CelebWatch: Jeri Ryan Talks Star Trek Mafia, Park’s New Play, Mulgrew’s New Movie, Picardo Planetary Roast, Fedcon Preview + more April 26, 2011by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,VOY , trackback
It is time once again to catch up on some more Star Trek celebrity news. Linda Park is in a new play, Kate Mulgrew is in a new movie, Bob Picardo is doing a Planetary roast, Jeri Ryan talks Star Trek mafia, and a bunch of celebs are headed to Fedcon this weekend. Details below.
Ryan: Star Trek is like the Mafia
Jeri Ryan (Voyager: Seven of Nine) is the subject of a new TV Guide 5 Things To Know feature, and number one is of particular interest:
1. She hearts her geeks.
"Once you’re in the sci-fi community, especially Star Trek, you’re always in — sort of like the Mafia," she says.
By the way the second episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy featuring Ryan was released last week.
New Mulgrew Movie screenings
Kate Mulgrew (Voyager: Capt. Janeway) has a supporting role in the new comedy The Best and the Brightest, starring Neil Patrick Harris. The film has announced a schedule of screenings across the US while they try and get a distribution deal. Here is a trailer.
Park in new San Jose play
Linda Park (Star Trek: Enterprise – Hoshi Sato) will star in the play Love in American Times, which has its world premiere at the San Jose Repertory Theater on May 12th. Here is the description:
"The age-old tradition of matchmaking takes a contemporary twist when wealthy businessman Jack Heller has a pre-arranged meeting with sharp and accomplished Scarlett Mori-Yang. Sparks aren’t the only things flying when these two driven individuals with intractable egos try to one-up each other on what could scarcely be called a ‘first date.’ With single-minded practicality and a pre-nuptial that looks more like articles of incorporation, it isn’t long before dysfunctional chaos breaks out. Is there room for love when there’s no shortage of money or power?"
Linda Park stars in new San Jose play
Picardo To Roast Planetary Society Founder
Robert Picardo (Voyager: The Doctor) is one of the "luminaries" who will be attending the Roast and Toast of the Planetary Society’s co-founder Louis. D. Friedman in Los Angeles, Saturday April 30th. More details at planetary.org (and in the promo video below).
Bakula, Wheaton & more Trek stars at Germany’s FedCon this weekend
This weekend the 20th FedCon will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany. The biggest con in Europe includes a ton of guests, including Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton, Scott Bakula, Robert Duncan McNeill, Garrett Wang, Arlene Martel, Marina Sirtis, Nicole, deBoer, Carel Srtuycken and more.
TrekMovie’s Kayla Iocovino will be at FedCon and bringing you all the news and interviews from the big event.
John Bettis (who wrote fandance song in Star Trek V) is being inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame.