News Bullets

By Michelle
August 3, 2005 - 8:26 PM

  • Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) will be the keynote speaker at the Alzheimer's Women Auxiliary for Research and Education luncheon in Colorado on Thursday, November 3rd. Details are at Totally Kate!

  • The PSN has updates on Patrick Stewart (Picard) news including Royal Shakespeare Company booking dates for Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest, an update on X-Men 3 and the schedule for Safe House on the Hallmark Channel, where it will premiere on August 5th.

  • Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) reports on his web site that his CSI appearance was voted "Best Celebrity Cameo" by readers of Canadian TV Guide.

  • The cigars that William Shatner (Kirk) smokes on Boston Legal make him ill, according to ContactMusic.com.

  • Fans can visit Creation's Seattle Star Trek convention this weekend with Avery Brooks (Sisko) and Brent Spiner (Data) for only $20 a day.

  • The CBC reports on a PFK Productions celebration of classic Trek touring the Fringe Festival circuit, Call Me Kirk, actor Michael Schaldemose's one-man show combining more than a half dozen classic Trek episodes into one hour-long narrative. Thanks to Duane.

  • Star Wars creator George Lucas is quoted in Sci Fi Wire as saying that he believes a live-action science fiction series can be made for a tiny percentage of Enterprise's budget using a digital camera:
    We're going do something that would normally cost [$20 million-$30 million] and try to do it for $1 million.

  • StarTrek.com has a list of August birthdays of Trek cast and crew.

  • The Scotsman has an article on the appeal of Star Trek, comparing it to Gulliver's Travels as a story of explorers.

  • PRN Wire has a preview of a Women in Film Las Vegas International Stunt Training Clinic to be held from August 26-28th and featuring Trek alumni.

  • Original series guest star Diana Muldaur's McCloud is now available on DVD, notes iFMagazine.com.

  • A new campaign in Austria uses an image of Spock to encourage children not to hide their feelings. There are articles at Plakat and Extradienst. Thanks to Peter.

  • TrekNews.de has a preview of new German-language fan film series Star Trek: Monitor.

  • Variety has an article on web-based fan Star Trek spinoffs like Hidden Frontier.

  • Television Without Pity has taken to recapping DS9, now that Enterprise is gone.

  • Sideshow has a new Seven of Nine polystone bust available for preorder.

  • Sev Trek has a new punchline about technobabble in everyday situations.

  • TrekPulse has posted new Voyager screencaps and a new section on Voyager schematics.

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