Body of Proof, Leverage, Boston Public, and Star Trek fame is headed for NCIS where she will play the “missing” second ex-wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon). She will be introduced to the hit CBS show in January of 2015. Showrunner Gary Glasberg revealed the heightening storyline several months back. “I can promise you …

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Star Trek’s Uhura Stopped in LAX for Meth

Nichelle Nichols is 81 years old. So when meth fell out of her suitcase at LAX airport, it stands to reason that security was a bit shocked. Talk about “boldly going.” But, as there usually is, there is more to the story. According to a report from TMZ, Nichols, famous for playing Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek television …

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Star Trek: TNG Cast Would Not Want to Be in Upcoming Trek Film

Cast members of Star Trek: The Next Generation were on hand at the New York Comic-Con on Tuesday to mingle with fans, sign autographs, and answer questions. William Shatner moderated the panel event, which included TNG alumni Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, and John de Lancie. The topic of the upcoming …

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William Shatner Confirms Offer to Return to Upcoming Star Trek Film

Let every voice lift up. William Shatner may be coming back to Star Trek on the big screen after all! After the rumor mill ground heavily last week about the possibility that William Shatner might be called upon to play Kirk once again in the upcoming Star Trek 3 installment, those rumors were doused by Shatner himself on his Twitter …

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Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner to Reunite in Star Trek 3?

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner will reportedly appear together in a scene in the upcoming film, Star Trek 3. Trekkies around the world are likely holding their breath in hopes that a confirmation of such a statement soon goes viral. To have Mr. Spock and Captain James T. Kirk together on the big screen will no doubt be a long-awaited …

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Star Trek 3: Zachary Quinto Lets Something Slip

It seems like the Star Trek movies can’t come fast enough. Ever since finding out who Benedict Cumberbatch really was in the Star Trek: Into Darkness film, Trek fans have been waiting for more news on upcoming sequels. Will we see the new take on the Klingons again? Will any more of the original timeline characters make their way to …

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Star Trek: Neil deGrasse Tyson Names His Favorite Captain

It’s an argument that Trek fans have battled about since the third season of TNG: Which Star Trek series captain is best? Originally, it was just a Kirk vs. Picard argument. Then Janeway got rolled into the mix. If you walk around at a Trek convention or Comic-Con asking the question, you could damn near start a Palin-esque brawl in …

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George Takei for New Star Trek Film?

The rumors about the next Star Trek film are already heating up. Comments by some folks associated with the upcoming production, currently slated for a 2016 release, have fans hoping for a Trek that is even more akin to the Original Series that it rebooted. Sure, the alternate timeline approach allows for variation, but it is familiar characters and settings …

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Star Trek: TOS Gets Final Two Years of Original Mission, Thanks to Fans

Star Trek: The Original Series, as the television show that started it all is called nowadays, had a problem. The show’s iconic intro voiceover proclaimed that the U.S.S. Enterprise has a “five-year mission”, but the show was canceled after only three seasons. Of course, it’s not like Star Trek went the way of Firefly. The TOS cast went on to …

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George Takei Tells Facebook: If You Don’t Like His Humor, You Can Unfriend Him

George Takei knows that not everyone will get his humor. Takei has said that he uses his humor to draw attention to causes dear to his heart, like marriage equality. In fact, it was that very thing that caused him to come out in the first place. Rather than rave and rant, Takei chooses to use humor as his weapon. …

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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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