News Bullets

By Caillan
July 18, 2003 - 11:56 PM

  • The July 25 issue of Entertainment Weekly has a two page article on the Star Trek franchise entitled "Fallen Star", with a teaser on the magazine's cover asking, "Can Star Trek Be Saved?". The story, which suggests ways to improve Star Trek, is accompanied by a drawing of Kirk, Picard, Janeway, and Archer carrying an Enterprise with the lower section shaped like a coffin. Thanks to George Megenney and Holly Kim Wilson for this!

  • TV Guide's July 26 issue features a Stargate SG-1 cover with the heading: "Forget Trek! Stargate SG-1 is now sci-fi's biggest hit!" Read more at Gateworld.net.

  • According to an Associated Press report, a soldier who served in the Iraq war is looking forward to seeing several movies when he returns home, including one apparently called Star Trek: Borg Encounter. This is actually a new ride being developed for the Star Trek Experience.

  • StarTrek.com reports Anthony Montgomery's (Travis Mayweather) comedy act, scheduled for tonight (story), has been postponed "due to a professional conflict".

  • OnPhilanthropy.com has posted a Q&A with LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) about his efforts to secure funding for Reading Rainbow.

  • John de Lancie's (Q) updated production of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme will be performed in Chicago on Sunday. Details are available here.

  • Details on Tea at Five's run at the Cuillo Centre For the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, have been posted at Totally Kate. The play stars Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) as screen legend Katharine Hepburn.

  • Trek authors Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore and guest actress Deborah Downey (Mavig in "The Way To Eden") will be appearing at the Third Rock Squared convention in Cincinnati in September.

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