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By Caillan
September 28, 2003 - 11:06 PM

  • Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) will make his first appearance as Detective Nick Traub in tonight's premiere of The Lyon's Den at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. Picardo is set to guest star in five upcoming episodes of the legal drama (story).

  • Bookmaker William Hill has included Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) among the possibilities for the role of Dr. Who in the BBC revival of the long-running sci-fi show, Ananova reported. Alan Davies, star of the British series Jonathan Creek, is the current bookies' favourite, with 8/1 odds. BBC executive Mal Young has said casting details will not be available "for some time". Thanks to TrekWeb for this!

  • Tamara Craig Thomas, who played Hayley in Voyager's "Life Line", will appear in tomorrow night's episode of CSI: Miami, entitled "Dead Zone". The series airs on CBS at 10:00 p.m on Monday. Further details can be found at CSI Files.

  • Win De Lugo, who played Timothy in the original series's "Court Martial", recently filmed an independent film called Touching Down. Details are available at the actor's official web site.

  • Kilian Melloy at Wigglefish has posted his review of Stargazer: Oblivion, which he awarded a score of two stars. Here's an excerpt from the article:

    In Oblivion, Friedman follows his usual pattern: he attempts to shoot for the top — to tackle a big part of Trek backstory, as he's done so often before — but despite the sparks of brilliance he embroiders into his work, he doesn't manage to make of the story the epic one feels it should be.

    Read more at Wigglefish. Thanks to dieter for this!

  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports that William Shatner (James T. Kirk) recently bought some of Leonard Nimoy's (Spock) photographs. "He paid full price for it. I don't give discounts!" Nimoy said.

  • Film star Samuel L. Jackson has signed a contract with UPN to produce a script for a new drama which focuses on an African-American family and the churches they run. Further details can be found in this Hollywood Reporter article.

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