Site ColumnsBy Michelle
November 30, 2003 - 5:27 PM
So remember how a couple of weeks ago, I was a day late with an Enterprise review because I'd won a pass to the area premiere of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World?
Well, I have to admit that I'm totally obsessed. And I did not see it coming, even though I tend to love Napoleonic-era flicks (Sharpe!) and sea epics and even, on occasion, Russell Crowe. But I'd never read any of O'Brian's novels, and I'd heard that there wasn't a single woman with a speaking role in the movie, which does not tend to make me predisposed to like a film.
But I just fell in love. I mean, the ship! The costumes! The details of the silver and the deck! The musical duets! And the child actors in this film are just amazing. It's just superbly done.
M&C has done lukewarm box office despite the presence of Crowe and director Peter Weir, and I wonder what is wrong with audiences. Because while this isn't an action flick like X-Men, it's got wonderful acting and storytelling and visuals; all the elements are there, unlike the newest Matrix and The Hulk. And I so, so much want them to film more of the books now, which will only happen if there's serious money to be made. I hate the way entertainment industry decisions are made.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from late November 2001:
- Bakula Nominated For People's Choice Award
Scott Bakula was nominated in the category of 'Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series' as part of the 28th Annual People's Choice Awards, chosen by a random selection of viewers during a nationwide telephone poll.
- Tom Hardy Confirmed As Picard's New 'Nemesis'
After numerous rumours, British actor Tom Hardy was confirmed by Paramount as having been cast in the role of Shinzon in the tenth Trek feature film.
- Warm Reception For 'Cold Front'
Enterprise ended its first set of new episodes with a majority of online critics praising developments in the temporal cold war storyline.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will rerun Enterprise's "Anomaly". Here's the official synopsis of the episode:
Enterprise starts experiencing the effects of spatial distortions pervading the Delphic Expanse, and falls victim to predatory aliens taking advantage of the crippling conditions.