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By Christian
August 27, 2000 - 10:48 PM

  • The official Jeri Lynn Ryan Homepage has been updated with an announcement on the 1st Annual Jeri Lynn Ryan Charity Auction, scheduled for October 2000 and intended to benefit two charities chosen by Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine): St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. The auction will feature many Ryan collectibles, including some items donated by the actress herself.

  • According to TrekZone.de, the German Sat.1 has pushed back the start of Voyager's sixth season by two weeks, to Saturday the 14th of October. The season six showings will start with a special prime-time airing of 'Equinox', at 20:15, after which the other episodes will be shown in their regular 15:00 time slot. Sat.1 will be showing new fifth-season episodes until the 16th of September, after which they'll be repeating some season five episodes until the season six premiere.

  • Decipher, the publisher of the Star Trek Customisable Card Game, will be present at this year's GenCon UK convention, taking place in Manchester. Of course, there'll be several tournaments of Decipher's CCG games, while the company will also be giving away sample cards from the Star Trek CCG. Click here to get Decipher's full schedule for the con.

  • ABC has a story on Kevin Warwick, an English scientist who will soon be implanting a chip in his body that will hopefully allow him to communicate directly with his computer, and allow him and his wife to move each others hand and possibly even feel each other's feelings. This sounds an awful lot like the first steps the Borg probably took.

  • Ananova reported several weeks ago that a Scottish couple holidaying in Spain were attacked and robbed by a gang of muggers who disabled them using the Vulcan neck pinch. Paramedics treating the couple said the couple both had identical bruises above sensitive pressure points at the back of their necks, similar to where Vulcans always press to incapacitate their enemies. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • Jason Davidson at Star Trek News has written an editorial on the seeming lack of Janeway stories in season seven, calling for a "renewed emphasis on Janeway before the last leg of the series makes it seem like her character arc comes off rushed."

  • There's a new German translation at the Cynics Corner, dealing with the episode 'Rocks and Shoals' ('Entscheidungen'). To read the review, originally written by David E. Sluss and translated by Matthias W. Horn, click here.

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