News Bullets

By Michelle
February 27, 2006 - 2:24 PM

  • Toyota notes that William Shatner (Kirk) will participate in the charity Toyota/Pro Celebrity Race's 30th anniversary opposite sports heroes such as fellow veteran John Elway.

  • Ain't It Cool News has a rave review of Shatner's album Has Been.

  • Check out Auto Destruct: One Man's Obsession With William Shatner and learn about wigged out fans, singing Klingons, Greco-Roman wrestling and an obese transvestite Trekkie.

  • Britain's Independent has a complaint about Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s character on Eleventh Hour, which Lord May calls "the wilder shores of media irresponsibility."

  • An interview with a visual effects supervisor on X-Men in Comic Book Resources notes that to de-age Stewart's character Xavier, the designers used Star Trek: The Next Generation for reference.

  • The Physics of Star Trek author Lawrence Krauss, a Case Western Reserve University professor, has begun a campaign to oust the current Case president. Read all about it at Newsday.

  • Silicon Valley's HeraldToday talks to Moody Blues drummer and Bradenton resident Graeme Edge about his being a Trekkie, admitting he has a signed script from the original Star Trek. "I don't believe I could go to any of the conventions...some have learned to speak Klingon!" he noted.

  • Cartoonist David Reddick of "The Trek Life" chats with TrekUnited.

  • And the official site has a new "Trek Life" cartoon involving Orion Slave Girls.

  • In his LiveJournal, author Keith R.A. DeCandido announced a S.C.E./Next Generation crossover in 2007 in honour of TNG's 20th anniversary.

  • In other book news, Christopher L. Bennett's Orion's Hounds is reviewed at TrekWeb.

  • Fun! Millionaire Playboy has images from Toy Fair 2006 of Star Trek action figures among others.

  • Decipher has new CCG articles on battle cards, portrait cards of celebrated characters and the 2006 competitive gaming season schedule.

  • GamersReports has screen shots of the first renders from Star Trek Online for the PO.

  • StarTrek.com has published some Desert Asteroid lists of favourite Trek episodes.

  • Star Trek Hypertext has finished reviewing Star Trek: The Next Generation season one.

  • ABC Newcastle in New South Wales has a report on the Unseen Theatre Company's live production of Star Trek episodes.

  • TrekCore.com has screen caps from Enterprise's "The Andorian Incident" and "Breaking the Ice" plus TNG bloopers and special effects.

  • New at Soul of Star Trek: a consideration of evil in the TOS episode "Day of the Dove" and a brief note on the latest Trek XI story rumours.

  • And a biz note: Yahoo! Finance has the fourth quarter and full year 2005 results for CBS Corp., which split from Viacom Inc. officially at the end of the year.

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