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 how can he make a statement like that plus he only saw the debut episode
 of Voyager.

 GW>        Among his most degrading entertainment assignments,
 GW> Shatner listed his role in the 1970's KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS and his
 GW> late 1960's rendition of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." He explained,
 GW> however, that the original cut included his reading from "Man from La
 GW> Mancha" intercut with his "interpretation" of the Beatles hit in order
 GW> to provide a sort of literary contrast of the times.  The purpose of
 GW> the release containing only "Lucy" was "to DEGRADE me!" Shatner
 GW> exclaimed. 

 Hey the man needed work! Plus he had been through a bitter divorce with
 his first wife which pratically left him pennyless and living out of his
 pickup truck.(he stated that on an interview with Howard Stern)

 GW> Shatner included "The City on the Edge of Forever" (which he labeled
 GW> "The City on the Edge of the River") and "The Trouble with Tribbles"
 GW> were his favorite Original Series episodes.  He also mused that the
 GW> show's finale "Turnabout Intruder" ("where a woman entered MY body!")
 GW> was one of his most unforgettable TOS shows.

 Bill must be suffering from memory loss. When I last saw him at a convention
 he stated that his favorite was "The devil in the dark"(the Horta episode)
 because his father died either just before filming began or while they were
 filming the episode.

 GW> Since we had our fill of Shatner and parking and seating
 GW> hassles, Teri and I didn't bother to stay for the rescheduled blooper
 GW> reel. If I was teaching at Teri's school where she works, I'd stamp a
 GW> fat D-plus (D+) for the convention's grade, with the only saving graces
 GW> being the informational bits and Shatner's appearance.  If I were to
 GW> repeat my oath from last year not to attend another Creation
 GW> convention, I'd gladly do so with crossed fingers. But I'd ALSO add the
 GW> caveat that Creation needs to come up with another convention site with
 GW> better parking and audience seating AND a convention host with a
 GW> tumbleweed's inkling about handicapped accessibility issues.

 Good idea!

... I am Bjorn Borg.  Stop making fun of my name, dangit!
--- Blue Wave/RA v2.12 [NR]
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 From : Jim Cushing                         1:123/75        . 27 . 95 01:33
 To   : Phill Ash
 Subj : Re: SeaQuest Survives

 PA> Phill Ash nasally exhaled his coffee upon hearing this:

 >Did you hear?! Next year it will be on Wendsdays! Nothing to compete
 >with it, And nothing to preempt it with.

 PA> Wednesday in what time slot?

 8:00 ET

 PA> Will it be competing with Babylon5?

 Who knows! If one of your local stations telecast B-5 on Wednesday's at
 8:00 then yes it will compete in your local station area not nation wide.



 PA> Possibly Sliders?

 Sliders is not on FOX's fall lineup but it hasn't been cancelled and may
 return as a mid season replacement somewhere in FOX's lineup. Not necessarily
 on Wednesday nights.

 PA> Or will they do the smart thing and put it in Quantum Leap's
 PA> old timeslot (10 est)?

 What is so smart about that time slot?

... Captain, there be mail here!
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 From : Jim Cushing                         1:123/75        . 27 . 95 01:33
 To   : Jack Butler
 Subj : Re: Highlander, The Series

 JB> Quoth Marc Zingarelli, "Nevermore".

 MZ> I'm just waiting to see if he'll be in the season next year since he's
 MZ> been  banished from europe.

 JB> Not only will Richie be back next season, but so will Methos and
 JB> Amanda.
 JB> I cannot wait for the finale.  The final fight with Kallas was
 JB> filmed on the *real* Eiffel Tower.  I wonder how they turned that
 JB> little trick...
 JB> Jack Butler
 JB> Highlander Guru

 Friday's Entertainment Tonight did a segment on the season finale. The actors
 involved stated it was very dangerous especially the dance sequence with
 Amanda and Duncan's final encounter with Kalas.

... I am Ernest Angley of Borg. Prepare to be HHHEEEEAAAALLLEEEDDD!
--- Blue Wave/RA v2.12 [NR]
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 From : Jim Cushing                         1:123/75        . 27 . 95 01:33
 To   : Starwolf
 Subj : Re: Scope?

 TH>Kubrick brought his vision to the screen and Clarke novelized the

 St> Not quite.  Clarke wrote THE SENTINEL short story which gave rise to
 St> the idea of a film and then wrote 2001 and the film followed.  Proof?

 I have proof read Clarke introduction to the latest edition of 2001 in
 it he states that The Sentinel did not give rise to the idea for the film.
 Mow read the intro to 2010 in it Clarke stated that the book and movie 2001
 were made simultaneously. Clarke worked hand in hand with Kubrick. Feeback
 was given freely among them. The movie was released first followed a few months
 later by the book.

 St> In the book, the Discovery goes to Saturn, but in the film they go to
 St> Jupiter.  Why?  When they started the film they found out the effects
 St> technology of the time wasn't up to a convincing Saturn and they had
 St> to rewrite the story to have it take place around Jupiter instead.

 Kubrick rewrote the screenplay changing Saturn to Jupiter. Clarke elected
 to keep Saturn as the focal point in the book.

 St> Sure, the STAR WARS trilogy were razzle-dazzle fun, but they lacked the
 St> palpable depth of 2001.


... Prune juice:  The drink of warriors everywhere!
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 From : Karmin St.jean                      1:321/309       . 27 . 95 08:57
 To   : Dave Whittier

 > Does the Vulcan Neck Pinch work by email?  Or by post?  Get the
 > picture?
 > These people want you to send money all over the country on the
 > promise
 > that IF everyone else does it, you'll be rich.  How do you "beat the
 > living daylights" out of a post office box?  It's not just a dumb
 > idea,
 > it's against the law.

Against the law? So is mail fraud. BTW, it's NOT against the law to give their
PO Box # to ALL the junk mail senders in the world. :) (heheh)

Also, NO! The VNP does NOT work by email or post. You have to FAX it. (heheh)

--- FLAME v1.1
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 From : Kay Shapero                         1:102/524       . 27 . 95 17:38
 To   : Frank Glover
 Subj : Re: The Lost Lines of Kirk

On , Frank Glover (1:2613/477) wrote to Kay Shapero:

 FG>   ...Which are often the last two words on cockpit voice
 FG>recorders before the sound of impact. I suspect the writers knew

So did I.  Which is what made it so entertaining; one more sign of Data's

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 From : Patrick Thoms                       1:229/510       . 27 . 95 19:24
 To   : All
 Subj : what's in a name?

Can anyone tell me that name of that 3rd Highlander movie? I've seen two
different versions and am not sure which one is the real one.
Highlander: The Sorcerer
Highlander: The Final Dimension.
  OLX 2.1 TD  Is it Immortal, or is it a Highlander.
--- FidoPCB v1.4 [ff238/x]
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 From : Todd Sullivan                       1:363/60        . 27 . 95 19:44
 To   : Jack Butler
 Subj : Stuff of TP, etc

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JB > Quoth Todd Sullivan, "Nevermore".
JB > TS> "MacGyver in the Old West" AKA "Legend".  Never watched it, but I
JB > TS> thought John DeLancie saying "Engage!" in one of the promos was a
JB > TS> hoot, along with the various "anachronisms" that made their
JB > TS> appearances, ie. that hang glider.

JB >     Haven't actually seen it yet, though I have been
JB >planning to.

Just with myself, it's your own fault :)
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 From : Brian Stoll                         1:260/801       . 27 . 95 19:47
 To   : Mark Jones

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You mention a couple of possible outcomes, to the sliders season finale.
Too bad none of them are even remotely going to happen since they
cancelled it. Oh well, we will just have to find another show to enjoy
and watch it go away too.

... I used up all my sick days, so I'm calling in dead!!!
--- Blue Wave/RA v2.12 [NR]
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 From : Todd Sullivan                       1:363/60        . 27 . 95 19:51
 To   : Joel Jessup
 Subj : SeaQuest DSV 5/21/95

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* In a message originally to Arsenal, Joel Jessup said:

JJ > A> Lucus,Darwin is What his name(blank) are on a raft
JJ >Dagwood's the name
JJ > A> I heard from the ups that some of the crew won't be returning.
JJ > A> heard that Bridger is being reasigned and only
JJ > A> returning once in a while..
JJ > A> anyone heard any thing to the truth?
JJ >I haven't heard, but will post if I do...

LAst word was that SeaQuest's been renewed, but nothing more. They're going to
have to top (and explain how EVERYone survives :) ) the cliffhanger they gave
On the bright side, there's plenty of opportunity to catch what we missed this
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 From : Todd Sullivan                       1:363/60        . 27 . 95 19:58
 To   : Frank Eva
 Subj : B5 COMIC

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* In a message originally to All, Frank Eva said:

FE >According to the letters column in issue #5, DC Comics will
FE >be rotating
FE >teams of artists/writers. So, even though the current look
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