News Bullets

By Michelle
October 23, 2005 - 10:21 PM

  • Whoopi Goldberg will receive the 2005 career achievment award at the 20th Anniversary Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and will speak on Saturday, November 5th at the Araturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Arts. Thanks to Hal Axler.

  • An article on William Shatner (Kirk)'s kidney stone in the Courier Journal mentions that he will be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's Hall of Fame Monday at a ceremony in New York.

  • Shatner and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens' mass-market Captain's Peril is going back to press for a third printing, notes editor Marco Palmieri at the TrekBBS.

  • On his web site, Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher), who is still bitter at not being treated well by Shatner, talked about how Sam Witwer of Battlestar Galactica had said he got into acting because of meeting Wheaton when he was a Star Trek fan.

  • A New York Times has an article about the BBC production of Byron now airing on BBC America, noting, "John de Lancie claims he partly based his character Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation on Byron."

  • The Houston Chronicle has an article on Astroworld in 1968 including the cast of The Medicine Show including a young Brent Spiner (Data). Thanks to Shayne.

  • Poker 777 reports on the seventh annual Marg & Alan's Celebrity Weekend charity Texas Hold'em tournament on October 22nd, in which John Billingsley (Phlox) took part.

  • Kitsapsun.com has a feature on Catherine Hicks (Gillian Taylor) in her role on 7th Heaven.

  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an interview with physicist Lawrence Krauss, who wrote The Physics of Star Trek.

  • A Joshua Ortega update at Comic World News notes that he is working on a new Star Trek project for 2006. Tokyopop adds that it is a classic Trek story to be released in September 2006 to coincide with the show's 40th Anniversary.

  • Viacom's Spike TV will pay $65-$70 million for exclusive rights to all six Star Wars films, according to FilmStew.

  • A dentist who is a Star Trek fanatic is known for using a laser instead of a drill, notes The Telegraph from River Bend.

  • Toronto's Globe and Mail reports that the Star Trek convention phenomenon has spread to The Big Lebowski.

  • Many well-known science fiction celebrities have signed a magazine to raise money for charity, notes the Cambridge Evening News.

  • Eclipse Magazine has a review of Star Trek Enterprise: The Complete Third Season on DVD.

  • Sci Fi's bulletin boards have a discussion about Atomic magazine's top 5 geek girls and an argument about who is hotter, Seven of Nine or Starbuck.

  • TrekPulse has screen caps from Deep Space Nine's "Blood Oath" and Voyager's Scorpion Part II.

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