News Bullets

By Michelle
September 21, 2005 - 7:21 PM

  • William Shatner (Kirk) told the Boston Herald that he's a good role model for the next generation:
    I'm an example of what can happen if you don't drink, don't smoke, exercise every day, eat passionately and eat Wheaties.

  • Shatner told Fox News that his remark at the Emmy Awards about rarely having met producer David E. Kelley was not a joke. "I thought it was openly known...he's a recluse." On his web site, Shatner wrote that he was thrilled to have won his second trophy, surprised because he did not expect to win and delighted for co-star James Spader, whom he feels is very talented.

  • BBC News reports that ITV4, the new British channel for men, will feature Shatner's Invasion Iowa. But the Galileo 7 convention in Germany has announced that due to a last minute cancellation by Shatner, Jonathan Frakes (Riker) will be a featured guest instead.

  • As for another former Star Trek captain, The PSN notes that Patrick Stewart (Picard)'s The Snurks was released on DVD on September 20th, but Stewart has had to cancel a planned one-man show - scheduled to benefit the Virginia Shakespeare Festival on October 28th - due to filming commitments.

  • Totally Kate! has photos of Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) from the Pasadena Playhouse taken by for their interview.

  • TV Shows on DVD reports that season four of Scott Bakula (Archer)'s Quantum Leap may be out on DVD in December.

  • Broadway/LA has announced the cast for an all-star reading of Casablanca, including Rene Auberjonois (Odo) as well as Bruce Davison, Christian Slater and others. The reading will benefit The Actors' Fund.

  • Alexander Siddig (Bashir) told Sid City that his character in The Last Legion is named Theodorus Andronikos.

  • Leonard Nimoy (Spock) narrates the planetarium show The Search for Life in the Universe this month at St. Mark's School of Texas.

  • teya at the TrekBBS reports that Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) is featured in a 6-page spread in the October issue of InStyle magazine along with her new restaurant.

  • After the writer of the upcoming James Bond film confirmed that the producers are looking to cast a much younger Bond than Pierce Brosnan, Monsters and Critics speculates that Tom Hardy (Shinzon) might be a top candidate.

  • Richard H. Kline, the cinematographer from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers on the 26th of February, 2006. Meanwhile, in an interview on the ASC site, he talks about his father's Hollywood career, his work in the Navy and his own career which also includes Soylent Green and Battle for the Planet of the Apes.

  • The Derrick reports that at Clarion University's Constitution Day, a history professor showed "The Omega Glory", the original series episode where the preamble to the Constitution was read by Captain Kirk.

  • Sev Trek has posted the latest round of finalists' punchlines.

  • UPN's decision to move Smackdown! to Enterprise's former time slot on Friday nights appears to have been successful; The Futon Critic reports that UPN had its best Friday night rating in two years among Adults 18-34, tripling the numbers of male viewers as well.

  • Paramount has announced the release of Star Trek Voyager: The Complete Collection on Region 2 DVD on November 28th. A photo of the package is at

  • has restored clips showing rare and unused scenes from the original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage."

  • The Star Trek: New Voyages message board has images from the third episode, "To Serve all My Days."

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