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Classic Star Trek games boldly go to Gog

8 May 2015 2:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Three classic Star Trek games have boldly gone to Gog.

Fans can pick up the trio of classic titles for the first time ever as digital downloads.

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary is a point and click adventure in which users play as Captain Kirk and take control of the Starship Enterprise.

It was followed up by Star Trek: Judgement Rites, a direct sequel in which the five-year voyage comes to a conclusion.

Finally, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is a choose-your-adventure space sim with appearances by William Shatner and George Takei.

Each individual game is available for £4.09, while the bundle is available for £12.27.

"Sci-fi fans and Trekkies of Gog.com, we've got you covered," reads a Gog statement.. "We're beaming Star Trek straight onto your computers starting now. It's Star Trek's turn to shine on our digital store shelves!

"Today, we boldly go where no store has gone before, »

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

3 May 2015 8:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who was most well known for playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original “Star Trek” series, died May 1 in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.

A recovering alcoholic, she helped many people with addiction problems through women’s prisons or the Salvation Army. Her family told NBC News that she would prefer to be remembered more as “a successful survivor of addiction” than for her “Star Trek” fame.

Her death was announced by StarTrek.com, which recounted that she was dropped from the show after the eight first episodes and turned to drugs and alcohol before getting treatment and regaining her career with help from Leonard Nimoy.

Whitney was cast as the personal assistant to William Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the first season of “Star Trek” in 1966. She told StarTrek.com about her character’s crush on Kirk, “It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

3 May 2015 8:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who was most well known for playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original “Star Trek” series, died May 1 in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.

A recovering alcoholic, she helped many people with addiction problems through women’s prisons or the Salvation Army. Her family told NBC News that she would prefer to be remembered more as “a successful survivor of addiction” than for her “Star Trek” fame.

Her death was announced by StarTrek.com, which recounted that she was dropped from the show after the eight first episodes and turned to drugs and alcohol before getting treatment and regaining her career with help from Leonard Nimoy.

Whitney was cast as the personal assistant to William Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the first season of “Star Trek” in 1966. She told StarTrek.com about her character’s crush on Kirk, “It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Michelle Obama Stuns Again in a Purple Tadashi Shoji Gown at White House State Dinner—Take a Look!

29 April 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Fresh off the (silver) heels of yesterday's chic Monique Lhuillier ensemble, Michelle Obama is wowing again—but this time in a solid hue. The first lady stepped out for the White House State Dinner in a floor-sweeping, violet gown from Japanese-born designer Tadashi Shoji, which featured an airy tulle skirt and ruched bodice with lace detailing. The look showcased Flotus' famously trim arms, while her loose, unfussy updo was an easy-chic way to complement those diamond cluster earrings. President Barack Obama looked dapper himself at the event, which was also attended by Ciara and her beau Russell Wilson, former Star Trek actor and Japanese American activist George Takei as well as television »

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Russell Wilson and Ciara Enjoy Date Night at the White House—Is the Football Stadium Their Next Romantic Destination?

28 April 2015 7:01 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

It's safe to say Russell Wilson scored some major points with this date night. Just three days after attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner with his grandmother, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback returned to the Washington D.C. landmark with Ciara for a romantic evening together. Dressed up in formal wear, the hot new couple was spotted holding hands as they attended President Barack Obama's Japanese state dinner with a few famous faces. Guests including Shonda Rhimes, George Takei and Vice President Joe Biden enjoyed a tasty meal created by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimonto and White House chef Cris Comerford. Just one day earlier, Ciara was back in Los Angeles attending a live »

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Disney Junior Renews ‘Miles From Tomorrowland’ for Season Two

28 April 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney Junior announced Tuesday that its futuristic hit “Miles From Tomorrowland” will blast off for a second season.

The show follows the space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help secure the galaxy. Space exploration and science facts play a key role in each episode’s story.

“We work with many experts in the space, science and technology fields — Nasa astronauts, space architects and futurists, Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Jpl) scientists and Google engineers — and all of them have talked with us about their own early experiences as children that sparked their curiosity about space and the possibilities for the future,” said Nancy Kanter, exec VP of original programming and general manager at Disney Junior.

Miles From Tomorrowland” stars voice actors Olivia Munn, Cullen McCarthy, Tom Kenny, Fiona Bishop and Dee Bradley Baker, with recurring guest stars including Adrian Grenier, Mark Hamill, »

- Seth Kelley

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New Schedule – Qfest St. Louis – Now Runs April 22-28 at The Tivoli Theatre

20 April 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

A water main break at a movie theater can wreak havoc on a film festival! 

The Eighth Annual QFest St. Louis, presented by Cinema St. Louis, was supposed to start Sunday April 19th at the Tivoli Theatre. But the organizers had to reschedule when the Tivoli had to shut down because of the water disaster. The show will go on, but the schedule has been changed.

The St. Louis-based Lgbtq film festival, QFest will present an eclectic slate of 23 films – 11 features (six narratives and five documentaries) and 12 short subjects. The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema. The mission of the film festival is to use the art of contemporary gay cinema to illustrate the diversity of the Lgbtq community and to explore the complexities of living an alternative lifestyle.

Highlights include the St. Louis premieres of two biographical documentaries on Olympic diver Greg Louganis »

- Tom Stockman

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Rescheduled! – Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

20 April 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tab Hunter Confidential now screens Monday, April 27th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part of this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter »

- Sam Moffitt

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Collider Weekly TV Guide: Broadchurch, Startalk, The Flash, and More

20 April 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Here are the picks for the week beginning Monday, April 20th: Monday 4/20 StarTalk (NatGeo, 11 p.m.) -- The premiere of Neil deGrasse Tyson's new series, based on his podcast of the same name. StarTalk will tie together science and pop culture, and features George Takai, Charles Liu, Leighann Lord, and Bill Nye as its first guests. Bates Motel, "The Last Supper" (A&E, 9 p.m.) -- Norma learns of Norman's impersonation while she was away, and encourages him to get help. Also, last week's "Dylemma" tease will get an even bigger moment in this episode, when Dylan learns some shocking news about Emma's health. [caption id="attachment_391687" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via A&E.[/caption] The Returned, "Rowan" (A&E, 10 p.m.) -- A »

- Allison Keene

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Tab Hunter Confidential – The QFest St. Louis Review

19 April 2015 7:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tab Hunter Confidential screens Monday, April 20th at 7pm at Landmark’s Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar) as part if this year’s QFest St. Louis. For ticket information, go Here

Hollywood can destroy people. For every survivor of the Hollywood system, whether from years ago or any current actors, there are dozens of actors and other artists who crashed and burned, had serious substance abuse issues, committed suicide or never made it at all.

Just from memory I can name Barbara Payton, Jayne Mansfield, Jeanne Eagles, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Diana Sands and Montgomery Clift. For a complete rundown you can’t do much better than Kenneth Anger’s incredible book Hollywood Babylon and it’s even more depressing sequel Hollywood Babylon Part Two. Vincent Price called Hollywood “the most evil place on Earth!” And Vincent Price would know something about evil!

A few short years ago I read Tab Hunter »

- Sam Moffitt

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8 Takeaways From Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Facebook Q&A With TheWrap (Exclusive)

18 April 2015 11:01 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Neil deGrasse Tyson is debuting a new late-night talk show. “StarTalk,” an evolution of his popular podcast of the same name, launches Monday, April 20 at 11 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. For 10 episodes, the astrophysicist will put a smart spin on late night offerings. Tyson, whose day job is as director of the Hayden Planetarium, welcomes Star Trek’s George Takei as his first guest Monday night. The two will discuss the sci-fi show’s legacy along with astrophysicist Charles Liu and comedian Leighann Lord. Future episodes, which are filmed with a live studio audience in the Hayden Planetarium »

- Lia Haberman

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First-Time Director Digs Deep to Trace Origins of the So-Called Gay Voice in 'Do I Sound Gay?'

17 April 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wracked with insecurity following a breakup in his 40s, journalist and first-time director David Thorpe set out to tackle the question of whether he sounded "too gay," speaking with many other gay men along the way about their own distinctive voices. The documentary, aptly titled "Do I Sound Gay?" played last weekend at the Dallas International Film Festival and opens July 10 in select theaters. Thorpe meets with speech pathologists, talks with friends and men off the street and interviews famous gay icons like Dan Savage, David Sedaris, Tim Gunn, Margaret Cho, Don Lemon and George Takei to about their struggles with sexuality, identity and the way their voices sound.  Thorpe investigates the way our society perceives men with effeminate speech, and delves deep into the history of the "gay voice," and the myriad ways it has spurred harassment and disdain. "Do I Sound Gay" follows Thorpe's process in putting his own voice back into. »

- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold

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Join TheWrap’s Facebook Q&A With Neil deGrasse Tyson

17 April 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a new late-night talk show. “StarTalk,” an evolution of his popular podcast of the same name, launches Monday, April 20 at 11 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. For 10 episodes, the geek fest will put a smart spin on late night offerings. The astrophysicist’s first guest is Star Trek’s George Takei, who will discuss the sci-fi show’s legacy. But first, Tyson will join TheWrap‘s Facebook page Friday at 9 a.m. Pt for a Q&A. Join the conversation here! Also Read: Neil DeGrasse Tyson to Host Nat Geo’s First-Ever Late-Night Series »

- Lia Haberman

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TV Review: ‘StarTalk’

17 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For an astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson is certainly having his media moment, and then some. Beyond being the go-to guy for space talk in venues like “The Daily Show,” he’s become the host of the revived “Cosmos,” and this week not only narrates a National Geographic Channel special about the Hubble telescope but adds a weekly talkshow, “StarTalk,” to his media menu. Yet the series, at least, represents a case of stretching the Tyson experience a dimension too far, as well as demonstrating the limits of transforming something as static as a radio show/podcast into television.

Tyson amiably hosts the festivities out of his perch as director of the Hayden Planetarium, promising a discussion “where science and pop culture collide.” Given the initial guest roster — “Star Trek’s” George Takei and director Christopher Nolan, fresh off the space-and-time-bending “Interstellar” — so far, so good.

Still, what emerges is a disjointed affair, »

- Brian Lowry

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National Geographic Channel’s Late-Night Formula: Neil deGrasse Tyson + ‘StarTalk’ = ?

16 April 2015 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to boldly go where no latenight host has gone before.

When the astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host takes to the National Geographic Channel on Monday night to launch TV’s latest ’round-midnight entry, “StarTalk,” he will do so without a monologue or a set of humorous skits poised to go viral across the digisphere. All he will have at his disposal is his vast store of knowledge about the realm of science, his inner geek, a few guests and a tie festooned with the trappings of distant galaxies.

NBC has Jimmy Fallon. ABC has Jimmy Kimmel. CBS will soon have Stephen Colbert. Starting Monday at 11 p.m., National Geographic will, for 10 episodes, have Tyson, who could bring with him a new wrinkle to TV’s latenight wars.

No one pretends the director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium will draw the numbers of »

- Brian Steinberg

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12 Actors You Probably Forgot Were On Heroes

14 April 2015 2:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s been nearly a decade since NBC’s Heroes burst onto the scene with its stellar first season, and five years since it limped to the finish line of its four-season run.  Despite its initial status as a critical darling and ratings success, the show’s forcibly truncated second season – resulting from the 2008 Writer’s Guild Strike – put the series into a rut that it never recovered from.

Throughout its time on the air, Heroes had a huge cast of characters that many still remember, from series mainstays like Hiro, the Petrellis, Claire, “Hrg” and, of course, Sylar, to memorable minor characters like The Haitian. Its roster of characters, many of whom were often dealing with their own storylines, meant that the supporting cast was expansive.

To fill it out, the series frequently brought notable guest stars like George Takei and Malcolm McDowell into the fold for some of its biggest stories, »

- Geoff Cox

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George Takei, Kim Kardashian And More Wish Fans A Happy Easter

5 April 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Kim Kardashian shared her Easter preparations and George Takei posed with the Easter bunny to wish fans a Happy Easter on Sunday, April 5. Kardashians Celebrate Easter Easter prep! A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Apr 4, 2015 at 4:24pm Pdt Kardashian shared the above photo on Saturday, showing her preparing special […]

The post George Takei, Kim Kardashian And More Wish Fans A Happy Easter appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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Indiana Governor Green Lights Changes to Controversial Anti-lgbt Law

2 April 2015 8:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence approved an overhaul of the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Thursday. The week-old law sparked outcry with claims that it discriminated against the Lbgt community. Now for the first time in the state’s history, it has enacted protections based on sexual orientation. Pence had asked lawmakers to clarify language in the law earlier this week as businesses and sports associations canceled conventions and governments banned travel to the state, according to the Associated Press. “Star Trek” alum George Takei called on his fans to stage a boycott of Indiana, while Isaiah Washington, »

- Debbie Emery

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Outrage Watch: Zayn Malik's vacation betrayal

2 April 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the April 2, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: One Direction fans are not at all happy with Zayn Malik's awesome vacation. In the unfolding saga of the hottest 1D member's recent departure from the top-selling boy band, some fans are now blasting Malik for engaging in fun with girlfriend Perrie Edwards and his family in some fabulous place, as revealed by the lucky lady on Instagram Wednesday:   A photo posted by Perrie Edwards ?????? (@perrieeele) on Apr 1, 2015 at 5:47pm Pdt   Gee, aren't we all glad he's convalescing from the rigors of fame? No? so you have been to the studio, looked for a new house, and now on a vacation but you don't have time to say a word to your fans? @zaynmalik — Ariel (@lightskinzayn) April 2, 2015 @zaynmalik @LittleMix I Paid For That »

- Chris Eggertsen

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George Takei Reveals Teaser For New Web Series ‘It Takeis Two’

2 April 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

George Takei is back with a new web series. The activist and ex-Star Trek actor will take viewers behind-the-scenes of his life with husband Brad in the series It Takeis Two, premiering on April 7, 2015.

Entertainment Weekly reported on the Takeis’ upcoming show, self-described as a “heightened reality” series. George and Brad will show viewers what it’s like to live their very unusual daily lives, complete with everything from jetpacks to human hamster balls.

In the debut episode, dubbed “Seriously?!”, George tries to get his husband to embrace the craziness of the internet after Brad freaks out about a meme of himself and tries to expunge it from across the digital world. The theme of the first It Takeis Two episode is fitting, as George is a social media whiz. The ex-Star Trek actor boasts over 8.4 million likes on his Facebook page, as well as 1.6 million followers on Twitter. »

- Bree Brouwer

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