Site ColumnsBy Caillan
February 9, 2002 - 8:06 AM
Apparently, the latest cybernetic craze is something called 'Googlewhacking.' It involves typing two words into Google in the hope that you'll only get one search result.
Eager to see how hard it was, I typed "perseid greybeard" into the search engine and came up with only one result. Score! However, I failed miserably with "sumerian igloo" and "Janeway earwax." Even "than triceratops" came up with several entries.
If you want to find out more about this very odd game, visit Unblinking.com.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do you believe 'Nemesis' will be the final TNG film?
- Are the special effects going downhill?
- What do you think of the new Enterprise action figures?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on February 9, 2000:
- Mania Interviews Combs
Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun) talked with Michelle Erica Green about appearing in the Voyager episode 'Tsunkatse' with WWF star The Rock.
You know The Rock is very physical, and Jeri can move pretty well, and for the really difficult fight stuff they got an incredible match for her. Of course, J.G. [Hertzler] has a presence, and he was pretty well covered in makeup so he was well doubled too. It was being shot really well too. Mike Vejar, who did a lot of DS9 stuff, directed. Boy, they've really been pushing this one!
The full interview can still be found here.
- More On UPN Lawsuit
On February 8, Chris-Craft industries filed a lawsuit against Viacom in order to try and stop the media giant gaining control of CBS. At the time, Chris-Craft and Viacom were joint owners of UPN, but the original contract stated that either partner could not own or control a competing network. In the end, Viacom bought Chris-Craft's stake in UPN and acquired CBS too.
- Australian Trek Ride Scrapped
Plans to build a $500 million dollar Paramount theme park in Melbourne, Australia were scrapped after investors withdrew following troubles in the building industry down under.
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- We're unable to report listings for Space! in Canada, due to problems with the Spacecast site.
- In the United Kingdom, the DS9 episode 'Destiny' at 14:00 GMT with the Next Generation's 'The Neutral Zone' at 15:00 and 'The Child' at 16:00. Voyager's 'Blood Fever' will be shown at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing Enterprise's 'Shadows of P'Jem' at 8:00pm Eastern Time.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Prophet Motive' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'Where Silence Has Lease' at 15:00, TNG's 'Elementary, Dear Data' at 16:00 and Enterprise's 'Terra Nova' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Seres's 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 01:30, TNG's 'Legacy' at 02:30, Voyager's 'False Profits' at 03:30 and DS9's 'Vortex' at 04:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!