Site ColumnsBy Caillan
November 12, 2002 - 5:31 PM
The latest Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'Books Received' list landed in my inbox a few days ago. I always find this interesting because it enables me to find out what books have been published recently in the up-to-the-minute world of classical scholarship.
This is especially relevant at this time of year since Christmas is coming up, and my parents, anxious to avoid a repeat of the Great Jacket Debacle of 1997, usually ask me to provide a list of things I would like. I always find this a bit problematic, because I do like to be surprised at Christmas. Then again, the memories of the jacket incident always loom in the back of my mind whenever I say the words 'Surprise me!'
One of the books that caught my eye on the BMCR's list was the Companion to Herodotus, which (the blurb says), offers "up-to-date and in-depth overview of of all these current approaches to Herodotus' remarkable work." It also costs $208.00 dollars. That's US dollars, so I can only imagine the price when converted into Australian dollars. Academic books are always priced so that no student can actually afford to buy them unless they happen to have very rich relatives, but this blows them all out of the water.
There's a new translation of 'The Odyssey' out, which also comes with an audio version. "Perfect for the car or classroom!" says the blurb on the web site.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Does Enterprise need to learn from 'Stargate SG-1'?
- Which Trek audio book is the best?
- In Science Fiction & Fantasy: Did you find the bloopers on the 'Attack of the Clones' DVD?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the main news items on November 12, 2000:
- 'Critical Care' Review
Edward James Hines gave the latest Voyager episode three stars. "I genuinely enjoyed "Critical Care." It was solidly written and performed. It was an effective morality play. It should be remembered as one of VGR's standout episodes."
- Site Columns
Christian mulled over the idea of an episode guide for the then as yet untitled Series V.
More news items can be found in the archives.
Today is the birthday of Max Grodenchik, who played Rom on Deep Space Nine.
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'The Communicator.' Here's how the official site describes the episode:
Reed accidentally leaves his communicator on a pre-warp alien planet during a visit, and when he returns with Archer to retrieve the crucial technology, they are captured by soldiers who accuse them of being enemy spies. Meanwhile, Trip and Mayweather use the cloaking technology of the damaged Suliban Cell-Ship they had previously captured in an attempt to rescue Archer and Reed before they are executed.
Further information can be found in the episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Qpid' at 2:00pm Eastern Time, 'The Drumhead' at 8:00pm, and 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' at 11:30pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing 'That Which Surives' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Return to Tomorrow' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'The Doomsday Machine' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'The Game' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Equilibrium' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Scorpion, Part I' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Improbable Cause' at 06:00 Eastern Time, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'All Our Yesterdays' at 14:00, TNG's 'The Mind's Eye' at 17:00, and BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Sins of the Father' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!