TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week
- George Takei expressed his confidence in JJ Abrams and tells thinks the new film will be ‘fantastic’ .
- Heroes’ Masi Oka stated he would be honored to play a new Sulu
- Gary Sinise denied the rumors he was to play McCoy
- The first season of Star Trek Voyager was made available on iTunes last week, but today it was removed due to technical issues. We are told it should return soon.
- Trek Toy distributor Diamond Select has purchased Trek Toy maker Art Asylum
- Stanford University scientists have developed a ‘Star Trek style scanner‘ to detect cancer, however currently it is the ‘size of a garden shed’.
Trek in the real wold:
- Carnagie Mellon’s Robot Hall Of Fame has inducted Commander Data.
- The British Lottery announced the ’10 strangest requests’ for money grants, including one to build a replica of the Starship Enterprise. The fan felt that it could provide a safe place for "lonely people" to meet
- The Canadian Press ran a feature on the town of Vulcan, Alberta which has added a number of attractions to bring in Trekkie tourists
Where are they now:
- Patrick Stewart is preparing to play Mac Beth on the English stage. On the Parkinson talk show he said he was happy to be back home and felt his work in Hollywood ‘lacked substance’.
- ABC has announced they are picking up the sitcom Sam I Am, starring Christina Applegate and featuring Tim Russ. Russ’ VOY co-star Robert Duncan McNeil directed the pilot.
The long strange journey of James Doohan’s ashes is finally over; UP Aerospace announced the payload shot into space recently has been recovered.
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