i just registered for telling you guys that Halkun is still alive and working on a even more dedicated project than before! check out his video on youtube here:
its already gone viral!
apparently his harddisk crashed and he lost close to all of his Sketchup Enterprise D data and then moved to MindCraft, a 8bit sandbox-mmo, to fulfill his childhood dream of building a 1:1 scale model of his beloved enterprise
you can read it all up in the description of the above video - he did link to this thread there and thats how i found my way here by the way