Site ColumnsBy Caillan
May 21, 2002 - 3:35 PM
I found out this week that UQ doesn't offer a major in Greek and Latin anymore. They abolished it at the beginning of this year, not knowing that three of us had started it in 2001. Fortunately, the Classics department is going to apply for special consideration for us, which is very good of them.
Apparently, no one had actually taken the major until we started last year. You don't have to declare your majors until the end of the second year, so we would have been in for a nasty shock if we had waited any longer to mention it.
In other news from Caillan's world of Classics & Sci-Fi - 'Alias' totally rocked last night. Of course, it always rocks, but this was really something. The episode was 'Page 47,' and the ending was absolutely stunning. I'm so glad I've managed to avoid reading spoilers for the series - it's definitely worth it.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Should there be a Federation civil war in Trek XI?
- What did you think of 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'?
- Would you care if T'Pol or Mayweather were replaced?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on May 21, 2000:
- UPN 'Voyager' Upfront Presentation
Former UPN entertainment president Tom Nunan talked up Voyager's final season during the network's 2000 Upfront Presentation.
Viewers will flock to 'Voyager' this season for a multitude of reasons. First, we kick off the year resolving this season's cliffhanger. Second, we're planning a host of stars to promote the show's final season. Many actors and personalities are eager to appear on the series before it concludes, as The Rock and Jason Alexander have done for us in the past.
- Rick Berman Talks More Trek Future
Rick Berman offered his thoughts on what the next Trek series should be like. "We're hoping that the new series will integrate elements of both [DS9 & Voyager] in a kind of unique fashion that it's too early to talk about," he said. "The aim is to satisfy both camps. Hopefully. When I can talk about it, you'll see how it's going to be something fresh and different. More different than either DS9 or Voyager has been."
More news can be found in the archives.
Yesterday was the 42nd birthday of John Billingsley, who plays Doctor Phlox on Enterprise.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Timescape' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'All Good Things... Part II' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episodes 'The Empath' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The Naked Time' at 7:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky one will show TNG's 'Chain of Command, Part II' at 16:00 GMT, with Voyager's 'Unimatrix Zero, Part II' at 17:00. BBC2 will whow Voyager's 'Workforce, Part I' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the Enterprise first-season finale, entitled 'Shockwave'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:
Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban are trying to sabotage Enterprise's mission, and the two travel through time to try to thwart the Suliban's plans.
Further information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Descent, Part I' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Encounter at Farpoint, Part I' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Elaan of Troyius' at 6:00pm Eastern Time and 'All Our Yesterdays' at 7:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Parallels' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Let He Who Is Without Sin...' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Someone To Watch Over Me' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Ship In A Bottle' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Initiations' at 17:00. BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'The Measure of a Man' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'The Masterpiece Society' at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!