Site ColumnsBy Caillan
July 19, 2002 - 3:49 PM
It seems a sure-fire way to score an Emmy nomination is to join the cast of The West Wing, or anything on HBO.
With every TWW cast member except for Rob Lowe nominated, you've got to feel sorry for the guy. Even Mary-Louise Parker, who plays quite possibly the most annoying character on television, received a nod. Despite TWW's dominance of the Outstanding Supporting Actor character, with 4 out of 6 nominations, this year I'm rooting for Victor Garber from Alias - it's just a pity the equally good Ron Rifkin wasn't nominated as well.
I was very pleased to see Six Feet Under come away with so many nominations - especially Frances Conroy and Lauren Ambrose, who turn in great performances week after week.
Similarly, J.J. Abrams' writing nomination for the Alias pilot was welcome, but I was pretty disappointed the series didn't get an Oustanding Drama nod - it was definitely better than West Wing this season.
I was surprised Enterprise didn't get a nomination for Oustanding Main Title Design. Whatever you think of the music, the visuals are absolutely breathtaking, and it's a pity it was passed over.
Now, onto the rant: Everybody does not love Raymond. If you're a fan, turn back now. I can't stand the show. I think it's boring, predictable and just not funny. How it could once again garner so many nominations (as well as the dreadful Will & Grace) when Gilmore Girls goes completely unnoticed is beyond me.
Week after week, Gilmore Girls features witty writing (especially from executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino), and stand-out performances by Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, and Liza Weil as the motor-mouth Paris whose life flashes before her when she gets an A minus (boy, can I relate to that). I think it's a crime that once again this show has gone unrecognised.
Ah well, I'll live.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Which Original Series production book is a must-read?
- Was Picard's decision in 'Symbiosis' correct?
- Could a future book show McCoy's death?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on July 19, 2000:
- 'Voyager' Children Interview
Scarlett Pomers (Naomi Wildman) shared tales of antics on the Voyager set.
Scarlett has the distinction of being one of the series regulars, and most often, the only child on the set. With 'Child's Play,' Scarlett had the opportunity to act and be with other children her age. She shared a story about how the onset teacher stepped out of the room while the children were mixing and matching heads from cutout figures. "Seven of Nine's body ended up with Neelix's head," she said with a giggle.
- Martha Hackett Gives Birth To Second Child
Martha Hackett, best known as Voyager's villainous Seska, gave birth to her second child, a boy.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Angel One' at 8:00 p.m Eastern time, with 'The High Ground' at 9:00 p.m, 'Identity Crisis' at 10:00 p.m, and 'Q Who?' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Alternative Factor' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Apple' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'The Neutral Zone' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Valiant' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Lineage' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation episode 'Unification (Part 2 of 2)' at 16:00 GMT, wiht Voyager's 'Equinox (Part 1 of 2)' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'A Private Little War' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Neutral Zone' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Valiant' at 12:00pm, and Voyager's 'Lineage' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Phage' at 15:00 GMT, Voyager's 'The Cloud' at 16:00, and Voyager's 'Equinox, Part II' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Plato's Stepchildren' at 19:30, TNG's 'Redemption, Part I' at 20:35, DS9's 'Past Tense, Part I' at 21:30, and Voyager's 'The Thaw' at 22:30. Channel 10 will be showing 'Star Trek: First Contact' at 21:35. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!