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Nathan Fillion Cosplays As Captain Kirk And Chris Hardwick As Marty McFly

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FillionKirkSan Diego’s Comic-Con International 2014 has begun, and it’s the most magical time of the year! Granted, some of that magic involves the inability to find a hotel room, the crushing press of too many people in too small a space, and LINES FOR EVERYTHING. But still, you get to see some pretty awesome stuff, assuming you can get in to see any of the awesome stuff. For those of us not making the pilgrimage this year, we’ll have to rely on the second-hand awesomeness. But thankfully that second-hand awesomeness today involves Nathan Fillion cosplaying as Captain Kirk, so what do we really have to complain about?

THR has put together its annual Comic-Con preview issue, and as part of this year’s line-up, they dressed Fillion up in Kirk’s classic gold Original Series uniform for a snazzy photoshoot. The man could give vintage Shatner a run for his money in the dashing, square-jawed hero department, but his subbing for Starfleet doesn’t mean he’s snubbing the loyal Browncoats who have ensured that Firefly is still a pop-culture phenomenon over 10 years after it went off the air. He told THR:


Captain Kirk Sends A Letter To Captain Kirk

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William ShatnerWhen you’re born with a name like James Kirk, and rise to the rank of Captain in an advanced, powerful military force, you have a fair amount of responsibility. Odds are that the most familiar Captain Kirk to many of you out there is William Shatner’s iconic starship commander from Gene Roddenberry’s beloved sci-fi series Star Trek. But he’s not the only one. The United States Navy has their very own Captain James Kirk (it’s James A. not James T.), who is about to take over command of the USS Zumwalt, the most advanced destroyer in the fleet. On the eve of his new assignment, he, and his crew, received a congratulatory letter from the man who brought his fictional predecessor to life.

Shatner’s letter is brief, but to the point, and hell, when your middle name is Tiberius, you don’t have time to waste on words. Kirk is a man of action, after all, not a diplomat. The note, which is signed and framed, now hangs at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine, where the ship is being built, though it is expected to find a permanent home on board the Zumwalt.


Katee Sackhoff Channels Captain Kirk And Hugs Doctor Who Monsters In New Photoshoot

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Katee Sackhoff entered the pantheon of science fiction icons with her performance as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in Ron Moore’s 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot series. She joined the sci-pantheon alongside unforgettable characters like Star Trek’s James T. Kirk, Babylon 5’s G’Kar, and Doctor Who’s Doctor (take your pick which one). Now she’s embracing that science fiction heritage in a very geeky photoshoot for, well, Geek Magazine. Check it out above to see Sackhoff channeling Kirk and Tom Baker’s Doctor, not to mention cozying up to a surprisingly cuddly Dalek.


Captain Kirk Confronts John Harrison In New Star Trek Into Darkness Clip

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This just got real! The latest clip from Star Trek Into Darkness features Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) having a war of words with John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is imprisoned inside a cell. But even locked up, Harrison seems to be right where he wants to be.

The clip also shows Kirk’s compassionate side in the face of danger and in the presence of a deadly criminal. John Harrison is definitely intimidating, and the scene is reminiscent of Clarice Starling’s meeting with Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. We’ll have to wait and see if Harrison eats anybody.


Star Trek Into Darkness Drops New TV Spot And Captain Kirk/John Harrison Character Posters

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Run, Kirk, run!

At this point most of us have seen footage from Star Trek Into Darkness where Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) sprints through a thicket of stunning red trees. You know what I’m talking about: it ends with Kirk and Bones (Karl Urban) leaping off of a high cliff, into the seething ocean below. If you haven’t witnessed this particular event, it features prominently in this TV spot that premiered last night on the MTV Movie Awards. There isn’t much in the way of new stuff here, but they do find a way to fit in a clip of Alice Eve in her undies.

That’s also the general gist of this latest poster for J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his 2009 franchise reboot. By that I mean Kirk running, not Eve in her skivvies. In addition to Kirk’s turn front and center, there’s also a new one-sheet featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s much-discussed villain, John Harrison, in a similar action pose.


Watch William Shatner Show Up At The Oscars As Captain Kirk And Save The Show

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Normally there’s not a lot to see at the Oscars for science fiction fans. The Academy tends to ignore the genre, whether or not it’s worthy, preferring historical dramas over movies about space travel. This year, though, the Academy Awards were hosted by Seth MacFarlane, out as one of the world’s biggest Star Trek fans. Given the power to craft his own show, Seth brought in William Shatner to reprise the role of Captain Kirk where he spent nearly 15-minutes on stage in his Captain’s chair dispensing show advice to a nervous MacFarlane.

Here it is, if you missed it…

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