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By Christian
April 18, 2001 - 2:34 PM

  • In an interesting New York Times article on the afterlife of flopped TV shows, UPN Entertainment president Tom Nunan is quoted about being unable to market their failed January cop show, 'The Beat.' Apparently UPN's only compatible show to promote the show on was 'Star Trek: Voyager', which had "the same high-quality audience" 'The Beat' was gunning for.

  • Rick Norwood's new 'Babylon 5.1' column includes a two-sentence review of 'Q2:' "There is a new Q in the Continuum, played by John de Lancie's son Keegan de Lancie. He does an outstanding job in the role." Norwood awarded the episode 4 stars, his highest rating.

  • According to the Official Jeri Lynn Ryan Homepage, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) will be appearing on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' on Thursday, April 19, rather than Friday. Her appearance on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' is also still scheduled for Thursday.

  • And also according to the JLR, the 'Dracula 2000' DVD will include an audio commentary with director Patrick Lussier, three making-off featurettes, deleted footage, trailers, TV spots, and more. The film, which featured Ryan as the journalist Valerie Sharp, will be released on DVD on the 3rd of July, but is currently already available at Amazon.com with a 25% pre-order discount.

  • Sid City, the official fan site of Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), has been updated with 11 new photos from the Fed Con convention in Bonn, Germany. Besides Siddig himself, some of the photos also show Colm Meaney (Miles O'Brien).

  • Mr. Vidiot has added the UPN 2000/2001 Movie Schedule, listing all the Friday night movies that will still be airing on the 'Voyager' network this Spring. Some of the most famous movies on the schedule include 'Interview with a Vampire' and 'Demolition Man.'

  • Michelle Erica Green updated her personal review site with an analysis of last week's 'Q2.' Like Jammer, Green wasn't very happy with the episode. "'Q2' starts with Icheb giving a report on James T. Kirk, whose name recurs at several points during the episode. Thus comparisons are inevitable not only between Janeway and Q's most famous sparring partner, Jean-Luc Picard, but between Voyager's captain and the greatest legend Starfleet has ever known. And how does she measure up? Why, the way mommies always measure up on this series. She's pathetic."

  • Yesterday, City-TV in Canada aired 'Author, Author' a day early, in order to make room for a movie airing in the regular Wednesday timeslot. Reviews of the episode have appeared on both TrekWeb and Voyager's Delights.

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