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By Michelle
November 9, 2005 - 11:06 PM

  • William Shatner (Kirk) and Boston Legal co-star James Spader went together to the Rolling Stones concert at the Hollywood Bowl last Sunday, noted Yahoo!.

  • Space: The Imagination Station presents a Michael Piller tribute Saturday, November 12th beginning at 10 a.m., including episodes of Star Trek and The Dead Zone.

  • The memorial space flight which will launch the ashes of James Doohan (Scotty) into orbit has been delayed until at least February 2006, according to StarTrek.com.

  • Production notes for Alexander Siddig (Bashir)'s Syriana are available at the Sid City Forums. The Syriana trailer features not only Siddig, but also Christopher Plummer (Chang) and Robert Foxworth (Admiral Leyton, V'Las). Thanks to Doug Wilson.

  • On his web site, John Billingsley (Phlox) reviews books he has read recently and his work in the AIDS service center.

  • Yahoo! reports that Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s Chicken Little was the top film at the box office last weekend. In other Stewart news, The Elves and the Shoemaker is now available from Scholastic.

  • Jeriholics has information on where and how to send Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) fan mail now that she no longer receives mail at Paramount.

  • TV Shows on DVD reports that Paramount will release an all-Borg set taken from several different Star Trek series next year, including ten episodes in Star Trek Borg Fan Collective.

  • PunkNews.org has a writeup of the band Captured! by Robots, dressed as Star Trek characters, with the lead singer as "Captain Prickhard" performing such songs as "Wesley Crusher, F&#% You" and "Data’s Fully Functional."

  • Decipher offers suggestions for a Starfleet deck to patrol the Neutral Zone.

  • The official site offers holiday greetings and gifts for Trek fans, including Trek Life merchandise and a Red Shirt series.

  • "Remember all those original Star Trek scenes where the earspliting noise attack would cripple the crew? ...apparently the crew of that cruise ship off the coast of Africa used something like that to stop the pirate attack," explained Northern Collaborative Technologies.

  • Imprint Online at the University of Waterloo has an editorial on the need for gay characters on Star Trek.

  • SyFy Portal takes note of some of the things the much-ballyhooed revival of Battlestar Galactica has in common with Roddenberry's Star Trek.

  • The Electric New Paper talks about fan power, including those who got a Firefly movie made and those who failed to get Enterprise renewed.

  • Asbury Park Press notes that Old Bridge Public Library invites area residents to join the crew of the USS Avenger, a local Star Trek fan club. Call 732-721-5600 for details.

  • And a reminder: Vulkon in Orlando, Florida and United Fan Con in Springfield, Massachusetts both take place this weekend, November 11-13th.

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