Site ColumnsBy Michelle
June 16, 2006 - 9:04 PM
Happy Bloomsday! (June 16th is the date upon which the events of James Joyce's Ulysses are set, so for literary geeks like me who adore the three women who braved the censors to get the novel into print - Margaret Anderson in the US, Harriet Shaw Weaver in the UK and Sylvia Beach in France - it is a day of celebration, particularly in these censorious times.) My children finished school for the year on Wednesday, so things have been rather loud and chaotic around here. Fortunately we are going out of town for two weeks next Tuesday!
In my last Site Columns I complained about not being able to board the replica of the Godspeed, one of the ships that brought the Jamestown colonists to Virginia. Since then, we tried again when the ship sailed from Alexandria to Baltimore, and this time we made it aboard! We also went to Fells Point to see the massive frigate HMS Northumberland which was visiting from the UK en route to the Bahamas - I'm not sure whether she went on schedule, given that there was a tropical storm last weekend - and the Fells Point Maritime Museum, which has lots of information about and models of Baltimore clippers and the dockyards of the city. We will end our trip with more tall ships at the festival in Beaufort, North Carolina, but most of the trip will be more focused on zoos, aviaries, aquariums, gardens...and Graceland!
Trek BBS Today
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from June 2004:
- 'TV Guide': Paramount Cut Star Trek's Price
UPN renewed Star Trek: Enterprise because Paramount TV substantially dropped the price per episode, cutting each episode of the series from $1.7 million to $800,000, "an offer [UPN] couldn’t refuse." Paramount argued that UPN could afford to air a reduced-price Enterprise on Friday nights, when the network's ratings have been dismal.
- Original Series Box Set Official Details Released
Paramount released the full official details of Star Trek — The Complete First Season, the much-anticipated first original series DVD box set, with all 29 first season episodes in the order in which they aired, as well as interviews with network executives, William Shatner (Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and others.
- Doohan To Receive Star on Walk of Fame
And in another long-anticipated event, it was announced that James Doohan (Scotty) would be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that year along with 31 other entertainment industry celebrities.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Thursday, June 22nd is the birthday of Tim Russ, Star Trek: Voyager's Tuvok.