Site ColumnsBy Caillan
February 28, 2002 - 3:33 PM
According to Ananova, the BBC is reportedly considering a British version of 'The West Wing.'
I don't think this is a terribly good idea - for one, US remakes of British series are often dreadful (just look at 'Payne,' the revamped 'Fawlty Towers'), and I don't see it being any better the other way round. Besides, the UK has its own political televisual masterpiece - 'Yes, Minister.'
In other TWW news, Emily Procter, otherwise known as Republican sex kitten Ainsley Hayes, has been cast in the 'CSI' spin-off. Hopefully she still might be able to appear in a few episodes - I'd hate to see her leave completely.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on February 28, 2000:
- Menosky Talks Continuity
Voyager co-executive producer Joe Menosky gave his views on continuity within the series. "We're not willing to be that rigid about continuity," he said. "It's not that we don't know these things. It's just that we choose to ignore them when it suits our purposes. We know what we are doing when we dismiss continuity. You can't accuse us of ignorance. We can be accused of arrogance, but that's about as far as it goes."
- On 'Andromeda' Spec Scripts
Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda co-executive producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe talked about the possibility of the series accepting unsolicited script submissions. "It all depends," he said. "First off, we definitely won't be accepting specs in the first year. I just don't think there's much of a chance of getting reasonable specs until the episodes are on the air. The show airs in October, we wrap in December. So the earliest we'd be accepting specs would be in January as we're preparing for Season Two."
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Half a Life' at 8:00 p.m Eastern time and 'Time's Arrow, Part II' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Enemy Within' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Sereis episode 'City on the Edge of Forever' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Silicon Avatar' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Search Part I' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Coda' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'The Raven' at 17:00 and midnight. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Operation Annihilate' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Disaster' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Search, Part II' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Blood Fever' at 5:00pm and 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Scientific Method' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 00:10. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!