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

9/22/2017 6:37 AM PDT
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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
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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
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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
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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!

William Shatner Jets Back to L.A. Mum About Nimoy Funeral

3/1/2015 1:45 PM PST

William Shatner made a surprising return to Los Angeles Sunday ... but was quiet about whether he would attend Leonard Nimoy's funeral. 

Shatner tweeted on Saturday ... he would not be able to go due to a charity event he had scheduled in Florida -- however our photog shot Captain Kirk after his flight landed around 11:30 AM today. 

He remained tight lipped about whether a backlash from fans made him change his mind about paying his last respects to Spock. We reached out to his rep ... but so far no word back.

Shatner did talk to us about Terry W. Virts ... the astronaut who paid tribute to Spock by giving Earth a Vulcan salute from space.

2:50 PM PST -- Nimoy's rep says the funeral was at 9AM this morning ... which means Shatner was still in the air during the service.

William Shatner I Can't Attend Spock's Funeral

2/28/2015 1:20 PM PST
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Captain Kirk says he won't be there when Mr. Spock beams up for the last time ... despite their decades of friendship.

William Shatner says he's in Florida for a Red Cross Ball -- a commitment he had made prior to Leonard Nimoy's death on Friday morning -- and, regretfully ... will have to miss the funeral service on Sunday.

Shatner adds, "I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest friends is being buried." He says he will take time on Sunday to celebrate Nimoy's life ... and encouraged fans everywhere to do the same.

Leonard Nimoy Lived Long, Prospered ... Dies from COPD

2/27/2015 9:20 AM PST
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Leonard Nimoy, who famously played Mr. Spock, died at home Friday morning in Bel-Air... after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The "Star Trek" star announced last year that he was battling the disease and attributed it to years and years of smoking. He had given up the habit 30 years ago.

TMZ broke the story ... Nimoy checked into UCLA Medical Center last week for intense chest pains -- but was eventually released.

Nimoy started playing Mr. Spock when the TV show debuted in 1966 ... and is the only actor to appear in every episode of that original series. He continued in the Spock role through most of the movies -- including the most recent reboot in 2013.  

Aside from acting ... Nimoy also wrote books of poetry, 2 autobiographies, and even recorded albums ... mostly cover songs. 

Nimoy tweeted for the last time on Feb. 22, saying ... "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

He was 83.

The Trekkie In Chief, President Obama released a statement saying ... "Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy ... I loved Spock."

Nimoy's longtime co-star William Shatner tells us, "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, this talent, and his capacity to love." 

Leonard Nimoy Hospitalized for Severe Chest Pains

2/23/2015 11:21 AM PST
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Leonard Nimoy was rushed to the hospital after severe chest pains prompted a 911 call ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources say the legendary "Star Trek" star was transported to UCLA Medical Center last Thursday.

We're told paramedics weren't taking chances with Captain Spock and got him in front of a doctor ASAP. Nimoy's been in and out of hospitals multiple times in the last few months.

Nimoy announced he was suffering from COPD back in 2014, and even though he quit smoking more than 30 years ago ... he blames his illness on decades of lighting up.

We've reached out to Nimoy's rep for comment ... but no word back yet. 

'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor I'm Scared For My Life My Wife's Gun Was Used in MURDER

11/25/2014 12:40 AM PST
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"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says his estranged wife is under investigation in a murder case, and he now believes his own life is in imminent danger.

Picardo -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Linda Pawlik -- asked a judge to throw Pawlik off his property STAT, because he's deathly afraid of her. She's currently living in a guest house on the property -- after Picardo got a restraining order against her.

In new court docs, Picardo says Pawlik was questioned by cops after her friend, Edward Mello, was found dead Oct. 29 in a hotel room -- killed with a handgun he says was registered to Pawlik.   

Picardo claims Pawlik was ordered to turn over all 10 of her handguns when he got the restraining order ... but he claims at least 4 guns were never turned in -- and one was used to murder Mello. He also claims Pawlik hangs out with violent criminals and drug users.

A judge sided with Picardo ... and ordered Pawlik to move out of the guest house and off the property by Dec. 7. ... but Picardo has to pay $10K toward her moving expenses. 

We tried several times to reach Pawlik ... but so far no word back.

Bill Nye Defends 'Star Trek' Buddy in Bizarre, Unprompted Rant

11/5/2014 7:30 AM PST
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No one asked Bill Nye about his "Star Trek" pal's messy divorce ... or about Nye's ongoing battle with his former fiancée -- but the Science Guy couldn't wait to tell us all about it.

You'll recall ... Nye ended up in the middle of "Star Trek Voyager" star Robert Picardo's divorce -- because Picardo's estranged wife Linda claimed he and Nye were having an affair.

Nye himself has been fighting with his former flame, Blair Tindall, over $57,000 she owes him stemming from their split in 2006. 

Well, according to Nye ... there's been a major development in this war of exes.

Hint: it's bad news for the fellas, but Bill was dying to spill the beans, anyway.
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