Site ColumnsBy Caillan
October 29, 2003 - 10:58 AM
Today was a bad day to encounter university bureaucracy head-on. Trying to get my Honours application and ID card for next year sorted out involved walking back and forth across the university grounds several times to visit various offices, get signatures and find out if I'd have to pay full fare on public transport over the summer due to a lack of an ID card.
And as I was doing this some celestial being tried to have a little fun by sending gusts of dry hot wind raging across campus, gathering up all the dust on the ground as it went along. The reason it had to be done today is that no one seemed to know exactly when the application cut-off date was, except that it wasn't in February. I didn't want to leave it to later in the year, only to be told that a cut-off date has suddenly materialised, and I was too late. And the thought of actually having to leave the sandstone walls of UQ and get a real job was too terrifying to contemplate. Much better to spend next year reading Tacitus and Horace (even though the latter seems to have this weird thing about cows and wet willow groves).
I'll also take this opportunity to plug my interview with Nick Sagan, if you haven't already read it (and why not?!). Nick was an absolute pleasure to talk to and had some fascinating stories to tell.
And the latest Alias episode? Whooa! But that'll have to wait for next time...
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Check out some advance screencaps from "The Shipment".
- In Star Trek VI, how do we know the correct Kirk was shot?
- Did the wormhole orbit the Bajoran sun?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the news items in late October, 2001:
- Jeri Ryan Debuts In Boston Public
Former Voyager star Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) was fortunate enough to score a regular gig once the series went off the air, playing a lawyer-turned-teacher on Boston Public. Her character, Ronnie Cooke, was created by David E. Kelley especially for Ryan.
- Stewart Confirms Trek X Shooting Delayed
Patrick Stewart told the UK's Impact magazine that the start dates for Star Trek: Nemesis and X-Men 2 had been pushed back to late 2001 and mid-2002, respectively. "It's a little frustrating because I was looking forward to doing those films back to back," he said.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks you to rate tonight's Enterprise episode "The Shipment".,
Monday was the 50th birthday of Robert Picardo, who played the Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's "The Shipment". Here's how StarTrek.com describes the episode:
"Archer, Reed and Major Hayes infiltrate a Xindi-Sloth industrial colony to learn more about the weapon of mass destruction that will be used against Earth."
Find further information in the episode guide.