Jolene Blalock, Star Trek Enterprise’s T’Pol, is returning to TV in a recurring role on the syndicated fantasy show Legend of the Seeker. The actress begins shooting this week, more details below. Plus we catch up on more Star Trek celebrity news, with interviews and the latest from Patrick Stewart, George Takei, Kate Mulgrew, Alexander Siidig, William Shatner and more.
Jolene to play Dark Witch
Legend of the Seeker is a fantasy series based on the "The Sword of Truth" novels by Terry Goodkind. Shot in New Zealand, the show is from the team behind the long-running, successful series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Also, one of the executive producers is Ken Biller who was a producer and writer for Star Trek Voyager. The show premiered in the fall of 2008.
The press release has details on Jolene’s role:
Blalock, who begins filming in New Zealand this week, will portray a mysterious Sister of the Dark who possesses very powerful magic — she not only threatens Richard’s (Craig Horner) quest to defeat evil forces, but her ultimate goal is to destroy Kahlan (Bridget Regan).
The second season of Legend of the Seeker will premiere the weekend of November 7th. More info at www.LegendoftheSeeker.com
Season One of Legend of the Seeker will be out tomorrow, October 13th on DVD [pre-order at Amazon for $31.99]. Here is a clip:
Here are some quick Star Trek Celebrity tidbits
New interviews w/ Trek celebs
- Walter Koenig with MundoStarTrek.com conducted at recent Spanish Trek convention
- Alexander Siddig at Bidoun.com , covering career including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Kate Mulgrew at fidgit, focusing on her voice work for the upcoming video game "Dragon Age"
- Patrick Stewart at Telegraph, discusses career in and out of Star Trek
George Takei on KGMB, promoting appearance on the Newlywed Game
Takei on Newlywed Game Tuesday
As previously reported, George Takei and his husband Brad Altman taped an appearance for the Newlywed Game. Their episode airs tomorrow (October 13th at 6PM) on GSN.
AP interview and clips from Takei and Altman on GSN’s Newlywed Game
Trek celebs and NYC Comic Con
Big Apple Comic Con in New York this weekend (Oct 16-18) will have a number of Star Trek celebrities on hand, including John Billingsley, Brent Spiner, Nichelle Nichols, Kate Mulgrew and William Shatner. More details at the official site.
Shatner Project DVD available for pre-order
William Shatner has a new DVD coming out which takes some of the best bits from his YouTube videoblog, along with new interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at the life of The Shat. The DVD will be out by the end of the month, and you can pre-order it now from Amazon.