Site ColumnsBy Kristine
November 23, 2003 - 11:57 PM
As Caillan takes off to Canberra for his two and a half month research scholarship, I'd like to bid him a fond farewell. Caillan, good luck! Michelle and I won't change too much while you're gone. We'll look forward to your return in February, clad in Rajiin's skimpy costume.
I first stumbled across TrekToday two years ago this month. I have Alexander Siddig to thank for that. I wasn't very web savvy back then (and really beyond being able to google and work both UBB and HTML code, I'm not now), but I did happen upon Star Trek.com shortly after the fourth Enterprise episode, "Unexpected," aired. After browsing it for a while, I clicked on a link to Siddig's website, and there I noticed a link to a news article at TrekToday. The rest, as they say, is history.
I've been a Star Trek fan since the ripe old age of eight, when I happened upon The Original Series in syndication. A few short years later The Next Generation aired, and I was permanently hooked. For me, Trek has represented the perfect blend of exciting storytelling and moving character examination.
I find it's an exciting time to be a sci-fi fan in general, because in many ways, the genre is booming like never before. Each new season sees several new science fiction dramas. Only one or two might make the cut, but the diversity of those shows that do survive really do mean there's something for everyone.
In future columns, you'll probably hear me talk about Buffy, Angel, 24, Alias, Carnivale, and others. The only downside of there being so much good TV out there is the serious drain on one's time.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Could Enterprise sweep the 2003 Hugos?
- The upcoming Voyager DVDs
- What is Star Trek Better at than Star Wars?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
Here are some of the major news items on November 23rd, 2001:
- Robert Hewitt Wolfe Departs 'Andromeda'
Deep Space Nine scribe Robert Hewitt Wolfe spoke on Slipstream BBS about his September 2001 departure from Andromeda. Wolfe cited creative differences as his reason for leaving the show; while Hewitt wanted to pursue an arc-based storyline, the show's production companies and star Kevin Sorbo favored episodic stories.
- Trek Stars Speak in AOL Chat Marathon
AOL joined up with TNN to host a chat with Trek stars and guest stars from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise. Stars such as Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis, Kate Mulgrew, and Anthony Montgomery talked about current projects and their experiences with Trek.
- Sev Trek: Create-A-Tricorder
Sev Trek's John Cook posted a completed Sev Trek about 'Hairy's love life!' as well as a new one featuring the 'X-Gen Tricorder.'
In last week's article on the death of Enterprise actress Kelly Waymire, we reported that she was 35. She was in fact 36 when she sadly passed away recently. We apologise for the error.
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