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Today in Star Wars: Patrick Stewart vs Liam Neeson, Battle of the Action Figure Stars

On a previous The Graham Norton Show, Graham Norton brought out Liam Neeson and Patrick Stewart’s respective action figure bling and had them “duke it out.”

Funny embarrassments ensue.

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Tumblr Watch: Spock is Not Impressed

What Is It?: We were scanning our G+ stream before bedtime when we found this via +Chris Pirillo. +Sean Bonner has created your new meme, people. From what we’ve learned, submissions are pouring in. Fire up your image editing devices and get to contributing!

Where Is It?: http://spockisnotimpressed.tumblr.com/

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Good Morning, Discovery Astronauts. William Shatner Greeted Your Final Day

Yesterday, the Discovery astronauts were awakened by the sultry voice of an old school Star trek icon. No. it wasn’t George Takei. The captain of the 60s and lover of green women, William Shatner, greeted the crew with altered copy from his fame making TV series.

Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery,” said Shatner in a specially recorded introduction to the “Theme from Star Trek,” played as wake-up music at 2:23am (0723 GMT).

“Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before,” said Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the popular television and movie series

The space shuttle Discovery is set for retirement after this voyage. It makes the Space Bastard in us bittersweet.

You can hear and download the raw Air-to-Ground transmissions from the entire STS-133 mission at the NASA audio collection on Archive.org.

Drop below the cut to hear the entire wake-up playlist for STS 133.

Pointy ears should play close attention to track 5 (March 4, 2011).
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The 80s in Star Wars: Universes Collide, When Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas Met

Taken from Star Trek:The Official Fan Club newsletter (no publisher listed/1987)

via heyoscarwilde

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Today in: Fan Made Star Wars vs Star Trek Theatrical Trailer

Be prepared for excessive lens flare and midchlorian attacks.
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Thank You Internet: Patrick Stewart Knighted with a Bat’leth

In case you didn’t know. Patrick Stewart was knighted by the Queen “for reals.”

Internet added the Bat’leth afterwards (as Internet often does). The only question is, ‘how long did it take for it to happen?’

The Yorkshire-born star said he would be celebrating his knighthood with Cecil Dormand, the teacher who first encouraged him to consider acting as a profession.

“He was the one that put a copy of Shakespeare in my hand [and] said, ‘Now get up on your feet and perform’.”

Stewart’s lucky. We regret there was no teacher, in youth, that inspired us to such greatness.

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iPad Frenzy: “Captain’s Log” App Just Made Star Trek Geeks Wet their Pants

Let’s build some iPad hype, yes?

The PADD was a wondrous Star Trek device that damn damn near what any plot required in the 24th century.

The iPad is a wondrous 21st century device that Steve Jobs says will change the world as you know it.

The “Captain’s Log” is an iPad app that blends 21st century happenings with 24th century props. You bet your ass we’re gonna own the hell out of it once we own a second generation iPad.

UPDATE: Because nothing good lasts forever: ‘Star Trek app for iPad pulled after infringement complaint

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How To: Build Your Own Working Star Trek Phaser, Not a Joke

Words fail.

A Star Trek fan has modified a phaser from The Original Series and turned it into a balloon popping terror. If you want to make your own just follow his instructions.

First person to alter those specs to make it a Han Solo blaster instead of a James T. Kirk equalizer gets several pints of the finest beer from us.*

(via dvice)

*Only if we get a free working version.

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Majel Barrett-Roddenberry 1932 – 2008

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Sometimes, there are people, on this earth, that you think, ‘Nothing can touch them. They will always be here to entertain or to enlighten us.’

If only that were true.

Mr Wheaton shares a memory:

Since we got the news yesterday, a lot of people have asked me if I can tell a story as a way to remember her. I’ve dug around in the attic of my mind for hours, and the best I can do is: We always had fun when we were working on Next Generation, but when Majel was on the set, it was a party.

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New Trek Trailer Attacks: James T. Kirk Tells You His Name.

It has been decided, amongst those in control of this site (meaning me), that the area of interest this month shall be the movies. In part, it will be about a few that are out now. The other part shall be on the future flicks. Both require that trailers be available for the showing. Any opinions written afterward will be about the trailer alone and not the movie.

Yes, the month is almost done. I figure that’s more than enough days to cover the films that look worth throwing $10 at.

Let’s start with this new Star trek trailer everyone’s jawing about.

On the surface, the “wow factor” can’t be ignored. James T. Kirk: action man. Spock: a soul divided. The rest didn’t get enough lines to make a snap analyses. Although, Simon Pegg as Scotty is growing on me.

The geek in me fights hard at the logic of building a starship, that is not known for hanging out under the atmospheric veil of planetoids, on the freaking ground. We’ll tie that guy up for now. For now, I’ll say my interest is piqued, Mr Abrams. My wallet will open for you come next year’s zombie thaw.

(via trailer addict, apple trailers)

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