When Lexis Rep Natalie Timmers found out that her archnemesis Westlaw rep John Lim is starring as Sulu in an off-off-Hollywood fan-based Star Trek series - called STAR TREK NEW VOYAGES - she felt a twinge of jealousy. Said Timmers, "there's this stereotype that legal database reps are boring, dull, geeky people. John goes and breaks that stereotype with this Star Trek thing." Timmers' envy is well-founded - 66% of GW Law students surveyed said that starting your own Star Trek series was "cool" while only 33% said it was "weird - borderline nutty."
According to movie website IMDB.com, the series is a "'non-official' Star Trek incarnation, Paramount Pictures owns the name and the rights to Star Trek [and] agreed to allow the producers of New Voyages to make these episodes on the condition that no profit was to be garnered from the show." The Editors of NOT THE BENE call on John Lim to make a full and complete accounting of Star Trek New Voyages, to assure complete compliance with this agreement - one can only imagine the profit potential for the series that might entice Mr. Lim and associates to play games with the Paramount Deal.
Said Timmers of the project, "My predecessor Tom O'Donoghue left Lexis to run for Congress as a Republican. Now Lim does this Star Trek fan-series thing -am I the last geeky, boring legal database rep at the school?!"
Never one to be outdone, Natalie Timmers decided to start her own para-TV series, starring herself as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Asked about the status of the project, "We're still in casting - I want the law students out there to know that the role of Angel is still available!"
John's IMDB profile can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1907153/
John can be seen in a Star /trek fan episode on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkymTX6XyU