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King Of Jordan Plans 'Star Trek' Theme Park

August 6th, 2011 1:27pm EDT
Star Trek
King Abdullah II of Jordan is the driving force behind an ambitious "Star Trek" theme park planned for the Middle East.

The royal, who reportedly filmed a cameo for a 1990s episode of "Star Trek: Voyager," is the main money man behind the development in Aqaba, Jordan, according to TheNational.com.

The king is using cash from his Fund for Development to help investors get the project off the ground, hoping it will boost Jordan's profile as a tourist destination.

The Red Sea Astrarium project is scheduled to open in 2014.
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'Star Trek' Star Walter Koenig's Plea To Missing Son

February 24th, 2010 7:56pm EST
Walter Koenig
Former "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig has issued an emotional plea to his son Andrew to get in touch after he went missing in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month.

Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Koenig, who starred in 1980s TV sitcom "Growing Pains", after he missed his flight home from Vancouver to Los Angeles on February 16, the same day as his last known sighting. Detectives also claim his cell phone and bank card were last used on February 16.

Local authorities have been combing the area for the 41 year old after receiving a number of reported ...
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Captain Kirk's Doctor Talks 'Star Trek' Movie

March 13th, 2009 10:58am EDT
Sonita Henry
The most highly anticipated new Star Trek movie since Robert Wise's 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be released on May 8, 2009 with J.J. Abrams at the helm. Not a lot is known about the plot as this is one of those most secretive productions in recent memory -- Abrams has a tendency to do that (read: Cloverfield). Sonita Henry, who plays the first person to ever meet James Tiberius Kirk -- as the doctor who delivers him -- joins us to discuss her role, what it is like working with Abrams, some minor spoilers and the possibility of getting her own action figure.

Mike: You're in ...
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Shatner Furious Over 'Star Trek' Snub

June 21st, 2007 11:58am EDT
Star Trek
William Shatner is furious with Star Trek movie bosses for failing to offer him a cameo role in the new film, according to reports. The actor, who played Captain Kirk in the iconic TV show, is said to be "very upset and has been lobbying for a role" in Star Trek XI

after learning his co-star Leonard Nimoy has been cast in a minor role, writes the New York Daily News.

Larry Thompson, Shatner's manager, refuted the allegations, saying, "I don't know that to be the case, so I can't comment."

The movie, which will be directed by Lost producer and director J.J. Abrams, is slated to beg...
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