News Bullets

By Michelle
March 16, 2006 - 9:44 PM

  • John de Lancie (Q) will direct The Atlanta Opera production of Tosca running from May 18th-21st.

  • All Headline News reports on a memorial service for film director Gordon Parks, who died at the age of 93. Avery Brooks (Sisko) said, "He taught us that to stand and be counted was the way to be."

  • The Tahoe Daily Tribune has an article on a Star Trek course at Lake Tahoe Community College, focusing on the anthropological aspects of the series and taught by Daryl Frazetti, who was interviewed by William Shatner (Kirk) for his Get a Life! and who appeared in the Trekkies films.

  • A West Island Chronicle review of a Shakespeare B-movie crossover parody at the John Abbott College Theatre Department notes that the director "encouraged the actors to watch reruns of Captain Kirk in Star Trek for William Shatner's over-acting skills in that character. The lead in Return to Forbidden Planet is a combination of Captain Kirk and Elvis."

  • The Yorkshire Post reports that Patrick Stewart will join recent Oscar nominee Judi Dench and others for a performance in York to raise funds for historic York Minster.

  • An ABC report on the closing and auction of the Movieland Wax Museum quoted Chris Doohan as saying that he had hoped to buy the likeness of his father, James Doohan (Scotty), but the bidding reached $4,200, which was a little too high.

  • And the Richmond Review reports the terrible news that James Bond's Q has pulled ahead of Scotty in a National Engineering Week survey of the most beloved engineer among engineering students. However, among licensed engineers, Scotty remains the favourite.

  • The London Expo has announced several Star Trek guests appearing at the convention in May, including Connor Trinneer (Tucker), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris), Robert Picardo and Ethan Phillips (Neelix).

  • Trinneer has also been added to the guest list for Creation's Chicago convention to celebrate Star Trek's 40th anniversary September 8-10th.

  • Decipher has new articles on the February London CCG tournament and Maquis personnel cards in gameplay.

  • A new Trek Life cartoon compares Trekkie obsession with sports obsession.

  • Images of Vodafone's HTC Star Trek Windows Mobile Smartphone are at The Unwired.

  • And another article on the Martian rock tricorder: Canada.com has a photo of Spock on an article about a device invented by a Canadian scientist to scan the surface of rocks on other planets and analyse them.

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