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Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.Fifteen things about Star Trek that you may not have previously known about.

I had no idea that a) the main tag line of Star Trek (to boldy go, yadda yadda) was lifted from a White House pamphlet on space exploration and b) the entire sentence is grammatically incorrect. Lets hear it for split infinitives!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 10:55 AM | Tags (11) | grammar | infinitives | infographic | neat | neatogeek | nerdy | pamphlet | space | split | startrek | whitehouse |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 95 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.NASA to send first humanoid robot out into space later this year.

The robotics aren't quite advanced enough yet to send an actual android that is advanced as the ones you've seen on Star Trek - but it's a start. As to when these robot astronauts will turn on their masters and decide to destory all of our satellites - anybody's guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:14 PM | Tags (8) | data | humanoid | launch | nasa | robots | shuttle | space | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: February 12, 2010

A Star Trek invasion as seen through the bold eye of Photoshop.A Star Trek invasion as seen through the bold eye of Photoshop.

Five pages of nerdy and hilarious fun for the closet (or out of the closet) Star Trek fan in each of us. For those looking for additional laughs, this video review of Star Trek: Generations serves as a great distraction.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | photoshop | manipulation | startrek | somethingawful | friday | invasion | funny |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 57 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible for you to tweet in Klingon.Yes, it's quite possible for you to tweet in Klingon.

This handy website includes tons of useful sample tweets as well like 'We will destroy the Federation!' and 'Your mother has a smooth forehead.'  Also, your ship greatly resembles that of a garbage scow. Kapla!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | federation | foreheads | klingon | nerdy | startrek | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.Top ten unanswered questions from certain geeky movies.

This light-speed jump takes a split-second, but now they have to wait minutes so they can clear the planet. Not only that, but the Death Star is capable of blowing up entire planets, not just moons, so why don’t they just blow up the entire planet of Yavin?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 3:31 PM | Tags (10) | deathstar | geeky | holes | movies | plot | questions | startrek | starwars | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 21, 2009

A wishlist of items that might exist on Gene Rodenberry's hard drive.A wishlist of items that might exist on Gene Rodenberry's hard drive.

2. A record of the bet he lost that let Shatner direct Star Trek V.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 11:27 AM | Tags (8) | auction | computer | generodenberry | harddrive | popsci | shatner | startrek | uhura |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.Seven iconic characters that managed to be saved from the cutting room floor.

Turns out there was a very brief moment when the original Star Trek series might not have had a Spock.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | characters | cracked | cuttingroom | floor | icons | spock | startrek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!A list of the top ten geekiest constructed languages just for you. Kapla!

I never knew that a Klingon version of Google actually existed until this very moment.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 1:38 PM | Tags (8) | geeky | klingon | languages | nerdy | startrek | wired | wired | worf |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.A Star Trek versus Star Wars debate to stir up your geek juices.

So why should we debate about which is better? Because we’re geeks, and that’s what geeks do! So, in the finest tradition of completely unnecessary geeky arguments, let’s create a preposterous hypothetical situation that requires you to choose between the two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:44 AM | Tags (4) | debate | startrek | starwars | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.Transparent aluminum makes the jump from Star Trek to real life.

The Oxford team, along with their international colleagues, focused all this power down into a spot with a diameter less than a twentieth of the width of a human hair. At such high intensities the aluminium turned transparent.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 3:35 PM | Tags (6) | aluminum | science | scotty | startrek | transparent | xrays |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

A collection of Star Trek bloopers for your viewing pleasure.A collection of Star Trek bloopers for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 3:40 PM | Tags (6) | startrek | bloopers | gags | oops | movies | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

The evolution of space cruiser design.The evolution of space cruiser design.

A very thorough post with an extensive gallery. Simply put: awesome.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:13 AM | Tags (7) | evolution | gallery | space | starwars | startrek | cruiser | evolution |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Eight Starship Enterprise facts that every Star Trek fan should know about.Eight Starship Enterprise facts that every Star Trek fan should know about.

I'll admit that I never knew the reasoning behind the NCC-1701 registration number.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 12:58 PM | Tags (6) | enterprise | ncc-1701 | space | starship | startrek | trek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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