News Bullets

By Michelle
September 8, 2005 - 7:11 PM

  • On his official site forum, William Shatner (Kirk) responds to rumours that he is ill, saying, "Fortunately, I'm not unwell. Unfortunately, I haven't lost a lot of weight." On the front page of his site Shatner also said that he was "overwhelmed with sadness and also very angry at the incompetence and filled with pity about the disaster" from Hurricane Katrina and urged fans to be involved with charities working to help.

  • Sid City has a press release about Alexander Siddig (Bashir)'s role on Poirot, Mr Shaitana in "Cards On The Table."

  • The October 2005 issue of Atlantic Monthly has a two-page remembrance of James Doohan (Scotty). Thanks to Delta Story.

  • Just Jolene Blalock has images of the T'Pol actress in Slow Burn.

  • Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s The Doctor and the Devils, in which he plays Professor Macklin, was released on DVD on September 6th, notes The Patrick Stewart Network.

  • Leonard Nimoy (Spock) hosted the Gala Premiere of the Nashville Symphony last night.

  • Stephen Manley, who played young Spock in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, now has a new official web site.

  • There is a review of the Shakespeare Theatre's Othello starring Avery Brooks (Sisko) in The Washington Times.

  • Variety has a brief review of the miniseries Messiah: Vengeance Is Mine starring Michelle Forbes (Ro Laren) as Susan Metcalfe, the deaf wife of detective Red Metcalfe. "Messiah comes closer to that tone of sheer creepiness, as the driven inspector and his team hunt crafty serial killers that always seem to be one painstaking step ahead," notes the trade magazine.

  • To Kill A Mockingbird starring Brock Peters (Joseph Sisko) is now available on DVD from Thanks to Alex.

  • New York Daily News has a writeup on the season premiere of The O.C., on which Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) is now a recurring character.

  • Former Star Trek executive producer Brannon Braga talked about Threshold with TV Guide, saying they are planning to "tell a seasonal arc where each episode provides a puzzle piece to a larger mystery" and whole long-term storyline has been envisioned over several seasons.

  • Now Playing spoke to Ron Moore a possible third season of Battlestar Galactica.

  • Sci Fi Wire's new poll is about how people feel about a prequel idea for the next feature film.

  • And the Decipher Star Trek CCG site has a poll asking what fans would like to see at fan headquarters online.

  • Soul of Star Trek has an editorial on Star Trek and New Orleans in the wake of Katrina.

  • Monsters and Critics has reviewed Star Trek: Enterprise season three on DVD, giving it three stars out of five.

  • The Trades has a review of Star Trek: Vulcan's Soul, Book 1: Exodus by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz.

  • And TrekWeb has a review of the new Strange New Worlds volume, giving it four stars out of five.

  • Relish reports that Pretender fans are trying what Enterprise fans did to raise money to get another telemovie produced.

  • The US Census Bureau marked the anniversary of Star Trek's premiere on September 6th, 1966.

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