Site ColumnsBy Christian
August 3, 2001 - 11:54 PM
Just my luck. About six weeks ago, Dutch TV started airing the second season of Once & Again. It started about twenty minutes before the start of Oz on another channel, and I liked it so much that I ended up taping Oz and watching it later. After a couple of weeks, I had really gotten into the series, and wished I could have seen the first season. About a week ago, I noticed that Belgian TV (which we also get here)was also showing Once & Again, so I tuned in to see which episode it was. Turned out to be the final episode of the first season, meaning that I'll of course never have a chance anymore to see season one.
The Belgians are also airing the show daily, rather than weekly, so in a few days, once they have caught up with Dutch TV, I'll be faced with another dilemma - on which of the two channels am I going to follow the show? On the one hand, if I watch it on Dutch TV, I'll be able to spread out this Once & Again season over the next half year, while if I watched it on Belgian TV I'd be done in four weeks - and then would likely have to wait a full year for the next season to arrive here. On the other hand, I can't be sure I'll continue to be able to watch the show at the same time for the next half year, and the prospect of daily late-night Once & Again showings to end my day is a very attractive one. Decision, decisions!
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Today's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original series episode 'Amok Time' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time, with a repeat at 4 p.m. At 12:00 a.m, the Next Generation's 'Times Arrow, Part Two' will be shown, with DS9's 'Hippocratic Oath' at 5:00 p.m. Voyager's 'Latent Image' will be shown at 10:00 a.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'Devil's Due' at 17:00 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will show Voyager's 'Virtuoso' at 18:00 ECT. Deep Space Nine's 'Treachery, Faith And The Great River' will be shown on RTL5 at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Realm of Fear' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Hippocratic Oath' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Latent Image' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing a Voyager mini-marathon, beginning with 'Prime Factors' at 13:00 GMT and followed by 'Death Wish' at 14:00, 'False Profits' at 15:00 and 'Message in a Botle' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'Memorial' at 17:10 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Offspring' at 8:30pm and DS9's 'Armageddon Game' at 10:30pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule