From the Las Vegas Creation Star Trek Convention (Thursday)
Tim Russ, the director of the independent fan film Of Gods and Men (and VOY’s Tuvok), told the Vegas crowd that the first part of the anticipated and much delayed mini-series will ‘probably’ be available for download in September. He asked fans to be patient and said that the editors and CGI artists were doing ‘painstaking work’ on the 2nd and 3rd part. However, this is not an official release date. The first part of the mini series is pretty much complete now, but they want to be able to release all three parts over a few weeks…hence the delay. Russ also showed a new version of the full trailer with new CGI effects and it is an improvement over the one on the official site.
Russ also talked about his continued acting gigs including a new role on the ABC sitcom "Samantha Who?" which premieres this fall. Russ stars along Christina Applegate who plays the title character. Tim describes her character as a ‘self-centered narcissist’ who suffers amnesia and has to re-asses her life. Russ plays her doorman who will give her his ‘sidewalk philosophy advice on life.’ In a case of ‘small world’ Voyager co-star Robert Duncan McNeill directed the pilot for "Samantha Who?" Russ can also be seen in the current release Live Free or Die Hard. The actor joked that he will be appearing in a sequel titled "Die For Crying Out Loud."