Site ColumnsBy Caillan
January 4, 2002 - 6:01 PM
I went to see 'The Lord of the Rings' yesterday, after a good week of nail-biting when everyone else in the known world (including my sister, who has never read the books) got to see it before me.
It was certainly an excellent film adaptation and never slowed despite being three hours long. The cinematography was absolutely superb - New Zealand's never had a better tourist advertisement. The cast were equally good - I particularly loved Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Ian Holm, Sean Bean and Christopher Lee. (On a side note, who gave Liv Tyler third billing? She had about three scenes!)
An interesting side note to the screening was the fact that I saw it in "Gold Class." This means that I got to sit in a reclining chair with a footrest, and have food delivered to me during the film. I munched on potato wedges and filo pastries during the flight to the ford, and ate a chocolate sundae during the mines of Moria sequence. Definitely the way to see movies!
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Should a second Trek series air alongside Enterprise?
- Whatever happened to the Borg baby?
-In Science Fiction & Fantasy: What is your favourite non-Trek sci-fi ship?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on January 4, 2000:
- Biller Talks 'Tsunkatse'
Voyager producer Kenneth Biller talked about the idea behind the upcoming episode 'Tsunkatse.'"The idea didn't come from the [network]," he said. "It came from us [Biller himself, staff writer Robert Doherty and writer Gannon Kenney]. It grew out of a long discussion i had with Brannon Braga. I had a very vague desire to do a story that had something to do with sports, so we started talking about science fiction movies with a sport theme, like Rollerball or [Mad Max] Beyond Thunderdome."
- Script Department Y2K Troubles
The Star Trek script department reportedly suffered a few problems due to the dreaded Y2K bug. Apparently the department's script software was not Y2K compliant which meant no revisions were issued that day.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Elaan of Troyius' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, with TNG's 'Sins of the Father' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Dax' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Initiations' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Prototype' at 17:00. It will show 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' at 21:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, NET5 will show Voyager's 'Before and After' at 18:30 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Voyager's 'Prototype' will be on TV1 at 10:00 and 19:30. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Elaan of Troyius' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Sins of the Father' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Dax' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Initiations' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Caretaker' at 11:00 GMT, DS9's 'Emissary' at 13:00, DS9's 'What You Leave Behind' at 15:00 and TNG's 'Encounter at Farpoint, Part I' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this! Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Tholian Web' at 19:30, TNG's 'The Best of Both Worlds' at 20:30, Voyager's 'Tuvix' at 21:30 and DS9's 'Q Less' at 22:30. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule!