Site ColumnsBy Caillan
March 21, 2004 - 9:33 AM
Spoilers abound for Gilmore Girls' third-season finale, "Those Are Strings, Pinocchio" and the whole third season. If you want to escape, why not pre-order season one on DVD?
So another year of Gilmore Girls is over, and I have to admit that I too had tears in my eyes during Rory's graduation speech. Despite Alexis Bledel's rather hurried delivery, the sentiment was spot-on. As was the final scene of Lorelai and Rory on the Chiltern staircase. *sniff* At least Channel 9 is starting season four next week, so the withdrawal symptons will be minimal.
That said, the season itself had its fair share of ups and downs. (Not helped by the fact that I missed the "Paris has sex!" episode because I was away in Canberra.) The whole Jess/Rory plot line was telegraphed to lead up to Jess's exit and possible spin-off. Rory should have gotten wise to the way Jess was treating her sooner and dumped him. Although he was initially a more complicated character than Dean, he's become a bit annoying over the course of this season.
Speaking of the spin-off, the backdoor pilot was terrible. (Well, the half back in Stars Hollow was fantastic -- Lorelai hugs Paris!) The actors couldn't pull off Amy Sherman-Palladino's quick-fire dialogue, which just made it sound really lame. Lauren Graham and the other cast members are so accomplished at "speaking Sherman-Pallidino" (as TWoP puts it), that newcomers don't measure up. But the spin-off is no more, so bring on Rory and Paris at Yale!
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items in mid-March, 2002:
- Berman Signs On For Another Five Year Voyage
Franchise guiding light Rick Berman inked a five-year, eight-figure deal with Paramount Pictures. The new contract called for Berman to develop film and television projects outside the Star Trek sphere.
- 'X Men' Insider Makes 'Nemesis' Appearance
TNG star Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) confirmed X-Men director Bryan Singer would have a cameo role in Star Trek: Nemesis. "When I told Rick [Berman] that I'd invited him on the set, it was his idea that maybe he'd like to put in a guest appearance. They gave him a line. He does actually have dialogue."
- Dorn To Direct 'Two Days And Two Nights'
Michael Dorn (Worf) revealed he'd been tapped to direct the penultimate episode of Enterprise's first season. "I'm very psyched about it. It's a great episode. It's going to be a lot of fun. I've always wanted to do an Enterprise. It's a terrific show," he said.
Find more news in the March 2002 news archives.
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