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Where is Buffy now?

Buffy moves to UPN

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer is moving from the WB network to the UPN network. Agreement could not be reached between the show's producers and WB. This is a two-year, $102 million deal. The 100th and final WB episode of Buffy airs May 22.

   
What is the name of Scully´s new partner on the X-Files?

Cast

The X-Files stars Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. However, Duchovny is not expected to return next season. He has been replaced by Robert Patrick as Scully's partner, John Doggett. Of course, there is still Mitch Pileggi as Assistant Director Walter Skinner. He seems to have gotten a little more time on screen this season than last. The show airs at 9pm on Sunday nights on the Fox network.

   
Is there a new Star Trek series in the wings?

A New Enterprise

The next Star Trek series will be called either Enterprise or Star Trek: Enterprise.
It will star Scott Bakula. It is said to take place just after the events of the film Star Trek: First Contact, a century before the original series took place. It will revolve around the Vulcan's and there efforts to become allied with Earth. One of those characters may, or may not, be T'Pau. It will air on the UPN and on City-TV in Toronto.

   
Is the X-Files coming back in the fall?

A 9th season!

The X-Files will be back for a ninth season on the Fox network. Gillian Anderson has signed up for the new season. Unfortunately, David Duchovny has not. It will be interesting to see how the show will be without Mulder.

   
What has Annabeth Gish done before the X-Files?

Annabeth Gish

The newest cast member to join The X-Files is Annabeth Gish. Her character is Special Agent Monica Reyes and she is now working with Agents Doggett and Scully on the X-Files. According to the Gish, Reyes is "open and spiritual, and she's not a skeptic or a believer. She's riding that line."

The actress has appeared in various movies, including Mystic Pizza and Double Jeopardy.

   
When was The Twilight Zone on television?

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone aired from 1959 to 1965 on CBS. It was hosted by Rod Serling. Excellent writing and surprising twists were the hallmark of the show.

   
Who was Leyla Harrison.

Tribute to a fan

The X-Files episode, "Alone", featured a character named "Leyla Harrison". She was a tribute to an online fan and fanfic writer, named Leyla Harrison, who died from cancer this past year.

You can read some of her writings here:

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Vault/1377/fanfic.html

   
When was Alfred Hitchcock on the air?

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

The original Alfred Hitchcock Presents aired from 1955 to 1965 on CBS. The show, hosted by Alfred Hitchcock, presented different stories each week with a variety of guest stars.

   
Who created Futurama?

Futurama

Created by Simpson's creator, Matt Groening, this show is currently in its third season on the Fox network.
It is about a pizza delivery boy who is accidentally cryogenically frozen in 1999 and defrosted in the year 3,000.
Voices include Billy West, Katey Sagal, and John DiMaggio.

   
What was Alien Nation about?

Alien Nation

Alien Nation ran from 1989 to 1991 on FOX. It starred Gary Graham as Matthew Sikes, Eric Pierpoint as George Francisco, Michele Scarabelli as Susan Francisco, and Lauren Woodland as Emily Francisco. The premise of the show was the police partnership of a bigot and an extraterrestrial immigrant.

   
What other shows did John Rhys-Davies walk away from?

John Rhys-Davies

Sliders seems to be the only TV show John Rhys-Davies has walked away from. He has limited experience with television; he has done mostly voice-overs for such shows as Gargoyles and The Fantastic Four. Of course, he has a very varied movie career and will next be seen in Lord of the Rings.
He had a role in the short lived show, You Wish, about a Genie. His character in that show was Madman Mustapha. If you wish to know more about John Rhys-Davies, check out his page on the IMDB.

   
What is Jerry O´Connell up to?

Sliders

Jerry O'Connell's career started at the age of 12 with the film, Stand By Me. He appeared in a couple of TV series' before Sliders; My Secret Identity, in which he played a boy with super powers; and Camp Wilder, a short-lived series that starred Mary Page Keller. Sliders (which ran from 1995 to 2000) is his longest running TV series. During the run of the series he had the chance to direct a number of episodes. He continues to make films and television appearances, his better known films include Joe's Apartment and Mission to Mars. His next film to be released will be Up and Under which was still filming as of March 2001.

   
When was TNG on the air?

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation was on television from 1987 to 1994. It starred Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker, LeVar Burton as Lt. Geordie LaForge, Michael Dorn as Lt. Worf, Brent Spiner as Lt. Commander Data, Gates McFadden as Doctor Beverley Crusher, and Marina Sirtis as Counsellor Deanna Troi. It was a continuation of the original series set 75 years in the future.

   
What is the title of the last Voyager episode?

Star Trek Voyager: The End of the Voyage

The last episode of Star Trek Voyager, which airs on May 23rd, will be entitiled "End Game." It will be a two hour episode and was written by Rick Berman, Ken Biller, Brannon Braga and Robert Doherty, and directed by Allan Kroeker. Suzanna Thompson guest stars as the Borg queen.

   
Has there ever been a Buffy movie?

Beginnings of Buffy

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer had its first incarnation as a "B" movie. The movie starred Kristy Swanson as Buffy. Her co-stars included Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry, Rutger Hauer, and Paul Reubens. It was released in 1992. The film has become a cult favourite.

   
How long has Buffy been on TV?

Background on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer has been on television since 1997. It stars Sarah Michelle Geller as Buffy. Her co-stars include Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, and James Marsters. It takes place in the small town of Sunnyvale, California. It airs on Tuesday nights at 8pm.

   
Can I write a Star Trek novel?

Star Trek Novels

Ever wanted to write a Star Trek novel? Unfortunately, Pocket Books doesn`t accept unsolicited manuscripts from fans without an agent. But, if you have an agent and are a fan of the show...go for it! Star Trek novels, of every series, are very popular. Some of the better science-fiction writers have written Star Trek novels, including Peter David and Diane Carey.

Here are the writer`s guidelines from Pocket Books editor, John Ordover. While this site only mentions the first 3 Star Trek series`, the same rules apply to Star Trek Voyager books.
http://www.psiphi.org/DS9/bk/submit.html

   
Who are the stars of Star Trek Voyager?

Star Trek Voyager: The Cast

Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway)

Her first professional job was on the ABC “soap” Ryan's Hope which lasted two years. After that she starred in the series, “Kate. Columbo”. The show was cancelled after two seasons. After that she appeared in several films, including “Love Spell: Isolt of Ireland”, with Richard Burton. She next starred in the TV series, “Heartbeat” in which she portrayed the head of a medical clinic. This series ran for two years. After this she co-starred in the comedy series, “Man of the People” with James Garner. After that, in 1995, she began starring as Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. In addition to her television and film roles, Kate Mulgrew has appeared in many theatrical productions.

Robert Beltran (Chakotay)

He has a lot of experience in theatrical productions. Among them, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” and “King Henry IV” He has appeared in such films as, “Eating Raoul” and “Kiss Me a Killer.” His earlier television appeareances have included a recurring role in “Models, Inc.” He has also guest starred on a number of television series' He is the founding member and co-artistic director of the East Los Angeles Classic Theater Group.

Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres)

She has appeared in many plays as a member of the Circle Reperatory Company. She was also a series regular in the series “Nightingales”. She has done several television “movies-of-the-week”. She has also appeared in two feature films: “Guilty by Suspicion” and “Darkman II”.

Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris)

His first television job was on the “soap” All My Children”. He has also starred in and produced an Off-Broadway play and appeared in the film "Masters of the Universe.” He toured with the national production of “Into The Woods”. He has also appeared in numerous television series' including “LA Law” and “Muder, She Wrote.”

Ethan Phillips (Neelix)

His career started in the theater. He appeared in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including “My Favourite Year” and “Measure for Measure”. He had been in many television productions. His first tv series was on “Benson”, where he played the governor's press aide. He was on the show for five seasons. He also had a recurring role on “Werewolf” and has made many guest appeareances on other shows. His first Star Trek appearance was as a Ferengi on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. He was also in the film “Star Trek: First Contact” He is also a playwrite and author.

Robert Picardo (The Doctor)

He has a background in musical theatre, appearing in “Mass” commissioned for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He made his Broadway debut in “Gemini”. He has extensive television credits, the best known two being “China Beach” and “The Wonder Years”. He has appeared in several films including “Innerspace” and “the Howling”

Tim Russ (Tuvok)

His first professional job was in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production. He co-starred in the series, “The Highwayman” and had a recurring role on “The People Next Door.” He made guest appearances on several television series'. He has also made several TV-movies. His first feature film role was in “Fire With Fire”. He has also appeared in various theatrical productions. He has also released two CD's of music.

Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)

Before Star Trek: Voyager she was a regular on the science fiction show, “Dark Skies”. She has guest starred on several television shows, such as “Matlock” and “Murder, She Wrote”. She has also appeared in several TV-movies.

Garrett Wang (Harry Kim)

He has a background in theatre. In the first play he appeared in, “Porcelain”, he received great critical acclaim. He also co-starred in the pilot of “All American Girl” He has appeared in two independent films, “Ivory Towers” and “Hundred Percent"

   
What rank is Harry Kim on Star Trek Voyager?

The characters of Star Trek Voyager

Captain Kathryn Janeway
Commanding officer, U.S.S. Voyager
Indiana, North America, Earth
Starfleet Academy graduate
Single, engaged back on earth

Chakotay
Maquis commando and felon
Starfleet Academy, 2350-54
Single

B`Elanna Torres
Half-Klingon, Half-Human
Starfleet Academy, incomplete second year
Married to Tom Paris
Pregnant with a baby girl, as of Stardate 54452

Tom Paris
Trusty, UFP Rehabilitation Commission
Observer/scout, U.S.S. Voyager
Starfleet Academy graduate
Married to B`Elanna Torres
Wife expecting a baby girl, as of Stardate 54452

Neelix
Talaxian
U.S.S. Voyager: Chef, diplomatic adviser, "morale officer"
Rinax, a Talax moon
Single

The Doctor
Uncommissioned
Chief medical officer, U.S.S. Voyager
Full Name: Emergency Medical Hologram AK-1
Origin of program: Jupiter Station Holo-Programming Center
Original Programmer: Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, Starfleet

Tuvok
Lieutenant
Detached leave, security chief of U.S.S. Voyager, for undercover Maquis mission; both ships lost and unaccounted for SD 48307.5
Vulcan
Starfleet Academy
Married 2304, to T`Pel
Three sons, one daughter

Seven of Nine
Human, Borg
U.S.S. Voyager : no formal assignment
Full Name at Birth: Annika Hansen
Place of birth: Tendara Colony, SD 25479
Single

Harry Kim
Ensign
Operations Officer: U.S.S. Voyager
Human male
Starfleet Academy, 2367-71
Single

   
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