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William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk


William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk


Computer Space Launched the Video Game Industry 50 Years Ago

In an article for The Conversation, Noah Wardrip-Fruin writes about how Computer Space marked the start of the $175 billion video game industry we have today when it debuted on Oct. 15, 1971 -- and why you probably haven't heard of it. From the report: Computer Space, made by the small company Nutting Associates, seemed to have everything going for it. Its scenario -- flying a rocket ship through space locked in a dogfight with two flying saucers -- seemed perfect for the times. The Apollo Moon ...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, Britain, The New York Times, Atari, Pong, Stanford University, Nolan Bushnell, Bushnell, Charlton Heston, Computer Space, Nutting Associates, Noah Wardrip Fruin, Jerry Jessop


William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas


Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


Star Trek Finished The One Mission Captain Kirk Never Did

Warning: SPOILER for Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2, Episode 9 - "weJ Duj (Three Ships)". Captain Kirk's infamous opening scene in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is parodied by Star Trek: Lower Decks with Ensign D'Vana Tendi and Dr. T'Ana potentially finishing the one mission Kirk never did. In Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2, episode 9, "weJ Duj (Three Ships)," the Lower Deckers aboard the USS Cerritos pair up with a "bridge buddy" for some rest and recreation during a long-haul warp flight...
Tags: Yosemite, Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Spock, William Shatner, Ana, El Capitan, Kirk, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, McCoy, Cerritos, Starfleet, Kirk Spock, Tendi, Spock Leonard Nimoy


William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

90-year-old actor who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek will become the oldest person to reach spaceWilliam Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth.Shatner will take a seat on Blue Origin’s second launch from west Texas on 12 October, the space flight company owned by Jeff Bezos said. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Kirk, James T Kirk, West Texas, Shatner


Star Trek Generations: Why Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley Refused To Return

Although Star Trek Generations saw the return of the original series star William Shatner, the iconic actor wasn't joined by colleagues Leonard Nimoy and DeForrest Kelley. Instead, Shatner appeared alongside Walter Koenig and James Doohan, who reprised their roles as Chekov and Scott respectively. Paramount Studio's original plan was for the entire cast of Star Trek: The Original Series to appear in Generations in order to pass the torch to the TNG crew. However, it soon became clear that sever...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Star Trek, Spock, Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Paramount, Leonard Nimoy, Scott, Kirk, Chekov, Jean Luc Picard, James T Kirk, Shatner, Nimoy, Scotty


Every original show and movie you can stream on Paramount Plus - from 'Star Trek: Discovery' to 'The Stand'

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. CBS Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month (with ads) or $10 a month (ad-free). The streaming service features several original shows and movies you can watch right now. Brand-new Paramount films will also be available to stream 30 to 45 days after they hit theaters Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small) Bundle (medium) Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky From revivals of hit '90s show...
Tags: Reviews, Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment, South Park, Amy Schumer, Halo, US, NFL, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, Features, Fbi, Avatar, Mtv


Blue Origin plans to blast William Shatner into space on its New Shepard rocket in October, reports say

At 90 years old, William Shatner would be the oldest man to ever be launched into space. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is reportedly going to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. The 15-minute civilian flight is expected to take place in October, TMZ reported. Sources close to Shatner told TMZ that the flight will be filmed for an upcoming documentary. See more stories on Insider's business page. William Shatner is preparing for a trip to sp...
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, San Diego, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Artemis, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Kirk


Everything enterprise software and SaaS at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

When you hear the word, “enterprise” and you immediately think software instead of Star Trek, you’re going to love this post — and the SaaS and Enterprise-focused knowledge waiting for you at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23. We’ve packed a veritable boatload of Grade A prime programming into three full days of Disrupt. Prepare to hear and learn from an endless parade of tech icons, visionaries, movers, shakers and unicorn makers. We’re talking more than 80 scheduled offerings, folks. ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Star Trek, Vista, New Zealand, Salesforce, Steve, Stewart Butterfield, Vista Equity Partners, Xero, Calendly, Grafana, Bret Taylor, Steve Vamos, Monti Saroya, Tope Awotona


Ten TV Series That Can Help You Be Your Best Self

Most of us have watched more TV than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic—while depression and anxiety went through the roof as isolation and layoffs have taken their toll. That was true for those who worked in show biz. Even as viewership spiked, television production slowed almost to a halt. Actors, directors, editors, writers, location managers, camera and boom operators, grips, and gaffers were stuck at home, just like the rest of us, surrounded by disease, facing uncertain economic futures....
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Instagram, Parenting, Tig Notaro, New York City, Los Angeles, Ted, Star Trek, Bbc, Netflix, United States, Manhattan, Gillian Anderson, Emory


6 Best Wireless Chargers for Smart Phones & Devices (Apple & Android)

Charging your device wirelessly is an ingenious invention when you think about it. Simply placing your smartphone or smart device on a pad to let electricity flow through the grid in the charger and into your device while you sleep must have seemed like something out of Star Trek even a decade ago. While using a wireless charger is incredibly simple, picking the one that is best for your needs can be challenging. Options such as design, power level, and form factor can affect the effectiveness o...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Tools, Design, Samsung, Best, Star Trek, Chargers, Apple Watch, Anker, Qi, Max, Samsung Galaxy, Belkin, Ac, Don


Paramount Plus features a huge catalog of series and movies, including blockbuster releases like 'A Quiet Place Part II' - here's everything announced so far

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. CBS Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month (with ads) or $10 a month (ad-free). The streaming service features several original shows and movies you can watch right now. Brand-new Paramount films will also be available to stream 30 to 45 days after they hit theaters Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small) Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky From reviva...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Amy Schumer, Halo, US, NFL, Trends, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, Features, Avatar, Mtv, Alex Ferguson, James Bond, Madonna


Paramount Plus starts at just $5 a month, but you'll need the more expensive plan to get live CBS

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Paramount Plus has ad-supported and ad-free plans. Paramount Plus CBS All Access became Paramount Plus on March 4. The rebranded streaming service features original shows and movies from popular franchises. Paramount Plus starts at $5/month, and new members can get a seven-day free trial. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Essential Monthly Plan (ad-supported) (small) Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Entertainment, Australia, Comedy Central, Halo, US, NFL, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Mtv, New Zealand, Streaming, Cbs, SEC


Jeff Bezos is about to step down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018. The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO on July 5, 27 years to the day after he founded the company. Bezos got his start as a New York hedge-funder and grew Amazon into a $1.7 trillion business. Along the way, he faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandal, and became the world's richest man. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After 27 years in charge, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as A...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Germany, India, New York City, US, Trends, Tech


This Apple Watch Camera Band Brings Live Video to Your Wrist

The $300 Wristcam is a futuristic Apple Watch accessory that asks the question: What if you put a camera on your smartwatch? When we first heard about it, it seemed like the band was teetering on the edge between genius and ridiculousness. The same can be said of Wristcam’s latest feature: live video messaging. Read more...
Tags: Ios, Facebook, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Star Trek, Software, Computing, Messages, Apple Watch, Wearable Devices, watchOS, James, Human Interest, Wear OS, Wearable Computers


Nanoleaf's New Smart Lights Are Less Sci-Fi, More HGTV

With their vibrant hues and designs inspired by science fiction, it’s often hard to make smart lights fit in with more traditional furniture. That’s exactly what Nanoleaf is trying to fix with its new line of Elements smart lights. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Star Trek, Best Buy, Blade Runner, Lighting, Alexa, Hgtv, Nanoleaf


What Happens When You Have a Heart Attack on the Way To Mars?

If your heart stops en route to Mars, rest assured that researchers have considered how to carry out CPR in space. (One option is to plant your feet on the ceiling and extend your arms downwards to compress the patient's chest.) From a report: Astronauts, because of their age range and high physical fitness, are unlikely to suffer a stroke or have their appendix suddenly explode. That's good because, if it does happen, they're in the realm of what Jonathan Scott -- head of the medical projects a...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, European Space Agency, Mars, Iss, Scott, Jonathan Scott, Trish, Kris Lehnhardt, Emmanuel Urquieta, Translational Institute for Space Health TRISH, Urquieta


How William Shatner Is Celebrating His 90th Birthday

When the Star Trek franchise was awarded a special Emmy in 2018, it was William "Captain Kirk" Shatner who'd co-delivered its acceptance speech, remembers ComicBook.com. "Thank you so much. 52 years. What a gift. We're grateful... Star Trek has endured because it represents an idea — one that's greater than the sum of our parts... we watch and we reach to see the best version of ourselves..." And now three years later, they report that Shatner "will celebrate his 90th birthday back on the brid...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, William Shatner, Victor, New York Daily News, Priceline, Kirk, James T Kirk, Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Kirk Shatner


Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per month with ads

ViacomCBS executives held a virtual investor event today where they outlined the strategy for Paramount+, the streaming service set to launch on March 4 that’s basically a rebranded, expanded version of CBS All Access. In addition to launching in the United States, executives said the service will be available across Latin America and Canada on March 4, with a Nordic launch a few weeks later and an Australian launch also planned for this year. And they said that Paramount+ will cost $4.99 per mo...
Tags: TC, Hbo, Tech, Star Trek, Canada, United States, Paris, Showtime, Cbs, Warner Bros, Kelsey Grammer, Paramount, Latin America, Picard, Tom Ryan, Jack Ryan


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


How to watch 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 on CBS All Access

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. CBS "Star Trek: Discovery" is streaming its third season on CBS All Access.The season three finale premiered on January 7, and you can now watch all 13 episodes.The sci-fi series stars Sonequa Martin-Green ("The Walking Dead") as Michael Burnham, a crew member aboard the USS Discovery.CBS All Access costs $5.99 a month with limited commercials, or $9.99 per month without commercials. Sci-fi fans...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, US, Samsung, NFL, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Netflix, Canada, Streaming, Roku, Cbs, Lg, Vizio, Lucy


Magdrive secures Seed funding for new propulsion system which could take us to the stars

A startup with a new type of spacecraft propulsion system could make the interplanetary travel seen in Star Trek a reality. Magdrive has just closed a £1.4M seed round led by Founders Fund, an early investor in SpaceX, backed by Luminous Ventures, 7percent Ventures, and Entrepreneur First. Magdrive is developing a next generation of spacecraft propulsion for small satellites. The startup says its engine’s thrust and efficiency are a “generational leap” ahead of any other electrical thrusters, op...
Tags: TC, Europe, Spacex, UK, London, Entrepreneur, Tech, Star Trek, Space Travel, United Kingdom, Oxford, Spaceflight, Isp, Spacecraft, Imperial College London, Emerging-technologies


How to watch 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 on CBS All Access — new episodes premiere every Thursday

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. CBS "Star Trek: Discovery" is now streaming its third season on CBS All Access.New episodes will premiere every Thursday through January 7, 2021.The sci-fi series stars Sonequa Martin-Green ("The Walking Dead") as Michael Burnham, a crew member aboard the USS Discovery.CBS All Access costs $5.99 a month with limited commercials, or $9.99 per month without commercials. Sci-fi fans looking to "bol...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Stephen King, US, Samsung, NFL, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Netflix, Canada, Streaming, Roku, Cbs, Lg, Vizio


Abby Govindan On The Complex Relationship Between Immigration, Diaspora, And Comedy

Courtesy of Abby Govindan Basically, you can’t please everybody. Abby Govindan is a 23-year-old comedian, writer, and social media personality from Houston, Texas. She spoke with Funny Or Die over Zoom to discuss her journey in comedy so far, the importance of telling diverse stories, and what it’s like navigating Twitter, comedy, and creative spaces as an Indian-American woman. This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. For those who don’t know you yet, I...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Texas, Beyonce, Australia, La, India, New York City, America, Star Trek, Netflix, Ireland, Humor, Houston, Seth Macfarlane, Mindy Kaling


CBS Will Celebrate 'Star Trek' Day 2020 With an Epic Trek Panel Marathon

Iwastheone shares a report from Space.com: It's been an incredible 54 years since "Star Trek" first debuted. On Tuesday (Sept. 8), actors from across the multi-decade franchise will celebrate an online "Star Trek" day with panels and discussions, while discussing the series' emphasis on diversity. More than three hours of free virtual panels will play at the Star Trek Day website here starting at 12 p.m. PDT (3 p.m. EDT or 1900 GMT). The multi-hour online event comes in the wake of a CBS announc...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, Cbs, Ian Alexander, Adira, Gray CBS All Access


Star Trek To Welcome First Transgender and Non-Binary Characters

AmiMoJo shares a report from the BBC: Sci-fi franchise Star Trek is set to introduce its first transgender and non-binary characters. The characters are to appear in the third series of Star Trek: Discovery, producers said on Wednesday. The trans character, Gray, will be played by trans actor Ian Alexander, and likewise non-binary Adira will be portrayed by Blu del Barrio. "Star Trek has always made a mission of giving visibility to underrepresented communities," said a producer. The show's co-r...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, Bbc, Ian Alexander, Adira, Michelle Paradise, Barrio Star Trek


For U.S. Space Force Ranks, William Shatner Endorses 'Starfleet Amendment'

America's House of Representatives proposed a new structure for the U.S. Space Force in what's being called "the Starfleet amendment". Space News reports: Before the House passed the so-called "Starfleet" amendment, Space Force officials had been internally debating a new rank structure to set the space branch apart from its parent service the U.S. Air Force. The amendment in the House version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Space Force to use the Navy's rank structu...
Tags: Texas, Navy, Senate, America, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, House, House Of Representatives, Delta, Republican, William Shatner, Gene Roddenberry, U S Air Force, Shatner, Starfleet



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