Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 11, 2003 - 8:54 PM
I'm leaving town in two weeks. I have five things to review between now and then. Eek.
Equilibrium will be easy. I loved it, and I have things to say about how Preston turned himself into Partridge and the 1984 imagery got turned on its head.
Angels and Demons will be easy too. Not as easy as The Da Vinci Code, also by Dan Brown, because I don't know Illuminati mythology the way I know Priory of Sion and Holy Grail lore. But it's a fast, fun read with lots of lovely Roman architectural descriptions and a fairly cool heroine.
The two books on Jewish folklore are wonderful but tough, dense reads -- so much death, so much darkness. Has anyone ever done a book purely on life-affirming Jewish legends? If so, I want a copy.
The Arthurian legends book, in truth, I requested primarily for the artwork. Because I know the legends backwards and forwards -- the French versions, the British versions, the musical versions, the feminist versions and the New Age versions -- but one can never have too many reproductions of J.W. Waterhouse's Arthurian paintings.
I guess I'm going to put off finishing Walking To Canterbury for another month! And I'll be taking Michael Chabon's Summerland in the car as well...
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Will there be an Undiscovered Country director's cut DVD, since apparently there won't be a Final Frontier director's cut?
-And Hey! Are TV Guide writers getting their ideas from the Trek BBS?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items in June 2001:
- Dorn and Sirtis on Trek X Script
At a convention in North Carolina, Marina Sirtis revealed that she had read co-star Michael Dorn's copy of the script for the then-unnamed tenth Star Trek feature. She said that no one would die in the film, that her character would again have an opportunity to pilot the Enterprise and that her character would be romantically involved with Will Riker.
- Wang's Views on Revolving Producers
Garrett Wang admitted that he was none too happy when Ken Biller took over producing duties from Brannon Braga during Voyager's final season. The actor had hoped to direct an episode, as Braga promised, but when he mentioned it to Biller, "Biller replied that 'Brannon's not running the show anymore'". He also expressed frustration that Biller vetoed every proposed change in his lines.
- Kate Mulgrew Now Up For Trek X Cameo Role
With Boston Public preventing Jeri Ryan from making an appearance in the untitled Trek feature film, Kate Mulgrew was rumored to be preparing to reprise her role as Janeway on the big screen. Long-time source 'Faith' said that Janeway would have a "substantial" role in the film, not just a momentary appearance.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Today's Television Listings
When Enterprise is in need of fuel, Archer discovers a desolate mining colony that is being controlled by Klingon marauders who are bullying the colonists and hoarding their fuel. After Archer discovers the problem, the crew trains the colonists to defend themselves and prepare for a final showdown against their Klingon oppressors.