Site ColumnsBy Michelle
August 19, 2005 - 5:44 PM
I'm back from a week on the Delmarva Peninsula, where we were staying right on the Delaware-Maryland border in Bethany Beach. The weather was extremely hot but the ocean was lovely, and we did a lot of sightseeing in and around the area. One day we went to Assateague National Seashore, primarily famous for its wild ponies (which we saw, not far from the roadside, grazing) but which is also home to thousands of birds, crabs, reptiles and deer. Another day we went to Lewes, "the first city in the first state", which has a lightship now open for tours and many relics from the War of 1812, including "Cannonball House", which was struck by a British shot in 1813 that can still be seen sticking out of the foundations.
We went to many maritime museums, including the Discover Sea shipwreck museum in Fenwick Island, the Historical Society museums with their lighthouse exhibits in Lewes, the Richardson Maritime Museum with its shipbuilding history in Cambridge and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum with dozens of exhibits from oyster dredging to wooden canoe restoration in St. Michaels. We also went to a couple of zoos and aquariums, the boardwalks in Rehoboth, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland, and of course to play miniature golf and eat salt water taffy. What else is summer for?
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from August 2003:
- Catsuits and Catfights and Characters, Oh My!
Scott Bakula (Archer) and Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) teased about upcoming brawls and romance during the fall season of Enterprise, with Blalock explaining that she would have a new haircut and brighter-colored catsuits while Bakula promised "crazy fun" on the show.
- 'Enterprise' Producers Promise To Up The Ante
Rick Berman and Brannon Braga avowed that they were determined to make the show's third year stand out, in Braga's words:
One of the things you're going to see is some pretty radical structural stuff. We're doing stuff that we've never done. Let's set aside the obvious ones. We're beginning the season with a mission, with a continuing arc. The fans that have been screaming for more continuity are going to be in spasms of ecstasy over this, because this is a continuing storyline...the first episode of next season doesn't even open on Enterprise. It opens with the Xindi, in a very strange, mysterious place, with insectoid people.
- Shatner Moves Past Captain Kirk
"There is probably not a big chance that Kirk will appear in any future Star Trek projects," said William Shatner, who said he thought that the producers had "missed the essentials of Star Trek – that is, the colorful characters in conflict with each other and the outer world," in its incarnation on Enterprise.
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It's a busy week for Star Trek birthdays! Today, August 19th, is the birthday of the Great Bird of the Galaxy, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry; it's also the birthday of The Next Generation's Jonathan Frakes (Riker) and Diana Muldaur (Pulaski). Sunday, August 21st is the birthday of Kim Cattrall (Valeris), and Wednesday the 24th is the birthday of Jenifer Lein (Kes).