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10 Celebs doing the Vulcan salute

President Obama made news this week flashing the Vulvan salute with Nichelle Nichols. Here are a bunch of other famous folk doing the same. Pharrell Philip J. Fry Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, Tori Spelling, and Christian Slater, well, not quite Christian. Carl Kassell George Takei better know how to do one!

The Wizard, The Power Glove, and Children in Peril

Why They Made This Crazy Movie Released in 1989, The Wizard was a major motion picture that doubled as a promotional vehicle for Nintendo products. It’s quite likely the only motion picture to require a “Power Glove Consultant” (for the record, this consultant is named only as “Novak” in the credits), and the movie is [...]

Anti-Suicide Speech from “Pump Up the Volume”

In recent months, we’ve been reminded of teen bullying and suicide as a rising problem in the U.S. For example, I posted a Late Movies installment about the It Gets Better project. But this obviously isn’t a new problem. A friend recently sent me this clip from the 1990 movie Pump Up the Volume, in [...]