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By Christian
March 12, 2005 - 12:01 PM

  • TrekPulse Gaming has been updated with a retrospective look at William Shatner's stint as spokesperson for the Commodore VIC-20 "wonder computer." The feature includes a 30-second television commercial in which the Kirk actor promoted the gaming device.

  • TV critic Ken Tucker has published a book in which he lists 100 things to love and hate about TV. According to a profile of the book on CNN, one of the things falling into the latter category is Star Trek, of which Tucker said that the franchise (in all its permutations) "sucked."

  • Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) recently won great praise from the director of "Compulsion," the CSI episode in which the actor guest-starred last Thursday. "He really dug his teeth into it," director Duane Clark said. "and on his own came up with a backstory of who Walter was. He really filled out what could have been a caricature." Comments from Wheaton himself can be found over at CSI Files.

  • The new Trek novel "Ex Machina" was recently reviewed by Killian Melloy at Wigglefish. "Overall, Ex Machina is one of the best of the best in Pocket's long line of Trek fiction, launching Bennett to an instant place at the top of the writers' pantheon, right up there with Gar and Judith Reeves-Stevens, Keith R. A. DeCandido, David Mack, and Diane Carey. May he write long and prosper."

  • Issue 129 of SFX Magazine, available in British shops on Thursday 17 March, includes a set visit from the making of the Mirror Universe story "Through A Mirror Darkly."

  • Sid City has posted scans of an old interview with Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir) from the now-defunct Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Magazine.

  • The SyFy Portal's Michael Hinman sends along word that Alice Krige (the Borg Queen) made a guest appearance on HBO's Deadwood last Sunday.

  • Jerioholics has several new (old) photos of Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).

  • The official site has posted new behind-the-scenes photos of the upcoming Enterprise episode "Demons."

  • The lawsuit that video games company Activision brought against Paramount two years ago, accusing that the studio had damaged the value of the Star Trek franchise so much that Activision's video game license was no longer worth the original price, has been settled out of courts. No details on the settlement were provided.

  • The people at TrekPulse have announced they've now got screencaps for the entire sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

  • John Freeman, the new editor of the British Star Trek Magazine, is profiled in an extensive interview at the Sci-Fi Pulse.

  • Joanna McMeikan, who worked on Enterprise as Post Production Supervisor / Coordinator and as Producer's Assistant on Star Trek: Nemesis, recently released a CD called 'Breaking the Habit' that TrekWeb described as being similar in style to Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Bjork or Annie Lennox. Audio samples and purchase information can be found at her official site.

  • Online comic strip Candorville recently did three cartoons on the cancellation of Enterprise, beginning on the 22nd of February.

  • The end of Enterprise is also the subject of a PC Weenies cartoon.

  • And finally, Sev Trek this week also focused on the cancellation of Enterforaprize.

  • CNN.com recently profiled Fat Actress, the new show by Kirstie Alley (Saavik).

  • Both the back cover text and the cover image of Tales from the Captain's Table, an anthology edited by Keith R.A. DeCandido, was recently made available at Psi Phi.

  • According to the official Star Trek site, the Birds of Prey mobile phone game has been selected as a finalist for the The Second Annual Wireless Gaming Awards - better known as The Mobies. The game is a vertical arcade-style shooter game where the user takes command of the U.S.S Enterprise.

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