Site Columns By Michelle
April 9, 2003 - 3:07 PM

Hello World!

I'm going to Britain for the first time on Friday. I've been planning this trip for literally my entire life, but parts of my itinerary have changed to reflect my changing fannish interests.

For instance, there was a time when I would have insisted on going to Nottingham to touch the ice where Torvill and Dean learned to skate. There was a time when I would have wanted to see anything connected with Andrew Lloyd Webber -- hey, stop laughing, I was fifteen. I'm still tempted to go to Pinewood Studios, which have ties to everything from Space: 1999 to Star Wars.

A friend from college went to London between his junior and senior years in the mid-1980s and brought me back a treasure -- a complete set of that season's Royal Shakespeare Company programmes. I discovered only later that they included Patrick Stewart among the cast members. This was before Star Trek: The Next Generation, before I had Page's Bar on my itinerary.

I'm going to be meeting up with some British friends whom I first encountered on the internet eight years ago, sharing Voyager fan fiction. I'm also hoping to sneak in a quick visit with my Trek Nation colleague Lisa. Star Trek has introduced me to people around the world, and as much as I'm looking forward to seeing the Rosetta Stone and the Pre-Raphaelite artwork and Stonehenge, I'm looking forward finally to meeting them in the flesh.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Which foods have been most closely associated with which characters, like Earl Grey tea with Picard and prune juice with Worf?

-Can you help contribute to a list of all the Star Trek references on Futurama?

-Which episode of which series would be the best introduction to Star Trek for someone who had never seen any of the shows before?.

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on April 9-12, 2001:

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Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

How many Trek celebrities have you met?
None 52% - (420 Votes)
1-5 29.2% - (236 Votes)
6-10 6.6% - (54 Votes)
More than 30 4.2% - (34 Votes)
11-15 3.5% - (29 Votes)
16-20 2.1% - (17 Votes)
21-25 1.4% - (12 Votes)
26-30 0.6% - (5 Votes)

Total Votes: 807

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Today's Television Listings

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will be showing "Judgment". Here's the official synopsis of the episode:

Archer stands trial before the Klingon Tribunal who have charged him with firing on a Klingon warship and providing aid to refugees on the run from the Klingon empire for which the punishment is death. When the prosecution paints a skewed and violent picture of the events in question, Archer challenges his appointed Klingon legal counsel to buck their cruel justice system and let him present his side of the story in the hopes that he will prevail. In the process, Archer learns that Klingons haven't always been a warrior society and that there are Klingons who want to lead a more peaceful existence.

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