Site ColumnsBy Christian
March 29, 2000 - 9:48 PM
'First Contact' really is an amazing movie. It was aired on Dutch television this evening, and I again loved it, despite still knowing many lines of dialogue by heart. The best part about the film is still its use of the Borg, who are probably scarier here than they've ever been before or after - certainly scarier than what will be left of the Borg post-Voyager. First Contact also shows how continuity can actually be useful for the writers, instead of being a nuisance best disregarded, as many of First Contact's best moments were the references back to Trek history: the Dixon Hill program, the cameo appearances, the little Enterprises on display. Let's hope Rick Berman and Brannon Braga keep this in mind when developing Series V and Trek X.
In other news, as you probably realised just from the fact you're reading this, I'm at least better enough to do a TrekToday update. After the anti-coughing pastilles didn't work, I went out today and bought something called Darolan, which is supposed to even cure an elephant of coughing. So far it seems to be working, but of course the real test for it will come when I go to bed. Thanks for all the get-well mails you sent me, by the way - I certainly appreciated those!
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Do you think the Maquis had a worthy cause?
-Were the recent Voyager two-parters praised too much?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Assignment: Earth' at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
-In Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's 'The Sword of Kahless' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'Shore Leave' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'Our Man Bashir' at 10:00pm.
-In the United Kingdom, BBC Two will be showing TNG's 'First Born' at 18:00 GMT. Thanks go out to Kathryn Hughes for this!
-In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Das Ritual' at 15:00 CET.
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Home Soil'at 17:15 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!