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By Christian
August 3, 2000 - 3:10 PM

Hello World!

Could anyone explain to me what the purpose is of those call letters used by American television stations, like WPIX or KBMC or so? This has been puzzling me ever since I first saw one of them, but I still have no clue what they actually stand for or why stations use them as name. Are they self-chosen? And why do they only start with a W or a K?

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What is your favourite movie?
Star Trek: First Contact 37.2% - (484 Votes)
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan 28% - (365 Votes)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 12.4% - (162 Votes)
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 9.5% - (124 Votes)
Star Trek: Insurrection 3.3% - (44 Votes)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 2.7% - (36 Votes)
Star Trek: Generations 2.6% - (35 Votes)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 2% - (27 Votes)
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock 1.6% - (22 Votes)

Total Votes: 1299

Hmm. It appears I am really one of the only people who like 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' best. Maybe time's clouding my memories (it's been a while since I saw the film), but I just love the gorgeous shots of the Enterprise and the epic feel of the film. I really can't wait for the DVD to be released.

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