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By Caillan
June 19, 2002 - 4:48 PM

Hello World!

Not. Happy. Jan.

Three very apt words - especially since the computer just crashed and I had to type all this out again. I hope those of you who use the TV listings send me lashings of chocolate in grateful thanks.

They're also very suitable for this evening's exam experience (Greek history), which I think I waffled about last week. Upon opening up the paper, I was shocked to discover the question on 'The Odyssey' was 'What features of the Odyssey make the poem ideal for performance in front of a live audience?'

It wasn't quite a 'life flashes before your eyes' experience, but it came close. Especially since we'd dealt with women, slaves, beliefs, ideals, the supernatural, characterisation, narrative techniques and everything else ad nauseam in the lecture and tutorial, but I don't remember doing anything about live performances. Most of the exam paper seemed to be almost identical to the one two years ago - except for that question.

Hence: Not. Happy. Jan. If you haven't seen the Australian Yellow Pages ad, which is probably most of you, you won't have an idea what I'm talking about. Don't worry, it's how I felt answering the Odyssey question.

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Today's Television Listings

  • At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the Enterprise episode 'Civilisation'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:

    Captain Archer and the crew discover a fully inhabited, civilized though less advanced Earth-like planet. Disguised to look like its inhabitants, they pay the planet an exploratory visit where they learn that a pernicious illness is afflicting the local population. As Archer seeks to help them find the malady's source, he finds himself in a close encounter with a comely female alien.

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  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Genesis' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time and 'Coming of Age' at 11:00 p.m.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Menagerie - Part II' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Code of Honor' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'A Call to Arms' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Tsunkatse' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation episode 'Phantasms' at 16:00 GMT, wiht Voyager's 'Real Life' at 17:00. BBC 2 will show the TNG episode 'Time Squared' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'Journey's End' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Heart of Glory' at 11:00pm.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Miri' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'City on the Edge of Forever' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Balance of Terror' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Where No One Has Gone Before' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Rocks and Shoals' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Spirit Folk' at 5:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Dark Page' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Distant Origin' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'A Fistful of Datas' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

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