Site ColumnsBy Michelle
May 18, 2007 - 9:53 PM
The fall TV Trekker's dilemma is already looming. Yesterday I discovered that the new show directed by Robert Duncan McNeill and starring Tim Russ, Sam I Am, is going up against Heroes, which had my loyalties even before George Takei became a recurring character. Now comes word that CBS is moving Jeri Ryan's Shark to Sunday nights...which sounds fine, except that ABC is rumored to be considering moving Boston Legal with William Shatner and Rene Auberjonois back into its old time slot following Desperate Housewives...up against Shark. At least I don't have to worry about 24 and Alexander Siddig next season.
Now it's almost summer and we are still months away in the US from getting the Doctor Who episodes airing in the UK right now (uncut and with fewer commercials than our versions will have). And we're way behind on Stargate: Atlantis. It's not fair. Sci-Fi shows enough awful shows and terrible movies; I wish they'd find us a way to get the good stuff on the same schedule as other countries!
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from May 2005:
- Is the Force With Trekkies? Will Lucasfilm Live Long and Prosper?
Several media outlets discussed the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises, both of which seemed to have reached the end of their big-screen incarnations. George Lucas himself warned his fans not to become like his perception of Trekkies, telling fans not to let the franchise consume their lives: "At least that's what they say to fans at Star Trek conventions...I know Star Wars fans aren't like that."
- Few Online Critics Happy With 'These Are the Voyages...'
Most of the regular online critics of Star Trek: Enterprise reacted to the series finale, "These Are the Voyages...", with disappointment. Though some were happy to see Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis reprise their roles as Riker and Troi for nostalgic reasons, most felt that having the Next Generation characters detracted from the Enterprise characters and their relationships.
- CBS Releases Official 'Threshold' Synopsis & Photos
The new Brannon Braga-written science-fiction show starring Brent Spiner (Data) was scheduled for Fridays at 9:00 p.m. and its official web site went live.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Sunday, May 20th is the birthday of John Billingsley, Star Trek: Enterprise's Phlox, and Anthony Zerbe, Star Trek: Insurrection's Admiral Dougherty. Tuesday, May 22nd is the birthday of the late Paul Winfield, who played both Captain Terrell in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Captain Dathon in Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Darmok." And Wednesday, May 23rd is the birthday of Joan Collins, the original series' Edith Keeler from "The City on the Edge of Forever."