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John Larroquette and Christopher Lloyd in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" in 1984.

Photograph by Paramount/Everett Collection

John Larroquette and Christopher Lloyd in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" in 1984.

Councilman’s Trek Ends in Klingon

David Waddell, a member of the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina, resigned this week. He gave the mayor a letter written in Klingon. Waddell, a self-described Trekkie, said that while he used the language of the warrior tribe...

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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine star as Spock and Kirk in Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness" in this handout photo taken on Jan. 12, 2012.

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Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine star as Spock and Kirk in Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness" in this handout photo taken on Jan. 12, 2012.

‘Mr. Spock’ (IRS) Apologizes: Conference Does Not Compute

The Internal Revenue Service executive who portrayed Spock in the agency’s Star Trek video parody apologized to lawmakers  today for inappropriate spending on a $4.1 million conference in 2010. The videos “at the time they were made, were an attempt...

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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, with Deforest Kelley, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, James Doohan, and George Takei, 1984.

Photograph by Paramount/Everett Collection

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, with Deforest Kelley, Walter Koenig, William Shatner, James Doohan, and George Takei, 1984.

IRS’s Star Trek, Gilligan’s Island Videos Challenged by Congressman

Star Trek fans might recognize the Internal Revenue Service as a somewhat Vulcan enterprise — logical, humorless and inscrutable. Rep. Charles Boustany wants to see for himself. The Louisiana Republican is pressing the tax agency to turn over copies of...

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The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Photograph by Paramount/Everett Collection

The Klingon Bird of Prey from "Star Trek: The Voyage Home."

Star Trek vs. Navy: Klingons vs. Lockheed Martin

Which is the U.S. Navy talking, and which is Star Trek talking? One of the descriptions below comes from the Navy’s words for the Littoral Combat Ship, or LCS, a fast boat from Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics designed to defeat...

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