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Uhura recounts her epic Star Trek talk with MLK Jr for Neil deGrasse Tyson

Uhura recounts her epic Star Trek talk with MLK Jr for Neil deGrasse Tyson

Today on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2013, actress Nichelle Nichols - better known as Uhura from Star Trek: the original series, spoke with space exploration evangelist Neil deGrasse Tyson about her one legendary encounter with MLK, Jr., himself. While some of you Star Trek factoid aficionados may already know, it's important today of all days to understand the importance of not only what Uhura represented to the future of our society on her own, but what her one talk with Martin Luther King, Jr. meant for the world as well. Listen in and/or read what this chat was all about and keep the spirit alive with a drop on over to Netflix for some cool original series action (they're all up!)

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Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer 2: now with 100% more giant leaps!

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer 2: now with 100% more giant leaps!

Simon Pegg has once again tipped the world off on the next-generation Star Trek Into Darkness trailer that also came along with viewings of The Hobbit over the past two days. This is the first time the trailer has been available online in it full form and in HD greatness, no less. This trailer comes in the form of a bit of dialogue from our friendly villain for the film as he tells Jim Kirk how terrible his life is about to be: fun stuff!

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Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

Star Trek Into Darkness teaser released!

The official teaser for upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness has been released, helping build excitement for the second installment of the reboot due to hit theaters in May 2013. Seeing the return of director J.J. Abrams, along with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, the movie also includes the addition of Benedict Cumberbatch - known for his role on UK Sherlock Holmes reboot Sherlock - as the gruff-voiced villain.

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Star Trek Into Darkness teams with Dolby Atmos

Star Trek Into Darkness teams with Dolby Atmos

The next Star Trek big-time motion picture event "Star Trek Into Darkness" has been announced to be working with none other than Dolby Atmos for superior sound. The production teams at Bad Robot and director J.J. Abrams have let it be known that they'll be integrating the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor PRM-4200 into their pre and post-production workflows and that the Dolby Atmos audio system will bring the whole Star Trek into Darkness soundtrack experience to a whole new galaxy. This film has been announced to be hitting theaters on May 17th, 2013.

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Star Trek Google Doodle celebrates birth of the original series

Star Trek Google Doodle celebrates birth of the original series

If you're a fan of the original Star Trek series, especially its role in modern science fiction history as well as television history, you'll be glad to see Google's newest Doodle, celebrating the birth of the series. It was on the 8th of September, 1966, that the show first broadcast its opening sequence, and set off "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The doodle was headed by Google's Ryan Germick who spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the situation, noting that it was Google's talk of a talking computer who could "get exactly what you want and have that kind of engagement, where the computer just knows all" just as it is in the Star Trek universe - thus this celebration was born.

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Fathead Star Trek lineup debuts

Fathead Star Trek lineup debuts

Fathead has been around for a long time with its giant wall stickers to decorate your home. The company started offering sports themed wall decorations with giant helmets and life-size athletes to stick on the wall. Over time the company added more and more categories to its lineup, including cars and entertainment decorations.

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3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

This week we got the chance to speak with Gene Dolgoff, known for his invention of the LCD projector, digital projection in general, and his new device that's up on Fundable right this minute. As he's more than ready to let you know, he's also got an incredibly fun fact up his sleeve: he inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the holodeck in Star Trek. It's from there you'll find yourself a bit intrigued with the next step in our current abilities to present 3D video and images through our own devices - with help of 3-D Vision technology that Dolgoff presents here and now.

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LeVar Burton resurrects Reading Rainbow via the iPad

LeVar Burton resurrects Reading Rainbow via the iPad

Today it's time to get happy all ye internet meme lovers, Trekkies, and LeVar Burton aficionados alike, as the legendary kids television series has been revived as an iPad app by none other than Geordi LaForge himself. Announcing his stepping on stage on Twitter for those not at the actual event, Burton spoke with a small crowd of invited press affiliates on the release of the official Reading Rainbow app this morning in NYC. This application will cost users $9.99 per month for a monthly subscription (or $26.99 for 6 months) and will contain complete books, videos, and learning experiences galore.

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Star Trek: TNG Season 1 Blu-ray available July 24th

Star Trek: TNG Season 1 Blu-ray available July 24th

Paramount released a sample Blu-ray containing three Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes a few months ago, and it seems to have gone down well with Trek fans. As a result, the first season of Star Trek: TNG will be coming to Blu-ray on July 24th, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the show. The set will feature six discs, 1080p video, and 7.1 DTS-HD MA audio, plus a host of bonus features.

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