Site ColumnsBy Caillan
June 1, 2002 - 4:16 AM
Brrrr. It's Saturday morning here, and very very chilly. The weather's been so haphazard lately - it's cold in the morning, but then by 10:00am the sun's out in force and everyone's walking around in their winter clothes sweating because it's suddenly changed to spring.
I've got a fun-packed Saturday planned, with books like 'Elections and Electioneering in Rome' and 'The Constitution of the Roman Republic' to wade through. Political history is one of my favourite areas, but when people start rambling on about the "homogenity of its sociopolitical structure" I rapidly tune out and begin looking for other things to do.
Yesterday I sought solace in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, a fantastic online scholarly journal. I must admit, I became quite depressed when I realised I'd probably find a book on irrigation and drainage in the ancient world quite interesting.
Edit: Er, I didn't think the server ticked over for another 45 minutes, but evidently there's been some time change. Pretend it says May 31 up there.;)
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What books do Trek authors read?
- Should the Enterprise crew play basketball?
- Which episodes had the most valuable lesson?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on May 31, 2000:
- Lolita Fatjo To Leave Star Trek
After thirteen years with the Star Trek franchise, pre-production coordinator Lolita Fatjo was reported to be leaving Star Trek: Voyager. The position was filled by Maggie Allen on the seventh season of the series and Enterprise.
- Viacom Allowed To Keep UPN
It was reported that the FCC would be likely to relax its rules forbidding any corporation to own two television networks. Under the new regulations, companies would be allowed to own one of the 'Big Four' networks, as well as a netlet such as UPN or the WB. This enabled Paramount Pictures parent company Viacom to keep both CBS and UPN.
- Shatner Gets A Second Life!
William Shatner (James T. Kirk) talked to the Associated Press about his "sudden coolness" after television appearances in the Priceline ads and as the Big Giant Head on Third Rock From The Sun.
It's almost accidental. I'm not sure what caused it. [...] Something's happened out there. [...] People are perceiving me as funny, and they want funny things from me. [...] It's a very narrow line between being funny and being an idiot. You can walk over that line very easily without even knowing it, but if you take yourself seriously at any time, you're in trouble. The whole thing's a cosmic joke, I think.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Phantasms' at 8:00pm Eastern Time, 'Rascals' at 9:00pm, 'Genesis' at 10:00pm, and 'Justice' at 11:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Balance of Terror' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Eye of the Beholder' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'In Purgatory's Shadow' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Barge of the Dead' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Lessons' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Prototype' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'The Cost of Living' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing will be showing the Original Series's 'Balance of Terror' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Eye of the Beholder' at 11:00am, DS9's 'By Inferno's Light' at 12:00pm, and Voyager's 'Barge of the Dead' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Mind's Eye' at 15:00 GMT, 'In Theory' at 16:00, and Voyager's 'Threshold' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!