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George Takei, veteran of the beloved sci-fi series, wed his longtime partner in LA this weekend.
Sep 15, 2008
Star Trek's Mr. Sulu ties the knot

When the California Supreme Court made the historic decision to strike down a ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year, Star Trek actor George Takei and his partner, Brad Altman, were some of the first in line for a license. This Sunday, September 14, the pair made it official in a Los Angeles ceremony that included nearly 200 of their friends.

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TV movies Planet Earth and Genesis II were awesomely cheesy. Don't miss our exclusive DVD clips!
Oct 07, 2009
Video Sneak Peak: Gene Roddenberry's Hilarious, Post-Star Trek Pilots

No one can deny the immense effect that Star Trek has had on the worlds of science fiction, television, and popular culture. Another thing one can deny: The popular show was slightly cheesy. Creator Gene Roddenberry continued to pursue television in the 1970s, and the results were every bit as ridiculous as you'd expect.

Two years after his death, James Doohan's remains will be blasted into space.
Apr 02, 2007
Star Trek's Scotty plots last course for the stars

The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer Scotty on Star Trek, will be blasted into space next month, the company organizing the flight said Friday.

The Canadian-born actor who inspired the catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty"--even though it was never actually uttered on the television show--died two years ago at the age of 85.

Houston-based commercial company Space Services Inc. said some of Doohan's remains were packed into a rocket at Las Cruces, New Mexico, Friday, ahead of the flight scheduled for April 28.

The company originally had planned to blast Doohan's remains into space two years ago. But the flight was delayed by tests, then by a misfire during a practice launch last year.

Space Services spokeswoman Susan Schonfeld said Doohan's ashes will be sent up along with the remains of some 200 other people, including astronaut ...

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Nurse Chapel, voice of The Computer, Lwaxana Troi, and Gene Roddenberry's wife speaks about 40th birthday of the final frontier.
Sep 08, 2006
Majel Barrett Roddenberry talks about Star Trek

Majel Barrett Roddenberry is the first lady of Star Trek and the widow of franchise creator Gene Roddenberry.

To commemorate Friday's 40th anniversary of the original series debut on NBC, on which she appeared, the matriarch of Trek-dom discussed the enduring universe that Gene Roddenberry wrought.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: WHAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT 40 YEARS HAVING PASSED SINCE STAR TREK HIT TELEVISION?

Majel Barrett Roddenberry: Well, the first thing is probably how much we had to struggle in the ratings all of those years, which is easy to forget now. We weren't close to being a hit. But we managed to run for three years and 79 episodes anyway.

THR: AS YOU KNOW, THE ORIGINAL SERIES IS COMING BACK TO BROADCAST SYNDICATION ON SEPTEMBER 16 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1990--AND ALL 79 EPISODES ARE BEING DIGITALLY REMASTERED WITH NEW COMPUTER-GENERATED EFFECTS. A ...

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Four Scottish towns are fighting over which one is the actual birthplace of the Star Trek character Scotty.
Aug 06, 2005
Scots bicker over Scotty

Star Trek has a habit of turning ordinary people into trivia-spouting bickerers, but now four whole towns are getting into a nerd feud. The Scottish towns of Aberdeen, Linlithgow, Elgin, and Edinburgh are all claiming to be the birthplace of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the fictional chief engineer of the starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek series. The Canadian actor James Doohan, who played Scotty, recently passed away.

Trekkies in all four of the burgs attest to having proof to back up their claim. In one episode, Scotty describes himself to be an "Aberdeen pub crawler," but in an interview in the '70s, Doohan said Scotty was from Elgin, near Aberdeen. Each of the four towns has plans to erect a memorial for Scotty.

Whatever the outcome, this just proves there is no better way to honor someone's memory than with a fight.

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Oct 26, 2013
RIP Lou Scheimer (1928-2013)


Although not a "famous" Star Trek name, Lou Scheimer played a huge role in keeping the show going between the original Trek and Next Generation. As a co-founder of Filmation, he was one of the men responsible for Star Trek: The Animated Series. Besides producing the series, he voiced three characters on the animated series.

Not only did he keep Trek going until the first movie came out, he also pioneered the concept of first-run syndication programming with He-Man, which later paid off when Next Gen became a big hit in... first-run syndication.

If folks aren't fans of the Animated series, then anyone watching cartoons in the 60s, 70s, and 80s probably heard his voice, as he played roles such as Orko in He-Man, Dumb Donald in Fat Albert, and Bat-Mite in New Adventures of Batman. He composed music for several of the Filmation series.

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William Shatner is selling his custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle as part of an auction of Star Trek memorabilia.
Apr 26, 2010
Star Trek's Shatner auctions bike

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William Shatner is selling his custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle as part of an auction of Star Trek memorabilia.

The actor - the original Captain Kirk - will also be selling his Golden Globe nomination certificate and his Hollywood Walk Of Fame plaque as part of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's auction of his own collection of personal effects and show memorabilia.

Hand-annotated scripts, costumes from the show and Roddenberry's own studio pass are among the items available at the auction at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on June 27, which will be administered by Julien's Auctions.

Proceeds will benefit the Roddenberry Foundation, which makes grants to support children, education and the environment.

Shatner plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from his goods to the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which helps handicapped children.

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Leonard Nimoy says he had a "delicious time" filming his role on TV show Fringe.
May 07, 2009
Leonard Nimoy loved Fringe shoot

The Star Trek actor plays genius gazillionaire William Bell in the season finale of the supernatural series, a mysterious character who has often been mentioned, but never seen.

The 78-year-old said: "I had a delicious time on this episode - I like the position they have given me, I like the enigma of this character."

Leonard will appear in additional episodes "when they call me".

The actor came to the part after bonding with the show's co-creator JJ Abrams when he reprised his most famous role of Spock in the new Star Trek film, which Abrams directed.

The actor had never seen Fringe before but was impressed with the show after watching a few episodes.

"It's not unlike any other show that's ever been done," he said. "It's just that the execution is so much more thoughtful and theatrical than what I've seen in the past."


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Episode 24 Season 3
Turnabout Intruder
Aired
6.3.1969
Episode 23 Season 3
All Our Yesterdays
Aired
3.14.1969
Episode 22 Season 3
The Savage Curtain
Aired
3.7.1969
Episode 21 Season 3
The Cloud Minders
Aired
2.28.1969
Episode 20 Season 3
The Way to Eden
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2.21.1969
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Mr. Spock
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Lt. Hikaru Sulu
Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
"Space...The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its 5-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before!"

The series is set in the 23rd century where Earth has survived World War III then moved on to explore the stars. Humanity has allied with other alien races and formed the United Federation of Planets, and Starfleet serves as its exploratory and military branch. Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise explores the galaxy with a crew of 430 men and women, contacting new life forms, conducting diplomat missions, and exploring the unknown.

Star Trek premiered on NBC after executive producer and creator Gene Roddenberry produced not one but two pilots to convince them of the quality of his show. The series ran two years but never achieved good ratings despite building a small but solid fan following. A letter-writing campaign convinced NBC to run a third season, but Roddenberry left in protest and the network buried the show in a late Friday night time slot.

After its three-year run Star Trek began running syndication where it was discovered by legion of new fans and became a phenomenon. This led to an animated series, six movies, and four spin-off television shows. Despite its short network run, Star Trek has become one of the most successful shows in television history.

Aside from its three main stars, Star Trek featured a large cast of reoccurring guest stars that includes James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett, and Grace Lee Whitney. Other notable guest stars include Diana Muldaur, Gary Lockwood, Ricardo Montalban, Sally Kellerman, Julie Newmar, Frank Gorshin, John Colicos, Roger C. Carmel, William Campbell, Ted Cassidy, Michael Ansara and Elisha Cook, Jr. Notable writers for the series include Gene Roddenberry, Gene L. Coon, George Clayton Johnson, Jerry Sohl, Jerome Bixby, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, David Gerrold, and D.C. Fontana.moreless