Phasers set to fun: William Shatner kicks off the Calgary Stampede

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CALGARY - Capt. Kirk got a heroes welcome this morning as he served as grand marshal of the Calgary Stampede parade.

About 250,000 people lined up early on downtown Calgary streets to get the best vantage point.

Even before the parade began, some fans were yelling bring out William Shatner, who played the captain of the starship Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" series.

Shatner told reporters he most was looking forward to the parade being over.

On hand to watch the parade were Prime Minister Stephen Harper and federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

The Stampede runs through July 13.

Geographic location: CALGARY

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