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Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl in the '60s, dies at 78

...for originating the role of Batgirl in the 1967-68 season of ABC's "Batman," and for an episode of the original "Star Trek," as the green Orion Slave Girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk.In later years, Craig pursued various business ventures...
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What's happening this week

...include James Bond, Jane Austen, the space shuttle program, penguins, Mr. T, Myspace, Wikipedia, Stephen Fry, Star Trek, and more. Live music: Manic 3, 10 p.m., Friday, May 22 McGiveney's.Live music: Kari Groven and the Wristrockets...
Longtime musical collaborators Molly Lewis and Marian Call to share Gold Town stage May 20

...include James Bond, Jane Austen, the space shuttle program, penguins, Mr. T, Myspace, Wikipedia, Stephen Fry, Star Trek, and more. Call and Lewis have played their unique folk tunes together at conventions and concerts across the nation...
On Writing: Painting by numbers

...but told that there are certain ones you can never use?You were taught to never split an infinitive? Oh, go ahead. Star Trek does it. "To boldly go where no one has gone before" - remember? But recognize when you're splitting an infinitive...
Local sci-fi film debuts at Gold Town that most people do not recognize the first Star Trek motion picture, called "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," as a classic in's a mystery.Further, he enjoys the Star Trek movies because they're a little more scientifically...
Predictions for the NFL season

...public spoiler? Way back in 1982 I was fortunate enough to see a pre-release screening of "The Wrath of Khan," aka "Star Trek II." And I wrote about it on the morning it first appeared in Orlando theaters. My opening line to that column...
My turn: Trick or treat: 142 trillion-pound monster back from the grave

...spent $4.1 Million on an extravagant conference for 2,600 IRS employees, including $50,000 for line-dancing and Star Trek parody videos, $135,350 for outside speakers, $64,000 in conference "swag" for the employees, free meals...
Five Good Reads: Brian Wallace

...America "to take, sink, burn or destroy" a Spanish ship much larger and powerful than his own. I read somewhere that Star Trek's Captain Kirk was based on Hornblower. I can see that; so many parallels, but instead of a transporter he has a...
Local TEDx event to focus on Storytelling

...Emmy-winning director known for the TV shows "Lost" and "Alias," and movies including "Mission Impossible III" and the new Star Trek series. His talk will focus on the value of mystery and enthusiasm in a good story.Last will be Nigerian novelist Chimamanda...
SUPER BOWL WATCH: Beyonce, avocados, practice

...The ad features rapper Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons, Wil Wheaton, who acted in the iconic science-fiction series "Star Trek: The Next Generation."10. The Milk Processor Education Program, known as MilkPep and popular for its "Got Milk...


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