Site ColumnsBy Caillan
May 10, 2002 - 1:37 PM
I recently ordered some old Voyager videos from SciFiVideo.com.au, and as if by fate, they arrived yesterday just as I started to get sick. (They were very prompt, and the videos were in good condition, so I can recommend them to fellow Aussies.)
First video off the rank was 2.6 - 'Threshold' and 'Meld.' I can hear your screams of agony now - yes, I did pay money to preserve 'Threshold' in my collection for all eternity. Well, for one, I don't think it's the worst of Voyager - I was at least entertained, as compared to 'Natural Snore,' er...'Natural Law.' In fact, I think Robert Duncan McNeill gives a great performance, and the idea itself has merit...it just got a little out there towards the end. Not that there's anything wrong with being out there - if Captain Archer got turned into a salamander, Enterprise would improve no end.
Now, believe it or not, I'd never actually seen 'Meld.' While watching it, I was struck by how great an actor Tim Russ is, and how he got little chance to shine in the second half of the series. In fact, I also thought the same when I saw 'Prototype' - so much of B'Elanna's role was taken over by Seven of Nine from season four onwards, and it was nice to see her really get a chance to shine.
In revisiting these episodes, I'm just as eager to watch the bad ones as the good ones - 'Time and Again' has great nostalgia value - you've gotta love those outfits Paris and Janeway wear on the planet! Last year, I bought the video containing 'Parturition' because I wanted to see a prototype version of Janeway's season five hairdo. Which reminds me, I really ought to pick up 'Cathexis' to see her 'Seven of Nine' bun...
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Should Clancy Brown have played Jonathan Archer?
- Which is your favourite Vidiian episode?
- Was Kelsey Grammer's voice used in 'First Contact'.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
A missed birthday: May 5 was the 60th birthday of Deep Space Nine's Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat).
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Starship Mine' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'Where Silence Has Lease' at 9:00 p.m, 'The Schizoid Man' at 10:00 p.m and 'Firstborn' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episodes 'Is There In Truth No Beauty?' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time with 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 7:00 p.m.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Turnabout Intruder' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Interface' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Broken Link' at 4:00 p.m, and Voyager's 'Bliss' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show TNG's 'Relics' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Ashes to Ashes' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Turnabout Intruder' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Interface' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Broken Link' at 12:00pm, and Voyager's 'Bliss' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Data's Day' at 15:00 GMT, TNG's 'The Wounded' at 16:00, and Voyager's 'Child's Play' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Spock Brain' at 19:30, TNG's 'Night Terrors' at 20:30, DS9's 'The Search, Part II' at 21:30 and Voyager's 'Alliances' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!