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By Caillan
December 12, 2001 - 5:25 PM

  • Entertainment Weekly has declared Enterprise one of this season's winner in its latest issue. "This prequel to the William Shatner-era Star Trek reinvigorated the obscenely profitable franchise and introduced another generation of mouth breathers to the hottest Vulcan ever." Read more at the magazine's web site. Thanks to Bakula News for this!

  • Over at About.com, Julia Houston has posted her latest article, entitled 'Enterprise a la Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' addressing the use of story arcs in the latest Trek series. Here's a quote from the column:

    So, now we've got Enterprise, and so far it seems to be achieving that balance, incorporating [I have to say it!] the best of both worlds: development without the need for excessive insider knowledge, continuity with feeling locked in place.

    The full article is available to read here.

  • Psi Phi has been updated with back cover text for Gauntlet and Progenitor and an excerpt from Starfleet Corps of Engineers book 11, Ambush.

  • Author Greg Cox posted here at the Trek BBS to inform readers that he is working on a third part in his Eugenics War series, which will deal with Khan's life in exile on Ceti Alpha V.

  • Play.com is currently taking orders for the Region 2 (European) TNG season one and season two DVD box sets. The packs will be released on the March 4 and May 6 next year, respectively.

  • An article on DVD box sets at CNN contains comments from Paramount Home Video's Martin Blythe on the Original Series releases. "The boxed-set phenomenon came along later, after we had started," he said. "Had we done it now, we probably would have done it differently." The full article can be found here. Thanks to Michael Colvin for this!

  • Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) told British morning breakfast show GMTV that he still hasn't had a chance to meet the other Trek captains. "No, I haven't, I haven't yet, although Patrick's [Stewart] shooting on the lot now, they're making a new Next Generation movie, so I imagine we'll cross," he said. "Jonathan Frakes was here earlier today; we have a nice relationship, and LeVar Burton. I've met some other people from the other series, but I've never met any of the other captains - yet." Thanks to Emma for this!

  • StarTrek.com reported that Alfre Woodard (Lily Sloane) has been cast in Paramount's upcoming sci-fi film, 'The Core.' In the movie, a group of scientists must travel to the Earth's core to restore the planet's balance.

  • A 'Star Trek: Nemesis' virtual edition has been compiled online, based on all the spoilers for the upcoming film.

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