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The Simpsons Does Star Trek

As a child of the 1970’s, I spent many Saturday afternoons watching “Star Trek: The Original Series” on TV. While each episode with Kirk, Spock and McCoy was fantastic, the end credits with the sweeping music and the iconic still scenes from past episodes made for a perfect ending. A recent episode of “The Simpsons” had an homage to the vintage…

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Fundraising For Hollywood Science Fiction Museum

When my friend and I went to the Las Vegas for the Star Trek Convention last summer, we met Houston Huddleston, founder and CEO of New Starship, who saved the Enterprise-D bridge from the dustbin of history and took it on tour to various science fiction conventions. He just started a Kickstarter project to raise the initial seed money to build…

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Shipping Wars Delivers The Star Trek Bridge

One of the highlight of the 2013 Las Vegas Star Trek convention was the display of the Enterprise-D bridge that Houston Huddleston, founder and CEO of New Starship, has touring around the country before the bridge eventually goes into a permanent museum. My friend already had a “Captain, I saved the bridge!” t-shirt before we arrived…

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Watching “The Profit” In Las Vegas

While attending the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, my roommate and I had a role reversal between what we do in our off hours. After I come home from my tech job, I’m writing on the computer and he’s flipping through the TV channels with the remote. After arriving at our hotel room, I found…

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Crashing Into The Ground At LaGuardia Airport

After the airplane crash landed in San Francisco, my roommate reassured me that I had nothing to worry about for my first airplane trip that I’m taking on my birthday next month. Southwest Airlines flies the older Boeing 737 airplanes that are more reliable than the newer Boeing 777 airplane that crashed. And then a Southwest Airlines…

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The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins By Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy sings a ditty about Biblo Baggins the Hobbit in the Spock vs. Spock car commercial. Since golf was a prominent theme, I thought this was a cute reference to “The Hobbit” movie about the ancestor of Biblo Baggins, Bandobras “Bullroarer” Took, who loped off a goblin head into a rabbit hole to invent the game of…

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The Spock Vs. Spock Car Commercial

The Spock Vs. Spock car commercial came out just before the release of “Star Trek Into the Darkness” in the theaters was probably more revealing about the movie than the worst kept secret about who the super villain would be. (The inclusion of Carol Marcus played by Alice Eve was a dead giveaway.) One of…

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