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It's amazing what just a little bit of time, like a week, can do for a series. Especially when it's one like "Enterprise." It was just two weeks ago that the world was introduced to the fifth incarnation of Star Trek when "Broken Bow" hit the small screen of Upn with rave reviews, and impressive ratings. But things went downhill from there after a poor outing with blood-sucking aliens in "Fight or Flight." However, things might be back on pace with "Strange New World" that not only reintroduced the energy that was first offered in "Broken Bow," but created some tense moments that was seriously lacking in "Fight or Flight." In "Strange New World," Enterprise is diverted from a nebula study after coming across an M-Class planet, which T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) describes as "Minshara Class." »
So, T'Pol might not be single for very long, eh? Jolene Blalock, who will bring the latest Star Trek Vulcan to life in Upn's "Enterprise" next week, told Gregory L. Norris and Laura A. Van Vleet at TrekGalaxy that there might be a little Pon Farr in the air. "Yeah, she's betrothed," Blalock said of her character. "And she's dealing with what to do, because obviously, you can't have a relationshup, emotional or not, in any species, and have a position on a starship. And that's the dilemma. "She has to deal with that. Is the marriage going to be postponed, is T'Pol going to work it out, is she going to stay on the shup or what?" Blalock mentioned that her big inner debate will happen during the series' eighth episode, which she said was called "Breaking the Ice," confirming earlier »
Yes, yes, believe it or not, "Enterprise" will be aired in Canada, too. Probably one of the few television shows that is not actually produced in the country, different Canadian television networks released the times and days they will be airing the American Upn series that stars Scott Bakula (Capt. Jonathan Archer) and Jolene Blalock (Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol). The series will debut on the Space! network Sept. 30, less than a week following its U.S. premiere on Upn. The show will then appear on Space! every Thursday at 8 p.m. Other airdates include Thursday at 8 p.m. for Asn (Atlantic Canada), Wednesdays at 7 p.m for A Channel (Winnipeg), Wednesdays at 8 p.m. for City-tv (Toronto) and The New VI (Victoria), and Saturdays at 8 p.m. for Ckvu (Vancouver). »
The T'Pol actress said she nearly didn't accept the 'Enterprise' roleNot everyone seems to have been rushing to "Enterprise" when casting calls were made.Jolene Blalock, who joins the Upn series as T'Pol, said that she almost turned down her chance to don the pointed ears."I passed on the show three times without reading the script," Blalock told TV Guide Online. "Had I passed on this, it would've been the dumbest move of my life. Talk about regrets! I'm so fortunate to be chosen for this part."Blalock also shared some insight about her Vulcan character, who will be second in command on the Enterprise."She's 65 years old, so she's older than the rest of the crew," she said. "She is feline in movement. She is diplomatic with her words. And she does not look at humans condescendingly, though »
Enterprise had the misfortune of arriving at a low point in Star Trek’s history, as the Tng movies staggered to an ignominious conclusion and franchise burnout seemed insurmountable. Competing sci-fi series like Farscape arrived with a freshness that Trek couldn’t hope to match, and for a time it looked as if the iconic sci-fi property would fade into oblivion. Enterprise arrived with the mandate of reversing that trend, a task it simply wasn’t equipped to manage. It vanished four years after it arrived, the shortest-running series since the original. Ten years on, however, the dust has settled and the show has aged better than its detractors might think. It’s not perfect, but its attempts to find a different vibe for Star Trek produce some surprisingly good stuff. Hit the jump for the full review. The producers made the then-controversial decision to take Trek backwards in time instead of forwards, »
- Rob Vaux
Patiently standing in the checkout line at Stop & Shop today (which was mobbed because tomorrow is the first night of Passover) I did what so many of us do – browsed the covers of the tabloids. Kim Kardashian has gained more than 40 pounds during her pregnancy. And here I didn’t even know she was enceinte! Kate Middleton, who is also pregnant, fell while attending a royal function because her heel got stuck in a grating! (Oh, no!) Jennifer Aniston reveals her wedding dress! (Somehow I doubt that.)
And then my eyes fell on a special Star magazine edition called Star Trek Collector’s Edition: Into Darkness Special.
Yeah, I couldn’t resist.
It features such things as “100 Greatest Star Trek Moments” (which were strangely not listed in order) and “The Women Who Rule Outer Space” with pictures of Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine and Jolene Blalock as T’Pol »
- Mindy Newell
Blu-ray Release Date: March 26, 2013
Price: Blu-ray $119.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
100 years before James T. Kirk was the captain, the starship Enterprise had its first voyage, and that is the subject of this spin-off TV show. Star Trek: Enterprise debuted in 2001 and ran for four seasons.
In Enterprise, Bakula is partnered with Jolene Blalock (Slow Burn) as a Vulcan, Dominic Keating (Beowulf) as a British lieutenant, John Billingsley (TV’s True Blood) as an alien doctor and Connor Trinneer (TV’s Stargate: Atlantis) as an American commander.
The Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete First Season Blu-ray disc has all 25 episodes of season one with 5.1 DTS-hd audio. The discs also contain the new three-part documentary To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, including interviews with the show’s cast and crew. »
7 items from 2013
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