On the Scene: Harlan Ellison, The Flying Nun, and TMI at Star Trek Las Vegas

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By Bob Calhoun Harlan Ellison showing up at “Star Trek” Las Vegas is a hell’s frozen over moment. It’s something that seemed impossible just a year ago, or ten years ago, but there he was walking through some shuttle bay doors and onto the spacious stage at the Rio Hotel and Casino on Thursday after […]

Who Would Win? Star Trek vs. The Empire

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Last week, I came across this image on Google Plus, and a lengthy (200+, multiple days) discussion ensued.   Who would win?  The USS Enterprise, or an Imperial Star Destroyer? Well, in the sake of universal peace among two very disparate yet similar geek tribes (or possibly a flame war for the ages), I will endeavor […]

Nerdworld reacts with grief, shock to deleted Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene in Star Trek

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Tumblr, Twitter and what was left of LiveJournal reacted with shock and then outrage this morning as news of a deleted shower scene starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the new Star Trek film was revealed. Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams made the shocking revelation on the Conan O’Brien show, and showed a brief clip […]

March Mayhem at Stately Beat Manor!

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Once again, it’s that time of year again!  Sports geeks speculate who will make the Big Dance, who got snubbed, and who will be the Cinderella Team this year.  Billions of dollars are wagered on the outcomes, as casual fans contemplate the 68 teams and fill out numerous brackets. It’s not uncommon among comics fans […]

Art Wall: spaceships, Strange and Sonic

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Friday is art day! Friday is also the harbinger of the weekend, but who cares about that? Instead, take a look at all the pretty pictures I gathered for you from the shady, cob-webby corners of the Internet you dare not venture… (I can’t say more) FF by Mike Allred (you HAVE to click on this to […]

All Five Star Trek Captains Assemble in London

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At the currently running Destination Star Trek convention in London this weekend – the first official UK Star Trek convention in 10 years – all five of the Star Trek captains have assembled. From left-to-right, we have Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Sir Patrick Stewart, and William Shatner: This is the first time they’re […]

Monday Morning Funnies: Let’s Watch Star Trek

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Cartoonist, Malachi Ward (who regularly contributes back-up stories to Image’s popular Prophet series) has co-created and launched an ambitious Star Trek episode guide called Let’s Watch Star Trek.

Coming Attractions: September 2012: Diamond Book Distributors

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______________________________________________________________ Here are some interesting titles from publishers distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, expected to ship in September 2012.  (All information is tentative.) Source PDF available here.  (It also lists prose books and games.) These are the titles I found interesting.  The ones with covers are the most interesting.

Jen's 2012 Indie Comic-Con Photo Diary

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Fun photos from San Diego Comic-Con! I’m no ‘virgin’ to cons but this was my first time at the BIG SHOW and working at a publisher (Fantagraphics) instead being a freelance cartoonist. Still, I managed to sneak in some photos during my bathroom breaks. More fun below:

SDCC12: Watchtower Thursday: Media Edition

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Some linkage from today’s Google News feed! So much stuff, I had to split it in twain! Here’s the media stuff, along with some pictures and video!

SDCC12: Watchtower Wednesday

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So, what did I find while I waited for Comic-Con to gather up steam for warp speed? LEGOs! Star Trek! Walking Dead! Margaret Atwood!

Video from Space

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BY JEN VAUGHN – Last month, Logan Kugler lit a fire under our butts about sending Star Trek figures into space! One small step for plastic . . . you get it.

Star Trek Space Toys

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A brief apology for posting this but the Star Trek nerd in me could NOT help myself. Many a weekend was spent in my youth attending the Star Trek conventions with my mom at the Plaza hotel in Las Vegas, the highlight of course was meeting Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commanders Data and Worf).

March Mayhem at Stately Beat Manor!

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Cursing the basketball gods because your bracket is broken? Searching for a tournament bracket which better suits your knowledge base? We present a multitude of 2012 non-sports tournaments, from popular culture, food, and corporate America!

Get a digital copy of STAR TREK #1 for FREE — but only until 3 pm!

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Comics+ is giving away a copy of STAR TREK #1 in their app — but only until 3 pm EST. Use code FMST01 in the app for the free book.

STAR TREK #1 features the classic characters in the alternate timeline of the reboot, overseen by Robert Orci with writer Mike Johnson and artist Stephen Molnar. #1 reimagines the original pilot, “Where No Man Has Gone Before.”

From the Archives: Star Trek #7, March 1970

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Here’s a comic from my brothers’ collection, the type of comic kids read back in the 1960s and 70s.  We didn’t care about condition or collectibility, we just read the comics, tossed them in a cupboard somewhere, and maybe re-read them when we were bored.  That pile never got in the way, never got too […]