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K1 TUESDAY, SEPT.6,2016 WWW.FREEP.COM 3C v LIFE Today’s birthday: You’ve a lot of explaining to do, not because you’ve erred, but because your natural leadership qualities put you in a teaching position. Your contribution will touch lives in an overwhelmingly positive way. Next month puts bonus m oney in the bank. Consider using it to t ravel. May features passionate kisses. Gemini and Scorpio adore you. Aries (March 21-April 19). You don’t need it; it’s dragging you down. And yet, there’s an inexplicable attachment going on that makes it difficult for you to cut ties. So, stop trying to explain it and cut anyway. Taurus (April 20-May 20). If you had the p ower to change the world in any way, how would it change? You’re learning that you have more power than you think. Gemini (May 21-June 21). Face it. If it weren’t for you, a certain item on the list wouldn’t get done. You’re the only one who is both responsible and capable enough to accomplish this. Cancer (June 22-July 22). Your openhearted ways leave you vulnerable, and you’ll quickly learn that this is a good thing today, as mutual attractions and reciprocal intentions make you richer in joy and dollars. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Trying to convince s omeone of your rightness will be a waste o f time. V irgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re well- considered, and this will be apparent when what people are saying about you gets back to you. L ibra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It takes discipline t o flow attention toward the things and p eople you know are most important to the situation when such attractive distractions are being strategically and deliberately thrown in your path. S corpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). With nothing to prove and no one to prove it to, you’ll m ove with what moves you. S agittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Offering a dvice makes the conversation about you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because you’re mentally and physically going at a faster pace than 90% of the population t oday, the urge to interrupt will come o ften. However, the right time to interrupt i s never. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There’s something you’re trying to achieve, and until you rise to the occasion, you can’t seem to l et up on yourself. P isces (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s as though y ou’ve been growing this sense of purpose inside you and it’s suddenly become so strong as to drive your whole being. It’s always been there, but in seedling form. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS JoAnne Worley, 81 Roger Waters, 73 Rosie Perez, 52 Idris Elba, 44 > Foxy Brown, 38 By Holiday Mathis Horoscope It started out as a five-year mission and turned into a 50-year phenomenon. “Star Trek,” one of the new fall shows on NBC’s 1966-67 schedule, went from a struggling series that only lasted three years to being one o f the most influential programs in T V history. The characters and phrases created by Gene Roddenberry and his team have permeated pop culture. It has sparked conversations about social issues, introduced the idea science could be cool and influenced both those working in film and TV. T he TV show that ranked only 52nd out of the 94 programs on the networks during its first season went on to spawn five TV series, 13 feature films, a universe of merchandising, books and countless other items in the “Star Trek” universe. It helped issue in the era of pop culture conventions and was a primary trigger for cosplay. Brooks Peck, curator of the EMP Museum in Seattle, is a life-long fan of the series. His efforts to pull together a display of original props from the TV series is featured in the S mithsonian Channel special “Build- i ng Star Trek.” P eck cannot think of another TV program that has been as influential as “Star Trek.” “It has been influential both cult urally and in society at large. If you s earch the Congressional Record, ‘ Star Trek’ comes up a bunch of times. It is a metaphor to argue policy: We should be more like Vul- cans than Klingons,” Peck says. “I l ove how it pops up in places in general like baseball teams having ‘Star T rek’ night. It is in our cultural D NA. There are people who know t he characters and the phases even if they don’t know the show.” The man behind “Star Trek” pitched the show as a Western in o uter space. His crew — that cons isted of a captain full of bravado, a s cience officer who suppressed his emotions and a cantankerous Southern doctor — traveled the galaxy meeting new civilizations. E ach stop tackles moral issues m ade more palatable by the science- f iction coating. The series has looked at religion, ecology, race, greed, lust, false idols and humanity. That vision was the driving force b ehind Peck putting together the m useum display. He wanted to ask t he big question of why “Star Trek,” of all the thousands of TV shows that have launched over the decades, resonates so deeply with the f ans. The answer: “Star Trek” has always been about dealing with s trong values. T he world that Roddenberry put t ogether 50 years ago was different than anything that had been on TV as far as the cast was concerned. Crew members represented a varie- t y of races and gave women jobs of r espect. M ost of that came through the casting of Nichelle Nichols as Uh- ura, the ship’s communications officer. Black actresses at that time on T V were cast as servants or second- c lass citizens. A lthough Nichols was given a prominent role on the ship, her work load was so limited she decided to leave. The day after she told Rod- d enberry she planned to beam off t he show, she was at an NAACP f und-raiser and was told there was a big fan who wanted to meet her. “I thought it was a Trekkie, and so I said, ‘Sure.’ I looked across the r oom, and there was Dr. Martin Luther King walking towards me w ith this big grin on his face,” Nicho ls says. “He reached out to me and s aid, ‘Yes, Ms. Nichols, I am your greatest fan.’ He said that ‘Star Trek’ was the only show that he and his wife, Coretta, would allow their t hree little children to stay up and w atch.” S he told King about her plans to leave the series. “I never got to tell him why, because he said, ‘You can’t,’” Nichols s ays. “He said, ‘You’re part of histo- r y.’” N ichols went back to work and told Roddenberry she would stay. When Roddenberry heard what King had said, he cried. NAMES+FACES GETTY IMAGES “Next Generation” star LeVar Burton attends “Star Trek: Mission New York” fan event M onday in New York. He played engineer Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge. By Rick Bentley TNS 5-year mission became 50-year journey Dear Amy: My daughter met a guy on an online dating site. He was a total stranger. M y wife and I met him in January. There were red flags everywhere. M y daughter is a talented and smart cookie. She had a plan in life. She had three years of college and landed a good job. She had her own car a nd money. Our daughter moved in w ith him in March, and it has been a nightmare ever since. They have had nothing but t rouble and financial problems; now she owes so much and has too many debts to m ention. She’s quit her job and has lost everything she’s owned — even her independence. She moves from place to p lace to place. We were told to stay out of her (expletive) l ife. Our bleeding hearts will never stop loving her. It’s like a death in the family. She still walks around, but that’s not our little girl, she’s t hat guy’s girlfriend. Any suggestions? — Grieving Dear Grieving: Given the rapid slide your daughter has e xperienced with this man, it is possible that they are caught up in our current na- t ional drug crisis, where opioid use is described as an “epidemic.” Elements pointing to the possibility that your daughter i s taking drugs are: Isolating herself from you, leaving her job, losing her possessions a nd burning through money. Don’t give up on her. Don’t give her money or pay her debts, but if she needs food and shelter, offer it to her. Offer her professional help. P eople involved in toxic relationships don’t want their family members to witness or i nterfere; of course she will push you away. Your daughter has the right to make choices — even terrible and unhealthy ones. D on’t dwell on the idea that she needs to remain your “little girl.” Do be completely t ransparent about your extreme concern; tell her she is worth so much more than the life she seems to be leading. Tell her that when she is ready, you will be there for h er. Keep your heart open, and don’t make this crisis about your loss, make it about h er health and welfare. Send questions via e-mail to askamy@amydickinson.comor by mail to Ask Amy, Chicago Tribune, TT500, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611. AMY DICKINSON ASK AMY Daughter’s slide could be drug use NEW YORK— The horror thriller “Don’t Breathe” topped the box office for the s econd straight week, while several new releases strug- g led to find traction over a t ypically sleepy Labor Day w eekend at North American movie theaters. The Sony Screen Gems release made an estimated $15.7 million in its second weekend. The R-rated “Don’t Breathe,” about an ill-considered home invasion of a blind man, is on pace to make $19.4 million over the four- d ay holiday weekend. Prod uced for just $10 million, the film has made $51.1million in total. Its success spelled doom for the other horror film trying to gain a foothold: “Morgan,” a low-budget science- fiction thriller directed by R idley Scott’s son, Luke Scott. Opening on more than 2,000 screens, it bombed with just $2 million. Also torpedoed was the Robert De Niro-Edgar Ramirez boxing drama “Hands of Stone,” about Panamanian boxer Robert Duran. It made just $1.3 million, marking the latest in a string of disappointments for the Weinstein Co. The DreamWorks drama “The Light Between the O ceans,” starring Michael F assbender and Alicia Vikan- d er, debuted with a modest $5 million a day after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film’s budget w as about $20 million. F inal domestic figures will b e released today. 1. “Don’t Breathe,” $15.7 million 2. “Suicide Squad,” $10 million 3. “Pete’s Dragon,” $ 6.5 million 4 . “Kubo and the Two S trings,” $6.5 million 5. “Sausage Party,” $5.3 million 6. “The Light Between O ceans,” $5 million 7 . “Bad Moms,” $ 4.7 million 8. “War Dogs,” $4.7 million 9. “Hell or High Water,” $ 4.5 million 1 0. “Mechanic: Resurrect ion,” $4.3 million Associated Press Box office Oakland Achatz Homemade Pies Big Boy Buddy’s Sign of the Beefcarver Royal Oak 249-546-7888 Macomb Achatz Homemade Pies Big Boy Buddy’s Wayne Alexander the Great Westland 734-326-5410 Amantea Garden City 734-421-1510 Big Boy Boneyard Dearborn Heights 313-561-0102 Buddy’s Claddagh Irish Pub Livonia 734-542-8141 Fortune Buffet Livonia 734-524-8383 Sign of the Beefcarver Dearborn 313-562-1390 Detroit Big Boy Buddy’s Other Big Boy ADVERTISING FEATURE to showcase your restaurant, call 313.223.3203. As Seen In PLAY DF-0000286333 Get in on the FUN! 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