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By Amy
April 6, 2001 - 2:40 PM

Hello World!

You know there's nothing good to listen to on the radio when you're willing to find the only channel actually playing advertisements to listen to that. This predicament, I feel, has largely to do with the sudden decline in music of good taste and high quality (anything I like) and a sudden upsurgeance in music in bad taste and poor quality (anything at all I don't like). While, in my incredible generosity, I can forgive those poor souls who lack my discerning and all together perfect musical sense, some one I can absolutely not forgive is who ever the hell thought it would be a great idea to release a full dance mix of the Hamster Dance.

Of course, every one's been to the Hamster Dance site - when you first log onto the net, it's one of those legendary places you must visit. So, admittedly millions have trooped off to watched thousands of insanely cute gifs of little fat members of rodentia dance across the screen while having their ears assaulted by similarly insanely cute and annoying music and then, in my case at least, wondering what the hell all the fuss was about while waiting for your computer to recover from the crash it caused. So, given my extreme distaste for this phenomenon, can you image how appalled I was to discover that the Hamster Dance by 'Hampton the Hamster' was polling around number six on the Aus music charts?

Trek BBS Today

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

-Would Star Trek V benefit from a "Director's Cut"?

-Which show had the best 100th episode: TNG, DS9, or VOY?

-Did they ruin Dukat?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Two years ago today, Tuesday, April 6th 1999, these were some of the Trek Today headlines:

  • New York Post Reports On Voyager HacksThe New York Post posted an an article by Michael Starr looking at the cropping of footage on Voyager, first discoverd by Mr. Vidiot.

    UPN is boldly going into "Star Trek: Voyager" and slashing two minutes from each episode - in order to appease angry advertisers, a "Voyager" Internet website is charging.

  • Major DS9 Spoilers In New Press ReleaseThe first detailed synopsis for DS9 episode 'The Changing Face of Evil' was given in a press release.
  • Daily Sci-Fi Analyzes Trek 10's Chances The Den's Daily Sci-Fi published a small article looking at the chances of the next Trek movie, which is just in the very first tentative stages of pre-production now.:

    If we go by the timeline, the earliest possible date to start a movie would be around 2001, once Patrick Steward becomes interested in captaining again. Add in a year or two for filming and post-production, and we're in 2003 before you see the Enterprise-E on the big screen again (if rumors are true, you will be seeing it again for the last episode of Deep Space Nine)

More past headlines can be found in the TrekToday archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

What is your favourite part of the Site Columns?
Hello World! 28.7% - (184 Votes)
I never read the Site Columns 25.3% - (162 Votes)
Trek BBS Today 17.9% - (115 Votes)
Poll Results 15.7% - (101 Votes)
Trek Two Years Ago 8.4% - (54 Votes)
Happy Birthday! 2.3% - (15 Votes)
Television Listings 1.4% - (9 Votes)

Total Votes: 640

Thanks go out to all who voted! This time we ask if you'd be interested in buying any books in the recently announced Voyager novel relaunch.,

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the original series episode, 'The Man Trap' at 5pm Eastern Time.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One wil show TNG's 'Haven' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Icheb' (Child's Play) at 20:15.

  • In the Netherlands, YOR will show DS9's 'Call To Arms' at 17:15 while NET5 will show Voyager's 'Maneuvers' at 18:40. Thanks go out to for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be holding another Original Series Marathon from 9:30am to 6:30pm, comprising of 'All out Yesterdays', 'The Ultimate Computer', 'Shore Leave', 'The Menagerie I&II', 'Amok Time', 'Mirror Mirror', 'Journey To Babel' and 'The City on the Edge of Forever'. This will be followed by 'Star Trek VI: The Voyager Home' at 6:30pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voager's 'Timeless' at 06:00 (repeat at 16:00), DS9's 'Rapture' at 14:00 and 'The Darkness, the Light' at 15:00, followed by Voyager's 'Infinite Regress' at 17:00. Meanwhile, Sky Premiere Three will air 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 11:10. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the original series episode 'Was summt denn da?' at 14:00 (repeat at 02:05) and Voyager's 'Schwere' (Gravity) at 15:00

  • In the Netherlands, NED2 will show Voyager's 'Timeless' at 17:10. Thanks go out to for this!

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