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After years of ever-diminishing returns, Paramount decided to put one nail in the coffin of the Star Trek TV franchise with Star Trek: Enterprise.

To be honest, it was actually better than the dull-as-ditchwater Voyager, but I could never, ever forgive the show for the god-awful theme song.

I remember the first time I saw it I presumed the opening ditty was just for the pilot. I mean, there's no way they'd keep if for the series, right? Wrong.

The visuals were actually OK. But every time it came on I would always reach for the mute button.

Who wants a Rod Stewart soundalike singing some sugary-sweet balad? Buck Rogers it was not.

CHLOE MORETZ says it was a "dream" to work with MARTIN SCORSESE - who she tricked into thinking she was British - in new film Hugo.

The 14-year-old US actress was selected by the acclaimed director to appear in the film after she hoodwinked him during her New York audition.

She said: "I completely fooled him into thinking I was a British actress and then at the end of the audition I went back into my American accent.

"He said 'hold on are you American? I was like 'I am American,' so I tricked Martin Scorsese."

Hayley Atwell

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HAYLEY ATWELL has admitted she'd love to make a sequel to Captain America.

The British actress starred opposite CHRIS EVANS in Captain America: The First Avenger as love interest Peggy Carter, and revealed it would be "wonderful" to reprise her role.

Hayley said: "I haven't heard anything. There have been talks... there's a possibility."

She added: "I know they're either writing it now or they have written it by now, so I've moved on in another direction, but of course if they were to bring me back or ask if I was interested

I'd definitely love to go back and revisit that role and develop her. That would be wonderful."

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Amy Pond, from Doctor Who

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Karen Gillan has admitted she was worried what Jean Shrimpton would think of her portrayal of the Sixties star in a new TV film.

The Doctor Who star plays the actress and model in We'll Take Manhattan, a TV movie about Jean's relationship with the photographer David Bailey.

Karen said: "I guess there is more pressure because part of me thinks I should stay true to what this person actually was. And they're still alive which is quite a significant thing as well, because they're going to see how you portray them.

"But she has seen it and she's really happy, which is really nice."

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One of the quirkiest things I have seen in ages. Really loved this.

Sit back and enjoy!

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo.

Who are the people who have time to put things like this together?

An all-time classic from the days of Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

It mixes a cool voice over, a big green bloke and, err.., melancholy, which is unusual for the sci-fi intro.

A friend of mine taught himself the piano just so he could play the theme tune!

Muppet alphabet quiz

By Daniel Smith on Nov 23, 11 11:13 AM

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Here's the Muppet alphabet, but can you name them all?

Answers after the jump.

'Ulysses 31 Redux' Director Dermot Canterbury had a seed planted in his noggin, like many of us did after having seen 'Ulysses 31' week days on BBC1 after school in the mid 1980s.

"Of all the cartoons of my childhood, there was one which held a strange fascination and still does. For a kid who loved sci-fi, ancient myth and electro-synth, Ulysses 31 was all you could wish for at 4.30 of an afternoon."

The memory of one of the greatest animated series ever was so strong, Dermot grew up & made this amazing live action intro!

Read more on Dermot's fascination with Ulysses 31 here.

Five of the cast from epic HBO show GAME OF THRONES are to be special guests at this month's Winter Memorabilia Show at NEC Birmingham... and they're bringing the hit fantasy series' iconic Iron Throne along with them!

FINN JONES, ROXANNE McKEE, JAMES COSMO, MILTOS YEROLEMOU and SPENCER WILDING will be meeting fans and signing autographs on both days of the 19-20 November Memorabilia show, the UK's biggest and best collectors' event.

JAMES COSMO (Braveheart, Highlander) plays Jeor Mormont, the 997th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and the estranged father of Ser Jorah.

ROXANNE McKEE (Hollyoaks) plays Doreah, a handmaid and companion of Daenerys Targaryen who schools the young princess in the art of love.

Attending Memorabilia on Sat, 19 Nov. only, FINN JONES plays the handsome Ser Loras Tyrell, a champion jouster known as the 'Knight of Flowers'.

MILTOS YEROLEMOU plays Syrio Forel, former First Sword of the Sealord of Braavos, who trains Arya Stark in the 'Water Dancing' style of fighting.

SPENCER WILDING, who plays one of the ancient and deadly White Walkers, has appeared in numerous films from The Green Lantern to Harry Potter.

The Winter Memorabilia Show will also play host to special guests from shows such as DOCTOR WHO, TORCHWOOD, BABYLON 5, LIFE ON MARS, THE KING'S SPEECH, RETURN OF THE SAINT and classic comedy ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES.

For new special guest announcements and to find out which days the stars will be attending Memorabilia, please visit www.memorabilia.co.uk/birmingham/guests

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