Site ColumnsBy Amy
September 22, 2000 - 6:38 AM
What is it with a country who's typical relationship with water is apparently trying various expensive methods to keep it out producing two Olympic gold medallists in swimming? Not that I really mind… Hoogie (Peter van den Hoogenband) and his female counterpart, Queen Inky (Inge de Bruijn) seem like nice people - and have given us aussies a wake-up call (and no, I didn't give them those nick-names, they have been named thusly by the local press).
But, now away from sport, and into one of my other all-consuming-but-rather-more-expensive past-times - computer games. Last night I finally managed to get my hands on a copy of the 'Elite Force' demo - you may recall that I spent a good portion of yesterday tracking down reviews of the damn thing - and I loved it, in true Voyager style succeeding in averting a warp-core-breach with only one second to go. Another game, however, that I'm rather less happy with at the moment, is that incredibly addictive game called 'The Sims'. I don't have a problem with the actually game play but the Livin' Large expansion pack I forked out 40 ill-afforded dollars for refuses to work, despite downloading the install-fixer after it didn't work the first time and repeatedly hammering the machine and threatening it with a bucket of water after it didn't work the second time. Add that to the fact that it also refuses to use any of the skins I spent ages downloading (is it a crime to want to set up the Voyager crew as one big happy family on your computer? I think not)...
I told you I'd be complaining about things. But did you listen? No… Mind you, since those who d read this column are no doubt familiar with Christian's lap-top saga (something which I should be embarking upon myself in the near future), this is probably small cheese. But now, onto the BBS.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Temis the Vorta thinks they should send someone on Voyager to medical school!
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Prototype' at 4:00AM, TOS's 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' at 10:00AM (repeated at 4pm), DS9's 'Sanctuary' at 5:00PM and Voy's 'Death Wish' at 10pm.
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voy's 'Alter Ego' at 17:00 Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Star Trek - Raumschiff Voyager (Ok, I don't read German - I'm jsut copying what it says there) at 15:00 CET.
-Over in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's Redemption, Part Iat 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!