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By Caillan
October 21, 2002 - 1:57 PM

Hello World!

After years of there being no decent bookshops in Brisbane - a branch of one major chain told a friend of mine the Lewis & Short Latin dictionary did not exist - we now have two large stores opening.

By decent bookshops, I don't mean the ones that happen to stock all the latest paperbacks, I'm talking about the bookstores you can spend hours browsing in, like Waterstone's and Blackwell's in England. An article in the paper informed me that these two are up to the task - one even has a coffee shop, so it earns extra brownie points - so I'll be off to investigate them this week. Expect a full report in a few days.

Trek BBS Today

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

- Who is your favourite Vulcan?

- Is John Billingsley (Phlox) a comic genius?

- In Science Fiction & Fantasy: What did you think of the latest Angel episode?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on October 21, 2000:

  • Partick Stewart Interview
    Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) spoke to SFX Magazine about his first meeting with William Shatner (William Shatner).

    "There was a certain friction, and gossips spread rumours of Bill's resentment. There were unfortunate incidents but by chance we found ourselves the only passengers on Paramount's Gulf Stream jet flying from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. During that 70-minute flight we got to know one another and I was absolutely charmed and delighted to discover what a smart, ironic and realistic individual he is."

  • Galaxy Ball Report
    Robert Beltran's (Chakotay) Galaxy Ball, held to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles, was a huge success. A tour of the Voyager set and autographed shirts worn by celebrity guests alone raised $18,000.

  • Voyager Actor Video Clips
    StarTrek.com posted four new video interviews featuring Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway), Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine). This article also marked the start of my long and illustrious career transcribing actor interviews for TrekToday;).

More news items can be found in the archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Remember Me' at 8:00 p.m Eastern Time.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Day of the Dove' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Tomorrow is Yesterday' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 pm Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Galaxy's Child' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Whispers' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Warlord' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Spectre of the Gun' at 14:00 GMT. SKy One will show TNG's 'Suddenly Human' at 17:00, and Channel Five will show 'Star Trek: Insurrection ' at 21:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'Legacy' at 8:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Royale' at 10:00pm, and TNNG's 'Half a Life' at 11:00pm.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'For The World Is Hollow And I Have Touched The Sky' at 6:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Apple' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Court Martial' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Night Terrors' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Paradise' at 4:00pm, and Voyager's 'The Q and the Grey' at 5:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Equilibrium' at 06:00 GMT, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'Day of the Dove' at 14:00, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Remember Me' at 17:00, and BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'The Vengeance Factor' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this! Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing Voyager's 'Barge of the Dead' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

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