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By Amy
March 21, 2001 - 7:10 PM

  • Julia Houston, About.com's Star Trek Guide, has posted the latest edition in her weekly feature article series. This week she looks as the portrayal of the 'soft' sciences in Star Trek:

    Star Trek has already been widely acclaimed by sci-fi fans for its respect for the hard sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, biology) and its numerous attempts to base its techno-fiction on science (in the true definition of science fiction, not science fantasy, which is what we get from most popular sci-fi). What is not so widely acknowledged is the show's even greater respect for the soft sciences (e.g., psychology, sociology), perhaps because this respect is usually revealed through omission.

    The full article can be found by following this link.

  • Psi Phi's Book Database has posted an excerpt from 'The Genesis Wave, Book Two', by John Vornholt.

  • Also, the final set of questions in the site's annual Trivia Contest are now online. Contestants have until 11:59pm CST, March 24, 2001 to submit their entries.

  • TrekWeb has posted an article looking at '"Star Trek: The 25th Anniversary" for the Nintendo Entertainment System'.

  • StarTrekUK.com has uploaded a 26-second clip of bloopers from the Next Generation.

  • SQ Online is reporting that John De Lancie (Q) will be appearing on Stargate SG-1 sometime in the show's fifth season (via StarTrekUK.com).

  • Yahoo! TV recently conducted a poll on their site asking the question, 'What's the best Star Trek series?'. The results, which have the Next Generation coming in at first place, can be found here (via The Trekker Newsletter).

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