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By Christian
July 13, 2001 - 4:11 PM

Hello World!

Commercial television here in the Netherlands is getting more annoying all the time. A couple of weeks ago, they started showing the new season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which I expected they'd continue showing all summer long. As I'd never had a chance to really follow Buffy before, I was looking forward to finally get into the show. Well, I did, and the show managed to really intrigue me - and then yesterday, after only five episodes, they announced the show would go on hiatus until September. Same for Angel.

Meanwhile, on a sister station of this same station, they also recently replaced Dark Angel with the failed UPN show Freedom, of all things, after showing only six or seven episodes or so. No idea when, if ever, it'll be returning. And of course trying to get into Freedom is of no use at all, as I already know only 13 episodes of the series was ever produced.

At least the Tour de France is still showing. Unless they cancel even that halfway through, of course.

Trek BBS Today

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

-What episodes do you hope TNN will air during its Big Bang TNG marathon in October?

-Who do you think should play Jonathan Archer's dad on Enterprise?

-In Science Fiction & Fantasy: How do you feel about Buffy the Vampire Slayer not getting any Emmy nominations at all?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most imporant headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Tuesday the 13th of July, 1999:

  • Brannon Braga On Star Trek
    The Starfleet Academy rumours, which were repeated everywhere in the past several days, were firlmy denied by Brannon Braga. "We've been chatting about a new series. We chat about a lot of things. I just can't comment on it. If I could tell you anything firm, I would, but everything's very nebulous right now. I will say to you that I don't know where that [Flight Academy] rumor started. If there is a new Star Trek series, I highly doubt if it will have anything to do with Starfleet Academy. I would be shocked if that turned out to be the next series."

  • 3rd "The Franchise's Future" Article
    We published the third installment in our Summer article series, written by Heather Jarman.

  • Star Trek Gourmet Coffee Review
    And for a bit of brevity, John Windberg at the Daily Sci-Fi reviewed the three flavours of Star Trek coffee - 'Raspberry Assimilation,' 'Tribble's Choice,' and 'Klingon Raktajino.' His verdict? "They taste really gross."
For more headlines from that day, please check out our July 1999 archives.

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 61st birthday of Patrick Stewart, who of course starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'All Our Yesterdays' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'Dagger Of The Mind' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Game' at 12:00pm, a repeat of 'Dagger Of The Mind' at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Destiny' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Unforgettable' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Menage a Troi' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00, and Voyager's 'Drone' at 22:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Das Herz eines Captains' ('Samaritan Snare') at 16:00 ECT, with a repeat at 04:40 and Voyager's 'Kritische Versorgung' ('Critical Care') at 20:15.

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night' at 18:00 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'The Corbomite Maneuver' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Unification, Part One' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Destiny' at 12:00am and Voyager's 'Unforgettable' at 1:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' at 6:00, DS9's 'Waltz' at 14:00, DS9's 'Who Mourns For Morn?' at 15:00, and 'Ex Post Facto' again at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series' 'The Deadly Years' at 8:00pm, TNG's 'Deja Q' at 8:30pm, and DS9's 'Sanctuary' at 10:30pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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