Michael Sohn, AP
In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 file photo, actor Patrick Stewart attends a press conference for the film "Logan" at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Stewart is boldly going where he’s been before — “Star Trek.” CBS All Access said Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, Stewart has been tapped to headline a new “Star Trek” series, reprising his “Star Trek: Next Generation” character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

A lighthearted look at news of the day:

Summers in northern Utah are beautiful! And I’m not just blowing smoke. I’m also breathing it in.

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People here are never satisfied with the weather. Sure, you’re complaining right now about the smoke, but in a just few months I bet you’ll be complaining just as loud about the smog.

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Last week, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul hand-delivered a note from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some people will do anything to save $1.15 in postage.

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Members of Congress wonder why the U.S. Postal Service can’t turn a profit. Maybe if they stopped hand-delivering letters all over the world that would change.

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The Trump administration presses forward with its plans to organize a military “space force” just as Patrick Stewart announces he is returning to the star ship Enterprise. Coincidence?

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So Patrick Stewart is going to reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek. Admittedly, things will be a little different with a 78-year-old Picard in charge. For one thing, the Enterprise will have to stop at Denny’s every morning so he can get a senior discount on the Grand Slam breakfast. For another, the ship’s mission will be changed to “boldly go … frequently.”

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The first episode of the new Star Trek will find the Enterprise in peril as alien forces launch an attack on the ship and Picard dangerously delays responding until a millennial can be found to “help me turn on this stupid computer.”

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In the next episode, the crew of the Enterprise is sent into panic after realizing Captain Picard unwittingly sold the ship to a telemarketer.

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Maybe they can bring back William Shatner as Captain Kirk, as well. Then the Enterprise could boldly go negotiate the cheapest price for a hotel stay.