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By Caillan
November 29, 2001 - 11:01 AM

  • Reviewer monkee has uploaded her analysis of Enterprise's 'Fortunate Son.' "Outstanding philosophical debating going on this week, and none of it involved T'Pol, for a change," she wrote. "I enjoyed the boomer bonding going on between Ryan and Mayweather initially, but it turned into a great discussion about the differences between the two lifestyles, with Ryan trying to make Mayweather feel guilty for abandoning his boomer family." In the full review the episode was awarded a score of 8 out of 10.

  • David E. Sluss at the Cynics Corner has also weighed in with his 'Fortunate Son' thoughts. Here's an extract from Sluss's review:

    "There isn't really a whole lot to analyze here. This episode had some potential in exploring the Boomers' existence and how it is affected by Starfleetís increasing presence in space, but as is often the case, the writers put a thumb on the scale."

    To read the complete analysis, in which the episode scored 6.75 out of 10, go here.

  • MightyBig TV has posted its 14-page recap of 'Fortunate Son' here.

  • Cinescape has posted a review of the recently released 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Director's Edition DVD. "It's interesting to see the new version of the 'Spock on Vulcan' sequences, or to finally get to see what V'Ger looks like without its clouds," wrote Scott Collura, "but really this variation on the film is indistinguishable from both the theatrical and television versions of 'The Motion Picture' to all but the most picky of 'Star Trek' fans." In the full analysis, the film is awarded a B grade, with the DVD meriting an A minus.

  • A round-up of the latest Star Trek book news can be found here at the Trekker Newsletter.

  • Julia Houston at has posted her latest column, entitled 'Is Sci-Fi Just For Smart People?' Here's an extract from the article:

    It's hard to ignore the "sci-fi nerd" stereotype Not every girl in a Seven of Nine outfit can calculate long division in her head, and not every guy in Spock ears knows what makes for a charmed quark. Yet there is a decided IQ boost among devotees of sci-fi when compared to the average Joe(sephine) who read Sports Illustrated or watches Friends.

    To read the full article, head over to

  • Voyagers Delights has uploaded a 6 minute, 7MB Real Media video of Jeri Ryan's (Seven of Nine) appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. In the interview, Ryan talked about her Thanksgiving disaster - a very well cooked turkey. Download the video here.

  • Ryan is also on the cover of this week's Chicago Sun Times TV Prevue. A scan of the magazine has been posted at the Official Jeri Lynn Ryan Homepaga.

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