Site ColumnsBy Caillan
December 17, 2001 - 3:50 PM
One of the other advantages of having little to do is being able to catch up on my reading. During the semester I have little to no time for recreational reading, so a visit to the library was in order.
So far, I've read 'House Corrino,' the third book in the 'Prelude to Dune' series - fairly average, by the numbers stuff - hardly a patch on the wonder of the original. This weekend I started Paul Scott's 'Raj Quartet,' a saga of India from 1942-1947. Having thoroughly enjoyed Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' a few years ago, I thought it was time to read another book set in India.
On the 'to read' list is Anthony Birley's biography of the emperor Hadrian. I also picked up 'An Intelligent Person's Guide to Classics,' which I thought would look nice and pretentious on my desk when the relatives come over at Christmas.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you prefer the original script or the filmed version of 'City on the Edge of Forever'?
- Which Voyager episode forced you to question your ethical beliefs?
- Vote for the funniest TNG scene.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on December 17, 1999:
- Leonard Nimoy Radio Reports
Leonard Nimoy (Spock) hosted a series of radio reports highlighting how businesses were trying scam customs fearful of the 'Y2K' bug with falsely advertised products and services.
- Gowron Millennium Article
StarTrek.com posted an article on 'Millennium Trek,' the Florida New Year's event to be hosted by Robert O'Reilly (Gowron). The party included an Gala dinner, gift pack and charity auction.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Gneration episodes 'The Emissary' at 8:00 p.m and 'The Best of Both Worlds (part 1 of 2)' at 11:00 p.m eastern time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'I, Mudd' AT 6:00 P.M eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Assignment: Earth' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, with the Next Generation's 'The Bonding' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Tacking Into the Wind' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Time and Again' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, the Original Series episode 'Space Seed' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Cathexis' at 17:00, TNG's 'Time Squared' at 20:00, 'Darmok' at 21:00 and 'Starship Mine' at 22:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will show DS9's 'Equilibrium' at 18:00 ECT. NET5 will show Voyager's 'Future's End, part II' at 18:30. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Peak Performance' at 8:00pm and 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Metamorphosis' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Spock's Brain' at 10:00am Eastern Time, with a repeat at 2:00pm. TNG's 'Booby Trap' will be shown at 3:00pm, with DS9's 'Extreme Measures' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Phage' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Faces' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 23:45. BBC2 will be showing Voyager's 'Repression' at 18:00, with TNG's 'Angel One' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Second Sight' at 18:00 CET, while NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'Warlord' at 18:30. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Evolution' at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule