Site ColumnsBy Lisa
September 2, 2001 - 10:33 AM
One of my favourite TV shows ever came made a welcome return to my screen on Friday night. Absolutely Fabulous is back after a five year break - and it's still bloody hilarious.
After ending the series, funniest woman in the world (IMHO ;) Jennifer Saunders sat down to work on a new show featuring the same Ab Fab cast: 'Mirrorball,' set in the world of theatre. She decided that rather than pursue this parallel universe, she would return to home ground with another series of Absolutely Fabulous - luckily for all us AbFab fans. And after seeing Friday's episode, I'm sold. It's amazing how falling down some stairs on a mini-scooter can be so side-splitting.
I felt it was poetic justice when the series was named as one of TV's funniest moments last year.
I've also been having fun with the games at the show's web site. There's a quiz and a fun 'dress up Edina' game to play. Absolutely Fabulous, sweetie.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Which captain would you like to go ona mission with?
-Speculate on the Enterprise theme tune.
-Take another look at Voyager's 'Gravity'
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
Below are some of the most important topics from TrekToday on Thursday September 2, 1999:
- Julia Houston: Trek too much, too thin?
Over at About.com's Star Trek fans Julia Houston's new article wondering if with the recent exodus of DS9 writers and the rumoured transfer of Brannon Braga to Series V, Trek would be spread too thin.
When you don't have enough top writers, you lose that competitive edge and tend to be happy if you have one or two top writers who are producing their own scripts, and "keeping an eye" on everyone else's work. Since writers tend to be married to whatever they write, the concern becomes making sure everything good gets used, rather than making sure everything used is good for the show.
The full article is still available online here.
- IGN Sci Fi interviews Nicole deBoer
At a recent convention appearace, the Ezri Dax actress talked about her future plans:
Now that DS9 has ended, the question on everyone's mind is obvious: will we be seeing Ezri in future TV or film installments of Trek? As of yet, deBoer says she hasn't heard anything about a new show. "We're all bugging Rick Berman, but he said that there's nothing," she says. "The only thing Rick Berman said to me -- and he was just joking -- [was], 'So, Nicole, we're doing another show, and we were thinking about calling you six years afterwards for one final season.' I'm like, 'Very funny.'"
More headlines from that day can be found in our September 1999 archive.
Today's Television Listings
- Unfortunately we are unable to bring you the Canadian TV listings due to a problem with the Space! web site.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Rascals' at 15:00 GMT, with TNG's 'A Fistful Of Datas' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Die Zähne des Drachen' ('Dragon's Teeth') at 16:00 CET.
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'And the Children Shall Lead' at 10:00 a.m Estern Time, with a repeat showing at 2:00 p.m. At 3:00 p.m The Next Generation episode, 'Gambit, Part one' will be shown, followed by DS9's 'Body Parts' at 4:00 p.m. Voyager's 'Riddles' will be shown at 5:00 p.m, with a repeat at 11:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Unification, Part Two' at 17:00 GMT. Voyager's 'Future's End, Part One' will be shown at 21:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Das Experiment' at 16:00 ECT.