Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 11, 2002 - 9:14 AM
Well, as if four Alexander the Great projects weren't enough, it looks like we're going to have two Hannibal films. (The Carthaginian general - not the 'Silence of the Lambs' one.)
Vin Diesel is set to star in one of them (insert appropriate cringe here), while the other apparently has interest from Denzel Washington. I'd prefer Washington from the acting standpoint, but then it would be nice to see a relative unknown in the role.
I've also heard of at least two Boudicca projects, and there's a mini-series about Helen of Troy coming up too, not to mention the Julius Caesar mini-series. Despite this post-Gladiator interest in all things classical, we're still lacking a film in English about Nero (ie: the one who supposedly fiddled while Rome burned). They've made an Italian one, enticingly called 'Nero and Poppea: An Orgy of Power.'
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Why is Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco?
- Do you think Kes should have got together with Tom Paris?
- Why didn't the Enterprise 1701 have a ready room?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on July 10 & 11, 2000:
- Sci-Fi Weekly Interviews Patrick Stewart
TNG actor Patrick Stewart said no director had been selected to helm the tenth Trek feature film, despite rumours that screenwriter John Logan would direct. In the end, 'Executive Decision' director and Oscar-nominated editor Stuart Baird won the gig.
- Sorbo Predicts Andromeda To Be A Hit
Hercules star Kevin Sorbo talked about why he chose to sign up as Captain Dylan Hunt on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. "It would be silly not to go for this because I think this is going to be the same, but completely different from other futuristic shows that have been done before, and that are out there currently," he said.
- Trek Book Reviews
William Shatner's (James T. Kirk) preserver received a positive write-up from Cinescape's 'Khan'.
I hope this book will be the final word said about the mirror universe concept in Star Trek, and the writers of Voyager or the upcoming new series will never touch the issue again. It is a nice conclusion, and should stay so. And as for Kirk's comeback and being back in action, he is welcome to us fans always 'til the Edge of Forever.
The novel was awarded 3 out of 4 stars.
More news items can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Lonely Among Us' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The Measure of a Man' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Court Martial' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Obsession' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Heart of Glory' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'A Change of Heart' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Inside Man' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation episode 'Bloodlines' at 16:00 and Voyager's '11:59' at 17:00 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Battle' at 8:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Legacy' at 9:00pm, TNG's 'Galaxy's Child' at 10:00pm, and TNG's 'Contagion' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Space Seed' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Wolf In The Fold' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Operation Annihilate!' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'The Arsenal of Freedom' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Body and Soul' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Emergence' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Bliss' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Rightful Heir' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!