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Have Sex With Green Women, Dennis Hof Opening A Sci-Fi Themed Brothel In Nevada

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Have a thing for those green-skinned Orion slave girls Captain Kirk cavorts with on Star Trek? Think Na’vi babes are really hot? You’re in luck. Famous Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof is opening a new whorehouse with an all science fiction theme.

He’s calling it the Area 51 Alien Cathouse and it’ll be part of a larger complex of sci-fi themed stuff called the Area 51 Alien Travel Center. As the name suggests, the property resides just south of the actual Area 51, Nevada’s test site famous for rumors of alien landings. Currently there’s a run-down brothel known as the Cherry Patch along with an adjoining bar, gas station, and convenience store on the property. All are being completely renovated to become a part of the alien themed sex-complex.

Hof tells the LVRJ that his new venture will deliver “girls from another planet” to his customers. It’ll feature a line of little green men merchandise and of course hookers in crazy costumes designed to make them look like aliens. Celebrity madam Heidi Fleiss is in charge of bringing the theme to life. Bring on the green body paint!

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6 Reasons Star Trek: Voyager Never Really Worked

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The next Star Trek movie is about to begin filming, and all indications are that it’s probably going to be a reboot of the classic Khan storyline. That makes it the perfect time to take a step back, and examine just how we got here, to a place where a franchise which used to be all about going forward is now suddenly throwing it in reverse and instead revisiting the past. Pinpointing the place where Star Trek first started to go wrong is easy, as any serious Trek fan will tell you, things began to go south with Voyager.

Voyager was the fourth Star Trek series to arrive on television. The three which preceded it were all, in their own way, resoundingly successful. Even Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, though it never quite got the ratings of Next Generation, proved to be a solid critical, award winning success. Then came Voyager

It’s not that Star Trek: Voyager was a disaster. The show lasted the Star Trek requisite seven seasons and among those seasons had a few truly inspired moments. Voyager didn’t kill Star Trek but it was the beginning of a trend which would kill it. It was in Voyager that we all started to sense something might be going wrong with Gene Rodenberry’s vision, and it only got worse after Voyager went off the air. The next Trek series was cancelled early in its run. Almost none of the Next Generation movies were any good and what’s worse, by the end no one was even showing up to see them. Voyager didn’t kill Star Trek but it signified the beginning of the end. The things which did kill the franchise, putting it in a tailspin which could only be solved with the current reboot, all started here.

Here are the six biggest reasons Voyager never truly lived up to its Star Trek potential.

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Star Trek: Voyager’s Best Episode, Equinox

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This marks the start of a new, ongoing series here on GFR in which we’ll partner up with our sister site TV Blend to single out a different episode of a science fiction TV series and argue why it is definitively, absolutely the best thing the show ever did.

Five years ago the Federation starship Voyager was suddenly and unexpectedly stranded in a remote part of the galaxy by an entity called the Caretaker. The journey home will take them seventy years, but they set a course for Earth anyway, determined to stick to the Starfleet principles which made them who they are. Unbeknownst to the crew of Voyager, they weren’t the only Starfleet vessel stranded by the Caretaker. Another Federation ship, the Equinox, was also stranded and headed for home. But they chose a very different way to get there.

“Equinox” begins when after years of struggling their way through unknown and hostile space, Voyager encounters another Federation ship, the first they’ve seen in their five years of journeying towards home. The Equinox hasn’t fared as well. Constantly under attack by mysterious alien forces, the ship is a shambles. Voyager’s crew searches the ailing ship for survivors, and finds a man who’s been buried under rubble for two days. “Tell me if my legs are still there,” he gasps from somewhere in the smoky darkness. Another crewman leaps out of the wreckage, into the flickering light and begins firing wildly in all directions, screaming about invaders which aren’t there, before collapsing in a heap. Most of the Equinox’s crew is dead and the rest are found inside unconscious, incapacitated, and so damaged by their experience that they’re nearly catatonic.

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Next Star Trek Adds Alice Eve, But Not As Rand Even Though She’d Be Perfect

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The next Star Trek movie is getting going in earnest and though the cast from the 2009 movie will return, they’re adding new faces to fill out roles around them. We’ve already heard that Benicio del Toro is playing some unspecified villain, and now Alice Eve has joined the cast.

Alice Eve has been on the verge of becoming the next big thing in Hollywood for a couple of years now. Whenever there’s a big, female superhero role to be cast, she always end up in the running but never quite makes the final cut. So if you know Alice at all, you know her from underseen movies like She’s Out Of My League or for smaller roles in movies like Sex and the City 2. Don’t hold that awful Sex and the City sequel against her, she’s actually really good.

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Star Trek’s Nazi Episode Finally Shown In Germany

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Whatever you do, don’t mention the war. It’s not just a Fawlty Towers catchphrase, for Germany it’s pretty much been their mandate since the end of World War II. Call it national guilt, call it denial, whatever. But when it comes to talking about World War II or the Nazi party, for a long time it’s been a huge taboo in Germany. In fact, when the Nazi-themed Star Trek episode “Patterns of Force” debuted in 1968, Germany refused to show it in publicly aired broadcasts. And they’ve kept right on refusing to air it… until now.

For those who haven’t seen it, the episode revolves around the Enterprise showing up at a planet where a rogue Starfleet officer has landed and tried to remake the natives in the image of the Nazi party. He believes that the Nazi ideals are the best way to run a civilization, if you can keep the bigotry out of it. Of course he’s wrong and it’s up to Kirk and Spock to stop him. Germany on the other hand wasn’t comfortable with all this talk about the war and how wrong they were, so they never aired the episode on public TV. This week they did, but they still restricted it to being aired on the German station ZDF, only after 10pm.

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Why The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes Gets No Response On His Walkie Talkie

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It’s been more than a year now, but way back in The Walking Dead pilot, Sheriff Rick Grimes befriended a man named Morgan. They exchanged walkie talkies and promised to communicate with each other regularly. We haven’t heard anything from Morgan since, but Rick talking into his walkie talkie has become a sort of narrative device for the show. Sort of like Captain Kirk’s “Captains Logs”, every now and then Rick fires his walkie talkie up to tell Morgan what’s going on, in the hopes that he’s listening.

Well, now we know why Morgan never responds, thanks to this puppet simulation of what’s happening on the other end of Rick’s communications.