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make a wish patrick stewart

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 I’m sure there are lots of kids like Dawn who’d love to have their wish come true.

(via Reddit and Buzzfeed)


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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star trek dresser

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 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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star trek basement

Anthony Sforza isn’t your typical Star Trek fan. He has a $500,000 collection of memorabilia that includes costumes and props in his basement. He doesn’t just display it on shelves though; it’s incorporated into a replica of the USS Enterprise bridge. It’s the ultimate geek cave.

Get a tour of the basement in the video after the break.

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Patrick Stewart and Yoda

It’s been far too long since Sir Patrick Stewart tweeted photos of himself and Ian McKellen, but he made up for it a few days ago by sharing an encounter with a not so little green guy. Stewart ran into a Yoda on stilts and shared a photo of the Jedi Master with a perfect caption. Check it out after the break…

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pixeltrek bathroom

Here’s a little something to help keep you entertained on a Monday.

Pixeltrek is just what it sounds like. Pixels + Star Trek equals lots of fun and likely a total time suck.

I mean, don’t you want to maneuver a pixelized Data all around the ship and check out what might be going on in the bathrooms when no one’s looking?

That sounded less creepy in my head.

Anyway, it looks fun and it’s free and you can play now at

Live long and Pixel!

(via io9)

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The world is ready for more Reading Rainbow. A Kickstarter to bring back the series for the web launched just two weeks ago and blew past its one million dollar goal in less than 24 hours. LeVar Burton and his team have their eyes on stretch goals now, and they’re aiming for five million dollars. To help them get to that milestone, Burton has recruited the help of fellow Star Trek actors for four special Reading Rainbow Live! events. The line-up includes Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Gates McFadden, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and many more. Yes, you can pledge to buy tickets for story time with Captain Kirk. Neat.

To be able to attend one of these magical sessions you have to pledge $1,200, travel to either New York or Los Angeles, and bring a kid with you. Also, the project has to get to five million dollars. Whew.

See the full poster announcing the guests after the break.

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