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Science Fiction Writer Harlan Ellison Has Died At The Age Of 84
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Harlan Ellison Star Trek City On The Edge of Forever

Legendary writer Harlan Ellison passed away in his sleep on June 27, 2018 at the age of 84. Known as one of the most diverse science fiction writers of his time, Ellison worked in a variety of mediums during his career. Be it short stories, novellas, scripts, or comics, he was able to create some extraordinarily memorable works.

His attitude was probably what made him most famous within the literary world. He even referred to himself as “possibly the most contentious person on Earth.” Nonetheless his achievements were myriad and his fan base immense.

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‘Star Trek 4’: Paramount To Hire First Female Director For The Franchise
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Chris Hemsworth in Star Trek

Paramount Pictures will be taking their Star Trek film franchise to some interesting places. First there is the R-rated Star Trek being penned by Quentin Tarantino, and now the studio is looking to hire the franchise’s first female director. Reports are saying S.J. Clarkson, who directed Marvel’s Jessica Jones pilot for Netflix, is in talks to direct Star Trek 4. More on the story here below.

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‘Unbelievable!!!!!’ Trailer: A Spoof Starring 42 ‘Star Trek’ Alums, A Puppet Captain Kirk, and Snoop Dogg
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Unbelievable!!!!! Star Trek Spoof

Ready to watch one of the strangest freakin’ trailers you’re ever going to see? Archangel Films has released an official trailer for Unbelievable!!!!!, a Star Trek spoof which stars 42 Trek alums, a puppet Captain Kirk (think Thunderbirds or Team America), and Snoop Dogg.

The movie is written and directed by Steven L. Fawcette and, as you’ll see below, does not have much of a budget. But it does have a hell of a cast, and Snoop Dogg fist fighting a Captain Kirk puppet. You can read more about Unbelievable!!!!!, see the full cast lineup, and watch the trailer below.

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Yes, Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Movie Is R-Rated
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Oh, you didn’t think Quentin Tarantino pitching an idea for a new Star Trek movie to J.J. Abrams that he might end up directing couldn’t get any stranger? Sit with me for a moment, my friends. Here, I made you some nice cocoa. Marshmallows are there on the table if you like. Careful now, it’s a bit hot.

Everything about this was unexpected, of course. But one of the things that made it especially surprising was the part about Tarantino possibly directing. Not only has he never made a big blockbuster type movie—he’s only made eight movies total with a ninth on the way, and there’s been whispers of him potentially retiring from filmmaking after his 10th—but each and every one of his films has been R-rated. Star Trek movies, as you’re likely aware, are not R-rated.

But never fear, Tarantino fans. As it turns out, even Star Trek is R-rated when it comes from Quentin. In fact, it was one of his requirements.

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‘Please Stand By’ Trailer: Dakota Fanning Is On A Mission To Deliver Her ‘Star Trek’ Script
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Dakota Fanning in Please Stand By

Magnolia Pictures has released a trailer for Please Stand By, which stars Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve, and Patton Oswalt.

The movie tells the story of a young autistic woman who’s on a mission to deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition. You can read the full description and watch the trailer below.

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Wait, What? Quentin Tarantino Working With J.J. Abrams On New ‘Star Trek’ Movie; Might Direct
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

A good “is it April Fools’ Day already?” story is always fun, and this one is a doozie. It’s being reported that Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill writer and director Quentin Tarantino has come up with what’s described simply as “a great idea” for a new Star Trek movie, and he has pitched that idea to producer J.J. Abrams, who directed a reboot of the Trek cinematic franchise in 2009 and a sequel in 2013.

If that’s not unbelievable enough for you, it gets even crazier. The report says that if all goes well, Tarantino could even end up directing this new Star Trek movie.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Books, eBooks, and AudioBooks
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Holiday Book Gift Guide 2017

It’s that time of year again for some giving and receiving, and what better way to get into the spirit than with gifting some good books! This year sees many selections to choose from for fans of properties like Star Wars and Star Trek; tie-ins for Alien, Harry Potter, E.T., and The Twilight Zone, as well as titles by authors like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Joe Hill, Anne Rice, Brandon Sanderson, Andy Weir, and many more.

Check out here below our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017 for Books, eBooks, and Audiobooks for our favorite holiday gift picks for this year for the reader in your life.

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017: A Personal Gift Guide From RockLove Jewelry Designer Allison Cimino
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is upon us, and therefore, it’s gift guide time! This year, Allison Cimino of RockLove Jewelry gave Geeks of Doom a very special gift – a holiday gift guide just for us! So sit back, relax, and shop away…

Check out Allison’s gift guide below.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2017: Specialty Items
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Holiday Specialty Gift Guide 2017

Deck the halls with specialty gifts aplenty! Pfeff-Bot and I are back once again, making your holiday shopping easy, as we’ve collected an assortment of fantastic gifts for the geek you love. Check out our list below!

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Book Spotlight: Star Trek: The Book of Lists by Chip Carter
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Star Trek: The Book of Lists
Hardcover | Kindle
By Chip Carter
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: November 7, 2017

Author Chip Carter stuffs Star Trek: The Book of Lists with 100 lists that highlight memorable moments throughout the beloved scifi franchise’s 51-year history, along with plenty of little-known facts, too.

This new 224-page full-color book from Harper Design, which is an adorable and easy-to-handle 7×9 hardcover, is broken down into 8 chapters, grouping together aspects like Starfleet personal, ships and technology, the future, and more. The backmatter contains a table of contents of each individual list, which includes the must-haves like “Kirk’s Most Memorable Kisses,” “Red[Shirt] Alert,” and “Useful Klingon Phrases.”

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