News Bullets

By Christian
March 30, 2005 - 3:10 PM

  • The UFP Fan Club of South Australia has been updated with a new interview with Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat). "I was pretty surprised actually," Alaimo said, when asked about his thoughts on the cancellation of Enterprise. "My first thought was of my friend Jeff Combs who plays one of the characters on that show (Shran), and as soon as I get back to the US I am going to call him and ask him how he feels. It is hard when your show gets cancelled. Yeah, I was surprised. It makes you wonder where the Star Trek franchise is going to go from here."

  • New screencaps and an audio clip of the CSI episode on which Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys) guest-starred are available at Nanites.com.

  • Caius Kudlak has posted a new review of the Lost Era novel The Sundered to Section 31. "All in all, it's a pretty good book," he wrote. "You'll never want to put it down in the beginning, but when you hit the end, you'll never want to pick it up. But it's a very entertaining read and something that should be checked out at least."

  • The new Sev Space Sunday Contest looks at why Captain Piker is so keen on the captain's chair of the Enterforaprize.

  • Threshold, the new SF show executive produced by Enterprise creator Brannon Braga and co-starring Brent Spiner (Data), has been joined by Lost's William Mapother. According to the Futon Critic, Mapother will have a recurring role as someone named Gunneson. The project is now described as dealing with "a team investigating a potentially hostile alien spaceship."

  • Just in time for the final stretch of new Enterprise episodes, UPN will be available over the air in Tallahassee from the 1st of April onwards, notes the Tallahassee Democrat. The network had previously only been available via cable.

  • Kirk Thatcher, assistant producer on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, but much better known as the punk on the bus from that film, has directed the new Muppets version of The Wizard of Oz. According to the Futon Critic, the film will have its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, before airing on ABC's Wonderful World of Disney in May. Thanks go out to Cardinal Biggles for this!

  • GameSpot reports that the Collective, the game developer responsible for Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, has merged with Backbone Entertainment to found a new company called Foundation 9 Entertainment. The new studio will employ more than 300 people and will have offices in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Vancouver, Boston, and Newport Beach, California.

  • Actress Carolina Dhavernas, who played the lead role on the short-lived TV series Wonderfalls, there's talk of a movie version of the series. "They're talking about a movie I don't want to hold to that because in this business you can talk about things for years before they get done," she told Popgurls.com. "God knows if the financing would happen. I know that people are still thinking about it, so we'll see what happens." Wonderfalls was created by former Voyager writer Bryan Fuller. Thanks go out to Dark Horizons for this!

  • According to Psi Phi, several Trek novels have gone back for a second printing: the New Frontier anthology No Limits, the S.C.E. collection Wildfire, the Original Series novel Ex Machina, and finally the biography of DeForest Kelley (Leonard 'Bones' McCoy), From Sawdust To Stardust.

  • Leonard Nimoy (Spock) has lashed out at former Wrath of Khan co-star Kirstie Alley (Saavik) for her new comedy Fat Actress. "It's deplorable, dishonest, contrived," Nimoy was quoted by ContactMusic. Nimoy himself will be opening a new photography exhibition in New York this Summer, also featuring larger women. Of those, he said, "my models are proud people."

  • And new reviews of the TNG novel The Engines of Destiny and the DS9 anthology Worlds of Deep Space Nine are available at TrekWeb.

  • In honor of the Easter holiday, the official Star Trek site has been updated with a guide to easter eggs on the Trek DVDs. The guide will be updated following the release of the Star Trek: Enterprise box sets. Thanks go out to the Digital Bits for this!

  • Two-time Enterprise guest star James Avery (General K'Vagh) told ToonZone that the atmosphere on the Enterprise set was good, even though people knew it was probably going to be the show's last season. "Scott Bakula was insane. He's crazy," he said. "[There] were a number of pranks pulled. For instance, for me, it was funny, because they didn't have boots to fit me. The boots that I had were three sizes too big with a hook on the top of them, and I kept on tripping and stumbling and... (laughs)." The interview also contains the news that if Enterprise had returned for a fifth season, Avery would probably have been in it, as he had to sign a document that presumably required him to return to the show, if needed. Thanks to TrekWeb for the tip!

  • Orion Slave Girl Menina Fortunato (Maras) is up for the title of Miss Bodyguard 2005. Thanks again to TrekWeb.

  • According to the Silicon Republic, 8% of all British computer game fans own a Star Trek game, placing the Trek franchise just in the top 10 of big movie franchises. The list was led by Spiderman, Lord of the Rings and James Bond.

  • The Daily Texan has published an article on Start Trekkin', a new improv show by the Austin-based Heroes of Comedy. From April 2 onwards, the show will play every Saturday at the The Hideout Theater, for a price of $10 per seat.

  • The Herald Sun reports that Tom Hardy (Shinzon) and Tony Todd (Kurn) will both appear in the new horror film Minotaur.

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