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By Christian
April 8, 2001 - 6:03 PM

Hello World!

For the past few months, Dutch public television has been airing all the old Jack Lemmon films from the 1960s, and I've been really enjoying them. 'The Apartment', which I'd never seen before, quickly made it into my film top-10, and yesterday they showed 'Irma La Douce', which was as enjoyable as ever. They're both fairly slow films with few locations, but they're perfect to watch after midnight, which is when they're being shown here. I just wish Shirley MacLaine had made more films together with Lemmon, because the two are great together - there are certainly few modern on-screen pairings who can compare to them.

Maybe I should just have been born several decades earlier - I wouldn't have minded getting to see all these films first come out, and of course would have been able to see the Original Series as well, when it first aired. On the other hand, I would probably have gone bankrupt then - at the rate I'm going through old '60s movies now, half my disposable income would have been spent on going to the cinema then.

Trek BBS Today

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Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Thursday the 8th of April, 1999:

  • Internet Explorer 5 Has Star Trek Easter Egg - Unfortunately this no longer seems to work, but originally, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 5.0 had an easter egg which involved users changing the language settings, and then clicking on the 'Search' button. A new option would be added to the options entitled 'Find Yourself', and if you clicked on it, you would be taken to a web site containing a map of the galaxy, with the Federation, the Klingon empire and several other Star Trek races pencilled in.

  • Official DS9 Finale Press Release - The end was now really getting near, as Paramount issued an official press release about 'What You Leave Behind'. "There will be closure of the story arcs for all nine main characters, as well as for the over 20 guest stars that will appear in the episode," Ira Steven Behr described the episode. "Additionally, viewers can expect one of the biggest special effects sequences the show has ever done." In addition, Rick Berman said he had always intended to tell the story of DS9 in seven years, something he apparently also intended for Voyager.

  • UPN Hacks On - UPN continued to cut several minutes from Voyager repeats in order to get more advertising time, removing 1 minute and 45 seconds from 'Infinite Regress', though also restoring 19 seconds that was cut from the original airing to make room for an 'Insurrection' trailer.
For more news from that day, please check out our April 1999 archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Will you buy books from the Voyager novel relaunch series?
Definitely! 32.5% - (407 Votes)
No. 26.1% - (327 Votes)
Perhaps. 23.4% - (293 Votes)
Voyager Relaunch? 17.8% - (224 Votes)

Total Votes: 1252

,Thanks for voting! In the new poll (which, when looking over all the options, seems to be the longest poll we've ever had), you're asked who you would like to see direct the next Star Trek film:,

Happy Birthday!

Today is the birthday of Amy Hightower, co-editor here at TrekToday!

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Charlie X' at 10:00am Eastern Time. At 1:30pm, they will be showing 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home', and at 9:00pm 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country'.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'That Which Survives' at 10:00am Eastern Time and TNG's 'Haven' at 11:00am.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing three TNG episodes, beginning at 14:00 GMT with 'Menage a Troi', continuing at 15:00 with 'Transfigurations' and ending at 16:00 with 'The Best of Both Worlds, Part One'. At 18:30, BBS Two will be showing the Original Series' 'Amok Time'. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the second TOS pilot, 'Where No Man Has Gone Before', at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Lights of Zetar' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Big Good-Bye' at 12:00pm, 'The Lights of Zetar' again at 4:00pm and DS9's 'The Changing Face of Evil' at 5:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Where No One Has Gone Before' at 17:00 and at 23:30 GMT, and the new Voyager episode 'Nightingale' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Yorin will be showing DS9's 'A Time To Stand' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Resistance' at 18:35. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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