Site ColumnsBy Michelle
May 4, 2007 - 10:15 PM
It's been an up and down week here. On the down side, my younger son had a fever and bad cough and missed quite a bit of school, and my father had minor surgery for what turned out to be a melanoma, which is always a scary thing. And two Washington, DC landmarks burned down: the 134-year-old Eastern Market and the Georgetown branch of the D.C. Public Library, which housed the irreplaceable Peabody Collection of Civil War-era paintings, maps and newspapers.
On the plus side, spring is in full flower, the azaleas are beautiful, older son had a terrific school trip to Boston, and I have finally seen the very rare Alan Rickman movie The Search for John Gissing. Plus the Queen of England is visiting the area to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, and America's Spaceport is officially open for business, having launched the rocket carrying James Doohan's ashes.
Now it's the month of IIIs: Spider-Man 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3. I only just saw Spider-Man 2, but I can't wait for the return of Captain Jack.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from May 2005:
- Manny Coto Praises 'These Are The Voyages...'
Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto revealed that he was quite pleased with the series finale written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, saying, "I actually like it very much. The way we structured the season was that 'Demons' and 'Terra Prime' were going to be a kind of quasi-finale" followed by "the actual finale, which would be a farewell to Star Trek. Thatís why this episode includes Riker and Troi."
- Blalock Again Blasts 'Enterprise' Finale
Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) reiterated that she was unhappy with the series finale, "These Are the Voyages...", explaining, "I assumed that the ending would be about our show and not a wrapup of the conglomerate...it was just insulting."
- Braga's Pilot on 'Threshold' of CBS Schedule
Star Trek co-creator Braga's fall pilot, Threshold, finished shooting and awaited the network's confirmation that it would be on the CBS fall slate.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Saturday, May 5th is the birthday of both Marc Alaimo, who played Gul Dukat on Deep Space Nine, and John Rhys-Davies, who played Leonardo da Vinci on Voyager. Tuesday, May 8th is the birthday of Salome Jens, who played the Female Shapeshifter on Deep Space Nine.