Site Columns

By Amy
March 9, 2001 - 11:43 PM

Hello World!

My topic for today’s site columns has changed a great number of times since I first sat down behind my computer today. Originally, I was going to write about ‘Human Error’, then on second hand book stores, and then I decided I’d do another article on gun control (that one lasted all of 5 seconds). After that, I returned to second hand books stores and the two books I picked up there today for far less than the price of one (‘Silence of the Lambs’ paperback and ‘Hannibal’ in hard cover for under $20AU) and was about to come up with something on that, when I suddenly had a new topic thrust upon me.

Computers. Or, more correctly, why I could very easily hate computers. Or at least networked computers. The server at my house went down this evening for far too long and left me stranded in the middle of several hundred things I wanted to do. I do believe I invented a number of new swear-words. And I’m not sure if my keyboard will ever quite be the same.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-Was V'Ger fixed up by...

-Favorite Trek Book

-The best shows of Season 7? *possible spoilers*

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Here are some of the headlines that appeared two years ago today, March 9th, 1999:

  • New President at Pocket Books: A company press release from Simon & Schuster announced that Judith M. Curr was going to be appointed as the President of Pocket Books, the Simon & Schuster division that is also publishing the Star Trek line of novels. The change became effective as of April 12th that year.

  • Raven Games Developing Voyager Game: Raven software made the first public announcement about what was to become one of the best Star Trek games of recent times, 'Elite Force', then saying that "the title will encompass the attributes of both intense first-person shooter action and team oriented combat, as you play the role of a security officer fighting alongside your fellow security team members." It's interesting to look at how it actually changed from that original premise.

  • Sci-Fi Channel Relaunches: The Sci-Fi channel seems particularly fond of doing this. At the time they were launching 'The Sci-Fi Channel version 2'.
More headlines can be found in the Trek Today archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'The Paradise Syndrome' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Unimatrix Zero, Part One' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'Obsession' at 10:00am, TNG's 'Dark Page' at 12:00pm, 'Obsession' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'The Sound of her Voice' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Caretaker, Part One' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Paradise Lost' at 17:00 and at 02:00 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Tsunkatse' at 20:15 CET.

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'Trials and Tribble-ations' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Eye of the Needle' at 18:40. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Caretaker Pt. 1' at 4am EST (repeat a 1pm), DS9's 'The Sound of Her Voice' at 5am (repeat at 12pm), the Original Series's 'Wolf in the Fold' at 10am and TNG's 'Attached' at 11am.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Hard Time' at 2am, Voyager's 'Demon' at 6am (repeat at 4pm), DS9's 'Crossfire' at 2pm and 'Return to Grace' at 3pm, and Voyager's 'One' at 5pm. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Original Series episode 'Das Gleichgewicht der Kräfte' (Day of the Dove) at 14:00 (repeat at 03:20)and Voyager's 'Dreißig Tage' ('Thirty Days') at 15:00.

  • In the Netherlands, NED2 will be showing Voyager's 'Extreme Risk' at 17:15. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, Pay TV channel TV 1 will be showing the original series episode 'This Side of Paradise' at 8pm and DS9's 'Progress' at 10pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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