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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 13, 2005

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"Star Trek: Enterprise" is about to go where it has never gone before: off the air, taking the "Star Trek" franchise with it. After the two-hour finale airs (8 p.m. EDT Friday on UPN) this will be the first time in 18 years that no first-run "Trek" series is on TV.

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NASA Astronauts Mike Fincke and Terry Virts recently suited up for a voyage in "space" without ever leaving Earth. In fact, their most recent space expedition was in Hollywood. Instead of a countdown, their launch began on "lights, camera, and action!"

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'