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The Country Music Assn. Awards: To boldly go . . .

November 9, 2009 |  2:41 pm

This similarity has been noticed in the past, but the 2009 Country Music Assn. Awards more clearly spell it out. With a new design that makes it look as if the CMA Award, which just happens to resemble the Starfleet logo, were coming out of warp speed, Wednesday's ceremony may as well be advertising the impending home video release of this year's "Star Trek" reboot.

At left is an earlier teaser poster for J.J. Abrams' 2009 edition of "Star Trek." At right is the cover of the CMA program, which comes complete with the bright, flashing-light-like sheen that Abrams brought to the franchise this summer. Watch Wednesday as fast-rising cadet Taylor Swift is pitted against Nashville royalty such as Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley for entertainer of the year.

It's not the first time county awards have crossed paths with "Star Trek." Fan may recall the opening of this year's Country Music Television Awards, which placed Swift in "Trek" gear:


In other CMA news, the Vulcan/country superstar will open Wednesday's show. Tune in to Pop & Hiss on Wednesday evening for live coverage of the CMAs.  The awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood and Paisley, will air live for the East Coast at 8 p.m. on ABC.

-- Todd Martens


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Photos: Top left, "Star Trek" poster. Credit: Bad Robot / Paramout. Top right: Screenshot: Country Music Assn. Awards program. Credit: www.cmaawards.com. Bottom photo: Swift in Vulcan gear. Screenshot: www.cmt.com