News Bullets

By Michelle
December 15, 2005 - 10:05 PM

  • In news being repeated all over the internet, The Can Magazine is claiming that the prequel Star Trek film idea has been scrapped in favor of a Mirror Universe storyline involving Kirk, Picard and Archer. Linda Park (Sato) is allegedly the primary source, though the reporting is via a reader who claims to know a stuntman who claims to know Park.

  • William Shatner (Kirk) has posted an end-of-the-year statement on web site, calling 2005 "a really troubled year for the world" but saying he felt good about what the year brought him, including two grandchildren and another Emmy Award.

  • The U.K.'s Mirror, which bills itself as "the best newspaper on the web", notes that Shatner would like to follow Victoria Principal into space on Richard Branson's commercial space flights. Physicist Stephen Hawking is said to want to visit space in 2008 as well when the flights are expected to begin.

  • Alexander Siddig (Bashir)'s web site Sid City's fundraising raffle for Doctors Without Borders and their relief efforts in the Sudan raised $477.

  •'s Richard Burnett put George Takei (Sulu) on his "Heroes" list for coming out as a gay man.

  • TV Guide reports of Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words, in which actors read from other actors' tell-all autobiographies, that Takei is on hand to listen to his book being spoofed.

  • Pocket Books editor Margaret Clark complained on the TrekBBS that "Terra Prime" and other fourth season Enterprise episodes robbed her of potential ideas for novels by doing them first.

  • In his LiveJournal, Pocket Books writer Keith R.A. DeCandido remembers the late Robert Sheckley.

  • Decipher has posted articles on the Not Easily Destroyed core event card involving holograms and the Assimilation Techniques event card in the Borg series in the Star Trek CCG.

  • Fusion Creative Design notes that "Convergence", a free add-on mission for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen, will be released before Christmas of this year.

  •">Star Trek Gamers is having a Christmas competition to assist with its "History Of Star Trek PC Gaming" asking users for articles or screen shots.

  • Claiming that we each have a little Captain Kirk in us, The Toronto Star has an editorial on handhelds, PDAs, phones and other devices eclipsing Star Trek's communicator.

  • Media Daily News, which tracks syndication audiences, noted that in the off-network hour category, "In a bit of a surprise, Paramount Television's Star Trek: Enterprise soared 14 percent."

  • "Patients reduce pain by thinking like Mr Spock," reported the UK's Telegraph, saying the patients showed improvement through mental exercises that allowed them to control activity in one of the pain centres of the brain, similar to the Vulcan mind control employed by Spock in Star Trek.

  • Convention news: DS9's Avery Brooks (Sisko) and Michael Dorn (Worf) are expected to join several Battlestar Galactica and Harry Potter stars at Collectormania in Manchester, England next February.

  • And Creation continues to add Star Trek stars to their lineup for the official anniversary convention in Las Vegas from August 17-20th, 2006. Diana Muldaur (Pulaski) is the latest announcement, joining Shatner, Takei, Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Robert Picardo (The Doctor) and more.

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