Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy 1931 – 2015

Leonard Nimoy, the actor and director famous by his portrayal of Mister Spock on the original Star Trek television show, died yesterday. He was 83. Star Trek was such a big part of my childhood. It was on TV then everyday in syndication and I watched each episode numerous times. I was Trekkie before I …

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Ugly looking Star Trek Phaser rifle sold for $231,000

A Phaser rifle only used in the second pilot episode of the original Star Trek television series fetched a whopping $231,000 at auction yesterday. Julien’s Auctions, the auction house that sold the Phaser rifle, thought the piece of Star Trek history would go for around $70,000. It turns out they underestimated just how rich at …

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Patrick Stewart being knighted

Patrick Stewart became Sir Patrick Stewart last year. Too bad the Queen didn’t do the deed with a real-life Bat’Leth instead of a non-Trekkie sword. The fact that this photo is a photoshop doesn’t diminish its coolness. The “real” photo can be seen here. I like the fake one much better.

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