ALIEN VOICES FANS GET CUSTOM "SKINS" AND INTERNET DESKTOP BY NEOPLANET

Take 5 unveils six classic sci-fi skin themes available from RealGuide

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 1999 - NeoPlanet, Inc. (http://www.neoplanet.com) today unveiled custom versions of its Internet Desktop application for the new Take 5 production by RealNetworks and Alien Voices. The custom software comes in six different "Skin" themes based on the classic tales of H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others, and features Web browsing, instant messaging, chat, email, community, search and other consumer features.

The custom software is available free via the Alien Voices sponsorship links in the RealPlayer 7 Take5 interface available at http://www.real.com and via the NeoPlanet site at http://www.neoplanet.com. The announcement accompanies the Take 5 Internet audio dramatization launched today featuring the voice talents of Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie, and a cast of notable actors. Fans who already have the NeoPlanet application can simply download the new Classic Science Fiction Skins from the NeoPlanet Skins Archive at http://www.neoplanet.com.

"With so many great fans of this genre, NeoPlanet is happy not only to be the exclusive Alien Voices sponsor, but to offer fans a unique new way to reflect this enthusiasm in their Internet surfing," says Drew Cohen, CEO, NeoPlanet, Inc.

The six new Internet Desktop Skins are drawn from the following classic science fiction tales:

  • First Men in the Moon
  • The Lost World
  • Spock vs Q
  • The Invisible Man
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The Time Machine

About NeoPlanet, Inc. NeoPlanet combines content, communications and community to bring the best of the Internet to the consumer's desktop. The company allows users to reflect their own "Internet Fashion" by customizing NeoPlanet's Internet Desktop through personalized "skins." NeoPlanet features a built in directory of user customizable Content Channels featuring Lycos' leading Internet content allowing users to personalize their surfing experience. Distribution channels include ISPs, OEMs, Web sites and direct marketers. NeoPlanet is free and easy to download at http://www.neoplanet.com. NeoPlanet Inc. patent pending.

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