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By Lisa
August 14, 2002 - 12:06 AM

Hello World!

Should I be ashamed? I just took an online quiz 'How Geek Are you?'

I run a Star Trek web site and I only got 28%. Apparently I can converse with both none-geeks and ultima-nerds, as shown by the following example:

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Test yourself by following this link.

Trek BBS Today

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

-What do people have against children in Star Trek?

-Name your favourite liffhanger episode.

-Is Enterprise sexist?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'Loud as a Whisper' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and 'The Enemy' at 11:00pm.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'The Conscience of the King' at 6:00pm Eastern Time and 'The Trouble with Tribbles' at 7:00pm.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Tholian Web' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Patterns of Force' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Samaritan Snare' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Field of Fire' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Parallax' at 5:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Menagerie, Part II' at 14:00 GMT, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Heart of Glory' at 17:00, and BBC2 will be showing Voyager's 'Renaissance Man' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing Enterprise's 'Acquisition' at 22:30, except in Victoria, where 'Rogue Planet' will be shown. TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 23:50. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

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

    When the Ferengi, a group of intergalactic thieves, stun the Enterprise crew and try to rob the ship, it's up to Trip to work covertly to stop them. After the Ferengi awaken the Captain to force his assistance in pillaging his ship, Trip secretly reveals to Archer that he has inadvertently escaped the effects of the noxious gas and they work together to try to surreptitiously thwart the robbery and save the crew.

    An hour later, 'Oasis' will be shown.

    While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.


    More information about both these episode is available in the TrekToday episode guide.

  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'The Schizoid Man' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time with 'The Price' at 11:00 p.m.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episodes 'the Gamesters of Triskelion' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time, with 'The City on the Edge of Forever' at 7:00 p.m.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'By Any Other Name' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Up the Long Ladder' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Chimera' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Time and Again' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'The Conscience of the King' at 14:00 GMT. Sky One will show TNG's 'The Arsenal of Freedom' at 17:00, Channel 4 will show Enterprise's 'Breaking the Ice' at 18:00, while BBC2 will show TNG's 'Q Who?' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

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