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USS Enterprise Earns New Dock At Smithsonian
“Star Trek’s” original filming model of the USS Enterprise will join the Milestones of Flight exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Currently displayed at the museum store, the starship will make its move in time for the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek,” which premiered on NBC in September 1966. It’s the first time the museum will include science fiction in the exhibit.
The model’s relocation is part of the museum’s extensive two-year renovation funded by Boeing, which recently donated $30 million to upgrade exhibits and education programs. Content for mobile devices and digital screens will also be a key part of the museum’s refresh.
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USS Enterprise Earns New Dock At Smithsonian

“Star Trek’s” original filming model of the USS Enterprise will join the Milestones of Flight exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Currently displayed at the museum store, the starship will make its move in time for the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek,” which premiered on NBC in September 1966. It’s the first time the museum will include science fiction in the exhibit.

The model’s relocation is part of the museum’s extensive two-year renovation funded by Boeing, which recently donated $30 million to upgrade exhibits and education programs. Content for mobile devices and digital screens will also be a key part of the museum’s refresh.

The rest of the story from 1701news

Nichelle Nichols aka Uhura, 

Apparently it is the 75th anniversary of Batman. I am not sure who drew this or what era but I have expert friend who will.

Apparently it is the 75th anniversary of Batman. I am not sure who drew this or what era but I have expert friend who will.

The Jack Nicholson Joker from 1989, for a friend.

Cesar Romero and Lee Meriweather from the 1966 Batman film. Nice publicity shot.

Cesar Romero and Lee Meriweather from the 1966 Batman film. Nice publicity shot.

spsmyth:

erictrautmann:

onipress:

Oni Press Presents CONVENTION PENALTY CARDS!
Is some wack-ass buster polluting your personal zone with negative vibes or inappropriate behavior?  Then simply give them one of these handy cards to send them a clear, concise message.
Comic conventions should be bastions of unfettered fun, enthusiasm, and safety; but lately it seems like nary a con can go by without some complaint of uncouth or downright inappropriate behavior on the part of some attendees.
While these cards are by no means a solution to a systemic problem, we hope they might prove useful should one find themselves in the damnable position of encountering said behavior.
This set of cards is printable both as a JPEG here and as a downloadable PDF here, and we’ll also have them on hand to give away at our booth at the many shows we’ll be exhibiting within this year.
We hope to see as many of you as possible as we exhibit across America over the next year; and we hope you have as fun, safe, and downright nerdy a time as you deserve!
Best,
Your friends at Oni Press

NICE. Also: GENIUS.

I should get some of these for my daughter for Anime Expo in LA.

Conventions are meant for fun. Not everyone gets that. Harassing women and even guys can be invasive and leave a bad taste in one’s mouth. The purpose of a con, to me anyway, is to see old friends, make new ones, see one’s favorite actor/artist/writer/filmmaker/etc., buy stuff one may not find on the internet or to be able to interact, wear costumes of one’s favorite characters and/or one has created from one’s vivid imagination. There will always be one or more jerks out there who want to make it bad whether it is harassing because of a costume choice or any other numerous reasons one can find on other sites. In short, have fun but be a human being, not an animal.

spsmyth:

erictrautmann:

onipress:

Oni Press Presents CONVENTION PENALTY CARDS!

Is some wack-ass buster polluting your personal zone with negative vibes or inappropriate behavior?  Then simply give them one of these handy cards to send them a clear, concise message.

Comic conventions should be bastions of unfettered fun, enthusiasm, and safety; but lately it seems like nary a con can go by without some complaint of uncouth or downright inappropriate behavior on the part of some attendees.

While these cards are by no means a solution to a systemic problem, we hope they might prove useful should one find themselves in the damnable position of encountering said behavior.

This set of cards is printable both as a JPEG here and as a downloadable PDF here, and we’ll also have them on hand to give away at our booth at the many shows we’ll be exhibiting within this year.

We hope to see as many of you as possible as we exhibit across America over the next year; and we hope you have as fun, safe, and downright nerdy a time as you deserve!

Best,

Your friends at Oni Press

NICE. Also: GENIUS.

I should get some of these for my daughter for Anime Expo in LA.

Conventions are meant for fun. Not everyone gets that. Harassing women and even guys can be invasive and leave a bad taste in one’s mouth. The purpose of a con, to me anyway, is to see old friends, make new ones, see one’s favorite actor/artist/writer/filmmaker/etc., buy stuff one may not find on the internet or to be able to interact, wear costumes of one’s favorite characters and/or one has created from one’s vivid imagination. There will always be one or more jerks out there who want to make it bad whether it is harassing because of a costume choice or any other numerous reasons one can find on other sites. In short, have fun but be a human being, not an animal.

The only live action television Batman out there. There were serials in the 40s, this in the 60s, various animated shows from the 60s to current and of course, this incarnation of Batman in a film then the 80s to the current. I believe I have seen every incarnation of Batman from the 40s onward. This is still my favorite.

The only live action television Batman out there. There were serials in the 40s, this in the 60s, various animated shows from the 60s to current and of course, this incarnation of Batman in a film then the 80s to the current. I believe I have seen every incarnation of Batman from the 40s onward. This is still my favorite.

usshannibal:

spsmyth:

And this is why JJ, as much as I respect his ability, was the wrong director for Star Trek. Sorry, I can’t shut my fanboi up.

"Too philosophical." Sweet Zombies of the Stratosphere…

This here is why the J.J. Abrams movies will never be part of the Star Trek canon. It is not “Lethal Weapon In Space” no matter how much money he socks into it.

Finally, here is the difference between this and when John Byrne rebooted Superman back in ‘86: Byrne GETS Superman. He understands the why of the character, not just the what and the how.   His resetting of the continuity and the very minor changes he made to Superman himself were inconsequential (in spite of the fanboi’s losing their fudge): he stayed true to the character’s basic nature.

Abrams just sees Space, Cool Effects, Lens Flare, Occasional Humor. He’ll never get it.

As much as I am a long term Trek fan, I have too damned many issues with the current new films. While JJ Abrams is a good filmmaker on the technical side, Star Trek is not his forte. He does not understand the characters nor the universe they live in. He has ramped up the action and sacrificed the humanity. He does not understand the Kirk/Spock/McCoy dynamic nor their approach to the other characters as Scotty, Sulu, Chekov and Uhura or even Chapel. Anyway, others have ranted for me.

Nichelle Nichols aka Uhura in the Enterprise-D captain’s chair. Any and all arguments are invalid.

Nichelle Nichols aka Uhura in the Enterprise-D captain’s chair. Any and all arguments are invalid.

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