[Incoming Transmission from Psi Phi, Office of Communications]
Call To Order: 10:00:42pm
There were 19 attendees.
- Elizabeth Liddell (Captain)
- Bryce Callighan (First Officer)
- David Henderson (Chief of Operations)
- Joel Oberdieck (Grand Nagus)
- Marisa Bonomo
- Julie Faas
- Joel Fried
- Andrew Kalafut
- Carl Murphy
- Aaron Nevitt
- Monica Prorok, W.I.A.
- Jeff Shedlock
- Don Steiner
- Rachel Weinberg
- Landon Winkler
- Ryan Woodrow
- Laura Zadrozny
- Kevin Zepp
Minutes: Summarized and approved.
- We're in Room 5 tonight.
- Joel manipulates the minutes as they are being read!
- Carl utilizes Monica's crutches as though they were assault rifles.
Recruitment and Relations Committee:
Quiz Bowl Committee:
- Marisa missed the meeting. Had she been here tonight, she might have complained about her computer.
- Joel gave the Nagus $15 for two shirts he distributed. Landon gave the Nagus $7.50 for his shirt.
- The shirts for Purdue have been mailed out to Ray, and the money for them has been mailed in from Ray.
- There are still five or six shirts left which were ordered but haven't been picked up yet.
There are also one extra each of M through XXL if you didn't order one but have changed your mind since,
gee, they're just so spiffy on everyone else.
No Report Committee:
- We have "less chips" (there was much applause for the concept, though some members of the studio
audience were appalled at the use of the adjective "less" where "fewer" would be more appropriate).
There are now a finite number of them left, which means that an infinite number of chips were eaten at
the last movie.
- That movie was "Beowulf" (1999) with Christopher Lambert. There were about ten people present, which
was surprising since it was, to quote the Captain, "snowing like Hell". The irony of this statement
is not lost on the Chief.
- Also, an anime movie, which included a character whose name sounds like "oh-ae-vees", was shown.
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- Marisa and Laura arrived at 10:15pm.
- There will be no movie this weekend, as the house is "otherwise engaged". The name of the house's
spouse-to-be was not revealed.
- All your base are belong to us.
- No report.
- Last week's minutes are up. They were posted by 4:07pm.
- The reason for this is that Kenny is on his way to Springfield, MO.
- The Communications Officer left a nifty note to the Captain, which was summarized and approved.
- Deputy Constable Carl presents the report.
- Regarding Monica's crutches: "I now have instruments of destruction with me."
- Everything's under control.
Chief of Operations:
- The current balance is $196.08.
- Julie gives the Captain a check for $50.00 from MCS. Presumably this money will eventually find its way into the treasury.
- "I can break complex machines down into simple yes or no answers. *poke* Burn a hundred copies."
- Mail. o/` Letters o/`
- From Director of Multicultural Student Services Jaquator Hamer, the Academic Achievement Awards Program will be
held on April 16. Undergraduate international and minority students will be recognized and honored. Since the word
"minority" is not defined, we assume everyone in Psi Phi is eligible for being in the minority of sci-fi geeks.
- Volunteer Vibe for March: We've got the latest newsletter.
- "Shut up, Bryce." (Technically, this is new business.)
- Carl: "Make me constable."
The Club: "No."
- Anthony, a student in one of Julie's classes, talked about effective advertising. One of his examples was
last year's Psi Phi T-Shirts, which with their "Better Geek Than Greek" slogan expressed a viewpoint.
- Marisa quits. There is much rejoicing. Marisa recants.
- Fox is interested in new versions of the Irwin Allen classics "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" (1964),
"Lost in Space" (1965), "The Time Tunnel" (1966), and "Land of the Giants" (1968).
- Once-Bond Roger Moore will be joining "Alias" on ABC for a multi-episode guest role.
- Upcoming DVDs: "Monsters, Inc." will be released at the far-off date of September 17, presumably to
get a whole bunch of nifty extras. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" second season boxed set will be
released on June 11. Aaron's exclamation of "Sweet!" is met by stunned silence.
- The Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This year's
nominees for Best Script are:
The sci-fi-ish-ness of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" is discussed.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "The Body", written by Joss Whedon
- "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", written by James Schamus, Kuo Jung Tsai, and Hui-Ling Wang
- "X-Men", screenplay by David Hayter, story by Tom DeSanto and Bryan Singer
- "O Brother, Where Art Thou?", written by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
- "Angel" and "Roswell" are on hiatus during the next several weeks. "Glory Days" will be moving to "Angel"'s
timeslot, Mondays at 8pm, for a while.
- New "Enterprise" episodes begin March 20. Brief rundown of guest stars:
- March 20, "Rogue Planet": Keith Szarabajka (guest appearances in "Voyager" and "Babylon 5";
Holtz in "Angel") and Eric Pierpoint (George Francisco in "Alien Nation") appear.
- March 27, "Acquisition": Ethan Phillips (Neelix in "Voyager"), Clint Howard (Balok in "Star Trek"),
and Jeffrey Combs (Brunt and Weyoun in "Deep Space Nine", Shran in "Enterprise") appear.
- April 3, "Oasis": René Auberjonois (Odo in "Deep Space Nine") and Tom Bergeron (host of
"Hollywood Squares" and "Fox After Breakfast") appear.
- The next air-quote-"Shatner" novel, "The Captain's Peril", will be published in hardcover in September.
- The next issue of "Star Trek: The Magazine" is now out. Since the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" first
season DVDs are coming out this month, this issue is all about that season. The Edo costumes, Commander
Remmick's exploded body, and much much more is included.
- William Shatner will be in "Showtime", a new movie starring Robert DeNiro and Eddie Murphy. He plays the
character "Bill Shatner".
- Laura's review of Anne Rice's new movie: It's good, but the book is better.
Adjournment: 10:36:08 (Geekdom Instrumentality Project)(titubation)(ooogy-boogy-boogy)pm
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