Think that college is full of boring lectures about areas of study you could care less about? Think again. These eight classes are fully tailored to the modern geek, covering topics like Star Trek, zombies, and even Lady Gaga. Check them out, and even download a few for free now!
It's Star Trek Into Darkness release day! In honor of director J.J. Abrams's latest installment of the Star Trek franchise, now in theaters, we thought we'd spice things up with a little Trek on Trek action.
You've devoted dozens of hours to Star Trek viewing marathons and stood in line at midnight for Chris Pine's take on Captain Kirk, but can you tell Picard from Riker? Kirk from Spock? Put your Star Trek: The Original Series and TNG knowledge to the test in our Who Said It? character quiz.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel had yet another member of the Star Wars franchise in the hot seat. A few weeks ago, it was a dodgy Harrison Ford who took questions from the crowd, and this time it was J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars film, who — for better or worse — took story line suggestions for the new movie from some of Star Wars's, er, biggest fans.
Star Trek's latest chapter isn't just for Trekkies. Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve's promo tour has already been proof of the glamour on Star Trek Into Darkness's red carpets. But last night's premiere got quadruple the celebrity-style treatment when Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Morrison joined the film's leading ladies in LA. Jennifer channeled Disco-era dazzle in a sequined jumpsuit, then polished it off with nude platform pumps and a pair of major jewel-drop earrings. Kate took a more subtle approach in a riff on the classic LBD, a strapless and asymmetrical-hemmed dress from Alberta Ferretti, which she amped up with a playful pair of neon sandals. As for the night's costars, Zoe Saldana bared her midriff in a ruffled, nude peekaboo confection from Rodarte's Fall '13 collection and Alice Eve slipped into a sleek gold and black sheath from Zuhair Murad. That's the rundown on who wore what; now it's time to cast your vote.
Very few are fluent in the the guttural language of the Klingon warrior race — but now Trekkies around the World Wide Web can try their hand at the ancient alien dialect with the new Klingon Translator by Bing for web and Windows Phone.
Head over to bing.com/translator to see what your favorite Star Trek-isms look like in Latin-based Klingon or the traditional piqaD Klingon script. In the words of Captain Picard, "make it so," and master the old alien tongue one word at a time!
The Klingon Language Institute, along with professor Marc Orkrand, who is credited with inventing the language, built the Star Trek-approved translation algorithms from the ground up. This, of course, means that there is still a lot of work to do on the translator, and master Klingon speakers can contribute to its progress by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you hit the theater on May 17 to see Star Trek Into Darkness (which stars the one, the only Benedict Cumberbatch), learn the language of Worf to impress all your Trekkie friends.
If you and your future spouse are die-hard Trekkies, then why not express your obsession with a custom Star Trek wedding cake topper? Click through a few of our favorites, and if one catches your eye, then think like Captain Picard and "make it so!" With Star Trek Into Darkness hitting theaters on May 17, you're sure to find plenty of inspiration for every aspect of your nuptials.
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
The one, the only Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock and The Hobbit hit the red carpet for the New York premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, and talked to POPSUGAR Entertainment editor Maggie Pehanick about being the new kid on the Star Trek block.
Watch Benedict confess his love for "the Pegg" (as in Simon) and being starstruck by Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine, and then find out what Zach and Chris had to say about J.J. Abrams and the sequel, due in theaters May 17!
Gandalf is to officiate Captain Picard's upcoming nuptials and — boom! — our favorite fantasy/sci-fi worlds collide, but far from Middle-earth or the Enterprise. Sir Ian McKellan is set to oversee the exchanging of vows between Sir Patrick Stewart and his jazz singer lover, Sunny Ozell, at their Massachusetts wedding.
While we don't know how the former Star Trek captain proposed, we'll dream that it was as sweet and geeky as the proposal he was part of at the Chicago Wizard World convention. If only all engagements began like this. Push play on the cute video, then check out some other adorable ways geeks have popped the question below!
- Making the movies jealous — The latest in a string of viral marriage proposals, Matt asked Ginny to marry him in an elaborate (Mac made?) movie trailer in a theater full of onlookers. Unbeknownst to her, there's a camera on her the entire time, and her reactions are totally adorable. Movie geeks, unite!
- Widgets proposal — A Mac nerd made up a custom widget to propose to his girlfriend back in 2007. Mac dashboard widgets were the hot-ticket item back then, and this one was the first (and only?) of its kind.
- HP7 Android app — Disguising a Harry Potter trivia quiz as a marriage proposal isn't easy, but this determined geek learned how to develop one on his own in order to surprise the Muggle of his dreams.
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The Oscars brings Hollywood glitz and glamour in a serious way, but geeks may have noticed it's long been missing something of the interstellar variety, but this year's show boldly went where no award show has gone before — with a visit from Captain Kirk. William Shatner, in costume as Kirk, of course, appeared on screen as a courageous messenger from the future who was there to save Seth MacFarlane in his hosting duties. The one thing that could make this Star Trek cameo even better?
A visit from the 2013 Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, and Lt. Uhura, Zoe Saldana. Extra Trekkie points to those that caught the Star Trek: The Next Generation opening music during their walk on stage. The actors from J.J. Abrams's upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness recounted their early February presentation of the Scientific and Technical Awards (what else?). Should next year's Oscars feature Benedict Cumberbatch, it'll be a Star Trek trifecta.