Site ColumnsBy Caillan
November 19, 2003 - 1:50 PM
Star Trek has certainly provided us with plenty of cliches to use in official goodbyes. "It's been fun", "The sky's the limit", and now, "It's been a long road...". Happily, I don't have to use any of those today.
From next week until early February, I'll be taking a break from TrekToday and CSI Files. I'll be spending the summer in Canberra on a research scholarship, which means I won't be able to work on the sites. Having not been away from TrekToday for more than a week in two and a half years, I'm looking forward to the break, but it'll be very strange not coming home each day and surfing the web for Trek news. No doubt withdrawal symptoms will kick in, and I'll wake up at night in a cold sweat feeling the irresistible urge to write some news bullets.
This means that a new writer will be replacing me for the next two and a half months. We searched high and low for the right person. Unfortunately, our first choice, Brannon Braga, declined, which was very disappointing, since he would have written some killer spoiler reports.
So our new writer will be Kristine Huntley, who has reported on Creation's Las Vegas conventions for the Trek Nation for the last two years. Kristine will be formally introducing herself in this Sunday's Site Columns, and I'll hope you'll make her very welcome.
Michelle and Kristine will be running the show until February next year, which marks the first time that TrekToday has had an all-female team of regular news writers. I've already heard rumours that Michelle plans to ban the wearning of catsuits in the TrekToday offices, which is a real pity, since I planned to model the outfit worn by Rajiin on the next "Casual Friday".
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Do we need to know more about the background to the Star Trek universe?
- Was Deep Space Nine's "A Time to Stand" a letdown?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on November 19, 2001:
- Kate Mulgrew Confirmed For 'Nemesis'
After months of speculation, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) told fans she would indeed be appearing in Star Trek Nemesis. The actress reportedly said the part would require four days of shooting, but in the end it only took a few hours to film her viewscreen appearance as Admiral Janeway.
- Philadelphia Convention Report
Doug Wilson spilled the beans on the appearances by Trek's galaxy of stars at this recent convention. Gates McFadden was there to talk about Star Trek Nemesis, including Marina Sirtis's "wew, flowing, lovely gown". "But I'm not jealous!" she added.
- 'NYPD Blue' Creator Developing UPN Pilot
Veteran television scribe, David Milch, was working with UPN to develop a new genre series which would revolve around a young street hustler who becomes friends with an alien. The premise never made it onto UPN's schedule.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks you to rate tonight's "Similitude".
Today is the 40th birthday of Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) and the 50th birthday of Robert Beltran (Chakotay).
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's "Similitude". Here's how Paramount describes the episode:
"When Trip suffers a catastrophic injury, his only hope for survival is a transplant from a "mimetic simbiot" - a clone - which Phlox grows from one of his exotic creatures. But it's a very troubling solution."
Find out more information in the episode guide.