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By Caillan
April 11, 2004 - 11:42 AM

Hello World!

I just want you to know that I had written a really extensive Hello World! about today's staff announcement, complete with two fictional TrekToday readers discussing the quality (or lack there of) of my Site Columns and my views on Alias. It was very self-depreciating, and rather funny, in my not-really-terribly-humble opinion. But then I accidentally closed the window and lost the whole thing. So, loyal readers, I'm afraid you missed out on some of the best comedy writing since "Spirit Folk". No doubt you will each deal with this tragedy in your own special way.

Down to business then. Kristine, who filled in for me during my Canberra jaunt earlier this year, is coming back to the site! She'll be joining Michelle as part of our news writing team. "But Caillan," I hear you say, "don't new writers usually replace departing ones? Or is TrekToday about to expand Roman Empire-like into a sprawling bureaucracy? Who will be your Diocletian?" These are very good questions (bonus points for the Diocletian bit).

Kristine will be taking over from me as a regular news writer for TrekToday and CSI Files. I'll still be around as editor of both sites and weekend news writer. What does this actually mean for the site? Hopefully, things will run more efficiently and we'll be able to deliver better coverage throughout the week. And Sunday's Site Columns will my special "Alias Sunday" where we'll all try to guess the provenance of Melissa George's accent on Alias.

So, it's a hearty "welcome back" for Kristine, a big pat on the back for continuing stalwart Michelle and a hip, hip, hooray! for "Alias Sunday"! (You thought I was joking about that, didn't you? Just you wait...)

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items in early April, 2002:

  • 'Enterprise' Season One In The Can
    With principal photography on the season finale, "Shockwave", completed, the cast and crew of Enterprise let their hair down at an end-of-season party. Second-unit photography, which did not feature the regular cast members, continued for the rest of the week.

  • Star Trek Special TV Guides Revealed
    TV Guide unveiled the first images of its series of covers to celebrate the franchise's 35 anniversary. Six covers were released: one each of Captains Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer and a further cover featuring several Trek villains.

  • Final Curtain For UPN's 'Roswell'
    The teen alien drama series, Roswell, was cancelled after three seasons on the air, the first two years at the WB and the final season on UPN. Roswell was shown in the competitive Tuesday 9:00 p.m. conflict, where it was outshined by the WB's Smallville.

Further old news items can be found in the TrekToday archives.

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