'Nemesis' News Roundup (2)

By Caillan
December 10, 2002 - 11:39 AM

  • StarTrek.com has posted the transcript of its recent chat with Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher). The actress said she would jump at the chance to go into space for real. "Absolutely, yes! Will you take me? Who has $20 million and will take me? By the way, Commander Jim Weatherby and I have been emailing each other during the current launch, I think they're landing today. It's been wild to be an actress who plays an astronaut to get an email from an actual astronaut from space!"

  • The official site's upcoming chats with the cast of 'Nemesis' include:

    • Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) - Today (December 10) - 3:00 p.m.
    • Jonathan Frakes (William Riker) - December 11 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Tom Hardy (Shinzon) - December 18 - 10:00 a.m.

    All times are Pacific Standard Time. Submit questions at this page.

  • For details on how to win an Enterprise walk-on role by watching 'Nemesis,' check out this article at StarTrek.com.

  • An article examining the progress of Star Trek over the years is up at the Chicago Tribune. Brent Spiner (Data), Dan Madsen, publisher of Star Trek Communicator, and Pauline Viviano, associate professor of theology at Loyola University, are just some of those offering their takes on the franchise. "It's all about the economics," said Spiner of the film series. "This is, after all, show biz. The reality of it all is that if the film makes good money, we'll probably be back again." Read the full article here.

  • Another piece on 'Nemesis,' which looks at the development of the TNG feature series, can be found at the Oregon Daily Emerald.

  • Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) talked about the economics of making another TNG feature film at the Toronto Sun.

    "At the last premiere, (Paramount boss) Sherry Lansing said, 'There is no Star Trek without Patrick Stewart.' Every suit in the place said, 'Oh my God, she didn't really say that, did she? And every suit in the place took out their pocket calculator and started adding up how much money that remark would cost. Of course, anything's possible. We could come back with (Voyager's) Kate Mulgrew as captain. There's 30 or so Star Trek actors available, many of whom would work cheaper than us."

    The full article features comments from director Stuart Baird and others.

  • The USS Benevolence and Klingon vessel IKV Fek'lhr's Hoof have organised a celebration at the Loews Cineplex, Universal Studios Citywalk in Orlando, Florida, on December 13 and 14 from noon to 10 p.m. Comic artist Arne Starr will be attending, while Radio Sci-Fi will be broadcasting live from the event on Saturday night. For full details, head over to this page.

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