Site ColumnsBy Amy
November 4, 2000 - 3:04 PM
I've discovered that it's incredibly frustrating not to have a watch when you're used to wearing one. The number of times today I've gone to look at my watch, only to discover it not there, are numerous and rather disheartening. Not to mention annoying. The clasp on the band of my watch (an 18th birthday present) gave way today so I took it back for repairs - only to find that in order to do it, they've got to send it to the supplier over east or it invalidates the warranty. Or some such rubbish. I've got to say that if there's on bad thin about living in Western Australia, it's 15-minute repair jobs taking 10 days.
In other, rather better news, myself and aspiring - model - friend - who - was - once - offered - $100,000 - to - shave - her - head - for - a - Japanese - car - comercial - but - turned - it - down - because - she - thought - the - offer - was - only - for - a - measely - ten - grand - and - will - regret - it - for - the - rest - of - her - life Katherine saw 'The Dish' today, a delightful movie that I'm sure very few of you who aren't Australian have heard of. It tells the tale of the small aussie country town of Parkes, who find themselves smack-bang in the middle of the Apollo 11 mission - as the tracking and relay station. Until this movie, I'm sure that virtually nobody knew that the Parkes satellite dish (located in the middle of a sheep paddock) was the reason the world saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. It's a great little movie, and I'd recommend that you watch it, if ever you have the opportunity. It has the same sort of quirky humor we saw in Working Dog's last film 'The Castle' (another movie which probably few have heard of despite a US release) and of course, features the little aussie battler. And a small cricket match on the dish. And Sam Neil. And Kevin and Angus from 'Sea Change'.
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-In Canada, Space! will be showing†Voyager's 'Coda' at 4am (repeat at 1pm), DS9's 'Heart of Stone' at 5am (repeat at 12pm), TOS's 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 10am (repeat at 4pm) and TNG's 'A Matter of Honor' at 11am
-In the United Kingdom,†Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Magnificent Ferengi' at 3pm followed by Voyaer's 'Hope and Fear' at 4pm, TOS's 'The Alternative Factor' at 4:50pm and TNG's 'Justice' at 10pm.†Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, RTL 5 will be showing†DS9's 'In the Cards'at 18:00 CET. †Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!