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The ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty are on the International Space Station - and have been for 12 years. It happened 12 years ago, but very few people knew about it - until The Times of London revealed on Dec. 25 that the ashes of James Doohan - the actor who played one of Star Trek’s most beloved characters, Montgomery “Scotty” Scott - had been smuggled aboard and secretly hidden on the International Space Station in 2008.

The ashes of Star Trek’s Scotty are on the International Space Station - and have been for 12 years

Doohan’s ashes were secretly taken onto the ISS by Richard Garriott, a private astronaut, during a 12-day mission that year, the report said, giving Doohan’s remains a “celestial resting place.” The Times cited Garriott, a video game entrepreneur who said: “It was completely clandestine.” ‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access. CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, credits a trio of high-profile events — including the premiere of its new Star Trek series, “Star Trek: Picard,” as well as the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, not to mention a busy month of football — with helping it to achieve a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a given month.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access

The company says January 2020 surpassed the service’s previous record in February 2019 for subscriber sign-ups. Picard review: A hero's homecoming, and so much more. TV ReviewsAll of our TV reviews in one convenient place.

Picard review: A hero's homecoming, and so much more

Star Trek: Picard reintroduces an old friend. TV ReviewsAll of our TV reviews in one convenient place.

Star Trek: Picard reintroduces an old friend

The first thing you should know is, Data is dead. That isn’t really a spoiler, at least not for Star Trek: Picard. Data sacrificed himself in Star Trek: Nemesis, the last of the Next Generation movies and possibly the worst. (I go back and forth between it and Insurrection. Generations wasn’t great either.) “Remembrance” makes a lot of smart, strong choices, beginning with its opening (a dream sequence that starts with Bing Crosby crooning “Blue Skies” over images of the cosmos—just the right sort of light, off-kilter note to hit) and ending with its final shot (oh yeah, we’ll get to that), but the most unexpectedly strong choice is the way the script leans hard into some of the most controversial canon developments in the post-TNG Trek-verse.

Whether that aspiration will ultimately pay-off remains to be seen, but it’s a promising start. That’s a surprisingly minor complaint, though. (1) Data Explains how to be second in command. Google’s New AI Puts Us One Step Closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator. Google is developing a new AI speech-to-speech translator technology that could imitate your voice in real time.

Google’s New AI Puts Us One Step Closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator

Its name is Translatotron, and it may be key to achieving the seamless universal translation dream we see on Star Trek within our lifespan. Credit: Entertainment. (1) Leonard Nimoy discusses the Star Trek pilot - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG. (1) Preserving an Interstellar Icon - Enterprise at the Smithsonian (2015) FANDOM powered by Wikia. "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

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Symbolising the elements that create truth and beauty. " The Vulcan IDIC is an acronym for Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations, the basis of Vulcan philosophy, celebrating the vast array of variables in the universe. In the Vulcan language, the term for IDIC is Kol-Ut-Shan. (VOY: "Gravity") When referring to the symbol in the English language, it, it was pronounced "ih-dihk". (TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty? ") IDIC symbols were in use at least as early as the 4th century AD, as one appeared on Surak's katric ark. The Great Material Continuum (DS9) DS9 Garak drinks root beer (The Way of the Warrior) Star Trek The Next Generation - Lt Jae (Tracee Cocco) tribute (2017 HD version!)

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I thrilled to see Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance defeat the Galactic Empire. I loved watching Ellen Ripley beat the nasty xenomorphs over and over. As a young African American coming of age in the 1990s, I naturally gravitated toward John Henry Irons — DC Comics’ “Steel” — and the black heroes of Milestone Comics. Science fiction and comic books allowed me to think about a different world where I could dream of myself, an awkward and chubby boy, as being greater than the sum of my parts.

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Paramount Television Harlan Ellison, the acclaimed science fiction writer of books, television and film who was reknowned for his time working on the original Star Trek series, died at the age of 84.

Harlan Ellison Dead At 84: Acclaimed Writer Of ‘Star Trek’ And Others

According to a tweet by photographer, lawyer and creative rights activist Christine Valada, Ellison’s wife Susan revealed that Ellison passed “in his sleep, earlier today.” The announcement was also accompanied by a popular quote from the writer’s afterword to The Essential Ellison: “For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time, I mattered.” Arrangements for a celebration of Ellison’s life are currently in process. Susan Ellison has asked me to announce the passing of writer Harlan Ellison, in his sleep, earlier today. Ferengi Rules of Acquisition [Complete List*] The Best Scene from DS9. ONE OF THE BEST MOMENTS IN STAR TREK HISTORY! Hugh Makes a Decision.

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Star Trek: Inside “The Trouble with Tribbles,” 50 Years Later

These small, plush alien beings, which swamped the U.S.S. Enterprise and its brave crew, were merely sewn-up pouches of synthetic fur stuffed with foam rubber. But in the fictional Trek universe, tribbles were cute, purring, alive and—because they bred so rapidly—hilarious. Star Trek’s 50-year mission: to shine a light on the best of humankind. There is no grand political statement in the first episode of Star Trek, 50 years ago.

Star Trek’s 50-year mission: to shine a light on the best of humankind

The Man Trap is a languid little thriller about a monster that eats salt and has a curious habit of shape-shifting into the image of your ex-girlfriend. Star Trek One Trek Mind: Nimoy's Other Best Roles. Stern, bereft of emotion, perhaps even a tad diabolical. These were not the words to describe Leonard Nimoy. Nor are they even accurate for Mr. Spock, his most famous character, once you get to know him. But Nimoy's striking visage (aided a bit by some tweaked eyebrows and earlobes) and alien presence made him an instant icon when Star Trek: The Original Series first went on the air. For many, Spock IS Star Trek, and the Vulcan philosophies of logic and infinite diversity in infinite combinations are a path we try to walk here on Earth.

How Patrick Stewart Changed The Way We Say 'Data' Posted on Dec 21, 2016 11:25pm. Star Trek 28 Years Later... It's Still "Elementary, Dear Data" It was December 5, 1988, or 28 years ago, that the fan-favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Elementary, Dear Data” debuted. And it remains one of TNG's most-entertaining episodes. A second-season outing, it focused on Data, Geordi and Dr. Pulaski, who got caught up in a Sherlock Holmes-style holodeck mystery involving a quick-thinking, fast-learning and (arguably) sentient Professor James Moriarty (Daniel Davis).

Director Rob Bowman shot it inventively, lending it tremendous visual appeal, all of which was complemented by Robert Blackman's colorful costumes, as well as the impressive Victorian sets, and, of course, the fun performances by Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Diana Muldaur and guest star Davis. A few intriguing factoids and anecdotes about “Elementary, Dear Data”: Brian Alan Lane wrote “Elementary, Dear Data.” The TNG writing staff mistakenly believed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes universe to be in the public domain.

'Beyond' Screenwriter Thinks 'Star Trek' Deserves a Cinematic Universe. The voyages of the starship Enterprise might not be the only Star Trek adventures we’ll see on the big screen. If Doug Jung — screenwriter of Star Trek Beyond — gets his way, the entire future history of all of Trek could expand into a vast cinematic universe. Saying that he would love to see the “Zero Dark Thirty version of Star Trek” Doug Jung suggested that complex and diverse universe of all of Trek could lend itself to numerous styles of movies, similar to what the Star Wars franchise is attempting with Rogue One. “Why not blow it out to a cinematic universe” Jung told EW, outlining that such a concept could allow Trek movies to explore “secondary characters” or deal with “an espionage element versus the large-scale exploration themes of the main Star Trek.”

The Original Star Trek is Still Driving Innovation at Apple and Google. By Robert Montenegro When George Takei visited us last month, we were fascinated with his explanation of Star Trek's influence on the social progress and emerging technologies of today. Series creator Gene Roddenberry was a visionary figure in so many ways that 50 years later we're still trying to turn his dreams into reality. Farhad Manjoo covers Star Trek tech-made-incarnate in this piece for The New York Times, commenting on major improvements to the Siri software for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The new Siri is hands free; you can access it via voice at any time.

Its capabilities have been boosted to the point where we're awfully close to what Captain Kirk is able to do in the video below. “The Star Trek computer is not just a metaphor that we use to explain to others what we’re building,” Amit Singhal, the head of Google’s search team, told Manjoo. After all, isn't the advent of Apple's Siri just an excuse to make us all like Captain Kirk?

‘Star Trek’: Best Movies and TV Shows, Ranked. Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list. There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry.

Best 'Star Trek' original series episodes ranked. Star Trek Sandra Piller Reveals Her Late Husband's Insurrection Book. Michael Piller, when he passed away in 2005, was just 57 years old. He left behind many things: his family, including wife Sandra; hours and hours of Star Trek television and also Star Trek Insurrection, not to mention the millions of fans who enjoyed them; and episodes of other shows he'd written, produced and/or created, such as Simon & Simon, Miami Vice, Wildfire and The Dead Zone. Piller also mentored numerous writers during his time with Trek, and they continue his legacy.