December 1998
29th UK Sneak Previews of Insurrection
Many cinemas across the UK will be showing special sneak previews of Star Trek : Insurrection on Wednesday 30thDec ahead of it's official UK opening date of Friday 1st Jan. So if you want to be one of the first to see it, check your local news!

The UCI cinema site has details of locations and times around the countryplus a competition to win a DVD player and lots of Star Trekrelated goodies care ofClara Net UK as a tie-in to the new film.

Entries must be in by 20th Jan 1999.

18th Stewart Nominated for Golden Globe Award
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Award nominees have just been announced, withPatrick Stewart receiving a nomination for Best Actor (mini-series or TV movie) for his role as Captain Ahab in last years 'Moby Dick'

The awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 24th 1999 and are broadcast live on NBC television .

17th Insurrection special on UK TV
There's a special about Star Trek Insurrection on Electric Circus at 7.15 PM Friday 18 December on BBC2 TV

Source: Planet Riker

16th Patrick at UK Star Trek Convention in January 1999
For those Stewart fans based in the UK, a reminder that there is the opportunity to meet him in person at the Wolf359 convention which is taking place at the Novotel in Hammersmith, London on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of January 1999.

Details of the event and tickets can be obtained from the Wolf 359 website

Don't forget if you are a big fan of Patrick, why not join one of his official fan clubs -

In the United Kingdom
PSAS (Patrick Stewart Appreciation Society)

In the United States
PSN (Patrick Stewart Network)

Both clubs give you exclusive information about his up coming appearances, regular newsletters full of articles about his work, and much, much more......

15th US Fans give Insurrection the thumbs up!
Loads of positive reviews have been posted on the net over the weekend by fans who have seen the new film.
The general take seems to be that while it may not be quite as good as First Contact, it really captures the spirit of the TNG series and the camaraderie amongst the crew.

The story also returns to Gene Roddenberry's vision of what Star Trek was all about and has a strong moralistic theme. Fans think the humour aspect works well and that the lighter tone of the film makes it a 'feel good' movie.

Visit Dark Horizons to read lots of those fan reviews.

Patrick at the London Premiere tonight

Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, F Murray Abraham and Rick Berman will be in London tonight to attend the European Premiere of STAR TREK: INSURRECTION at the Empire, Leicester Square.

UIP will be covering this event live on the internet in a very unique way. Combining forces with UFP CON, UIP and GMS have created the first Cyber Con.

For further information visit:

14th Insurrection pulls in the crowds!

Report from

'Insurrection' warps up estimated $22.4 million

Paramount’s “Star Trek: Insurrection” rocketed to a studio-estimated $22.4 million debut, the third highest opening in the space franchise’s19-year history on the big screen. But while the sci-fi sequel is only the fifth December release ever to top $20 million, it landed somewhat short of studio expectations, which were fueled by extremely promising pre-opening tracking.

Launching in 2,620 locations, “Star Trek: Insurrection” managed a solid $8,550 per screen average in its freshman frame. As is typical for “Star Trek” pics, attendance was off about 16% Saturday compared to Friday, when hardcoreTrekkies thronged megaplexes.

The previous “Star Trek” sequel, “First Contact,” debuted to $30.7 million on Nov. 22,1996, eventually amassing a $92 million cume. But “Insurrection’s” debut appears to be more in line with that of the seventh installment, “Star Trek: Generations” which bowed to $23.1 million in Nov. 18, 1994, and finished at $75.7 million.

On the plus side, “Insurrection” will face little direct competition for its core male audience of sci-fi action fans in the coming weeks, when more female and date-driven pics like “You’ve Got Mail,” “Stepmom” and “Patch Adams” enter the marketplace. And given the pic’s moderate budget of just under $60 million — and the franchise’s growing appeal overseas — “Insurrection” looks likely to continue “Star Trek’s” nearly two-decade winning streak.

11th Get the low down on the Insurrection Premiere
Visit the E! Online website to see and hear interviews with Patrick and the TNG crew at Thursday night's world premiere in Las Vegas.
8th Patrick on Rosie O'Donnell Show tomorrow


Patrick will be amongst the guests of Rosie O'Donnell on her US TV show this Wednesday 9th December.

Chat live online with Patrick and the TNG crew tonight!

More news direct from Entertainment Asylum about their LIVE online event :

A member of our crew came across your web site and we thought you and your site's visitors may be interested in attending a LIVE online we are holding here at Entertainment Asylum.

This Tuesday, December 10th, at 1:30 Pacific Time, 4:30 Eastern Time we are holding a marathon chat on both our web site and AOL where users can chat and ask questions to all seven stars from "Star Trek: Insurrection!" This is the official online event for the movie, and we would like you to be a part of it by providing a link to your visitors.

Our guests will be: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn. The event runs from 1:30 to 5:30 PT or 4:30 to 8:30 ET. To get the Audio and Video, users will need the RealPlayer. This event is free to all and you don't need to register to see the event.

The event is being held in our integrated RealAudio/Video/Chat room: Entertainment Asylum's Studio-i at where users will be able to see and hear the stars, and submit questions.

4th Insurrection cast go online
Entertainment Asylum are hosting an online chat with the entire cast of Insurrection on Tuesday 8th December begining at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time in the US (9:30 p.m. GMT). Patrick Stewart is scheduled for his online chat at 6:00 p.m. (ET) so get your fingers poised by those keyboards.......

Of course a week today all you lucky US residents can rush to finally see Star Trek : Insurrection and judge for yourselves whether it's a worthy follow up to the excellent First Contact.

1st Patrick on Letterman show & Discovery Channel
Patrick will be one of the guests on David Letterman's TV show on Monday 7th December and can also be heard as the narrator on the Discovery Channel's "Amazing Earth".

The two-hour special, which showcases the explosive violence of the planet's ongoing changes and the latest surprising findings and forecasts, premieres onSunday, December 13th from 8-10 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m. (ET/PT).