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By Michelle
October 5, 2003 - 3:00 PM

Hello World!

Thank heaven (or Sony) for VCRs. I'd be pretty miserable on Wednesday nights if I didn't know that, while I was watching Enterprise, my machine was recording Smallville for me.

I don't know what it is about Wednesday nights, but I've never had less than two shows I wanted to watch, and I've been reviewing Trek for several years which makes it difficult. For awhile my local station syndicated Deep Space Nine right after Voyager, which was terrible: I'd watch Voyager at 9 p.m., DS9 at 10, and then stay up till after one reviewing. Needless to say, my plot summaries were shorter then. And I was taping Dawson's Creek from the time the WB moved it from the 9 p.m. Tuesday slot to the 8 p.m. Wednesday slot...hey, am I detecting a trend here?

Once DS9 went off the air, it wasn't so bad. Voyager was still on at 9, so I could watch Dawson's Creek at 8 beforehand and try not to think about the fact that everyone said that new show The West Wing was wonderful. But when Voyager moved to 8, necessitating that I tape Dawson, I started watching West Wing and soon my reviewing was getting postponed an hour. Plus I was spending Thursday evening catching up on the Creek and Angel if I'd bothered to tape it.

This year I thought things would be easier; Dawson would be gone, and even if Angel was getting Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer I could wait to see him. Then the WB went and moved Smallville into Enterprise's time slot. As if that weren't bad enough, Fox has announced that it's moving The O.C. into the 9 p.m. time slot where I'm already paying attention to two shows! (Wonder why I don't watch Jake 2.0 then? With West Wing and Spike in that hour, how could I?)

I remember when The X-Files and La Femme Nikita were on at the same time, and I thought that was bad. Please don't tell me if there's anything great on HBO on Wednesdays.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Is Tucker getting more formal with Archer?

-Could starships use water for fuel?

-And on a non-Trek topic, who's your favorite film Batman?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from late September 2001:

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


How would you rate 'Rajiin'?
9-10 31% - (267 Votes)
7-8 28.4% - (245 Votes)
5-6 13.7% - (118 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.3% - (89 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 7.2% - (62 Votes)
3-4 6% - (52 Votes)
1-2 3.1% - (27 Votes)

Total Votes: 860

Please vote in our new poll about which Trek technology seems most enviable.

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Today's Television Listings

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

When Enterprise responds to a distress call from a Vulcan ship stranded in the Delphic Expanse, Archer and his boarding team are attacked by insane zombie-like Vulcans.

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