Site ColumnsBy Caillan
April 30, 2002 - 3:11 PM
John Billingsley (Phlox) put in a short, but amusing, appearance in the Six Feet Under episode that screened here last night.
It's always really unnerving at the start of each new episode, because I know that one of the guest characters will die somehow - and often it's really quite shocking. In this case, it was more absurd than anything else, as Billingsley's character was hit over the head with a frying pan, because his wife found him "boring." After doing the dastardly dead, she sat down to nonchalantly eat the scrambled eggs she'd just cooked.
Billingsley always seems to play these quirky characters - he also had a small part in a West Wing episode as a man who wanted to change the projection used on maps. It's a pity he doesn't have a bigger part on Enterprise, because he's one of their biggest assets.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Why is the Temporal Cold War 'cold'?
- Are you still watching Enterprise?
- Do you think a Starfleet Academy series would work?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on April 30, 2000:
- Stewart Attacks 'Mt. Morgan' Producers
Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) expressed his displeasure with the producers of 'The Ride Down Mt. Morgan,' the Broadway plan he was starring in at the time. "[Playwright] Arthur Miller and I no longer have confidence in our producers' commitment to this production - especially the Shubert organization - or their willingness to promote and publicize it."
- Trek Background Articles
Michelle Erica Green interviewed Kurt and Cody Wetherill, who played Voyager's Borg twins, Rebi and Azan, as well as their father, Jim Wetherill. "They've had extremely good feedback from the producers and the other actors," he said of his sons. "They booked them originally for one episode, and now it's five episodes and counting. When they get the scripts, they flip to the back and say, 'We're not dead yet!'"
More news can be found in the news items.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Chain of Command, Part I' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Homeward' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'A Piece of the Action' at 6:00pm Eastern Time and 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 7:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Mark of Gideon' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Frame of Mind' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Rules of Engagement' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Timeless' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'The Voyager Conspiracy' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 23:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Allegiance' at 23:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Vox Sola'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:
A strange, symbiotic alien creature boards the Enterprise capturing a few of the crew members, including Archer and Trip, and cocoons them in its web feeding off their bodies to survive. With the captured crewmembers' lives in jeopardy, Hoshi, under T'Pol's command, faces her biggest challenge by trying to find a way to communicate with the lifeform in order to return it to its home planet.
More information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'That Which Survives' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Suspicions' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Hard Time' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Infinite Regress' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Pathfinder' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!