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'Spock' Banned From Eatery After Alleged Outburst

Zachary Quinto accused of making host cry at Toronto restaurant

(Newser) - Zachary Quinto—aka Sylar from Heroes and Spock from the rebooted Star Trek movies —is banned from a Toronto restaurant until he apologizes. The restaurant, Manita, said in a social media post Monday that Quinto "yelled at our staff like an entitled child" when he found out he'...

This USS Enterprise Was Missing for Decades. Now, It's Home

First model of famous aircraft shown in 'Star Trek' credits is back with the Rodenberry family

(Newser) - The first model of the USS Enterprise—used in the opening credits of the original Star Trek television series—has boldly gone back home, returning to creator Gene Roddenberry's son decades after it went missing. The model's disappearance sometime in the 1970s had become the subject of lore,...

Trekkie Quirk Makes AI Chatbots Better at Math

Opening queries with a 'Star Trek' catchphrase yields more accurate results

(Newser) - Bet you didn't have this one on your AI bingo card. New research has found that when fed phrases that simulated being on the Starship Enterprise, chatbots spit out more accurate results to math problems. The study, published on arXiv and first reported by New Scientist , didn't set...

Star Trek , Captain Marvel Actor Dead at 49
Star Trek,
Captain Marvel
Actor Dies at 49


Star Trek, Captain Marvel Actor Dies at 49

Kenneth Mitchell had battled ALS since 2018

(Newser) - Actor Kenneth Mitchell, known for roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Captain Marvel, died Saturday at age 49 after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) for more than five years. Mitchell is survived by his wife, actress Susan May Pratt, and their children, ages...

'Lt. Uhura' Is Going to Space
'Lt. Uhura' Is Going to Space

'Lt. Uhura' Is Going to Space

Vulcan mission will bring Nichelle Nichols' ashes to 'graveyard orbit'

(Newser) - A Vulcan is taking Star Trek's Lt. Uhura to space. TMZ reports that the ashes of Nichelle Nichols, who died at 89 last month, will be taken to space by United Launch Alliance's first Vulcan Centaur mission planned for December at the earliest. The mission's "secondary...

Lt. Uhura Broke Ground on Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols
Broke Ground
on Star Trek

Nichelle Nichols Broke Ground on Star Trek

Lt. Uhura had a famous moment onscreen with Captain Kirk

(Newser) - Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek television series, has died at 89. Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico, of natural causes, the AP reports. "Her light...

Britney Fans Now on a Mission to Help Star Trek Actress

Friend, supporters fear abuse in conservatorship of Nichelle Nichols, 89, who played Nyota Uhura

(Newser) - Two months after Britney Spears was freed from her conservatorship , #FreeBritney supporters continue their shouts of "Hey hey, ho ho, the conservatorship has got to go!" This time, they're speaking up in the case of 89-year-old Nichelle Nichols, one of the first Black women to hold a...

Spock: Brilliant at Logic, but Really Bad at Applying It

His Vulcan mind was usually wrong when he made predictions, says author Julia Galef

(Newser) - Spock may have had a superior Vulcan mind, but he got things wrong a lot. And podcaster and author Julia Galef can prove it after poring over transcripts from Star Trek, reports Wired . Perhaps the most jarring stat is that whenever Spock described something as being "impossible," he...

Cops Saw 'Weapons All Over the Wall.' Brothers: Not Exactly

Fort Lauderdale police accused of excessive force felt threatened after seeing 'Star Trek' props: suit

(Newser) - Two police officers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who've been previously accused of what the Sun Sentinel dubs "overzealous policing" have now been hit with a lawsuit by two brothers who are claiming the same. Per the complaint filed Monday against officers Alexander Paul and Steven Pohorence, as well...

Some of Scotty's Ashes Were Smuggled Aboard the ISS

Story of James Doohan's final resting place kept secret until now

(Newser) - Star Trek's beloved Scotty was beamed up to his final resting place back in 2008, though the story wasn't made public until now. As Richard Garriott explains to the Times of London, he smuggled some of actor James Doohan's ashes when he became one of the first...

Space Force Logo Revealed, Looks a Teensy Bit Familiar

No, we are not living in the Star Trek universe

(Newser) - The Pentagon's new US Space Force is not Star Trek's Starfleet Command, but their logos bear a striking similarity, the AP reports. President Trump unveiled the Space Force logo Friday, writing on Twitter that he had consulted with military leaders and designers before presenting the blue-and-white symbol, which...

Obama's Top 8 Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows

The president laid them out while serving as guest editor for Wired

(Newser) - Perhaps lining up a post-White House gig, President Obama stepped in as guest editor for Wired this week, the AV Club reports. In addition to writing about why "now is the greatest time to be alive," he took the opportunity to list his favorite science fiction movies and...

Star Trek Sends Pets Walking
 Star Trek Sends Pets Walking 

Star Trek Sends Pets Walking

Solid debut for 'Beyond' in franchise's latest installment

(Newser) - After weeks atop the box office, Secret Life of Pets isn't so secret anymore, and Star Trek Beyond went boldly to the No. 1 spot, scoring a $59.6 million to Pets' $29.3 million. With Idris Elba debuting as villain Krall, the film notched an 84% rating on...

Original Trek Fans Will Love This Movie
 Original Trek 
 Fans Will Love 
 This Movie 

Original Trek Fans Will Love This Movie

It's 'like a souped-up version of the old show'

(Newser) - We already know one character turns out to be gay , but what else can you expect from Star Trek Beyond , in which the Starship Enterprise falls to pieces and its crew ends up scattered across the planet Altamid? Well, contrary to what George Takei might think , original creator Gene Roddenberry...

George Takei Is Not Happy With Star Trek's First Gay Character

'It's a twisting of Gene's creation'

(Newser) - John Cho of Star Trek Beyond drops a bomb in a new interview with the Herald Sun : His character—Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise—(spoiler alert) will be revealed as a gay man who has a daughter with his partner. "I liked the approach, which was not...

Actor Who Played Chekov in 'Star Trek' Reboot Dies

Anton Yelchin was 27

(Newser) - The actor who played Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek series has died in a "freak accident," TMZ reports. Anton Yelchin, 27, was killed after his vehicle rolled down the steep driveway of his Studio City home and pinned him against a brick mailbox and security gate, the...

There's a Weird Battle Going on Over Klingon

Paramount claims the use of Klingon in a fan film amounts to copyright infringement

(Newser) - Live long and copyright many things. Thus Paramount Pictures hopes to prosper as it wages a legal battle with the makers of popular Kickstarter crowdfunded Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar. Paramount claims the film's use of the fictional language Klingon adds up to copyright infringement; the filmmakers...

Star Trek Creator's Old Documents Finally Decoded

Documents on nearly 200 floppy disks have been recovered

(Newser) - A data recovery company has boldly gone where no man has gone before (or at least in 30 or so years): Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's extensive floppy disk collection. The Roddenberry estate handed over nearly 200 wildly outdated floppy disks to DriveSavers, hoping the company could retrieve whatever...

Man Brings a Bat'leth to a Trash Fight

Damn Klingons

(Newser) - Newser Note: For maximum impact, please listen to this song while reading the following story. KREM reports an argument about garbage escalated—as they are wont to do—until one neighbor was threatening another with a weapon straight out of Star Trek. Carlo Cerutti, 50, has been charged with assault...

Star Trek Actress Charged With Indecent Exposure

Jennifer Ann Lien played Kes on 'Voyager'

(Newser) - A former actress on the Star Trek: Voyager television series has been arrested in eastern Tennessee and is accused of exposing herself to children. Multiple media outlets report that 41-year-old Jennifer Ann Lien, who played "Kes" on the TV show, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure...

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