Site ColumnsBy Michelle
May 19, 2006 - 8:41 PM
We're headed into the final weeks of the school year here, which means that my evenings are often concerned with soccer games, chorus rehearsals and recitals and other extracurriculars, so it's just as well that the 2005-6 TV season is coming to an end. I loved Tuesday's Boston Legal (one of my two never-miss shows), with Jeri Ryan and Robert Wagner...I was so sure that Captain Kirk would not miss an opportunity to kiss Seven of Nine, and I was right! Meanwhile Ryan and several other Trek actors (Billingsley, Park, Russ) will apparently have steady employment on TV this fall, as the upfront network presentations indicate. None of my shows got the axe that hadn't already received them (e.g. Commander in Chief).
Tonight my other never-miss show airs. I am speaking of course of Doctor Who, though I am living in trepidation of the Great Doctor Switch. It's been impossible no matter where one lives to miss the fact that Christopher Eccleston is no longer a part of the cast, but I am spoiler-free as to how David Tennant takes over the role and even though I have liked Tennant in the things I've seen him in, I am already mourning Eccleston who has been phenomenal in that role. I won't stop watching, because it's Rose who really makes the show for me, but it's going to be a bummer (assuming of course that Sci-Fi gets its act together and gets us the Tennant episodes in a reasonable time frame to begin with).
Tomorrow we're going to see The Da Vinci Code. I don't care if it's not as good as the book - which I am not at all ashamed to admit that I really liked, back when I read and wrote it up for The Green Man Review before the hype - I just want to see Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany and Jean Reno arguing about the divine feminine and the Holy Grail.
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These were some of the major news items from May 2004:
- 'Enterprise' Officially Renewed, Moves To Fridays
At a press conference in New York, UPN confirmed that Star Trek: Enterprise would be back for a fourth season, but no longer in its familiar Wednesday timeslot. Instead, the show was moved to Friday at 9:00 p.m. UPN promised that the series would be "more action packed with spectacular special effects," and would advance storylines such as T'Pol's relationship with Tucker.
- Fans Helped Save 'Enterprise', Says Ostroff
Dawn Ostroff (Archer), the president of entertainment programming for UPN, acknowledged that fan input contributed to the network's choice to renew Enterprise, saying, "By the amount of mail and calls that we've received from loyal Star Trek fans, we have every reason to believe that the viewers will follow Enterprise to its new night and time."
- Braga Might 'Step Back' From 'Enterprise'
Series co-creator Brannon Braga said he might "take a step back" during the fourth season and allow one of the other writers on the series to take on more responsibility for Enterprise, stating, "I'm not sure how I can top myself."
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Saturday, May 20th is the birthday of John Billingsley, Enterprise's Phlox, and Anthony Zerbe, Insurrection's Admiral Dougherty. Tuesday, May 23rd is the birthday of Joan Collins, the original series' Edith Keeler from "City on the Edge of Forever."