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By Michelle
December 16, 2005 - 9:56 PM

Hello World!

I am delighted to report that I really enjoyed The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. It wasn't a perfect movie - the battle scenes all seemed to long to me, probably because after sitting through the CGI battles in The Two Towers and Alexander and Kingdom of Heaven and numerous others, not even adding gryphons, jaguars and phoenixes into the mix can make them interesting to me. But although all the Christian symbolism of which I had been in happy ignorance the first time I read the book and later discovered was intact, it wasn't overt, and the child actors and adults voicing the animals were all superb. I must admit, however that my favorite character was Jadis, Warrior Princess...aka the White Witch. I don't think the Narnia movies will be replacing Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings as my favorite fantasy film landscape.

Tonight I'm going to see Brokeback Mountain, having waited many years after reading the short story. Most of my friends will be at King Kong, that other great tale of forbidden love and heartbreak, but I expect that one to be running for a good many weeks and I have this strange ambivalence after The Return of the King; I don't trust Peter Jackson quite as much as I used to. Still, I'm sure that'll be next, and then I have to decide whether to see Syriana at the movies or wait for the DVD. I expect that some of the violence I've heard described in that far more realistic film may really upset me, and I sometimes deal better with that on a smaller screen. But I heard that Alexander Siddig gives a performance that could net him an Oscar nomination, and I love Sid, so we'll see.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Does it irritate you when people call the first Star Trek "The Original Series"?

-Do the Borg and the Dominion have good sides?

-Should Hayden Christensen use his evil Sith Lord powers on Star Wars prequel-bashers?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from December 2003:

  • Berman Says Core 'Enterprise' Storyline Seems To Be Pleasing Fans
    Enterprise co-creator, Rick Berman said, "The ratings continue to creep up a little bit" and noted that he found it "gratifying" that the fans appeared to like the evolving storyline of season three: "The idea of a core storyline, a continuing storyline that hopefully doesn't get in the way of the standalone elements of each episode, seems to be something that fans are enjoying."

  • Shimerman Says CGI Has Hurt Actors And Audiences
    Armin Shimerman (Quark) decried the prominence of CGI and special effects at the expense of character development, saying, "It most definately has hurt the actors and the audience. Producers depend on special effects to carry a story instead of getting good writers to fascinate us with their ideas."

  • T'Pol's Logic Enters New Phase
    Jolene Blalock said she didn't T'Pol as any more or less Vulcan than her predecessors, despite her leaving the High Command. "It's still there. Now it's taken on another dynamic, just because she's no longer backed by the High Command," she said.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

It's that time of the year again: pick your 2006 calendar!
Star Trek : Ships of the Line 39.1% - (392 Votes)
The only calendar I need is electronic 13.5% - (136 Votes)
Star Trek : Enterprise 13.5% - (136 Votes)
Star Trek : Stardate Day to Day Calendar 10.9% - (110 Votes)
Star Trek : Original Series 7.5% - (76 Votes)
Star Wars, Batman, Superman, Harry Potter, some other franchise 5.1% - (52 Votes)
Fast cars, hot women, motorcycles, rock & roll 4% - (41 Votes)
Animals 2.7% - (28 Votes)
Recipes, meditations, spiritual art, travel scenery 1.8% - (19 Votes)
Photos of family on one of those 'make your own' calendars 1% - (11 Votes)

Total Votes: 1001

Please vote in our new poll on which captain you'd like to see die in the Mirror universe!

Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, December 20th is the birthday of Nicole deBoer, who plays Ezri Dax on Deep Space Nine

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