Site ColumnsBy Caillan
August 16, 2002 - 11:44 AM
Today was 'Free Dress Day' at my brother's school, which means they get to ditch their uniforms for charity. There's always one or two who forget, and today it was my brother. (Of course, I forgot on a regular basis - one teacher even asked 'Caillan, do you own a pair of jeans?')
Anyway, he phoned up at 8:30 this morning to ask for some clothes to be sent up. Listening to the conversation at this end ("Oh darling, are you crying?") made it sound like there was a national emergency, and having only woken up five minutes earlier, rushed out of my room to find out what all the fuss was about. Mother promptly informed me that in my brother's life this *was* in fact a national emergency, and I was being sent up with the clothes on a mercy mission.
So 10 minutes later (having tried to make myself look as presentable as possible) I jumped on my bike and rode up to the school to deliver the clothes. Looking, no doubt, like the wreck of the Hespress (or at least a little manic), I rushed to the classroom door, only to see my brother sitting there - not as a social outcast in his school uniform - but in his own clothes. His teacher stopped mid-sentence to allow me to talk to my brother, and twenty 10-year-olds watched silently as I walked across the classroom.
"I thought you needed clothes," I hissed. Apparently he was wearing the clothes he was going to use for life-saving practice in the pool later that day. Curtly instructed to leave the clothes outside, I promptly turned around and knocked off a clipboard which went crashing to the floor. I muttered my apologies (something about destroying the classroom), walked out of the classroom with as much dignity as I could muster (which wasn't very much) and rode off. I don't think I'll be in a hurry to make any more special deliveries in the future.
Trek BBS Today
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- Which Original Series episode was the most cinematic?
- How would you bring back Sisko?
- Should 'Nemesis' be three-hours long?
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on August 16, 2000:
- Mulgrew Confirms Net Rumours
In an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) seemed to confirm Internet rumours that somone would die in the Voyager finale:
KM: I think it should be stunning. Unpredictable. Heartbreaking. The audience should guess, but it should be the last frame of the last episode. An extreme close-up of a beloved character - Out.
CK: Are we fading to black... or is she?
KM: [probably, difficult to understand] I can't, I'm not allowed to say. I think you should see the ship go up in flames, deck by deck. Just get to the escape pods.
CK: Wow. You're going to... you're gonna die!
KM: I was told not to speak of this, as you can see I'm the biggest blabbermouth in Hollywood.
CK: She's gonna die and she just said it on the Late Late show, Ladies and Gentlemen!
KM: You're gonna get in trouble...
CK: Hoo! I didn't say that - "Fade to black!" You said "Fade to Black!"
KM: "Fade to Black" I didn't say Janeway [Emphasis placed by Mulgrew] was going to die.
- Minor New 'Inside Man' Information
The official site posted the news that the upcoming 'Inside Man' would be directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Rob Doherty.
- Rupert Murdoch Wants To Partner On UPN With Viacom
The Viacom/UPN saga continued with the news that News Corp. president Rupert Murdoch had held informal talks with the media giant about becoming a partner in UPN. "Certainly, I would like to see a successful development of a sixth (U.S.) network," he said. News Corp. had recently bought Christ-Craft Industries, which owned several crucial UPN affiliates.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'A Matter of Honor' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The Defector' at 11:00 p.m.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Ultimate Computer' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'The Emissary' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'The Cloud' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Shore Leave' at 14:00 GMT. Sky One will show TNG's 'Skin of Evil' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Empath' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Emissary' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Arma Enim Silent Leges' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'The Cloud' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Initiations' at 15:00 GMT, 'Non Sequitur' at 16:00 and TNG's 'We'll Always Have Paris' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Geheime Mission auf Celtris Drei - Teil 2' ('Chain of Command, Part II') at 17:00 CET.
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 19:30, TNG's 'Silicon Avatar' at 20:35, Voyager's 'Remember' at 21:30 and DS9's 'Destiny' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!