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Patrick Stewart And Wil Wheaton’s Super Bowl Tweets Are The Game’s Real Winners

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If ever there was any doubt that Patrick Stewart is one of the most awesomest persons in the whole wide world, a quick perusal of his social media presence should put those doubts to rest. His Twitter is a window into a man much, much sillier than that bald starship captain we know and love, and when he isn’t giving (possibly stoned) acting lessons to his girlfriend, he’s posing for amusing pictures with his partner in crime, Sir Ian McKellen. Such as this one, which they posted on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Simpsons Did It: The Best Science/Sci-Fi Guest Stars To Appear On Fox’s Long-Running ‘Toon

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Last night The Simpsons’ long line of notable guest stars checked author Harlan Ellison off its Bucket List, alongside a return appearance from Stan “The Man” Lee. Now, don’t assume that just because I’m using a Bucket List metaphor, I think Simpsons is on its death bed. No, I’m suggesting Simpsons should have been mercifully put down ages ago. But while the show’s writing has spiraled down a well of diminishing returns, it continues to draw all manner of notable persons into the jaundiced world of Springfield. Over the years that’s included quite a few famous faces from the worlds of science and science fiction. Here’s the cream of that crop from The Simpsons’ two and a half decades (so far) of life.

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Appearances: “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish” (1991), “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” (1999), “A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love” (2001)

Star Trek actor/Facebook staple George Takei has popped up in Simpsons several times over the years, but unlike a lot of the names on this list, he’s never appeared playing himself. He first popped up in “One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish” lending his distinctive voice to Akira, a waiter at a sushi restaurant who serves Homer a fugu blowfish, an extremely venomous dish that must be prepared by a master sushi chef or risk killing its eater. (Akira has appeared other times in the show, but was voiced by Hank Azaria on those occasions.) Takei later voiced Wink, the host of a Japanese game show called Super Happy Smile Time Family Wish Show and and an unnamed waiter in a 2001 episode.

Homer: There’s got to be something I haven’t tried. Huh? Hey, hey, what’s this? Fugu!

Akira: (Gasps.) It is a blowfish, sir. But I should warn you that one–

Homer: Come on, pal. Fugu me!

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Patrick Stewart Performs A Flawless Quarduple Take While Possibly Higher Than The Enterprise

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So this video needs a little prep work before viewing. Sir Patrick Stewart, the man who will forever be remembered as Star Trek‘s Captain Picard and the X-Men franchise’s Professor Xavier. If you’ve ever wondered exactly how Stewart was able to capitalize on his talents to deliver such respectable performances, this clip might not do it for you. His fiancée, singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell, captured a video of Stewart in acting teacher mode, unveiling his mastery of one of the rarest feats of comedy. She put it on her YouTube page, and it’s pretty much the best way to spend the next 2:23 of your life.

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Patrick Stewart’s Work Against Domestic Violence Is Personal For One Star Trek Fan

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If you reach a certain level of celebrity, you pretty much have to associate yourself with a charity of some sort. It’s a bit of good publicity that makes it easier for regular people not to you hate your gilded, friction-free lifestyle while watching E! after a long day at the sewage treatment plant. In some cases, however, you can tell that a celebrity’s “cause” is more than just for good karma, that it’s something they are genuinely passionate about. That is clearly the case with Sir Patrick Stewart’s work against domestic violence, something which was very apparent during a recent encounter between Stewart and one particular Star Trek fan.

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Watch Patrick Stewart Carry The Olympic Torch

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If Sir Patrick Stewart had never done anything but play Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, that would still earn him an everlasting place in the Geek Pantheon. But no, instead Patrick has gone on to play Professor Freakin’ Xavier in the X-Men films and to demonstrate his sense of humor by lending his voice to Family Guy, American Dad, and Seth MacFarlane’s twisted teddy-bear tale, Ted. Now he’s added another notch to his +1 Belt of Awesomeness by carrying the Olympic torch during part of its journey to the Olympics Opening Ceremony this Friday.

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Watch All 5 Star Trek Captains Together For The First Time In An Hour Long Video

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If you’re a huge Star Trek fan, and let’s face it, most of the people that frequent this website surely are, you won’t want to miss this. A few weeks ago Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia managed to wrangle the five captains from each of the Star Trek television series – William Shatner from TOS, Patrick Stewart from TNG, Avery Brooks from Deep Space Nine, Kate Mulgrew from Voyager, and Scott Bakula from Enterprise – into one room for a panel of epic proportions. They’d never been together, all at once, ever before.

Shatner wasted no time making passes at the lovely host of the panel, but eventually he and his proteges answer a wide range of questions from the audience about events as far back as Shatner being offered the role of James T. Kirk. Check out the entire hour long clip below courtesy of GeekNation.

UPDATE: If you’re having problems with the embed below, you can try downloading it directly as an MP4 file here