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By Amy
March 16, 2001 - 7:38 PM

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Music, they say, soothes the savage beast. I don’t actually know about that – I know a couple of dogs that turn *into* savage beasts – at least on the purely vocal level – when certain music is played. So soothing the savage beast… no. But it can be wonderfully uplifting, I find, at least certain types. When I like a piece of music, I love it and insist on playing it at the highest volume setting in order to a)deafen myself b)drown out my singing and c)share the joyous noise with everyone around me. C) unfortunately has a somewhat troublesome side effect of leading to d) that is the people around me taking a dislike to me and my stereo and threatening to shove it away someplace dark. I admit it – I’m one of those people you see stopped at the lights with the cart vibrating from the sheer force of the bass line. I head bang to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. I do the hand movements to ‘YMCA’ and ‘Timewarp’. I sing loudly (and quite badly) and make up my own harmonies. And worst of all, because I’m actually quite fussy when it comes to my musical selection, I channel surf. I’ve been told it’s like an obsessive compulsive disorder – I even do it when it’s not my car or me driving. Unfortunately, due to the rather limited population of the state, we have only really have 4 major radio stations, so one usually ends up back up on the channel one started on because at least the teeny-bopping-boy-girl-pop-band drivel playing in this station is marginally better than what’s playing on the others.

But, back to what I was saying, music can be very uplifting and, for some reason , singing along helps. Only this afternoon after a reading some bizarre e-mails about the Voyager crew as the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show*, I felt the urge to stick my copy of the musical in the tape recorder, fast-forward it to the songs I liked and play them. And then had to sing along, and it felt bloody wonderful. Strange that. Just thank god no-one else was home.

*My Voyager cast for the RHPS looks something like this:

  • Doc - Frank
  • Tom & B'Elanna - Brad and Janet
  • Janeway and Neelix - Magenta and Riff Raff
  • Chakotay - Dr. Scott
  • Harry - Eddie
  • Seven – Rocky (yes, I know it’s meant to be played by a man but, well, she just fits better)
  • Tuvok - The Criminologist
Unfortunately, this leaves us lacking a Columbia – There’s always Kes, I suppose, or maybe the Delaney sisters. It’s odd you know, I’m not sure which scares me more – the fact that I actually sat down and applied logical thought to this, or the fact that I can quite easily imagine most of them in the roles I’ve assigned them. My imagination worries me sometimes.

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Trek Two Years Ago

Two years ago today, Tuesday the 16th of March 1999, these were some of the Trek Today headlines:

  • Official Info From Paramount Available: Paramount released issued official press releases for Deep Space Nine episdoes 'Penumbra', 'Umbra' and 'Eclipse'. At the time, those names were thought to be final, with the last two episodes not going to be called 'Till Death Do Us Part' and 'Strange Bedfellows' anymore. As we later saw, these *were* actually the titles used, not 'Umbra' and 'Eclipse'.
  • DC Comics Obtains Trek License: The Comic Shop News was reporting that WildStorm (a division of DC Comics) had obtained the Star Trek Comics license and would start publishing later that year.
  • Hello World!: My dear co-editor, Christian had the following words of wisdom to offer:

    One of the most hilarious things imaginable is looking at the Trekseek search log. I have already lost count of the people looking for 'Nude Deanna Pics' (no matches found, before you try), but, for some strange reason, there are actually people who don't know how to spell the most basic Trek words. I can understand that when you're looking for 'B'Elanna Torres', but some people don't even know how to spell 'Trek' - pretty amazing when you consider they're searching on *Trek*Seek... :-)

Nice to know some things never change. More past headlines can be found in the Trek Today archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the original series episode, 'The Tholian Web' at 5pm.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Phage' at 4am, DS9's 'After Image' at 5am, TOS's 'Return to Tomorrow' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'Sub Rosa' at 12pm, DS9's 'Take Me Out to the Holosuite' at 5pm and Voyager's 'The Cloud' at 10pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Hard Time' at 17:00 (repeat at 02:00). Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Kollektiv' (Collective) at 20:15.

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'The Darkness and the Light' at 17:15, while NET5 will screen Voyager's 'Heroes And Demons' at 18:40. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, Pay TV channel TV1 will show DS9's ' Progress' at 7:30pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'The Cloud' at 4am (repeat at 1pm), DS9's 'Take Me Out to the Holosuite' at 5am (repeat at 12pm), TOS's 'Patterns of Force' at 10am and TNG's 'Lower Decks ' at 11am.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show Voyager's 'Hope and Fear' at 06:00 (repeat at 16:00), DS9's 'Shattered Mirror' at 14:00, 'The Muse' at 15:00 and Voyager's 'Night' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the original series episode, 'Der verirrte Planet' (For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky) at 14:00 (repeat at 01:55)Voyager's 'Kontrapunkt' (Counterpoint) at 15:00 and 'Star Trek III - Auf der Suche nach Mr. Spock' (Star Trek II: The Search for Spock') at 20:15.

  • In the Netherlands, NED 2 will be showing Voyager's 'In the Flesh' at 17:10. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, Pay TV station TV1 will be showing the original series episode 'Devil in the Dark' at 8pm and DS9's 'If Wishes were Horses' at 10pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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