Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 5, 2001 - 8:36 AM
I really need a new backpack to carry all my uni books in as the current one is on its last legs. I've tried sewing up the sides, sewing one of the straps back on, and even reinforcing the bottom, which is so threadbare that I feel my books will come crashing through any minute.
Even so, I can't bear to buy a new one. Firstly, I hate spending money on things that I need, but don't really want. But secondly, and most importantly, I like the current one! It's not too big, so I don't go around whacking people in the head with it, and I've had it for years.
Come to think of it, I've actually had it since 1997, when I bought it for the fourth form history trip to France and Belgium. It was meant to carry my lunch, a clipboard and a few pens. I've since had it packed with at least five textbooks, and the fact that it's now split halfway down one side might be a sign that that wasn't too good an idea.
So now the question is, do I bite the bullet and go and buy a new one, or do I wait until I'm walking up a staircase and everything falls out the bottom? Errrrr....
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Will Enterprise be as popular as TNG?
- What is your opinion on the myth of Voyager's poor characterisations?
- Take a look at this Original Series behind the scenes web site.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news headlines on September 5th, 1999:
- Article: The Resurrection Of Kirk?
Over at the Trek Nation, we published a new feature article by Michael Hinman discussing the merits of reviving Captain Kirk. "But, if the franchise really is dying, could Kirk breathe life back into it, or is it just a futile action that could actually do more harm than good?" he wrote. The full article can still be found here.
- Darren Wants Vic To Continue
In an interview with the New York Daily News, James Darren (Vic Fontaine) talked about his enthusiasm for DS9 and his lounge singer character. Apparently the actor was also trying to convince the Voyager producers to allow him to appear on that series also, but this never came to fruition.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- At 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Homestead' according to the official Star Trek site.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Journey to Babel' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Spectre of the Gun' at 2:00 p.m Eastern Time. The Next Generation episode 'Phantasms' will be shown at 3:00 p.m. DS9's 'Apocalypse Rising' will be shown at 4:00 p.m, followed by Voyager's 'One Small Step' at 5:00 p.m. At 8:00 p.m 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock' will be shown.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'New Ground' at 17:00 GMT. BBC 2 will show DS9's 'Tacking into the Wind.' at 18:44. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing The Next Generation episode 'Tödliche Nachfolge' at 16:00 ECT.
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series episode 'Friday's Child' at 5:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'Day Of The Dove' at 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Dark Page' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Ship' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'The Voyager Conspiracy' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Hero Worship' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Gedächtnisverlust' ('Future Imperfect') at 16:00 CET.
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing Voyager's 'Equinox, Part I' at 12:00am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule