News Bullets

By Christian
October 11, 2000 - 9:37 PM

  • According to Studio Briefing, William Shatner (James T. Kirk) sold excercised at least $2 million worth of stock options before the shares in the company started their recent spectacular fall.

  •, a company specialising in offering downloadable music files, has put up an interview with Neil Norman, well-known from the many SF-themed CDs he created. In the interview, Norman talks about recovering the original TOS soundtracks, his audience, and working on current Trek. Thanks go out to Matthew Klaehn at Media Trek for this!

  • eBook store PeanutPress is now selling 'Hard Crash', the third book in Pocket Books' eBook-only 'Star Trek: S.C.E' series. The book was written by Christie Golden and continues the adventures of the U.S.S. Da Vinci of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers. PeanutPress is now selling all three S.C.E. books in their eBooks format, while 'Hard Crash' should also be available in Microsoft Reader format soon at Barnes & Noble.

  • In related news, David Henderson at Psi Phi has posted excerpts from the first book in the series,Dean Wesley Smith's 'The Belly of the Beast', as well as of 'Hard Crash' itself.

  • Jeff Bond at the Mothership has put up his review of the 800-page 'Deep Space Nine' Companion, grading it with a B+ and saying that it "an impressive undertaking, with some fascinating insight into the making of this series." The book review also contains a look at DS9 as a whole. Thanks go out to Gustavo Leao for this!

  • Nanavision, the official web site of Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), is reporting that she will be starring in the play 'Golden Boy' as Lorna Moon. The play runs from early November until mid-December at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT. In 2001, Visitor will be taking over the role of Roxie in the Broadway production of 'Chicago the Musical', a role she also already played in the version that was touring the United States a while ago.

  • Dan Knight at at Digital Views has put up a review of 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', the second pilot for the Original Series. In the review, he looks at both the episode's story itself and the meaning of Star Trek in general.

  • According to an article by Variety's Rick Kissel, UPN was one of the winners during the first week of the new television season, getting its highest viewership figures since December 1997, and its best adult 18-48 ratings since September 1997. Thanks go out to Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga for this!

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