Site Columns By Caillan
October 29, 2003 - 10:58 AM

Hello World!

Today was a bad day to encounter university bureaucracy head-on. Trying to get my Honours application and ID card for next year sorted out involved walking back and forth across the university grounds several times to visit various offices, get signatures and find out if I'd have to pay full fare on public transport over the summer due to a lack of an ID card.

And as I was doing this some celestial being tried to have a little fun by sending gusts of dry hot wind raging across campus, gathering up all the dust on the ground as it went along. The reason it had to be done today is that no one seemed to know exactly when the application cut-off date was, except that it wasn't in February. I didn't want to leave it to later in the year, only to be told that a cut-off date has suddenly materialised, and I was too late. And the thought of actually having to leave the sandstone walls of UQ and get a real job was too terrifying to contemplate. Much better to spend next year reading Tacitus and Horace (even though the latter seems to have this weird thing about cows and wet willow groves).

I'll also take this opportunity to plug my interview with Nick Sagan, if you haven't already read it (and why not?!). Nick was an absolute pleasure to talk to and had some fascinating stories to tell.

And the latest Alias episode? Whooa! But that'll have to wait for next time...

Trek BBS Today

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

- Check out some advance screencaps from "The Shipment".

- In Star Trek VI, how do we know the correct Kirk was shot?

- Did the wormhole orbit the Bajoran sun?

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Trek Two Years Ago

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Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

If you were to worship a false god, would it most likely be...
Q 39.5% - (203 Votes)
The Great Bird of the Galaxy 31.9% - (164 Votes)
Picard from 'Who Watches the Watchers' 15.3% - (79 Votes)
Kirok from 'The Paradise Syndrome' 4.8% - (25 Votes)
Dukat from 'Covenant' 4.2% - (22 Votes)
'God' from 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' 2.5% - (13 Votes)
Baal from 'The Apple' 1.3% - (7 Votes)

Total Votes: 513

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks you to rate tonight's Enterprise episode "The Shipment".,

Happy Birthday!

Monday was the 50th birthday of Robert Picardo, who played the Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager.

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