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And it's badass woman, Michelle Yeoh.
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Barco Escape, in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, is hoping to offer viewers a more dynamic movie experience in Canada with panoramic screens. I got the scoop on this new technology and offer thoughts on whether you should try seeing the latest blockbuster flicks with it yourself.
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You'll need cable TV and a subscription to Space to see the new Star Trek series.
James Doohan was more than just an actor and a Star Trek crew member -- he was a real-life war hero and was also central to shaping elements of the series itself. In the Second World War he was a pilot and took part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy (and was hit by six rounds).
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Get excited, "Star Trek" fans.
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I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.
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In Canada, the term assimilation is especially unpopular. It's associated with painful events in the country's history. But the country's proponents of forced assimilation often underestimated the inevitability of resistance on the part of their targets. The lessons of our history seem lost on many Canadians as it's surprising to learn how many endorse making "others" like "them." Paradoxically, several Canadians that continue to fear assimilation are amongst those most apt to believe that their own cultural survival depends others assimilating.
A major challenge for the Mickey Mouse company and J.J. Abrams was to revitalize the force of the George Lucas franchise and to reinvigorate the passion of the next generation. In this respect, The Force Awakens is a success, and I never had a doubt that it would beat every box office record.
"Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday after losing his battle with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was buried at the Hillside Memorial Cemetery and Mortuary in Lo...
Nimoy seems a genuinely decent person who, while not Spock, did live up to a high standard of wisdom and integrity. This is refreshing in a world where it seems there are no heroes left, where facades removed reveal disturbing realities.
Leonard Nimoy may have left us, but his most famous character's wisdom will always be with us. Nimoy played many characters in a career that spanned more than six decades, but he was best known as Spo...
Sometimes an offer is just too sweet — or should we say Trekkie? — to pass up.
Escape From an Inhospitable Planet As a kid in high school, I was the one who was called out by other girls and beaten up by the boys in the school yard. Being the new kid in the hall, year after year...
I haven't seen any surveys that say definitively how many five to twelve year old girls are frequenting comic book stores and watching Star Trek. I'm sure that the number, whatever it is, is higher than the numbers were in the 1970s but I'm willing to bet that it still disproportionately less than the number of boys.
A Vancouver dad is reluctantly selling his custom 1978 GMC van, airbrushed with a stunning — and we mean that in every definition of the word — ode to "Star Trek." The question isn't, who would want t...
Defiance is an American science fiction TV series just recently beginning its second season (on Sy-Fy in the U.S., Showcase in Canada, and other broadcasters elsewhere). And it reminded me of an issue...
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CALGARY - Canadian actor William Shatner will beam into Alberta next month to lead the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade.Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is to serve as Grand...
TORONTO - Almost 50 years ago, TV viewers were introduced to a nifty little sci-fi gadget on the series "Star Trek" that could read a patient's vital signs and diagnose diseases with a mere swipe abov...
When Shins frontman James Mercer and wunderkind producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton), collectively known as Broken Bells, decided to name their sophomore album "After The Disco," they were in a co...
Line Rainville just upped the ante for Trekkies everywhere. The resident of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Quebec, spent roughly $30,000 transforming the basement of her home into the USS Enterprise (NCC-17...
Murray Lightburn, singer of Montreal band The Dears, has made a mother of a solo album. "Mass:Light" is an electronic concept album, a sci-fi story about death and war and crystal balls, which follows...
Sure, you're probably thinking about what dresses to wear to all the annual Christmas parties this month, but just stop obsessing over whether you're going to wear sequin or white and take a look at t...
I talk a lot on Twitter, Facebook and my blog about science, science fiction and progressive politics are regular topics. Some people who seem interested in one and not the others get annoyed by this....
Orphan Black is about clones and conspiracies. Part of the series' appeal is doubtless its gimmick. The twinning process -- wherein an actor plays opposite himself -- has been around for decades, but Orphan Black does it better than almost anything before. Even when the clones hand each other glasses you forget special effects are involved!
At heart, every story has probably been told, so it's in the details it's kept fresh. When Canadian filmmakers refuse to set their productions in Canada, they are basically announcing: "We have no intention of doing anything fresh with this material." If the creators aren't willing to fight for something as rudimentary as the setting, can we really expect them to fight for other things? Is the fact that so many of these filmmakers are unwilling to set their stories explicitly in Canada part of the reason why there are so few Canadian series and movies fronted by non-white actors? 'Cause that might be a fight with executives, too.
Hey, I loved Star Trek growing up and I think my whole generation did. But be forewarned. I am going to help you find the tears. But until I thought of Star Trek and Dr. McCoy, I could not find the tears either.
The themes of Star Trek are great. The inclusiveness, the friendship, the camaraderie, no one was expendable, we were all members of the crew, no matter race, faith, colour or sexual orientation, we were all working together for the common good; for the mission.
With today's release of "Star Trek Into Darkness," some staff members at Huffington Post Canada began to reminisce about the days of yore, when "Star Trek: The Next Generation" was on TV all the time....
Everyone loves Commander William T. Riker, the bearded, dashing, gallant first officer of Jean-Luc Picard's USS Enterprise. But despite years of watching our Number One, we never noticed that he has a...
It's a beer set to boldly go where no beer has gone before — and it launched in Calgary this weekend. Vulcan Ale is the brainchild of two Star Trek superfans from Calgary and Airdrie who also happen...
One could make the case the original Kirk (William Shatner) would regard the current Kirk (Chris Pine) with some skepticism. And as much as I suspect I'll enjoy the new film, I suspect I'll miss the old Kirk, and what he said about our definition of "hero."
You don't know true TV fandom until you've met a Star Trek fan. This fandom of Trekkies/Trekkers is nothing new; what isn't documented ad infinitum is the feeling, the invisible camaraderie. For all of you who missed it, here are the 47 best moments of the night.
All too often, TV actors who've played the same character for a long time grow resentful and dislike talking about their experiences in the role. Not so for Michael Dorn, who played the Klingon Worf o...