News Bullets

By Christian
June 27, 2000 - 10:36 PM

  • PeanutPress.com, a publisher of eBooks, just announced the availability of a new set of Trek novels for use on Palm and Windows CE handheld devices. Newly available are the first five TOS books (which were also recently released for free for the PocketPC) and the 'New Earth' novel series. Thanks go out to Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga for this!

  • A press release from Anheuser-Busch mentions that 89% of all Americans believe that use of a Designated Skipper, a person who agrees to operate a boat when out on the water with friends who drink, is a good way to encourage boating safety. In another poll, 26% said that the television captain they would select for that role would be Captain Kirk, losing to Love Boat's Captain Stubing, who got 38% of the vote.

  • Bridget Stratton at the Daily Iowan has written an article about the 16th annual Trek Fest held on June 24 in Riverside, declared the future birth place of Captain James T. Kirk by the town's City Council. Sadly some of the con's events were cancelled because of the rain, but the organisers still reported it as being very succesful.

  • German site 'Star Trek Voyager - Das Kompendium' has been updated with a review of 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve', in which it is awarded 3.5 out of 10 stars. In addition, the site is now the German Outpost for the new Bring Back Kes campaign.

  • According to Patrick Stewart - The Actor's Actor, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) will be attending a benefit for the Patrick Stewart Research Library on Long Island on the 7th of July, during which members of his official American fan club will be able to meet him.

  • Editor Adam Bailey has sent out issue 106 of the Optical Data Network, his bi-weekly Trek newsletter, still catching up on all the news since ODN's long hiatus. If the issue didn't yet arrive in your mailbox, it's also available online.

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