Site ColumnsBy Christian
September 26, 2002 - 3:39 AM
When I bought my Xbox, I never realised how much of a cost-saver the thing would turn out to be. One of the main reasons I bought it was because the only DVD player I had was my laptop, and I wanted to be able to watch DVDs on TV too. Amazon listed a prodect that would allow me to watch Region 1 DVDs once it came out a few weeks after the Xbox's release, and so all seemed fine.
However, since then this product (Region X Free, I think it's called) has been postponed several times already, and last time I checked it wouldn't be released at the end of the year. At first I was quite annoyed about this, but as the region 1 DVD release lists started filling up, the benefits became ever more apparent. On November 5 alone, for instance, the first seasons of Once and Again, Felicity, and Sports Night will all be released in luxurious box sets, while three weeks earlier Law & Order's first season will get the same treatment.
If I'd been able to watch theose DVDs, I undoubtedly would have bought all those box sets (and even now I may still buy the Once and Again box set, just to make sure the final two seasons will also be released). But now I may actually have a chance of saving a bit of money. If only I had a way of making sure I won't give in to the temptation of spending that money on a proper Region 1-enabled player once I've saved enough...
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-What are the best Original Series novels?
-In 'The Final Frontier,' why didn't Kirk climb Mount Everest?
-And in Science Fiction & Fantasy: When is Blair Witch 3 coming out?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
Below is one of the most important headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Monday the 25th of September, 2000:
- Brannon Braga Interview
Only a short while after handing over the Voyager reins to Kenneth Biller, Brannon Braga spoke about the as-yet untitled Series V: "Hopefully [it] will rekindle the adventure and thrill of the franchise… We've got to do something that at once recaptures the heart and soul of Star Trek while at the same time reinvents Star Trek to make it different… This series is an important step in the franchise's future, and you don't want to just rush it out. [...] I said it before, we don't to plop a new crew on a new ship and title it Star Trek: Intrepid."
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Carbon Creek.' Here's how the official site describes the episode:
T'Pol tells Archer and Trip a story about her great-grandmother T'Mir and three other Vulcans who made first contact with humans after crash landing in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1950s. T'Pol's story shocks Archer and Trip because her account is much earlier and very different from what history books reported.
More information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Deja Q' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Future Imperfect' at 11:30pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Return To Tomorrow' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Shore Leave' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'The Man Trap' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Menage a Troi' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'If Wishes Were Horses' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Death Wish' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Second Sight' at 06:00 GMT, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Wolf In The Fold' at 14:00, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Enemy' at 17:00, and BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Who Watches The Watchers?' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'The Nth Degree' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'A Matter of Perspective' at 8:00pm Eastern Time, and 'Final Mission' at 11:30pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Patterns of Force' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Galileo Seven' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Charlie X' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Transfigurations' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Forsaken' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Lifesigns' at 5:00pm and at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Sanctuary' at 6:00, E4 will be showing the Original Series's classic episode 'The Trouble with Tribbles' at 14:00, and Sky One again will be showing TNG's 'The Price' at 17:00 and at 23:50. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Qpid' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!