Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 16, 2002 - 10:14 AM
After last month's 'Lord of the Rings' Extended DVD price shock, I decided to rent the first DVD set to a) rewatch the movie because it's very cool b)check out the preview of 'The Two Towers' and c)watch the 'Extended Edition' preview so I'd know what I'd be forking my money out for.
Although I'm not quite sure why Peter Jackson filmed his introduction while driving the car, the preview was certainly whetted my appetite for movie two, which is now only a few months away. Particularly amazing, I thought, was the computer program they'd developed so that each CGI figure involved in the battle scenes had their own 'mind.' And the extended edition *does* look really good, so I will still be buying it - although some shopping around is in order.
There is some good news on the DVD horizon, however - EzyDVD is selling the 'Wrath of Khan' special edition for only $24.95!
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What are the favourite meals of each Trek character?
- Is there a better name for the Defiant?
- What do you like about 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier'?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on September 16, 2000:
- 'Body And Soul' Plot & Crew Info
Paramount Pictures released the official synopsis for 'Body and Soul,' directed by Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris):
While performing experiments on the Delta Flyer, Seven of Nine, Harry Kim and the Doctor are attacked by a Delta Quadrant race who view "photonics" such as the Doctor as mortal enemies. With time running out, the Doctor must hide in plain sight - taking refuge in Seven of Nine's Borg implants! Taking over her consciousness, the Doctor must convincingly behave as Seven of Nine to survive.
- Voyager Stars Present At UPN Party
At UPN's part in the Hollywood Las Palmal club, Brannon Braga briefly talked about his Series V plans:
"We're working on the new series now. Rick Berman and I are busily writing the pilot and we don't know when we'll be able to announce anything officially. [...] I would imagine in the next six months. [...] Because we're immersed in it, in the writing of it, we're just not prepared to say anything yet until we have everything nailed down, when we know where it's going and when it's going to air, all that kind of thing."
More news can be found in the archives.
The Enterprise airing times for St. Louis listed in September 14's News Bullets are incorrect. According to St. Louis Today, 'Shockwave, Part I' and 'Shockwave, Part II' will be shown back-to-back on Friday September 20, starting at 7:00pm. Thanks to Craig Morris for this!
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Booby Trap' at 8:00 p.m Eastnern Time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Wolf in the Fold' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Lights of Zetar' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Sins of the Father' 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Passenger' at 4:00 p.m, & Voyager's 'Maneuvers' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series epiosde 'Catspaw' at 14:00 GMT. Sky One will show TNG's 'Shades of Gray' at 17:00 and 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Enemy' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part I' at 10:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing 'The Trouble With Tribbles' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Dagger of the Mind' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Allegiance' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Move Along Home' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Resistance' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Circle' at 06:00 GMT, Sky Movies Premier 2 will be showing 'Trekkies' at 07:00 and 15:00, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'I, Mudd' at 14:00, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Ensigns of Command' at 17:00, and BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Evolution' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing Enterprise's 'Desert Crossing' at 22:30, while WIN Victoria will be showing 'Fallen Hero' at the same time. TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Clues' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!