News Bullets

By Christian
January 14, 2001 - 11:33 PM

  • According to an article on Yahoo!, 'Doomsday', an animated comedy show that Howard Stern was developing from UPN, has been pushed back even further after problems with its script. According to UPN chief Dean Valentine, the show, which was to revolve around a family looking for a new home in the aftermath of a nuclear war, was "decent" but "just fell short".

  • Meanwhile, 'Gary & Mike', UPN's new claymation show, got a good start on Thursday, when UPN pre-empted the last thirty minutes of 'WWF Smackdown!' to give viewers a chance to sample the show. The show got a 4.7 rating / 7 share, well below what 'Smackdown' usually gets in that time period, but still far more than what the show would have gotten had it premiered on Friday. Ratings for its first regular Friday showing were not available.

  • The official Star Trek site has put up a review of 'Dark Passions', a new two-novel series from Pocket Books focusing on the mirror universe. According to StarTrek.com, the books' "quick storytelling keeps the pages turning and a delightful mixture of deadly danger and unexpected humor make both books a solid, enjoyable treat for Star Trek fans."

  • Today at 3:00pm Pacific Time, William Shatner (James T. Kirk) officially opened the new Nerine Shatner Friendly House, dedicated to the memory of his late wife, who passed away in 1999.

  • According to a notice posted at the official Star Trek site, the next Voyager star to participate in one of their Q&As will be Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres). To send in questions via email, please click here (link will open your mail client).

  • Michael Hinman at SyFy World has posted an interesting new feature looking at the 'Deep Space Nine Horizons' fan campaign, which looks to persuade Paramount to produce a DS9 movie. The article includes an interview with campaign organiser Doug Wilson.

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