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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: 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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The Geek Closet: September's Best Merchandise For Fans

October 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
Battleship
As we lament that holiday shopping seems to start earlier and earlier every year, now would seem a good time to crack open The Geek Closet again and take a look at a few interesting items that we've found - five things that might make the perfect gift for that entertainment fan on your list.

Battleship Galaxies

When the good folks at Hasbro sent me Battleship Galaxies, I was skeptical. I grew up playing the electronic version of Battleship, and all I ever did was cheat at it because I found it so boring. I was convinced that I'd just be bored again, this time in space. Thankfully,...
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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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Mila Kunis Is Funny, Sexy & 'A Massive Trekkie'

July 12th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Mila Kunis GQ Magazine
Mila Kunis sizzles on the cover (and in the pages) of the August issue of GQ - the magazine's annual 'comedy issue' - but she gets very serious when it comes to one of her passions: Star Trek.

When asked about starring with with Trek legend William Shatner in American Psycho 2 back in 2002, the Friends With Benefits star revealed that she's a "massive Trekkie" despite not getting into the epic sci-fi series until her late teens.

"I got into it later than most people. But let's not talk about it in the past tense. I'm still a Star Trek fan. You never stop being one," she says.

But the ori...
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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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Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

November 4th, 2009 2:50pm EST
V
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...
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Greg Ellis Talks 'Star Trek'

April 20th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Greg Ellis
On the day of this interview Greg Ellis had just learned that his show -- TNT's Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanaugh vehicle, Trust Me -- had been cancelled. Instead of languishing on the demise of his series (in the distance you can hear the sound of about a dozen Trust Me questions being ripped up) we, instead, discussed this upcoming little art-house film he's appearing in, Star Trek. Greg discusses his role as Chief Engineer Olsen -- the man who had the job before a certain Montgomery Scott -- and what it was like working on another small little film, Titanic.

Mike: I've seen every episod...
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ABC Stresses Stability, Not Ingenuity, With 2008-09 Schedule

May 14th, 2008 8:28am EDT
Ugly Betty
NBC got a jump start on the other broadcast networks with its "in-front" presentation last month, which occurred a full six weeks before the traditional upfront period. At that time NBC, mired in last place amongst the Big Four (poor CW barely registers as a blip and therefore does not count), presented a bold, dynamic and risky 2008-09 year-round schedule.

In the weeks that followed, there was naturally some speculation as to whether or not the other networks would follow NBC's lead and change the rules of the game. ABC, which unveiled its 2008-09 plans yesterday, was the first to...
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Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

November 6th, 2007 10:38am EST
Heroes
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

July 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, July 26

July 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Happy Birthday to Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh (1980), Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James (1977), "Click" star Kate Beckinsale (1973), "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven (1965), "The Lake House" star Sandra Bullock (1964), Japanese composer Keiko Matsui (1961), "Superman Returns" bad guy Kevin Spacey (1959), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Nana Visitor (1957), Queen drummer Roger Taylor (1949), English actress Helen Mirren (1945), Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (1943), prolific film director Stanley Kubrick (1928; d. 1999), actor James Best (1926), baseball legend Hoyt Wilhelm (1923...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 30

May 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Benny Goodman
Happy Birthday to Venezuelan singer Devendra Banhart (1981), hip-hop artist Cee-Lo (1974), Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus (1966), Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello (1964), country singer Wynonna Judd (1964), "Star Trek TNG" & "DS9" actor Colm Meaney (1953), actor Stephen Tobolowsky (1951), Welsh film actor Hugh Griffith (1912; d. 1980), clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman (1909; d. 1986), and voice actor Mel Blanc (1908; d. 1989).
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