By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Nobody's going to win an Emmy for a $60,000 parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.
Actor and equal rights advocate George Takei, whose portrayal of the "Star Trek" character Mr. Sulu in television and film has made him a science-fiction legend, is crossing a new frontier this week by appearing as himself in issue No. 6 of Archie Comics' "Kevin Keller," a series about Riverdale's only gay teenager.
William Shatner is not attending the USS Enterprise's retirement, after all.
BTE Dan is the person behind Build the Enterprise, a website devoted to building an actual, functional, space lasers 'n all version of the USS Enterprise, the venerable pop-culture starship featured in "Star Trek." Estimated time frame? Twenty years. Suggested cost? $1 trillion. Proposed missions? Dropping probes beneath the giant ice sheets of Jupiter's moon Europa, or maybe blasting asteroids before they can smash into Earth, "Armageddon"-style.
It's over, gang. Might as well pack it in. Personal computer sales are in decline, falling to an avalanche of tablet devices. There's nothing new under the sun. "Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated."
Anybody who doesn't think this is the cutest little news story of the day must be a Klingon.
A prop vehicle that was used in the original "Star Trek" TV series in the late 1960s and acquired by an Ohio collector has sold at auction for just over $70,000 after a last-minute bidding war.
The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those.
The daring secret mission by elite U.S. forces to get Osama bin Laden will be told in the pages of a new graphic novel that aims to shed more light - with a bit of creative license - on the event.
The daring secret mission to get Osama bin Laden by elite U.S. forces will be told in the pages of a new graphic novel that aims to shed more light _ with a bit of creative license _ on the event.
Hollywood's summer box-office streak has cooled a bit with a $37 million opening weekend for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's science-fiction tale "Super 8."
Hollywood's summer box-office streak has cooled a bit with a $37 million opening weekend for J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale "Super 8."
J.J. Abrams is making good use of his boyhood apprenticeship shooting super-8 movies.
Discovery's astronauts got a special greeting Monday morning in advance of their departure from the International Space Station.