Sir Patrick Stewart has company. Joan Collins, beloved by Star Trek fans for her role as Edith Keeler in "The City on the Edge of Forever," and perhaps best known for playing the imperious Alexis Carrington on Dynasty, is now a dame. The actress was made the female equivalent of a knight in Queen Elizabeth II's annual New Year's honors list, which was released last Tuesday.
Collins, a longtime advocate of nonprofit children's charities, was recognized for her services to such groups. The British actress said of her honor that it was "humbling to receive this level of recognition from my queen and country, and I am thrilled and truly grateful."
StarTrek.com extends our congratulations to Dame Joan.