Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:38 PM
Come to think of it, yes. Holy cow! It really does show how long ago it was. I remember exactly where I was when I saw the Pilot as well, it was the weekly meeting of the Dundee University Sci-Fi Society and we were as usual in the side meeting room of the DU Student's Union in very early October 2001 off a pirated version which I believe had been nabbed off the internet (I still watched it when it came out on British television.) I remember feeling relieved that it wasn't the botch job that I had feared as soon as the word "prequel" was leaked and how loud we had to play the damn thing in order to be heard above the bars all around us (it was a Student Union after-all). I also remember thinking that it was fairly nostalgic, although a little too American-centric (where the hell was Gagarin in the title sequence! he's only the first man in space), that Bakula wasn't too bad despite my fears (I confess I predicted in April 2001 that casting him would prove a bad idea), that perhaps they ought not to have gone for a theme-tune with lyrics and I called the Trip-T'Pol thing, so all-in-all, I wasn't too far off the mark. Though sadly, I suddenly feel rather old.