Site ColumnsBy Michelle
November 27, 2005 - 7:17 PM
We had a bit of chaos for Thanksgiving...an out-of-town relative requiring emergency brain surgery and two cases of local food poisoning, including yours truly. So this is going to be a short, ugly Site Columns. Trust me, you'd rather not know the details!
I do need to note my sadness at Threshold's cancellation, though. I know how popular it is in some quarters around here to bash Brannon Braga and everything he touches, but I enjoyed the show, particularly Carla Gugino and Brent Spiner's characters, and I got a kick last week out of the fact that one of the alien-compromised women lived in my hometown. I gather they aren't going to film the remaining scripts, so I guess we will never know what was meant to happen. Too bad Trek's old network won't pick up the series - what's a low rating on CBS is excellent for UPN!
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from November 2003:
- Young Men Deserting UPN and the WB
A Hollywood Reporter article noted that "the apparent defection of young male viewers from broadcast TV this season...has been especially brutal for the WB and its rival UPN, both of which have lower median ages and target a younger demographic than ABC, CBS or NBC." The WB and UPN had lost more than one-fifth of their core 18-34 audience.
- Siddig: 'My Star Trek Time Is Over'
"My Star Trek time is over - unless they come up with something irresistible," said Alexander Siddig (Bashir) in a chat with fans, revealing that executive producer Rick Berman had sought him out for an appearance on Enterprise but he was working in the UK, where he found the quality of scripts he received to be much higher.
- Thanksgiving Travel Diminishes 'Carpenter Street'
The final night of November sweeps went to CBS as many networks shuffled their lineups to accomodate for traditionally low viewership the night before the Thanksgiving holiday, with Star Trek: Enterprise's taking a ratings hit, dropping 0.5 in the fast national ratings.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Monday, November 28th is the birthday of Scarlett Pomers, Voyager's Naomi Wildman, as well as Menina Fortunato, Enterprise's Maras.