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Star Trek Sends Pets Walking

Solid debut for 'Beyond' in franchise's latest installment

(Newser) - After weeks atop the box office, Secret Life of Pets isn't so secret anymore, and Star Trek Beyond went boldly to the No. 1 spot, scoring a $59.6 million to Pets' $29.3 million. With Idris Elba debuting as villain Krall, the film notched an 84% rating on... More »

Original Trek Fans Will Love This Movie

It's 'like a souped-up version of the old show'

(Newser) - We already know one character turns out to be gay , but what else can you expect from Star Trek Beyond , in which the Starship Enterprise falls to pieces and its crew ends up scattered across the planet Altamid? Well, contrary to what George Takei might think , original creator Gene Roddenberry... More »

George Takei Is Not Happy With Star Trek's First Gay Character

'It's a twisting of Gene's creation'

(Newser) - John Cho of Star Trek Beyond drops a bomb in a new interview with the Herald Sun : His character—Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise—(spoiler alert) will be revealed as a gay man who has a daughter with his partner. "I liked the approach, which was not... More »

Actor Who Played Chekov in 'Star Trek' Reboot Dies

Anton Yelchin was 27

(Newser) - The actor who played Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek series has died in a "freak accident," TMZ reports. Anton Yelchin, 27, was killed after his vehicle rolled down the steep driveway of his Studio City home and pinned him against a brick mailbox and security gate, the... More »

There's a Weird Battle Going on Over Klingon

Paramount claims the use of Klingon in a fan film amounts to copyright infringement

(Newser) - Live long and copyright many things. Thus Paramount Pictures hopes to prosper as it wages a legal battle with the makers of popular Kickstarter crowdfunded Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar. Paramount claims the film's use of the fictional language Klingon adds up to copyright infringement; the filmmakers... More »

Star Trek Creator's Old Documents Finally Decoded

Documents on nearly 200 floppy disks have been recovered

(Newser) - A data recovery company has boldly gone where no man has gone before (or at least in 30 or so years): Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's extensive floppy disk collection. The Roddenberry estate handed over nearly 200 wildly outdated floppy disks to DriveSavers, hoping the company could retrieve whatever... More »

Man Brings a Bat'leth to a Trash Fight

Damn Klingons

(Newser) - Newser Note: For maximum impact, please listen to this song while reading the following story. KREM reports an argument about garbage escalated—as they are wont to do—until one neighbor was threatening another with a weapon straight out of Star Trek. Carlo Cerutti, 50, has been charged with assault... More »

Star Trek Actress Charged With Indecent Exposure

Jennifer Ann Lien played Kes on 'Voyager'

(Newser) - A former actress on the Star Trek: Voyager television series has been arrested in eastern Tennessee and is accused of exposing herself to children. Multiple media outlets report that 41-year-old Jennifer Ann Lien, who played "Kes" on the TV show, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure... More »

Star Trek's 'Uhura' Has Stroke

Actress Nichelle Nichols is recuperating

(Newser) - Another jolt for Star Trek fans: Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura, suffered a mild stroke last night, according to a post on her Facebook page . "She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was," says the post. Space.com notes that Nichols,... More »

William Shatner 'Can't Make It' to Nimoy's Service

Says he 'feels awful,' proposes online gathering

(Newser) - One familiar face who apparently won't be appearing at Spock's funeral : Kirk. William Shatner tweeted today that he "can't make it" to Leonard Nimoy's memorial service tomorrow because he's currently in Florida doing charity work, Gawker reports. Noting that he had "agreed to... More »

Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83

Star Trek's 'Spock' died of lung disease

(Newser) - He lived long and prospered: Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock of Star Trek fame, died this morning at the age of 83. Nimoy died at home of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife tells the New York Times . Nimoy discussed his struggle with the disease last year , blaming... More »

Star Trek Actress: Sun Revolves Around the Earth

Kate Mulgrew narrates documentary about geocentricity

(Newser) - Kate Mulgrew starred in one of the most futuristic entertainment franchises around—she played Capt. Kathryn Janeway in the Star Trek series Voyager and film Nemesis—but apparently the idea that the sun is the center of the solar system is a little too futuristic for her. Mulgrew narrates The ... More »

NSA Chief Built Star Trek-Inspired War Room

Had 'Information Dominance Center' made by Hollywood set designer

(Newser) - Buried in a lengthy Foreign Policy profile on NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is this fascinating tidbit: When running the US Army's Intelligence and Security Command, he had its base of operations at Fort Belvoir—called the Information Dominance Center—built to look like the bridge of the USS... More »

Star Trek Replicator to Become a Reality on ISS

NASA is sending it a 3-D printer made for microgravity

(Newser) - Delivering supplies to astronauts in space is kinda tricky. So NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station next year, to test whether the technology can work in microgravity. If it does, the ISS will get a permanent printer in 2015, so it can make things like... More »

Original Klingon Dead at 91

Michael Ansara lived long and prospered as Kang on 3 iterations of 'Trek'

(Newser) - Michael Ansara, who played Klingon villain Kang on three versions of Star Trek, died this week at his home in California, according to his former agent, CNN reports. He was 91. Ansara was born in Syria, and moved to the US at age 2. He appeared on the original Star ... More »

Astronomers Ignore People's Pick for Pluto Moon Name

Moons named Styx and Kerberos, despite William Shatner's campaign

(Newser) - Though Star Trek fans (led by William Shatner) overwhelmingly won an online vote to name one of Pluto's recently found moons "Vulcan" earlier this year, the International Astronomical Union has decided against the moniker. It has named the former planet's fourth and fifth moons "Styx" and... More »

Star Trek Writer Sorry About That Underwear Scene

Alice Eve in bra, undies 'gratuitous,' Damon Lindelof admits

(Newser) - There's a scene in the new Star Trek movie in which a female character, played by Alice Eve, strips down to her underwear before donning a torpedo-disarming outfit. Cue uproar. It seems that fans felt the scene was completely unnecessary, and writer Damon Lindelof recently issued a sort of... More »

Trek Blasts to No. 1

'Into Darkness' tops box office, but not at warp speed

(Newser) - The Star Trek franchise may be living long, but it hasn't quite prospered as well as expected this time around. Star Trek Into Darkness topped the box office charts in its opening weekend, but "only" made $84.1 million domestically—well under the $100 million many had expected,... More »

Star Trek Goes Boldly, Triumphs

JJ Abrams' latest wins over critics, if not Trekkies

(Newser) - Four years after he first thrilled audiences and annoyed hard core Trekkies with Star Trek, JJ Abrams is back with Star Trek Into Darkness, and critics are gushing over it, saying it's even more thrilling—and perhaps even more likely to annoy fans. More »

Google Really Is Trying to Be the Star Trek Computer

Farhad Manjoo discovers that Google's obsession is real

(Newser) - For years, when Google employees likened their projects to the Star Trek computer, Farhad Manjoo dismissed it as a convenient media metaphor. "Google is very likely the nerdiest large company on earth; of course its employees like Star Trek," he writes in Slate . But after many, many references,... More »

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