Site ColumnsBy Michelle
April 16, 2006 - 10:25 PM
Sorry to be late with this column; with Passover and Easter falling during the same week, and my kids having spring break from school, it's been a busy few days. Unfortunately we did not spend this spring break in England like we did last year, but we did visit with out of town friends, have a seder with both sets of grandparents and visit our niece, who was visiting my in-laws in Pennsylvania. We also went to the home opening game of the Nationals (which they lost to the Mets, but it was a gorgeous afternoon for baseball), to the Du Pont estates Winterthur and Longwood Gardens on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, to Gettysburg National Battlefield and to Hanover Shoe Farms, where the mares are having foals all this month so we got to see colts less than 24 hours old.
I am utterly in love with the new Doctor Who, though I only saw a few Tom Baker installments and remain ignorant of the long history of the series. The first few episodes of the new series were entertaining though not what I'd label great science fiction, but "Dalek" is an astonishing hour of television and I am loving the characters - the Doctor, to be sure, but it's really Rose and the other women who have me completely sold on the show. None of them are caricature ideal heroines, they're all very real and make bad decisions sometimes, but they're also tough and smart and they look out for one another. I don't think I've been this happy with a female character since Deep Space Nine and Kira.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from April 2004:
- 'Trekkies 2' Gets Paramount Premiere
The follow-up to executive producer Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar)'s documentary Trekkies premiered at the Paramount Theater for cast and crew members, including Star Trek stars like Dominic Keating.
- Blalock's T'Pol Wins Spacey Award
For the second year in a row, Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) won a Spacey Award, though her triumph came in a category with a somewhat more dignified title. She was cited for playing the Most Popular Female Character, whereas the previous year her award was for "Female Hottie" instead.
- First Images Of Original Series DVD Sets
After a long wait for complete season sets of the original Star Trek on DVD, the first pictures of the packaging for the boxed sets appeared, revealing a tricorder-shaped box opening along a center seam.
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Thursday, April 20th is the birthday of George Takei, the original series' Sulu.