Site ColumnsBy Caillan
January 29, 2002 - 3:40 PM
I saw the weirdest movie yesterday - David Cronenberg's 'eXistenZ.' A commentary on video games and society, it was quite clever in its own sick and twisted way. However, the frequent displays of blood and gore and mutilated mutated animals had me feeling quite sick by half-way time. It certainly has some interesting things to say, and the ending's thought-provoking, but only see it if you've got a strong stomach.
It was certainly better than the remake of 'The Planet of the Apes,' which I also watched yesterday. Yuck. Not a patch on the original. To make it worse, the twist ending made no sense whatsoever. Very disappointing.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Vote in the final round of the Star Trek Oscars!
- Did you see 'The Wrath of Khan' or 'The Search For Spock' at the cinema?
- Which Star Trek book cre do you like best?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on January 29, 2000:
- NY Post: "Has Kirk Gone Crazy?"
William Shatner's (James T. Kirk) Priceline.com commericals managed to cause quite a bit of a stir. The New York Post's Linda Stasi was particularly suprised by the ads, writing that "for reasons I hope never to understand, William Shatner, dressed in leather jacket and jeans, and looking like a cross between The Boss and the man from The Men's Warehouse, 'sings' and 'raps' to a hip audience in what's supposed to be a smoky downtown night spot."
- Sisko Wins Space.com Poll
Captain Sisko was voted best Star Trek captain in a Space.com poll, securing a third of the votes to beat off Kirk and Picard. Janeway came in last with only 7%. She did have some friends in high places however, with Sally Ride, the first woman in space, voting for Janeway as her favourite.
More news items can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part II' at 8:00 p.m eastern time, with 'Disaster' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'For the World Is Hollow...' at 6:00 p.m. eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Enemy Within' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m, with TNG's 'Reunion' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Invasive Procedures' at 5:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Death Wish' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'A Private Little War' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'The Swarm' at 17:00. BBC 2 will show Voyager's 'Body and Soul' at 18:00, with TNG's 'We'll Always Have Paris' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Sleeping Dogs'.
Here's how the official site describes the episode:
When Enterprise comes across a wounded Klingon vessel, T'Pol, Hoshi, and Reed take a shuttle pod down to investigate. There they are ambushed by a hostile female Klingon who hijacks the shuttle pod, leaving the Enterprise crewmembers dangerously stranded on the Klingon vessel. Now it is up to Archer to take the Klingon under guard and enlist her help in rescuing his crew.
More details can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Family' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'A Matter of Time' at 11:30pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing 'The Tholian Web' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Final Mission' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Melora' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Investigations' at 5:00pm, repeated at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Remember' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 00:00. BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Conspiracy' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part I' at 00:00. Channel 9 will be showing TNG's 'In Theory' at 02:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule!