Site ColumnsBy Michelle
October 22, 2004 - 8:16 PM
Don't let me become optimistic about the Red Sox.
You know why they won, the other night? Because I didn't watch. When I watched before, they lost. So I got smart: I watched Smallville at 8 and then The West Wing season premiere at 9 (if my brain had been functioning better, I would have taped Smallville at 8, watched last season's West Wing finale at 8 and then the season premiere at 9, because in addition to distraction from the Red Sox, I needed a Jason Isaacs fix).
By then the score was so much in the Red Sox's favor that my husband decided it was safe to put the game on the main television in the living room, rather than the little TV in the kitchen where we'd been surreptitiously sneaking peeks on and off throughout the evening. I still didn't watch. I couldn't. I'm too superstitious. I grew up in a household where, if you were picking your nose and your team scored, then you were obligated to pick your nose for the rest of the game. So if you weren't watching, and they won, well...
The thing is, I know I'm going to watch the series. I can't help it. And that will probably jinx everything.
Don't tell everyone if the Red Sox lose that it was my fault, okay?
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from October 2002:
- Sirtis 'Very Happy' With 'Nemesis' Role
"John Logan, bless his heart, was a big Troi fan, so he's written me a nice role in this movie," said Marina Sirtis of her role in Star Trek Nemesis, explaining, "Beyond getting married and being a blushing bride, Troi is basically the catalyst in the denouement of the movie because of the relationship that she has with Shinzon. I actually have something to do with the plot this time."
- 'Sickbay' Leaves Reviewers Unimpressed
"I'm all for 'ships and sex in Star Trek, but I think I'd prefer they were done with a little more class and restraint, at least this early in the game," wrote Monkee in her review of "A Night In Sickbay", seconded by O Deus, who said the episode "leads back to some of the more disastrous first season episodes and contains the germ of a storyline that would seriously hurt what Enterprise has achieved until now."
- Official 'Precious Cargo' Details Released
StarTrek.com announced that Commander Tucker would uncover a secret behind some excess baggage in the upcoming episode "Precious Cargo", finding a beautiful woman in suspended animation. Padma Lakshmi played Kaitaama.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will broadcast the new Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Home". Here's the official synopsis:
Once the NX-01 finally returns to Earth, the weary crewmen face repercussions of their journeys, both positive and negative.