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George Takei takes tech, social media to SXSW

To one generation George Takei was best-known for his role as Sulu on Star Trek. Today, Takei is widening his appeal from the young to the not-quite-as-young generations.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 04:29am EDT

Tags: George Takei, AARP, sxsw

Time to 'kirk out' again with 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley reviews "Star Trek: Into Darkness."

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 04:56am EDT

Tags: jason fraley, above the fray, fraley on film, Star Wars, movie reviews

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New spacecraft wants to use 'Star Trek' tech

If astronauts ever make the trip to Mars, it will take nearly a year to get there. But a new engine is under development to speed up space travel.

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 07:00am EDT

Tags: space travel,

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' beams into this generation

The debate has raged for years and is best summed up by a line in the "Weird Al" Yankovic parody "White and Nerdy."

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 04:11am EDT

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Star Trek technology may be the next frontier (VIDEO)

In "Star Trek," a futuristic device called a tricoder was used to scan new and unfamiliar planets. Now, a similar device may soon be available on earth.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:17am EDT

Tags: x-ray, video, darci marchese, UCLA

Everyday items bring fantasy to life in iconic movies

In the age of super technology and mind-blowing special effects, some of the most iconic sounds of the last half century came from items that could be found in a dumpster.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 04:08pm EST

Tags: thomas warren, jurassic park, Star Wars,