News Bullets

By Michelle
April 3, 2006 - 4:13 PM

  • There is a list of April Star Trek birthdays at StarTrek.com, including George Takei (Sulu) and Kate Mulgrew (Janeway).

  • Scott Bakula (Archer) will participate in an interview about Shenandoah on April 5th at 7:30 p.m. on Maryland Public Television's ArtWorks. The program repeats Saturday at 9 a.m. and on Comcast's Baltimore/Washington local channel, CN8, Fridays at 1, 7 and 10 p.m. Thanks to Project Quantum Leap.

  • Roddenberry.com will host a chat on Friday, April 14th at 2 p.m. Pacific time with Tim Russ (Tuvok) and another on Saturday, May 24th at 2 p.m. Pacific time with John Billingsley (Phlox).

  • A PRWeb press release on the 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival touts Channel 101 and its stars, who include Ethan Phillips (Neelix) and Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson).

  • In his blog at SciFi.com, Ron Moore discusses his appearance at the Game Developers' Conference and how gaming has changed since he participated in it.

  • A full clip of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel's recent appearance at the Grand Slam convention may be found online at ABC. Thanks to Tony.

  • The UCD Advocate has an article on the music of William Shatner (Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock).

  • Sci Fi Pulse speculates on whether there will be an eleventh Star Trek feature film, based on recent rumours.

  • A report on cult scientists at The BBC finds that Muppets Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker are more popular than Mr. Spock.

  • News 14 Carolina in Charlotte reports on a device like Geordi LaForge's VISOR that allows blind patients to see light.

  • A report on syndicated television at TV Week noted that Star Trek: Enterprise dropped 7 percent to a 1.3, while Smallville was up 6 percent to a 1.8.

  • David Mack's Infinity Dog, Inc. has the author's annotations to his Deep Space Nine novel Warpath.

  • Decipher has new articles on how to win at Trek CCG Territorial Open Championships and shuttlepods in the "To Boldly Go" expansion.

  • TrekWeb has a four-star review of the mass market paperback Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Battle Within by Michael Jan Friedman and a five-star rave about the hardcover Star Trek: New Frontier - Missing in Action by Peter David.

  • TrekWeb also has an article on the 50th anniversary of Forbidden Planet, often credited as an influence on Star Trek.

  • It's been a busy week at TrekCore.com, where you can find DVD screen caps for Enterprise's "Acquisition", "Oasis", "Detained" and "Vox Sola", Deep Space Nine's "The Muse" and "Sword of Kahless", and Voyager's "Lifesigns" "Investigations" and "Deadlock". The site has also updated the DS9 Episode Guide (season two) and launched a Star Trek Book Club.

  • And The Specious Report jokes that a US court has awarded nearly $12 billion to Paramount and the Star Trek producers for the intellectual rights to cell phone technology, crediting the communicator with pioneering the concept.

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