Variety of Misc. Information

Thanks to Veronica for sending this in:

This is great news for Canadian fans. It was on the Toronto Sun.

“Get the rest of our exclusive Shiri Appleby poster
and official form in the October 22 Sunday Sun.
You could win a trip to L.A. to visit the set of
Roswell”.

Thanks to Susan for this :)

I don’t know if you’ll be able to use this since I don’t have the actual
article, but The Rocky Mountain News had a story last week about Krispy
Kreme, Jason’s favorite donut. Krispy Kreme is building a store in
Littleton, CO in the Park Meadows Shopping Center area. They plan to open in
January, 2001. Now wouldn’t it be appropriate if they had Jason, their
biggest fan, at the opening?

Thanks to Thicket for this :)

Sorry this is a little late, but here are some ratings tidbits I found
pertaining to “Ask Not”:

From inside.com:

THE WB’S GROWING MONDAY MIGHT: A few weeks ago, it looked like the WB was old
news on Mondays and that UPN was the mini-network to watch on the night, but
that’s not how the night is playing out now that the WB is back in first-run.

This week, the WB’s Monday combination of 7th Heaven (2.8/7 in 18-49, 4.5/7
in homes) and Roswell (1.9/4 in 18-49, 3.0/4 in homes) tied for first for the
night among female teens and females 12-34, and topped UPN’s promising lineup
by 2 shares among adults 18-49 (2.3/6 vs. 1.6/4).

From Reuters/Variety:

The WB’s “7th Heaven” (2.8/7) and “Roswell” (1.7/4) both improved vs.
their season premieres a week earlier in adults 18-49, with the latter
posting its best mark in nearly a year.

Thanks to Sublime_Muffin for sending this in :)

Here’s a review from 11thHour-Roswell

Thanks to corpovision and anyone else who sent this in :) Click on the title to read the rest of the article

Roswell
“Skin and Bones”

Airdate: October 2, 2000

Max relates to a kindly, if a bit clueless, counselor the entire first season… er… I mean what it is that has him acting all secretive and moody and worrying his parents. But instead of really unloading all of his problems, he merely agrees that he’s suffering from normal teen angst.

Back at the Crashdown, everyone, except Michael and Liz, watch as the shapeshifter Nintendo… er… I mean Nasedo — posing as FBI agent Piece — testifies before Congress, making the special unit that the real one worked with sound like a bunch of taxpayer-money-wasting paranoids, much to the chagrin of Roswell’s own Congresswoman Vanessa Whitaker. While that comes as a relief to the group, Max and Maria still take the time to moon pathetically over the absence of their recently less-than-enthusiastic cohorts in smooching and groping.
Dreadlocks would be an improvement.

While it may seem like all the kids have to worry about is who will be their next parking-partner, a geologist discovers the bones of the real Pierce — whom Michael killed last season protecting Valenti. Although the Sheriff attempts to veer the investigation away from the real culprits (that would be him and Roswell’s alien contingent), Deputy Barney Fife… er… I mean Deputy Hanson… Oh hell, I’ll just call him Barney. Anyway, Barney keeps butting in and getting the job done right, leading to Michael being arrested for murder. It’s up to Max and Tess, with the help of their super powers to thwart Congresswoman Whitaker’s plan on getting undeniable proof of the existence of aliens on Earth.

Over the course of the episode, both Michael and then Najera… no wait, that’s my name… er… I mean Nasedo… both sense someone or something watching them and find an expanse of shed skin in the shape of a human hand and arm. Then, just when everyone thinks they can breathe a sigh of relief, Max finds a dying Nabisco… er… I mean Nasedo… who informs him that the “Skins” are among them. These bad aliens look to be a nasty lot and the threat that had been hanging over The Royal Four has now turned up the heat.

As promised, Roswell has shifted most of the focus away from the romantic angst angle that left most of the staff of this magazine rolling their eyes and changing the channel. While there’s still a bit of the teen drama left in the old girl what with Max and Maria having to join poor, frustrated Alex in worshipping from afar, there seems to be a more definite trend towards a story based series rather than a character one. In other words, stuff actually happens. Why in this episode alone the lack of Liz for the first 20 minutes meant that the mooning time was cut by at least a third!

But don’t despair that you might get confused with all this new-fangled action as the dynamics of the show are still the same. Even the presence of a fourth teen alien, Tess, isn’t much of a threat to the romantic lives of the show’s intrepid heroes as her character fairly screams “red shirt.” Okay, so technically she’s been on too many episodes already to fully qualify as a “red shirt,” but it’s obvious that her days are numbered. Otherwise they’d have to hire another human guy just to set her up with. Then again… What has the Sheriff’s son been doing lately?

Random Comments

Is it just me or did Jason Behr’s neck get longer? At least he’s been working out.
Majandra Delfino has let her hair grow! Wow. She looks really good. Compared to last year.
Sheriff Valenti needs to open a can of whup-ass on Barney Fife, or whatever the name of his new deputy is.
I got five dollars that says that Courtney chick’s gonna turn out to be a “Skin.”
A guy turning down sex? Yeah, he must be an alien.
Michael shouldn’t be so quick to brush off Maria. Especially considering that his new Sweathog look isn’t likely to get him anyone else on this planet or any other one.
What’s Brendan Fehr gonna do to his hair next season? Get it cornrowed? Mohawk? Dreadlocks? Somebody buy this boy a gift certificate for Fantastic Sam’s. Please?

— Linda M. Najera

“ROSWELL” IS BECOMING MORE SCI-FI TO WIN A BIGGER AUDIENCE”

”Roswell,” the WB’s cult hit about teenage aliens, is back for a second season after being saved by a novel fan campaign last May (they flooded network offices with the aliens’ preferred condiment: Tabasco sauce.) But even with a choice time slot, Mondays at 9 p.m., the show’s prognosis isn’t out of this world. The Oct. 2 premiere drew 4.1 million viewers, but lost 36 percent of the audience from the WB’s 8 p.m. lead in, ”7th Heaven,” while last week’s second episode was watched by 3.9 million people and lost 39 percent. If things don’t improve for the series — which averaged 3.5 million viewers last season — industry observers say it’s a goner. ”The WB will be watching it closely over the next few months to determine its future,” says John Spiropoulos, associate director of audience research for Initiative Media. ”To survive, it needs a much bigger audience than it’s getting.”