Site ColumnsBy Caillan
June 26, 2002 - 3:35 PM
Finally went to see 'Spider-Man' today - a great way to spend a couple of hours. It was certainly the most enjoyable film I've seen since...er, well, since 'Attack of the Clones.'
However, that isn't the subject of today's edition, for I feel it is my duty to bring to your attention a new public menace I became aware of at the movie theatre - frozen rasberry drink. Since the frozen coke machine wasn't working (typical), I warily opted for the frozen rasberry flavour.
Rasberry is a nice fruit, when served in an appropriate manner, but this was definitely not appropriate. This was a taste sensation that makes Cherry Coke seem positively sedate - sugary, sickening and a lurid pink. When I received this affront to the palate, I swear I heard someone behind me mutter 'Gross' under their breath. Got it in one.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What did you think of the 'Vox Sola' score?
- Should Enterprise have parallel Earth stories?
- What do you think of 'Nemesis' director Stuart Baird's previous work?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on June 26, 2000:
- New 'Communicator' Rick Berman Interview
Franchise head Rick Berman talked cryptically about the Series V concept he created with Brannon Braga.
"It is a show that takes place on a Starfleet vessel but, at the same time, a rather dramatic departure from the previous three Star Trek shows. I believe it will be more Star Trek than anything since The Next Generation and, perhaps, anything since the original series in terms of its principles and its tone and style."
- Jonathan Frakes Chat Transcript Up
In an online chat, Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) was asked whether he would be continuing his work as executive producer of Roswell in its second season. "I'll be as involved as a possibly can," he said. "But the show is in pretty good hands with Jason Katims at the helm. And the Star Trek fans out there will be happy to know that Ron Moore who wrote First Contact as well as many episodes, is on board as a producer and writer of Roswell this season." Two years on, the series was recently cancelled by UPN after the end of its third season.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Fortunate Son.' Here's how the StarTrek.com describes the episode:
"The Enterprise crew is dispatched by Starfleet Command to assist Fortunate, a human freight vessel that has been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. On arriving, they are surprised to find that Fortunate's crew is resistant to Archer's efforts to help them and determined to seek revenge against their attackers, no matter what the repercussions."
More information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Preemptive Strike' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Conspiracy' at 11:30pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'The Menagerie, Part I' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Changeling' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Arena' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Hide and Q'at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Sacrifice of Angels' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Live Fast and Prosper' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Parallels' at 16:00 GMT, and Voyager's 'Once Upon A Time' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Ship in a Bottle' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'All Good Things, Part I' at 8:00pm Eastern Time, and TNG's 'The Neutral Zone' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the original series's 'The Menagerie, Part II' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Mirror, Mirror' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Tomorrow Is Yesterday' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Haven' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'You Are Cordially Invited' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Muse' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Pegasus' at 16:00 GMT, and Voyager's 'Nothing Human' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Aquiel' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!