Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 10, 2003 - 10:25 AM
Now that we are finally rid of that two-week blight on my television viewing schedule, known to the rest of the world as Wimbledon, The West Wing has returned.
The last episode before the break was "The Long Goodbye", aka "The Long Allison Janney For Your Consideration Ad". Cynical comments aside, it was an excellent episode, even if it felt like it was taking place in an alternate universe. As Aaron Sorkin no doubt intended when he asked Jon Robin Baitz to pen an episode, it seemed very much like a short story, published separately from the main novel, but still very much worth reading. Janney turned in her usual stellar performance, matched by Donald Moffat's portrayal of her father.
It was rather strange, though, to have CJ rolling about with Matthew Modine one week, and back to flirting with Danny in this week's "Inauguration". This aside, "Inauguration" was one of the best episodes this year: I was literally - well, not literally - glued to the television the whole time, and that's always a good sign. Talking with a few other Wingers a couple of weeks back, the consensus seems to be that this season has had a few stumbles, but the show is far from over.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on July 10, 2001:
- 'Entertainment Tonight' Reveals Enterprise Interiors
US showbiz series Entertainment Tonight gave fans a first look at the inside of the Enterprise NX-01. Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) gave reporter Marc Steines a tour of the engineering set and other areas.
- Article: The Women of Voyager Convention
Sashi Alexandra German reported on the appearances of Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) and Jennifer Lien (Kes) at the Women of Star Trek Voyager convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Here's an excerpt from her article:
What also made this convention appearance of hers interesting was almost half - and I mean half - the people asking questions at the mic were really people who were giving Kate heart-wrenching, personal testimonials on how Kate herself and/or the Janeway character had changed them in some dramatic way; in some cases saved their lives from suicide or other devastating things.
- 'Voyager' Cast Realistic About The Future
Several members of the Star Trek: Voyager cast gave their thoughts on life after Star Trek. "I'd love after Star Trek: Voyager is over to come back and direct the next series, like Jonathan Frakes, and LeVar Burton have done," said Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris). McNeill has directed two Enterprise episodes to date, with another scheduled to film in August.
More news can be found in the archives.
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In yesterday's article on Robert Duncan McNeill's directing activities, it was reported he would be performing the play Love Letters with Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres). He will in fact be performing with Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys). We apologise for the error.
Yesterday was the birthday of Linda Park, who plays Ensign Hoshi Sato on Enterprise.