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By Caillan
July 30, 2001 - 8:23 AM

Hello World!

Do you find yourself attracted to other television series because of the presence of Trek actors?

Last Thursday, Dark Angel aired in Australia, and I sat down to watch the premiere because I knew that Nana Visitor would be making an appearance towards the end of the season. Plus, John Savage, who played Captain Ransom so well in Voyager's 'Equinox,' has a regular role.

The pilot was adequate overall - the storyline showed promise for future episodes, but Jessica Alba's dreadful performance, complete with monotone line delivery and a static facial expression, didn't do much to help matters.

Tonight is the Australian premiere of Boston Public. I'm not a David E. Kelley follower, but I'm going to watch it because I know Jeri Ryan will be joining the cast in the second season. Hopefully, I'll like the show enough by then that her addition will be icing on the cake.

Now to go and see Jurassic Park III just to catch a glimpse of Linda Park....

Trek BBS Today

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

- Do you want to see a Romulan War in Enterprise?

- Do you prefer Jadzia or Ezri Dax?

- Why do they study Latin at Starfleet Academy?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the most important news headlines on July 30, 1999:

  • 'Barge Of The Dead' News Item
    Alien Nation star Eric Pierpoint told the audience at a science fiction convention that he would be making an appearance on Voyager as a Klingon. In the episode 'Barge Of The Dead,' Pierpoint played Kotar, "a doomed individual put in charge of taking the Klingons who died a dishonourable death to the Klingon version of Hell."

  • Patrick Stewart Chat Report
    In a chat at the official Star Trek site, Patrick Stewart said that he hadn't heard anything about Trek X, and didn't expect to for another 9-12 months. Two years on, the film is now in pre-production.

    More news can be found in the archives.

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was the 29th birthday of Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'The Menagerie, Part I' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'Errand Of Mercy' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 4:00pm, TNG's 'I,Borg' at 12:00pm, DS9's 'The Adversary' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Infinite Regress' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Final Mission' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00, and Voyager's 'Renaissance Man' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Die Energiefalle' ('Booby Trap') at 16:00 CET.

  • In the Netherlands, Ned2 will be showing Voyager's 'The Voyager Conspiracy' at 17:10 CET, and RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Shadows And Symbols' at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'The Menagerie, Part II' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Alternate Factor' at 10:00am Eastern Time, repeated at 4:00pm, TNG's 'The Next Phase' at 12:00pm, DS9's 'The Way Of The Warrior, Part I' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Nothing Human' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'The Loss' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 01:10. BBC2 will be showing Voyager's 'Fair Haven' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Auf schmalem Grat' ('The Enemy') at 16:00 CET.

  • In the Netherlands, Ned2 will be showing Voyager's 'Pathfinder' at 17:10 CET, and RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Afterimage' at 18:00. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing TNG's 'The Best Of Both Worlds, Part II' at 11:55pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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