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By T'Bonz
February 15, 2008 - 3:37 AM

Hello World!

The Star Trek movie has been delayed until May of next year. Many fans have reacted online with virtual wailing and gnashing of teeth, while others simply shrugged their shoulders and said, "Well, so we wait until May then."

As for me, I was initially disappointed, but that vanished rapidly. You see, there are benefits to the delay! In fact, I can think of quite a few reasons why delaying the movie is a good thing!

I now present the ten reasons why delaying the release of Star Trek is a good thing:

10. You'll get to read Trektoday Star Trek movie news for an extra five months!
9. An actor might slip up before the movie and reveal something to the media other than "This movie rocks, Abrams rocks," or "It's a secret."
8. The camera scene on the Paramount Star Trek page might finally show something other than a dark corridor.
7. You won't need to wear a winter coat over your Starfleet uniform.
6. You'll have more time to get out to L.A. and to try to wangle a scene as an extra.
5. You still have something to look forward to once the holidays are finished and you're back to school or work.
4. Someone will finally get a spy picture of the Starfleet uniforms and put them online.
3. You won't have to explain to family why you're sneaking out on Christmas Day to go to the theater.
2. Your Christmas bills should be paid off by May, enabling you to afford popcorn, soda and Jujubes with your movie ticket.
1. There will be five extra months to try to work Shatner into the movie somehow.

Jolan Tru,
T'Bonz

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from February 2006:

  • Star Trek Interior Designer May Lose 'Ship'
    Star Trek fan Tony Alleyne, who spent thousands of pounds converting his home in Britain into a replica of the Starship Voyager, is now broke after failing to find a market to convert the homes of other Trekkies in a similar fashion.

  • Star Trek Online Adds Designer, Designs
    Perpetual Entertainment has announced that Andrew Probert, the senior illustrator for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, has joined the development team for Star Trek Online.

  • Billingsley Has Upcoming Film, TV Pilot
    John Billingsley (Phlox) has two new projects in the works: a fall television series and a Sci-Fi Channel movie. The Futon Critic reports that Billingsley has joined the cast of Nine Lives, a new ABC series from Warner Bros. for the fall. The Enterprise actor will be part of an ensemble about nine strangers who share a bond after being hostages together during a bank robbery gone wrong.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


Who was the worst Federation Flag Officer?
Fleet Admiral Cartwright (Star Trek VI) 22.5% - (164 Votes)
Rear Admiral Norah Satie (TNG: The Drumhead) 21.7% - (158 Votes)
Commodore Stocker (TOS: The Deadly Years) 20.7% - (151 Votes)
Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway (Voyager) 19.9% - (145 Votes)
Commodore Matt Decker (TOS: The Doomsday Machine) 11.8% - (86 Votes)
Vice Admiral William J. Ross (Deep Space Nine) 3.1% - (23 Votes)

Total Votes: 728

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