News Bullets

By Michelle
February 1, 2006 - 11:19 PM

  • StarTrek.com has a report on former Trek crew nominated for Academy Awards this year, including several in sound and visual effects categories as well as cinematography and editing.

  • The same StarTrek.com item has a list of former Star Trek cast members who won Screen Actors Guild awards or appeared at the ceremony, such as William Shatner (Kirk), who was defeated along with Boston Legal co-star James Spader in the best actor category.

  • Shatner will visit Calgary, Alberta on February 23rd as the guest celebrity for the Canadian Intensive Care Foundation Gala "Once Upon a Chair." Thanks to Paula.

  • The Sid City Forums notes that Alexander Siddig (Bashir)'s Syriana was nominated for two Academy Awards, for best original screenplay and best supporting actor for George Clooney.

  • Siddig is scheduled to attend Deepcon 7 in Italy in March.

  • Music Street Journal has a review of Tim Russ (Tuvok)'s self-titled CD, of which the reviewer says:
    While this is definitely not a perfect album, it showed a lot of promise and was a very worthwhile contribution.
    Thanks to Jacqueline Bundy.

  • Space Daily has a story on Gordon Cooper, the Mercury astronaut whose ashes are scheduled to be launched into space with those of James Doohan (Scotty).

  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian has an article on the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, where Walter Koenig (Chekov)'s Mad Cowgirl is on the schedule.

  • There is a list of Star Trek cast and crew birthdays in February at StarTrek.com.

  • Decipher has new articles on the CCG cards to Replicate, a contest to find a To Boldly Go card title in a news headline and another contest to guess the Foil card names for the latest set.

  • In his LiveJournal, Keith R.A. DeCandido announced that Paramount had approved his proposal for a 20th-anniversary Star Trek: The Next Generation novel, one of four that will tell the story of the Enterprise-E after Nemesis, to be released in 2007.

  • Comic book legend Bob Layton will attend the 2006 Mega Con Convention this month in Orlando, Florida, according to PR Leap.

  • TrekCore has posted a timeline of the second season of Enterprise.

  • Paramount Parks, which CBS announced last week were for sale, have signed an agreement with Coca-Cola as the exclusive soft-drink supplier to Paramount's five theme parks in North America and Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas.

  • And icWales has an article on Welsh scientists trying to trap antimatter, which powers the Enterprise on Star Trek and threatens the Vatican in Angels and Demons.

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