Site Columns

By Caillan
May 2, 2003 - 1:03 AM

Hello World!

This special edition of the Site Columns is appearing on a Friday because I woke up this morning to find out that Aaron Sorkin is leaving The West Wing! Actually, I lie, it's because there was a correction to post regarding the Enterprise DVDs (see under "Corrections" below).

Surely there must be a better start to a Friday morning than checking your email to find a breaking news email update from Variety proclaiming "SORKIN SOARING FROM 'WING'".

The more I've been watching the fourth season, the more I'm convinced the show will suffer when Rob Lowe leaves (yes, I know he already has in the States), and this revelation is just devastating. Sorkin is The West Wing. It's like JMS leaving halfway through the middle of Babylon 5.

But the crisis gets worse: Thomas Schlamme, one of the executive producers, and regular directors, is also leaving. I need coffee.

To read more, head over to Zap2it.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

- Which actress do you prefer as Saavik?

- Do you think Trip should have been demoted for his actions in "Cogenitor"?

- Which DS9 comics are the best?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news headlines in early May, 2003:

  • Monaghan Still In The Running For T'Pau Role
    Former Babylon 5 actress Marjorie Monaghan confirmed she was still in the running for the lead female role of T'Pau on Series V. The renewed casting call for the character, eventually renamed T'Pol, described her as "a beautiful, sensual Science Officer assigned to oversee humanity's progress on board the Enterprise".

  • Seven Of Nine Trek X Cameo Planned
    Sources told TrekToday that Paramount intended to have Jeri Ryan reprise the role of Seven of Nine in the next Trek feature film. As it turned out, her co-star, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), had a cameo in the movie, reportedly because Ryan was too busy filming Boston Public.

  • 'Endgame' Spoilers From Kate Mulgrew
    Kate Mulgrew dropped some hints about what to expect in the Voyager finale, and praised the writers for their ingenuity. "I think the writers really knocked themselves out trying to come up with this story. It's touching and full of surprises. It suits the sci-fi angle. It suits the Voyager saga that we've been telling. It suits me. I'm very satisfied with the story, with Janeway's resolution and also with my work in it. I killed myself trying to make each moment as excellent as I could."

More news can be found in the archives.


Paramount Home Entertainment Netherlands has contacted TrekToday to inform us there are currently no plans for Enterprise DVDs in Region 2. The information given at the Netherlands fan club meeting which was featured in the April 28 article, 'Enterprise' DVDs In The Works, is incorrect. The original news item has been updated to reflect this. We sincerely apologise for the error.

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