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I Want That: Star Trek's Tricorder

I frickin' love science! In fact, I love it so much that I married a microbiologist. Okay, so maybe my loving my wife has very little to do with her job, but damn does she look mighty fine in a lab coat! Anyway, would it be fair to assume that you know of at least a few nifty devices that have been featured throughout the years as a part of the STAR TREK franchise? My personal...
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Awfully Good Movies: Turbulence (Video)

Turbulence (1997) Director:  Robert Butler Stars:  Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson This weekend, Tom Hanks is piloting a crippled airplane to possible Oscar gold in Clint Eastwood's SULLY, but not even Chelsey Sullenberger can save the plane in this week's Awfully Good Movie: the 1997 thriller TURBULENCE, starring Ray...
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Bryan Fuller reveals new Star Trek series title and teaser (Comic Con 2016)

Comic Con saw a lot of retrospectives and celebrations yesterday including the monemental 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry 's Star Trek. Last Wednesday saw the world premiere of STAR TREK BEYOND outside of the San Diego Convention Center and today held a celebratory panel for all of the Trek franchises. In attendance for the panel were Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise),...
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Easter Egg Countdown: Star Trek (2009) Video

This week sees the release of Star Trek Beyond, the third installment of the newly rebooted franchise from director Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine , Idris Elba , Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto , Simon Pegg , Karl Urban , John Cho , and Anton Yelchin . For this episode of Easter Egg Countdown, we take a look at JJ Abrams 2009 kickoff to the new series with Star Trek! Beam up...
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Binge Watchin' TV Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Welcome to Binge Watchin,’ where we take a look at some of the best TV shows available on streaming or disc that have a great catalogue of seasons to jump into and get sucked into the beautiful bliss of binge watching! From crime, action, comedy, drama, animation, etc., we’ll be evaluating an assortment of shows that will hopefully serve as a gateway to your next binge...
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Rumor: CBS and Bryan Singer once again working on a new Star Trek TV series

STAR TREK has always been a television series that became a big screen franchise. Unlike STAR WARS, STAR TREK functioned primarily as a vehicle for episodic storytelling each and every week. The movies have been hit or miss with the new J.J. Abrams series showing it is still a viable property for Paramount. But, STAR TREK will always have a home on television. With that in mind, it...
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Cool Videos: Star Trek goes against Star Wars in this cool fan made trailer

The eternal debate continues to struggle about which is the better franchise: STAR TREK or STAR WARS. Most fans find themselves on one side of the divide or another with a percentage, like me, loving both equally. With J.J. Abrams now crossing the streams by directing the latest iterations of both reinvigorated universes, the question is asked anew. A few weeks ago, we brought...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective - 1982

In this new series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was popular for...
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Longtime screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci breaking up

Nope, we haven't gone tabloid on you. Screenwriting duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci aren't breaking up in the traditional sense, but are breaking up their writing relationship in order to focus on other opportunities. While that may sound insignificant in the grand scheme of things, there's actually some interesting developments as a result. The duo have worked on a...
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Awfully Good: Turbulence

Liam Neeson's flight in NON-STOP is a first class joyride compared to… Turbulence (1997) Director: Robert Butler Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson A stewardess—excuse me, flight attendant —has the worst flight ever when a serial killer takes over the plane. It's probably not a good sign when the thing I remember...
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Cool Videos: The worst Star Trek movie ever made was produced by the US Government

There are tons of really bad videos on YouTube as we are made painfully aware with every Internet search we make. With the overabundance of cameras available to anyone, all it takes is a minute of free time to make a really shitty fan film. I will say that production values do not always guarantee a good product, but they certainly help. The fact that this video even exists and at the...
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Did you know that Mark Wahlberg was offered a role in Star Trek? A role he turned down?!

Turns out we have Mark Wahlberg to thank for Chris Hemsworth 's rise to prominence. To explain: in a recent interview with Total Film to promote BROKEN CITY (which is on the verge of release in the UK), Wahlberg dished the surprising news that he was actually offered a role in J.J. Abrams ' STAR TREK years ago. The role? None other than George Kirk, James T's pop who (...
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