Site ColumnsBy Caillan
August 4, 2002 - 1:38 PM
If you're ever in the mood for a good laugh, I suggest you check out 'Druids', which stars Christopher Lambert as the Gaulish leader Vercingétorix. The film is not only woefully historically inaccurate, it also features incredibly poor production design, dreadful synthesised music, appalling editing...you get the picture.
The highlight of has to be Klaus Maria Brandauer's (unintentionally) hilarious performance as Julius Caesar. He spends the entire film delivering ridiculous lines such as "Unleash the cavalry" in a campy 'Carry On' manner with a smug smile on his face.
I really couldn't tell you exactly what happened, except for the fact that there were lots of battles that all seemed to be fought at the same place, the Gaulish women were constantly taking their tops off, and there really weren't very many druids at all. However, I did spot one Gaul wearing an Asterix hat.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What did the TNG crew do between 'Generations' and 'First Contact'?
- Will you dress up for the 'Nemesis' premiere?
- What did you think of DS9's Eddington episodes?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on August 4, 2000:
- Stewart: Star Trek X Treatment 'Very Impressive'
During an interview on British radio station 5 Live, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) said John Logan's 28-page treatment for Trek X was "very impressive." At this stage, the movie had not yet been given the official go-ahead, but the actor expected it to be greenlit as soon as the first draft was submitted.
- More Philadelphia Convention Reports
Voyager pre-production coordinator Lolita Fatjo provided a few Trek tidbits during an appearance at the Slanted Fedora convention in Philadelphia. She said there would never be a DS9 movie after the sets were dismantled and that the next film would feature the TNG cast. However, Fatjo added that DS9 or Voyager cast members could make cameo appearances in the movie.
More news items can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episode 'In Theory' at 11:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing an episode of Enterprise at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky one will show Voyager's 'Jetrel' at 15:00 GMT, with 'Learning Curve' at 16:00. Channel four will show the Enterprise episodes 'Strange New World' at 17:45 with 'Unexpected' at 18:35 and 'Terra Nova' at 23:55. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Conspiracy' at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Metamorphosis' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Homestead' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'Mudd's Women' at 14:00 GMT, while Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Big Goodbye' at 17:00 and TNG's 'Relics' at 21:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Enterprise Incident' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!