Site ColumnsBy Michelle
December 3, 2004 - 10:19 PM
I have not had a wonderful week. On the other hand, I have not had a terrible week, so perhaps I should not complain...but I will.
On Monday, I went to see Finding Neverland, which is an absolutely superb film that I cannot recommend highly enough. Johnny Depp gives the finest performance of his career as J.M. Barrie, the playwright who created Peter Pan. His life is a rather sad story, and I was sitting with a friend weeping quietly during the last reel when...THE FILM BROKE.
There are no words to express my frustration, which was only further aggravated by the idiots at Loews Theatres, who at first said that they would refund our money and we could see any other movie free in addition, then did not want to refund my friend's ticket which I had bought for her when she took them up on the offer to go see another film (I couldn't stay, having had children to pick up from school). Fortunately, we were able to sneak out at lunchtime the next day and see it again, and the ending did live up to the rest of the film. Go see it. Just not at a Loews.
Then, on Thursday, I was eating lunch with another friend when a lamppost whose bolts had apparently come loose fell over...right onto my minivan. My practically brand-new minivan. My previously unscratched minivan, which now has a passenger side door that won't open, several panels that need to be replaced and a smashed front headlight. The good news is that no one was in the vehicle at the time, and the Volvo next to me was wrecked utterly, having taken the brunt of the collapsed light pole...but MY VAN!
Am now waiting patiently for my insurance estimate, my rental car and some chocolate and chicken soup, which are the only real cure when Seasonal Affective Disorder sets in and minor disasters start to seem like major catastrophes.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from December 2002:
- Trinneer On Keeping Trip Interesting
"I'd like to see Trip have to handle a situation internally, personally, singularly and give it the time...you get so much of the other side of him," said Connor Trinneer, who noted that he was always conscious of the need to keep a character interesting for the audience and hoped to delve deeper into Tucker.
- Logan Wrote 'Nemesis' For Fans
Longtime Trek fan John Logan said that his goal was to appeal to the Star Trek fan base, even more than the critics:
I think that's why they hired me, because I'm a fan, I have a responsiveness to fans and what they want and how they respond to things. If the fans reject this movie then I will feel awful; I will feel like I failed at my job. If the fans like the movie and the general audience doesn't, I don't care because I've done my job...they want to be challenged, they want to be provoked, they want to be entertained, they want to feel sweep and grandeur
- Largest Trek Exhibition Ever Opens This Month
The largest Star Trek exhibition ever mounted anywhere in the world opened in London in Hyde Park on December 18th before beginning a round-the-world tour, showcasing props and sets from all five series and ten feature films.
More news can be found in the archives.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Please vote in our new poll after you have seen "Kir'Shara", the conclusion to the Vulcan arc, and rate the episode!
Today is the 23rd birthday of Brian Bonsall, who plays Alexander Rozhenko on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Next Thursday, December 9th, is the birthday of Michael Dorn, who plays his father Worf.
Today's Television Listings
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will broadcast the new Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Kir'Shara". Here's the official synopsis:
Archer, T'Pol and T'Pau attempt to bring the Kir'Shara — an artifact believed to contain Surak's original writings — to the Vulcan capital, as the NX-01 gets involved in a Vulcan-Andorian military clash.