Commander Data). (CBS Studios/Canadian Press)Trek fans, prepare to set course for Calgary and engage!Nearly 25 years after the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the main cast of the hit TV series will reunite onstage at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.The lead cast members are slated to appear at the Stampede Corral during the three day expo at Calgary’s Stampede Park from April 27 29.”I can safely say it will be the first time we have all been gathered together at a convention,” LeVar Burton, who played chief engineer Geordi La Forge but is also known for the award winning miniseries Roots and children’s show Reading Rainbow, told The Canadian Press.”It doesn’t feel like it’s been 25 years,” said Burton, who added that the cast has stayed in touch over the years and meets on occasion, usually during the holiday season.The highlight is sure to be when Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Denise Crosby take the stage for a moderated panel discussion and tribute on the evening of April 28, before what’s expected to be thousands of fans.The bombastic, brass heavy theme by noted Hollywood composer Jerry Goldsmith.”It’s the best when we are all together. It’s incredible and, if we are having a good time, a good time is guaranteed for the fans,” Burton said.Calgary’s event, billed Star Trek TNG EXPOsed, is one of several celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the Emmy winning sci fi TV series, which carried the torch from Gene Roddenberry’s 1960s era original and explored “strange new worlds, new life and new civilizations” through 178 episodes over seven seasons (and in four films).And while three subsequent Star Trek series followed, none ran longer than TNG (though Deep Space Nine and Voyager came close).We offer our kudos to the organizers of Cowtown’s fledgling con, which might not be in the same echelon as the behemoths in San Diego or New York, but still drew a reported 30,000 fans to last year’s edition and attracted its fair share of famous Trek faces in recent years.
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SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe Olympic mascot Wenlock and Mandeville pose for photographs as they are unveiled to the media as the mascots for London 2012, May 19, 2010. (Matt Dunham/The Associated Press)London 2012 organizers unveiled the Olympic and Paralympic mascots on Wednesday.The one eyed creatures called Mandeville and Wenlock are named after two small English towns.The idea for the characters came from two drops of molten steel dropped while making the last girder for London’s Olympic Stadium.Organizers hope the mascots will receive a more positive reaction than the London 2012 logo, which was widely criticized when it was unveiled in 2007 and was even blamed for triggering seizures among some television viewers.Read moreAre London’s Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, scary or cool? What are some of the most bizarre mascots you recall? Comment or take our poll.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.