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TrekToday November 4 2008 12:33 AM

Star Trek News Bullets
 
<ul><li>The <A class="link" HREF="http://www.leitrimobserver.ie/latest-entertainment-news/University-honours-comedy-star-Pegg.4654688.jp">Leitrim Observer</A> reports that <i>Star Trek XI's</i> <font color=yellow>Simon Pegg</font> will be awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire for his "significant contribution to the arts." A native of Gloucestershire, Pegg said, ""I'm honoured to be receiving this fellowship, not least because it comes from an area very special to my heart. No matter where I go, Gloucester will always be my home and I can't wait to come back for this special visit"<p><li>Pegg is not the only <i>Star Trek</i> actor to be honored with an award. As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.independent.ie/national-news/star-actor-in-trinity-trek-for-award-1516116.html">Independent.ie</A>, <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation's</i> <font color=yellow>Patrick Stewart</font> received a Samuel Beckett Award at Trinity College in Dublin. "This is one of the nicest things I have ever been given," said Stewart. "Strangely and appropriately the next thing I am doing is a production of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' with Sir Ian McKellen. I saw it when I was seventeen and it has always been an ambition of mine to do a production of it since then."<p><i>Waiting for Godot</i>, reports <A class="link" HREF="http://www.broadway.com/X-Men-Rivals-Stewart-and-McKellan-Reunite-for-West-End-Godot/broadway_news/5014441">Broadway.com</A>, is the story of two homeless men waiting for someone or something named Godot. The two men, Vladimir (Stewart) and Estragon (<font color=yellow> Ian McKellen</font>) inhabit a drama spun from their own consciousness. The play will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in April of 2009. <p><li><i>Star Trek XI's</i> <font color=yellow>Roberto Orci</font> spoke recently about <i>Star Trek XI</i> and <i>Fringe</i> according to <A class="link" HREF="http://www.dwscifi.com/interviews/2673-roberto-orci-a-lot-of-fringe-a-little-trek">www.dwscifi.com</A>. Orci was confident that pushing <i>Star Trek XI</i> to a summer release was a good thing. "We've only got fifty per cent of the effects shots in, so, in a way, that's a relief that we have more time," he said. "We also took the studio at their word that they were confident that the movie could open in the summer. If they had asked us to do all kinds of weird rewrites and re-shoots, we would have known that they were worried, but they believe in it." Orci also said that he saw no reason why they wouldn't all be back for the next <i>Star Trek</i>.<p><li><A class="link" HREF="http://trekweb.com/articles/2008/11/02/Federation-One-Fan-Series-Episode-Unity-Released-Online-Today.shtml">TrekWeb</A> reports that the latest installment in the <i>Star Trek Federation One</i> fan production series has been released today. <i>Unity</i> is part of a mini-series which focuses on the President of the United Federation of Planets. Producer <font color=yellow>Rob Caves</font> explained that "We'll see the day-to-day operation of the Federation and the inner workings of its government for the first time."<p><li>From <A class="link" HREF="http://ktar.com/?nid=6&sid=983630&r=1">KTAR.com</A> comes the news of a construction project taken on by a Kino School student. Seventeen-year-old <font color=yellow>Thomas McNiece</font> took over an entire classroom to build a full-scale model of the bridge of the USS Enterprise. Using computer graphics to produce a blueprint of the room, he wired the display for flashing lights and he created video footage to accompany a performance about a diplomatic mission gone awry. McNiece, a senior at the school, is considering a career in set design.<p></ul><center></center>

Csalem November 4 2008 10:22 AM

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I'm sitting here giggling to myself because the Leitrim Observer has made it onto the BBS. It is a very Irish-tinged news today with two Irish newspapers at the top. :lol:

OmahaStar November 4 2008 01:32 PM

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No pictures of the bridge?

Mr. Adventure November 4 2008 01:40 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 2252746)
No pictures of the bridge?

My same thought, a rather crap article without it.

ncc74302 November 4 2008 04:33 PM

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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2250878)
Orci was confident that pushing <i>Star Trek XI</i> to a summer release was a good thing. "We've only got fifty per cent of the effects shots in, so, in a way, that's a relief that we have more time,"

I'm so confused. I thought I saw a recent quote that said that the production on the entire film was pretty much done, and that the film would be in the can soon. If what we read here is accurate, that was a lie.

T'Bonz November 4 2008 06:26 PM

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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 2252757)
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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 2252746)
No pictures of the bridge?

My same thought, a rather crap article without it.

Regrettably, the original article didn't have a photo of it. I'd have liked to have seen it myself.

M'Sharak November 4 2008 07:09 PM

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T'Bonz wrote: (Post 2253587)
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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 2252757)
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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 2252746)
No pictures of the bridge?

My same thought, a rather crap article without it.

Regrettably, the original article didn't have a photo of it. I'd have liked to have seen it myself.

Found a couple here.

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/264985

Edit:
Argh, now it's giving a "registration required" message. Do this Google search and the article should be the one at the top.

OmahaStar November 4 2008 08:06 PM

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T'Bonz wrote: (Post 2253587)
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Mr. Adventure wrote: (Post 2252757)
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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 2252746)
No pictures of the bridge?

My same thought, a rather crap article without it.

Regrettably, the original article didn't have a photo of it. I'd have liked to have seen it myself.

That wasn't a knock on your article, but on the original one.

Admiral Buzzkill November 4 2008 08:22 PM

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http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/264985

Didn't require a registration for me.

T'Bonz November 4 2008 11:18 PM

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OmahaStar wrote: (Post 2253958)
That wasn't a knock on your article, but on the original one.

I didn't take it as a knock, merely a comment. I wanted to make it clear that the reason there wasn't a picture (or more likely, a link to a picture :D) was that there hadn't been one in the originating article. I remember at the time I was reading it thinking, "Well gee guys, why no picture?"

M'Sharak November 5 2008 02:55 AM

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Starship Polaris wrote: (Post 2254018)
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/264985

Didn't require a registration for me.

Going back to it again, I still get that screen, but deleting the cookie and refreshing gets me to the article. I often have to go through the same rigmarole with the online version of one of the local papers.


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