Site ColumnsBy Michelle
October 28, 2005 - 10:34 PM
Any week during which the White Sox win the World Series must be categorized as a good week. We lived in Chicago for four years when my husband and I were both in graduate school there, our older son was born there, and every Monday night home game we got $4 upper deck seats at Comiskey Park and went to see Frank Thomas, Robin Ventura, Bo Jackson, Tim Raines, Ozzie Guillen, Joey Cora and the rest of the early 1990s team. I am sorry that Thomas was unable to play in the series, but delighted with the outcome anyway.
But this is my favorite season anyway. My afternoon yesterday was taken up with a fourth grade class field trip to a local stream so the kids could see what plants and animals they could identify and try to determine how healthy the stream is. It's about a half-mile walk from the school to the spot where we did our observations, down a steep muddy hill where there was much ruination of clothes, though that hardly mattered because the kids waded into the stream to stir up the mud at the bottom and see what invertebrates could be directed into their nets. We found several salamanders and small fish, though nobody caught a crayfish or a turtle, which was of some disappointment but I don't think it's the best season for either. It was perfect weather for being outdoors in the woods.
Monday I will don my Starfleet uniform for its annual airing and give out candy. Halloween always makes me think of Star Trek!
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from late October 2003:
- 'The Shipment' Lifts 'Enterprise' To Pre-Baseball Numbers
Star Trek: Enterprise saw an increase in overnight ratings from two weeks earlier when the baseball playoffs crushed the show's viewership. "The Shipment" earned a 3.9 total rating/6 share and was watched by 3.7 million viewers.
- Official 'Chosen Realm' Plot Details
Enterprise prepared to tackle the issue of religious extremism in the third season's twelfth episode, when aliens known as the Triannon proved to be religious extremists who hijacked the ship in order to use it in a holy war.
- Hertzler Developing Klingon Graphic Novels
Martok actor J.G. Hertzler pitched the concept of a Klingon graphic novel series to Paramount, saying he wanted the focus to be "mainly about the Klingon experience and the point of it is to tell tremendously good sci-fi stories".
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Sunday, October 30th is the birthday of William Campbell, who played both Trelane and Koloth on the original series and reprised the latter role on Deep Space Nine.