I have other things going on and I haven't decided exactly when I'm going to do this today, but it'll happen. I think there's a good chance that this is the first one I actually finish in an hour, too. When I decide on the timing, and when I complete the project, I'll update this post with links. As always, everything will be done on GitHub so you can watch me tackle this live if you have nothing better to do.
While we're on the subject of the NCBI taxonomy...
Update 1: Busy day. The plan is to get started at 7 PM Eastern. So, theoretically, I should be finished by 8.
Update 2: Started at 7:15, and finished promptly at 8:15, so this was a success. This actually required fixing a bug in the BioPython Newick writer, as node labels in Newick trees weren't being quoted when they contained invalid characters such as spaces or parentheses. So, in addition to the 989,621-node NCBI Newick tree, I also generated a bug fix for BioPython.
The code is available at: https://github.com/bendmorris/ncbi_taxonomy