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Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberbatch also played Khan in the most recent Star Trek film. Now here he is in a tweet posted by Behind the Scenes, playing Sherlock and looking at a poster of himself playing Khan. It’s so meta, your brain might explode.

See the tweet after the break.

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First Volkswagen made that awesome Super Bowl commercial featuring a mini Darth Vader practicing his Force powers, and now they’re doing a little something for Star Trek fans.

In this commercial, William Shatner moves into young Star Trek fan Owen Jonas’ neighborhood and they both meet up with Leonard Nimoy.

In both cases, they’ve focused on the fan and, by doing so, they’ve taken all the fans watching along for the ride.

Even better than the commercial is the behind the scenes video. It has Shatner checking out Owen’s Trek collection and it’s just awesome.

You can see both videos after the break.

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Rumors started swirling last week that William Shatner had been approached by director Roberto Orci to appear in Star Trek 3 along with Leonard Nimoy. Those rumors got a flat out denial from Shatner and Orci replied that he could neither confirm or deny the rumors.

However, William Shatner appeared at Wizard World Nashville and thought the “will he or won’t he” news had been basically announced thanks to the rumor and he was free to talk about it. So, he talked about it.

You can find out what he said thanks to Trek Movie. A transcript and video await after the break…

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William Shatner originally had a cameo in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, but the cameo was cut and Shatner hasn’t been a part of the new series. That could change because Star Trek 3 director Robert Orci wants to get Shatner and Leonard Nimoy together again as Kirk and Spock.

According to BadAssDigest, the new script calls for the reunion, which would mark the first time the two have appeared together in their iconic roles since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country back in 1991.

The question is whether or not Shatner would be up for the roll after being very vocal about his displeasure with Abrams for not including him in the first two films. He accused Abrams of “being a pig” about it all, though he did eventually apologize for his comments. As for Abrams, he told Playboy:

I haven’t spoken with him in a long time, but I did read something where he gave me a fantastic underhanded compliment. Something like our movie was a fun action ride and maybe one day it’ll have heart. A great compliment only to pull the rug out in a way that only Shatner can do. I adore him.

Seems like Abrams is over the whole thing, but we’ll have to wait and see if Shatner is on board (and if Orci can actually find a way to make the scene happen).

(via /Film)

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This photo of Patrick Stewart hugging a young fan at Dragon Con would be fantastic on its own, but when you know more about the moment captured here by photographer James Barker, it hits warp speed on the awesome and feels.

Barker posted the photo on his Facebook page with the following explanation:

This is my favorite Dragoncon 2014 photo. The Make-a-Wish foundation made it possible for 10 year old Dawn, who has a life threatening illness, to meet Patrick Stewart backstage. He was about to speak to a packed room of 2000 people, but they sat down and he really focused on her; they talked for about 15 minutes. As things are winding down and she and her family are getting ready to go, Dawn unexpectedly throws him this huge hug, and you can see the happiness in both their faces. Bravo Sir Patrick! #classact #patrickstewart #dragoncon

The Make-A Wish coordinator who helped make this happen said that Patrick Stewart also gave Dawn a shout out in his panel and Dawn couldn’t stop grinning.

If you want to help contribute to more wishes like this one, you can go to wish.org. I’m sure there are lots of kids like Dawn who’d love to have their wish come true.

(via Reddit and Buzzfeed)

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This selfie captures the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn were all snapped in this selfie with Levar Burton. He posted it on his twitter and, wait just one minute. How did a grumpy-looking William Shatner get into this picture? Clearly, Captain Kirk has been in a transporter malfunction of some kind that has caused this anomaly.

Don’t recognize everyone? See a labelled picture after the break.

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Brett Lotriet Best knows his boyfriend loves Star Trek and Captain Jean-Luc Picard so he tried to track down Sir Patrick Stewart to help with a proposal video. When he couldn’t find the actor, he turned to Stewart’s best friend Sir Ian McKellen. Best asked McKellen to help woo Khalid Shawwa into marrying him, and according to McKellen’s Facebook page, it seems like Khalid said yes. I have nothing but warm and fuzzy feelings right now.

Watch the proposal video after the break.

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The clothes in this Star Trek dresser are ready to go on a mission into space. Imgur demostheness shared the photo of this epic furniture and said a friend painted it. The dresser features the USS Enterprise and symbols of the different divisions painted in bright colors. Clever.

(via Geek Crafts)

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Bring a little bit of the great beyond into your bathroom with new cotton towels from ThinkGeek. They have two towel sets available: one features the TARDIS from Doctor Who and the other has the Enterprise from Star Trek. Each towel set includes a bath, hand, and face towel, and you’ll be prepared for anything if you carry them all at the same time.

See more TARDIS towel pics and the Star Trek options after the break.

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TV remotes just leveled up into a whole new universe of cool thanks to ThinkGeek and their new Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control. From the press release:

This exceptionally accurate and highly detailed working replica will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek’s booth (#3849).

Created from meticulous 3D scans of the last known hero prop from the original Star Trek series, the Phaser Universal Remote Control is a fully functional gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling many home entertainment systems and other IR controlled devices.

Seamlessly blending functionality and perfect form, the 1:1 scale Phaser is equipped with 10 authentic phaser firing sounds, tactile force-feedback, a customizable personal lock code, and can store up to 36 remote commands.

Yep. you can finally use a phaser to turn the TV on and off and make pew pew noises with an actual phaser instead of your boring remote. (Well, I don’t know if you do that, but I know I do.)

The Star Trek: The Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control will be available at ThinkGeek.com beginning early November 2014.

We’ve got a great rundown on the features and info on this beauty, so head after the jump to see more.

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