Star Trek

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    Video caption: Star Trek's Takei explains why he hid his sexuality for so long

    The actor, known for playing Lt Sulu, says he put up a self-imposed "invisible barbed wire fence".

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    Video caption: William Shatner in space: 'The most profound experience I can imagine'

    The Star Trek actor becomes the oldest person to go into space and returns 'filled with emotion'.

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    Video caption: Star Trek's William Shatner on his plan to boldly go into space

    The actor - who plays Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek series - is one of a four-person crew to go into space for real.

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    Video caption: Star Trek: Next Generation fan rebuilds bridge set

    Geoff Collard, a model maker, spent 500 hours building the bridge of the starship Enterprise.

  5. Knife Angel captures attention of Captain Kirk

    Andy Giddings

    BBC News

    Oswestry's giant Knife Angel sculpture has captured the attention of William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek.

    It was moved to Liverpool last week, where it will stand outside the city's Anglican cathedral for two months, and its now attracting interest from a number of other cities, which might want to host it.

    Mr Shatner made a joke about its similarity with the Weeping Angels on Doctor Who after seeing a photo of it, posted on Twitter.

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  6. Birmingham prepares for invasion of Star Trek fans

    Simon Glover

    BBC News

    Birmingham. The (almost) final frontier.

    For Trekkies, their 12-month mission, to return to the NEC...

    William Shatner

    Thousands of fans of the TV shows and films will be descending on the venue this weekend for Europe's official Star Trek Convention.

    This year, organisers say they have guests including William Shatner (pictured), Nichelle Nichols, Jeri Ryan and Jason Isaacs.

    Fans will have a chance to get autographs, have photos taken with the stars and go to special panel events.