Site ColumnsBy T'Bonz
December 21, 2007 - 11:52 PM
Christmas is closing in upon us now. Although I love the holiday, I hate the crowds and traffic. The stores are insanely crowded and traffic is heavy, due to both shoppers and snowbirds coming here to escape the wintry blasts up north. I see more of the crowds and traffic, not because Iím one of the unfortunates who must shop at the last minute, but because I live right across the street from a mall.
I canít imagine shopping for gifts this last weekend. It is crazy out there. I have this aversion to large, cranky crowds, so I make sure to do my own shopping early. I do have to deal with some of the crowds in a limited fashion, as regular life goes on and I must still buy groceries or make the occasional trip to a department store for some necessity.
You wonít see me at the day after Christmas sales either. Saving a small bit of money isnít worth fighting the crowds. Remember that episode of the original series, Mark of Gideon? Kirk was beamed down to a planet that was so crowded, that people could barely move and were all jammed together. That is how I feel when I go to the mall at this time of the year, like Iím on planet Gideon and Iím gasping for air and fighting for space.
In a few days, itíll all be over and the stores will be much emptier, rolling out sales again in hopes of finding anyone who still has money in their pockets. I will miss the family, the Christmas decorations and lights, even the Christmas carols, but I wonít miss the crowds.
I guess that a trip to Gideon wouldnít be in the cards for me.
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These were some of the major news items from December 2005:
Russ To Helm Feature 'Eye of the Beholder'
Tim Russ (Tuvok) will direct a feature film, Eye of the Beholder, and screencaps from his short film Dťjŗ Vu are now available.
Dorn Is Focusing On Directing
Michael Dorn (Worf) is following a number of his Star Trek colleagues into a career primarily focused on directing. "I've not been as busy as I've wanted to be since Star Trek Nemesis," Dorn admitted of his acting career in Star Trek Magazine (via TrekWeb).
'The Animated Series' Will Arrive on DVD in 2006.
Paramount has officially confirmed that Star Trek: The Animated Series will be released on DVD in 2006. The Digital Bits confirmed with "multiple sources" as well as the studio that work was in progress for a mid-to-late 2006 release of the complete animated series.
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Saturday, Dec 22 Dina Meyer (Romulan Commander Donatra)
Monday, Dec 24 Nicholas Meyer
Tuesday, Dec 25 Rick Berman