News Bullets

By Christian
January 25, 2005 - 3:28 PM

  • The people at Enterprise Fans, a combined effort of Save Enterprise and the Enterprise Project, are trying to raise $15,000 to place an ad in USA Today featuring a cut-out form that fans can use to send a letter to UPN chief Les Moonves. Find out how to contribute here.

  • Four new photos of Friday's Enterprise episode, "Babel One," are available at the official Star Trek site.

  • Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) participated in an interview session with Observer reporter Ben Mitchell, resulting in an interesting first-person account of the things he currently enjoys in life, his girlfriend and, of course, Star Trek. "I was a prick when I went over there," Stewart confessed. "We had a meeting, the nine principal cast, about some discipline problems we'd been having on the set. One of the company said, 'What's the problem? Come on, we've got to have fun!' I said 'Fun? We're not here to have fun, we're here to work.' As the years went by the cast would love to quote this speech back at me."

  • Channel Nine in Australia will resume airing Star Trek: Enterprise on the 26th of January at half an hour past midnight. The channel is expected to pick up where they left off, by showing the third-season episode "Impulse." Thanks go out to Andrew James for letting us know about this!

  • Sid City, the official fan site for Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), has been updated with photos showing Siddig in two of his current projects: the West End play Whose Life Is It Anyway? an the film The Hamburg Cell.

  • William Shatner (James T. Kirk) appeared briefly on the Tonight Show on Thursday the 20th of January, in order to autograph Jay Leno's bike. The Harley-Davidson will soon be auctioned off, with proceeds going to the victims of the tsunami that struck South-East Asia. Thanks go out to VRRRM! for this!

  • On the 11th of February, Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) will be taking place in a live chat session at StarTrek.com. The official site is now accepting advance questions here.

  • Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) discusses Macs, computer games, his personal web site, Star Wars and intellectual property issues here at Gamespot.

  • Psi Phi has been updated with excerpts from several upcoming Trek books: SCE eBooks "Spin," "Creative Couplings, Book One," "Small World" and "Malefictorum, and the paperback Engines of Destiny.

  • This year's Enterprise episode "The Forge" was named one of the 50 best television episodes of the season by The Futon Critic, coming in at place 46. Thanks to Lance Evans for alerting us to this!

  • Benjamin Willcock at DVD Answers has posted an extensive review of the Region 2 release of Deep Space Nine's fourth season. "If you thought this sensational show couldnít get any more exciting and dark, then you thought wrong. Deep Space Nine Season Four is every bit as mind-blowing as its predecessors, only with the volume cranked up a notch or two."

  • Former DS9 starlet Chase Masterson (Leeta) recently interviewed Voyager's Tim Russ (Tuvok) at TheFandom.com, operated by William Shatner. An MP3 edition of the interview is available on the site.

  • This Friday, the play A Life In The Theatre will open at the Apollo Theatre in London. The play's cast consists of Dawson's Creek actor Joshua Jackson and Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard). For further information, check out this page on the Patrick Stewart Network.

  • There's an extensive interview with former Voyager writer Bryan Fuller at Suicide Girls, in which Fuller discusses, among many other things, how Robert Beltran (Chakotay) used to "[mock] the dialogue and the writers on the [Voyager] dailies." Be aware that the above link may contain adult content.

  • And on Monday the 31st of January, Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) will appear in a one-time staged reading of A New Brain, telling the tale of a man who underwent a miraculous recovery from a brain tumor. Further information can be found at the web site of the Freud Playhouse, thanks go out to the Official Robert Picardo Site for this!

  • Totally Kate, the official fan site for Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), has been updated with a new photo of the Voyager actress and her husband Tim Hagan the opening night post-show reception for Tea at Five in Baltimore. Check it out here.

  • Bill Williams at TrekWeb has posted a review of Sand and Stars, a new re-issue of the classic Trek novels Spock's World and Sarek. "For fans of the original novels," Williams wrote, "it's worth picking up and enjoying all over again, while for newcomers it makes for worthwhile reading."

  • Williams also reviewed the new Voyager novel Enemy of my Enemy. "And as with the previous two-part story Christie Golden successfully pulls it all together in the second book of the two-part tale and sets up future stories to come in the Voyager re-launch."

  • And finally, Williams has posted a review of Reflections, the latest expansion to the Star Trek Customisable Card Game from Decipher.

  • Totally Kate also reports on a new review of Tea at Five in the Baltimore Sun (free registration required).

  • Hallmark have released pictures of their 2005 Star Trek Christmas ornaments. The main attraction is a $28 NCC-1701 figure, but also included is Khan Noonien Singh as he appeared in the Original Series, and Locutus and the Borg Queen from First Contact. Thanks go out to Doug Wilson for this!

  • Eston sends along word that an upcoming episode of the cable series Monk, in which the titular detective visits a dojo, features a Klingon Bat'leth hanging on the wall.

  • According to a transcript of the opening credits of "Observer Effect" available at Section 31, Consulting Producer Alan Brennert and Supervising Producer Ken LaZebni have both left the staff of Star Trek: Enterprise.

  • Viacom has reportedly started encrypting Star Trek: Enterprise sattelite feeds to local TV stations and foreign TV networks, in an effort to try and stop the spread of illegal copies of Enterprise episodes before they've even aired on UPN. IGN has more on this. Thanks go out to Chris Fullman for the link!

  • Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) recently made her debut in AskMen.com's list of the 100 most desirable woman, coming in at no. 79. Thanks go out to TrekWeb for this!

  • Original Series star Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) was recently interviewed by Robert Sanchez at the IESB, and discussed the enduring legacy of Gene Roddenberry, the friendship among the original Star Trek cast, and whether she'd have any interest in appearing on Enterprise.

  • TrekPulse has posted screencaps several episodes of TNG's fifth season, including "New Ground," "Hero Worship" and "Conundrum," of the bonus features on the third-season TNG DVD set, and of the DS9 episode "Inquisition"

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