Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 22, 2003 - 4:35 PM
In a family of four, there are a few ways to deal with the release of a new Harry Potter book.
The simplest is to buy everyone his or her own book, but that's nearly $100 even with discounts. Plus it means that the ten-year-old, who reads relatively quickly and has relatively few responsibilities, will finish first and spoil it for the rest of us.
There's also the two-book option: to get each child his own copy, since the adults don't have time to read during the day anyway, and let the parents read at night while the children are asleep. But this doubles the risk from before that someone will give away a major plot point.
We have decided to take option #3: reading OOTP while driving from Washington, DC to Los Angeles, then Seattle, then home with our family. This means spending an average of eight hours a day in a minivan with two children under ten.
I expect that I will have a sore throat from reading aloud, but at least we'll all get to read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix together and no one will be able to spoil anybody else.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-If Enterprise got cancelled, would there still be Trek books, comics, action figures, etc.?
-How do you feel about the presentation of religion on the Trek shows?
-How come Trek villains always end up wimping out eventually? (And could we call it by a less offensive term?)
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items in June 2001:
- Mulgrew To Play Katharine Hepburn On Stage
Kate Mulgrew revealed her plans to star in Tea At Five in Hartford, Connecticut, stating that she was proud of Voyager yet she was busier once it wrapped than she had been while working on the show.
- TNG DVDs To Be First In Region 1
Paramout Home Video announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation would be released in DVD box sets in the US with the first one likely arriving in 2002. A spokesman also discussed the November release of the Star Trek: The Motion Picture director's edition.
- 'Endgame' Novelisation Reviewed
Yours truly took a look at the print version of Voyager's final episode and the beginnings of Christie Golden's Homecoming, which is finally available nearly two years later.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
While Enterprise visits a planet where an Interspecies Medical Exchange conference is taking place, Dr. Phlox tries to obtain research on a terminal disease from the Vulcan contingency there. But he must not reveal that T'Pol has contracted this disease, because that knowledge would forever stigmatize her among her people.