Site ColumnsBy Lisa
September 18, 2002 - 1:26 AM
I started reading 'Magician' by Raymond E. Feist today.
I picked it up because this author has collaborated on a series wiht my favourite writer, Janny Wurts. However, that series takes place amongst the background to a wider world, so I figured it would be best to start at the beginning.
I'm enjoying it so far. However, I have two major problems. The book does shift around rahter a lot, between different sets of characters and spans of time. I find this rather annoying. It's possible to blink and suddenly a matter of years will have passed.
The second problem concerns the name of the main character. I'm finding it so hard to take seriously a character called PUG. Sigh.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Why is the Bridge of a starship always on the top?
-Do Trek fans get a bad press?
-Does Enterprise appeal to an older audience?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today'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!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the conclusion to last season's climax, 'Shockwave, Part II'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:
Intent on stopping Archer and Enterprise's mission, the diabolical Suliban take the crew hostage when it is discovered that Archer has mysteriously disappeared off the ship. While stuck in the decimated remains of the 31st century, Archer and Daniels work to find a way to get back to Enterprise; and Daniels worries that the future existence of The Federation may be in jeopardy as a result of his impulsive action to remove Archer from Enterprise, forever changing the course of history.
More information about the episode can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'The Price' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part II' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Gamesters of Triskelion' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Way to Eden' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Captain's Holiday' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Nagus' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Prototype' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Metamorphosis' at 14:00 GMT, while Sky one will show TNG's 'Evolution' at 17:00. BBC2 will show TNG's 'The Ensigns of Command' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!