News BulletsBy Christian
August 7, 2000 - 11:20 PM
- FOX is doing fairly well with 'Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction', a show hosted by Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker), which this Friday scored a 5.1 rating / 10 share. This made it the best-watched show in its timeslot.
- The new edition of Radio Free Decipher has the North American release of 'The Trouble With Tribbles', a new expansion set for the Trek Customisable Card Game, as one of its topics.
- And elsewhere on the Decipher.com site, they're reporting that Wizard World, a convention currently taking place in Chicago, Illinois, features 4 prerelease tournaments featuring the cards from the expansion.
- The official Jeri Lynn Ryan Homepage is reporting about 'The Stars Come Out: The GLAAD Awards 2000', a special presentation from E!, including footage of Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) presenting the 'Outstanding Digital Journalism, Individual Article'. The special premiered this weekend, and will be rerun several times over the next week - find a full listing here.
- Ain't It Cool News has been updated with an interview with Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), the first in a long while. In the interview, Wheaton talks about growing up, his reasons for leaving Star Trek, the Screen Actors Guild strike over commercials, and his own life in general. Thanks go out to Elaine Butler for this!
- Flake sends along word that, as of September, Sky One will be airing daily TNG reruns again at 5:00pm GMT.
- David Carson, who directed 'Star Trek: Generations', is currently working on a film about the live of Beatles member John Lennon. The film will focus on Lennon's early years and is being funded by NBC. It will start filming in mid-September. Thanks go out to ScotTrek.com for this!
- Jane Hamilton at TrekNews.com has an interview with Tim Russ (Tuvok), talking about what makes Trek appealing, his favourite episodes, and his meetings with fans. Also be sure to check out the rest of TrekNews, which just had its relaunch.
- And in a saddening bit of non-Trek news, Sir Alec Guinness died this weekend in England, at the age of 86. Guinness starred in Star Wars as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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