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By Christian
April 27, 2001 - 11:30 PM

Hello World!

Has anyone else noticed that UPN is apparently unable to handle numbers above 3? Not only does the network almost seem to be unable to produce shows that get higher ratings than a 3 or launch new series that remain alive for more than three episodes, it also managed to miscount the handful of episodes left of Voyager.

When the 'Q2' Promo was released, UPN hyped the episode by saying there were 'only 7 new episodes left' before the Voyager series finale. This confused quite a few people, as by most counts there were only 6 episodes left, unless you would count the first half of 'Endgame' as a pre-finale episode. Still, UPN kept up this numbering scheme with 'Author, Author' and 'Friendship One,' in the promo for which it said there were 'only 5 new episodes' left.

Sometime in the past week, someone at UPN must have apparently realised the error, as the new 'Natural Law' promo suddenly mentioned there were only 3 new episodes left. Discovering that was probably not the brightest point of the day for the UPN promo people... I guess all that testosterone the network is so proud of generating doesn't exactly do wonders for their mathematical capabilities.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-How do you think the Original Series would have handled an official series finale?

-Which Enterprise Destruction Scene had the most impact: the one in 'The Search for Spock' or the one in 'Generations'?

-Why can't Paramount do a new series with the TNG cast?

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 Tuesday the 27th of April, 1999:

  • Brent Spiner Convention Report - At the Grand Slam 5 convention, which took place the previous weekend, Brent Spiner (Data) filled in for DeForest Kelley (Leonard 'Bones' McCoy), who was apparently quite sick. This was the first word we got that Kelley was no longer in very good health, and of course only a short while later he sadly passed away.

  • Janeway & Seven To Leave Voyager? - Around this time, rumours had really started flying around about Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) wanting to leave Voyager, and Backstage Pass added fuel to the fire by reporting Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) also wanted off the show. Both actresses were apparently only signed through Voyager's sixth season, but of course in the end extended their contract.

  • Hello World! - This day saw the very first-ever mention of Roxette in Hello World!, as I mentioned that MTV would be organising a special Roxette Weekend, and was in fact promoting it using Star Trek-style graphics and saying that that weekend, MTV would be "beaming the best Roxette videos to your home." As I recall, the Weekend itself was unfortunately a bit of a disappointment, only featuring about a dozen clips from the group.
For more headlines from that day, please visit our April 1999 archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'Arena' at 17:00 CET.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'The Menagerie, Part Two' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Outrageous Okona' at 12:00pm, 'The Menagerie, Part Two' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Dax' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Lifesigns' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Coming of Age' at 17:00 and at 00:05 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Yorin will be showing DS9's 'Honor Among Thieves' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Basics, Part One' at 18:40. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Conscience of the King' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Loud as a Whisper' at 11:00am, DS9's 'Dax' at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Lifesigns' at 1:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Bride of Chaotica' at 6:00am GMT, DS9's 'Doctor Bashir, I Presume?' at 14:00, DS9's 'A Simple Investigation' at 15:00, Voyager's 'Bride of Chaotica' at 16:00 and Voyager's 'Gravity' at 17:00. Sky Premier 3 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 8:55 and 15:30. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'Thirty Days' at 17:05 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series' 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' at 8:00pm and TNG's 'The Survivors' directly thereafter. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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