Site ColumnsBy Christian
August 14, 2000 - 10:21 AM
It's funny how weekends work. Saturday I was about to go to bed when I did one final check of the most important news sources, and suddenly what might well be the two most surprising news stories of the month had appeared.
UPN's sudden problems were something I really hadn't expected. With the retitling to Paramount Network and Viacom possibly buying Chris-Craft, I thought the network finally had a good future ahead of itself. If it really closes down in a few months, that'll certainly be anti-climactic.
But personally I found the announcement about Decipher acquiring the Trek RPG license a lot more surprising. I don't think anyone at Last Unicorn Games or Wizards of the Coast had counted on this, or else WotC probably wouldn't have bought LUG. There's a large list of upcoming releases on the Last Unicorn site, and it's a great pity those probably won't be published after all.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Was the third Original Series season really that bad?
-Why did Denise Crosby leave the Next Generation?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'The Cloud Minders' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm Eastern Time, while they will start showing their new 'Voyager' run at 10:00pm, airing 'Caretaker, Part One'.
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Initiations' at 17:00 GMT, and the new 'Ashes to Ashes' at 8:00pm.
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'at 18:05 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Today is the birthday of Brannon Braga, executive producer on 'Star Trek: Voyager' and currently developing the fifth Star Trek series together with Rick Berman.