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Paramount's next Star Trek series may be called Flight Academy. The new show would feature a young cast of unknowns. Rumor has it that Brannon Braga and Rick Berman are writing a script for the series pilot.

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Author Stephen King was released from the hospital on July 9, after having his condition upgraded to fair earlier in the week.

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A new Babylon 5 collectible card game called War Without End will be released by Precedence Entertainment in September.

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Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung is working on a live-action film version of the successful MTV animated series for Paramount Pictures.

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Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Ming-Na Wen, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Steve Buscemi and Peri Gilpin will be doing some of the voices for the computer-generated film version of Final Fantasy, based upon the best-selling game.

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Jim Carrey has dropped out of on Warner Bros.' Incredible Mr. Limpet film. Rumors are flying that either Robin Williams or Mike Myers will now be chosen to play the lead role.

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Warner Bros. has hired Bill Wisher to write a new script for its Superman film set to star Nicolas Cage. The film, which has been an on-again, off-again project, seems to be on once again.

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Warner Bros. has the worldwide distribution rights outside Asia for Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back, the animated feature film based upon the characters of the Pokemon cartoon and video game. The film is set to premiere in America on November 12. The producers are adding a new musical score and a short film called Pikachu's Vacation to the original film. Pokémon The Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back will debut the new "Super-Pokemon" character.

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Stephen King is said to be feeling better following three major surgeries to repair injuries suffered after being run down by a car a week ago. His doctor, Neil J. Duval, M.D., said "He looks and feels better than he did yesterday. He's in better spirits, he's joking, and eating well. He's a new man today." Dr. Duval said that Mr. King remains in serious but stable condition. We here at the Pazsaz Entertainment Network wish him a speedy and thorough recovery.

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Tom Sizemore is set to star with Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss in Warner Bros.' science fiction film Mars.

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Dougray Scott is set to play Wolverine in the live-action X-Menfilm.

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DIC Entertainment and RAI Television will produce an animated feature film based upon the 1960s song Monster Mash.

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Stephen King was run down on June 19 by a driver who was distracted by a dog in his car. King is in the hospital with a broken leg, hip and a punctured lung. A spokesman for Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Laird Covey, said King was alert and had no signs of serious head or internal injuries. King was walking down a road near his summer home in Maine when he was hit from behind by a van. Covey said he likely would remain in the hospital for several more days.

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Jeremy Irons has signed to star in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film, based on the role-playing game. Other actors already signed include Marlon Wayans, Justin Whalin, Zoe McLellan, Kristen Wilson, Lee Arenberg, Thora Birch, Robert Miano and Bruce Payne.

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Universal Pictures has moved its superhero comedy film, Mystery Men, up from August 6 to July 30. The film is based on the Dark Horse comic book series and stars Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Reubens, Janeane Garofalo, and Kel Mitchell.

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DeForest Kelley, who played the doctor, Bones, from the original Star Trek series, died on June 11. He was 79 and had been hospitalized for several months prior to his death.

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Just as one Star Trek series is ending, Rick Berman, executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager, is talking about other Star Trek projects. According to Berman, not all of the DS9 characters are gone for good and will show up in other Star Treks. The next Star Trek television seriesis expected to premeire in September 2002, although it is possible it could be moved up to September 2000.

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Dave Foley has signed to star in Fox Animation Studios' live-action/stop-motion action film Monkey Bone with Brendan Fraser.

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Zoe McLellan has signed to star in the film version of Dungeons And Dragons along with Thora Birch, Kristen Wilson and Marlon Wayans.

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Patrick Stewart is set to star as Professor X in Fox's live-action X-Men film. Ian McKellen has signed to play the super-villain Magneto, Xavier's former friend turned enemy. Bryan Singer is directing the film, which begins shooting in Toronto, Canada in August.

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Val Kilmer is set to star with Carrie-Anne Moss in the Warner Bros. science fiction film Mars. The film, formerly called Alone, is being directed by Antony Hoffman and was written by Chuck Pfarrer and Jonathan Lemkin. It is scheduled to begin shooting in late August.

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There is now an official Web site for the upcoming Glen A. Larson and Todd Moyer Battlestar Galactica film.

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Casper Van Dien and Catherine Bell will star in the TBS Superstation original movie The Timeshifters. It is directed by Mario Azzopardi and written by Gay Walch and Kurt Inderbitzin. Timeshifters is scheduled to air on TBS in October.

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Shaun Cassidy, creator of American Gothic and Roar, has signed a three-year development deal to create television shows for Studios USA.

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Jeffrey Tambor is set to play the Mayor of Whoville in Universal's live-action film version of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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NBC has a new animated series on its 2000 season midseason replacement list. , The Devil, And God will feature the voice of French Stewart as , the voice of Laurie Metcalf as his wife, the voice of Robert Downey, Jr. as the Devil, and the voice of James Garner as God.

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Showtime has announced it will add a new digital cable network later this year. A science-fiction, horror and fantasy channel called Showtime Beyond will be launched in September, featuring movies and original series from Showtime.

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Ian McKellen is set to play Magneto in The X-Men for 20th Century Fox. Bryan Singer is set to direct and shooting begins July 19 in Toronto.

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Actor Kevin Sorbo is leaving Hercules: The Legendary Journeys to star in a new series by the late Gene Roddenberry, called Gene Roddenberry's Starship. Overseen by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the series is expected to debut in fall 2000.

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Warner Bros. is considering moving up the release date of its Will Smith film Wild Wild West from Friday, July 2, to Wednesday, June 30.

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Xena: Warrior Princess has been renewed for another season, with 22 new episodes.

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NightMan will not be returning for a third season.

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The Crow: Stairway To Heaven has been renewed for a second season, with 22 new episodes.

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Former Babylon 5 actors Peter Jurasik and Jerry Doyle will be joining Sliders in its fifth season, scheduled to begin June 11.

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Forty half-hour episodes of the upcoming computer-animated series Starship Troopers: Bug Wars have been ordered by the Bohbot Kids Network. The series is based on Robert Heinlein's classic science fiction book, Starship Troopers, and is produced by Foundation Imaging and Flat Earth Productions. Starship Troopers: Bug Wars is scheduled to premiere in fall 1999.

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Steven Spielberg will be the executive producer of a new 20-hour science fiction miniseries about alien abduction. The series, to be called Taken, will air on the Syfy in fall 2000 over a period of ten days. The director and cast have not yet been named for the $40 million project.

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As the May 18 release date for the direct-to-video Batman Beyond: The Movie nears, Paul Dini and Bruce W. Timm have announced they will be making a sequel.

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WB has announced a new prime time animated series for fall 1999. The series will be called The Downtowners and will feature the voices of Wallace Langham, Scott Menville, Nick Jameson, Brian Posehn, Tom Kenny, Vicki Lewis, Tress MacNeille, and Herbert Siguenza.

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Toys R Us has announced they will begin selling Star Wars: Episode I toys at 12:01 a.m. on May 3 in most of its 1,500 stores.

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Sony Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have won a legal victory over Viacom Inc. in their long-running battle over the television distribution rights for a Spider-Man film.

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Sony Electronics announced Sunday that it will embark in a joint research and development project with Panavision Inc. to develop filmless, digital cameras for Lucasfilm Ltd. The cameras are expected to be available in time for George Lucas to shoot Star Wars: Episode 2.

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Fox has renewed Futurama for next season, ordering an additional 22 episodes of Matt Groening's animated science fiction series.

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The Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace novelization will be released by Ballantine Books on May 3, over two weeks before the film is released.

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Paramount Pictures are producing and Ridley Scott will be directing The End Of Eternity, based on an Isaac Asimov novel.

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3rd Rock From The Sun has big plans for its May 25 season finale. The Big Giant Head will finally make an appearance, played by William Shatner.

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Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone announced that his company will begin a new science fiction cable television channel.

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Jessica Alba has joined the cast of the science fiction show Dark Angel, the first television series from James Cameron and Charles Eglee for Fox Broadcasting.

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Ridley Scott directing the film The End of Eternity, based on an Isaac Asimov novel.

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Dina Meyer and Costas Mandylor have signed on to star in the Secret Agent Man pilot for UPN this fall.

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Elizabeth Mitchell joins Dennis Quaid's and Jim Caviezel in the science fiction feature Frequency from New Line Cinema.

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Dimension Films has bought the film and Television rights to Stardust, the novel by comic book writer Neil Gaiman.

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The Disney Channel will air two new series and three original films this fall as well as airing a second season of Bug Juice. Circus Kids, and Magic Jersey will be the new shows.

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Tim Robbins is in talks to star in Walt Disney Studios' science fiction adventure Mission To Mars. He would join Gary Sinise and Don Cheadle in the film.

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James Cameron is no longer being considered as a director/writer for Fox's Planet Of The Apes film remake. Michael Bay, director of Armageddon is the new front-runner to direct the film, with Bill Broylesset to write the screenplay.

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George Lucas has donated $1.5 million to create a new digital film studio at his alma mater, the University of Southern California's. The new facility will be named after the late director Akira Kurosawa.

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A six episode midseason run based on Kevin Smith's Clerks film will air on ABC during the 1999-2000 season.

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Fox has gotten a new series pilot called The Unreliables, about retired superheroes in a small town. The show was created by Ed Solomon, who wrote Men In Black and Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure.

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Kids' WB!'s will air its first live-action series beginning in Fall 1999. The new series will be called On the Ropes and will be about all the cliques in a high school.

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Kids' WB! is adding a new animated series to its Fall 1999 lineup. The new cartoon is called Detention and is a comedy about the kids who regularly sttend afterschool detention. The show will feature the voices of twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry.

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Alan Rickman is in talks to star with Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest, to be directed by Dean Parisot.

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Stanley Kubrick, the acclaimed film director of 2001: A Space Odyssey and a multitude of other films has died at home in Britain at the age of 70. Although details of his death are not known at this time, it has been stated there were no unusual circumstances. Kubrick had been working in Eyes Wide Shut for a July 1999 release.

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Highlander: The Raven will not be renewed for a second season, although it will finish airing the shows already produced for this season.

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The Syfy will debut three original series on the channel on March 19. The new shows are Poltergeist: The Legacy, Farscape, and First Wave.

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ABC is taking NYPD Blue off the air for four weeks in Marchto air the new science fiction series Strange World in its place.

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Jane Krakowsky, from the Fox series Ally McBeal, will star as Betty Rubble in Universal Pictures' Flintstones prequel, Viva Rock Vegas.

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Rene Russo is set to star as Natasha Fatale in the live-action/special effects film version of Rocky And Bullwinkle. The movie will be based on the Jay Ward cartoon. Russo will star with Robert De Niro as the Fearless Leader, Jason Alexander as Boris Badenov, and a computer-animated squirrel and moose Rocky and Bullwinkle.

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The Cartoon Network will be premering three new animated series. The new shows will be Mike, Lu & Og, set to debut in November, I Am Weasel, set to debut in June, and Courage, The Cowardly Dog, set to debut in November.

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Jennifer Lopez is in talks to star in Walt Disney Pictures' Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, a film version of the children's television series and computer game.

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Miramax is producing the musical fairy tale The Adventures Of Tom Thumb And Thumbelina, with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Elijah Wood doing the voices of the title characters.

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Battlefield Earth, a film based on the science fiction novel by L. Ron Hubbard will be directed by Roger Christian and star John Travolta.

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Disney has decided to release Doug's 1st Movie, a film version of its ABC animated series Disney's Doug. The film will open on March 26 to coincide with spring break.

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George Lucas says he plans to retire after the three Star Wars prequels are finished filming in 2005.

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Disney is making a new computer animated film Dinosaurs at a cost of over $200 million. The story is set during the Cretaceous era, when mammals appeared,and centers on a dinosaur that gets separated from its family as an egg and is raised by a group of lemur monkeys.

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The USA Network will be airing a four hour mini-series version of Jules Verne's Journey To The Center Of The Earth in late spring.

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Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced that Stars Wars: The Phantom Menace will have its United Kingdom premiers on July 16, 1999.

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The Syfy has acquired the rights to three science fiction television series, Dark Skies, The Visitor, and The Burning Zone. The network will begin airing the series on January 3.

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USA Network and Hallmark Entertainment are working on a four-hour miniseries based on Jules Verne's classic science fiction book, Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

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David Bowie will become the host of the supernatural drama The Hunger for its second season on Showtime.

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The Sci Fi Channel will be showing First Wave, Francis Ford Coppola's science fiction series that is currently airing in Canada. Twenty-two episodes will be shown beginning in March, 1999.

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Meg Ryan is set to produce an animated television series that is essentially a female version of South Park. Ryan is trying to get UPN to air the new series, titled Quints. It is not known if Ryan does any of the voices in the cartoon.

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The X-Files is set to end after the 1999-2000 season. The final season will conclude with a second theatrical film directed by Chris Carter.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are set to make the third installment in the Terminator film series. Schwarzenegger would once again play the time-traveling cyborg, with Cameron writing and producing the movie for FOX.

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An hour-long pilot episode script has been written by Earl Mac Rauch for a FOX Television/PolyGram Entertainment television series, tentatively titled Buckaroo Banzai Ancient Secrets & New Mysteries. The series would be based on the characters of the cult favorite film, The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension.

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The Toho Company studio, the Japanese studio responsible for the Godzilla movies, announced Monday it would beginning filming Godzilla Millennium in April, after a three year break from making movies about the monster.

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Crusade, the series to follow in the Babylon 5 line, is set to debut June 2, 1999 on TNT. The Babylon 5 movie set to air on January 3, A Call To Arms, is the pilot for this series.

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After the recent success of Antz, Pacific Data Images and DreamWorks SKG have have joined once again to make a new computer-animated feature called Tusker, about a herd of elephants.

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FOX has ordered additional episodes of their series Brimstone, while UPN has ordered additional episodes of their series 7 Days.

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Nickelodeon will produce five new original series for 1999 and has in development of over 50 new series. The five new original half-hour series, announced at a press conference Tuesday, are set to debut in fall 1999.

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The Syfy has acquired 22 episodes of First Wave, an original science fiction series from Francis Ford Coppola. The series is set to debut in March 1999 debut.

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Fox television has ordered six more episodes of Brimstone, its Friday night supernatural series.

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The Syfy has acquired all six seasons of Highlander: The Series and will begin airing the series on January 5th. The show will air Monday-Friday at 9 p.m. ET, right after the original Star Trek series.

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Eric Ellenbogen has joined Marvel Enterprises as its president and CEO. Ellenbogen was formerly the president of Golden Books Family Entertainment.

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A new Pixar film, tentatively titled Monsters, Inc., is in development. This film is to be a computer-animated one like both Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life.

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Walt Disney Co. has acquired the script for the comedy Cuba Has Fleas from Toy Story writers Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow.

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Fox Animation Studios has acquired the rights for the comedy film Food. The story will combine CGI animation with live action.

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Mainframe Entertainment, the company that made Beast Wars and ReBoot, is developing a new animated series called Startship based on a Gene Rodenberry idea. Majel Barrett Roddenberry is involvedin the series that is set to go into production in 1999.

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IBM will be launching its largest movie promotion with Paramount Pictures' Star Trek: Insurrection. IBM's first commercial will tell the story about the recent launch of the Star Trek web store, which was designed by IBM for Paramount's Internet division.

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A new cartoon is in production from the company that made Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys, called Roswell. The show will be based on the mysteries surrounding Area 51.

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Rumor has it that a new series called Battlestar is being produced by TCOM Productions to air on WB in 1999. The show would be based on the Battlestar Galactica television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates.

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UPN will air a new Sabrina: The Animated Series show next season. Based on the live action ABC show, the new animated series will feature the voice of Melissa Joan Hart as teen versions of Aunts Zelda and Hilda. Melissa's younger sister Emily will do the voice of young Sabrina.

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Tuesday's attendance figures for The Siege at Westwood's Mann Village theater (up 1,147% from the day before) attest to the enormous interest in 20th Century Fox's Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. A sneak preview of the Star Wars trailer drew an enthusiatic reaction from the crowd. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace won't be released until May 21, 1999.

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A new Startship Troopers animated series is in the works for fall 1999.

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Titanic director James Cameron has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV for 13 episodes of a futuristic television series. Show information, episode list, cast, and airdates. The new show is set to debut in fall 1999.

 
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