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By Amy
April 9, 2001 - 6:16 PM

Hello World!

I must say I got a very unexpected surprise for my birthday. No, it wasn’t the socks, or the jumpers (though given the weather recently, they were one of the more appreciated). It wasn’t the cd voucher, or the money from relatives, though the Tootsie rolls and Tuvok action figure sent by a friend of mine in the USA were greatly welcomed (it’s amazing – in the space of around a month, I’ve gone from owning a single Trek video and a book or two to owning two scripts, a photo and an action-figure. Tuvok is now peering around my monitor, phaser rifle in hand while the ‘Lifeline’ script in particular I hope to get autographed come June and the arrival of Robert Picardo). No, it was the arrival of an explanation for the irritation I’ve been getting in my upper and lower jaws for the past few days. Hello wisdom teeth.

Actually, make that ‘hello expensive dental bill’. Contrary to what many people would have you believe (even, admittedly, myself at times), I actually have a small mouth. Either that or I just have big teeth, ‘cause three or four or even one pearly white more ain’t gonna fit without some serious adjustments to the ones that are already there. As such, I have the sinking feeling that in a few days as they continue to erupt, things are going to get a tad painful for poor ‘ol me.

Conciliatory Tootsie rolls and/or money are welcome. ;)

Trek BBS Today

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

-If you could pick once thing from the Star Trek Prop Department?

-The Final Thrombosis #2: Hope and Fear...And Morons

-Mirror Borg

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Two years ago today, Friday, April 9, these were some of the Trek Today headlines:

  • Voyager Writing Staff Shake-Ups? Reports started reaching the internet that Ken Biller was to be leaving Voyager to move on to bigger and better things – and that Rom Moore had been asked to join the show’s creative team. Both of these rumours, as it turned out, were partially true – Biller eventually became Voyager’s executive producer. Moore, on the other hand, did join the Voyager creative team but left shortly thereafter.
  • 'Relativity' Synopsis Available': A detailed synopsis for then upcoming Voyager episode 'Relativity' made it's way to the internet. In hindsight it appears to be more or less genuine.
  • Viacom Launching Science-Fiction Channel: The Sci-Fi Talk online magazine has just up a new interview with Brent Spiner (Data), which was conducted near the end of 1998. In it, Brent Spiner gives a long answer on the question 'Will there be another movie' and also touches on the idea of Data dying.
More past headlines can be found in the Trek Today archives.

Today'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

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the original series episode 'The Naked Time' at 5pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show TNG's 'The Last Outpost' at 17:00 (repeat at 00:00) while BBC2 will show Voyager's 'Basics, part II' at 18:50. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, YOR will show DS9's 'Rocks and Shoals' at 17:15, NET5 will show Voyager's 'Prototype' at 18:35 and BBC2 will air 'Basicis, part II' at 19:50. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, Channel Nine will show DS9's 'Far Beyond the Stars' at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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