Site ColumnsBy Caillan
March 27, 2003 - 11:43 AM
Well, I survived the 24 taping debacle and lived to see the season premiere of The West Wing. After all the wait (and much watching of my season one DVD set), it was great to finally sit down, relax and see an "all-new" episode at the not-so-special time of 11:00 p.m.
The sub-plot with Donna, Toby and Josh and their travels was by far the best aspect of the episode — the scene where their teenage driver, Tyler, stops to convince a girl to go out with him was a comic gem:
Tyler: You ever love so much it hurts? Like, physically hurts?
Toby: Get in the car.
Ah, it's great to be back. Now I just need Channel 7 to stop showing 24 and return Alias to TV screens.
Link of the Day: Read the Gladiator script in Latin! Here's one of my favourite lines:
"Fratres..., diebus viginti frumenta mea metam, animo fingite ubi vosmet ipsi eritis atque ita erit. Conferti manete, haud procul ab me. Si, soli, adequitatis in campos patentes, sole fulgente in vultu, nolite timere, quod estis in Eliysium et iam mortui!!! Fratres, quod in vitae spatium agimus in aeternum resonat."
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Why doesn't Rick Berman like music?
- What did you think of the promo for "The Crossing"?
- Did you see Louise Fletcher (Kai Winn) at the Oscars?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on March 27 & 28, 2001:
- Patrick Stewart Talks TNG Casting
Speaking with National Public Radio, Patrick Stewart recalled how he landed the role of Captain Picard in The Next Generation.
During this time I was summoned back to Hollywood for the fourth time for a meeting about a new science-fiction series, called 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. I'd been over there three times earlier, and I've got to tell you, I had not taken any of these meetings remotely serious. For one thing, it seemed incongruous that they would be interested in an English actor with my background for such a series, and I'd never programmed a Hollywood television series into my future at all. So I just didn't believe in it.
- McNeill On The Voyager Finale
Voyager's Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) revealed to Cinescape that no regular cast members would be killed off in the series finale. "I can tell you it's got a lot of action in it, which Star Trek has become known for. It's got great space battles and action scenes. It's also got some wonderful emotional, charged scenes."
- The Scenic Side of Voyager
Continuing the official site's series of Voyager retrospectives, scenic artist James Van Over described the work that went into creating to look of "Future's End". "In 'Future's End' I got to do two new sets of video graphics. On Starling's desktop computer, we used a variation of the 'mutated Macintosh' interface we created for 'Past Tense' on DS9. We felt this helped the old-Earth continuity. In the SETI lab, I got to have fun with the 1950s-60s green-screen computer look. I think I made about five or six new ones just for that."
More news can be found in the archives.
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