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By Michelle
November 2, 2003 - 4:59 PM

Hello World!

Every year for the past five, I have gotten up on Halloween and put on my Captain Janeway uniform. On October 31st, I do not need to worry overmuch about jokes about jury duty.

This year, however, I went as a witch. This is partly because of the influence of Harry Potter (though I fear that I probably look more like Professor Umbridge than any of the other adult witches we've read about) and partly because I didn't feel like getting into a discussion this year of the fact that yeah, I'm a Trekkie and my mom is a Trekkie and my husband and I started dating in the midst of fighting over who should get to review Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for our college newspaper.

My children, in turn, went out as some kind of fantasy ninja and a red-faced demon. They would have liked to have dressed up as Legolas and Boromir, complete with bow and arrow and sword and shield, but the school has a strict rule about no weapons in the Halloween parade, and what's the fun of being in Lord of the Rings if you don't get a cool weapon?

If I dressed as a Tolkien character, I'd have to be a hobbit, as I am far below the height requirement for elves. Also, the only thing Liv Tyler and I have in common is brown hair. But my husband did give me an Evenstar pendant as an anniversary present. Somehow I feel that this is even more geeky than dating because of Star Trek.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-What should Enterprise do to attract more women viewers?

-And speaking of women, do the Xindi have any?

-Lots of fans think it was the best of the modern Treks, but what could Deep Space Nine have done better?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from early November 2001:

  • Logan Says Internet Rumours Are 'Despicable'
    Star Trek Nemesis screenwriter John Logan said he didn't want rumours ruining the film for fans. "A work in progress is an ugly thing. A writer should only be judged when the work is completed," he insisted.

  • UPN Releases Photos From Upcoming Episodes
    Images from "Civilization" and "Breaking the Ice" showed Archer and Tucker in disguise on a less-advanced Class M planet and Archer confronting T'Pol over allegedly sending secret messages to a Vulcan ship.

  • All-New 'Enterprise' Story Arc Spoilers
    After starting its season with a set of stand-alone episodes, Enterprise began to experiment with arc-based storytelling as the Suliban and Andorians returned to build on plots begun earlier in the season.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


How would you rate 'The Shipment'?
9-10 37% - (307 Votes)
7-8 27.4% - (227 Votes)
I don't want to watch 'Enterprise' 11.7% - (97 Votes)
I'm not able to watch 'Enterprise' 10.3% - (86 Votes)
5-6 8.9% - (74 Votes)
3-4 2.2% - (19 Votes)
1-2 2.1% - (18 Votes)

Total Votes: 828

Please vote in our new poll about 2004 calendars!

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Today's Television Listings

    Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will show Enterprise's "Twilight". Here's the official synopsis of the episode:

    A spatial distortion leaves Archer unable to form any new long-term memories. Years in the future, he wakes up one morning and is stunned to learn the outcome of the human-Xindi conflict.

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