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By Michelle
December 3, 2003 - 9:33 PM

Hello World!

It's December, and you know what that means?

Pirates of the Caribbean came out on DVD yesterday. My kids are watching the deleted scenes as I type this. Because we've already watched pretty much all the features on The Two Towers extended edition, and we have to have something to distract us from the fact that:

The Return of the King opens two weeks from today.

So last weekend we took the kids to see Elf, which was cute, especially if you grew up watching Rankin Bass Christmas specials. There was a snowman guy modeled on the one in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and various animals, elves, etc. from Santa Claus Is Coming To Town. The story is essentially Rudolph only with a person instead of a reindeer, and there's plenty of toilet and food humor.

And tomorrow I'm going to see Master and Commander for the third time, because, you know, ships and gales and the Galapagos and, well, Russell Crowe.

Fourteen days.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Is Enterprise afraid of its original premise?

-Does Paramount know of Trekkies' low opinion of Rick Berman?

-Nicole DeBoer: Even her lisp is adorable!

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from late November 2001:

  • UPN Achieves Best Sweeps Ratings Since 1997
    Like this year, UPN saw its ratings rise in November sweeps, though in 2001 the network finished fifth rather than last among its competitors.

  • Art Asylum Acquires Trek Toy License
    The company that created models for Playmates announced that it had acquired a license to produce action figures, playsets and vehicles from Enterprise and Nemesis.

  • Combs Talks 'Shadows Of P'Jem'
    Jeffrey Combs revealed that the Archer-Shran alliance would continue in an upcoming episode which would see Shran rescue the captain, "the cavalry coming over the hill."

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

It's the holiday movie poll! Have you seen...
I'm waiting for Return of the King 64.9% - (568 Votes)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 18.6% - (163 Votes)
Elf 8.6% - (76 Votes)
Looney Tunes: Back In Action 2.8% - (25 Votes)
The Cat in the Hat 2.1% - (19 Votes)
The Last Samurai 1.3% - (12 Votes)
The Haunted Mansion 1.3% - (12 Votes)

Total Votes: 875

Please vote in our new poll on holiday gifts!

Today's Television Listings

Tonight 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.

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