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Published: Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Got your popcorn?

To boldly go where we've been 11 times before: The summer movie season is upon us, which means a flood of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots are approaching a theater near you. Herald movie critic Robert Horton runs down the list. Among the more anticipated flicks is the sequel to the recent "Star Trek" reboot with a new young cast aboard the starship Enterprise.

Sure, the new crew -- Capt. Kirk, Scotty, Spock, Bones and the rest -- look pretty svelte and hip now, but we'll see how well those tunics fit and whether the transporters can handle the load in another 25 years.

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Channel surfing: Arizona Sen. John McCain is preparing to introduce legislation that would require cable and satellite TV companies to offer consumers the choice of which channels they want rather than buying a package that includes channels they don't watch.

McCain, R-Matlock, proposed the legislation after Comcast refused to give him just the History Channel, Weather Channel and C-Span, C-Span2 and C-Span3.

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Move over, McGruff: A Florida man who managed to flee police didn't escape the waiting jaws of an alligator. The man was later found at a hospital with multiple puncture wounds (Page A3).

County sheriff officials announced a new crime-prevention mascot: McChomp the Crime Gator.

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