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** FILE ** In this Jan. 30, 2011, photo, actor William Shatner poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Capt. James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is officially retired. A publicist for Shatner says the actor will attend the ship's inactivation ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Naval Station Norfolk. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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** FILE ** In this Jan. 30, 2011, photo, actor William Shatner poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Capt. James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is officially retired. A publicist for Shatner says the actor will attend the ship's inactivation ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Naval Station Norfolk. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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