Site ColumnsBy Caillan
May 15, 2002 - 6:32 AM
The West Wing is getting two new regular cast members next season, according to Zap2it: Mary-Louise Parker and Lily Tomlin.
I must say, I'm rather ambivalent about this - the series already has a large cast, and Parker's Amy Gardner character has annoyed the life out of me this season - probably because Josh and Donna should get together, dammit! However, Donna's love interest earlier in the season was handled well, I thought, especially since it tied in with the 'Bartlet lied' plotline.
Regardless of what character she's going to play, Tomlin should be a great asset - but Emily Procter has a regular gig on CSI: Miami next season, so there'll probably be no more Ainsley Hayes (aka my best buddy). *sniff* Ah well, we still have the memories of the creme de cacao incident.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What did you think of the TNG DVD interview with Dennis McCarthy?
- Is Enterprise more scientifically accurate than the other series?
- In Science Fiction & Fantasy: Will you miss The X-Files?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on May 15, 2000:
- E3 Report Teaser - Nana Visitor Message!
During an appearance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys) wrote a personal message to her Internet fans:
There's nothing I like better than hearing a 'Hey, Kira' on the street, it feels like bumping into an old friend. I always thought DS9 would become more relevant as we got some space from it and I'm seeing that I'm not alone in that thought. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the future.
The original message can be found here.
- Susanna Thompson Interview
Susanna Thompson talked about her appearance as the Borg Queen in the upcoming Voyager episode, 'Unimatrix Zero.' "So there's this, in some ways, mad scientist feel to it, at least in the laboratory," Thompson said. "There's a wonderful [shot] - I hope it was shot well - of her holding up just a head, a bloody head, staring at this head saying, 'What am I not seeing? Where are you? You are so close.'"
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Two Days and Two Nights'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:
When the crew takes shore leave on the famous pleasure planet of Risa, Archer has a mysterious encounter with an alien woman; Hoshi has a surprising romantic rendezvous; Mayweather has a rock-climbing accident; and Trip and Reed go clubbing only to end the evening as unwitting victims of robbery. Meanwhile, Phlox stays on board the Enterprise with T'Pol to take his annual 48-hour hibernation and exhibits some uncharacteristic oddities when they have to wake him up after an injured crew member returns from shore leave.
This will be followed by a repeat of 'Shadows of P'Jem' at 9:00pm (8:00pm Central):
Archer and the crew are disappointed to discover that T'Pol has been ordered by the Vulcan High Command to leave the Enterprise - and equally frustrated at her seeming indifference to leaving their ranks. T'Pol's last mission as a Starfleet officer, however, proves eventful when she and Archer are kidnapped by a militant faction on an alien planet and find themselves once again at the mercy of the volatile Andorians.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Frame of Mind' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky' at 6:00pm Eastern Time and 'The Paradise Syndrome' at 7:00pm.
- We are unable to list the Canadian television listings because of a problem with the Space! web site.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Rascals' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Muse' at 17:00. BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'A Matter of Honour' at 18:20. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Unification, Part II' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part II' at 23:45. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Suspicions' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'Emergence' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'The Tholian Web' at 6:00pm Eastern Time and 'Assignment: Earth' at 7:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Naked Time' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Dark Page' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Nor the Battle to the Strong' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Course: Oblivion' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'A Fistful of Datas' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Fury' at 17:00. Sky Premier 1 will be showing 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'A Matter of Time' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!