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By Lisa
June 29, 2001 - 4:43 PM

Hello World!

You'll have to excuse me. I've been cheating on the franchise.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I've been involved in an eBay bidding war to try to complete my X-Files video collection. We lucky people in the UK have seasonal video boxed sets of the show released, and I've collected them for years. The only set I was missing was season two, which I've just managed to grab.

As a result I've been watching long periods of X-Files. It's fun to see episodes I haven't seen for years, laughing at one liners I can remember from years ago. For some reason, Scully's line "Mulder, toads just fell from the sky!" cracks me up every time. Ahem.

My cheating heart has also been reading X Files fan fiction. Particularly recommended is anything post-colonisation (Mulder and Scully against the world), Blinded by White light by Dasha K, and The X Files novel Length archive. You should also visit the best XF site on the net, the Haven.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Are you tired of seeing the Enterprise promos?

-What about the ramifications of Tom Paris' demotion?

-Try your hand at a tricky Trill question.

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines from TrekToday on Tuesday June 29th 1999:

  • Is Star Trek Dead?
    We published an article by Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga about what the future might hold for the franchise.

    Star Trek's Future? It's dead, Jim. I'll be honest with you. I don't expect this rant to have any far-reaching effects whatsoever. After all, this is just an editorial - I am just a regular geek and a Star Trek fan. And as a fan, I have supported the franchise for over 13 years now -- almost half my life thus far -- but recent events have led me to believe that Star Trek is dead. And I need to get this off my chest because it has been bugging me for some time.

    You can read the full aricle in our archive here. Two years later of course, with a new Star Trek series in production and a new movie due to start shooting in the Autumn, there's still a lot of life in Trek yet.

  • Sev Trek DeForrest Kelley Tribute
    This week's new Sev Trek cartoon featured a tribute to the recently deceased actor and Bones McCoy. Click here to read it.

More news from that day can be found in our July 1999 archives.

Happy Birthday!

Today is the birthday of Corey Allen, who directed the TNG pilot 'Encounter at Farpoint.'

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Requiem for Methuselah' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Identity Crisis' at 12:00pm, 'Requiem for Methuselah' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'The Abandoned' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Mortal Coil' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'A Matter of Perspective' at 17:00 and at 23:00, while at 22:00 they will be showing Voyager's 'Prey.' Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Die Jungen Greise' (Unnatural Selection) at 16:00 CET.

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

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Way to Eden' at 10:00 a.m Easxtern time. The Next Generation's 'Nth Degree' will be shown at 11:00 a.m. DS9's 'Abandoned' is at 12:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Mortal Coil' will be shown at 1:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Deep Space Nine's 'You Are Cordially Invited' at 14:00 GMT, followed by 'Resurrection' at 15:00. Voyager's 'Phage' at 16:00 followed by 'The Cloud' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Original Series episode 'Portal in die Vergangenheit' at 14:00 ECT and Voyager's 'Relativity' at 15:00.

  • In the Netherlands, net5 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 20:00 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

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