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Happy World Vegetarian Day to Our Favorite TV Herbivores

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 1st 2010 10:40AM
Lisa SimpsonIt's the most important holiday EVER today. No, not my birthday, it's World Vegetarian Day!

As one of the token vegetarians around the TV Squad offices, I know all about the hardships of choosing to remain meat-free. But hey, I'm not alone. I've got millions of other vegetarian and vegan brethren -- even fictional ones!

In honor of this joyous holiday, I'm grilling up some tofu and paying respect to some of TV's best vegetarians. There aren't many TV characters who are vegetarians, and there's a surprising lack of male vegetarians, but it is easy to play favorites.

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'Star Trek' Fan Quickly Lists All 79 Episodes in Order

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 24th 2010 1:25PM
No, there's nothing geeky about this at all.

This guy is not only a big fan of the original 'Star Trek,' he can list every single episode (all 79 of them) in order in just over a minute and a half! SciFiWire.com says this was done at the World Record Appreciation Society event at Joe's Pub in NYC.



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Star Trek sequel in 2012?

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 9th 2010 11:00AM
Star TrekIt was announced that the sequel to the recent Star Trek movie is going to be released on May 29th, 2012. This means we'll be able to catch the next Star Trek movie before the world ends, according to the Mayans.

Of course, a sequel was inevitable due to the fact that Star Trek was pretty much the biggest (and in my opinion the best) movie of this past summer. Paramount likely signed all the actors involved to multiple-movie contracts, so getting them back isn't an issue.

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Set phasers to 'intoxicating' with new Star Trek cologne

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 5th 2009 9:02AM
Red Shirt Cologne from Genki WearThe merchandise opportunities for classic shows like Star Trek has been outlandish, to say the very least.

You can show your financial love for Star Trek by buying Star Trek toys, Star Trek apparel, Star Trek cell phones, Star Trek Pez dispensers, Star Trek burial coffins, Star Trek living room furniture
and even Star Trek erotic theme art. Don't click that last link if you're at work, school or don't really want to know what James Doohan would look like spread eagle on a Tribble skin rug.

Now the folks at Genki Wear, a geek themed jewelry manufacturer, have helped the Enterprise explore a strange new world of merchandising and seek out new lifeline accounts and financial liquidations with a line of Star Trek-inspired cologne and perfumes.

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Leonard Nimoy once made a music video

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 3rd 2009 5:06PM
William Shatner and Leonard NimoyI was aware that, like fellow Star Trek icon William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy released an album or two in his day. I wasn't aware, however, that Nimoy made a music video that accompanied one of the songs on those albums.

The song is "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" and was released in 1968 (which was during his run on Star Trek) on an album called The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy. I'm surprised this video did not get more air time on MTV back in the day. Perhaps it should be considered for VH1. More info, and the video, is after the jump.

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PC guy John Hodgman wows them at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 20th 2009 6:12PM
You know John Hodgman as the PC guy in all of those Mac commercials (or perhaps from The Daily Show). I don't know if he really uses a PC in real life (he could very well be a Mac guy), but I do know that he's a very funny man. Last night he spoke at the Radio and TV Correspondents Dinner, and gave a very clever speech about President Obama, nerds, geeks, jocks, and Star Trek. You can tell Obama genuinely enjoyed the speech.

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Is there hope for a new Star Trek TV show?

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 15th 2009 2:02PM
star trek bryan fuller logo... Bryan Fuller thinks so. The former Star Trek: Voyager producer and current Heroes scribe told Sci Fi Wire that he'd love to create a new Star Trek series.

"I think that a Star Trek TV series is probably a couple years away, just to let the feature franchise breathe," the Pushing Daisies creator said, adding that any new Trek series should take place in the universe seen in J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek movie.

Fuller said a new Trek series shouldn't focus on the Enterprise crew – he thinks the Federation flagship should stick to the big screen – but on a new ship with a new crew and "an entirely new adventure."

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GoAnimate brings Star Trek characters to fan animations

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jun 7th 2009 1:42PM
Three new classic Star Trek charcters are joining GoAnimate's line-up.With J.J. Abrams' Star Trek topping the box office charts, fans can now shape their Trekker energies into fresh, free cartoons with new characters added to the GoAnimate.com line-up.

The do-it-yourself cartoon site wrapped a licensing agreement with Paramount and CBS early in 2009, allowing fans to use stylized versions of classic Trek characters, sets and props in original short animations. Setting up an account is free - unless you count the time you're going to burn making your cartoon.

In addition to Kirk, Spock and other familar faces, the site just upped the supporting player factor with usable avatars of the Gorn, alien female Mara, Klingons and Nurse Chapel.

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Should Shatner be in the next Star Trek movie?

by Bob Sassone, posted May 26th 2009 8:18AM
ShatnerSo William Shatner says he hasn't seen the new Star Trek movie yet. But he says that he knows it has gotten some great reviews and he's really looking forward to seeing it. He also says he'd delighted to be in the next movie.

So what do you think? Is having Shatner in the next movie a great way to please old Trek fans or do you think having yet another character from the original series would be pushing it, considering they already had Leonard Nimoy in the first one (which is pretty much how I'm leaning)?

Should Shatner be in the next Trek movie?
Yes! He's Captain Kirk for crying out loud!570 (37.3%)
No way. It would be contrived and lame705 (46.2%)
Yes, but only if he plays Denny Crane252 (16.5%)

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Jimmy Fallon takes on Vulcan gangsta rap

by Brad Trechak, posted May 21st 2009 7:01PM
Admittedly, I haven't been watching Jimmy Fallon's new late night talk show. I found this video segment from the show online and couldn't resist sharing. Fallon seems to be giving out a hipster geek vibe with his character of TuSpock (a combination of Tupac Shakur and Mr. Spock from Star Trek). That sort of humor is usually reserved for Mr. Fallon's alma mater of Saturday Night Live.

The make-up was excellent. Fallon even has the same look and body type as the original Spock (and wouldn't that have been a surprise piece of casting for the recent movie). The appearance of the rapper Tariq from the group The Roots as Captain Kirk was a nice touch.

Hopefully this sort of intelligent, subversive humor will be the rule for Fallon and not the exception. If he keeps up with sketches like this one, I may have to catch his show sometime (at least on Hulu).

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Star Trek is Star Wars (not really, but this is funny)

by Bob Sassone, posted May 15th 2009 3:39PM
First let me say that I loved the new big screen Star Trek movie. But I have to admit that this video below from CollegeHumor is rather accurate. Maybe it's just because of the genre and the characters and not lazy storytelling.


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Star Trek's Journey to Babel: Standout Episode for Mother's Day

by Allison Waldman, posted May 10th 2009 9:03AM
Spock and his momToday is Mother's Day, and while J.J. Abrams' new big screen version of Star Trek re-imagines the mythology of the Enterprise crew and vanquishes Spock's mother Amanda in an alternate time line, I prefer to remember Spock's mother the way she was on television. On the original Star Trek episode that aired on November 17, 1967, "Journey to Babel," introduced Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his lovely human wife Amanda, when they boarded the Enterprise on a diplomatic mission. It was a shock to Captain Kirk to discover that the elegant older couple were not merely envoys, they were in fact, Spock's parents.

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New Star Trek kicks the ass of every other Star Trek

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 8th 2009 10:02AM
The cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek

I'm not the kind of person who normally resorts to pumping something full of hype, but if you are reading this and haven't seen the new big-screen adaptation of Star Trek, you need to be tied to something heavy so that "certain" people can know your whereabouts at all times.

J.J. Abrams' new vision of TV's original Star Trek has everything you expect from a summer movie flick that costs $150 million to make and $8.25 a ticket: laughs, big explosions, smokin' hot alien babes who spend the majority of their screen time in skimpy underwear.

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Fringe: The Road Not Taken

by Jane Boursaw, posted May 6th 2009 8:31AM
Fringe: The Road Not Taken
(S01E19) It's an interesting premise. That we can have several different alternative realities, and if the brainwaves are hitting just right, we have the option to see more than one reality. Or in this case, more than one charred body.

I must say, Olivia handled it way better than I would have. I would have been FREAKING OUT and curled into a fetal position if the whole time-shift thing was happening before my eyes. But she took it all in stride, using it to help solve the case and find the twin sister in the lab. But oy ... what a shocker ...

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Star Trek: The Lost Generation (same actor, wrong toy!)

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 30th 2009 3:15PM
I love stuff like this. The Fine Brothers have created another clever Lost parody, Star Trek: The Lost Generation. It's a celebration of Lost and the new Star Trek film. The crew of the Enterprise somehow gets stuck on the Lost island and not only have to deal with Jack and Sawyer and Locke but also different versions (different doll versions) of themselves. There's an appearance by a few other time-travelling pop culture figures too.

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