News Bullets

By Caillan
October 10, 2003 - 2:08 AM

  • StarTrek.com reports Enterprise executive producer Brannon Braga will receive Kent State University's Distinguished Alumni Award later this month.

  • Wednesday night's episode of Jake 2.0 featured two Star Trek references. The callsign for a jet was "NX-74205", which also happens to be the registry of the USS Defiant, while the first digits of an override code were "NCC1846", the registry of the USS Reliant. Thanks to Doug Wilson and Todd Felton for this!

  • Sci-Fi Pulse has posted excerpts from a Starburst interview with John Fleck (Silik). The actor said he eventually expects to return to Enterprise "'cause they haven't killed him off".

  • The Daily Trekker has posted 50 images from last night's Enterprise episode, "Impulse".

  • The on-screen credits for "Impulse" are now available at Psi Phi.

  • Christopher Plummer (General Chang in The Undiscovered Country) serves as the narrator of the new film The Gospel of John. Thanks to David Statler for this!

  • The Associated Press reports Quentin Tarantino's new film, Kill Bill, opens with the "Klingon proverb" from The Wrath of Khan: "Revenge is a dish best served cold." The article goes on to note that "the line actually first appeared in the 18th-century French novel on which Dangerous Liaisons was based, but Klingons are well-known literary usurpers".

  • The October 14 edition of supermarket tabloid Weekly World News claims that a group of Star Trek fans want to change Jean-Luc Picard's name to John Luke Pickerd in response to France's refusal to support the United States government in the war with Iraq. A spokesperson for the group reportedly told the tabloid:

    "All that would be required is going back and changing the credits on all the old shows and movies, so that they identify him as 'John Luke Pickerd'."

    As with any supermarket tabloid, this article should be taken with a large grain of salt. Thanks to Joy for sending this in!

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