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  1. Quinto Turns Inward To Find Spock’s Soul : NPR

    Playing the famous half-Vulcan requires a little meditative depth and a lot of brow-shaving. Heroes villain Zachary Quinto plays Spock in the reboot of the Star Trek franchise, with the blessing of original Spock Leonard Nimoy. Quinto tells NPR about befriending Nimoy, shaping eyebrows and more.

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  2. Movie Review - ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ - Exploring Familiar Territory, Boldly And With Twists : NPR

    The 12th film based on Gene Roddenberry’s ’60s sci-fi TV show is the second to star a new group of actors as Kirk, Spock and their crew. J.J. Abrams returns as director, and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch plays the memorable villain.

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  3. Would you like a little more Star Trek with your lens flare?

    While Anna’s away in Amsterdam, Andy talks with designer Laura Kalbag about Star Trek Into Darkness, how they name wifi networks and whether location really affects their businesses. They discuss about how to find good sub-contractors and the differences between working for clients direct or via third-parties.

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  4. Matthew Baldwin: Autism In TV And Movies

    One of the pleasures of watching movies and television is finding characters you recognize from your own life. Matthew Baldwin is a Seattle–based writer, and he spent a long time looking for a specific kind of character — someone with autism. That’s because his son was diagnosed with autism in 2006 at the age of two, and back then Matthew only knew about one portrayal of autism in media: Rain Man. Matthew tells KUOW’s Jeannie Yandel about two other characters he was happy to discover recently; Abed from the NBC sitcom "Community" and Spock from the 2009 Star Trek reboot.

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  5. A Conversation with John Hodgman | StarTalk Radio Show

    “Will you donate your body to be stuffed and put on display (at the American Museum of Natural History)?” This is one of the many questions John Hodgman poses to Neil during their monumental meeting of minds. From the Mac vs. PC debate to ‘geeks versus jocks,’ John and Neil provide more information than you require on the questions and challenges that face our age. Astrophysicist Charles Liu sits in the co-host chair this week, and comments on areas far beyond his usual expertise.

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  6. Sci-Fi Inspires Engineers To Build Our Future : NPR

    Search engines, virtual worlds, the Internet — ever get the feeling you’re living in a science fiction fantasy? Well indeed you are. For more than a century, inventors have been driven to create what sci-fi writers have boldly imagined before.

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