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By Christian
June 13, 2001 - 10:09 PM

Hello World!

Well, DS9's end is now only a week away here in the Netherlands. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the station that's showing the final DS9 season is actually showing it five days a week, forcing me to be behind the television every evening to avoid missing a new episode. While that used to be really annoying a few weeks ago, as it would sometimes lead to me missing new episodes, for the Final Chapter I'm finding it a nice way to see the episodes - I suppose it's a bit like watching a high-quality daytime series. But on the other hand, while I'm really enjoying it now, it also means the end is coming much faster - 'What You Leave Behind' will air on Wednesday, and after that it'll be replaced by Rescue 911. Expect some bitter complaining from me in seven days.

Meanwhile, Julia Houston at About.com's Star Trek Fans sends along word that she's looking for Star Trek fanfic writers who have advice to share for other writers. Grammar, plot-building, character development, dialogue, settings... whatever you have insight into, she wants to hear about it for her article on June 19th. Full credit will be given to all contributors, including web site links. Julia can be reached via this email link.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Do you think Janeway would deserve to be in Star Trek X?

-What would you like to see in the 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' DVD?

-Did you manage to visit the secret Babylon 5: Legend of the Rangers site?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Sunday the 13th of June, 1999:

  • DeForest Kelley - Most news items of course still dealt with the extremely sad passing of DeForest Kelley (Leonard 'Bones' McCoy) two days earlier. An internet condolence letter was being organised, which ended up getting thousands of signatures from all over the world.

  • Rick Berman On Trek's Future - Star Trek's Executive Producer suggested that there would be another Trek series before another year or two went by. He described the show as "more dranatically different, I believe, from what we have done before... dramatic meaning it's going to be unique.... it won't be as close to the three exisiting shows."

For more news items from this date, please visit our June 1999 archives.

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 58th birthday of Malcolm McDowell, who played Dr. Tolian Soran in 'Star Trek: Generations.'

Today's Television Listings

  • At 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), UPN will be showing a double bill of Voyager's 'Critical Care' and 'Repression.'

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'Spock's Brain' at 5:00 p.m EST.

  • The Canadian Space! will be showing the Next Generation's 'Family' at 12:00 p.m EST. The Original Series' 'The Paradise Syndrome' will be shown at 4:00 p.m, with DS9's 'The Maquis, Part One' an hour later at 5:00 p.m. At 10:00 p.m Voyager's 'Scorpion, Part One' will be shown.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing the Next Generation's 'Evolution' at 17:00 and 0:00 GMT. BBC 2 will show Deep Space Nine's 'Chimera' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'Dark Frontier, Part one' at 17:05 ECT. Rtl5 will show Deep Space Nine's 'When it Rains' at 18:05. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

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

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'And The Children Shall Lead' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Brothers' at 12:00pm, 'And The Children Shall Lead' again at 4:00pm,' DS9's 'The Maquis, Part Two' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Scorpion, Part Two' at 10:00pm.

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

  • In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'Dark Frontier, Part Two' at 17:05 CET, while RTL 5 will be showing DS9's 'Tacking Into The Wind' at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, the 9 Network will be showing Voyager's 'The Disease' at 12:15am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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