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By Caillan
December 4, 2001 - 1:21 PM

Hello World!

I don't have anything special to say, except that I've had a really fun day and would rather not eat any nacho chips or sugary lollies for a while. And I discovered that it's far more enjoyable to sit and make snide comments about mediocre television shows rather than actually watching them.

Trek BBS Today

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

- What do you hope to see in Enterprise's second season?

- What was the Original Series's greatest last line?

- Who is Trek's most polarizing character?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on December 4, 1999:

  • Pocket Books Structure
    Marco Palmieri, editor at Pocket Books, talked about the structure of the Star Trek department:

    Scott Shannon's the director of our department. You never hear about him, but he's the one who goes to bat for us with other departments like the publisher's office, marketing, sales, publicity, etc. [Non-fiction editor Margaret Clark is] an executive editor, reporting to Scott. [Fiction editor John Ordover is] an executive editor, also reporting to Scott. I'm a plain old editor, and I report to Margaret. We have a wonderful and overworked assistant editor named Jessica, who also reports to Margaret, and we have an editorial assistant, also named John, and a great guy, who also reports to Margaret. Dean is a freelance writer/editor. He's not on staff (but he's a great guy too).

  • Trek Christmas Article
    In a new article at, Julia Houston wrote about the lack of Christmas in Star Trek:

    Since Star Trek seems to make an effort to avoid all mention of Human holidays (except for a couple of birthdays), humans look so culturally deprived that the future, in terms of many things I most enjoy about being human, looks grim.

    The original article can still be found here.

    More news can be found in the archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episode 'Allegiance' at 8:00 p.m eastern time.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Operation Annihilate!' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode ' A Piece of the Action' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, followed by TNG's 'Up the Long Ladder' at 3:00 p.m. DS9's 'Field of Fire' will be at 4:00 p.m with Voyager's 'Friendship One' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode ' The Conscience of the King' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Caretaker, Part 1' at 17:00. BBC 2 will show Voyager's 'Imperfection' at 18:00. with TNG's 'The Big Goodbye' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will show DS9's 'The Maquis, Part II' at 18:00 ECT, while NET5 will show Voyager's ' Basics, part I' at 18:30. Thanks go out to for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing a repeat of Enterprise's 'Fight or Flight'. Here's how the official site describes the episode:

    As they continue their deep space exploration, the Enterprise crew comes across an alien ship where they discover 15 humanoid corpses that seem to have been part of a scientific experiment. The horrific sight inspires Hoshi to panic and demand a return to Earth, but Archer insists on continuing the mission and finding out more about the abandoned dead. Trouble comes calling when the aliens that were conducting the gruesome experiments return and begin attacking Captain Archer and his team.

    More information can be found in the episode guide.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Amok Time' at 6:00pm.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'The Immunity Syndrome' at 10:00am, with a repeat at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Manhunt' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Chimera' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Natural Law' at 5:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Parallax' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00. BBC2 will be showing TNG's 'Datalore' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'The Wire' at 18:00 CET, while NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'Basics, Part II' at 18:30. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing TNG's 'The Loss' at 02:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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