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By Michelle
July 30, 2006 - 3:18 PM

  • Producers of the new documentary series Sci-Fi Guru are looking for fans with a comprehensive knowledge of popular science fiction, including people who know how to use a lightsaber or can speak Klingon. Auditions will be held Saturday, August 5th, at 7025 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Write to Sci-Fi Guru with questions. Thanks to Eric.

  • Yes, we know that the Internet Movie Database currently lists Matt Damon as playing James T. Kirk in Star Trek XI. This does not, however, make it so. No casting has been officially announced for the film.

  • Totally Kate! has an obituary for Kate Mulgrew (Janeway)'s mother Joan Mulgrew, who died last week. Our condolences to the family, which requests that those wishing to honour Mulgrew please contribute to the Alzheimer's Association of Dubuque.

  • A public memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of James Doohan (Scotty) before his ashes are sent into space. The event will take place October 20th.

  • Warp your taste buds with Scotty's Dilithium Drink Crystals! Thanks to TikTok.

  • The Enterprise Blues Band, featuring Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest), Casey Biggs (Damar), Richard Herd (Admiral Paris) and others, is producing its second CD. For $40.00 the first 100 fans will receive a CD signed and numbered by the entire band. Thanks to Jackie.

  • SFX has a competition for fans to sit in on the magazine's interviews with John de Lancie (Q), Alexander Siddig (Bashir) and Andrew Robinson (Garak) at the August 12 Memorabilia show in Birmingham in the UK.

  • Planet Xpo's 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration & Conference, to be held September 8–10th at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle, will feature Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, George Takei, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and several space scientists. Details and ticketing may be found at Planet Xpo.

  • World Screen News reports that onetime Star Trek writer Shawn Piller has signed a development deal with Lionsgate Television, along with producing partner Lloyd Segan. Along with the late Michael Piller, the two executive produced The Dead Zone and Wildfire.

  • Star Trek fiction writer Geoffrey Thorne is running a free web series in the spirit of and inspired by The Twilight Zone. Next week will be the final installment of the first episode here.

  • And in case you don't believe us about Damon, The Trek XI Report compiles news and rumours related to the upcoming eleventh Star Trek feature film.

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