Beam Me Up, Scotty

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Are we about to boldly go where no-one has gone before?

Most episodes of Star Trek begin with members of the Enterprise beaming down to the surface of a planet and having that week’s adventure. Then the programme ends when the crew beams back to the Enterprise and travels off into space at the speed of light ready for next week’s exploits. A great way of travelling this beaming up and down – it sure beats getting the bus. However, Chinese scientists say they have now “teleported” a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting nearly a thousand miles away. So the big question is: is a world which was previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?

New Star Trek Series Coming

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Here at Jammy Toast we are celebrating the news that a new series of Star Trek will be on our screens early next year. Called Star Trek Discovery, the new TV series is to centre on a female character, the show’s executive producer has revealed. Bryan Fuller said Star Trek Discovery will feature about seven lead roles, but will focus on a female lieutenant commander instead of the captain. It is also thought the lead character will not be white in an effort to increase the programme’s diversity. Fuller also said the new show will feature a gay character in the ensemble.

Lieutenant Uhura Suffers Stroke

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to send our best wishes to Lieutenant Uhura after she suffered a stroke recently. Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in TV’s Star Trek, suffered the stroke last night while at home in LA her agent Zach McGinnis wrote on Facebook. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” The 82-year-old was handpicked by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to appear in the original 1960s TV series.

Goodbye To Another Part Of Our Childhood!

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Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei, William Shatner, Walter Koenig, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan.

There is an air of gloom around Jammy Toast today after the news yesterday that actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spoke in the cult sci-fi TV series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83. He had a long career as both an actor and director, however, he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and the series of films. Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering chronic lung disease COPD, despite stopping smoking 30 years ago. It was reported earlier this week he had been taken to hospital suffering from chest pains. He later tweeted; “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.” He signed off what was to be his final tweet with “LLAP” – a reference to his character’s famous catchphrase, “Live long and prosper”.