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2008-07-05 03:00:15

By Brian McIver FORGET the Wimbledon finals, the first day of T in the Park or even the opening weekend of Indiana Jones, because this is the biggest night of my year. It's the big season finale of Doctor Who and I am as excited as George Bush at a tractor pull. That's because I have a confession to make - my name is Brian and I am a closet geek. I love comic books, science fiction (both kinds - Star Trek and Wars), my TV schedules are full of Heroes, Buffy and Angel, my bookshelf is...

2008-06-22 03:00:15

Two members of the original Star Trek cast are featured in a micro-budget movie shot mostly in upstate New York and now available online. Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig played Lt. Uhura and Ensign Chekov in the original TV series and went on to do six big-budget movies. Now, more than 30 years after they first joined the crew of the Enterprise, they are in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, the New York Daily News reported. Koenig last played Chekov in 1994 in Star Trek: Generations, a movie...

2008-06-21 12:00:15

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 21--PORT HENRY -- Barbara Luna's character fell into the arms of starship Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series. This week, Luna gets to fall into Kirk's arms again, only this time he's played not by William Shatner but by Ticonderoga resident James Cawley. A Los Angeles resident, Luna is in Port Henry this week appearing in the most recent "Star Trek Phase II" fan production, "Enemy...

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2007-10-20 08:12:11

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The bridge of the starship Enterprise is filling up. Chris Pine, who had been in talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams'"Star Trek" flick, will play the young James Kirk, while Karl Urban will take on the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy, distributor Paramount confirmed Thursday. They join previously announced cast members Zachary Quinto as Vulcan scientist Spock, Simon Pegg as engineer Scotty, John Cho as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura and Anton Yelchin...

2006-08-13 23:56:23

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Starship Enterprise is in trouble and, as usual, Capt. James T. Kirk has a plan to save it. William Shatner, who played the swashbuckling spacefarer in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, is voicing Kirk in a new computer video game in the face of ebbing interest in the "Star Trek" franchise. The game "Star Trek: Legacy," due out in October, will let players steer more than 60 starships -- spanning all five of the franchise's...

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2006-08-14 00:55:00

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO -- The Starship Enterprise is in trouble and, as usual, Capt. James T. Kirk has a plan to save it. William Shatner, who played the swashbuckling spacefarer in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, is voicing Kirk in a new computer video game in the face of ebbing interest in the "Star Trek" franchise. The game "Star Trek: Legacy," due out in October, will let players steer more than 60 starships -- spanning all five of the franchise's live-action TV...

2006-07-24 15:52:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The remains of actor James Doohan, who played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer "Scotty" on "Star Trek," will be blasted into space in October, the company organizing the flight said on Monday. The actor who inspired the catchphrase "Beam me up, Scotty" -- even though it was never actually uttered on the show -- died a year ago at the age of 85. On the program, when Capt. James Kirk ventured off the spaceship Enterprise and faced peril, he would demand...

2006-07-22 20:23:07

By Sheigh Crabtree SAN DIEGO (Hollywood Reporter) - If director Bryan Singer has his way, Superman will take to the air a second time. Singer, who directed the current "Superman Returns," told fans Friday at Comic-Con International, that he has had discussions with Warner Bros. Pictures about directing a sequel for release in the summer of 2009. "Superman Returns," starring Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel, has grossed $169 million domestically to date, a figure that has been...

2006-05-19 09:29:44

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trekkies will be setting their phasers to "bid" this fall when Christie's holds the first official studio auction of memorabilia from all five "Star Trek" television series and 10 movie spinoffs. CBS Paramount Television Studios is cleaning out its vaults for the sale, comprising more than 1,000 lots totaling some 4,000 items, to be held from October 5 to 7 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" series, Christie's...

2006-05-18 18:36:02

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trekkies will be setting their phasers to "bid" this fall when Christie's holds the first official studio auction of memorabilia from all five "Star Trek" television series and 10 movie spin-offs. CBS Paramount Television Studios is cleaning out its vaults for the sale, comprising more than 1,000 lots totaling some 4,000 items, to be held from October 5 to 7 in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the original "Star Trek" series, Christie's...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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