News Bullets

By Michelle
October 12, 2006 - 5:57 PM

  • What do William Shatner (Kirk) and Leonard Nimoy (Spock) have in common with Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Bill Clinton? Occupational Health & Safety says it's hearing loss. Thanks to Ed.

  • And on BBC Radio 2, listeners can hear a documentary on the 40th anniversary of Star Trek including interviews with Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), former executive producer Rick Berman and more.

  • Fox has announced that in addition to Alexander Siddig (Bashir), James Cromwell (Zefram Cochrane) will be a recurring character on 24 this season.

  • In other Siddig news, The Nativity Story web site has been updated with the theatrical trailer and a third featurette. Thanks to Sid City.

  • Jeff McCarthy, who played Roga Danar on Next Gen's The Hunted and Dr. Fitzgerald in Voyager's "Caretaker", has a lead role in the new Broadway musical The Pirate Queen by the Les Miserables team of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg. The musical is slated to open April 5th, 2007 at Broadway's Hilton Theatre. Thanks to Chip.

  • Totally Kate! has a translation of an article about Kate Mulgrew which originally appeared in Italian in Inside Star Trek.

  • ReelRanger attended a roundtable interview with Patrick Stewart (Picard), who said,
    To work with somebody who loves his job...is such a treat, no matter what the area of work it is. When somebody just cannot wait to get to work in the morning, and every aspect of it is exciting and satifying, it transforms everything. Those of us who feel that way, we know it when we see it.

  • The IMDb notes that Edward Albert, who played Zayra in the Deep Space Nine episode "A Man Alone", died of lung cancer in September at age 55. Thanks to Alex.

  • Brent Spiner (Data) tells Dreamwatch (via Sci Fi Pulse) that he doesn't think it's a great idea to do a prequel and discusses the premature cancellation of Threshold, which he felt had the potential for greatness.

  • BBC News reports that Russell Watson, who recorded the Enterprise theme song "Faith of the Heart", has been in and out of the hospital after having brain surgery.

  • Alias' Kevin Weisman tells Moviehole that he would like a role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek XI.

  • Internet films: TrekMovie.com visited the set of Of Gods and Men and has photos of many of the Star Trek actors involved with the project.

  • Star Trek Excalibur is looking to rebuild after the destruction of their sets in a dispute among two property owners.

  • Gaming: LegacyMods has an interview with Mad Doc Software's Peter "PJC" Calabria conducted by fellow Mad Doc employee ChessMess. Thanks to Trickster.

  • As part of the coverage of Ritual Entertainment's 10th anniversary, Ritualistic has a retrospective article on Star Trek Elite Force II, which was released in 2003.

  • Books: TrekWeb has a review of David R. George III's original series novel Star Trek: Crucible - McCoy: Provenance of Shadows.

  • Sci Fi Pulse has an article about fall Star Trek releases from Pocket Books.

  • "Beaming people in 'Star Trek' fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality," reports CNN.

  • Indiana Auditions announces the premiere of Star Trek vs Batman, "a 50-minute comedy/parody of two classic television shows from the 1960's."

  • The Museum of the Moving Image in New York has an exhibit on "Star Trek: 40 Years of Fandom" with collectibles, film screenings and fan productions.

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