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By Caillan
September 1, 2001 - 10:33 AM

Hello World!

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the DS9 relaunch. Yes, I did finally find 'Avatar, Books 1 and 2' and then later, 'Section 31: Abyss' in another bookshop.

Not only are the 'new' characters a good addition to the mix, they've become as real and vivid as the those we knew on the television series. The books have allowed the 'new' cast to develop without impinging on the 'old' - it's something that could have been off-putting, but I think the risk payed off.

Particularly, it's interesting to see how Ezri has developed in the novel series. I think I must have been one of the two people in the universe who actually preferred her to Jadzia, (he says, evading the rotten tomatoes), and the new direction that her character has taken was something that I'd have loved to have seen explored in the series.

However, that's what these books are for. Each novel is self-contained, yet there are some cool continuing plot lines for those reading the full series. I found the Prynn/Vaughn plotline a little melodramatic - personally, I'm enjoying the far subtler Shar story playing out.

The next book, 'Demons Of Air And Darkness' is already out in Australia, but I haven't picked it up yet, because I was worried that I'd spend my time reading that and not the biography of the Roman Emperor Trajan that I should be reading. My advice is to go find a good science fiction bookstore - they're more likely to have it than any of the bigger chains.

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news headlines on September 11, 1999:

  • Braga On Voyager
    Voyager's executive producer, Brannon Braga, talked to TV Guide about the plan for Janeway's love interest in the sixth season. ""It'll probably be with an alien or a hologram. After six years alone, she needs this," he said. This resulted in the episodes 'Fair Haven' and 'Spirit Folk,' in which Janeway fell in love with an Irish holographic bartender, Michael Sullivan.

  • New 'Incubus' Review
    Phil Anderson at Kaos 2000 Magazine posted a review of the film 'Incubus,' which starred William Shatner. This film's rather unique claim to fame was that it was shot entirely in Esperanto. "For William Shatner fans, here is a chance to see some of his very early work in films - and as a starring role for the time - and to see him speak in Esperanto," Anderson wrote. "Though some may feel that Shatner is an overactor, he plays this role straight and believably.

    More news can be found in the archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • Unfortunately we are unable to bring you the Canadian TV listings due to a problem with the Space! web site.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Profit and Lace' at 14:00 GMT, followed by 'Time's Orphan' at 14:55. 15:55 will see thew showing of Voyager's 'Jetrel.' At 18:30 the Next Generation's 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part One' will be shown, wollowed by part two at 19:30. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

    Tomorrow's Television Listings

    • Unfortunately we are unable to bring you the Canadian TV listings due to a problem with the Space! web site.

    • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Rascals' at 15:00 GMT, with TNG's 'A Fistful Of Datas' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

    • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Die Zhne des Drachen' ('Dragon's Teeth') at 16:00 CET.

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