News Bullets

By Amy
October 22, 2000 - 6:53 AM

  • In their 'Convergence: Where entertainment meets technology' page on Monday, October 16th, The Hollywood Reporter looked at the top movie information sites, including StarTrek.com. According to the report, while the viewing was down 4.9%, startrek.com had the longest site-visit time of the 10 sites listed, with visitors staying an average of just over 10 minutes a session. Thanks go out to Jeff "Koganuts" Koga for this!

  • University of Warwick's Warwick Manufacturing Group and virtual reality company VR Systems UK have reportedly brought Star Trek holodecks one step closer to reality with the development of the 'Cybersphere', a device that partially overcomes the barrier of physical interactivity and allows the observer to walk, run, or crawl in any direction. For more information, click here or view the full press release.

  • Alfre Woodard, who played Lily Sloane in Star Trek: First Contact, and her daughter were recently spotted at the premiere of the Los Angeles stage production of Disney's 'The Lion King'. Thanks again go out to Jeff "Koganuts" Koga for the tip.

  • Carrollwood News (Tampa, FL) recently did an article on 'The WarBand' who made the finals of the Internet version of Ed McMahon's 'Star Search'. For those not in the know, the WarBand are a rock and blues band with attitude who play costumed as Klingons and have released a CD of Klingon-related music, based on popular tunes such as 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' ('Headin' For Sto'vo'kor') and 'Sweet Home Chicago' ('Sweet Home Qon'os'). For more info on the band, check out their web site.

  • StarTrek.com has put up two new sets of cast photos at the multimedia section of their production site. The photos consist of two group shots and two photos each of the various cast members. The photos, which are in slide-show format, can be found here.

  • ET Online has put the spotlight on 'Dracula 2000' which stars Voyager's Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine). Two video clips from the movie can be found here at ET Online and they can also be found at Dark Horizons. Thanks go out to RatBoy and Gustavo Leao for this!

  • According to StaTrek.com, Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun) and Casey Biggs (Damar) will be giving a once-off charity presentation of various Shakespearian readings and monologues at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, California on November 2nd. Tickets for the event, billed as "What Shakespeare Leaves Behind" are $35. For more information, have a look at the original report.

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