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By Michelle
January 13, 2006 - 9:41 PM

Hello World!

I don't have a lot to report this week, as my son was home sick from school for three days so I really didn't get out much. We watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy on consecutive days (extended editions), had a lot of soup and played a lot of Monopoly. At this point we have The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings, Scooby-Doo and of course The Next Generation Monopoly as well as the original, so we always have to negotiate which one we want to use. What I like about the Lord of the Rings version is that there is a Ring that travels around the board based on dice rolls, so the game always ends at some point whether someone is clinging to life with one property left or not!

Our original plan for the next three days, which are a long holiday weekend in the US for Martin Luther King's birthday, was to visit my sister in New York, but she has unexpectedly decided to go to Florida with her family. So instead we are going to go to museums in Baltimore and watch the Redskins cling to life in the playoffs. And for Monday, we have managed to get tickets to go see the baby panda at the National Zoo! So everyone here will be close to home recuperating.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Was Odo's behavior in "Children of Time" unforgivable?

-Have you read Orion's Hounds yet and did you like it?

-Strangers waiting up and down the boulevard, their shadows searching in the night...

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from January 2004:

  • 'Enterprise' Starts 2004 With Low Metered Ratings
    Star Trek: Enterprise's first new episode of 2004 brought in one of its lowest scores of the television season in the overnight ratings, causing MediaWeek to label the program "ThisClose to the Loser's List."

  • 'Realm' Not 'Chosen' By Many Critics
    Reviews for "Chosen Realm" were largely critical of the hackneyed storyline and simplistic portrayal of religious feuds, though the acting and casting were widely praised.

  • Siddig To Appear in 'Kingdom of Heaven'
    The web site of Alexander Siddig (Bashir) announced that the actor would appear in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven alongside The Lord of the Rings' Orlando Bloom and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace's Liam Neeson.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


'Star Trek' was recently voted the most-missed show on British TV. Of the runners-up, which do you miss most?
'Babylon 5' 36.8% - (443 Votes)
'The X-Files' 22.1% - (266 Votes)
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' 19.6% - (236 Votes)
'Fawlty Towers' 9.4% - (113 Votes)
'Friends' 8.9% - (107 Votes)
'Blake's 7' 3% - (37 Votes)

Total Votes: 1202

Please vote in our new poll on which Star Trek movie you'd most like to watch on your iPod (or other portable device if you don't have an iPod)!

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