News Bullets

By Michelle
February 6, 2006 - 8:41 PM

  • On his series last week, Conan O'Brien joked about reports that Leonard Nimoy (Spock) would appear in a Super Bowl pain-reliever ad, saying, "Star Trek fans were excited by this news and asked, 'What's the Super Bowl?'" The ad - aired, in case anyone needed to know, during the climactic game of the US professional football season - featured Nimoy taking a painkiller before facing a crowd at a Star Trek convention.

  • The Raw Story reports that Nimoy donated a thousand dollars to the campaign for Democrat Nick Lampson, who is running for Tom DeLay's congressional seat from Texas.

  • Tim Russ (Tuvok)'s web page is holding an auction of scripts, memorabilia and photos to benefit The Zenith Youth Homes.

  • WhatsOnStage.com reports that Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) will appear in The Exonerated when it opens in London as part of a revolving cast. The play is about living on death row.

  • The Can Magazine claims that Virginia Madsen (Kellin), who appears in the upcoming Firewall, is a favourite to play Indiana Jones' love interest in the upcoming fourth film in that series.

  • The Golden Groundhog Award for underground film, hosted by William Shatner (Kirk), went to Sunnyvale, which "manages to crown 'young William Shatner' as the sexiest man ever, and offend Jews, lesbians, Mormon swingers, and animal activists."

  • Speaking of Shatner, The LaLa Times jokes that the actor has donated his brain to the Celebrity Junk Museum, saying that Shatner had called it "'the ultimate piece of Star Trek trivia — plus I can play my character on Boston Legal just fine without it.'"

  • PR Leap reports on a film starring Michael Dorn (Worf), Heart of the Beholder, which is available for download or on DVD at Amazon.com. The film tells the story of a young couple who opened the first videocassette rental store in St. Louis in 1981 and was ruined by a group of fundamentalists because they carried The Last Temptation of Christ.

  • HDTV Magazine has an article on Scott Bakula (Archer)'s Quantum Leap coming soon in high definition.

  • Patrick Stewart (Picard) guest starred in an episode of the British series Extras on February 5th on HBO Comedy, noted The PSN.

  • StarTrek.com reports that it is now a component of CBS Digital Media sites, under the direction of the new CBS Corporation.

  • StarTrek.com also notes that Spike TV will celebrate Valentine's Day with themed episodes of Deep Space Nine and The Next Generation focused on romance.

  • Also at StarTrek.com, a report that several former Star Trek writers and producers will appear at the 23rd annual William S. Paley Television Festival held by the Museum of Television & Radio at the Directors Guild complex in March.

  • Action-Figure has announced that Diamond Select Toys will add Geordi La Forge and Data to its collection of Star Trek figures for this fall.

  • Brent Spiner (Data), Barbara March (Lursa) and Robert Foxworth (Leyton) have joined the lineup for Creation's anniversary convention in Las Vegas later in the year.

  • Decipher has an article about the Bre'Nan Klingon pre-marriage ritual CCG card.

  • Digital Spy notes that Ireland's Channel 6 will broadcast Star Trek: The Next Generation and several other shows from CBS-Paramount.

  • TrekCore.com has updated its timeline to include Enterprise season two and season three, and has launched an Enterprise screen capture section with over 700 images from the pilot, "Broken Bow". The site has also added Voyager's "Faces" to its gallery.

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