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Shatner-NASA Twitter Exchange

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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An exchange between NASA and William Shatner on Twitter brought smiles to fans of both.

Back in 2013, Shatner tweeted Astronaut Chris Hadfield, to ask if the astronaut was live-tweeting from space. “@WilliamShatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain,” replied Hadfield. “And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface.”

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Takei’s Hiroshima Family Tragedy

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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George Takei lost family members in the August 6, 1945 atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.

In a new episode of Takei’s online series Takei’s Take, the actor returns to the city to “explore the effects” of the attack on the city.

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Picardo In Sci-Fi Thriller Occupants

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo will be taking part in Occupants, an independent film currently in the fundraising process.

Deep-pocketed donors to the project can even score a small part in the film and act alongside Picardo.

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Takei To Host Pittsburgh Symphony PNC Pops’ Sci-Fi Spectacular

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Attention fellow Yinzers: Star Trek‘s George Takei is coming to town to helm a series of concerts starring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The shows will be held November 14-16 at Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Kurtzman In Mummy Talks

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessAlex Kurtzman is in “final negotiations” to direct The Mummy.

Kurtzman is already one of the producers of the movies along with Chris Morgan and Sean Daniel. Bobby Cohen is The Mummy‘s executive producer.

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Moore: No Deep Space Nine Regrets

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Star Trek Writer/Producer Ronald D. Moore participated in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session and spoke about his time working on Star Trek and on Trek’s future.

Topics included how he got into writing for Trek, Deep Space Nine, Dukat, Q, favorite memories from his time on The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Generations‘ Soran.

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Pegg Star Wars Rumor

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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If rumors prove to be true, Simon Pegg might be making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Pegg was asked directly if he would be taking part in the latest Star Wars movie, but he didn’t say either yes or no.

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Siddig To Join Game Of Thrones

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig will be joining the cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones for Season Five.

The announcement that Siddig would be one of nine new actors joining Game of Thrones came Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con.

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Horse 1, Shatner 0

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Those attending last week’s San Diego Comic-Con were surprised to see William Shatner in a wheelchair.

Shatner was in the wheelchair due to a leg injury.

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Drexler TV Alert

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Doug Drexler will be a judge on this week’s American Gangster episode of Face Off.

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. Each week the artists are tasked with using their considerable talent to create original movie-worthy characters such as aliens, human-animal hybrids, horror villains, cyborgs and others.”

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MicroWarriors Releases Next Week

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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MicroWarriors, a new documentary film that explores the world of beneficial bacteria, will be released on DVD on August 1.

The film was narrated by Leonard Nimoy, directed by his son Adam Nimoy, and co-produced by his daughter Julie Nimoy.

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To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.

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Mulgrew: Playing Red

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew spoke about playing Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange is the New Black.

Mulgrew was interested in playing the character of Red because she was different than the usual type of character.

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A Baby For Saldana

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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After weeks of online speculation, Zoë Saldana‘s publicist has told The Hollywood Reporter that the actress is pregnant.

Saldana married husband Marco Perego last summer.

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Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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J.J. Abrams has announced the creation of Star Wars: Force For Change, and an opportunity for a lucky fan to win a small role in Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars: Force For Change is “dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems” via UNICEF‘s Innovation Labs.

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