Site ColumnsBy Christian
May 5, 2000 - 10:05 AM
In a (Dutch) news report, I just read something which is as shocking as it is sad. A survey of Amsterdam schoolkids revealed that 75% thought England surrendered to Germany in the Second World War, with one third of those even naming a date for when this supposedly happened! In addition, one third of them did not know the significance of the 4th and the 5th of May (Memorial and Liberation Day here in the country), while 60% did not know the occupation of the Netherlands started in 1940. I'm really hoping this was a survey held on primary schools, and not high schools, but even then - surely everyone should know these really basic facts?
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-Would you be in favour of more Romulan involvement in Star Trek?
-Why are there so few Mac versions of Trek games available?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Today On TV
-In the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Dagger of the Mind' at 2:00pm Eastern Time.
-In Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's 'The Ascent' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'The Ultimate Computer' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'Rapture' at 10:00pm.
-In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Nemesis' at 15:00 CET.
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Up The Long Ladder'at 18:05 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Today is the birthday of Marc Alaimo, who had a recurring role on DS9 as Gul Dukat. It is also the 56th birthday of John Rhys-Davies, who appeared twice on Voyager as Leonardo Da Vinci.