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Genre Missed Chance To Pioneer Gay Frontier

It's OK to be gay now (at least to some people), but it wasn't always that way in sci-fi

This story contains some coarse language. People across the country, across the world, took a minute Wednesday to show their support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered teens, letting them know they are not alone in the world, and that same world was by their side. Yet, even with the ...

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So Tell Us Honestly, Is There Too Much Religion In Sci-Fi?

Airlock Alpha columnist sparks debate across the Internet

"Lost" on ABC. "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica" on Syfy. Science-fiction shows with critical acclaim, yet which heavily rely on religion. Gone are the days when Gene Roddenberry shunned the inclusion of religion in "Star Trek." Today, it's not just politics in sci-fi, it's religion as well ...

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Picard Maneuvers Himself As New SGU Lead-In

Syfy will replace the previous week encore of 'Stargate: Universe' for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

Even 16 years after it's gone on the air, the crew of the USS Enterprise-D is being called in to provide some help to Syfy's Tuesday lineup. "Star Trek: The Next Generation" will begin airing some of its most popular episodes beginning at 7 p.m. ET this Tuesday as a way to help feed into Syfy's p ...

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Science-Fiction Gets Southern Fried In Kentucky

Two Strips of Latinum: Elizabethtown, Ky. to host its first science-fiction festival

Normally, when you think of Hardin County, Ky., most Americans would think of a log cabin that existed long ago, where one of this country's greatest presidents was born more than 200 years ago. This coming weekend, however, it will be the home for the area's first ever science-fiction festival. ...

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Final TNG Movie Was Pulled Due To Franchise Fatigue

Lackluster result for Star Trek: Nemesiskilled final movie before it started

The Star Trek franchise is currently re-exploring its roots in the Kirk and Spock timeline, but there is something equally iconic in Patrick Stewart's voiceover in the opening credits for "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Despite claims that it would never work, that series re-established Star Tr ...

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Star Trek Captain Says He Was Miscast

Patrick Stewart said it took time for him to adjust

Gene Roddenberry wanted him as the captain of the USS Enterprise. Rick Berman wanted him as captain of the USS Enterprise. But Patrick Stewart at first felt he was a horrible choice for the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." "Why would they cast a middle-aged ba ...

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'Doctor Who' Dominates 2010 Portal Awards

David Tennant, Russell T. Davies, and series itself big winners

Fans will definitely miss David Tennant and Russell T. Davies. At least those who took the time to participate in Airlock Alpha's 2010 Portal Awards. Tennant won Best Actor/Television (by a landslide) and Davies picked up the Gene Roddenberry Award for lifetime achievement on this third try as "D ...

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Busy Chase Masterson Still Honors Her Trek Roots

EXCLUSIVE: The former 'Deep Space Nine' actress joins The Federation fan group

Chase Masterson is a lot of things, but she isn't just the Dabo girl from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The actress, who played a mysterious lounge singer in "Yesterday Was a Lie," has been keeping a lock as a favorite among Star Trek fans, and is now the new face of The Federation, the Star Trek ...

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