News Bullets

By Christian
May 11, 2005 - 2:13 PM

  • This weekend the London Expo will be taking place in Excel, at the Royal Victoria Dock in London. Guests include Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Connor Trinneer ('Trip' Tucker), Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato), Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather) and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox). Planning to go? We would love to receive a convention report to publish on the site.

  • The official web site of Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) reports that the former Voyager star has been booked to direct several episodes of Crossing Jordan next year, including to the season opener. The Dawson-directed season finale aired this past Sunday.

  • According to the PSN, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) began filming his role on the ITV/Granada television miniseries Eleventh Hour this past Monday. Shooting is scheduled to last into July.

  • Also on Monday, Stewart, in his capacity of chancellor of Huddersfield University, opened a new university centre in England's Oldham, the Oldham Advertiser reported.

  • The TrekUnited fan campaign has announced that its efforts to try to secure a fifth season for Star Trek: Enterprise will be featured on the fourth-season DVD box set of the show.

  • The Seattle Times is asking fans to send in a pitch, serious or silly, on what the next Trek should be.

  • Crusade for Charity, the raffle organised by the official fan club of Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), managed to raise over $1000 for Doctors Without Borders. The site has promised a new charity drive will be organised late summer, when Siddig's new film Syriana is released.

  • AdWeek notes that the latest PriceLine advertising campaign features William Shatner (James T. Kirk) getting into high heels. Thanks TrekWeb.

  • The new Sev Space Sunday Contest looks at the many uses of the Toycorder.

  • NewsDay recently published a long look at the fan fiction phenomenon, noting that Trek is still "considered the grande dame of fandom."

  • The Pro Wrestling Torch reports that former WWE writer Chris Kreski recently passed away at the far too young age of 42. Kreski co-wrote Star Trek Memories, a two-novel autobiography series from William Shatner (James T. Kirk).

  • Psi Phi has been updated with an excerpt from the new standalone Trek novel Articles of the Federation.

  • A brief review of the Enterprise first-season DVD release is available over at the Mercury News.

  • And a somewhat longer one at Elites TV. "

  • Decipher will be releasing Strange New Worlds this Friday, the latest expansion to their Star Trek Customisable Card Game.

  • Totally Kate! has added a press release promoting the upcoming San Francisco run of Tea at Five, the Katharine Hepburn play featuring Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway).

  • An updated schedule of Enterprise airings on the British Channel 4 is available at UFPST.co.uk. Channel 4 will be showing two episodes each week.

  • This Friday, Sony Classics will release Layer Cake, starring Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien).

  • The classic 1955 film Blackboard Jungle, which introduced the world to Rock and Roll, was recently released on DVD and is now available from Amazon.com. The film's cast includes John Hoyt, who later played Dr. Phillip Boyce in "The Cage." Thanks go out to Alex for this!

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