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By Christian
April 23, 2001 - 7:30 PM

Hello World!

Well, I'm sure I'm not the only one who will be very happy if UPN do indeed end up announcing the new series this week, as reported by Variety. Of course, hunting for all the Series V news has been exciting and certainly the jump in our visitor count has been a nice bonus, but I'm just dying to get some more background material - actor background, design sketches, the producers' perspectives on the new show, everything.

I'm sure the actual moment of the announcement will be surreal, though - I have no idea how I'll be handling that news item. What will be even stranger will probably be the time after that - right now every single minor Series V news bit is still big news, but as the series gets closer to premiering we'll undoubtedly be flooded by so much information that all the Series V tidbits out there right now will seem really unimportant.

Still, I personally am really looking forward to that - it'll be nice to be able to report on something else besides just the concept and the casting, and actually have the whole series fleshed out into something much more alive.

Trek BBS Today

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

-What was Star Trek's worst romantic pairing ever?

-Did the sixth season give us any Voyager classics?

-What kind of uniforms should there be in the next Star Trek series?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Friday the 23rd of April, 1999:

  • Insurrection Nominated For Hugo Award - Though the film wasn't received extremely well by the fans, but it still got nominated for the annual Hugo science-fiction award. Other nominees included the Babylon 5 installment 'Sleeping in Light' and the eventual winner, 'The Truman Show.'

  • Very Sad Deep Space Nine News - One of our more opinionated headlines, that. Backstage Pass was reporting the DS9 sets were being taken down: "Most of the sets are still intact.. but the Defiant is slowly starting to get taken down. There was the Klingon Warbird set there also.. but's it also been taken down. Stage 18 was extremely cramped." Right now, of course, the same thing is happening with the Voyager sets.

  • SFX Magazine Readers Poll - Star Trek did extremely well in the 1999 edition of the SFX reader awards, with Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko) winning the Best Actor award and no less than 4 episodes of the series making it into the top-10.

For more news from that day, please check out our April 1999 archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Balance of Terror' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Miri' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Neutral Zone' at 12:00pm, 'Miri' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'A Man Alone' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Threshold' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Angel One' at 17:00 and at 0:00 GMT. At 20:00, they will be showing the new Voyager episode 'Flesh and Blood, Part Two.' Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Yorin will be showing DS9's 'Waltz' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Innocence' at 18:35. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'Shore Leave' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Dagger of the Mind' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Child' at 12:00pm, 'Dagger of the Mind' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Babel' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Meld' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky one will be showing TNG's '11001001' at 17:00 and at 23:35 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Yorin will be showing DS9's 'Who Mourns For Morn?' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'The Thaw' at 18:35. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

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