Rick Berman on ENTERPRISE Season 4, "Zero Hour" and William Shatner Guest Starring Role
By GustavoLeao / 15:31, 22 May 2004 / Enterprise
The latest issue of Star Trek Monthly magazine, just out in the UK, features an exclusive interview with TREK executive producer Rick Berman, in which he hints at the Season 3 finale "Zero Hour" and Season 4, and tells us his personal high points of the season.
"It all comes to a real head in the finale. I don't know if resolved is the right word, but it's going to come to a very exciting end." Berman told journalist Ian Spelling "Let's just say, certain elements of the story are going to be unresolved."
Berman chose "Similitude" as his favourite episode from Season 3 "I think that Similitude was a classic Star Trek episode that dealt with an issue that was very emotionally wrenching and really made you think. I thought it was provocative and beautifully produced."
Looking ahead to what we can all now confidently say is going to be ENTERPRISE's fourth season. Berman confirmed that he had indeed been in talks with TREK star William Shatner about a guest starring role in Enterprise, and is hoping to fit a William Shatner Guest appearance into
Enterprise's 4th season.
"Bill is busy doing 'The Practice' right now, and he's going to be doing the spin - off next season." Berman said. "We have had discussions in the last week, when we were talking with the studio about areas and directions we would like to go in next season, and there were two different ideas
that we think could be developed into a good vehicle for Bill. And hopefully we're going to pursue one of them for next season."
Tell me if my eyes are fooling me. These hieroglyphs found in the Seti-I Temple at Abydos look like modern and even future air and ground crafts. Obvusly someone or thing could see the future or maybe these images are of Atlantis.
The unmistakably precise representation of "helicopters," "tanks" and possibly even gravity-defying "spaceships," depicted in the ancient ceiling glyphs at Abydos (above), now make this assertion credible ... if not almost inescapable. It is our conviction that "somehow " these glyphs present us with a deliberate window on a prior, "high-tech epoch" to human civilization, that did exist ... sometime before the known Egyptian Era of a "mere" 6000 years ago.
The discovery of a documented, officially-sanctioned ancient Egyptian wooden model airplane -- once displayed "front and center" in the major Egyptological Museum in the world -- makes this conclusion all the more compelling! That -- and an the equally astonishing, successful reconstruction of a flying model ... based on tiny, gold, ancient aircraft-shaped artifacts, discovered in several South American tombs from over a millennium ago ...
We cannot be "the first!"
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Mexican Air Force Pilots Film 11 UFOs
May 12, 2004
Tue May 11, 2004 6:05 PM ET -- MEXICO CITY - Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified flying objects in the skies over southern Campeche state, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
A videotape made widely available to the news media on Tuesday shows the bright objects, some sharp points of light and others like large headlights, moving rapidly in what appears to be a late-evening sky.
The lights were filmed on March 5 by pilots using infrared equipment. They appeared to be flying at an altitude of about 3,500 meters (11,480 feet), and allegedly surrounded the Air Force jet as it conducted routine anti-drug trafficking vigilance in Campeche. Only three of the objects showed up on the plane's radar.
"Was I afraid? Yes. A little afraid because we were facing something that had never happened before," said radar operator Lt. German Marin in a taped interview made public Tuesday.
"I couldn't say what it was ... but I think they're completely real," added Lt. Mario Adrian Vazquez, the infrared equipment operator. Vazquez insisted that there was no way to alter the recorded images.
The plane's captain, Maj. Magdaleno Castanon, said the military jets chased the lights "and I believe they could feel we were pursuing them."
When the jets stopped following the objects, they disappeared, he said.
A Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the videotape was filmed by members of the Mexican Air Force. The spokesman declined to comment further and spoke on customary condition of anonymity.
The video was first aired on national television Monday night then again at a news conference Tuesday by Jaime Maussan, a Mexican investigator who has dedicated the past 10 years to studying UFOs.
"This is historic news," Maussan told reporters. "Hundreds of videos (of UFOs) exist, but none had the backing of the armed forces of any country. ... The armed forces don't perpetuate frauds."
Maussan said Secretary of Defense Gen. Ricardo Vega Garcia gave him the video on April 22.
Private rocket soars to the edge of space
May 15, 2004
Mojave, California: A piloted rocket released from a mother plane has shot more than 64,000 metres into the desert sky to become the first privately funded vehicle to reach the edge of space.
The SpaceShipOne rocket carried a test pilot Mike Melvill, 62, to heights only a few NASA astronauts and US Air Force pilots have reached.
The aviation milestone also propelled the aircraft's designer, Burt Rutan, to the forefront in the race to win the $US10 million ($14.5 million) Ansari X Prize, a competition to spur development of commercial space flight. It calls for launching a three-passenger craft to 100,000 metres twice within two weeks
"You just can't imagine what a thrill it was. I had tears in my eyes," Mr Rutan said.
The 64,000 metres altitude is generally considered the boundary where space begins, although the US Air Force gives pilots astronaut wings if they go above 80,000 metres.
The first team to complete the task by the end of this year wins the purse set by the X Foundation, the St Louis-based sponsor of the competition. However, the rocket must be built and operated without any government funds or involvement.