News Bullets

By Michelle
December 29, 2005 - 6:08 PM

  • Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) wrote in Salon.com about how right-wing pundits almost ruined his family holiday dinner.

  • Gulf Times has an article on Space Services Inc., the company responsible for sending the ashes of Gene Roddenberry and James Doohan (Scotty) into space.

  • Zap2It's "2005's Gone but Not Forgotten" column notes of Doohan, "How many times would Enterprise have been doomed on 'Star Trek' without chief engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott saving the day? And that's without his beaming anybody up."

  • Patrick Stewart's TV show The Eleventh Hour premieres on ITV on January 19th and three successive Thursdays, notes The PSN.

  • And Stewart can't understand technology in real life, he admitted to Contact Music.

  • Several Trek writers and editors including Marco Palmieri, Margaret Clark and Greg Cox answer the question, "Do you still watch any Trek or read any Trek Lit that you don't strictly have to for your job? Or are you pretty much burned out on Trek after reading all the books you're editing?" at The TrekBBS.

  • In The New York Daily News coverage of downloadable sermons, there is mention of the regular biblical podcast in Klingon, The Klingon Word.

  • Enterprise series finale "These Are the Voyages..." made Newsday's The Worst of 2005 list.

  • Delaware Online has an article on how far interracial couples have come on TV since Kirk and Uhura's kiss on Star Trek in 1968.

  • iF Magazine has photos and a report on celebrities at the Aeon Flux premiere, including Michael Dorn (Worf) and Malcolm McDowell (Soran).

  • TrekWeb has a review of Star Trek Voyager: Distant Shores which gives the anthology four stars.

  • BMJ has an article, "From Shakespeare to Star Trek and Beyond", about a Medline search for literary allusions in biomedical titles.

  • Sev Trek is seeking a punchline for an explanation about why being out of phase didn't put Ro and LaForge out in space.

  • In other comic news, the official site has a new end-of-year Trek Life comic.

  • Star Trek.com also has an audio interview with Terry J. Erdmann, who has authored several non-fiction Star Trek books.

  • The newly revived Trek Core has new DS9 episode screen caps posted.

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