‘SF Celebs’ Category

Nichelle Nichols Flying High Again!

Nichelle Nichols is going into near-space! That’s right, the communications officer for the Starship Enterprise, is going up! She revealed this during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session.. As part of a NASA mission, she will fly high in September on the NASA SOFIA flight.She stated that she is honored to have been asked. SOFIA stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, where Nichols will be part of the crew in the aircraft that will study Earth’s atmosphere, among other things, from the sky. “SOFIA does not, sadly, fly into space. It’s an airborne observatory, a massive telescope mounted inside a 747 flying as high as is possible. I was on a similar flight, the first airborn observatory, back in 1977. It’s an amazing experience, you get a totally different perspective than from earth,” she wrote. While it is not going into space, it’s going near space. Source: ‘Star Trek’ Actress Nichelle Nichols to Take Part in NASA Mission – ABC News

Stan Lee’s New Song “Ode to Geek”

Hey there. Did you catch Stan Lee’s new video with the Ode to Geek song? Published on 5 Aug 2015, Stan Lee originally wrote “Ode to Geeks” (to the tune of Yankee Doodle) for his Lifetime Achievement Award at the first ever 2013 Geekie Awards. Composer and music director of The Geekie Awards, George Shaw created an original tune for Stan’s words and an virtual choir via the internet sings those rousing words.   In case you missed it, here it is: Here are lyrics: Let us praise those who are geeks and pity those who aren’t. We’re a very special clique all else is just abhorrent. Only geeks know what is in, that’s why we’re so admired. You could hear geeks speak all day and never once be tired. That’s why I’m so proud tonight because I’m with my peers. All of those who aren’t geeks are crying in their beers. So here’s a toast to all things geek, so hip, so in, so clever. My heart is filled, I can’t speak, but I’ll be geek forever. You can download the song here: http://ldr.fm/GVGwV A Look Behind the Scenes http://youtu.be/O0JKiAbK-bE Stan’s original Ode to Geeks speech at The Geekie Awards Subscribe to GeorgeShawMusic: http://goo.gl/EqNXpe http://georgeshawmusic.com http://facebook.com/georgeshawmusic Tweets by georgeshawmusic Lyrics by: Stan Lee Music Composed by: George Shaw Video editing & Animation Patrick Williams Produced by George Shaw Closing video shot by Eric Gladstone Orchestra conducted by: George Shaw Music performed by Irvine Young Concert Artists Recorded at: Sonic Fuel Studios Orchestra recorded by Josh Margolis Keith Ukrisna IYCA Executive Director Albert Wu Special thanks to: Yuka Kobayashi Darren Passarello Jeffrey Gee Chin James Parris Gary Blake Gwynnifer Henning Singers Cinema Chimp CMYRita8 crazychaos9 Daisy Ramirez Erik A. Williams Jacob Ritter Jesse Godfrey Joanne Tech Lover Mastersnakeeater123 MattSchulz MeloVlog Fun and Games with MOBrien Methodist Bass Mortimizer MrETV20 Ning Jaranilla patrickrkwilliams Payton Ward Ryan Jacinto TheBlackDemon1996 TheViolinMan19 Wade Wilson Yetlanezi Malacara Simon Reason (MovieMayhemReviews) adam blackman bluegu55 BrownSkinnedGeek BrunoKrishna Urzì Christine Carpenter Christozoic SamHouston Sir Knightingale Sophie Ng Jing Yi StefanieWoodburn Tammy Budine taonf Photo Credit: “Stan Lee 1975 cropped” by photo by Alan Light. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Katee Sackhoff Baby Picture

@kateesackhoff photoshopped your adorable baby pic. Got rid of the scratches. Hope you like it. Too cute. pic.twitter.com/Qgg5vSNnP0 — a k smith (@aksmith1) October 7, 2013

Katee Sackhoff Wants To Play Harley Quinn

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Sir Patrick Stewart Will Host 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Awards

Sir Patrick Stewart, Peabody Award-winning star of stage and screen, Shakespeare plays and science-fiction blockbusters, will be the host of the 71st Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony on Monday, May 21, at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. “Patrick Stewart, the first actor to host the Peabody Awards Presentation Luncheon, brings a career that perfectly illustrates the breadth of the Peabody Award,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia. “He starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was recognized with a Peabody in 1987. Just last year, he gave us his superb Macbeth, another Peabody Award-winning production. The Peabody recognizes excellence in journalism and news, documentary and public service, and in all forms of entertainment in electronic media. We are truly honored to have Sir Patrick as our host. “ The winners of the Peabody Awards for original broadcast, cablecast and Webcast programs presented in 2011 will be announced via Webcast on April 4 from the University of Georgia. An internationally respected actor known for successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of the Shakespearean stage and contemporary film and television, Sir Patrick Stewart has demonstrated his versatility in a wide range of projects. Sir Patrick has a long standing relationship with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is an Honorary Associate Artist, having been made an Associate Artist in 1967. With the RSC he has played roles such as King John, Shylock, Henry IV, Cassius, Titus Andronicus and Oberon. He has also starred in many contemporary works with the RSC, including plays by Tom Stoppard, Edward Bond, Howard Barker and David Rudkin. Stewart recently completed a run at London’s Young Vic in the lead role of William Shakespeare in a revival of Bond’s 1973 play Bingo. Alongside his extensive theatre work, Sir Patrick has had an enormously successful film and television career. He reprised his role as Captain Jean Luc Picard in the hit Next Generation theatrical films and portrayed Professor Xavier in the popular X-Men movie series. He has voiced characters in such animated films as Steamboy, Chicken Little, The Game of Their Lives and Bambi 2. He recently provided the narration for the natural history documentary Earth. Stewart’s many honors include an Emmy for directing a Next Generation episode called A Fistful of Datas and Officer of the British Empire (O.B.E.), conferred on him by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in 2001. He received a knighthood in the New Year Honour’s list in 2010 for his services to Drama. The Peabodys, the oldest awards in broadcasting, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media. The Peabody Awards recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals. The 16-member Peabody Board is a distinguished panel of television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts. Selection is made by the Board following review by special screening committees of UGA faculty, students, and staff. For more information regarding the… 0

William Shatner: Turkey Frying Fun Facts

Is there anything thаt William Shatner can’t do? It seems thаt deep frying turkeys іs one оf thе “Star Trek” actor’s specialties, and he’s gottеn together wіth State Farm Insurance tо produce а video entitled “Eat, Fry, Love” thаt instructs fellow turkey lovers оn thе safest way tо fry thе bird fоr Thanksgiving. Actually, Shatner demonstrates everything yоu shouldn’t do, which results іn thе superstar briefly setting himself оn fire. Not tо worry though. Shatner comes оut оf thе experience wiser, if nоt а little crispier. He also want fans tо find hіm оn twitter, #ShatnerFryersClub, pleading, “I want tо know yоu plan tо keep yourself, yоur family and me safe frоm turkey fryer fires.” Watch this entertaining, informative video.  

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