Site ColumnsBy Caillan
December 13, 2001 - 5:26 PM
Finally finished all my Christmas shopping today, and I doubt my bank account will be able to take much more damage this year.
I started off in fine form by buying something for me - I know, I really must stop doing that - but then resisted other purchases in the hope that someone might give them to me. If things get desperate, I might need to resort to subtle hints like: "Oh, look at that brand spanking newly-released Babylon 5 DVD over there - wouldn't that look nice on my shelf?"
We have a tradition in my family of giving each other some silly presents in honour of my grandmother who once sent us a box of paperclips. I've become a master at tracking down some absolutely useless stuff - two years ago I gave my mother some reusable ice cubes shaped like stars. Some can still be found squashed at the bottom of the freezer.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Could David Lynch make a good Star Trek film?
- Will the Federation be formed at the end of Enterprise?
- What did you think of Strange New World on your second viewing?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the most important news items on December 13, 1999:
- Viacom Allowed To Keep UPN
It was announced that Viacom, which had recently acquired the CBS network, was allowed to retain its 50% stake in UPN. The FCC changed the regulations to allow a company such as Viacom to control both a 'Big Four' network and a smaller one such as UPN or the WB. Two years later, it has just been announced that Viacom will merge UPN with its CBS television unit. Although the two networks will remain separate identities, they will report to the same chief executive, Leslie Moonves.
- Roddenberry Jr. Talks New Series
Eugene Roddenberry Jr., son of the Star Trek creator, talked about the upcoming series Andromeda, based on his father's work. "I've read the bible for that show, and it has potential," he said. "I don't want to lie and say it's going to be great. What I've read so far is pretty good scifi, but we still have to see what happens."
More news can be found in the archives.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
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Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Catspaw' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Ultimate Computer' at 10:00 a.m Eastern time and 2:00 p.m followed by 'The Survivors' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Changing Face of Evil' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Caretaker Pt. 2' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Court Martial' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Prime Factors' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will show DS9's 'The Search, part II' at 18:00 ECT, NET5 will show Voyager's 'Sacred Ground' at 18:30. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Bread and Circuses' at 10:00am Eastern Time, with a repeat at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Who Watches the Watchers?' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'When It Rains...' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Parallax' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'State of Flux' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing 'Star Trek VI - Das unentdeckte Land' ('Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country') at 20:15 CET.
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'The House of Quark' at 18:00 CET, while NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'Future's End, Part I' at 18:30 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing DS9's 'The Jem'Hadar' at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule