Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 17, 2005 - 6:42 PM
My older son has chicken pox, even though he had the vaccine. He had to miss his last day of school, and he's missed all the fun of the first few days of summer.
My younger son managed to pull the bracket holding his braces wire in his mouth out, thus requiring an emergency trip to the orthodontist in the middle of a day when my in-laws were visiting and he had a violin lesson.
My eight-year-old cat has gallstones and some kind of calcification in her liver. She has been sick all over the house and is very unhappy about having been dragged to the vet twice this week.
So I haven't seen Batman Begins, I haven't seen Mr. & Mrs. Smith, I haven't been to the pool, I haven't been to the beach.
I wish I had some summer entertainment news to report. Hopefully next week.
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from May 2003:
- 'Enterprise' Gearing Up For Season Three
With filming on Enterprise's third season scheduled to begin on June 26th, the producers introduced fresh writers, characters and new story arcs, including a group of MACOs and a storyline to seek out the Xindi and figure out why they attacked Earth in "The Expanse."
- Burton: 'Nemesis' Sacrificed Characters For Action
LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) said he felt the last Star Trek feature film failed to deliver on an emotional level, calling himself "big fan of character development" and lamenting that action-adventure elements were given priority in Star Trek: Nemesis:
I think that one of the strong suits of the Star Trek franchise has always been the interplay between the characters, and I feel that a lot of that was sacrificed in favour of action.
- Viacom Spiked By Appeals Court
Director Spike Lee took Star Trek's parent corporation to court to try to stop the company from rebranding TNN as "Spike TV." Intially, an appeals court upheld an injunction against Viacom to prevent the renaming of the cable network, agreeing with Lee's claim that the name "Spike" suggested a connection between the filmmaker and the network. Spike TV's programming eventually came to include reruns of Star Trek, CSI, Baywatch and other shows targeted at male viewers.
More news can be found in the archives.
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On Wednesday, June 22nd, Tim Russ, who plays Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, turns 49.