Site ColumnsBy Caillan
January 11, 2002 - 10:29 AM
Apparently there are three (yes, count them, three) Alexander the Great film projects in the works, with a mini-series also supposedly on the way. One has Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star, so I think I'll give that one the flick, but I'm looking forward to Ridley Scott's version.
I recently listened to the commentary track on my 'Gladiator' DVD and was very taken with his ideas about filming history, which are very similar to my own - artistic license is a good thing. Scott had an argument with some historians about whether the soldiers in the first battle scene would dip their arrows in a trench in front of them before firing - if it looks good on film, who cares? It's not as if the film purported to be a documentary - anyone who can be bothered to open a standard textbook would discover that Commodus didn't die in a fight in the arena. It's a work of fiction, so bending the rules in favour of a good story is okay in my book.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you believe there will be a Starfleet in the future?
- Will we see the Tholians on Enterprise?
- Would you like to see Scott Bakula win a People's Choice Award?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on January 11, 2000:
- Even More Trouble For Experience?
Rumours circulated that the 'Star Trek: The Experience' theme park in Las Vegas might be shut down due to low attendance. However, Paramount Parks spokesperson Susan Lomax maintained that the park was in no danger of closing. "It is actually a very profitable business, and we're very happy with the way it's performing," she said. As of this date 'Star Trek: The Experience' is still operational.
- New Format For TrekToday?
Christian asked the site's visitors whether they'd like to see a new format for the site - one which would have separate pages for all the major news stories. About half were in favour of the old design, which is available in the archives, while the other half decided they'd like to see a new format. The switch to the new design eventually took place in March 2000.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Yesterday's Enterprise' at 8:00 p.m eastern time, 'Conspiracy' at 9:00 p.m, 'Ensign Ro' at 10:00 p.m and 'The Nth Degree' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Omega Glory' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Lights of Zetar' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, with TNG's 'The Most Toys' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Battle Lines' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Parturition' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Catspaw' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'DeathWish' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, NET5 will show Voyager's 'Scorpion, part I' at 18:50 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will show Voyager's 'Alliances' at 10:00 a.m and 19:30 p.m. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Lights of Zetar' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Most Toys' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Battle Lines' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Parturition' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Datalore' at 14:00 GMT, 'Angel One' at 15:00 and '11001001' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Encore will be showing 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' at 9:15 am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule!