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By Caillan
December 6, 2002 - 11:20 AM

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While browsing at Amazon.com this morning and adding items to my wishlist (in vain hope that I might actually win them), I came across this:

Customers who wear clothes also shop for:
Clean Underwear from Amazon's Target Store
Ladybug Rain Boots from Amazon's Nordstrom Store
Arm Warmers from Amazon's Urban Outfitters Store
Cheetah Print Slippers from Amazon's Old Navy Store
For a limited time get $30 to spend at Amazon when you spend $50 in Amazon's new Apparel Store!

I wonder what market research Amazon did to justify this amusing little advert. I was looking at dictionaries (and dictionary buyers are obviously clothes wearers), but maybe if I was browsing for other types of books, I would have been counted among those people who don't wear clothes. So I did a search for "nudists" but (alas!) was not offered the choices for "customers who don't wear clothes." And I'm certainly very happy that Amazon's Target store is selling clean underwear - you can't be too careful these days.

Trek BBS Today

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- What did you think of the 'Nemesis' novelisation?

- Why is there no death penalty in Star Trek?

- Should Q have been in one of the TNG films?

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on December 6, 2000:

  • 'Strange New Worlds IV' Winners Announced
    Pocket Books editor John Ordover announced the winners of the 4th annual 'Strange New Worlds' short story competition. First prize went to Steven Scott Ripley for his Original Series story 'The Name of the Cat.'

  • Nana Visitor Interview
    Deep Space Nine actress Nana Visitor spoke about her hopes for Kira after the show's end. "She definitely gets another promotion, and she's commanding the Defiant, that's for sure."

  • Ron Moore: Series V Is 'Birth Of The Federation'
    During an interview with Space.com, former Trek writer-producer Ronald D. Moore was asked whether Series V would be a 'Birth of the Federation' story. "That's my understanding. That's the word around the studio, but I haven't heard that from anyone on the show." A few days later, Moore denied this statement was confirmation of the show's premise.

More news items can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


How would you rate 'Vanishing Point'?
7-8 23.8% - (491 Votes)
5-6 19.9% - (411 Votes)
9-10 17% - (351 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 13.1% - (270 Votes)
3-4 9.9% - (204 Votes)
1-2 9.3% - (193 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 6.7% - (139 Votes)

Total Votes: 2059

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks if you would like to see a Trek XI.

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Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Wink of an Eye' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'I, Borg' at 11:00am, DS9's 'The Die Is Cast' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Retrospect' at 1:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Drone' at 06:00 and 15:00 GMT, Voyager's 'Extreme Risk' at 16:00 and TNG's 'The Perfect Mate' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing DS9's 'Unter Verdacht' ('A Man Alone') at 16:00 CET and TNG's 'Radioaktiv' ('Thine Own Self') at 17:00.

  • In Australia, the Original Series's 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' at 19:30, TNG's 'Cause and Effect' at 20:30, Voyager's 'Before and After' at 21:30 and DS9's 'The House of Quark' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

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