Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 31, 2003 - 2:48 AM
Channel 7 is definitely in my good books at the moment. Not only has it decided to return Alias to Australian screens, but it's showing the series twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Definitely not in my good books is the TV critic who described Sydney Bristow as a "teenybopper double agent" and then went on to call the SD-6/CIA plotline "monotone prattle". Ha!
At the other end of the spectrum is Channel 9, which I have complained about ad nauseam. First they took off Gilmore Girls and replaced it with the icky Fear Factor. Now that that's finished, they're debuting yet another lifestyle programme, called DIY Rescue, in the same timeslot. This show, I kid you not, is "designed to save viewers from the unfavourable side-effects of home renovations shows".
Yes, that's right, if you've been watching Room for Improvement or The Block or any other of the numerous "makeover" shows, decide to copy them and consequently make a complete pig's breakfast of your living room, the perky young things from DIY Rescue will come and fix it up for you. Where will this end? Soon we'll have newsreaders announcing the day's headlines while painting the studio and talking about their plans for a deck out the back.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items at the end of July, 2001:
- Armstrong To Play Admiral Forrest
Longtime Star Trek guest star Vaughn Armstrong announced to fans at a British convention that he would be playing the recurring role of Admiral Forrest in Enterprise. This was the first human character for Armstrong, after years of appearing as Klingons, Romulans, ex-Borg, Vidiians and more.
- First Images Of 'Enterprise' Aliens And Phase Pistol
UPN affiliate footage of the Enterprise premiere gave fans a sneak peek at the genetically modified Suliban and the phase pistol, which has two settings: stun and kill. "Be sure to know the difference."
- Beltran's Galaxy Ball To Be Held November 10
The guest list for 2001's Galaxy Ball, hosted by Robert Beltran (Chakotay) to raise money for Down Syndrome sufferers included Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) and several Voyager cast members.
More news can be found in the TrekToday archives.
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