'Star Trek' actor denies affair with Bill Nye the Science Guy 

click to enlarge Bill Nye the Science Guy is definitely not having an affair "Star Trek" actor Robert Picardo, says everybody but Picardo's estranged wife. - ED SCHIPUL/FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
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  • Bill Nye the Science Guy is definitely not having an affair "Star Trek" actor Robert Picardo, says everybody but Picardo's estranged wife.

This is the "Star Trek" slash fiction nobody wanted to see.

While the interwebs are awash in fanfiction trysts between Kirk and Spock, or Picard and Riker, few had bothered to contemplate the pairing that has just beamed into court: "Star Trek: Voyager's" The Doctor meets Bill Nye the Science Guy.

"Star Trek" actor Robert Picardo, 60, is seeking a court order to stop his future ex-wife, Linda Pawlik, from spreading rumors that he's having a torrid relationship with the 58-year-old science educator.

Pawlik claims her private investigator says the two longtime buddies once spent hours together in Nye's bedroom, according to TMZ.

"I'd made it to 60 without having sex with a man and a 'walk on the wild side' at this age seemed unlikely to anyone who knows me," Picardo says in court documents obtained by TMZ.


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It's a city that looked nothing like The City.

Blogger Leland Lee counted exactly one person of Asian descent in the film's version of San Francisco, which is one-third Asian in real life.

"Perhaps they lacked the key resistance gene for simian virus and were decimated by disease," Lee posited this week on the 8asians.com blog. "Perhaps they had been run out of town by a gang of predominantly white Silicon Valley yuppies. Perhaps they had fled to Fremont."


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Giselle Velazquez

Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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