Site Columns By Michelle
February 22, 2004 - 12:33 AM

Hello World!

Some of you probably know that before I came to write for the Trek Nation, I worked for a company called Another Universe, for whom I reviewed television and interviewed the cast and crews of genre shows and movies in an online magazine called Mania. The offices were in Manassas, Virginia, and I lived in suburban Maryland, so I only went in one day a week. On the other days I watched Hercules and Xena, The X-Files, Andromeda, Relic Hunter and various other shows (Buffy, Babylon 5 and La Femme Nikita often among them) and sent in reviews.

This was, quite simply, the greatest job in the history of journalism, which of course meant that it was too good to last. The company was bought by, which promptly went bankrupt, and I was out of a job and owed several thousand dollars I never got paid, which sucked mightily. But since the original web pages of Another Universe (later Fandom Shop) went down, all my reviews became mine again. I've had them up for several years on my personal web site, The Little Review.

But life is good, and Christian invited me to come review at The Trek Nation, and now you can read my older Star Trek reviews here, in the newly expanded Trek Nation Episode Guide. This weekend, I am reliably informed, is the fifth anniversary of the site, which can be traced all the way back to February 1999 and Christian's first-ever Hello World! So it's a real thrill to be a part of this, and to say I knew him way back when.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Vulcan Relationships 101.

-Has Enterprise rendered TOS and TNG canon obsolete?

-Wesley Crusher has fans!

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

In celebration of this site's anniversary, let's go all the way back to the major headlines of February 1999:

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Would you move 'Enterprise' to Friday night?
No 44.9% - (451 Votes)
Yes 37.6% - (378 Votes)
Undecided 17.3% - (174 Votes)

Total Votes: 1003

Please vote in our new poll on how long you've been a reader of this site!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday today to Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), who turns 36 today, and to Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Lwaxana Troi, Nurse Chapel), who turns 72 on the 23rd.

Today's Television Listings

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