DS9 Actors, Clubs Unite For Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser

By Michelle
September 6, 2005 - 11:45 PM

A group of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actors and fan clubs have united to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated parts of Alabama, Mississippi and New Orleans, the future birthplace of Captain Benjamin Sisko.

The United Federation of Fans, a group endorsed by Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Andrew Robinson (Garak), Armin Shimerman (Quark) and his wife Kitty Swink (Luaran), Alexander Siddig (Bashir) and Nana Visitor (Kira), is holding an eBay auction of autographed items and memorabilia to raise funds for hurricane survivors.

Items include autographed photos of Auberjonois, Masterson and others, a t-shirt from Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)'s Men Cry Bullets, an audiobook of Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s reading of A Christmas Carol and several signed trading cards. The site also has links for donations.

Meanwhile, Variety has reported that Scarlett, the new project of former DS9 writers Robert Hewitt Wolfe and Hans Beimler, may be moving to another city despite being set in New Orleans. A spokesman for Lifetime said that the network was "looking at all sorts of options. Things are vague right now."

The pilot concerns a horror writer, said to resemble Interview with the Vampire novelist Anne Rice (a longtime New Orleans resident) who finds her characters coming to life. The magazine reported that shooting could conceivably move to another city.

And William Shatner (Kirk), as well as other performers at the Emmy Awards on September 18th, will wear magnolias in memory of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, noted SFGate. Emmy host Ellen DeGeneres, a Louisiana native, last hosted the Emmys in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

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