Site ColumnsBy Caillan
June 28, 2002 - 3:29 PM
"We've started working on it. We have an idea."
That's the word from Dreamworks head Walter Parkes on a sequel to 'Gladiator.' Arrrghhhhh! 'Gladiator' was a great film, but it didn't demand a sequel.
Apparently the sequel continues 15 years after the events of 'Gladiator,' which would place us in the reign of Septimus Severus if historical continuity matters at all (which it probably won't). Unfortunately, two of the best characters - Maximus, and most especially Commodous - won't be involved this time around for obvious reasons.
Since Septimus Severus was actually a fairly good emperor (ie: not stark raving mad), maybe they should set it in the reign of the sex-crazed Elagabalus. Click here to find out all about his exciting exploits.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Would you fight with the Maquis?
- What did you think of the Romulan Senate IPIX on the 'Nemesis' web site?
- Will 'Nemesis' be a blockbuster?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on June 28, 2000:
- Pocket Books News
The first details of the new Original Series book series emerged. The line, which begins after the events of 'The Corbomite Maneuver,' focusses on "lower decks" characters rather than the main cast. The first book, The Janus Gate: Present Tense, was released this month.
- News Bullets
The day's News Bullets included the information that Brad Dourif would be playing the villain in the 'Myst III' computer game, and William Shatner (James T. Kirk) sold 35,000 of his Priceline.com shares for an estimated $3 million.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Balance Of Terror' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Court Marshall' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time with TNG's 'The Big Good-Bye' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Resurrection' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Fury' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, the Next Generation episode 'Homeward' at 16:00 GMT, with Voyager's 'Thirty Days' at 17:00. The Futurama episode 'Where No Fan Has Gone Before' which features guest appearance by many of the Original Series cast will be shown at 20:00. 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home' will be shown at 21:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Apple' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Big Goodbye' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Resurrection' at 12:00pm, and Voyager's 'Fury' at 1:00pm.
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Day of the Dove' at 19:30, TNG's 'The Host' at 20:30, DS9's 'Meridian' at 21:30, and Voyager's 'Investigations' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!