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By Caillan
May 18, 2003 - 6:18 AM

  • The 602 Club featured in Wednesday night's "First Flight" was a homage to the club of the same name at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to Doug Moe at the Capital Times. "The bar in the show really looks like the old 602," viewer Tim Provis said. Read why here.

  • Sebastian Meyer has posted his review of "First Flight", which he described as a "thoughtful character piece". Here's an excerpt from the article:

    Scott Bakula’s performance as he tells Trip he wants to go on the shuttle mission alone is top notch. The dialogue about technical aspects of the mission says one thing, but the acting conveys a feeling that is not mentioned in the dialogue. Clever writing and good acting like this is what the show needs more of, not flashy FX and event episodes.

    Read more at SebiMeyer.com.

  • Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) is auctioning off his crew jacket from The Wonder Years, with 15 percent of the proceeds going to Picardo's church. More information is available at the actor's official web site.

  • Technology student Rik Turner has produced a computer progamme to help Trek fans learn Klingon. Read more at the BBC. Thanks to Liane Bradbrook for this!

  • Variety's DVD Exclusive edition reported collectors' editions of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country are in the works, according to the Digital Bits. Thanks to Ted Deverick for this!

  • Enterprise will premiere in Italy on the La7 network on July 6. Thanks to Federico De Lorenzi of TV EFFE for this!

  • Julia Houston at SciFi.About.com has published reactions to her article series on the state of the Trek franchise.

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