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Archive of previous updates on the site, July 4–September 26, 2005.

Connor Trinneer: Are you sure this is going to work?
Jolene Blalock: It was the best I could do on short notice, sorry. I didn't have much in the garage.
Trinneer: It's just that those holes don't really look big enough to be getting through. I'm just sayin'.
Blalock: It's all camera tricks. When I was on Stargate the last time, the actual props are half that size.
Trinneer: Maybe they're different on Stargate: Atlantis.
Blalock: Your character doesn't even go through a gate!
Trinneer: I'm just being thorough! It's got potential to be a recurring role and I want to study up.

July 4, 2005: Yep, it's that time again. Happy Birthday to TripHammered! My site turns three today, with the help of generous friends like rainwoman, wombat61, Tripper, and myst, and with my great and humble thanks to you my readers. It is my privilege and joy to do what I can to make you smile, and think. We'll be thinking about new things this coming year, but ENT and Trip are never going away.

Minor tweak to v3.1: "Support" has been retired (we did our best, though), and "Off-Topic" is now officially promoted to the nav bar. This is where everything which doesn't focus on Trip or ENT will be found, like material about other Treks and Battlestar Galactica.

Speaking of BSG, since it airs late on Friday nights, hubby and I watch it at some non-standard time over the weekend. It's my intention to offer commentary -- not as detailed as I did on ENT, I think -- on those episodes. (S2 starts July 15 and runs 10 eps, and then the second 10 eps start in January.) However, I won't be staying up late on Fridays to post my comments as I did with ENT, so starting this week, I'm switching my weekly posting day to Monday. We'll see how it works out as the season progresses.

I do have other ENT material in the works as we speak, and I'll probably pair up the BSG comments with Trek-related things like Get Me Rewrite or more ENTLibs through the summer.

Safe and Happy Fourth of July to all!

July 11, 2005: Woo! lots of content.

First, we have another TOS Get Me Rewrite! from "The Galileo Seven."

As a special treat, xeyes went through some old Get Me Rewrites and put together a story linking several photos. It was too good to jam in with internal links, so I've given it its own page, Every Picture Tells a Story.

Off-topic, I've posted my first BSG2K commentary, on the S1 episode "Colonial Day." The U.S. season 2 premiere of BSG2K is Friday, so I hope to have comments up next Monday.

Finally, we got out to see Batman Begins and Fantastic 4 this weekend, so I've done combined commentary on both those films.

July 18, 2005: Going Off-Topic, we have commentary on the BSG S2 premiere, "Scattered," as well as "Kobol's Last Gleaming" (both parts in one commentary, since I saw it as one two-hour episode and it makes more sense that way). I'm not adding photos to those commentaries right now, primarily because SCI-FI doesn't come in well for me and I dislike posting blurry, fuzzy, or grainy photos, but also because this is still primarily an ENT site and I don't want to drift too far from TripHammered's mission by loading up on images from another show.

July 20, 2005: Bittersweet but appropriate that our GMR photo features Scotty -- Jimmy Doohan died Wednesday morning at his home. A bit of his ashes will be launched into space like Gene's. RIP, Jimmy -- you were one of the best.

July 25, 2005: An embarrassment of riches.

I've posted FULL-SPOILER commentary on Harry Potter VI (upshot: it was good). xeyes brings us two more chapters of Every Picture Tells a Story, for pages 2 and 3 of Get Me Rewrite. Finally, I have comments on BSG's "Valley of Darkness," which isn't as long as the previous ones because the episode wasn't as dense.

Ice, ice, baby

Archer: Shran! Are you all right?
Shran: I'm fine, Captain. I've been thrown out of better dives than this.
Archer: Not by the men's room attendant.
Shran: He grabbed my a--
Archer: Oh, look at the time. Should I call you a cab?
Shran: Is that some kind of pinkskin insult?
Archer: Uh, no, I just meant that you shouldn't be piloting home after all that ale.
Shran: No need. By the time I'm done thrashing that miserable little worm for pulling on my antenna, I'll be sober as a judge.
Archer: That'll help for when you're dragged in front of a magistrate for brawling.
Shran: Remind me why I went pubcrawling with you?
Archer: How's your next column coming?
Shran: Help me up. It's your turn to buy a round, as I recall.

August 1, 2005: Okay, so "Tripping the Rift," SCI-FI's CGI "South Park in Space," finally started its second season last Wednesday. In the opening credits, rather like Bart writing something different on the blackboard every week in "The Simpsons," the HAL-parody computer Bob has some wiseass remark to make. And the first line of dialogue we hear after the show's been away for a year is "Does anybody really care that 'Enterprise' was cancelled?" Yes, in point of fact, a whole buttload of your audience does, you nimrods! Did the writers forget what channel they're on? The second episode of the night featured a strip bar with a shattered NCC-1701 parked outside and a drunken Vulcan staggering out to piss on the bouncer's shoes and then collapsing on the tarmac, and T'Nuk (the ugly six-legged horse-like alien pilot) claiming she'd slept with a Vulcan on Mount Seleya and then he burst into tears afterwards. Charming. Plus the quality of the animation has gone down, and I don't like Carmen Electra as the voice of Six (no relation to the Six on BSG). All in all, very disappointing.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: very weird, much more faithful to Dahl's book, a lot of unconnected laugh-out-loud hilarious lines, good performances all around. Moogie didn't care for it, but I liked it for what it was and not as a replacement for the irreplaceable Gene Wilder.

Commentary for "Fragged" is up. I'll run a new "Get Me Rewrite!" next week.

August 8, 2005: An ENT Get Me Rewrite this week, with more Shran. We also have a funny photo generously donated by Ligiea, of Triphammer Road in upstate New York. No really.

And commentary for "Resistance" is up.

August 15, 2005: Buon Ferragosto! We'll leave Get Me Rewrite up for another week. Either this just isn't that good or everyone's on vacation.

Okay, I'm officially tired of the Trek-bashing on "Tripping the Rift." Guys, you aren't funny enough any more to counteract that hostility. Grow up already.

Commentary for "The Farm" is up.

And BONUS news: Connor told a con this weekend that he's landed a guest spot on Stargate: Atlantis, playing the title character in the episode "Michael." I'll advise when I find out when it's airing. I'm so glad he's working!

August 23, 2005: Commentary for "Home, part 1" is now up.

Oh, and it turns out that the Trinneers are expecting a baby boy in October, not a girl as previously reported. But tante auguri regardless!

August 29, 2005: Sorry about the name confusion, but the IMDb and SCI-FI had different names for the episodes. "Home, Part 2" commentary (which IMDb was calling "The Raid") is up.

September 5, 2005: We have an all-new "Dear Shrannie" column this week.

Happy 39th anniversary!

Kirk: Ah, yes, a styrofoam rock, a redshirt, and thou. I couldn't ask for a better anniversary celebration.
Spock: Captain, your shirt is not yet ripped.
Kirk: All in good time, Mister Spock. The night is young.
Redshirt (muttering): And the clichés are thick enough to walk on.

September 8, 2005: Happy 39th to our beloved franchise!

September 12, 2005: Ah, September. Days are getting cooler, leaves are turning colors, and everyone's obeying that Pavolvian summons to head back to school.

Commentary for "Final Cut" is up. There are two more episodes for the first half of the season, and then it goes into repeats until January, when the second 10 eps are broadcast. Unconfirmed rumors report that BSG has been given a third season ('cause they'd be colossal idiots not to).

September 19, 2005: I have a few things planned for the break between the end of this half of the BSG season and the beginning of the second half in January, so don't be a stranger! In the meantime, commentary for "Flight of the Phoenix" is up.

September 26, 2005: Commentary for "Pegasus" is up. A lot to think about over the break.

And a little fun list, which I co-wrote with my best friend John several years ago: "Why Did the Trek Chicken Cross the Road?" Next week is a VOY "Get Me Rewrite!" and then I have more ENT stuff in the works.

Site updates, January 2 through June 26, 2006

Site updates, October 3 through December 26, 2005

Site updates, April 1 through July 1, 2005

Site updates, January 4 through March 25, 2005

Site updates, October 1 through December 31, 2004

Site updates, July 4 through September 24, 2004

Site updates, April 7 through June 30, 2004

Site updates, January 1 through March 31, 2004

Site updates, October 1 through December 31, 2003

Site updates, July 4 through September 30, 2003

Site upates, April 2 through July 2, 2003

Site upates, January 1 through March 28, 2003

Site updates, July 4 through December 31, 2002

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