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Spock: Brilliant at Logic, but Really Bad at Applying It

His Vulcan mind was usually wrong when he made predictions, says author Julia Galef

(Newser) - Spock may have had a superior Vulcan mind, but he got things wrong a lot. And podcaster and author Julia Galef can prove it after poring over transcripts from Star Trek, reports Wired . Perhaps the most jarring stat is that whenever Spock described something as being "impossible," he...

Cops Saw 'Weapons All Over the Wall.' Brothers: Not Exactly

Fort Lauderdale police accused of excessive force felt threatened after seeing 'Star Trek' props: suit

(Newser) - Two police officers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who've been previously accused of what the Sun Sentinel dubs "overzealous policing" have now been hit with a lawsuit by two brothers who are claiming the same. Per the complaint filed Monday against officers Alexander Paul and Steven Pohorence, as well...

Some of Scotty's Ashes Were Smuggled Aboard the ISS

Story of James Doohan's final resting place kept secret until now

(Newser) - Star Trek's beloved Scotty was beamed up to his final resting place back in 2008, though the story wasn't made public until now. As Richard Garriott explains to the Times of London, he smuggled some of actor James Doohan's ashes when he became one of the first...

Space Force Logo Revealed, Looks a Teensy Bit Familiar

No, we are not living in the Star Trek universe

(Newser) - The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity, the AP reports. President Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which...

Obama's Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

The president laid them out while serving as guest editor for Wired

(Newser) - Perhaps lining up a post-White House gig, President Obama stepped in as guest editor for Wired this week, the AV Club reports. In addition to writing about why "now is the greatest time to be alive," he took the opportunity to list his favorite science fiction movies and...

Star Trek Sends Pets Walking
 Star Trek Sends Pets Walking 
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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...

Original Trek Fans Will Love This Movie
 Original Trek 
 Fans Will Love 
 This Movie 
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Star Trek 's 'Uhura' Has Stroke
 Star Trek's 'Uhura' Has Stroke 

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,...

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...

Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83
 Leonard Nimoy 
 Dead at 83 
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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Original Klingon Dead at 91
 Original Klingon 
 Dead at 91 
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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 ...

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