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Check Out 'The Captains Up Close With William Shatner,' Now On DVD

August 29th, 2013 2:24am EDT
The Captains Up Close
What was once nerdy is now cool, and in "The Captains Close Up With William Shatner" the original "Star Trek" captain travels the globe to chat with those who've also sat on the bridge in the iconic franchise.

The sci-fi series has become one of the most durable and beloved franchises of all time. At the center of each  incarnation is what has become a truly iconic character: The Captain.

"The Captains Close Up" is a five episode mini-series, as seen on Epix, that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an intimate look at the actors that have inhabited this role - all...
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All Five 'Star Trek' Captains Unite At London Convention

October 21st, 2012 4:08pm EDT
William Shatner and Avery Brooks
Sci-fi fans were given the ultimate thrill on Saturday as all five Star Trek captains united at a London convention.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have each commanded starship operations in their respective shows - were brought together onstage at Destination Star Trek London.

The occasion marked only the second time the stars have come together, and the first time outside the U.S.

Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk, tells the BBC any former rivalry "has long since passed" and the stars are now "good friends", adding, "I would ...
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'Star Trek' Captains To Unite For U.K. Fan Convention

April 16th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Star trek
Fans of Star Trek will be given the ultimate treat this October when all five TV captains appear onstage at a London convention.

Destination Star Trek London is the first official Star Trek live event in the U.K. for 10 years and to mark the occasion, organizers are preparing to stage a special event.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have commanded operations in each of their respective series based on the TV franchise - will appear together for fans, according to Reuters.

Liz Kalodner, general manger of CBS Consumer Products, which o...
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'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Captain Avery Brooks Arrested For Drunk Driving

February 1st, 2012 8:41am EST
Avery Brooks
Actor Avery Brooks has been arrested for drunk driving in Connecticut.

The 63 year old, who played Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, was booked after a field sobriety test in Wilton on Sunday, according to TMZ.com.

He faces up to six months behind bars if convicted.
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TV on DVD Roundup: 'Blue Mountain State,' 'The Real L Word' And More

October 20th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Blue Mountain State
Here's what's new in the world of TV on DVD: college mayhem, archaeologists, starship captains and lots of sex. Read on for looks at Blue Mountain State, The Captains, The Real L Word, Queer as Folk UK and more...

Blue Mountain State: Season Two (Lionsgate)

Spike's original series Blue Mountain State is one of my guilty pleasures. It's vastly inappropriate and doesn't always make sense, but it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a hilariously good time. In season two, slacker QB Alex Moran (Daytime Emmy winner Darin Brooks) is stuck trying to keep egotistical "star player" Ra...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 2

October 2nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sting
Happy Birthday to Alexisonfire singer George Pettit (1982), Aqua singer Lene (1973), Slipknot guitarist James Root (1971), pop singer and mall rat Tiffany (1971), TV host Kelly Ripa (1970), Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh (1967), Soprano-shrink Lorraine Bracco (1955), ex-cop Sting (1951), photographer Annie Leibovitz (1949), fashion designer Donna Karan (1948), Trekkie Avery Brooks (1948), "American Pie" singer/songwriter Don McLean (1945), Little Rascal George McFarland (1928), comedian Bud Abbott (1895), comedian Groucho Marx (1890), Indian sage and leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869), and King Richar...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 2

October 2nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sting
Happy Birthday to Alexisonfire singer George Pettit (1982), Aqua singer Lene (1973), Slipknot guitarist James Root (1971), pop singer and mall rat Tiffany (1971), TV host Kelly Ripa (1970), Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh (1967), Soprano-shrink Lorraine Bracco (1955), ex-cop Sting (1951), photographer Annie Leibovitz (1949), fashion designer Donna Karan (1948), Trekkie Avery Brooks (1948), "American Pie" singer/songwriter Don McLean (1945), Little Rascal George McFarland (1928), comedian Bud Abbott (1895), comedian Groucho Marx (1890), Indian sage and leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869), and King Richar...
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All Five "Star Trek" Captains To Appear In "Star Trek: Legacy"

August 14th, 2006 12:03pm EDT
Star Trek Legacy
Bethesda Softworks announced today that all five actors who portrayed the Star Trek series captains - William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew - will provide voiceovers in the Star Trek: Legacy video game. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single Star Trek project together.

“I am delighted to have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with my fellow captains by providing our voices to Star Trek: Legacy,” said Shatner. “Bethesda Softworks has done an excellent job in creating an excitin...
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