Site ColumnsBy Michelle
July 21, 2004 - 3:38 PM
I'm at the midway point in Patrick O'Brian's 20-volume seafaring epic, the first (and best-known) of which is Master and Commander. I've been reading them as slowly as possible, because I'm enjoying them so immensely, and once I've finished, there won't be any more -- O'Brian is no longer living, though his publisher has plans to bring out his unfinished 21st book in the saga this fall. An unfinished manuscript, though a wonderful find, just isn't the same thing, though.
So I've decided that I will have to tide myself over, so to speak, with Horatio Hornblower. I had gotten the eight DVDs of the most recent production, broadcast in the US on A&E, as a Mother's Day present, and I have the first book, though I doubt I'll open it before the fall as I have another ten O'Brian books to finish. After that, I don't know what I'll do -- the Cochrane biography? A book on Nelson? Suggestions?
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from July 2002:
- Montgomery Wants To See Travis Grow
Anthony Montgomery (Mayweather) said that he didn't care how Travis developed as long as he showed growth, and said he hoped to use his martial arts training on Enterprise.
- Keating Talks 'Minefield' Alien Encounter
"We meet the Romulans for the first time, and I have no idea who they are!" explained Dominic Keating (Reed) of the upcoming "Minefield". "And then it all goes wrong man!"
- 'Nemesis' Sexy & Surprising, Says Stewart
Patrick Stewart (Picard) said that the upcoming Star Trek: Nemesis "has romance in it - in fact, it's probably the sexiest movie we've done in some respects, although unfortunately none of this involves me", and "a psychological aspect to it too, which is interesting and potent."
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Today's Television Listings
- Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will show the Enterprise rerun "Proving Ground". Here's a synopsis of the episode:
An Andorian ship led by Commander Shran arrives in the Delphic Expanse to help Enterprise hone in on the Xindi superweapon.
Then at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will show another Enterprise rerun, "Stratagem". Here's the synopsis:
Archer finds himself face-to-face with Degra, the designer of the Xindi superweapon, and tries to trick him into revealing its location.