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Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore

Capt. Kirk beams into Baltimore

For years, William Shatner wanted no part of the convention scene, had no desire to appear in front of the Trekkies, fanboys and obsessive sci-fi geeks who all craved a piece of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk.

"That's very true," says Shatner, whose stance was perfectly captured in a 1986 "Saturday Night Live" skit, in which he urged a convention of costumed "Star Trek" fans to "get a life, will you, people!"

But that was then. Today, Shatner is at peace with Captain Kirk — and, more important, with Captain Kirk's fans. On Aug. 3, he'll be in Hunt Valley for the 35th annual Shore Leave sci-fi convention, chatting, answering questions,...