Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 8, 2001 - 8:35 AM
As it's Star Trek's 35th birthday, I suppose it falls to me to say something Deep And Meaningful. Which, unfortunately, means that I have had to shelve my planned Hello World! about McDonalds making cheese and tomato sandwiches. Can you believe that? I mean, soon they'll be doing a McSundayRoast.
My greatest hope for Star Trek's 35th year of existence is that we, the fans, can put aside our petty differences and try to recapture some of the spirit that the television series have kindled within us.
And what better way to do this than watch the Enterprise premiere on September 26th with an open mind? Sure, you may not have liked (TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY - delete as appropriate) but Star Trek looks to have a bold new beginning. Just give it a chance.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Celebrate Star Trek's 35th Anniversary.
- Will Enterprise feature a T'Pol/Tucker power struggle?
- What was the best Seska episode?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news headlines on September 8, 1999:
- More On UPN's Situation
With the imminent Viacom/CBS merger, the status of UPN seemed uncertain, due to FCC regulations preventing a company from owning two networks. In the end, the regulations were relaxed, allowing one company to own one major network, as well as a minor one (such as UPN or the WB).
- New Voyager Episode Title
Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) dropped a few hints about the upcoming Voyager episode, 'The Gates Of Heaven.' "There's one we're shooting now that's an homage to the space program and the Mars mission," she said, "a really lovely story, and it's directed by Bob Picardo." The episode was eventually re-titled 'One Small Step' and aired during the series's sixth season.
Today is Star Trek's 35th birthday! The series first premiered on this day in 1966, running for three years. Since then, the original Star Trek has spawned an animated series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and nine feature films. The next series, Enterprise, will debut this month, while the tenth film is currently in development. Here's to another 35 years!
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing a marathon of Original Series episodes:
- 'Tomorrow Is Yesterday' at 9:00am.
- 'Balance Of Terror' at 10:06am.
- 'Mirror, Mirror' at 11:12am.
- 'Amok Time' at 12:18pm.
- 'Errand Of Mercy' at 1:24pm.
- 'The Menagerie, Part I' at 2:30pm.
- 'The Menagerie, Part II' at 3:36pm.
- 'Journey To Babel' at 4:42pm.
- 'The City On The Edge Of Forever' at 5:48pm.
- 'Space Seed' at 6:54pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky' at 10:00am, TNG's 'Attached' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Looking For Par'Mach In All The Wrong Places' at 12:00pm, and Voyager's 'Pathfinder' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Sound Of Her Voice' at 14:00 GMT, DS9's 'Tears Of The Prophets' at 15:00 and Voyager's 'Learning Curve' at 16:00.
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'Obsession' at 10:00am Eastern Time.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Quality Of Life' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'Chain Of Command' at 15:00 and TNG's 'Chain Of Command, Part II' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Ein kleiner Schritt' ('One Small Step') at 16:00 CET.