News Bullets

By Amy
April 5, 2001 - 5:18 PM

  • The latest Section 31 'Generations Cut Scenes' of the day footage is now online. Today's clip is 'Gencuts-16: - Sounds like fun!'.

  • Psi Phi has announced the winners of its recent Trivia contest, in addition to posting the answers to the last two rounds of questions. Nicholas Roche was first, with a total score of 55, followed by Eric Chabot on 54 and Billy Langston & Rich Gonzalez who tied for third on 53 points. The full winners list may be found here.

  • A DVD version of 'Dude, Where's My Car?', feauturing a cameo by Brent Spiner (Data), is being released on Tuesday, June 26, 2001. According to Welcome, Brent Spiner Fans, the DVD will include an audio commentary and a making-of featurette.

  • Psi Phi has also posted the back cover description for 'SCE #6: "Cold Fusion', by Keith R.A. DeCandidop, at their Book Database.

  • Day three of polling on our recent 'Court Martial of Captain Janeway' feature - where you decide if Voyager's Captain is a hero or a criminal - has seen the balance swing slightly more to 'Not Guilty'. At the time of publication, the results were 67.4% Not Guilty to 32.5% Guilty. Follow the link to find out how to cast your vote!

  • The official Jeri Lynn Ryan site reports that on Tuesday, March 27, Ryan (seven of Nine) was one of several celebrities who attended the 5th annual 'An Unforgettable Evening' gala. The event, held at at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, benefitted the Women's Cancers Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which focuses on research in gynecologic and breast cancers

  • Despite the problems at Fandom.com, the latest edition of columnist Ariel's weekly 'Subspace Echeos' article series is now online. This week she looks at the recent Sun Series V rumors and a Wiliam Shatner (Kirk) charity auction:

    Creation Entertainemnt are currently running an auction with items from William Shatner`s Private Memorabilia Collection. The proceeds of the auction will go to Bill`s Hollywood Charity Horseshow. The auction runs from March 30th to April 15th and, according the java advertising banner, will include both Star Trek and non-Trek items. The first lot, which will be on auction until April 6th, is all Star Trek stuff, autographed by Shatner. Although there isn`t a large quantity of items offered, the quality and rarity of the items more than makes up for it. I have to tell you, some of this stuff made me drool. I especially like the autographed limited edition Kirk plaque and the two Franklin Mint starships (Stargazer and Excelsior). I`m not even attempting to go for any of this stuff, however: I know I can`t afford it. In one day the plaque went from an opening bid of $20.00 to a bid of $61.00 and the reserve hasn`t even been met!

  • Meanwhile, Julia Houston, About.com's Star Trek guide, has posted the latest edition of her weekly feature article series. This week, entitled 'Neelix: Not the Wesley Crusher of Voyager', she looks at the evolution of Neelix from ship's clown to ship's favourite uncle:

    And ultimately, it must be admitted, Neelix himself never fit in. Robert Picardo has stated many times that Neelix is the "Johnny Carson" of the USS Voyager, a position he takes on quite literally during "Investigations," with his "A Briefing with Neelix," to somewhat so-so results. His position on Voyager has been that of observer, of outsider desperately trying to fit in, to find a place to belong, to help. In more than one alternative future we've seen him as a security officer, and while it may be Naomi who keeps talking about how she wants to be the "Captain's Assistant," it's really been Neelix who's had that job all along.

  • According to this SyFy World report, the March issue of 'Maxim Magazine' features a special where the writers for the publication listed what they felt were the 100 Greatest Movie Moments of all time. Star Trek gets a mention at number 88 - "Capt. Kirk pulls a fast one and blows up Khan's ship ('Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan', 1982)"

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