Star Trek News Bullets
- UGO has posted a list of thirty-seven of the hottest women of Star Trek. Included on the list are women from all five series, the animated series and the Star Trek movies. Some of the choices are not a surprise but some of the rankings might be.
- Star Trek fans come from all walks of life. The Belfast Telegraph shares the story of a Trekkie who is also a Catholic priest, based in Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. "I grew up watching 'Star Trek,' said Father Ian Fee. "Captain Kirk, Spock, 'Bones' McCoy, they were all childhood heroes." Father Fee has a collection of statues, books, scripts, DVDs and costumes, which take up a full room in his house, and he finds like-minded people online. "I visit a site called TrekToday and there are fans on there from all around the world," he said. "I'm actually pleasantly surprised at the amount of clergy that are on it from all denominations."
- TrekMovie.com has reviewed Kevin Ryan's Star Trek: Errand of Fury: Sacrifices of War and gave it a thumbs down. "'Sacrifices of War' isn't bad, per-se," said the reviewer, "just disappointing. Given the excellent readability and creativity of the other books Ryan has written as a part of this storyline, this final installment ends with a whimper a series that began with a bang."
- With Battlestar Galactica winding down, Co-executive producer and Writer Ron Moore spoke about the Emmy-winning series as reported by Macon.com. "I didn't anticipate the critical acclaim of the show," said Moore, "I didn't anticipate how deeply it would penetrate out into the general audience. That it would be talked about as much as it is. And get the awards that it has and that it would have this kind of spotlight on it. I just sort of thought that it was a good show." Moore went on to explain that there had been no great plan when it came to the story arc of Battlestar Galactica. "In terms of creatively, I'm very surprised at where we ended up," said Moore. "All the characters and the mythologies. And none of that I had in the beginning. I just sort of trusted that we would figure it out. And we did. But I didn't really have a grand master plan of how it was all going to fit together." But the remaining episodes will put a definitive end to the series. The last shows are "the period at the end of the sentence," said Moore.
- Star Trek: Online has posted a profile of Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich. According to Zinkievich, his responsibilities include: "worry[ing] about every single aspect of STO. From the design vision to making sure the art gets executed, making sure that software does what they need to do. I have to make sure that, ultimately, you guys get to play this game. Basically, if something on the project goes wrong, everybody in the company can point at me. Woohoo!"
- Theatermania reports that Alice Krige (Borg Queen, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame) will be starring in Gardner McKay's psychological thriller Toyer at the Arts Theater in London from February 16 through April 11th. In Toyer, a charming stranger who might be "the Toyer," a sadist who lobotomizes his female victims, appears at the apartment of psychiatrist Maude late one night. The two become engaged in a sexually charged battle of wits and Maude must outwit her adversary or suffer a diabolical fate.
- TrekMovie.com reports that for the first time in eight years, Star Trek: The Next Generation is headed back to broadcast syndication, with episodes to begin airing in most of the country in the Fall of 2009. "'Star Trek The Next Generation' was a groundbreaking show when it first premiered in syndication and was the highest-rated series in the 'Star Trek' franchise," said CBS Television Distribution president of sales. "It also has an extremely successful track record in cable so stations are excited to add this proven brand to their lineups."
- Whatsonstage.com has posted a ballot for the 2009 Theatergoers' Choice Awards, which covers the best of the 2008 year. Hamlet, in which Patrick Stewart played Claudius, has been nominated for "The Target Live Best Regional Production."
- Alexander Siddig was a member of the British Delegation of the International Marrakech Film Festival as reported by Sidcity.net. According to one of the interns for the British Delegation, Siddig was "really polite, patient, always smiling, charming, stylish and of course, overwhelmingly good-looking. The perfect gentleman, so to say." The intern went on to relate several incidents to show how Siddig was both helpful and gracious.
- Straight.com has found a remarkable resemblance between Canadian politician Michael Ignatieff and Sarek, the Vulcan ambassador to the United Federation of Planets. They have posted photos of each for comparison.