News Bullets

By Michelle
November 6, 2005 - 3:58 PM

  • Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien) appears in tonight's double episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, notes The Futon Critic.

  • The Futon Critic also reports that Brannon Braga's Threshold will move to Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on CBS starting November 22nd, swapping timeslots with Close To Home which will now air Friday nights at 9. The pair are CBS's only freshman series yet to be picked up for the full 2005-06 season, as they are the network's least-watched dramas this season.

  • The Daily at the University of Washington quoted Creation Entertainment co-chief executive Adam Malin as saying he expected fans to be accepting of George Takei (Sulu)'s decision to reveal his homosexuality:
    People in the 'Star Trek' fan universe are extremely accepting...We all love George. Gene Roddenberry certainly believed in accepting all kinds of gender orientation. He stated that clearly.

  • The Yale Daily News reports that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, US Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, was not always a conservative; he was a liberal whom one former colleague said "recited all 79 episodes of 'Star Trek' from memory."

  • SFX reports that rumours of Angelina Jolie storming off the set of Beowulf, which also stars Dominic Keating (Reed), are rubbish.

  • The PSN notes that Patrick Stewart (Picard) has two new CDs out, The Essential Shakespeare - Live and The Elves and the Shoemaker.

  • Store has reviews of Chase Masterson (Leeta)'s CD The Thrill of the Chase, which is available autographed.

  • There's a link to a Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) appearance at AWARE (Alzheimer's Women Auxiliary for Research)'s luncheon on November 3rd at Totally Kate.

  • has a list of actor, writer and crew birthdays in November.

  • TrekPulse has screen caps from Voyager's "Repentance."

  • "Star Trek is the TV show most viewers would love to see beamed back on to our screens," reports the UK's Daily Record on a Home Media Networks poll of much-missed programmes.

  • Want to see the storyboards for the Borg battle scene in First Contact? Visit

  • Fangoria has a review of Frankenstein vs. The Creature From Blood Cove, which features a cameo by Trek writer David Gerrold.

  • Auburn, New York's Auburn Pub has a writeup of Sci-Fi Blast Off Theater, a series of short plays that parody and pay tribute to Star Trek and other sci-fi of the era.

  • USA Today reports that life aboard the international space station is "not the pristine world that you see on Star Trek, where you see the neatly pressed uniforms."

  • Decipher has one article on CCG cards from Enterprise's fourth season and another article on "Pimp My Ride" starship cards.

  • There is a feature on the JORDY Joint Optical Reflective Display for the severely visually impaired, inspired by and named for the blind Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation, at NASA. Thanks to Rudolf.

  • Sci Fi Pulse has a Star Trek book preview for November and December by TrekNation's own Book Padd writer Jacqueline Bundy, who notes that it's a good month for Voyager fans.

  • America Online has included the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant of TrekTrak as one of its "Top 11 Offbeat Beauty Pageants Across America" in its AOL CityGuide.

  • And now fans can order The Ultimate Star Trek Collection at, featuring all five Star Trek series and all the movies on DVD for a mere $2500!

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