Site ColumnsBy Caillan
January 6, 2002 - 3:53 PM
Browsing through the archives for today's entry of "Trek Two Years Ago," I accidentally started looking up news from January 2001 and came across this Robert Picardo interview.
I found his musings on the Doctor's name particularly interesting in hindsight - for all his hopes, the Doctor didn't end the series with a name, which was a pity. ('Joe' doesn't count since that reality ceased to exist). Picardo's suggestion of Zimmerman was a good one (certainly better than Doctor Van Gogh), but I always had a fondness for Benaran, suggested by Kes in 'Dreadnought.' Then again, it would have been strange to hear him called anything other than "Doctor."
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Trek Two Years Ago
The site wasn't updated on January 6 2000, and as there were no Site Columns yesterday, here's some news from two years and a day ago:
- More On Series V Rejections
In an interview at the Sci-Fi Wire, Majel Barrett-Roddenberry talked briefly about two rejected premises for Series V. One concept reportedly centred around a "much younger cast" while the other was set on a non-Federation outpost. Roddenberry also said that the tenth feature film was "on the backburner for the while." Two years on, Series V is around in the form of Enterprise and the tenth film, entitled 'Nemesis,' is currently in production.
- Majel Roddenberry Talks 'Andromeda'
Roddenberry was also on hand to discuss the latest developments on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, which is now in its second season. She promised the series would be "ER style: fast, rapid, with everything going on at once. The whole timbre of the thing will be much more fast-paced, and there will be an awful lot of special effects of course, so that means an awful lot of money I'm afraid."
- 'Fair Haven' Details
UPN released the official synopsis for Voyager's upcoming 'Fair Haven,' which featured a holographic romance for Kathryn Janeway:
Captain Janeway and her crew enjoy some hard-earned leisure time in the holographic setting of a charming Irish village where she can't help falling for a ruggedly handsome townsman - but their holiday is darkened by an approaching wave of deadly neutron radiation.
The inhabitants of Fair Haven later turned up in the episode 'Spirit Folk.'
More news can be found in the archives.
Today is the 33rd birthday of Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Today's Television Listings
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Hunted' at 8:00pm and 'First Contact' at 11:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Allegiance' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Passenger' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Projections' at 5:00pm, repeated at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Alliances' at 17:00 GMT and Enterprise's 'Broken Bow' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'Real Life' at 18:40 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this! Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!