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Picardo To Become Master of Horror

By Michelle
November 20, 2005 - 5:52 PM

Star Trek: Voyager's Doctor appears to be getting around plenty even though he no longer has a portable holo-emitter. Robert Picardo will be appearing in a new film on Showtime, and his role on NBC's E-Ring has been given recurring status.

Picardo's official site has posted that on December 2nd, the actor will star in the Showtime movie Homecoming, part of the Masters of Horror series. The telefilm is directed by Joe Dante, who also directed Picardo in Small Soldiers.

"Terror and scandal grip the nation when the media discovers that the living dead have swayed the Presidential election," states the official summary at Showtime. "This adaptation of Dale Bailey's award-winning short story 'Death & Suffrage' blends zombie horror and contemporary political satire."

Picardo told his web site that Showtime will be offering a "free weekend" when the film premieres, so cable subscribers who have Showtime on their network should be able to watch the short film evven if they don't pay to receive Showtime normally. Homecoming debut at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time on December 2nd and repeat the next night at 11 p.m.

NBC's E-Ring, which airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern time, featured Picardo as Pentagon media representative Larry Kincaid in its October 26th episode. The Futon Critic has a brief description of the episode.

For more on Picardo, including his recent participation in an auction to help the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Fund and the Humane Society and his work as host of a "Countdown to X Prize Cup" rocket hardware demonstration, see the news page at RobertPicardo.com.

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