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By Amy
April 25, 2001 - 4:06 PM

Hello World!

Well, as all Aussie and Kiwis should know, today was ANZAC day. I doubt that many people outside these two countries are aware of this public holiday, but it certainly deserves mention. Today we mourn our war dead, recognise the service of our surviving diggers and celebrate the birth of the ANZAC legend. I believe itís something akin the US Memorial Day.

This is a vague explanation, I know, but it took me several years of living in Australia before I really understood the holiday Ė which it really isnít. You see, in many respects, itís celebrating the loss of a battle, but thatís only superficial. Really what itís celebrating, I suppose, is the birth of a nation for Australia, or at least a true national identity. Kim Beazely, our opposition leader (actually) said (something worth quoting): ďWe were six colonies and after World War I we were a nation.Ē And itís true.

But, instead of rambling on any further, I think Iíd like to say simply:

Lest we forget.

Trek BBS Today

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Trek Two Years Ago

Two years ago today, these were some of the Trek Today headlines:

  • Robert Beltran Road Tour Interviews: The Official Robert Beltran site published an interview with Robert Beltran (Chakotay), which was conducted by MOOD, a group of six Robert Beltran fans who followed him to the various conventions he attended. Questions included 'Will Voyager last the full seven years, and will there be a movie?' and 'How long does it take you to learn your lines?'
  • Hallmark 1999 Christmas Ornaments: Hallmark put up the first pictures of their 1999 Star Trek Christmas ornaments, plus one other souvenir which, at the time, didn't really look like it was made for Christmas.
  • Good News For DS9's Future: Backstage Pass, posted an update to its DS9 news page, talking about the series wrap parties. particularly interesting was the news that the Defiant sets were not being destroyed like the rest, but being stored for potential further use.
More past Trek Today headlines can be found in our archives.

Today'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:

    'Friendship One' - copyright Paramount Pictures 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

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing original series episode 'The Squire of Gothos' at 5pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show TNG's 'When the Bough Breaks' at 17:00 (repeat at 23:30). Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, YoR will show DS9's 'In the Pale Moonlight' at 17:15 while NET5 will screen Voyager's 'The Swarm' at 18:40. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

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