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‘Halloween Ends,’ ‘Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,’ ‘My Best Friend’s Exorcism’ on Slate for Beyond Fest’s 10th Anniversary

The world premiere of Halloween Ends will close out the 2022 edition of Beyond Fest, the Los Angeles-based genre film festival that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. My Best Friend’s Exorcism, based on the Grady Hendrix best-seller; Christmas Bloody Christmas; and Nocebo, starring Eva Green and Mark Strong, are among the other horror […]

Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

The actress earned the admiration of Martin Luther King Jr. by playing a Black authority figure, rare on 1960s television.

William Shatner Sounds Off on ‘Star Wars,’ Latest ‘Star Trek’ Shows During Lively Comic-Con Appearance

William Shatner closed out the first night of San Diego Comic-Con in style — with plenty of cursing and a look back at his storied career. In an hourlong chat with emcee Kevin Smith, the 91-year-old actor talked about aging, space travel (both real and fictional) and his place in the pop culture consciousness. Shatner’s […]

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Actor Paul Wesley on Taking Up Captain Kirk Mantle in Surprise Finale Appearance and What’s Next

[This story contains spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season one finale, “A Quality of Mercy.”]  Paul Wesley knew instantly that everything was going to work out. The universe was clearly telling him it was his time to play Capt. James T. Kirk — after all, who better than William Shatner to give his […]

Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Poehler, Maury Povich, William Shatner Among NATPE Honorees

Entertainment giants Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner and Amy Poehler, talk show pioneer Maury Povich and veteran producer Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek: Discovery) will be among the TV greats honored this year with the 18th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy awards at the 2022 NAPTE television market. Warner Bros. Television Group chairman Channing Dungey and […]

William Shatner Encourages Exploration of “Spooky” Metaverse as Collection of ‘Star Trek’ NFTs Sell Out in Minutes

It only took five minutes for the premiere collection of Star Trek non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at the price of $250 apiece to sell out Saturday morning. Capt. James T. Kirk icon William Shatner, who championed those first official franchise NFTs from RECUR and Paramount in the form of algorithmically generative 1:1 starships on the Star […]

Laurel Goodwin, Actress in ‘Girls! Girls! Girls!’ and the Rejected ‘Star Trek’ Pilot, Dies at 79

Laurel Goodwin, who made her movie debut opposite Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls! and starred alongside Jeffrey Hunter in “The Cage,’ the rejected first pilot made for Star Trek, has died. She was 79. Goodwin died Feb. 25 in Cathedral City, California, her sister, Maureen Scott, announced. Goodwin also portrayed the elder daughter of […]

Leonard Nimoy’s Children and William Shatner Pay Tribute to Legend, Noting It’s Been 7 Years Since He Passed

Leonard Nimoy’s children and William Shatner on Sunday were among those who paid tribute to the late Star Trek legend, noting it has been seven years since he passed away. The actor and director Nimoy was best known around the globe for his role as Spock, both on the original Star Trek television series and […]

Sally Kellerman, Hot Lips Houlihan in ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies at 84

Sally Kellerman, the husky-voiced actress known for her Oscar-nominated portrayal of U.S. Army Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, has died. She was 84. Kellerman, who also sang and had a Grand Funk Railroad tune written for her, died Thursday morning at an assisted care facility in Woodland Hills after a battle with […]

Martine Colette, Founder of Wildlife Waystation, Dies at 79

Martine Colette, who founded the Wildlife Waystation outside Los Angeles and ran the animal sanctuary for more than four decades, died Sunday of lung cancer at Lake Havasu, Ariz., a publicist announced. She was 79. In 1976, Colette opened the Wildlife Waystation, a 160-acre refuge in the Angeles National Forest near Sylmar and Tujunga. Under […]

William Shatner Shares Initial Reaction to Capt. Kirk-Michael Myers ‘Halloween’ Mask: “Is That a Joke?”

William Shatner was as shocked as anyone when he learned that the mask worn by slasher Michael Myers in Halloween was actually a manipulated Capt. James T. Kirk mask. In an interview with the YouTube channel Jake’s Takes, the TV and screen icon said he could not recall the moment he was told about the […]

William Shatner Successfully Blasts Into Space

William Shatner successfully traveled into space aboard New Shepard NS-18, of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, on Wednesday. The 90-year-old Star Trek icon became the oldest person to leave the globe when he blasted off from the West Texas launch site at 7:50 a.m. PT. Blue Origin’s vp mission and flight operations, Audrey Powers, and crewmembers […]