Site ColumnsBy Michelle
December 2, 2005 - 10:20 PM
I spent this entire week recovering from last weekend - I wish I could blame drunken revels or a wild Thanksgiving party, but apparently myself, my husband and my brother in law merely had a brutal case of food poisoning. My excitement while lying flat on my back included watching Persuasion which is the Jane Austen novel I tolerate best, as it has sea captains; March of the Penguins, which just came out on DVD and is my younger son's favorite movie (he has several stuffed penguins and can tell a Rockhopper from an Adelaide); and Minority Report, which is one of very few Tom Cruise movies I can stand - I try to ignore him and focus on everything else, particularly the eye metaphors.
I also read The Historian, which is the most fun I've had reading in a long time. It's a modern retelling of Dracula in which Vlad the Impaler is, in fact, everything his legend holds...sort of like Libra, Don DeLillo's novel in which everyone who was ever accused of having a hand in Kennedy's assassination was in fact involved somehow, told in great style and with wonderful descriptions of Oxford, parts of France, Eastern Europe and Istanbul. Now I am rereading Dracula itself, since it's been easily 20 years.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from November 2003:
- 'NY Post' Cites Gloom and Doom For Trek
"Time is catching up with the ageless Star Trek franchise," declared a popular Manhattan newspaper, citing media analysts and calling Enterprise "in the ratings dumps." Still, one analyst predicted that in spite of that, "UPN is never going to take Enterprise off."
- UPN Shows Modest Gain In Ratings
UPN, the home of Enterprise, showed a modest gain in the November 2003 sweeps, up 4% from the previous year in the households rating category. However, in the important adults 18-49 category, the network showed an 11% decline.
- Moore: Roddenberry, Berman, Piller Sought Conflicting Treks
Ron Moore said that he thought Michael Piller's ideas about characterisation contradicted Gene Roddenberry's dictum that the characters be utopian, which Moore felt got in the way of storytelling before Piller reshaped The Next Generation.
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Saturday, December 3rd is the birthday of Brian Bonsall, who played Alexander Rozhenko on Star Trek: The Next Generation.