Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 17, 2002 - 3:25 PM
Why do dentists start asking you all these questions when they've got all their instruments in your mouth?
I went in today to get my wisdom teeth looked at (one is impacted - happy happy joy joy), and while my teeth were being cleaned with that long metal thingy and the vaccuum tube that sends water flying everywhere, the dentist was happily chatting away. Unfortunately, I couldn't answer her questions with anything more than a grunt, especially since that vaccuum tube kept getting stuck to my tongue.
Because I haven't been to the dentist for while (let's not reveal *how* long), it was quite a surreal experience being stuck in that chair with countless instruments stuffed in my mouth. Fortunately, there were no holes, but I do have to get those wisdom teeth removed before the pain becomes totally unbearable.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Would first contact with the Breen make a good episode?
- How would you use the Romulans on Enterprise?
- When did Guinan and Picard first meet?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on July 17, 2000:
- Kenneth Biller Talks Season Seven
Voyager executive producer Kenneth Biller talked about addressing the Paris/Torres relationship as the series entered its seventh season. "We now have a few different storylines that will resolve their relationship in a way that is surprising and in tune with Star Trek without being soap opera-ish."
- SlipstreamWeb Opens
SlipstreamWeb, the Trek Nation's sister site devoted to Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, officially opened. The first news item on the site revealed four upcoming episode titles, as well as the news that science fiction author Steven Barnes would pen 'The Sum of Its Parts.'
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the Enterprise episode 'Sleeping Dogs'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:
"When Enterprise comes across a wounded Klingon vessel, T'Pol, Hoshi, and Reed take a shuttle pod down to investigate. There they are ambushed by a hostile female Klingon who hijacks the shuttle pod, leaving the Enterprise crewmembers dangerously stranded on the Klingon vessel. Now it is up to Archer to take the Klingon under guard and enlist her help in rescuing his crew."
More information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'The Big Goodbye' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The Icarus Factor' at 11:30. 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' will be shown at 9:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Devil in the Dark' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Changeling' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern time, with TNG's 'We'll Always Have Paris' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'His Way' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Flesh and Blood, Part 2' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the TNG episode 'All Good Things, PArt 2' at 16:00 GMT, with Voyager's 'Dark Frontier (Part 1 of 2)' at 17:00. Channel 4 will show Enterprise's 'Broken Bow' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Datalore' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'Pen Pals' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Errand of Mercy' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Immunity Syndrome' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Mirror, Mirror' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Conspiracy' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Reckoning' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Shattered' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Unification, Part I' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Dark Frontier, Part II' at 17:00. Channel 4 will be showing Enterprise's 'Broken Bow, Part II' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Is There In Truth No Beauty?' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!