Site ColumnsBy Lisa
January 9, 2002 - 12:32 AM
Today I joined the Y2Ks. Yes, after weeks of internet connectivity drama and a few days with no access at all, I have graduated beyond the 56k dial up modem.
I haven't gone ADSL or anything, because I'm cheap. But I am now more than twice as fast as I was before at 128k. And I'm old enough to have owned a state of the art Spectrum +3 computer that everyone thought was flash because it had 128k of memory.
The biggest drama of setting the whole thing up was making ICQ work on the new connection. That took all afternoon of fiddling with various settings.
It's so nice not to have to load web pages in advance of viewing them any more. I can listen to BigMog Radio without the connection cutting out every five minutes. And I can access the TT archives for the Trek Two Years Ago feature in these columns without crashing my computer. Of course it would help if there were some news in there to report.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Is Voyager's 'Distant Origina' the most under-rated episode in all Trek?
-Which is the hottest male in all series?
-...and how about the hottest female?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The High Ground' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'Galaxy's Child' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Return to Tomorrow' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Captain's Holiday' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Move Along Home' at 4:00pm, Voyager's 'Elogium' at 5:00pm, repeated at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Threshold' at 17:00 GMT. BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Home Soil' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'Distant Origin' at 18:45 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Deja Q' at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (9:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the Enterprise pilot episode Borken Bow.
After decades of being held back from deep space exploration by the Vulcans, the human race makes its first venture into interstellar travel with Captain Jonathan Archer at the helm of the Enterprise NX-01. The Enterprise crew's mission is to return an injured Klingon - the first the human race has ever encountered -- to his people. But when a villainous race of aliens called the Suliban kidnap the Klingon, Archer and his crew must make an unexpected detour into another world to retrieve their precious cargo - and stave off a dangerous diplomatic interstellar crisis.
More information about the episode can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Deja Q' at 8:00 p.m and 'Night Terrors' at 11:00 p.m eastern time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Patterns of Force' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Mark of Gideon' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, followed by TNG's 'Tin Man' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Nagus' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Non Sequitur' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'The Apple' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Meld' at 17:00 and BBC 2 will show TNG's 'Coming of Age' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, NET5 will show Voyager's 'Displaced' at 18:45. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!