Site ColumnsBy Christian
April 24, 2001 - 9:33 AM
Apologies for the downtime yesterday, when the server wasn't responding for about an hour. It nearly killed me, too - just two hours earlier, I had sent the request to our host to stop the server lease after the current billing cycle is over on the 22nd of May, as next week we'll be moving to the new server. Of course, when the server went down right after that, I was fearing that they'd simply decided to disconnect the server outright, but fortunately that wasn't the case - they simply had a network failure or something like that.. At least it was a very good motivation to bring all my data back-ups up-to-date again the minute the server went up.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Are the Star Trek: S.C.E. eBooks any good?
-What would be your absolute nightmare Star Trek crew?
-'Friendship One' already aired in Canada last night, and of course there are several (spoiler-filled) threads on the episode, including this thread on the implications the episode has for the future, and this thread on the rather shocking event occurring in the episode.
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 Saturday the 24th of April, 1999:
- Star Trek - The Lost Commentary - A few weeks earlier, the Sci-Fi Channel had stopped airing the 90-minute 'Special Editions' of the Original Series, cutting part of the episodes and all the original introductions by the Original Series actors. What this also meant was that no one would ever get to see the commentary recorded by Leonard Nimoy (Spock) on the third season. Fortunately, his official fan club posted transcripts of these audio commentaries, which are still available online - I just spent a few minutes skimming through them, and they're definitely worth reading.
- '11:59' Official Info - The official Paramount logline for '11:59,' airing a few weeks later, was released. "Janeway looks back on the life of her ancestor, Shannon O'Donnell, a twentieth century woman who was committed to constructing a structure called 'Millennium Gate', the model for the first Martian colony."
- DS9 Wrap Party Chat Transcript - The official Star Trek site posted the log of the chat from the site of the Deep Space Nine wrap party, signalling that DS9 was now really over. The transcript is still available at StarTrek.com.
Today'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!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Friendship One.' Here's how the official Star Trek site describes the episode:
Now that regular communication between the Alpha and Delta Quadrants is possible, Starfleet has a mission for the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager - locate and retrieve the old Earth probe "Friendship One." Launched in the late 21st century, the probe's trajectory places it somewhere near Voyager's current position, but no one predicted what a Delta Quadrant civilization would do with the probe when they found it...Thanks go out to the official Star Trek site for this image, which is of course copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'The Galileo Seven' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'The Corbomite Maneuver' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Where Silence Has Lease' at 12:00pm, 'The Corbomite Maneuver' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Captive Pursuit' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Dreadnought' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky Premier 4 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 9:45 and at 17:00 GMT, while Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Home Soil' at 17:00 and at 1:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Yorin will be showing DS9's 'Far Beyond The Stars' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Tuvix' at 18:40. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing DS9's 'Honour Among Thieves' at 12:00am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule