Upcoming Projects Of 'Star Trek' AlumniBy Michelle
June 17, 2003 - 12:32 AM
New information has become available about the upcoming projects of several former and present Star Trek actors.
Veteran actor David Warner (Gul Madred, Star Trek: The Next Generation; St. John Talbot, Star Trek V), plays The Doctor in the new Doctor Who: Sympathy for the Devil audiobook. The new story asks what would have happened if the Doctor had not been the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce's scientific advisor during a 1997 global crisis, according to DoctorWho.co.uk.
The audiobook, scripted by Jonathan Clements, was recorded in March 2003 and will be released this month.
Dark Angel's John Savage (Captain Ransom, Voyager's "Equinox, Parts I and II") is in talks to star alongside Kathy Baker of Picket Fences in a backdoor pilot for Showtime. According to The Futon Critic, the drama will be directed and executive produced by Spike Lee.
The two hour pilot film, S.F.C (for Sucker-Free City), centers on ethnic gang conflicts in San Francisco. Savage is in discussions to play the father of a gang member.
Lee made headlines last week when he successfully sued to prevent Viacom's TNN from changing its name to Spike TV, which the filmmaker claimed infringed on his right to protect his name.
Armin Shimerman (Quark, Deep Space Nine) attended a book signing this weekend and said that he will be doing a play in the near future.
TrekWeb reported that Shimerman has completed the follow-up to The Merchant Prince and will star in Brenda Behan's drama The Hostage at the Alliance Theatre in Burbank, California, opening on June 20th.
John Billingsley (Phlox, Enterprise) appears in the new preview for Denzel Washington's Out of Time (story), scheduled to be released in October 2003.
The trailer appears here.
Thanks to Alex for some of this!