News Bullets

By Caillan
April 21, 2003 - 10:08 AM

  • The plan to rename Interstate 10 in El Paso after Trek creator Gene Roddenberry has encountered opposition from local residents. Some opponents have criticised Roddenberry for being "anti-Christian", while other feel he did not make a significant contribution to El Paso. Read all about it at the El Paso Times.

  • A list of appearances by Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) on TV in the US and the UK is up at the Patrick Stewart Network. The actor will be doing the talk show rounds to promote his new film, X-Men 2.

  • The official web site of Tim Russ (Tuvok) has several Trek-related items up for auction, including an autographed Delta Flyer model.

  • Enterprise has received 13 nominations in this year's SyFy Portal Genre Awards.

  • Spanish fans have set up a web site to gather support for their protest against Paramount for the reported poor quality of Spanish dubbing on Star Trek DVDs.

  • According to the Psi Phi Star Trek Book Database, Vulcan's Soul, Book One: Exodus has been rescheduled to April or May, 2004.

  • Professor John Adler, inventor of the CyberKnife, which is used to treat cancerous tumours, told he came up with the idea while watching Star Trek. "I'd see Dr. McCoy waving some gadget around people, and that cured whatever was bothering them," he said.

  • UPN executives Dawn Ostroff and Les Moonves talked about Platinum and the network's multi-cultural approach at the Los Angeles Times.

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