Site ColumnsBy Christian
August 14, 2001 - 11:52 PM
Over the next few days, some of you will be seeing a new kind of advertisement on TrekToday - the so-called 'Flash pop-up.' Unlike what the name implies, this won't actually open a new window, but will instead play a little animation on the front page of the site and then disappear.
These Flash pop-ups are one of several new ad formats that UGO (the ad network we're with) is experimenting with - you may have also already noticed the oversized 'Jurassic Park III' banner we were running a couple of weeks ago. These new ads will also be promoting movies, namely Disney's 'Bubble Boy' and Universal's 'The Musketeer.' As it's apparently only a small campaign, not everyone will be seeing them - the ad code has been up for a day now, but I myself haven't seen either of the new ads yet.
Personally I'm quite happy we'll be able to run these kind of ads. They deal with movies, so they fit in a lot better with the content of the site itself. Another benefit is that these kinds of ads still actually pay relatively well, something that is quite important with the current (bad) state of the online advertising market. I hope you'll all enjoy them as well, or at least will be able to live with them :). Please let me know if you have any questions about them.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Will 'Quantum Leap' fans flock to Enterprise?
-What TNG episodes would also have worked well as movies?
-In Science Fiction & Fantasy: How do you feel about Stargate SG-1 moving to the Sci-Fi Channel?
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 15th of August, 1999:
- Lynch's DS9 Season 7 Review
Well-known internet reviewer Tim Lynch published his last-ever Star Trek review. "Hi there. One last time... here we are. This review's been more of an effort than usual to write--I'm not sure whether it's because it's the last one, or whether that means it's a good thing this is the last one. (Possibly a bit of both.)"
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode, 'A Taste of Armageddon' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episodes 'The Deadly Years' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time, with a repeat at 4:00 p.m. The Next Generation episode 'Ship in a Bottle' will be shown at 12:00 p.m, with DS9's 'Homefront' at 5:00 p.m. Voyager's 'Course: Oblivion' will be shown at 10:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Qpid' at 17:00 GMT and midnight. BBC 2 will show Voyager's 'Blink of an Eye' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing The Next Generation's 'Die SŁnden des Vaters' at 16:00 ECT
- In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's ;Muse' at 17:10 ECT. Deep Space Nine's 'Field of Fire' will be shown on RTL5 at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be repeating Voyager's 'Author, Author.' Here's how the official Star Trek site describes the episode:
As the U.S.S. Voyager gets closer and closer to the Alpha Quadrant, a new means of direct yet brief communication with Starfleet is established, allowing the crew a few minutes each to communicate with family and friends. The Doctor may not have any family or friends on Earth, but he does have a holo-novel to pitch to publishers - the story of a ship stranded on the other side of the galaxy with a strangely familiar crew; a crew that barely tolerates their holographic doctor who lives in virtual slavery...
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'This Side Of Paradise' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Obsession' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Aquiel' at 12:00pm, 'Obsession' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Paradise Lost' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'The Fight' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'The Conscience of the King' at 14:00 and 18:00GMT, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Drumhead' at 17:00 and at 00:55, and BBC Two will be showing DS9's 'Strange Bedfellows' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Versuchskaninchen' ('Allegiance') at 16:00 CET.
- In the Netherlands, RTL 5 will be showing DS9's 'Chimera' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule