STAR TREK star Jolene Blalock has hired a top security consultant after a fan began harassing her.

THOMAS MURPHY has been sending the actress frightening love letters, insisting he's destined to wed the actress and now he has started leaving harassing phone messages for the star, claiming, "I can't live with my mom forever."

Security authorities at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, where Star Trek is filmed, have been on heightened alert, fearing Murphy may try to gain access to the sci-fi show's set.

But, it's unlikely Murphy will be an immediate threat - he's currently held in an Indiana hospital, where he's undergoing a mental evaluation, after his brother got a judge to sign a psychiatric petition.

23/03/2004 09:30