Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 7, 2002 - 12:34 PM
It's been a pretty busy weekend so far, as I have two mid-semester exams next week, and another one the week after. So I've been digesting large chunks of Book IV of 'The Aeneid' to regurgitate at will next week.
In Thursday's class I deigned to criticise the lack of character development and before long a friend and I were hypothesising that 'The Aeneid' was in fact written by Brannon Braga. It wasn't long before the horrible thought of a catsuit-wearing Dido was bandied about...
And it wouldn't be one of my Hello Worlds without a link to a West Wing article: creator Aaron Sorkin discusses Rob Lowe's departure with TV Guide Online.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you prefer season three of the Original Series or the Animated Series?
- When will the next 'New Frontier' book be released?
- In Science Fiction & Fantasy: Discuss the shock cancellation of Farscape.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on September 7, 2000:
- TV Guide Previews Season Seven
Voyager executive producer Kenneth Biller talked up the show's seventh season premiere, 'Unimatrix Zero, Part II.' "In the season opener, the Borg queen will go toe-to-toe with Janeway. [The] crew will manage to snag a victory out of the jaws of defeat in a way that will surprise everyone."
- Brannon Braga Talks 'Unimatrix Zero'
'Unimatrix Zero' writer and season seven consulting producer Brannon Braga spoke enthusastically about the two-part episode.
"I don't mean to toot our little horn here, but I think we did a pretty good job on all seven Voyager two-hours. We delivered, and this is no exception. I thought Part I – and this is really a fault of the writing – was a little slow at first; it didn't pick up until about 20 or 30 minutes in. Part II is good from the beginning."
- Star Trek Monthly Interviews
British magazine Star Trek Monthly talked to makeup guru Michael Westmore and Jackie Edwards, personal assistant to Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard). In the article, Edwards described his duties:
"This job entails every little thing, from business stuff to personal stuff, from buying batteries and house-sitting [when Stewart's away from home], to booking appointments, answering the phone, and a lot of drudge work like filing and licence approvals for products. When he's gone, my number is the one the security people and the gardener and the pool guy and everybody else in the world has. He's very active in his fan club, so I arrange for him to attend their functions."
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Charlie X' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'The High Ground' at 11:00 p.m, DS9's 'A Man Alone' at 12:00 p.m, and Voyager's 'Non Sequitur' at 1:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show Voyager's 'Dreadnought' at 15:00 GMT, with 'Death Wish' at 16:00 and TNG's 'Q Who?' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing Enterprise's 'Shockwave' at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Lifesigns' at 15:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Investigations' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'In der Hand von Terroristen' ('Starship Mine') at 16:00 CET and Voyager's 'Das Mahnmal' ('Memorial') at 17:00.