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Legarde twins attend Nashville's first Star Trek convention

Star Trek fans, better known as Trekkies, gathered at Opryland Hotel the second weekend in September for Nashville's first Star Trek convention.

Star Trek's original series was canceled in 1969 but the franchise lived on in The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise television series.

Ted and Tom Legarde, twin brothers and musicians, who guest-starred in one episode of the original series, attended the local convention to catch up with fans.

The Legarde twins hail from Queensland, Australia where, they'll remind you, is where Keith Urban grew up. They now live in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Star Trek's leading man, William Shatner, discovered the brothers onstage in Los Angeles and invited them to act in the show, as androids outwitted by Captain Kirk.

Their appearance in "I, Mudd" earned the Legarde twins a legion of fans.

Ted and Tom have attended several Star Trek conventions, and spent their weekend in Music City singing and signing autographs.

"We were booked for the big convention in San Francisco and for the big world wide one in Vegas next year," Ted said. "This is our very first Star Trek convention, here we are 46 years later and still breathing."

Their single appearance on Star Trek has given the brothers a lifetime of memories. They even composed their own Star Trek song, set to the tune of "Rawhide."

"Soaring, soaring, soaring. Out in space exploring. Not sure where we're going. Star Trek!"

2013 marks the 47th anniversary of the Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry.

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