News Bullets

By Michelle
September 12, 2003 - 8:36 PM

  • Variety has an article about ratings for Enterprise's season premiere "The Xindi", which was watched by an estimated 4.07 million, well below the 4.89 million who saw "Shockwave, Part II" at the start of last season. Among the highly desirable Adults 18-34 demographic, "The Xindi" had 39% fewer viewers than "Shockwave, Part II". Thanks to TrekWeb for the report.

  • Paramount Pictures' new trailer for the feature film Timeline features music from Enterprise composer Brian Tyler. The trailer is online at Apple's Quicktime site. Thanks to Matt for the news.

  • According to StarTrek.com, Star Trek Nemesis screenwriter John Logan is in talks to script The Few, a World War II historical film that would star Tom Cruise.

  • StarTrek.com reports that another Trek writer, Nicholas Meyer, who also directed two of the original series cast films, is earning accolades for The Human Stain starring Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins, which recently screened at several film festivals and is due in U.S. theaters on September 26. Daily Variety said that the film is "destined to provoke controversy."

  • Wigglefish has posted an interview with Star Trek novelist Dayton Ward.

  • The Ventura County Star has published an interview with makeup artist Ruth Haney, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for Enterprise.

  • Sci-Fi Wire interviewed The Next Generation writer Herbert J. Wright about his adaptation of Gene Roddenberry's 1974 pilot The Questor Tapes, the story of an android on a mission to save the human race from its own worst impulses. The series is being targeted for 2004.

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