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By Michelle
September 3, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Hello World!

When I was growing up, Labor Day (the first Monday in September in the US) always marked the end of summer. We always went back to school for the fall on the Tuesday afterward. Now, however, my children start school the last week in August, so on a day like yesterday when the temperature was in the eighties and the pool was still open, it was hard for me to think of it as being autumn. Of course, the college football games alter that perception somewhat.

My weekends, however, are already booked for the fall: in addition to soccer and Hebrew school, we've got a list of birthday parties and Jewish holidays and family events on the calendar. My in-laws are in town with their beagle. Our two cats apparently did not read the page in the manual about cats being afraid of dogs, and are chasing her around the house, trying to keep her out of the trash cans.

Every night for the past two weeks, we've tried to see Mars. On Sunday we were in Baltimore near the Maryland Science Center, where we hoped to visit the observatory. But even on the rare days when it hasn't rained, it has been so overcast after sunset that we've barely been able to make out Mars during this close approach to Earth.

Maybe it will be drier now that it's fall.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Will Smallville hammer Enterprise in the ratings, and what will that do to Trek?

-Should early Star Trek history be rewritten in light of changes in canon in the later series?

-On a related note, assuming that all the Denobulans must have died off before Kirk's time, how will they be exterminated?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from early September 2001:

  • Trinneer Talks Trip's 'Unexpected' Experience
    Connor Trinneer talked about Trip Tucker's bizarre breeding experience in the episode "Unexpected":
    I get pregnant, but it's not like I get impregnated. It's an accident. This alien and I put our hands in this granule things and read each other's minds and the next thing you know I've got nipples coming out of my arm.

  • Ryan Compares Teacher With Borg
    Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) said that after years repressing her emotions on Voyager, she didn't think her fashionable, passionate character on Boston Public would have similar problems.

  • Trek X To Have 'A Lot Of Changes,' Says Dorn
    Speaking at a Starland convention, Michael Dorn (Worf) said that during the latest film, Worf would still be an ambassador, but his status would change as would those of most of the crew of the Enterprise over the course of the movie.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Give your own Hugos! The dramatic presentation award should have gone to:
'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' (the winner) 68.1% - (370 Votes)
'Minority Report' 13.2% - (72 Votes)
'Spider-Man' 7.5% - (41 Votes)
'Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets' 5.8% - (32 Votes)
'Spirited Away' 5.1% - (28 Votes)

Total Votes: 543

Please vote in our new poll about singing on Star Trek!

Today's Television Listings

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, UPN will show Enterprise's "Bounty". Here's the official synopsis of the episode:

A Tellarite bounty hunter captures Archer intending to turn him over to the Klingons for a substantial reward. Meanwhile, T'Pol is infected with an alien pathogen that unleashes her primal Vulcan urges.

Then at 9:00 p.m., UPN will air Enterprise's second season finale, "The Expanse". The summary states:

Earth is savagely attacked by a mysterious alien probe that leaves millions of people killed. When Archer learns that the culprit species is planning to destroy the entire planet with their next assault, Enterprise embarks on a new mission into the dangerous and highly mysterious Delphic Expanse to put a stop to it. Although T'Pol is given a direct order from the Vulcan High Command not to participate in this mission, she resigns her post in order to continue with Enterprise. Meanwhile, the Klingons, who are bent on destroying Archer, continue their hot pursuit of Enterprise all the way into the expanse.

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