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By Caillan
June 6, 2004 - 8:45 AM

Hello World!

[Disclaimed: Today's HW! contains a spoiler for the third-season Gilmore Girls episode, "Ted Koppel's Big Night Out". You have been warned.]

Well, the 700 plus of you who voted "This is a Star Trek site!" for my Day After Tomorrow/Troy poll are obviously complete spoilsports. Consequently I have concoted another poll with minimal Star Trek relevance designed to annoy you all.

The idea of watching Archer and T'Pol stalking the Enterprise corridors while talking "Sherman-Palladino" (to borrow shamelessly from TWoP) was too hilarious to pass up. Equally funny was the concept of T'Pol and Trip exchanging longing looks at each other during slow-motion montage sequences a la Alias. Hopefully you can excuse me for inflicting my sense of humour on the community at large.

Longtime readers may remember the "Caillan is Ainsley Hayes" personality test disaster of 2001. Since then I have taken to rigging personality tests to get the desired answer. Which means I can now proudly report that I came out as Paris in the Gilmore Girls Personality Test. Of course, I took the test before watching "Ted Koppel's Big Night Out" and thus being Paris apparently means I like kissing 60-year-old English professors. Ewww. (Loved the promo for next week's episode, too. Lorelai: "How old...47, 48?" Rory: "60" Lorelai: "Ewww!")

Trek BBS Today

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

- Who should compose the music for the next Trek film?

- Write your season four wishlist for Enterprise?

- Which Trek book should one start with?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items in early June, 2002:

  • Big Name Guest Stars For 'Enterprise'?
    Speaking to Star Trek Monthly, Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) raised the possibility of some famous Trek names dropping by. "Rick Berman was talking about bringing Patrick Stewart in somehow and bringing Whoopi Goldberg in. They're great, but there's no rush. I really hope they don't do that until year two or three, because theres so much of our character relationships that we still have to explore." To date, neither Stewart or Goldberg has appeared on the show, though there is talk of a William Shatner (James T. Kirk) guest spot next season.

  • Paramount Launches 'Enterprise' Emmy Campaign
    Paramount began its campaign to promote Enterprise and other television series for the 2002 Emmy Awards. Paramount chose the tagline 'Television Par Excellence' for the 2002 publicity drive in trade papers such as Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. The Paramount 2002 Emmys web site is still available for viewing.

  • Pocket Books Reveals DS9 10th Anniversary Plans
    Editor Marco Palmieri detailed Pocket Books' plans to mark the 10th anniversary of Deep Space Nine in 2003. This included the relaunch novels Rising Son and Unity and an all-DS9 anthology. The Lives of Dax anthology was also reprinted as a mass-market paperback.

For more news, delve into the TrekToday archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

How do you feel about the ending of 'Zero Hour'?
It opens up interesting possibilities--I'm cautiously optimistic. 33.8% - (527 Votes)
I loved it--I can't wait to see what happens! 31.3% - (488 Votes)
I think it was lame, but we'll see what happens in the fall. 18.6% - (290 Votes)
Worst cliffhanger ever! 12.3% - (192 Votes)
I'm indifferent 3.9% - (61 Votes)

Total Votes: 1558

Thanks for voting! Please tell us which writer from another TV series you would most like to see writing for Enterprise.

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