Next year will be Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and starting January 2017, CBS is bringing the legendary classic back to the small screen. The series “will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”
Before you get too excited about the news, only the premiere episode will air on the network. The remaining first run episodes will air on their pay subscription site CBS Access. As of today, it costs $6 a month for the service. Is Star Trek worth that much to you?
Now back to the series, I am sure they will find a way to screw William Shatner out the series.
On Saturday night, the Kansas State marching band was honoring Space with a Star Trek and Star Wars themed halftime show. Some of the band members made a shape like the school mascot and the others resembled the Starship Enterprise. Only problem is some people didn’t see the spaceship, they saw a penis and balls. Then they saw that shape enter the Jayhawk’s mouth. Which got them thinking of something they want when the game is over.
I see phallic things in the most innocent of circumstances, but it took me a while to see it here. Granted, I also didn’t see the Starship Enterprise at first either, but that is neither here not there. Did you see it before or after you knew what people claimed they thought were seeing?
Frank Tracz, Director of the K-State Marching Band, released this statement about it, “The chart below represents the drill from tonight’s show. There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle. If I am guilty of anything it would be the inability to teach the drill in a manner that these young people could have succeeded. I do apologize for the misinterpretation and I assure you that I meant absolutely no disrespect or malice toward the University of Kansas.”
George Takei was so happy that he raised almost $450,000 for his legacy project fundraiser raising money for the Japanese American National Museum and Allegiance on Broadway that he did a happy dance. Sulu put on RuPual’s Supermodel (You Better Work) and work he did! So sit back and enjoy the happiest dance you will see in this galaxy and all the other ones too.
Chris Pine and Patricia Arquette were guests on The Late Late Show with James Corden yesterday and the CBS late night host asked them to act out a scene from The Young & The Restless. Captain Kirk went all out for it. He put on a wig, unbuttoned his shirt, kissed any face he could and broke everything in his path. By the end of the scene, I felt that his talent is wasted on the big screen. I think he should be doing the small screen in the afternoon instead. He was born to act on soap operas, don’t you agree?
When it comes to Corden, this sketch proves to me that he’s the British version of Jimmy Fallon. Do you see what I see?
via The Back Row
Before William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy boldly went where no man went before on Star Trek, they went to a Man from UNCLE. How awesome is it to see the two 31 year olds getting along so smashingly back in 1964, years before their lives would change forever.
Leonard Nimoy passed away yesterday at the age of 83 and NASA took his death very hard. Today, Terry W Virts, one of the astronauts on the International Space Station decided to honor the Dr Spock. He did so by giving him the Vulcan Salute while looking out at the final frontier.
If that doesn’t say Live Long and Prosper, I don’t know what does! I know that the star of Star Trek is looking down at him, giving him the salute as he breaks the Vulcan emotional code and smiles because of all of the love he has been getting over the last day.
Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease according to The NY Times. The legendary actor is best known for playing Spock on Star Trek. A role that was only legendary because of the way he played it.
He had several other TV roles throughout his career, including guest starring on Fringe that introduced him to a new generation of SciFi fans. Besides doing television and movies, he was singer and appeared in a few music videos.
So today, let’s honor the man that touched all of our lives and tell everyone to live long and prosper just like he did.
Before Adam Scott had the hard job of State Auditor on Parks and Recreation he was a Defiant Conn Officer in Star Trek: First Contact. He looks the same now as he did when he was 23 in that 1996 movie.
There was a time when Nichelle Nichols was thinking of leaving Star Trek for Broadway, but a conversation with Martin Luther King Jr got her to change her mind.
The actress shared the story with MeTV about their chance meeting. The great civil rights leader was a big fan of the show and she told him she was going to leave Outer Space for the great white way. He said to her, “You mean leave Star Trek?” When she told him that she had to, he told her, “You cannot. Do you know what you have done and the honor you bring this role? And people who see you believe you.” Then he added, “You can’t leave. There are too many of us out here who are effected, children are growing up with you.” She explained to him that she could always come back, and he said to her, “It won’t be the same.” After a little bit of arguing back and forth, with one look he got his way. She never regretted taking his advice. And we never regretted her taking his advice.
If you don’t the history of why it was so important for her to stay on the show. She is the one of first African-American woman to play a character that was not a servant. She inspired many people and by playing the part she helped to open doors for many of today’s actors.
It was small conversation for man, and one giant leap for mankind.