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By Michelle
April 28, 2003 - 9:17 PM

  • Patrick Stewart's upcoming X2, the sequel to the blockbuster X-Men, is set to open on more screens than any film in history. Variety reports that the movie will open on May 2 simultaneously in 80 countries. The previous record was held by Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, which premiered in 74 countries on its opening day last year.

  • Variety also reviewed X2 very favourably. Critic Todd McCarthy said that "the new picture is about twice as good as the original" and predicted that the film would hold its own even after the opening of The Matrix: Reloaded. Subscribers can read the full review here.

  • Tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, A&E will air the Biography installment on Patrick Stewart. Commentators will include Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, Star Trek co-star Jonathan Frakes and X2 actor Hugh Jackman. Thanks to Doug for the reminder.

  • Lloyd Segan, co-executive producer of The Dead Zone on USA, discusses the show's innovative visual effects, working with former Star Trek executive producer Michael Piller and his own desire for excellent writing at Videography.com.

  • Opposition continues to plague the effort to rename a portion of Interstate 10 passing through El Paso, Texas after Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who claimed El Paso as his home town. The lastest report in The El Paso Times describes local opposition and the lack of consensus that HB 949 must overcome.

  • StarTrek.com reports that Jason Alexander, who played Kurros on Voyager, is now starring in the Mel Brooks musical The Producers at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.

  • Titan Magazines, the publishers of Star Trek Monthly, have new web sites for the UK, Australia and New Zealand, according to web master John Freeman.

  • And finally, have you always wanted your own Starship Enterprise but never been able to afford one of the commercial models? This web site explains how to make a Starship Enterprise out of a floppy disk!

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