07:48:25 on September 04 2002
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Typhon Station is a very fastpaced PBeM RPG with skilled, experienced
players and a warm sense of bonding and community. We play at the
turn-of-the-century, 2400, and are located in the Typhon Expanses,
bordering the Neutral Zone, proximate to the Romulan Empire, and near
the Iconian Digs, and are on the first warning route of the original
We have three stations to post from, SB 185, USS Odyssey, and USS
Wraith. They all have general and particular storylines and all
interact. This game is not for the faint of heart! The writing is
superb and comes hot and heavy. We have some open spots and also we
will consider character suggestions. So, longtime RPGers and novices,
check us out. See if you want to make Typhon Station your home away
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By: Steve Krutzler
Dept: Star Trek: Nemesis
Speaking in the new October issue of the UK's Dreamwatch Magazine, actors Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner say the script for NEMESIS is impressively top-notch thanks to the services of hot Hollywood screenwriter John Logan (GLADIATOR, ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, THE TIME MACHINE).
"The script is excellent because we had a real A-list writer working on it," Spiner comments. "Not to say that our writers in the past haven’t been good. They’ve been terrific, but John has kind of hit his stride. He’s also a fan and has been for a long time. So he really knows the show, maybe better than we do. He contributed a great deal."
Stewart agrees, adding that STAR TREK requires a certain theatricality that Logan brought to the table as well.
"John also has a stage background, he’s written plays," the iconic British stage actor says. "It’s of interest that most of the principals have stage backgrounds and are not just primarily television or film actors. There is something that’s slightly larger than life about STAR TREK. I think John has tapped into that while keeping it all very real."
Stewart says that while NEMESIS contains plenty of fun for Picard, Logan penned an intriguing dynamic between his character and Tom Hardy's Shinzon, who is a younger clone of the captain.
"In the three or four critical scenes between myself and Shinzon he has written a subtlety of relationship and psychology to those scenes that I think is very distinctive," Stewart offers.
For his part, Spiner receives a co-writing credit for the movie's story. He told Dreamwatch that he and Logan worked together to make the plot eventful and exciting.
"John called me and said, ‘I don’t know how to get the two of you out of a room in a particular instance,’” Spiner explains. “It actually involves how to get us off Shinzon's ship. I went in my backyard, sat for a while and suddenly inspiration hit. I phoned John instantly and said, ‘I think I’ve got it.’ And he said, ‘Thank God, that’s it.’ It was just chance inspiration.”
Head on over to Sci-Fi Pulse, where you can read more from the actors and even a brief excerpt of an exchange between Picard and Shinzon from the script printed in the magazine.
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