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by Rick Norwood

What to look for in November 2000
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Ratings are based on a four star system.
One star means that the commercials are more entertaining than the program.
Two stars watch if you have nothing better to do.
Three stars is good solid entertainment.
Four stars means you never dreamed television could be this good.

1 Nov -- Wednesday
Star Trek Voyager, "Critical Care", story by Kenneth Biller and Robert J. Doherty, teleplay by James Kahn

The next Voyager after this one is another Reg Barclay episode. An air date has not been scheduled yet, but keep an eye out, because the Barclay episodes have been the best recent Voyagers.

5 Nov -- Sunday
The X-Files, "Within" by Chris Carter.

The season premiere, introducing Scully's new partner, Doggett. Don't miss it.

7 Nov -- Tuesday
election day

You want to vote Libertarian, of course. The Libertarian candidate has pledged that his first act in office will be to pardon all non-violent drug offenders currently serving time in federal prisons. But if you live in a swing state such as Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Florida, Tennessee, or New Mexico, then you need to vote of Gore. Yes, I know, that's going to be hard. But the alternative is electing a Republican Robin Hood as president. (What's a Republican Robin Hood? He robs the poor and gives to the rich.)

12 Nov -- Sunday
The X-Files, "Without" by Chris Carter.

19 Nov -- Sunday
The X-Files, "Patience" by Chris Carter.

26 Nov -- Sunday
The X-Files, "Roadrunners" by Vince Gilligan.

And that's it for November. How is Voyager doing so far this final season?

Star Trek Voyager, "Drive" (**)
by Michael Taylor.

Star Trek: Voyager spoiler warning

No, the spoiler warning isn't for this episode, whose ending you already know if you watch Voyager at all. I'm about to give away the ending of a really cool film called The Great Race (***).

This episode of Star Trek loosely parallels the plot of The Great Race. In that movie, Tony Curtis deliberately loses the race by stopping just short of the finish line to prove his love for the girl, allowing the villain to cross the finish line first. The same thing happens during a space race in this Voyager episode. Tom Paris throws the race to prove his love for B'Elanna Torres. They then get married and live happily ever after. Until Voyager is blown to smithereens in the final episode, killing everyone but Seven of Nine and leading into the next series, Star Trek Borg. No, actually I just made that last stuff up. I don't have any more inside information that you do. But Tom Paris and B'Elanna really do get married. Bad move. When a man gives up what he really wants to do to prove his love of a woman, it never works. His smiles hide deep resentment and she hates the guilt trip he lays on with every smile. She always leaves him in the end.

Copyright © 2000 by Rick Norwood

Rick Norwood is a mathematician and writer whose small press publishing house, Manuscript Press, has published books by Hal Clement, R.A. Lafferty, and Hal Foster. He is also the editor of Comics Revue Monthly, which publishes such classic comic strips as Flash Gordon, Sky Masters, Modesty Blaise, Tarzan, Odd Bodkins, Casey Ruggles, The Phantom, Gasoline Alley, Krazy Kat, Alley Oop, Little Orphan Annie, Barnaby, Buz Sawyer, and Steve Canyon.

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