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By Michelle
December 19, 2005 - 5:09 PM

  • A group has formed to Save Reading Rainbow, the Emmy Award-winning program hosted by LeVar Burton (LaForge).

  • Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05 features William Shatner (Kirk) as Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, in a red suit with horns and a tail, performing a Shatneresque version of "It Was a Very Good Year." Sarah Silverman (Rain Robinson) appeared on the show as well, according to

  • Dark Horizons has the new X-Men III trailer and publicity photos including one of Patrick Stewart (Picard).

  • The Stargate SG-1 Solutions blog has a brief report on Dead Stop, a new film produced by Julie Caitlin Brown that will star John Rhys-Davies (Da Vinci), Robert Picardo (The Doctor) and Armin Shimerman (Quark) as well as Stargate's Michael Shanks.

  • Space Services Inc. has an update on the flight that will carry the ashes of James Doohan (Scotty) which is now expected to take place no earlier than February-March 2006. Thanks to Jeannie.

  • Aberdeen City notes that councillor John Reynolds - who is already Lord Provost, Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen, Lord High Admiral of the Northern Seas and Vice Admiral of the Coast of Great Britain and Ireland - an Honorary Admiral of the Star Trek Club USS Avenger in gratitude for his campaign to have a memorial in Aberdeen to Scotty.

  • Pocket Books editor Marco Palmieri announced on the TrekBBS that on December 27th from 2 a.m. to midnight, the eBook edition of Star Trek Titan: Taking Wing will be available as a free download from

  • Enterprise Flashed has its fourth animated episode, "These Are the Voyages?" posted, in which we see what Riker really did aboard Enterprise.

  • The Trek Life has a new holiday-themed Trekkie comic.

  • TrekCore has posted A Personal History of Star Trek Gaming and information and screen shots about Sky Active's Stranded, a Next Generation-era digital television game.

  • Virgin Galactic announced that it will build a $200 million spaceport in New Mexico to fly paying passengers into space.

  • The Daily Astorian describes Tilda Swinton's White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as having "the most seductive, coldest heart since Alice Krige raged as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact."

  • And PRWeb has a press release on The Year in Weird: A Comical Look at the Shocking, Strange and Just Plain Silly Events of 2005, which includes the antics of celebrities including Jessica Simpson and her marital woes, Russell Crowe and his telephone-throwing and "the entire cast of Star Trek."

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