Site ColumnsBy Caillan
February 24, 2003 - 10:54 AM
We forgot. Again.
Saturday was the fourth anniversary of TrekToday, and once again the site's birthday went unremarked because we have brains like sieves. Four years ago, Christian opened the site with these words in the first-ever Hello World!:
Hi, and welcome to TrekToday! Starting today, we'll be offering you a daily guide to literally everything that's happening in the world of Trek. We'll be covering things such as Trek games, novels, toys and, of course, the latest episode news, but we'll also bring you up to date on major things happening with all the other Trek sites out there. From now on, we'll be updating the site everyday at approximately 10:00 AM CST/17:00 CET, and I hope you'll be there with us!
Quite a bit has changed since then, of course. Updates are now done around-the-clock thanks to more staff members, international time zones and the fact that Antony and I have decided to forsake our real lives completely and hook ourselves up to the server 24/7. An intravenous coffee drip now provides all the sustenance we need. Gone are the days, too, when Christian used to write the news while peddling his bike to keep the server running.
We've had our fair share of lows over the years. The plan to release TrekToday action figures was scuppered when the pre-order figures proved disappointing. The proposed 'Lisa of Borg' action figure failed to stir even Brannon Braga's interest.
Unfortunately, due to our poor memories, the ticker-tape parade down Melrose Avenue will have to wait until the site's fifth anniversary. However, you can rejoice in the knowledge that we'll be switching over to a new style guide later in the week, something that could very well see the end of films being referred to in single quotes.
So here's to another four years of TrekToday! I can't let this moment pass without a special thank-you to everyone who has submitted news, scanned photos, transcribed quotations, written con reports and taken the time to send in feedback over the years. Of course, the biggest thank-you of all must go out to our visitors who have stuck with the site from the nearly-unwatchable 'Night' to the infamous casting sheet and back again, because without you, we'd just be a bunch of geeky Trek fans writing news for no one to read.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- When did you first watch Trek?
- Name the best and worst Enterprise-D explosion.
- What do you think of the original ending of 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier'?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items on February 24, 2003:
- Robert Duncan McNeill Answers
Voyager's Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) told fans at StarTrek.com how he'd like to see the series end. "We got lost in the first minutes of the first episode and I would like to see us get back in the final minutes of the final episode. To me, the most dramatic thing would be a final image of them all with their arms around each other going, 'Look what we've done. We've survived this trip and we've made it back in record time."
- Still More Voyager Episode Bytes
StarTrek.com released official information on the final three regular episodes of Voyager's run - 'Natural Law,' 'Destiny' and 'Renaissance Man.' 'Destiny' was eventually renamed 'Homestead' to avoid conflicting with the title of a Deep Space Nine episode.
- Site Columns
TrekToday turned two, and we launched 'TrekToday Two Years Ago' to celebrate. Of course, we forgot the site's real birthday (as usual).
More news can be found in the archives.
Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:
Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks whether you would like to see the Borg make an appearance on Enterprise.
- February 22 was the 35th birthday of Jeri Ryan, who played Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager.
- February 23 was the 64th birthday of Majel Barrett Roddenberry, who played Number One in 'The Cage,' Christine Chapel on the Original Series, Lwaxana Troi in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine and the 24th century computer voice.
- February 26 will be the 40th birthday of Chase Masterson, who played Leeta on Deep Space Nine.