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  • How Neo got his juice: Do you know your sci-fi energy?

    How Neo got his juice: Do you know your sci-fi energy?

    Imagining worlds without oil sounds like the easy work of daydreams. But the future is a complicated place, even when we're making it up. Even the most outrageous fantasies – from inter-galactic, cross-species space flights to time travel – must also be plausible. This is something every movie maker knows, or learns the hard way -- from fans. Popular series have always inspired "fan fiction," in which story buffs spin new tales about their favorite characters. Today, there are Internet forums and unofficial web shrines where fans discuss the finer points of sci fi. The worlds fans love may not exist, but they are experts in them anyway. They know what powers a lightsaber, where the USS Enterprise gets its fuel, or how The Matrix “really” works. Even fantasy worlds have rules, and the best fans know them. Do you?

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    Star Trek: George Takei, who played Sulu on Star Trek, has more than 8 million social media followers. After Takei tweeted his approval Solar Roadways saw a boost in their crowdfunding campaign.

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  • 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams discusses whether he would take on a third 'Trek' and that new 'Star Wars' movie

    'Star Trek Into Darkness' can be seen by 'Trek' fans and newbies, Abrams says, and the opportunity to direct the new 'Star Wars' movie makes him 'feel preposterously lucky.' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' hit theaters May 17.

  • How Neo got his juice: Do you know your sci-fi energy?

    How Neo got his juice: Do you know your sci-fi energy?

    Imagining worlds without oil sounds like the easy work of daydreams. But the future is a complicated place, even when we're making it up. Even the most outrageous fantasies – from inter-galactic, cross-species space flights to time travel – must also be plausible. This is something every movie maker knows, or learns the hard way -- from fans. Popular series have always inspired "fan fiction," in which story buffs spin new tales about their favorite characters. Today, there are Internet forums and unofficial web shrines where fans discuss the finer points of sci fi. The worlds fans love may not exist, but they are experts in them anyway. They know what powers a lightsaber, where the USS Enterprise gets its fuel, or how The Matrix “really” works. Even fantasy worlds have rules, and the best fans know them. Do you?

  • In Pictures Foreign forces to Libya

    The US amphibious assault ship USS Ponce sails through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt, on March 2. Egyptian officials say two US warships entered the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean, moving closer to the Libyan coast after orders from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

  • What will US do with 15 Somali pirates after fatal hijacking?

    In the past, the US has asked other nations, such as Kenya, to handle cases involving Somali pirates. But some expect a different strategy this time.

  • Somali pirates: Do shootings of four Americans point to armed escalation?

    Somali pirates: Do shootings of four Americans point to armed escalation?

    In the past, pirates have been very reluctant to harm captives, but on Tuesday, four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates were killed.

  • In Pictures US military muscle

    A first-year midshipman, or plebe, is splashed with mud while participating in Sea Trials at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 15, 2012. Sea Trials, modeled after the Marine Corps' Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations recruit programs, is an annual capstone event for fourth-class midshipmen and serves as a leadership challenge for upper-class midshipmen, who lead each activity during the exercise.

  • USS Enterprise video: An opportunity to reform the Pentagon?

    USS Enterprise video: An opportunity to reform the Pentagon?

    Navy Capt. Owen Honors was removed from command of the USS Enterprise for participating in videos that included sexual innuendo and gay slurs. But some members of Congress see the scandal as a chance to change how the Pentagon responds to sexual crimes.

  • USS Enterprise: Do lewd videos point to deeper problem for military?

    USS Enterprise: Do lewd videos point to deeper problem for military?

    Capt. Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise was not sanctioned until this week for making lewd videos and broadcasting them over the ship's televisions several years ago. Critics say such permissive behavior contributes to rising rates of sexual crime in the military.