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Glenn Beck Uses Star Trek To Explain Good vs. Evil March 21, 2011

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Today saw another intersection between poltics and Star Trek. This time it was conservative commentator Glenn Beck who used the Star Trek episode "The Savage Curtain" to set up a discussion on good vs. evil. Check out the clip below.

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AUDIO: NASA Wakes Up Discovery Astronauts With Star Trek “Amok Time” Fight Music March 4, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Music,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Today the astronauts on Shuttle Discovery got a special bonus Star Trek wakeup call. We have previously reported that the original Star Trek theme was voted to be one of the final wakeup calls, but that wont be until next week, but this morning NASA sent up the fight song from Amok Time. Take a listen below.

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Paul Giamatti Wants To Play Klingon In Star Trek Sequel + Stephen Fry Does Klingon Opera February 28, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Another high profile actor has expressed interest in appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. This time it is recent Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti who wants to know what it will take to land a job as a Klingon. In other famous face as Klingon news, Brit actor and humorist Stephen Fry joined a production of Hamlet in Klingon for a new documentary. Details and photos below.

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Christian Slater Brings Star Trek Captain’s Chair To His New Sitcom ‘Breaking In’ February 24, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links,Humor , comments closed

Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.

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Star Trek A ‘Driving Vision’ For IBM’s Jeopardy Winning Computer Watson February 17, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This week the big news in computers is Watson, IBM’s new supercomputer that took on the champions of Jeopardy, and won. And it turns out that this revolutionary new technology is yet another giant leap inspired by Star Trek. Details below.

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Maryland Senate Warned Of Star Trek’s Data and Android Marriage February 10, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,TNG , comments closed

This week has brought another intersection between Star Trek and politics. This time in a public hearing over marriage legislation in Maryland an argument was made warning of a future Data-like android from Star Trek: The Next Generation being able to marry.

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Watch Vulcan Nerve Pinch From Last Night’s Chuck November 16, 2010

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The NBC spy series Chuck has has a few Star Trek reference and guest cameos over the years, with another coming last night, in the form of a Vulcan nerve pinch ‘learned from Star Trek’. Check it out below.

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Watch Will Ferrell Sing Theme To Star Trek November 5, 2010

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Another video treat for the day comes from an ABC News interview with comedian Will Ferrell, who reveals that he began his career doing Star Trek comedy. Watch Will sing the theme to Star Trek below.

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Australian News Site Issues Apology and Correction For Inaccurate Star Trek Article (and still gets it wrong) November 4, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Books,Fandom,Great Links,Humor , comments closed

Star Trek fans are notoriously nitpicky and an Australian news site found that out this week and went so far as to publish an apology for getting their facts wrong in an article talking about Enterprises.  

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Star Trek’s Vulcans Brought Up In Supreme Court Arguments On Violent Video Games Ban Case November 2, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Games,Great Links , comments closed

Just a week ago we reported how the Texas Supreme Court had cited a Vulcan axiom in an official decision, and now today comes news that Vulcans have shown up again, this time in oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, hearing a case on video game violence.   

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Infographic: LeVar Burton At Center of Horror Universe October 29, 2010

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We have a special Halloween themed image of the day that takes a "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" look at LeVar Burton and finds that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi LaForge is at the nexus of the horror universe. Check it out below.

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Vulcan Axiom From Star Trek II Cited By Texas Supreme Court – Nicholas Meyer Responds October 27, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links , comments closed

Star Trek has been influential in pop culture and society for over four decades, but now it has gone a step farther to becoming a legal precedent. In a new ruling, the Texas Supreme Court has specifically cited the "the needs of the many…" axiom from Star Trek II. Details below, plus exclusive reaction from Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer.   

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Watch Star Trek Appears In This Week’s (and Next Week’s) “Community” October 22, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

While many geeks may prefer the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory for their cultural references, the NBC comedy Community, also airing at 8PM on Thursdays, is also full of pop culture, including last night’s episode which dipped into Star Trek. And next week it looks like they will have more Trek fun. Watch the clips below.

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Klingons Invade UK Politics On BBC Panel Show [VIDEO] October 14, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed

2010 continues to be the year of the Klingons. Today the Empire appears to have invaded British politics, with a Star Trek-themed discussion on a UK panel show about how the Klingons would fit into the government. Watch the clip below.

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VIDEO: Sheldon Builds Transporter For New Big Bang Theory Promo September 21, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

The nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory is well known for referencing sci-fi and especially Star Trek, and so to announce their move from Monday to Thursday they made a Trek-errific promo, check it out below.

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Infographic: Star Trek Explains Local Swedish Politics September 15, 2010

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The image of the day is an infographic from today’s edition of the Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan, which has a two page spread using Star Trek characters to explain how municipal politics work in the town of Lund.

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Great Links: Summer Movies as TNG Episodes + Kirk Audio + Trek Toilet + Spock Dog + more September 4, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

It has been a while since TrekMovie has done a Great Links collection, so it is time to catch up. This week we have links looking at the summer movies as TNG episodes, Trekkies topping another list, two instances of Kirk-inspired audio, a Trek-inspired toilet and more, including Spock the dog.
 

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The VA Uses Star Trek For Anti-Flu Poster August 19, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed

There are many lessons that can be learned from Star Trek. This has now been recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs who have gone to the final frontier to get out a message about how to avoid the flu.

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Spock Voted Favorite Alien – But Kirk 12th Favorite Hero? August 18, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The venerable UK sci-fi magazine SFX is celebrating their 200th issue with a countdown of the top 200 sci-fi and fantasy characters based on polling from the magazine readers. They have released Top 20 polls in a number of categories, with Star Trek’s Mr. Spock coming out on top in the Favorite Alien list, but Captain Kirk is only 12th in the favorite hero list? More details below.

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Video of the Day: Fan Sings Star Trek The Next Generation Theme Song August 16, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A Star Trek-themed video is going viral today featuring a Trek fan who decided to add lyrics to the theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check out the TNG song below.
 

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