Site ColumnsBy Caillan
May 8, 2002 - 11:18 AM
As faithful readers of TrekToday, I thought I'd do the right thing and alert you to my Evil Plan (TM), as communicated to me by the Oracle at Delphi, so you'll have time to run and take cover in your Panic Rooms (Jodie Foster not included).
Your objective is simple: World Domination.
Your motive is a little bit more complex: Sadistic pleasure
To begin your plan, you must first kidnap a rich and powerful CEO. This will cause the world to whisper among themselves, frightened by your arrival. Who is this despoiler of all that is good and nice and true? Where did they come from? And why do they look so good in battle armor?
Next, you must destroy the Pyramids of Giza. This will all be done from a underground secret headquarters of doom, a mysterious place of unrivaled dark glory. Upon seeing this, the world will spontaneously combust, as countless hordes of mean English teachers hasten to do your every bidding.
Finally, you must tauntingly wave your opening of the seven seals, bringing about a 1984 police state. Your name shall become synonymous with slaughter, and no man will ever again dare roll his or her eyes. Everyone will bow before your unbreakable will, and the world will have no choice but to send you all their money.
You better watch out for those hordes of English teachers! Create your own evil plan here.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you have a Voyager credit card?
- Are you a fan of DS9 but not interested in seeing a DS9 movie?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the most important news items on May 8, 2000:
- Sulu Novel Campaign Unsuccessful
Pocket Books executive editor John Ordover promised to publish a Sulu novel if he received 1000 letters postmarked by May 1. In the end, only 820 letters reached Ordover by the cut-off point. "The bottom line is that we simply didn't get enough response to this challenge to justify publishing a Captain Sulu novel," he said, "even assuming the most favorable possible multipliers."
- 'Life Line' Details
Robert Picardo (the Holodoc) talked to Michelle Erica Green about the special effects used in 'Life Line,' in which he played both the Doctor and his creator, Dr. Lewis Zimmerman.
The visual effects guys are submitting this as their Emmy show, so the buzz on it inside the company is excellent. It really combines what's great about our show when it is great, which is state of the art movie quality visual effects with a good story.
Although both 'Life Line' and 'The Haunting of Deck Twelve' were nominated for an Emmy, the award went to the X-Files episode 'First Person Shooter.'
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the Enterprise episode 'Fallen Hero'.
Here's how the official site describes the episode:
When a Vulcan ambassador is accused of secretive criminal misconduct, Enterprise is asked to transport her back to the Vulcans. Following an attack by a corrupt alien race, T'Pol defends the Ambassador and, for the first time, asks Archer for his help. Meanwhile, after the Vulcan diplomat boards the Enterprise, alien weapons begin firing from hostile ships, putting everyone's lives at risk.
An hour later 'Desert Crossing' will be shown.
When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses. Meanwhile, T'Pol, while in command, faces a tough decision when she cannot locate Archer and Trip in the desert.
For more on these episodes, check the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Birthright, Part I' at 8:00 p.m Eastern time, with 'Genesis' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Spock's Brain' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Savage Curtain' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Descent Pt.2' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Quickening' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Bride of Chaotica!' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'Realm of Fear' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Collective' at 17:00 GMT. BBC2 will show TNG's 'Unnatural Selection' at 18:20. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing Enterprise's 'Cold Front' at 22:30. TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Sarek' at 23:45. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'Birthright, Part II' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Journey's End' at 11:00pm.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'The Enterprise Incident' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'All Our Yesterdays' at 10:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Liasons' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Body Parts' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'Gravity' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Man of the People' at 16:00 GMT and Voyager's 'Spirit Folk' at 17:00, repeated at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, V8 will be showing TNG's 'Silicon Avatar' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Menage a Troi' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!