Site ColumnsBy Caillan
June 10, 2002 - 2:47 PM
It's always fun to look back on series pilots after they've been running for a few years. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when Channel 9 showed the first episode of Frasier tonight.
Many comedy pilots (and series for that matter) just aren't funny - but I'm pleased to say I thought 'The Good Son' held up almost ten years on. Of course, the characters' looks date the show - Frasier's hair looked particularly, er, untamed, but the writing was spot on.
In contrast, I was horrified when I saw 'Encounter at Farpoint' for the first time, having started watching the series from about season three. I still can't decide which was more cringe-worthy - Troi's dialogue or her costume.
Someday I'd like to see the unaired Blackadder pilot - apparently it has a different Baldrick, and isn't really that funny.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Will there be any more Challenger novels?
- Why did Starfleet adopt the arrowhead symbol?
- Should there be more Enterprise episodes which focus on Earth's history?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on June 10, 2000:
- Paramount Registers StarTrekEnterprise.com
It was revealed Paramount Pictures had registered several new Star Trek domain names - StarTrekEnterprise.com, StarTrekEnterprise.net and StarTrekEnterprise.org - an early indicator of Series V's eventual title. Perhaps more interestingly, Paramount also registered StarTrekAcademy.com.
- 'Andromeda' E! News Set Visit Report
E! News Weekend aired a report from the set of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, developed by former DS9 writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe. During the segment, star Kevin Sorbo spoke of his love for Star Trek, and showed off his weapon of choice - the force lance. More information on Andromeda can be found at our sister site SlipstreamWeb.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the TNG episodes 'The Pegasus' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'Datalore' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Savage Curtain' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Mudd's Women' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Preemptive Strike' at 3:0 p.m, DS9's 'Of Love and Profit' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'The Voyager Conspiracy' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show TNG's 'Timescape' at 16:00 GMT, with Voyager's 'Tuvix' at 17:00 and Enterprise's 'Desert Crossing' at 2:00. BBC 2 will show the Star Trek special 'Weakest Link' episode at 17:15. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Homeward' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'Angel One' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Turnabout Intruder' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Return of the Archons' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'All Good Things, Part I' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Soldiers of the Empire' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Pathfinder' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Descent, Part I' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Resolutions' at 17:00. BBC2 will be showing Voyager's 'Q2' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 wil be showing 'Time's Arrow, Part II' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!