News Bullets

By Michelle
May 5, 2005 - 9:49 PM

  • Star Trek won two Saturn Awards this week, Best DVD Retro Television Release for the original series and a special recognition award for its success on television from 1987–2005.

  • The Discovery Channel's new show Pop Nation is looking for pop culture collectors including Trekkies to show off their collections. Serious fans can visit Pop Nation to register or write to dlevin@ttpro.net.

  • The Hollywood News and Wanadoo both have photos of Collectormania 2005, including appearances by Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) and Alexander Siddig (Bashir). Thanks to Sid City.

  • Sid City also has coverage of the Kingdom of Heaven London premiere. The film, which opens in the US and elsewhere tomorrow, stars Siddig, Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson and David Thewlis among others. Video here.

  • LeVar Burton (LaForge) served as master of ceremonies this past weekend at Kennedy Space Center for the inductions into the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Official NASA images of Burton are here. More coverage is here. Photos of Burton and his family are here. Thanks to Jim.

  • Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s A Life in the Theatre has finished its extended run, according to The PSN.

  • CNW Group Newswire has a press release noting that William Shatner (Kirk) will promote Kellogg's in Canada. The actor has already done bran challenge commercials in the United Kingdom.

  • Lowe's Motor Speedway has announced that Leonard Nimoy will appear at a racing event. Thanks to TrekWeb.

  • Soul of Star Trek has a long essay on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home including never-before-seen interview quotes from Nimoy.

  • The web site of Casey Biggs (Damar) is selling two autographed Deep Space Nine scripts as well as other signed memorabilia to raise money for the Casey Biggs Scholarship Fund, which helps foster children go on to college or vocational school.

  • Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card had nothing nice to say about current Star Trek in the Los Angeles Times. Trek trivia writer Jill Sherwin was one of many to offer a rebuttal. Thanks to Jackie.

  • Robert Picardo (The Doctor) will act as master of ceremonies at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame inductions.

  • Trek writer Keith R.A. DeCandido recommends at the TrekBBS that Deep Space Nine fans frustrated with the cliffhanger at the end of Olympus Descending should download S.C.E. eBooks.

  • Jeffrey Combs (Shran, Weyoun) will appear on The 4400, according to TrekWeb.

  • A new fan film project, the USS Hathaway, has released its first test footage.

  • The Futon Critic reports that Trek rerun network Spike TV is developing its first original drama, a small-screen version of Blade.

  • The Futon Critic also reports that UPN will repeat the Enterprise finale on Friday, May 27th at 8 p.m.

  • TrekWeb and Sci Fi Pulse have new reviews of the first Enterprise DVD set.

  • StarshipModeler.com has a review of the Enterprise model. Thanks to Seth.

  • StarTrek-Online.net has announced a user contribution system which will allow people to suggest starship names for inclusion in the upcoming MMORPG, Star Trek: Online.

  • TrekPulse has posted a tribute to the fans of Enterprise.

  • In honor of the Enterprise DVD release, TrekPulse has also posted closed captioning logs from all first season episodes and the "Broken Bow" script in pdf form.

  • PoliBlogger has commentary on why Enterprise, arguing that the show lacked a "big idea" and could have made the founding of the Federation that big idea.

  • Jammer has announced that he will review Battlestar Galactica at Star Trek Hypertext.

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