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By Christian
August 3, 2000 - 7:27 PM

  • Yesterday's Voyager rerun of 'Memorial' earned UPN a 2.9 rating / 4 share, up from last week's 2.5/4. The show placed shared fifth for the night, with the new WB summer show 'Young Americans' earning the same ratings as Voyager for the first time since its premiere.

  • Following the Spiner-starring 'Dude, Where's My Car?', here is another contestant in the Weird Movie Title category: Variety is reporting Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien) will be starring in 'How Harry Became A Tree'. The film is a comic parable about the clash between traditional culture set in an Irish village in the 1930s, and is the first English-language production by Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic. The film is a metaphor for the Balkan conflict.

  • By a margin of four votes, Dr. McCoy won in last week's installment of the IGN Sci-Fi heavyweight title match. This week, the good doctor has to face Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown from 'Back To The Future' in a new installment of Benner's Bios.

  • German Star Trek site TrekTrip.de has launched a rather unusual action to persuade television station Sat.1 to stop airing Baywatch and start daily Trek repeats again - 'Dichtkunst gegen Baywatch' (Poetry Against Baywatch). The action runs until the 12th of August, after which the best poems will be sent on to Sat.1. Thanks go out to the German Star Trek Index for this!

  • AnotherUniverse's Michelle Erica Green has posted a new edition of her Hailing Frequencies column, containing the usual summary of the week's news, a review of the new Star Trek calendars, and some commentary on Robert Beltran's recent interviews.

  • Mike Rolfe at the DVD Times has written a review of the Region 2 'Star Trek: First Contact' DVD, awarding it an overall rating of 4/5. As usual for Trek DVDs, 'First Contact' is most lacking in the extras. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • The DVD Times is also running a contest, whereby one copy of 'First Contact' is given away to one lucky member of their forums who has at least made 10 posts.

  • And finally, according to a report on ScotTrek.com, the European Space Agency is currently looking for inspiration from sci-fi fans. They believe that SF fans might come up with ideas their scientists would never think of, and want to develop these ideas.

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