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'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Judge Grants Conservatorship After Dementia Claims

5/14/2018 4:16 PM PDT

'Star Trek' icon Nichelle Nichols will have a new team handling her financial affairs in response to her son's claims she's battling dementia ... TMZ has learned. 

According to court docs, an L.A. County judge signed off on Kyle Johnson's request to have 4 fiduciaries be his mom's conservators until mid-August, when there will be a court hearing. The hope is Nichelle will be able to attend that hearing.  

As we first reported ... Kyle says his mother, who famously played Lt. Uhura, suffers from severe short-term memory loss, and needs court-ordered protection to block people from taking advantage of her. 

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge said Nichelle consents to the appointment of her conservators. The judge also noted Nichelle is currently out of state.

'Star Trek' Star Nichelle Nichols Sons Says She Has Dementia ... Needs Help

5/4/2018 6:33 PM PDT

Nichelle Nichols -- best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek" -- is suffering from severe short-term memory loss and needs protection from being taken advantage of ... according to her son.

Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, filed legal docs Friday nominating 4 fiduciaries to become his 85-year-old mom's conservators -- which would give them control of her finances and decisions related to her health.

According to Johnson, this is necessary because her dementia is "impacting her executive functioning" and makes her "susceptible to undue influence."

He adds ... "Certain individuals have unduly exerted themselves into Ms. Nichols' life to her detriment."

Aside from her classic "Star Trek" role, Nichelle's been very active in Hollywood -- she even has 3 projects coming out this year.

As we reported ... she suffered a mild stroke in 2015.

'Star Trek: Voyager' Star When One Arrest Just Won't Cut It ...

3/13/2018 2:55 PM PDT
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The woman who played Kes on "Star Trek: Voyager" has come crashing back down to Earth, courtesy of cops in Tennessee ... who keep busting her for driving when she shouldn't be.

Law enforcement tells us Jennifer Lien was arrested March 2 for driving on a revoked license, which should have sounded very familiar to her. Cops hauled her in for the same exact thing earlier that week on Feb. 27! 

We're told Lien was pulled over, for the 2nd time, because she was driving with no visible tags. Officers broke out the cuffs again when they discovered her license was revoked for a previous DUI. 

Lien is working on quite the rap sheet near her Tennessee home. She was also charged in 2015 for exposing herself to children under the age of 13 -- although it was later dismissed when she paid restitution.

Lien was on 'Voyager' for 3 seasons before leaving the show. We'd like to say she went on to better things. 

William Shatner Mystery Prowler Returns to Home ... Gets Even Creepier

2/12/2018 12:20 AM PST

The suspicious man who showed up on William Shatner's property uninvited a couple weeks ago recently returned to the same spot, and took off once again before cops could talk to him.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the same guy who was busted by a neighbor peering into the 'Star Trek' legend's house in January before running away came back for another peek.

We're told he climbed a tree in Shatner's yard when the same neighbor who saw him the first time approached him again and asked what he was doing, to which he replied ... "I work with children." The man allegedly then started singing and bolted.

Our sources tell us LAPD's investigating the situation, and is once again trying to track the guy down to see what his deal is.

Despite the strange matter, we're told everything's good with Shatner and nothing's been taken from his home.

William Shatner Cops Called to Home ... Hunt's on for Prowler

1/25/2018 6:39 PM PST

William Shatner had an unwanted visitor outside his home Thursday night, but when the suspicious man was confronted ... he took off at warp speed before cops could catch him.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the 'Star Trek' legend was at his San Fernando Valley home Thursday around 5 PM when an adult male wearing shorts was spotted outside peering into his house.

We're told someone by Shatner's residence went to ask the guy what he was up to, at which point he began pacing back and forth ... and then bolted.

Our sources say a 911 call was made and cops showed up within 5 minutes to search for the prowler, but he was long gone. Police spoke with the OG Captain Kirk to make sure everything was fine at his place, which it was.

We're told cops have upped patrols in the area and are still looking for the guy.

Captain Kirk, Spock Buy Our Uniforms from 'Star Trek' Spend A LOT & Prosper!

10/26/2017 12:30 AM PDT

If you've ever wanted to boldly go where no 'Star Trek' fan has gone before dressed as your favorite Captain, now you can -- but it'll cost ya ... a helluva lot, too.

OG wardrobe and props from the first 2 recent 'Star Trek' films -- "Star Trek" and 'Into Darkness' -- will hit the auction block later this year, courtesy of Prop Store in Valencia.

Among the 400 items up for grabs are some of the lead actors' costumes and gear -- including Chris Pine's Captain Kirk Enterprise Command uniform, Spock's Enterprise uniform, Lieutenant Uhura's uniform ... plus Starfleet phasers, holsters and commuincators.

We're told Kirk's garb is expected to fetch between $5,000-$10,000, and Spock's getup is expected to go for even more -- around $8k-$12k. At those prices, the whole lot could easily go for hundreds of thousands of dollars. No one said being a Trekkie was cheap, right?

There's a ton of more stuff to swoop if you're interested -- and it all goes down at Prop Store's auction house December 2. Buy me up, Scotty!

Quentin Tarantino I'm So Down to Direct 'Star Trek' ... But Ya Better Hurry!!!

9/22/2017 6:37 AM PDT

Quentin Tarantino's officially putting it out there -- if a studio wants him to direct a 'Star Trek' flick, then set the meeting ... STAT!

We got the director extraordinaire Thursday at LAX and asked him 'Star Trek' stuff ...namely, would he be down if they wanted him to direct. It's an interesting clip, because most directors who haven't sealed the deal are mum until the ink is dry.

Quentin seems game, but, with a big *. You see, Quentin's on a deadline.

William Shatner Flipped in Horse & Buggy Show ... But Not Injured

7/26/2017 6:39 PM PDT

William Shatner had a buck of a scare when his horse got spooked, and tossed him from the cart it was pulling.  

Shatner was participating in a horse and buggy competition Wednesday at the Mercer County Fair & Horse Show in Harrodsburg, KY ... where he was entered on the amateur level.

As he turns a corner on the track, the horse suddenly reared up for seemingly no reason. The cart, called a sulky, Shatner was in flipped and he ate it. Sources at the event tell us Capt. Kirk and his steed were both uninjured. Bill didn't need medical attention, and even with the spill, took 1st place!

As a young star fleet Capt. once said ... hang on tight and survive, and then win.

'Star Trek' Star 'Star Wars' or 'Trek'? J.J. Abrams Does Have a Fav ...

12/16/2015 6:55 AM PST

J.J. Abrams might have a "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" mutiny on his hands if John BoyegaHarrison Ford and Daisy Ridley see this clip.

We got Alice Eve ... who played Carol in "Star Trek into Darkness" ... which, of course, was also directed by J.J. -- and she boldly answered the question every sci-fi fan must have for Abrams.

As the savior of both franchises, does J.J. have a favorite??? The answer is YES! According to Alice, anyway. Let the debate begin ...  

Celebrity Scramble GUESS WHO!

11/28/2015 7:02 AM PST

It would be highly illogical to guess who this stretched and smushed Star Trek face is at first glance ... are you out of this world enough to guess who this A-list actor is?

'Star Trek: Voyager' Actress Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Butt To Young Kids

9/15/2015 1:57 PM PDT
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"Star Trek: Voyager" actress Jennifer Lien is behind bars after cops arrested her for allegedly exposing herself to 3 kids under 13.

We've learned 2 weeks ago Lien was at her Tennessee home when she got in an argument with her neighbor outside her house. She was angry that a small child was crying over a cut foot.  

Lien allegedly exposed her breasts and rear end to the 3 neighbor kids. Cops took a report and Lien denied exposing herself. But they didn't believe her and got a warrant for her arrest. 

When cops went to Lien's house to arrest her she didn't go down without a fight. Cops say she refused to put clothes on, was carried to the police car and threatened to have them shot and killed.

Lien, who played Kes during the first three seasons of "Star Trek: Voyager" has been in jail since her arrest Sept. 3. Her bond is set at $2,500.

Nichelle Nichols 'Star Trek' Star Hospitalized After Mild Stroke

6/4/2015 11:29 AM PDT

Nichelle Nichols -- best known for playing Lieutenant Uhura in "Star Trek" -- was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a mild stroke.

A rep for Nichols tells TMZ ... she's awake and resting comfortably at an L.A. hospital. The 82-year-old was taken by ambulance from her home Wednesday night.

Doctors are conducting tests to determine the severity of the stroke.

Nichols appeared on both the "Star Trek" TV show and six of the movies, the last one being "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." 

Via her Facebook page, a rep for Nichols said her CAT scan came back negative and they are awaiting the results of her MRI. The rep added, "Currently she is awake, eating, in good spirits and able to have full conversations. Her right side has shown minor signs or mobility loss but she is not showing any signs of paralyses."

Neil deGrasse Tyson The Force Is Not With Me I Ride with Trekkies

4/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT

Nerd demigod and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't mess around when it comes to science or sci-fi ... which is why there's one clear winner for him in the 'Stars Wars' vs. 'Star Trek' debate.

Tyson was leaving 30 Rock when we asked him if he was excited about the recently released "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer. 

He admits he's never been a big supporter of the Jedi due to scientific inaccuracies -- but says there is ONE thing correct about George Lucas' universe. Just one.  

Let the nerd battle begin!

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