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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.
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'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

'Vulcan' wins Pluto moon name vote

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- In a voting campaign to pick names for two of Pluto's smallest moons one clear winner is "Vulcan," proposed by U.S. actor William Shatner of "Star Trek" fame.

CBS mulls 'Have Gun, Will Travel' remake

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- CBS is mulling a revival of the U.S. Western TV series "Have Gun, Will Travel," which debuted on the network 55 years ago, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
Meyer regrets Roddenberry relationship

Meyer regrets Roddenberry relationship

HOLLYWOOD, June 11 (UPI) -- Director Nicholas Meyer said he regretted run-ins with "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry over the snarky tone of "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."
Roddenberrys' ashes headed to space

Roddenberrys' ashes headed to space

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The ashes of late "Star Trek" luminaries Majel Barrett Roddenberry and Gene Roddenberry are to be launched into space in 2012, the BBC says.
LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry

LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry

HOLLYWOOD , Jan. 5 (UPI) -- About 300 people, some in "Star Trek" costumes, attended the Los Angeles funeral of Majel Barrett Roddenberry on Sunday, E! News reported.

Noted 'Trek' fan Winston dead at 77

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Joan Winston, who earned fame among "Star Trek" fans by organizing conventions dedicated to the U.S. TV series, has died at the age of 77, her cousin says.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008.
By United Press International

Skywalker’s lightsaber destined for space

HOUSTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Discovery will carry young Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber into space to mark the 30th anniversary of the blockbuster “Star Wars” movie series.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2006 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

'Scotty' remains perpetually in space

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- James Doohan, the actor who played Scotty in "Star Trek," is one of 118 people whose remains will be launched into space by Celestis, a Connecticut company.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2005 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
By United Press International

Scots bicker over birthplace of 'Scotty'

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" geekdom is spiraling out of control in Scotland where four towns are warring over the birthplace of the fictional Enterprise engineer, Scotty.

Star Trek's 'Scotty' dead at 85

REDMOND, Wash., July 20 (UPI) -- Canadian actor James Doohan, best known as "Star Trek's" Scotty, died Wednesday in his Washington state home at the age of 85.

Space Race 2: Rest in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A series by UPI exploring the people, passions and business of sub-orbital manned spaceflight. This week: Going into the funeral business was not exactly what Charlie Chafer and a team of commercial space pioneers had in mind when they sketched plans, rai
IRENE MONA KLOTZ

Kevin Sorbo gets ABC sitcom deal

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Sorbo, best known as TV's "Hercules," has signed a deal with ABC to develop his own sitcom, the New York Post reported Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 19, the 232nd day of 2004 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

To the moon, Alice: burials in outer space

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Space junkies or those who just love adventures can add one more to their list, even as they enter the Great Beyond. Starting this year, Houston, Texas-based Ce
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2003 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 19, the 231st day of 2002 with 134 to follow.
By United Press International
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