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  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
  • 10 things you might now know about space

    10 things you might now know about space
    Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, a Mars probe that malfunctioned, is expected to fall back into Earth's atmosphere as early as this weekend. It will crash to our planet's surface, but is unlikely to hurt anyone on the ground. These 10 facts won't hurt...
  • Kevin Sorbo - True Strength

    Kevin Sorbo - True Strength
    You suffered three strokes at the age of 38. Were there any warning signs that something was wrong? If so, what did you think they could mean? I had tingling and loss of feeling in my fingers and hand, my fingers turned cold and eventually blue, and I...
  • Star Trek doc is a family enterprise

    Star Trek doc is a family enterprise
    Burbank-based Trekkers mostly missed out on a great afternoon event this past Sunday, as Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of “Star Trek” creator Gene, screened his documentary “Trek Nation” at the Burbank Film Festival...
  • Warp speed to San Jose 'Star Trek' exhibit

    Warp speed to San Jose 'Star Trek' exhibit
    True "Star Trek" fanatics who visit "Star Trek: The Exhibition" at San Jose's Tech Museum may find some flaws in the life-size replica of the starship Enterprise's bridge. Sure, Capt. James T. Kirk's chair sits in the middle of the bridge, encircled by...
  • James Cameron: I want to compete with 'Star Wars' and Tolkien

    James Cameron: I want to compete with 'Star Wars' and Tolkien
    Apparently, there's no such thing as a quiet little corner of the world when your name is James Cameron. "Welcome to the wind tunnel," the 56-year-old filmmaker said as a Santa Monica sea breeze gusted through the French doors of his beachside hotel...
  • Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, 88; composer wrote 'Star Trek' theme

    Alexander 'Sandy' Courage, 88; composer wrote 'Star Trek' theme
    Alexander "Sandy" Courage, who composed the soaring theme for the “Star Trek” TV series in the 1960s and was an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger, has died. He was 88. Courage, who had been in declining health since 2005, died...
  • Majel B. Roddenberry, wife of 'Star Trek' creator, dies

    Majel B. Roddenberry, wife of 'Star Trek' creator, dies
    Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and an actress whose longtime association with the "Star Trek" franchise included playing Nurse Christine Chapel in the original series, died early Thursday morning. She was 76....
  • Earth's warm, but he's hot

    Earth's warm, but he's hot
    Aftermath I: Forget Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Daniel Craig, Leonardo DiCaprio and even Borat. Winner of the hottest male presence this year in a film is none other than former Vice President Al Gore In "An Inconvenient Truth," his documentary on global...
  • Pioneers of television

    Pioneers of television
    "I took 'Star Trek' because I thought it might be a nice adjunct to my resume and I'd get to Broadway faster," said Nichelle "Lt. Uhura" Nichols, during a television press tour panel for the second season of the PBS series "Pioneers of Television,"...
  • 'Star Trek'

    Here's a challenge: How do you implant a potentially lethal alien organism into a body that desperately needs the help but might die if things don't go just right? No, it's not the plot of an old "Star Trek" episode, it's the back story of the new "Star...
  • Actors, actresses and entertainers

    Actors, actresses and entertainers Maila Nurmi, 85; actress created the character Vampira as hostess of late-night TV horror show (Jan. 10) Jack Eagle, 81; a comedian and actor who played Brother Dominic in a Xerox ad during the 1977 Super Bowl (Jan....