Site Columns

By Christian
February 19, 2001 - 6:16 PM

Hello World!

Many of you will probably not have noticed this, as the headline in question was only up for a few hours, but apologies should go out to those who were annoyed by the original title for the news item 'Mulgrew Talks Taking Risks With Relationships' - judging from the associated BBS thread and my email inbox, there were quite a few of you.

Originally, the headline for that news item was 'Mulgrew Says Hologram Preferable Over Chakotay', which, as you can see if you read the actual news item, was a rather liberal interpretation of what Mulgrew actually said. The reason I did originally use that headline was that, as mentioned before, we've been looking for ways to spice up the site a bit, and unfortunately when I decided on the old headline it was after midnight and I let myself be carried away a little. I've since altered the headline to a more appropriate version, and will in the future try to avoid things like this happening.

In other news, it's time for my yearly Roxette plug again, as today airplay is actually supposed to start for their new single, 'The Center Of The Heart (Is A Suburb To The Brain)'. In the unlikely event that I'm actually not the only Star Trek fan interested in this, the official Roxette fan club has a 30-second sound clip on its page, as well as links to the full version.

My own first impressions are actually more positive than with their previous album-launching single, 'Wish I Could Fly'. This new song is up-tempo and also features male singer Per Gessle, two ingredients of most of my favourite Roxette songs. The song reminds me a bit of Savage Garden's 'I Want You', which was the song that got me interested in that band in the first place, so hopefully this new Roxette song will have a similar effect on people unfamiliar with the band. Be sure to check it out here.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Is TNG's 'Arsenal of Freedom' really an underrated classic?

-In the General Science Fiction & Fantasy forum: have you seen the new Sci-Fi Channel schedule?

-How is Voyager dealing with the fact that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, with huge empty expanses between the arms?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing an Original Series mini-marathon, beginning at 7:00am Eastern Time with 'The Doomsday Machine' and ending at 6:00pm with 'The Savage Curtain'. The full set of episodes airing tomorrow can be found here on the official Star Trek site.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'This Side Of Paradise' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Tapestry' at 12:00pm, 'This Side Of Paradise' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Waltz' at 5:00pm and finally Voyager's 'Virtuoso' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, 'Star Trek: Insurrection' will be showing on Sky Premier 2 at 10:10 and at 19:00 GMT. On Sky One, DS9's 'Improbable Cause' will be shown at 17:00 and at 23:30, while at 20:00 Sky One will begin showing of Voyager's seventh season with 'Unimatrix Zero'. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, DS9's 'Rules of Engagement' will be shown at 17:20 CET on Veronica, while TNG's 'Where Silence Has Lease' will air at 18:05 on Net5. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Wolf in the Fold' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Virtuoso' at 4:00am Eastern Time, DS9's 'Waltz' at 5:00am, the Original Series' 'Devil in the Dark' at 10:00am, TNG's 'Birthright, Part One' at 12:00pm, 'Devil in the Dark' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Who Mourns For Morn?' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Memorial' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky Premier 2 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 8:55 and at 20:00 GMT. Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Die Is Cast' at 17:00 and Voyager's 'Innocence' at 18:50. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'Hard Time' at 17:10 CET and TNG's 'Elementary, Dear Data' at 18:10. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

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