Site ColumnsBy Michelle
April 2, 2003 - 10:38 PM
See Also: 'The Crossing' Episode Guide
So after all this time reviewing for Trek Nation and its sister sites, I'm finally writing Site Columns!
Hi there. I'm Michelle, whom some of you may know from my Enterprise reviews and others may know from various articles, reviews and interviews I've written for AnotherUniverse.com. Fandom.com. SFX, TrekWeb and related sites and publications.
I've been an entertainment reporter for more than ten years, but I haven't been an actual news writer since college...and I have never before worked for anyone who required me to spell words like colour and realise with 'U's that I'd leave out and 'S's where I'm inclined to put 'Z's. So please bear with me as I learn to speak British!
You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about me on my web page, The Little Review, where you can also find an archive of my previous Star Trek interviews, articles, columns and reviews. Please drop me a note if you ever have anything to tell me!
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-What would be perfect viewing conditions for your new DS9 DVDs?
-Or speak up about who was the most annoying Trek regular.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on April 1-3, 2001:
- Voyager Sets Torn Down After Filming Wraps
Several Voyager actors reported at the Grand Slam convention that the sets for Main Engineering and the Mess Hall had already been scrapped. Other parts of Voyager remained standing, to be demolished after the end of shooting early the next week.
- Canadian TV Guide Reports Bakula Signed For Series V
Greg David reported in the Canadian edition of TV Guide that Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula had signed to star in the yet-unnamed fifth Star Trek series. The blurb read, "Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap) will be at the helm of the upcoming Star Trek TV series," with no source attributed.
- Fandom.com To Persevere
And a story close to my own heart about the fate of my then-employer Fandom.com, which owned Creation Entertainment and Cinescape magazine at the time...Fandom.com executives declared that the company would survive its financial woes after restructuring. In the words of CEO Debra Streicker-Fine:
"Fandom has streamlined operations and let approximately 20 people go in the Santa Monica and Virginia offices. We are in the process of being acquired and these cuts were part of that effort."
As it turned out, Creation and Cinescape became independent entities once again, and yours truly was unemployed along with the entire staff of the Virginia office.
More news can be found in the archives.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Please vote in our new poll and rate "The Crossing" after you have seen it.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing "The Crossing". Here's the official synopsis of the episode:
When Enterprise is enveloped by a vast alien vessel filled with a species that appear only as wisps of vapor, these non-corporeal alien beings capture Enterprise and take form by invading various crew members' bodies to learn more about the humans, or so they say. In an attempt to get back control of Enterprise and to have his crew members' lost souls returned to their appropriate bodies, Archer enlists T'Pol's powers of mind control to determine what the aliens really want.