Site ColumnsBy Caillan
March 24, 2003 - 12:11 PM
I have every reason to be happy. Tomorrow night marks the return of both CSI and The West Wing in Australia. Of course, The West Wing is at the ludicrous hour of 11:00 p.m., but at least it's on, and I have a video recorder.
Speaking of which, I might not actually live until tomorrow night, because I've just forgotten to tape tonight's episode of 24. While the show never attracted me, my parents are big fans and have not missed an episode. Until now.
Whenever I forget to tape something, my mother usually reminds me of all those times she taped Star Trek episodes for me while I was at boarding school. It is at this point that I always remind her that (a) she also forgot sometimes and (b) on one notable occasion only caught the last 10 minutes of "The Visitor".
On those occasions I've usually been taping something like Neighbours or Vets In Practice, but 24 is a whole different ball game and I've heard horrific stories from all over the world about family members who failed to record the latest episode. So if there are no TrekToday updates tomorrow, you know I'm either out there trying to buy a 24 tape on the black market, or I've met a very grisly fate.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Which episode has the shortest teaser?
- Should there be a special edition of "Caretaker"?
- What should they name the next NX-class ships?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on March 23 & 24, 2001:
- Stewart Expects Trek X Shooting In Fall
In an interview with the Associated Press, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) said he expected the tenth Trek feature film to begin production towards the end of 2001, as he was booked up for the X-Men sequel in early 2002. In the end, Star Trek Nemesis was shot over several months at the end of 2001 and the beginning of 2002.
- No Plans For 'Voyager' Movie
Speaking with Cinescape, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) said she was completely in the dark regarding any plans for a Voyager movie. "They haven't precluded the notion of a Voyager movie, nor have they established it. I think they need to see how the next series goes and what happens in the wake of the Voyager finale."
- Extensive 'Friendship One' Plot Summary
Sources revealed the first plot details for one of Voyager's final episodes, "Friendship One". While on a mission to retrieve the 21st century probe Friendship One, the crew discovers the probe landed on an M-class planet whose inhabitants used the technology to create destructive weapons. The episode featured the return of Joe Carey, who was then promptly killed off.
Further news items can be found in the TrekToday archives.
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- March 26 is the 72nd birthday of Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original series and the first six Trek feature films. He also directed Star Trek III: The Search For Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
- March 29 is the 43rd birthday of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).