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By Caillan
May 21, 2002 - 4:57 PM

  • NBC postponed the network television premiere of 'Star Trek: Insurrection' for the second time this Sunday after a basketball game ran longer than expected. 'Insurrection' was originally supposed to air in early September, but was preempted by NBC News coverage of the September 11 attacks. A new airdate for 'Insurrection' is not yet known. Thanks go out to MediaTrek for this!

  • 'Q' at Section 31 has put up a review of 'Trekkers: True Stories by Fans for Fans,' a new book in which fans describe how Star Trek changed them and how they tried to implement Gene Roddenberry's philosophies into their lives.

  • Famous actress Ashley Judd told the Sci-Fi Wire that, despite rumours to the contrary, she will not have a cameo role as Robin Lefler in 'Star Trek: Nemesis.' "That's on a bio on the Internet," Judd told the site, "and I think that they have been sent a legal letter and have removed it."

  • The official Star Trek site reports that LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge) has won another two Daytime Emmys for his work on the educational series Reading Rainbow. Burton won in the categories 'Best Performer in a Children's Series' and 'Best Children's Series,' the same he won last year.

  • National Public Radio recently examined the birth of Star Trek as part of their 'Present at the Creation' series. Margot Adler's report, as well as a clip from 'The Cage,' can be downloaded here. Thanks to Scott Lohman for this!

  • Former Trek writer-producer Ron Moore recently talked about writing the new Battlestar Galactica at Sci-Fi Pulse.

  • An interview with Penny Johnson (Kasidy Yates) about her role in 24 is available at Television Without Pity. Thanks to Shannon McCullough for this!

  • Indie comedy 'Jane White is Sick and Twisted', starring Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), recently won the Best Comedy Feature Award at the Hollywood Underground Film Festival.

  • A report on the German 'Mind Meld' DVD can be found at TrekZone.de. Thanks to Captain Proton for this!

  • Two photos of John Billingsley (Phlox) filming an episode of Stargate: SG-1 are available at his official web site.

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