Site ColumnsBy Michelle
April 29, 2005 - 7:36 PM
Tonight, Star Trek: Enterprise in Washington, DC is being pre-empted once again for baseball. Last week I was able to watch the episode at my parents' using their antenna which can pull in the Baltimore UPN station, but this week they're out of town, so my review will be a full 24 hours late. Sorry about that.
Lest I should go through science fiction withdrawal, I did go to the early show of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I haven't read the novels in years, so I went in with few expectations and a willingness to be pleased, which I was; the casting is wonderful, the Dr. Who Meets Monty Python sensibility entirely amusing and the film hit on most of the highlights from the novel, though many of them were curtailed and the forced romance caused the film to drag unnecessarily in spots. My entire family wants to see this one so I may even see it again over the weekend, since rain is forecast, which means that both azalea festivals and the University of Maryland's all-day festival may be curtailed, cancelled or just not as much fun.
It has been a gorgeous spring week here, with azaleas in bloom right in my front yard and dogwoods, forsythia and tulips all over the neighborhood. I've been reading Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books - finished The Eyre Affair, started Lost in a Good Book - which remind me a bit of The Hitchhiker's Guide in their sense of the absurd and the relativity of fact, and which have a really fantastic heroine. I highly recommend them to any fan of literature, time travel, alternate histories or all of the above.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from late April and early May 2003:
- 'TV Guide' Reveals Third Season Spoilers
Enterprise executive producer Rick Berman revealed that Enterprise would take on an entirely new mission after an alien attack devastates North America. "What we are about to do is a first for Star Trek...there has never been a Trek series built around a specific mission and specific stakes," he said. "It's up to Captain Archer to go there and stop them from destroying us altogether."
- 'Enterprise' Ratings Uneven In April
Enterprise's complete ratings heading into May sweeps showed inconsistent viewership, with a drop-off in the audience since February sweeps yet relatively constant rankings. "The Crossing", which was the highest-rated episode of the period, earned a 2.6 total rating/4 share, yet "The Crossing" also received the lowest total ratings yet for any new episode in 2003. The decline continued the next week, when "Judgment" managed only a 2.5/4.
- Nygard Talks 'Trekkies 2'
"Some people backhanded us a little bit with the common complaint that we didn't show more normal people," said director Roger Nygard of the first Trekkies film. "My first answer to them is who gets to decide what's normal?" He said that people who enjoyed people-watching would like Trekkies 2, which was scheduled to begin shooting that weekend in Europe.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today is the 50th birthday of Voyager's Captain Janeway, Kate Mulgrew. On Thursday, May 5th, Deep Space Nine's Gul Dukat, Marc Alaimo, turns 63.
Today's Television Listings
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will show a new Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part Two.". Here is a synopsis of the episode:
In the mirror universe, Commander Archer mutinies against Captain Forrest in order to capture a future Earth ship found in Tholian space.