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I’m sure most of you are very aware (but just in case your not) Majel also played Nurse Chapel in the original series and was Number 1 in the original pilot, and she was married to Gene Roddenberry the creator of Star Trek and has done a good job on carrying on his legacy.

"Star Trek" will center on the early days of seminal "Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer space mission.

It is scheduled to appear in both conventional and IMAX theaters on May 8th, 2009.

Click here to read more about "Star Trek."

 

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Born in Brooklyn, New York on December 19, 1972, Alyssa Jayne Milano is the daughter of Thomas, a film music editor, and Lin, a fashion designer.

After seeing the Broadway play Annie at the age of 7, Alyssa knew she wanted to become an actress. One year later, she made her acting debut as July in the same musical and toured for 18 months. After that time, Alyssa left Annie to star in off-Broadway productions and TV commercials.

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alyssa milano Milano made her television debut in 1984 with her role as Tony Danza’s daughter on the popular sitcom Who’s the Boss?, which ran for eight years. And only one year into the sitcom’s run, Alyssa nabbed a small role playing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in 1985’s Commando.

 

While her role on Who’s The Boss? continued to garner her millions of fans and allowed her to create a best-selling exercise video in 1988 called Teen Steam, Alyssa also starred in a bunch of forgettable TV movies, including The Canterville Ghost (1986), Crash Course (1988) and Voices That Care (1991).

In 1989, a picture of Alyssa served as the inspiration behind Disney’s The Little Mermaidand was used to create the image of Ariel in the classic movie.

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alyssa milano The ’90s were a time when Alyssa wanted to shed her little-girl image and prove that she was a sexy adult woman. She did so by starring in Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993) and the sexually charged Embrace of the Vampire (1994) and Poison Ivy II (1996). It worked, as popular men’s mag FHM voted her onto its 100 Sexiest Women in the World list four times.

But Alyssa didn’t stop at TV and movies. In fact, she also released five albums — entitled Alyssa (1989), Look In My Heart (1989), Best In The World (1990), Locked In a Dream (1991), and Do You See Me? (1992) — in Japan, all of which went platinum.

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On the big screen, one of Alyssa’s most important roles came in 1996 when she starred alongside Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg in the surprise hit Fear (1996). Also in 1996, she appeared in To Brave Alaska, a made-for-TV flick about a couple fighting for their lives while abandoned in Alaska.

In 1997, Milano returned to television full time as troublemaker Jennifer Mancini in the primetime Aaron Spelling soap Melrose Place. She was cast as a regular for one season and became the enemy of fellow beauty Amanda, played by Heather Locklear.

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alyssa milano While her role on Melrose Place was hot in 1997, Milano attended the Sundance Film Festival, where her new movie, Hugo Pool, also starring Robert Downey Jr, Sean Penn and Patrick Dempsey, premiered. At the festival, Alyssa was given the Spirit Award for women.

In 1998, Milano began portraying a witch on the WB’s Charmed (, alongside fellow witches Rose McGowan and Holly Marie CombsShannen Doherty quit in 2001 and was replaced by McGowan). She stayed on the show for eight seasons, leaving only when the show came to an end in 2006.

In January 1999, on New Year’s Day, Alyssa wed musician Cinjun Tate (lead singer for the rock group Remy Zero), but she divorced him that same year in November.

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Alyssa’s major role in Charmed didn’t stop her from appearing in big-screen projects. In 2003, Alyssa starred alongside David Spade in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, and the following year, she did voice work for Dinotopia: Curse of the Ruby Sunstone.

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Alyssa also continued doing TV commercials; she was well-known as the spokesperson for 1-800-Collect and for her very provocative commercials and print ads for Candie’s perfume.

In addition, Alyssa got seriously involved in humanitarian work; in fact, she is a National Ambassador for UNICEF and she works with PETA.

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In 2007, Alyssa appears alongside Rachel Miner in the big-screen drama The Blue Hour.

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Lexa Doig

Alexandra Doig, also known as ‘Lexa’, was born June 8th, 1973, to Gloria and David Doig, in Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lexa’s mother is Filipino, while her father is of Irish/Scottish heritage (Doig is a Scottish name), and Lexa grew up surrounded by equally mixed relatives. Lexa wrote and directed her first play at the age of six. Since this moment she wanted to become an actress. It was a Strawberry Shortcake play for school, and she gave away the lead role to her best friend.

Lexa Doig 2 Growing up, she was in as many church and school plays as she could do. She also studied rhythmic gymnastics. Though Lexa grew up in a home where they watched a lot of “Star Trek,” her parents also subscribed to the local theaters and went off to see plays regularly. They’d sometimes bring Lexa and her older brother, Ted, along, and young Lexa was especially taken with the musicals “Porgy & Bess” and “Evita.” She decided she wanted to be Porgy, as she identified with him because he was the smallest one on stage. Lexa herself is only 5’6″.

In 1991, Lexa got her first on-camera job as co- host of “Video & Arcade Top 10,” a Canadian TV show where kids competed against each other by playing video games. She hosted the show with her now close friend Gordon Michael Woolvett who later became her co-star on “Andromeda” some 10 years later. In 1994, Lexa landed her first professional acting job in “TekWar,” a TV series based on William Shatner’s novels. Since then, Lexa has stared and guest-stared in dozens of Science fiction television shows and movies. This isn’t a surprise since she is a self-labeled Science Fiction nerd and huge fan of Star Trek (TNG being her favorite).

In 2000, Lexa had not one but three roles on the hugely popular Sci-Fi series “Andromeda“. She successfully balanced her roles as “Andromeda’s” warship, hologram, and android. Andromeda was on air for 5 seasons before it ended in May of 2005.Lexa Doig 3

“Jason X”, part 10 of the classic “Friday The 13th” horror movies, was released in the Summer of 2001. In this feature film Lexa played the female lead and heroine- Dr. Rowan, leader of the research project that was studying Jason. The film was produced just before the start of the first season of “Andromeda.” In this film Lexa co-starred with now close Lisa Ryder who later went on to co-star with Lexa in “Andromeda” which started just after “Jason X” was released.

On August 2nd, 2003, Lexa married actor Michael Shanks. The couple and started dating in 2001, when Shanks guest-starred on “Andromeda” as Lexa’s on screen love affair. Around one year after their marriage, on September 13, 2004, Lexa’s and Michael’s first daughter was born, Mia Tabitha, and they have recently celebrated the birth of their second child together, Samuel David, born March19, 2006. The family resides in their native Canada, dividing their time between Vancouver and Toronto with Michael’s eldest daughter, Tatiana(age 8), their two children and two cats whose names are unknown.

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Lexa also played the role as Dr. Carolyn Lam, on the hit Sci-Fi series “Stargate SG-1”. 

Currently Lexa portrays Dr. Leah Perlman on the hit TV series remake “V“.

In her spare time (which is very limited with her job as full-time Mommy), Lexa enjoys reading, rollerblading and playing RPG video games. She is a prolific internet surfer (a trait she inherited from her father) and a huge “Dungeons and Dragons” fan.

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"Star Trek" will center on the early days of seminal "Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and first outer space mission.

The film is directed by JJ Abrams (Mission: Impossible III) and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8th, 2009.

Click here for more about "Star Trek" the movie.

Click here to check out the trailer

So are you glad to see Leonard Nimoy in a trailer at last?

 



"Star Trek" will center on the early days of seminal "Trek" characters James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, including their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and thier first outer space mission togeather.

The film is directed by JJ Abrams (Mission: Impossible III) and is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8th, 2009.

Click here to read more about "Star Trek."

Click here to check out the trailer

Click here to check out the TV Promo.

 



"Star Trek’s time-travel plot is set in motion when a Federation starship, the USS Kelvin, is attacked by a vicious Romulan (Eric Bana) desperately seeking one of the film’s heroes. From there, the film then brings Kirk and Spock center stage and tracks the origins of their friendship and how they became officers aboard the Enterprise. In fact, the movie shows how the whole original series crew came together: McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Sulu (John Cho), and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). The adventure stretches from Earth to Vulcan, and yes, it does find a way to have Nimoy appearing in scenes with at least one of the actors on our cover — and maybe both. The storytelling is newbie-friendly, but it slyly assimilates a wide range of Trek arcana, from doomed Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood) to Sulu’s swordsmanship to classic lines like, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend." More ambitiously, the movie subversively plays with Trek lore — and those who know it. The opening sequence, for example, is an emotionally wrenching passage that culminates with a mythic climax sure to leave zealots howling "Heresy!" But revisionism anxiety is the point. "The movie," Lindelof says, "is about the act of changing what you know."

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 8th, 2009.

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The movie stars Gabriel Macht as a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. Samuel L. Jackson stars as the Octopus, his arch-enemy on a mission to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his own version of immortality. And Mendes is just one of several lovelies in the cast. Sarah Paulson, Scarlett Johansson, Paz Vega, Jamie King, and Stana Katic all star as ladies that either want to seduce, love or kill the masked crusader.

"The Spirit" is directed by Frank Miller (Sin City), who is making his solo helming debut. The new film is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day (December 25th, 2008 ).

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