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By Caillan
February 12, 2002 - 10:39 AM

Hello World!

Alias premiered in Australia last night and by God, this show rocks! It reminded me a little of Dark Angel, but is infinitely superior, especially because there's no Jessica Alba.

J.J. Abrams deftly juggled several different time-frames without dropping a ball and navigated all the twist and turns with ease. Quite simply, it was an exceptional pilot.

I was a little sceptical initially, because the "student who moonlights as a secret agent" premise could come off as hokey and cliched in the wrong hands. But this was pretty darn good. Can't wait for next week's episode.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Do you want to see the Orions on Enterprise?

- Would a Captain Sulu miniseries work?

- Could HBO be a good home for Star Trek?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on February 12, 2000:

  • No Death For Wildmans
    Voyager writer Bryan Fuller said the staff had considered a storyline in which Samantha Wildman was killed, then return in an attempt to kill her daughter Naomi, but later discarded it.

  • Frakes & Francis On 'Oh Baby'
    It was announced that Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker) and his wife Gene Francise would be guest-starring in an episode of Oh Baby playing a couple who are considering investing in a web site called TrustMom.com.

    More news can be found in the archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'Data's Day' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'Power Play' at 11:00pm.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'The Lights of Zetar' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Galileo Seven' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Identity Crisis' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Paradise' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'The Chute' at 5:00pm, repeated at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Darkling' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 23:55. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 23:45. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Shuttlepod One.' Here's how the official site describes the episode:

    'Shuttlepod One' photo - courtesy StarTrek.com, copyright Paramount Pictures On a routine shuttlepod mission to investigate an asteroid field, Trip and Reed find themselves suddenly cut off from the Enterprise and become convinced that the mothership has been destroyed. With a limited oxygen supply and almost no chance of being rescued, the opposite-minded twosome must battle their annoyance with one another while also coming to terms with their impending demise.

    Further information can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.

  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Wounded' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'Ethics' at 12:00am.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Squire of Gothose' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 2:00pm, TNG's 'The Nth Degree' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Shadowplay' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'The Swarm' at 5:00pm, repeated at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Rise' at 17:00 GMT, repeated at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Miri' at 23:45. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

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