Google Developing “Majel” to Compete Against Siri, Titled Sketch Project Presents Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Story, Bruce Greenwood’s Captain Pike Written Into Star Trek Sequel Script, Amoeba Music Interviews William Shatner About Seeking Major Tom
Google Developing “Majel” to Compete Against Siri
Not to be outdone by Apple and Siri, Google is working on its own voice assistant. With the code name “Majel” it’s no mystery from where Google’s inspiration originates. It remains to be seen if Majel, like Siri, asks you to empty your pockets before beaming up. But either way it’s a well-deserved nod to the wonderful work that Majel did over the years.
TSP Presents Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Story
To help you get into the holiday mood, the comedy troupe “Titled Sketch Project” has released their take on Patrick Stewart’s one-man show “A Christmas Carol.” TSP is an entirely independent production owned by the cast and crew who put it together, and their take on Sir Patrick—starring Dan Oster—will leave you wondering which story you’ve come to see.
Bruce Greenwood Written Into Star Trek 2013
One of the nice touches in the 2009 J.J. Abrams film was Bruce Greenwood’s performance as Captain Pike. And now, as tidbits about the 2013 film leak out, it has been revealed that Greenwood has a part in that movie as well. None other than Bob Orci himself let the Caitian out of the bag this week in a comment on TrekMovie.com. Orci says “We wrote a part for Greenwood. Let us hope he says ‘Yes!’”
William Shatner—An Amoeba Interview
If you’ve yet to hear William Shatner’s new album “Seeking Major Tom,” drop everything and get a copy now. The story of how it came together is very interesting, and Amoeba Music—the independent music store in Berkley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—has an interview with the good Captain that sheds some light on the creative process that led to Shatner’s latest foray into music.