News Bullets

By Michelle
August 17, 2005 - 9:19 PM

  • Television Without Pity has posted its "Tubey Awards", including "Most Redemptive Character in an Otherwise Sucky Show from the 2004-2005 Season" to Enterprise's Trip Tucker and "Least Favourite Character of the 2004-2005 Season" to Jonathan Archer. The show was also cited for the Mirror Universe alternate title sequence. Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica took top honours.

  • Dark Horizons reports that Patrick Stewart (Picard) told an audience at the Las Vegas convention last weekend that Brett Ratner's late arrival for X-Men 3 had made shooting "a little chaotic" and that most of the scenes he had worked on were not scripted, but described to him directly by the writer. After X3 he will take a year and a half off from making movies to rejoin the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • John Billingsley (Phlox) apologised for not keeping up with his book group and told fans about "Urban Distinction: The Anti-Tea Party" to raise money for the Aids Service Center on September 25th. Details are on his web site.

  • Sid City's forums has new stills of Alexander Siddig (Bashir) in Syriana, which also stars Matt Damon.

  • The Morehead Planetarium has Extinction! narrated by William Shatner (Kirk) showing in its planetarium. The multimedia presentation focuses on catastrophic forces that can impact Earth.

  • Boston.com has an item on naked women in the photography of Leonard Nimoy (Spock).

  • For fans interested in seeing Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) in Tea at Five in Pasadena, Totally Kate! has discount information. And the Las Vegas Review Journal has a brief report on Mulgrew's appearance at the Las Vegas convention.

  • Oceania reports that Ethan Phillips (Neelix)'s Untitled: 003- Embryo will be featured at HDFEST in South Florida.

  • Psi Phi reports that Christie Golden's Voyager novel Homecoming has gone back for an eighth printing.

  • Trek costumer Bob Blackman is praised for his dressing of advice columnist Ann Landers at CalendarLive.com.

  • Sci Fi Pulse has a review of the second season of Star Trek: Enterprise on DVD.

  • MediaWeek reports that Brannon Braga and Brent Spiner (Data)'s Threshold will headline the Sky One lineup for the fall in Britain.

  • "Why do we believe in aliens?" asks The Herald, which says that Star Trek "imagines the aliens as human beings, most of them bad, which tends to be what science fiction does."

  • The Spoof has a list of Star Trek shows it wishes Paramount would try.

  • And a satire in Dateline Hollywood jokes that Trekkies are uncomfortable about the upcoming film The 40-Year-Old Virgin:
    Star Trek and Star Wars fans who have been feuding for decades have finally found a common cause in the lawsuit. 'We don't think it's funny to make fun of virgins, and we will use all of our powers to stop this film.'

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