Site ColumnsBy Michelle
October 14, 2005 - 4:00 PM
On Wednesday, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race started in Baltimore, so last weekend we went to see the ships that were coming in, some of which were open. The schooners Virginia and Sultana, both of which do training sails, let visitors come aboard and ask questions, and the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester was out in the harbor, as was the riverboat Black-Eyed Susan. It poured all day Saturday and was misty and overcast Sunday, so it was a good day for wandering into the Maryland Science Center to see the dinosaurs, too, while Saturday we went to see Wallace and Gromit which we all thought was hilarious.
Fall TV season, week three: Threshold wasn't wonderful beyond Ramsey hitting on Caffrey, but I liked what Braga said about all the characters in interviews this week so I am still very willing to keep watching. The West Wing didn't focus on my favorite characters but I wish Vinick were a real Republican candidate as opposed to a television fiction. Desperate Housewives...I can't even remember what happened! Definitely not what it was last season, nor is Veronica Mars which I didn't even watch. Rome continues delightfully perverse (lesbian kissing this week, whoo!), Commander in Chief annoyed me with its politics but every time Geena Davis is onscreen I don't care, Smallville made me very happy by offering lots more Lionel Luthor than earlier this season even though Kristin Kreuk clearly did not take acting classes over the summer. But the highlight of my week was Shatner and Spader sleeping together on Boston Legal. And wearing wigs in a Canadian courtroom. I hadn't realized how hilarious that show had become!
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from October 2003:
- 'Enterprise' Arrives In HDTV Format
Zenith and UPN announced that Star Trek: Enterprise would be broadcast in high definition format. UPN Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff said, "We’re looking forward to expanding our high-definition broadcast to other nights of our schedule."
- Baseball Exiles 'Enterprise'
"Exile" earned Enterprise's lowest overnight ratings of the season as many television viewers tuned in the final game of a Major League Baseball championship game. 3.46 million viewers watched the last-place episode, while nearest rival Smallville on the WB brought in 6.47 million viewers.
- Paramount To Box Original Series At Last
Complete season box sets of the original Star Trek series were confirmed for DVD release in both Region 1 and Region 2 pending the completion of the Star Trek: Voyager sets.
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October 15th was the birthday of Mark Lenard, who died in 1996. Lenard played Spock's father, Sarek, as well as the Romulan Commander from "Balance of Terror" and the Klingon Captain in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.