News Bullets

By Caillan
August 5, 2001 - 9:41 AM

  • Christopher Plummer (General Chang) is set to play King Lear in next year's Stratford Festival. "I'd talked to him in the very recent past," said director Jonathan Miller. "And I thought it was time he did Lear. He's one of the great actors of the English-speaking world and he's the right age for it." The full report can be found here at Jam Showbiz. Thanks to Tiberius for this!

  • Over at the Trekker Newsletter, Jacqueline Bundy has reviewed 'One Small Step,' the first novel in the Gateways crossover series. "Unfortunately the author's inability to capture the established TOS characters was such a large fault in the story for me that that positive aspect of the novel wasn't enough to win me over," she wrote. The full review can be found here.

  • As part of his Enterprise promotional schedule, Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) will appear on Regis & Kelly on September 24, according to Project Quantum Leap. Thanks to Miri for this!

  • Marc Berman's briefly mentions Enterprise in his latest Mediaweek column, as part of his analysis of next season's Wednesday night line-up. The article can be found here.

  • Julia Houston's latest column at About.com invites you to take the Star Trek Personality Test.

  • In an article at Star Trek News, Jason Davidson asks whether social commentaries have a place in Trek anymore. Here's an extract from the article:

    What was the most striking thing about Voyager's series finale "Endgame"? That it got Voyager home? Nice information for the triva books, but not striking. The special effects? Dazzling at times, but not what I'm talking about. That Janeway will still have it twenty six years into the future? Good to know and something to look forward to, but even that's not it. The most striking thing to me was how it capped off not only the series in a subtly surprising way, but how apt it was as the ultimate conclusion to a season whose single-minded focus was in dealing with as many social issues as possible in the little time it had left.

    The full article can be found here.

  • The Psi Phi Star Trek Book Database has been updated with the cover art for 'In The Name Of Honour' written by Dayton Ward, with the cover art by Greg Bridges.

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