Site ColumnsBy Caillan
December 21, 2001 - 9:39 AM
As my brother and I were constructing his Hogwarts Castle LEGO set the other day, we started discussing how much better it was than many of the sets in recent years.
I haven't been a big fan of many of their latest 'themes' - they just can't compare to the classics like early 90s castle and pirates sets. I always loved the pirates theme - I never owned any of the big sets, but my next door neighbour had Governor Broadside's Fort, which made me eternally jealous.
Truth be told, I didn't always build what I was supposed to - I must have been the only 12 year old who spent their time constructing monasteries.
Many of the older sets are available on eBay, but after checking out the horrendous prices ($300 USD for a ship - eeek!), I'll confine my nostalgia to looking at pictures online.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Has Enterprise's first season so far lived up to 'Broken Bow'.
- Which is your favourite race introduced by Voyager?
- How do eBooks work?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
This was the major news item on December 21, 1999:
- Harve Bennett On 'Academy'
The official site posted an interview with producer Harve Bennett in which he talked about his proposed idea for the sixth Star Trek film - set at Starfleet Academy. "I had a romance between Kirk and a cadet named Cassie, who dies bravely in his arms," he said, "which explains how he never came to love that way again."
More news can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'The Ensigns of Command' at 8:00 p.m eastern time, 'All Good Things (part 1 of 2)' at 9:00 p.m, 'All Good Things (part 2 of 2)' at 10:00 p.m, and 'Suddenly Human' at 11:00 p.m.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Deadly Years' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'And the Children Shall Lead' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, followed by the Next Generation's 'The Vengeance Factor' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'What You Leave Behind-Pt.2' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'Errand of Mercy' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Projections' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, RTL5 will show DS9's 'Meridian' at 18:00 ECT. NET5 will show Voyager's 'Fair Trade' at 18:30. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Tv1 will show Voyager's 'Maneuvers' at 10:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Icarus Factor' at 3:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Family' at 4:00pm, TNG's 'Dark Page' at 5:00pm, TNG's 'Inheritance' at 6:00pm, TNG's 'Bloodlines' at 7:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'And The Children Shall Lead' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Vengeance Factor' at 11:00am, DS9's 'What You Leave Behind, Part 2' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' at 1:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Justice' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'The Battle' at 15:00, TNG's 'Hide and Q' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Elogium' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'Day of the Dove' at 19:30, TNG'S 'Transfigurations' at 20:30, Voyager's 'Innocence' at 21:30, DS9's 'Babel' at 22:30. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule