News Bullets

By Christian
May 23, 2002 - 2:33 PM

  • John De Lancie, who played Q in episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, is still very much alive. Several concerned fans wrote us after seeing media reports that a person with the same name had passed away, but according to the Sacramento Bee this was 80-year old oboist John De Lancie, and not the Star Trek actor.

  • According to the official events calendar of Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), the Original Series actress will start a UK book tour this Saturday to promote her new book 'Saturna's Quest.' Thanks go out to Michael Flett for this!

  • The new Roddenberry Store opened this week. The store is the new name for established Roddenbery family company Lincoln Enterprises, which since 1968 has been offering fans the ability to order unique Trek merchandise.

  • The upcoming CD 'Space Metal' by rock group Star One features a song called 'Songs of the Ocean,' dealing with 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.' The CD, which was released on the 21st of May, features a collection of songs by composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen that are based on his favourite science-fiction films, such as 'Star Wars,' 'Dune,' 'Alien,' and of course 'Star Trek.'

  • The 'Ultimate Edition' DVD of the Ridley Scott film 'Legend' features an interview with Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) about his role as the (female) character Meg Mucklebone in the film. The interview was taped on the Voyager set, approximately two years ago. Thanks go out to Andre Lipinski for this!

  • Variety reported UPN has won the rights to five pictures from Miramax, including Jackie Chan films 'Accidental Spy,' 'Supercop 2' and 'Operation Condor,' as well as 'The Crow 3' and the Ben Affleck thriller 'Phantoms.'

  • According to Zap2It, Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) will be leaving the cast of the CBS comedy Becker after playing diner owner Reggie Kostas for the past four seasons. Farrell, whose exit was set up in the May 20 season finale, is written out as part of a new creative direction for the show.

  • Mark Baard at Wired has written a story on the upcoming auction of the original command chair created for Captain Kirk in the Original Series. The chair is estimated to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000.

  • The Swedish channel SVT announced today it will begin airing Enterprise after it has finished showing the final season of Star Trek: Voyager.

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