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By Caillan
May 14, 2003 - 9:13 AM

  • Oregon County is no longer seeking a Klingon speaker to communicate with patients (story). Multnomah County chair Diane Linn told the Associated Press the call for a Klingon interpreter was "the result of an overzealous attempt to ensure that our safety net systems can respond to all customers and clients". Thanks to 'SonicRanger' for this!

  • Sky One is planning to show a season of Trek episodes featuring the franchise's female characters under the heading "Beam Me Up Totty", the Great Link reported. Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) is first up, with "The Gift" to be shown at 10:00 p.m. next Monday.

  • Samuel T. Cogley has posted his review of "Regeneration" at Subspace. Here's an excerpt from his analysis:

    If 'Enterprise' was the only Star Trek series I had ever seen, and I had never heard of the Borg before, I would have found this episode to be relatively entertaining. But I surely wouldn't have found the Borg to be very dangerous based on this. No more dangerous than any other foe we've seen thus far, anyway. Certainly not "the ultimate enemy," as the UPN promo proclaimed.

    Read more at this page.

  • Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko) has been added to the guest list for Creation Entertainment's August convention in Las Vegas.

  • George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) recently praised the United States military for their actions in the recent war with Iraq. "I respect the military for having dealt with this vicious, brutal dictatorship," he told soldiers in Germany. Read more at Stripes Online.

  • George Takei also made a brief appearance in last night's episode of Watching Ellie on NBC. Thanks to Todd Felton for this!

  • Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) was the top celebrity benefactor to the UK's Labour Party last year, The Mirror reported.

  • Harry Groener, who played Tam Elbrun in TNG's "Tin Man" and the Magistrate in Voyager's "Sacred Ground", has been cast in the WB's new mid-season comedy, The Mayor, according to Zap2it.

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