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By Christian
September 26, 2002 - 2:17 AM

  • Ruth Ryon at the Los Angeles Times recently visited Leonard Nimoy (Spock) at his home, getting an extensive tour past the many artworks the actor keeps in his house. The article reveals that only a few Star Trek items are on display at the house, including a pair of Vulcan ears and a TV Guide. Thanks go out to JH for this!

  • The new edition of Rush Magazine includes an article entitled 'Everything I Learned About Technology, I Learned From Trek.'. The article, written by Neil Adams, focuses on modern-day incarnations of Original Series technology and looks at the new book by William Shatner (James T. Kirk) on the same subject.

  • According to the official James Gregory Website, the 90-year old actor who guest-starred in the Original Series episode 'Dagger of the Mind' passed away on the 17th of September. Gregory was also known for playing the Ape General Ursus in 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes.'

  • Advanced booking is set to open Friday for the 'Star Trek Adventure' multi-media experience that will be organised in London's Hyde Park. 'Star Trek: The Adventure' promises to be a 7,000 square meter Trek exhibit, featuring re-created sets, interactive demonstrations and massive amounts of merchandise. Tickets can be obtained from BookingsDirect.com.

  • Zap2It reports that the William Shatner (James T. Kirk) film 'Incubus,' the only movie ever shot in Esperanto, will get its world television debut on the Sci-Fi Channel on Sunday the 13th of October at 1am ET.

  • At least two Star Trek-inspired words have been included in the latest edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, namely "klingon" and "warp drive." Also included are the Jedi from 'Star Wars,' Reuters reported.

  • According to a Variety report, NASA recently held a meeting with about 100 Hollywood writers and producers to talk about opportunities to work together in making space films and television series. NASA head of space science Ed Weiler, who hosted the event, peppered his welcoming speech with references to Star Trek.

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