Site ColumnsBy Michelle
August 24, 2007 - 10:08 PM
It's hard to fathom that summer is almost over and my kids go back to school on Monday. They are, naturally, not all that thrilled about it, but because they'll be attending different schools this year - the younger one is entering middle school, the older one high school - there hasn't been as much grumbling as usual despite all the orientations. It was a gorgeous, cool week here in Washington, DC - and sorry I've been away from this column for so long, we were at Bethany Beach in Delaware enjoying the shore - but it's supposed to be nearly 100 tomorrow, which I suppose means we will postpone going to the Maryland Renaissance Festival until later in the fall.
There has been a lot of Star Trek news in the past few weeks - Zachary Quinto's casting, Nimoy confirming that he but not Shatner will appear in J.J. Abrams' movie, a HD-DVD set of the original series on the way. I'm curious: how come people who were so distraught about the changes George Lucas made in the Star Wars films seem mostly to like the Star Trek remastery? Don't get me wrong, I have no objection to anything CBS is doing, but then, I thought Lucas trimming back the Ewoks and replacing the song at the end of The Return of the Jedi made everything else worthwhile. I'm having a much harder idea with the concept of a different Spock in a feature film. I like the fan productions on the internet, and I like Quinto on Heroes, but I'm really resisting the idea of a prequel with those characters I love.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from August 2005:
- Jendresen Talks Trek XI
Erik Jendresen, who was then working on the proposed eleventh Star Trek feature film, announced that he had completed a first draft of a screenplay, Star Trek: The Beginning, and turned it in to executives at Paramount Pictures.
- 'Enterprise' Enters Syndication September 17th
The cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise went into syndicated broadcast with episodes from all four seasons scheduled for the early months. Each episode aired in numerous television markets in the United States.
- 'New Voyages' Star To Appear in 'Hidden Frontier'
The star of Star Trek: New Voyages, James Cawley (Captain Kirk), made plans to appear in fellow fan production Star Trek: Hidden Frontier's episode "Vigil" as Captain Mackenzie Calhoun from the New Frontier books.
More news can be found in the archives.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Please vote in our new poll about what you most want to know about young Spock!
Today is the birthday of Jennifer Lien, who played Kes on Star Trek: Voyager. Tuesday, August 28th is the birthday of Gates McFadden, who played Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.