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Matt Smith’s Birthday Surprise

The Doctor Who cast and crew secretly assembled to give Matt Smith a big birthday surprise for his 30th. Happy birthday Matt!

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Happy Birthday, Zoe Saldana

Today is the birthday of Zoe Saldana, the fourth June birthday for members of the new Star Trek crew (following Zach Quinto, Karl Urban and John Cho). The new Uhura is turning 33 years old. We here at TrekMovie want to wish Zoe a big happy birthday.&#1…

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Shatner: Energized At Eighty

It’s hard to believe that the man who portrayed Captain Kirk is eighty, but William Shatner is not letting age slow him down one bit.

Shatner has learned valuable lessons about life in those eighty years, including what is important to him, as well as the value of Star Trek fans.

It’s difficult for Shatner to believe that he has reached his eightieth birthday. “[My] eightieth birthday, it seems so foreign to me that it’s a like a weed in my mouth,” he said. “I hear eightieth birthday and I can’t believe it. I don’t know [how I’ve done it]; I just know that health is a huge factor. I’ve been lucky.

“I feel more creative, more energized and better equipped as an actor and as a creative mind now than I ever had in my life.”

Shatner hosts several TV shows, stars in $#*! My Dad Says, has a new book and a new record coming out, does charity work and breeds horses and takes part in riding competitions. But he still finds time to attend Star Trek conventions, at which he finds the interaction of fans to be enjoyable. “I wrote a book called Get a Life, which was about the constituency of the audience [at conventions],” he said. “I discovered they came to see each other; they were renewing their friendships that had gone on for years; they brought their husbands and wives, and they brought their children.

“It’s kind of warm and nice and lacks the coldness of the Twitter and the modern viral age. It has the immediacy of human connection, so I do enjoy it.”

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80 Reasons Why Leonard Nimoy Is Fascinating

Today, Saturday, is Leonard Nimoy’s 80th Birthday. Like we did with William Shatner’s 80th birthday, we are counting up 80 things about the original Spock – but this time with 80 reasons why Mr. Nimoy is "fascinating". 

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Nimoy: Not Quite Retired At 80

Although his eightieth birthday is fast approaching, Leonard Nimoy is still quite quite busy with acting, appearances and his photography career.

Most people at eighty would be retired if circumstances permitted them to do so, but Nimoy, who announced his retirement more than once recently, keeps getting sucked back into work and convention appearances. “I did it [Fringe appearance],” said Nimoy. “One episode.”

Will Nimoy ever appear on Fringe again once this season ends? “I can’t say if William Bell will ever be back or if this is the finale of the season,” said Nimoy. “I thought the character was finished, but they came up with a wonderful idea.”

When asked if the finale to which he referred was the season or series finale, Nimoy said, “I don’t have either answer, season or series. I have been through many resurrections in my time!”

The season finale for Fringe will air in May.

In addition to the occasional acting job, Nimoy still appears at conventions, considering the appearances a “thank you” to Star Trek fans. “That’s exactly what it is, a thank you,” he said. “I still feel an obligation to be out there for them, to tell them the Star Trek stories and to bring them up to date on what I’m doing. There’s still a lot of interest. I don’t know when I will stop doing this. I think there is an end in sight. I will not going on doing it indefinitely, but I am scheduled for three or four events for this year.”

Nimoy’s newest career, photography, brings him satisfaction without having to sacrifice his personal life. “I don’t need to be away from home for weeks and months at a time,” he said. “It’s a comfortable way for me to express ideas and to remain creative without it totally taking over my life. My personal life is very valuable to me. I enjoy my family a lot. I enjoy my personal time with my wife a lot. I don’t want to be away. I don’t need or want to do that.”

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See Winners & Finalists For Int’l Talk Like William Shatner Day Video Contest + Judge Maurice La Marche’s Tribute

Part of the celebration of William Shatner’s 80th birthday is honoring the man through emulation with the 3rd International Talk Like William Shatner Day. TrekMovie asked fans to send in their best Shatners for a video contest and today we are ready to announce the winners. Check them out below. 

 
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80 Reasons Why William Shatner Is Awesome

Today is William Shatner’s 80th  birthday. Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk seems to be unstoppable as he heads into his ninth decade. As an actor, writer, pitchman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and more, William Shatner is an endless source of inspiration and entertainment and so again we honor the man by updating our ‘awesome list’ all about […]

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VIDEO: Celebrities Honor Talk Like William Shatner Day

Tomorrow is William Shatner’s 80th birthday, which is also the 3rd annual International Talk Like William Shatner Day. This afternoon The Shatner Project has released a new video with celebrities showing off their Shatners, including Will Sasso, Kevin Pollack and Jason Alexander.

 
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TrekMovie ‘Talk Like William Shatner Day’ Video Contest w/ Prizes

William Shatner’s 80th Birthday is next Tuesday, which is also the third annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day". TrekMovie has partnered up with WilliamShatner.com and ThinkGeek to hold a special contest where you can win prizes by submitting a video talking like Shatner. More details below.

 
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Con Report & Photos: Leonard Nimoy Headlines Creation Star Trek San Francisco Con 2011

Creation Entertainment held a big official Star Trek convention in San Francisco over the weekend headlined by Leonard Nimoy with a bunch of big Trek stars including Nichelle Nichols, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more. See below for a report plus lots of photos from the weekend.

 
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