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By Lisa
August 18, 2001 - 1:20 PM

Hello World!

Though we currently don't have a poll running on TrekToday, Lovely Label has come up with an interesting solution. He's compiled a list of all the TNG, Voyager and DS9 episodes and invites you, the discerning readers of TrekToday to go vote for your favourite.

Follow this link to go register your votes. With your help, maybe we can compile a great list of favourite Trek episodes.

For some odd reason, I feel the need to state that my favourite episode ever is Voyager's 'Counterpoint.' Not to unduly sway anyone or anything.

Excuse the length of these site columns. I've just got the latest book by my favourite author and I'm eager to pick up where I left off.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-Should Trek movies be original or stick to what works?

-What do you think of the upcoming Trek nights on BBC2 in England?

-Are Admirals Evil?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines from TrekToday on Wednesday August 18, 1999:

  • Tim Russ Interview
    The actor who played Tuvok on Voyager was interviewed about Jeri Ryan joining the cast.

    "The network generated a tremendous amount of promotion surrounding Seven's coming onto the show," explains Russ. "Subsequently, the writers were pressured to write stories favouring the character so that Seven was prominent in several episodes during the past two seasons. If there was any increase in viewership because of all this publicity then obviously that's positive for us. However, in their efforts to promote Seven they kind of forgot about the rest of the characters, including the captain. What they ended up doing a lot of times was pairing Janeway with Seven to make sure she was involved in the story. So for a while the ensemble element of the series suffered."

  • Nicole deBoer Interview
    The actress who played Ezri Dax on DS9 talked about replacing Terry Farrell for the show's final season.

    "I've had to replace someone before and I've had to come on shows that were already underway before," she reveals, "but never shows that have been around for six years or that are as big as Star Trek. It was a little bit daunting. I was nervous because I really wanted to do a good job and I hoped that the fans would like me because Jadzia had been a very well-loved character. It was kind of hard, but you don't think about that once you're on set with the director and your fellow actors actually working on scenes. Then it just becomes about the work. Everybody on the show was great and there are so many good actors there that made the jump a lot easier."

For more headlines from that day, visit our August 1999 archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Gamesters of Triskelion' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Birthright, Part One' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Return to Grace' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Juggernaut' at 1:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'In The Pale Moonlight' at 14:00 GMT, DS9's 'His Way' at 15:00, and Voyager's 'Cathexis' at 16:00 Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'The Haunting Of Deck Twelve' at 17:10 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing TNG's 'Allegiance' at 8:30pm, Voyager's 'Non Sequitur' at 9:30pm and DS9's 'Paradise' at 10:30pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Alternative Factor' at 10:00 a.m.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'A Piece of the Action' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time. The Next Generation's 'Birthright, Part II' will be shown at 11:00 a.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing the Next Generation's 'Time's Arrow, Part I' at 14:00 GMT, followed by part two at 15:00. 'Realm of Fear' will be shown at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Alice' will be shown at 16:00 ECT.

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