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By Caillan
April 26, 2002 - 3:29 PM

Hello World!

Well, the onslaught has started. Several catalogues have flooded the post box over the last few days - all prominently featuring 'Star Wars: Attack of the Clones' merchandise.

My brother's eyes immediately lit up and he began to show me, in my official capacity as Purchaser Of All Star Wars Merchandise, the items he wouldn't mind having. First up was the $27 lightsabre, since I'd managed to break his cardboard wrapping-paper roll in a particularly vicious duel on Sunday evening.

Next my brother turned his attention to the LEGO, which, admittedly, I still adore. I bought the two final duel sets with Luke, Darth Vader and the Emperor for him a while back, but everyone knew I secretly wanted them for myself. The Republic gunship looks totally cool, but it's also over $150, so I think we'll be settling for something a little more modest this time around. It would be great to have an Anakin Skywalker, to rescue the Harry Potter figure from his duties as a Jedi apprentice.

Trek BBS Today

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- Would Ro Laren have been better in DS9 than Major Kira?

- What is the background to the Picard/Guinan relationship?

- Would you like to see Colonel Grat return to Enterprise?

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on April 26, 2000:

  • Viacom Set To Keep UPN
    Paramount parent company Viacom Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Justice approved its merger with the CBS network. Although regulations usually prevented a company owning two networks, the rule was changed to allow Viacom to keep CBS (one of the 'Big Four') and UPN (a 'netlet').

  • Jammer Goes To Hollywood
    Reviewer Jamahl Epsicokhan from Star Trek: Hypertext posted details of his trip to the Star Trek production offices in Los Angeles.

    When I got a surprise invitation (and believe me, I was very surprised) to head out to L.A. to pitch story ideas to Star Trek: Voyager, it didn't exactly take anyone twisting my arm for me to say yes, I'll give this a try.

    The full report is still available here.

    More news can be found in the archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'A Fistful of Datas' at 8:00 p.m eastern time, with 'Q Who?' at 9:00 p.m, 'Deja Q' at 10:00 p.m, and 'The Pegasus' at 11:00 p.m.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episodes 'Wolf in the Fold' at 6:00 p.m eastern time, with 'Space Seed' at 7:00 p.m.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m, with TNG's 'Lessons' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Bar Association' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'In the Flesh (PG) 1998 ' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show Voyager's 'Riddles' at 17:00 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Lessons' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Bar Association' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'In The Flesh' at 1:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Begotten' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'Brothers' at 15:00, TNG's 'Suddenly Human' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Dragon's Teeth' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series's 'All Our Yesterdays' at 19:30, TNG's 'First Contact' at 20:30 and Voyager's 'Resistance' at 22:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

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