Site ColumnsBy Caillan
November 28, 2002 - 12:13 PM
After going into uni to collect some materials for next semester on Monday, keen bean that I am, I embarked on a reconnaissance mission to find Christmas presents for friends and family.
My first (and I must admit only) stop was the new Dymocks bookshop that recently opened in Brisbane. While it lacked the charm of some English bookshops, it did have more than one floor and a much better selection than a QBD or Angus & Robertson. I spotted 'The October Horse,' the last book in Colleen McCullough's 'Masters of Rome' series, a book I've been waiting to come out for what seems like years. It also happened to be $40 dollars, although it was reduced from $50. (I tried to find it at the library today, only to discover that with the current amount of holds, the likelihood of me getting it from there before 2004 is rather slim).
As I floated across to the Classics section, the in-store music system started to play 'O Come All Ye Faithful' in Latin (ahh, heaven). I was gratified to find that 'The Odyssey' had been blessed with one of those 'Our staff recommends...' tags, and stepped closer to look at the comment. "If you liked Xena or Hercules, you'll love The Odyssey." My reaction was as if Niles Crane had discovered Le Cigare Volant had started to serve hamburgers, and I swiftly moved out of that section before I came across any other "recommendations."
Incidentally, I did leave with one book, but it was for myself - the Penguin translation of Ammianus Marcellinus. Christmas gifts purchased: 0.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on November 28, 2000:
- The National Network Acquires Trek Rerun Rights
TNN (formerly known as the Nashville Network) snapped up the rerun rights to the first five Star Trek movies and the TV series The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Paramount was reportedly asking $364 million for the rights.
- Bryan Fuller Q&A Session
Voyager co-producer Bryan Fuller answered questions from fans at the official site, including one in which he talked about the episode 'Fury.'
I was disappointed in the way that episode turned out. Kes' motivations were unclear, the story was muddy, and the crew wasn't given the chance to interact with her in any REAL way. The original concept of that show was Kes would return and through her interactions with the crew, they'd realize that this is a very different woman than the one that left Voyager three years earlier.
- New Episode Information
Paramount released the official synopsis for the upcoming episode 'The Void.'
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager find themselves and their ship stranded in a dark void with seemingly no escape, where the only proven means of survival is to prey upon weaker vessels when they first arrive. With resources dwindling, Captain Janeway must decide whether to stick to the principles that govern Starfleet or to concede that in this strange place, the ends justify the means and Voyager must become a predator to survive.
More news items can be found in the archives.
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Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Spectre of the Gun' at 10:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series's 'The Immunity Syndrome' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Cause and Effect' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Prophet Motive' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Mortal Coil' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Rejoined' at 06:00 GMT and TNG's 'Conundrum' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!