Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 24, 2001 - 10:02 AM
On Sunday, after almost a year of waiting, I was able to pick up Earth: Final Conflict video volumes 1.7 and 1.8.
My sorry tale started about June last year, when the first two videos from the series appeared on Aussie shores. The premiere was a great start, and I wanted more. As soon as volumes 3,4,5 and 6 were released, they were on my bookshelf. But then they stopped being released.
Suddenly, earlier this year, the videos reappeared, but with flashier covers, at a more expensive price and starting from the beginning again. My guess is that Universal didn't realise they would sell well, so they scrapped the first lot and brought out videos with nicer covers and bumped up the price by $5.
Finally, the new videos caught up to where I had been left hanging, after the excellent episode, 'Sandoval's Run.' After picking up volumes 1.7 and 1.8, I watched them in one straight sitting - my starvation had ended! Thank goodness volume 1.9 isn't too far away.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Which starship has the best name?
- Do you think the Enterprise theme tune should have lyrics?
- Discuss the upcoming novel - The Battle For Betazed.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major headlines on July 24th, 1999:
- Robert McNeill Chat Transcript
Voyager's Tom Paris, Robert Duncan McNeill, participated in a chat at the official site. Amongst other things, he was asked about his character's changing hairstyles. "It is NOT a hairpiece, but they put so much hairspray and products on my hair that it might as well be," he said. "It takes on a life of its own. They use a lot of product on my hair and it's been the subject of many heated debates over the years. I think the style I have now on the show is more in line with what I'd like Paris to have instead of the more bouffant version."
- Raleigh Convention Report
Walter Koenig (Pavel Chekov) and George Takei (Hikaru Sulu) proved a hit at the Raleigh Star Trek convention. Here's an extract of a report written by Kathryn Keeter and Bette Llewellyn :
Walter and George were on--and I mean "ON"! At my present age of forty-(mumble) I've seen showmanship, but these guys know how to work a crowd! Walter was playing straight man to George, but he got some deadly zingers in! I don't know which stories are cliches and which are new, but the audience had a great time.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing will be showing a host of original series episodes. 11:00 a.m Eastern Time will see the showing of 'Obsession,' followed by 'Devil in the Dark' at 12:00 p.m. 'Arena' is at 1:00 p.m, 'A Private Little War' at 2:00 p.m, 'The Trouble with Tribbles' at 3:00 p.m and 'What are Little Girls Made of?' at 5:00 p.m.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The original series episode 'Court Marshal' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time, repeated at 4:00 p.m. The Next Generation's 'The Outcast' will be at 12:00 p.m. Voyager's 'Extream Risk' will be shown at 10:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'Remember me' at 17:00 GMT. BBC 2 will show Voyager's 'Pathfinder' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing The Next Generation episode 'Die Macht der Paragraphen' at 16:00 ECT.
- In the Netherlands, RLT 5 will be showing DS9's 'Time's Orphan' at 18:00 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Workforce, Parts 1 and 2.' Here's how the official site describes the episodes:
- When Chakotay, Harry Kim and Neelix attempt to rendezvous with the U.S.S. Voyager after a trading mission, neither the ship nor the crew are anywhere to be found. Meanwhile, on a far away planet, Kathryn Janeway and the rest of Voyager's former crew begin new careers. Oblivious to each other and the lives they once shared, the Voyager crew has been integrated into a gigantic industrial workforce.
- With the majority of the U.S.S. Voyager crew brainwashed into leading the lives of industrial workers for a race called the Quarren, Chakotay, Harry Kim, Neelix and the Doctor find themselves vastly outnumbered in their quest to restore the crew to normal and return them to the ship. However, Janeway and the rest of the crew have moved on with their lives as Quarren forces close in on Chakotay on the planet's surface and on Voyager in orbit.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'Miri' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Return Of The Archons' at 10:00am Eastern Time, with a repeat at 4:00pm, TNG's 'Cause And Effect' at 12:00pm, DS9's 'Family Business' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'In The Flesh' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Legacy' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:30, and Voyager's 'Dark Frontier' at 22:00. BBC2 will be showing DS9's 'Penumbra' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Die ‹berlebenden auf Rana-Vier' ('The Survivors') at 16:00 ECT, with a repeat at 03:30.
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'The Sound Of Her Voice' at 18:00 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing DS9's 'The Tears Of The Prophets' at 12:10am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule