Site ColumnsBy Caillan
October 29, 2002 - 11:07 AM
Having survived the annual paper wasting drive (otherwise known as student elections), I was rather prone to running away when a lady tried to thrust something into my hand as I walked across the bridge into the city last week.
In the case of student elections, I am one of those people who couldn't be more apathetic. I pay my union fees because I have to and try and run away from the campaigners when they try to stuff multi-coloured leaflets into my hands while getting off the bus, going into the refec, library, etc...
This year I adopted the 'smile and wave' strategy. This entails taking their leaflets whenever the budding politicians approach (and from the bus to the Classics department, there were usually about 4 different parties represented), smiling nicely and then walking on. And if you're approached by anyone else from the same party you just wave their coloured leaflets around and they leave you alone.
Still, by the end of election week I was getting rather sick of getting all these pieces of paper. I only read one, and since it was about parking and I don't drive, I wasn't inclined to read any others.
Anyway, when I was met by the lady on the bridge, my first instinct was to run away. Fortunately, I didn't, because she was actually handing out bags of yoghurt. And very yummy yoghurt it was too - Vaalia vanilla custard yoghurt. Maybe the student politicians should start giving out food instead of leaflets - they'd attract apathetic voters like me who are always willing to receive free food, and save several rainforests in the process.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- Did Decker become a Q?
- What kind of music exists in the 23rd & 24th centuries?
- What did you think of 'This Grey Spirit'?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
This was one of the main news articles on October 29, 2000:
- Star Trek Background Articles
Several Trek-related pieces appeared online, including a Marina Sirtis con report, an article on the end of Voyager, and another article on the lack of new sci-fi concepts in recent Trek.
More news items can be found in the archives.
Today's Television Listings
- TNN will be showing the TNG episode 'The Host' at 11:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Catspaw' at 6:00 p.m Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Devil in the Dark' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m Eastern Time, with TNG's 'Half a Life' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'The Maquis Part I' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Blood Fever' at 5:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'The Empath' at 14:00 GMT. Sky One will show TNG's 'Data's Day' at 17:00. BBC 2 will show TNG's 'The Hunted' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Enterprise's 'Marauders.' Here's how the official site describes the episode:
When Enterprise is in need of fuel, Archer discovers a desolate mining colony that is being controlled by Klingon marauders who are bullying the colonists and hoarding their fuel. After Archer discovers the problem, the crew trains the colonists to defend themselves and prepare for a final showdown against their Klingon oppressors.
Further information is available in the Trek Nation episode guide.
- TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Wounded' at 8:00pm Eastern Time and TNG's 'The Mind's Eye' at 11:00pm.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Friday's Child' at 10:00am Eastern Time, 'Errand of Mercy' at 2:00pm, TNG's 'The Host' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'The Maquis, Part II' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Unity' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Fascination' at 06:00, E4 will be showing the Original Series's 'Elaan of Troyius' at 14:00, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Wounded' at 17:00 and BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Deja Q' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!