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By Caillan
February 24, 2003 - 10:54 AM

Hello World!

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:

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


How would you rate 'Future Tense'?
9-10 57.8% - (867 Votes)
7-8 18.9% - (284 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 11.6% - (175 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 3.7% - (56 Votes)
1-2 3.1% - (47 Votes)
5-6 2.7% - (41 Votes)
3-4 1.8% - (28 Votes)

Total Votes: 1498

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks whether you would like to see the Borg make an appearance on Enterprise.

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