Harrison Ford and Garrett Wang: Star Wars vs Star Trek

Garrett Wang, who is best known for playing the eternally low-ranking Ensign Kim in Star Trek: Voyager, disclosed in the Delta Flyer Podcast that he creates with fellow Voyager alum Robert Duncan McNeill, that back when Voyager was in production in the 1990s, he almost ran over the legendary actor, Harrison Ford.  

In recounting this near-disaster, Wang described  driving through the Paramount Studios’ parking lot, he recalled speeding around a bend and Harrison Ford appeared out of nowhere, right in front of Wang’s car ‘I’m actually speeding around the parking lot, and I come around this one bend and this guy in a suit walks between two cars, right in front of my car, so I slam on my breaks,’ Wang said.

Garrett Wang as Ensign Harry Kim

When he realized who the gentleman in the suit actually was, Wang’s first thought was “Oh my god, I almost killed Han Solo!" I would have been hated by nerds everywhere."

Thankfully, no one was hurt in this parking lot episode, but think about this for a minute in a geeky nerdy way…had Star Trek’s Ensign Kim actually hit and harmed or killed Star Wars’ Han Solo, the eternal debate between fans of the two franchises could be decidedly more belligerent.  As it is, many fans debate on social media which fictional universe is better, Star Trek or Star Wars.  That debate is, and should be, ongoing and be both passionate and logical. 

Harrison Ford as Han Solo

Harrison Ford, of course, survived his encounter with the lowly ensign of a lost starship to go on to play Han Solo in the latest Star Wars movies, as well as to revisit his role as Indiana Jones.  Ford is also very well known to sci-fi aficionados for his role as Rick Deckard in the two Blade Runner films.  He is married to an actress with serious geek props as well: Calista Flockhart has starred in the popular Supergirl television show as Cat Grant.

Sarah Hyland and That Wardrobe Malfunction in France

Sarah Hyland on the Seine

Sarah Hyland, as you know (unless you have lived under a rock these past ten years), is a well-known actress starring in the TV Show Modern Family. She is also very active on Instagram, and is very public with her life, including her relationship with fiance, Wells Adams, and her medical issues with her kidney disease.

In a recent Instagram post, Sarah Hyland shared a photo taken by Wells Adams as they cruised the Seine in France.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5FxsswlfFd/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Fans of Sarah Hyland know that she is a lovely young woman who is able to make fun of herself and her foibles. In our analysis of this image, we conclude that the fact she posted this potentially embarrassing photo shows that she enjoys letting her fans see her as a regular human being, foibles and all.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Charles Reeves,(born September 2, 1964) an American actor and singer. Keanu Reeves is best known for acting in science-fiction and action-adventure moves such as the Matrix trilogy, Johnny Mnemonic , Chain Reaction, Constantine and Speed. His best-known role in a comedy is as Ted Logan in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Reeves is also a musician, playing bass guitar in the grunge band Dogstar during the 1990s, and in the band Becky. The name Keanu means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. Reeves is of British, American, Chinese, and Hawaiian descent. Though born in Lebanon, he has never been a Lebanese citizen, as his parents were from the United States and Britain.


 
 
Keanu Reeves Filmography:
 

 Keanu Reeves’ Salary on selected films:
 
The Matrix Revolutions (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $15,000,000 + 15% of the gross
The Replacements (2000) $12,500,000
The Matrix (1999) $10,000,000 + 10% of the gross
The Devil’s Advocate (1997) $8,000,000
Youngblood (1986) $3,000
 
 
 
 
 
 
Links and Resources:
IMDB-
Keanu Reeves –Wikipedia Article
 
 
 

Keanu Reeves

Born: Keanu Reeves
Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1964
Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Canadian
Also Known As: K.C. Reeves
Nickname(s):
The Wall (as a goalie in high school hockey)
The One (from his Matrix movies0
 
Education:
High School(s):
De La Salle College (Canada)
Avondale Alternative
Career Info and Stats:
Occupation: Actor and musician
Years active in Industry: 1985 — present
Notable Acting Roles:


Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still
Neo in The Matrix Trilogy


John Constantine in Constantine


Jack Traven in Speed


Ted Theodore Logan in Bill and Ted s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted s Bogus Journey

John Wick in the John Wick series
 
Music Genre(s): grunge
 


Parents: Patricia Bond (née Taylor), and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.
Significant Others:
Jennifer Syme (1999-2001) –Reeves’ girlfriend who gave birth in December, 1999 to their still-born daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Jennifer Symes died in an auto accident in 2001

Alexandra Grant (born in 1973)-American Visual Artist (current girlfriend)
 
 

Emma Watson-Brown University Graduate

The lovely, and very educated Emma Watson, the actress most associated with the Harry Potter movie franchise, graduated from Brown University this week with a degree in Literature. Maybe she and J.K. Rowling can write books together, eh…?

Emma Watson, The Graduate
Emma Watson, The Graduate

And here is our recent grad looking a little more relaxed…

Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman Get Married

 

Anne Hathaway, star of the third Dark Knight Batman film, married her long-time boyfriend and fiance Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California on September 29, 2012. While Hathaway is fairly well-known, especially since her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises earlier in 2012. Adam Shulman is best known for playing Deputy Enos Strate in the TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning(2007).

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Anne Hathaway Wedding Photo

 

Arnold Scharzenegger Explains Infidelity in New Book

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Wedding
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Wedding

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new tell-all memoir of his life’s journey from Austria to Hollywood contains some exclusive information on how he told his wife, Maria Shriver, about the infidelity that resulted in his illegitimate son’s birth. In his book, Arnold explains that after he left office as California’s Governor, he and Maria Shriver took part in couple’s counseling. In the counseling session, the therapist said that Maria knew he had fathered a son by the household maid, and wanted him to admit what happened.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are separated and a divorce is pending. Arnold says that he is still hopeful that he and Shriver can reconcile and get back together.

 

JFK Intern Mimi Alford Tells All

Mimi Alford, JFK Intern and Mistress

Mimi Alford, JFK Intern and Mistress
Mimi Alford, JFK Intern and Mistress

Why would a now 69-year old grandmother release a book that further besmirches the already tarnished legacy of President John F. Kennedy? Mimi Alford, who as a 19-year old, served as an intern in the Kennedy White House in the 1960s. In her newly published memoir, the ex-JFK intern describes how she served as JFK’s mistress, ready at his beck and call to meet him and perform sex acts upon him. One of the more disturbing remembrances she put into this book is how JFK supposedly had her perform a sex act on one of his aides while he, the president, watched.

While it is well known that JFK was not very faithful to his wife, Jackie Kennedy, some of the revelations in this new book, if true, puts Kennedy into an even dimmer historical light in terms of his morality and ethics. To say nothing of Mimi Alford’s morality and ethics. She clearly knew she was getting into an affair with a married man, and, just like Bill Clinton’s young sex intern, Monica Lewinsky, she apparently cared not a whit about the impact her lust for the most powerful man in the world would have on the president’s wife, his children, or upon the nation.

There are no winners in this story.

Walter Koenig and George Takei and the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Walter Koenig and George Takei at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Walter Koenig and George Takei at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Star Trek actors Walter Koenig and George Takei stand together as science-fiction television pioneers at the September 10, 2012 ceremony where Koenig received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California. Koenig played the navigator, Pavel Chekov, who usually sat the the right of Enterprise pilot Hikaru Sulu, played by George Takei. Koenig served as the best man at George Takei’s wedding. Walter Koenig is scheduled to appear at the Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle in March.

Sulu and Chekov on Star Trek
Sulu and Chekov on Star Trek

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