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Published: Tuesday, 5/12/2009

Set your phaser on star: celebs pop up on 'Trek'

"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.

CELEBRITY TREKKIES: It turns out that Star Trek fans come in all kinds. Winona Ryder has a cameo in the new movie. Past films and TV episodes have included everyone from John Tesh to Christian Slater. Check out this gallery of famous faces on Star Trek. (RS)

HAPPY BELATED MOTHER'S DAY: Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg were at it again on Saturday Night Live this weekend with a new skit called "Mother Lovers" that's kind of hard to explain on a family newpaper Web site, but lord is it funny. Let's just say it involves a unique Mother's Day gift idea. Check it out. (RL)

DID YOU FIND THE TRIBBLE?: Star Trek enthusiasts (everyone else calls them "geeks," but we here at Thin Slices prefer the more respectful term "enthusiasts." That said, if you can "speak Klingon" then you're a geek.) are shivering with glory today. Not only is the new movie great by most accounts, but it went crazy at the box office. Probably even better than Twilight for what that's worth. Anyhoos, there are a few secrets tucked away in the new flick, including a Tribble. And The Blade's Kirk Baird was out eating fast food this weekend and riffing on the Trek merchandise in his new blog. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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