Site ColumnsBy Christian
April 3, 2000 - 9:53 PM
This is probably going to sound like blasphemy to many of you, but I've decided the best show on television right now is not Voyager. The West Wing is. So far I've only seen the six episodes that have aired here in the Netherlands, but already I feel like I know these people as well as I did most of the regulars on the four Star Trek series after several seasons. I love the breakneck speed at which the show moves, the humour they manage to insert, and the enourmous sense of urgency it always gets across. But most important is that, somehow, the 'West Wing' manages to look a lot more modern than Star Trek usually does. I don't know why exactly this is - maybe it's because modern Trek still originates from the 1980s, but the camera and colour work on West Wing just gives a much more advanced impression. I'm really happy I don't live in the United States, where I'd have to choose between Voyager and West Wing - Voyager probably wouldn't win.
Trek BBS Today
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-What do you think about the new StarTrek.com design?
-Are you a member of a Star Trek club?
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Today On TV
-On Tuesday in the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Is There In Truth No Beauty?' at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
-On Tuesday in Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's 'Paradise Lost' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'The Return of the Archons' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'Crossfire' at 10:00pm.
-On Tuesday in Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Der Kriegsherr' at 15:00 CET.
-On Tuesday here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'The Arsenal of Freedom'at 17:15 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!