Site Columns

By Lisa
August 5, 2001 - 2:24 PM

Hello World!

Today is Sunday. In TrekToday terms, that means that it's our day to set a new poll for the site. Whoever has the lucky task of writing Sunday's Site Columns has the responsibility of changing the onsite poll.

So I sat down to think of a good subject for this week's new poll. And I thought and I thought, and my mind remained a complete blank. So I decided to pick Caillan's brains a little, to see if he had any ideas.

Between the two of us, we managed to come up with the following suggestions: 'Which Trek character would you like to see dance?,' 'Who would you like to see at a convention?' and 'Which TrekToday editor do you love most?'

Of course, these suggestions are completely lame, and I'd never dream of subjecting you to them. As for the latter suggestion, Caillan quickly decided that such a poll would not be fair, owing to the fact that my dial-up connection affords me a dynamic IP, which changes much more frequently than his own cable connection. I was of course, shocked that he'd even think that I'd do such a thing. He countered quickly by reminding me that he'd take revenge by voting from several different computers on his University network.

Besides, we both decided that such a poll would be completely unfair. After all, Christian has a two year head start on both of us.

I decided that the only way out of this difficult and potentially embarrassing predicament would be to ask you, the wonderful TrekToday readers for poll suggestions. So please, good people, your editors are sadly lacking in inspiration and would welcome your suggestions. Please (don't make us beg) feel free to make them in this TrekBBS thread, or by email and we might use your suggestion next time we change the poll on the site.

Of course, after coming up with this great master plan, I actually thought to take a look at the TrekToday main page. And discovered that the poll is mysteriously missing from the site. It seems that Christian must have temporarily disabled it for maintanence. Grr.

But still, I'm sure this is only a temporary measure, and the TrekToday poll will be back very soon. This means that we still need poll suggestions! Please, take pity on our lack of inspiration this Sunday morning, and send us your suggestions for the next poll. They will be much appreciated.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Take another look at Voyager's Retrospect.

-What is 'canon'?

-Which villian would you most like to hit?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are a selection of headlines from TrekToday on Thursday August 5th 1999:

  • Austronaut's Star Trek Nickname
    Eileen Collins , who made history as the first woman to head a space shuttle mission, was given the nickname 'Janeway' by her collegues at NASA. The nickname was meant in a most complimentary way for the cool manner with which Collins handled her technically challenging ascent into orbit on STS-93.

  • 'What You Leave Behind' Novellisation Reviewed
    Over at IGN SciFi, a new reveie of the DS9 finale novellisation was posted.

    The writing of What You Leave Behind is severely limited by the harsh constraints of the television episode, as well as the stiff Star Trek standard. While television versions of originally written material often explode into popular culture, written versions of television shows fall drastically short in every conceivable category. If there's really nothing better to do (the Home Shopping Network would be more entertaining) then consider What You Leave Behind as time-killing fodder, but it's not recommended.

    The book is available to order by following this link to

More headlines from that day can be found in our August 1999 archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'Shore Leave' at 10:00am Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Changeling' at 10:00am Eastern Time, and TNG's 'Man Of The People' at 11:00am.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Hunters' at 13:00 GMT, 'Hope And Fear' at 14:00, 'In The Flesh' at 15:00, and 'Timeless' at 16:00. Repeats will be shown starting at 01:50. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Die Barke der Toten' ('The Barge Of The Dead' at 16:00 CET.

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing The Original Series's 'The Trouble With Tribbles' at 2:30am. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Galileo Seven' at 5:00 p.m

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Mirror, Mirror' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time. Voyager's 'Bride of Chaotica!' will be shown at 10:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'Hunters' at 13:00 GMT, followed by 'Hope and Fear' at 14:00, 'In the Flesh' at 15:00 and 'Timeless' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Next Generation's 'Die Verfemten' at 16:00 ECT.

  • In the Netherlands, Nederland 2 will be showing Voyager's 'Tsunkatse' at 17:10 ECT. RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Once More unto The Breach' at 18:00. Thanks go out to for this!

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