Site ColumnsBy Michelle
October 29, 2004 - 4:41 PM
In science news this week:
There was a lunar eclipse, the last one till 2007, the night the Red Sox won the World Series. (Side note: WHOOOOOYEAH!) We watched it from the parking lot in front of our development with some of our neighbors, running in and out of the house to check the scores. At totality the moon looks reddish-orange and shriveled.
Scientists discovered the bones of a dwarf species of human. They apparently flourished on Flores, along with giant lizards and pygmy elephants, since the Indonesian island was cut off from the evolution taking place elsewhere. The skeleton was found near stone tools and animal remains. It's being called Flores Man, but much of the scientific community has already begun calling it "Hobbit."
And British researchers announced that tea drinking can improve memory and possibly stave off Alzheimer's disease. This is great news for me, as I love tea, though green tea apparently rated higher than black tea which means I should perhaps switch from English Breakfast, and perhaps Captain Picard should trade in his Earl Grey before he develops Irumodic Syndrome.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from October 2002:
- 'The Seventh' Promo Released
UPN released the trailer for 'The Seventh', in which T'Pol reveals a dark secret from her past to Archer while the pair are on a secret mission for the Vulcan High Command. The episode featured a guest appearance by Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, who co-starred with Patrick Stewart in the X-Men films.
- Solid Overnights Performance For 'Marauders'
An episode focused on Klingons oppressing a mining colony saw a slight dip in overnight ratings but still brought in a solid audience.
- Gaming Bullets
A number of articles and reviews praised Starfleet Command III's improved graphics, races and dynamic elements.
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Today's Television Listings
- Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will broadcast the new Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland". Here's the official synopsis:
When genetic supermen left over from the Eugenics Wars hijack a Klingon ship, Archer must rely on their creator, the criminal Dr. Arik Soong, to help hunt them down.