Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 7, 2002 - 1:38 PM
A big Grrr! at whoever came up with the idea to make the 'Harry Potter' Special Features DVD a game. I only wanted to watch the extra footage, not go through an extended rigmarole to get there.
First the InterActual player software didn't work with Windows XP, then I had problems moving from scene to scene to solve the puzzles. Finally, when I reached the deleted scenes, they were more like deleted clips, except for the extended Potions scene, which was quite enjoyable, if only to see Snape called Hermione a "silly girl."
The actual film itself was better than I remember it being at the cinema - but I still wish there were more classroom scenes and more time devoted to building up Snape. The big disappointment is that there is no commentary track on the DVD, and the Region 4 version is only available in Pan & Scan.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you think 'Nemesis' will be better than 'Wrath of Khan'?
- Is Spot male or female?
- In Science Fiction & Fantasy: What did you think of 'Men In Black II'?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on July 7, 2000:
- Voyager Season Seven Plot Details
Information on four early episodes of Voyager's seventh season emerged. This included the news that Tom Paris would enter the Delta Flyer in Voyager's version of the 'Star Wars: Episode One' pod race.
- Star Trek X Plot & Directing Rumours
A rumour emerged that John Logan would be directing 'Star Trek: Nemesis' based on his own script. In the end, the gig went to 'Executive Decision' helmer Stuart Baird.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the movie 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock' at 7:30 p.m. The Next Generation episode 'Chain of Command (Part I)' will be shown at 10:00 p.m, with 'Chain of Command (Part II)' at 11:00 p.m.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing will be showing an Enterprise episode at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time - sorry, spacecast.com seems to be unclear about which episode at the time of writing. :) The movie 'Star Trek: Insurrection' will be shown at 9:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the TNG episodes 'The Next Phase' at 15:00 GMT, with 'The Inner Light' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Last Outpost' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Unnatural Selection' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Orignal Series's 'Arena' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Journey To Babel' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Devil in the Dark' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'When the Bough Breaks' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Beyond the Stars' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Drive' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Genesis' at 11:30 and 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Think Tank' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Tapestry' at 18:00 CET, while Ned2 will be showing Voyager's 'Workforce, Part II' at 20:30. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!