• 2020 census Mar 30, 2020

    Celebrities, Civil Rights Groups Form Coalition on Census

    Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei say they are forming a coalition to protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census

  • Los Angeles Sep 14, 2019

    Marvel's Kevin Feige Honored at 45th Saturn Awards

    Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself. Feige said in a video message Friday night that he was “humbled” after accepting the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award, named after the late Marvel Comics mastermind. He paid homage to Lee for kick-starting the Marvel legacy,...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 13, 2019

    ‘Late Night': George Takei on Being Sent to Internment Camp at 5

    George Takei talks about being forced into a Japanese Internment camp with his family when he was 5 years old.

  • California Aug 10, 2019

    New AMC Drama Follows Japanese American Internment Horror

    The second season of an AMC-TV drama series follows the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a number of bizarre deaths haunting a community. “The Terror: Infamy” is set to premiere Monday and stars Derek Mio and original “Star Trek” cast member George Takei as they navigate the forced internment and supernatural spirits that surround them. It’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2018

    Emergency Alert Test Sounds Off on Mobile Phones Nationwide

    Electronic devices across the United States sounded off Wednesday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted its first-ever national wireless emergency alert test. The tone went off at 2:18 p.m. EDT. The subject of the alert read: “Presidential Alert” and text said: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

  • Indiana Mar 14, 2018

    Pi Day Spotlights One of Math's Most Seductive Numbers

    It may seem irrational to some, but we celebrate the number pi (π) every year on March 14, since 3/14 represent the first three digits of pi’s decimal expansion. NBC News reports that pi is more than just a good excuse to eat pie in the middle of March. It characterizes the perfect circle in a Platonic world, because it...

  • head Nov 29, 2017

    FCC Head Ajit Pai Dismisses High-Profile Net Neutrality Defenders From Entertainment, Tech Industries

    The head of the Federal Communications Commission defended his plan to undo the country’s net-neutrality rules by bringing the culture wars to telecommunications policy....
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last week unveiled his plan to gut Obama-era net neutrality rules, which were meant to keep broadband providers from playing favorites with websites and apps. Tech companies, including Airbnb, Etsy and Twitter, sent...

  • Facebook Nov 12, 2017

    George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss Respond in Harassment Scandal

    George Takei took to Twitter on Saturday to deny groping a male model and Richard Dreyfuss said he never exposed himself to a female writer helping him with a TV script, both back in the 1980s. Takei, the 80-year-old “Star Trek” icon, said in a series of tweets that events described by Scott R. Brunton in The Hollywood Reporter “simply...

  • Captain Mar 30, 2017

    ‘Star Trek' Wax Figures Get New Mission: Helping Museum

    The starship Enterprise has a new five-year mission: to boldly go and raise money to help a quirky museum live long and prosper. The Hollywood Science Fiction Museum recently took possession of life-sized wax figures of all seven crew members from the original “Star Trek” TV series, including Capt. Kirk. The figures and a replica of the Enterprise bridge had...

  • Indiana Mar 14, 2017

    Pi Day 2017: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

    Tuesday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14… Two years ago, 3-14-15, was the only day this century that matched pi, commonly approximated as 3.14159. Schools and museums often plan events to celebrate the concept, which has fascinated humans for centuries.

  • United States Dec 3, 2016

    George Takei Inducted Into California Hall of Fame

    George Takei was inducted into the California Museum’s California Hall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday evening in Sacramento. Takei — a second-generation Californian best known for his role of Lt. Hikaru Sulu in “Star Trek” — joins 96 other individuals, who the California Museum calls “legendary people who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history,”...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2016

    ‘Star Trek' Cast, Crew Fire Phasers at Trump on Maximum

    Cast members of “Star Trek” past and present, running the gamut from the many television series to the major motion films, came out en masse on Facebook blasting the idea of a Donald Trump presidency. One, the post read, which goes against the very fabric of the “ideals of the Star Trek universe.”

  • actor Jul 13, 2016

    ‘Star Trek' Creator's Son Unsure of Gay Sulu

    The son of late “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry says his father would have been on board with an Enterprise crew member being portrayed as gay, but he’s unsure if it should have been helmsman Hikaru Sulu. Rod Roddenberry said his father would have been supportive of a gay “Trek” character and commended the “Star Trek Beyond” filmmakers for featuring...

  • Indiana Mar 14, 2016

    Pi Day 2016: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

    Monday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14… Last year, 3-14-15, was the only day this century that matched pi, commonly approximated as 3.14159. As is the case every year, schools and museums across the country have planned events to celebrate the concept,...

  • Donald Trump Dec 10, 2015

    George Takei Invites Donald Trump to Watch ‘Allegiance,' Learn About Internment

    Drawing on his own experience, George Takei criticized Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his remarks about Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, NBC News reported. Actor, activist, and current Broadway star Takei posted a video message Wednesday night on Facebook wearing his Broadway show costume for “Allegiance.” He referenced Trump’s recent interview with TIME, where the Republican frontrunner was...

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