October 2000
30 October
Stewart signs for Trek X 
  Despite a looming actors strike in the US next year, looks like Paramount are pulling the team together ready for production of the 10th Star Trek film with the announcement of Stewart signing on the dotted line.

Read more in the USA Today article

Sounds like an ideal opportunity for Patrick to return to the stage in the UK whilst the US strike is on.....

Thanks to Aline Davis for the info

19 October
Missing theatre work in the UK
Radio Times Interview UK fans rejoice... the printed edition of the Radio Times ( 21-27 October) features a lengthy interview with Patrick talking about his pre Trek career in English theatre, adapting to fame and fortune in the US, and the lack of work emanating from his homeland. 

As Stewart himself says in the interview with Andrew Duncan "...I should add I'm available at all times, although I'm not sure they're waiting for me. In some respects I feel I have ceased to exist in England."

Thanks to Kate Scarett and Linda Southern

15 October
Stewart misses Broadway benefit on Monday 
  Due to a bout of bronchitis, Patrick will now be unable to appear as planned at the 'Broadway Cares - Equity Fights AIDS' benefit on Monday 16 in New York City. He was also due to guest on the Conan O'Brien show the same day.

Star Trek colleague Brent Spiner will be performing at the event along with Michael Crawford, Robert Goulet, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth and many more Broadway stars. Julie Andrews hosts the event.

Thanks to PSN member Debbie Derr

'Uneasy' benefit draws star audience 
  Last Friday Patrick performed his one man show of power monologues called 'Uneasy Lies the Head' at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. The performance benefited both the Lobero and the Shakespeare School.
Amongst those who gave a standing ovation at the end was none other than film legend Kirk Douglas....

Thanks to Aline and Al Ortega

DVD releases in November
X-Men DVD release in November Got one of those great DVD players yet? No? Well rush out and get one because November heralds the arrival of  2 of Patrick's most recent performances to digital technology: -
'A Christmas Carol'  is released on November 7 and 'X-Men' follows on November 21. You can pre order from Barnes and Noble, Borders, Amazon et al. Both are Region 1 discs which means as usual the US/Canada get them first......

However, if like me you live in the UK, get yourself down to Tesco and for £170 you can watch region 1 discs with no bother on a rather super Wharfedale player...now all you need is a wide screen tv, digital sound processor, 5 or 6 speakers, and hey presto, you've got home cinema that'll blow your socks off. Just remember to invite the neighbours round so they know what to expect! (mine enjoyed The Mummy)

UK Video release in November
A Christmas Carol Good news for UK citizens....not only is Patrick's excellent 1999 version of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' due for TV premiere this Christmas on Channel 4, but you can buy the VHS video version as of 27 November
You can pre order it over the web from Blackstar.co.uk for a mere £11.99 - and there's no delivery charge across Europe either....
UK Fan Club merges with US
  To best serve the interests of all Patrick's fans out there, the UK club PSAS is merging with US based Patrick Stewart Network (PSN) to offer one International club. 

Any fans wishing to join from the UK will still be able to pay in Pounds Sterling via the continued UK committee representatives.