Re: News Bullets
<ul><li>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.courant.com/entertainment/tv/hc-tveye0408.artapr08,0,3822047.column">Courant.com</A>, <font color=yellow>George Takei</font> (Sulu) will be appearing on <i>Secret Talents of the Stars</i> which airs Tuesday, April 8 at 10 P.M. on CBS. Takei's "secret talent" will be singing country music.<p><li>In an interview with <A class="link" HREF="http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/04/patrick_stewart_threatens_to_k.html">New York Entertainment</A>, <font color=yellow>Patrick Stewart</font> (Picard) credited his seven years playing Jean-Luc Picard with changing his life. "I played that character for seven years," he explained. "One hundred and seventy-eight episodes week in, week out, four feature films. Those years were very productive, they were very important to me, and they changed my life in every aspect. I am proud of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', I am proud of the work we did, and I am proud of the character I played, because I know for a fact he’s been an outstanding role model to people."<p><li>According to <A class="link" HREF="http://www.playbill.com/news/article/116546.html">Playbill</A>, <font color=yellow>Ethan Phillips</font> (Neelix) is playing the "Turkey Guy" in <font color=yellow>David Mamet's</font> comedy <i>November</i>. The play centers on the unpopular President Charles Smith and his bid for a second term and was inspired by the presidential habit of pardoning turkeys every Thanksgiving.</ul><center></center>
I heard some of George's singing on Chicago radio this morning. He was singing songs that had the word "fire" in them and when ever he sang that part, he would hesitate a moment and then bark out "FIRE!" In the background was bridge sound effects. It was scary...
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." -- Judge Aaron Satie