Site Columns By Caillan
August 31, 2003 - 10:52 PM

Hello World!

I'm pleased to report that I haven't enslaved Michelle, locked her in a basement with only a computer for company and made her do all the work for the past week. My impromptu holiday from TrekToday can be explained by one simple reason: my computer hates me.

My topic for today is misleading TV promos and, er, Alias. This may contain some season two spoilers, depending on your definition of a "spoiler". But I'm warning you. Two weeks ago, Channel 7 ran a trailer for the next episode showing Sydney in a body bag with the tagline "Is this Sydney's twin sister?". The episode actually had nothing to do with Sydney having a twin sister.

Then, for last week's outing, the promo was "One of these people will be murdered", as images of the cast flashed by, each of them turning their heads towards the camera in a "dramatic" way. No one was murdered. According to the latest promo, someone will apparently be murdered in an unspecified upcoming episode. Ohhh.

Let's move onto The West Wing. I really liked Matthew Perry's two episode guest-stint; he really slotted in well with the rest of the cast and I didn't see his Friends character every time he walked into the room. I can now almost forgive him for replacing Ainsley Hayes. Yes, I know Emily Procter is now examining bullets on CSI: Miami, but Ainsley had more depth in her seven or so guest appearances than Calleigh Duquesne is ever likely to have on CSI: Miami.

Shameless Plug: Sometime TrekToday contributor and Honorary Technical Advisor AntonyF has decided to part with his beloved Deep Space Nine video collection, which he is selling on eBay. He wants them to go to a "good Trek home", so if you're interested, head over to this page.

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