Site ColumnsBy Lisa
June 6, 2001 - 5:36 PM
It's General Election Day here in the UK tomorrow. The only day once every five years we Brits can truly claim to be free from our 'elected dictatorship.'
All you fellow Brits, make sure you get out there and vote!
I read in the newspaper yesterday that one bookmaker was already so sure of a Labour Party victory, that they were already paying out to punters. A quick look at the latest opinion poll has Labout 11% ahead of the Conservatives.
The real danger for tomorrow seems to be voter apathy. Most people are so sure Tony Blair will walk to an easy victory, people think that there is little point at all in voting. When, let's be honest, choosing a government isn't something we can really afford to be apathetic about.
One bit of effort tomorrow, and no more party political broadcasts for the next five years. Get out there and vote.
You can find more information on the British General Election here at the BBC web site.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-How important is it that Enterprise have a retro look ?
-Why do people hate Neelix ?
-Complain about the BBC's treatment of Star Trek.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
Below are a selection of headlines from TrekToday on Sunday June 6th, 1999:
- Cynic Reviews DS9 Finale
David E. Sluss posted his review of 'What you leave behind.
BUDGET-CUTTING OF THE WEEK: Aside from the use of tacky clip-show footage, which as characterization goes is about as subtle as a two-by-four to the head, I'll go with the various "Celestial Temple" scenes, all of which featured the white background. I guess they couldn't afford that orange Saran Wrap that is usually placed over the camera for Prophet visions...
FAREWELL OF THE WEEK: Except for the seventh season summary, this is the end of the Cynics Corner as far as DS9 is concerned. It's been a pleasure serving you.
You can still check out the full review online 2 years later, by following this link.
- New Action Figures
Playmates began promoting one of its last lines of Star Trek action figures, including the 9" Data as Sherlock Holmes & Geordi as Watson, and 5" Riker & Troi in Movie Uniforms, 9" Nurse Chapel and Picard in jacket and the Borg Twin Pack.
More topics from this day two years ago can be found in our June 1999 archive.
Today's Television Listings
- At 8:00pm (7:00pm Central), UPN will be showing a double bill of Paris/Torres episodes, starting with 'Drive' and ending with 'Lineage.' Here's how the official site describes both episodes:
While Tom Paris and Harry Kim are performing tests on the new Delta Flyer, they encounter a mysterious pilot who challenges them to a race. The woman, Irina, later informs them of an upcoming starship race. Soon, the Starfleet officers find themselves involved in this race—an event intended as the first step towards peace between four different cultures from this area of space. But one of the racers is determined to sabotage the goodwill of the event.
Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres reach a crossroads in their relationship which could have long-ranging effects on both of their lives. Early in her life, B'Elanna and her father joined his family on a camping trip where something happened - something that could result in B'Elanna making an irrevocable decision against Tom's will that no amount of technology can rectify.
Please note that the above images are both copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'Patterns of Force' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'By Any Other Name' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Hollow Pursuits' at 12:00pm, 'By Any Other Name' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Paradise' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Before and After' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Manhunt' at 17:00 and at 0:00 GMT, while BBC Two will be showing DS9's 'Field of Fire' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Die Entscheidung des Admirals' (Too Short A Season) at 16:00 CET.
- In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing DS9's 'The Reckoning' at 12:00am. 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 'By Any other name' at 5:00 p.m EST.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Next Generation's 'The Most Toys' at 12:00 p.m EST. The Original Series' 'Omega Glory' will be shown at 4:00 p.m, DS9's 'Shadowplay' at 5:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Real Life' will be shown at 10:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing the Next Generation's 'The Emissary' at 17:00 GMT. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing The Next Generation's 'Die Sorge der Aldeaner' at 16:00 ECT.
- In the Netherlands, rtl5 will be showing DS9's 'Penumbra' at 18:05 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!