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By Lisa
February 10, 2002 - 10:11 PM

Hello World!

Have you ever read something on the internet and had it stuck in your head all day? No? Ah, don't worry about it. I knew I was wierd already.

Anyway, for the past couple of days I've been prondering a question. Someone asked the question on the J Team board If Janeway was a plant, what plant would she be?.

This is a very strange, but also interesting question. I keep finding myself applying it to people I know. So far I have decided that my father is a typical conifer and my sister is a daffodil. I am not quite sure if either observation is very complimentary. I have decided that if I were a plant, I would like to be something that gets to live indoors so I never got rained on, something that didn't get eaten and something that didn't shead its leaves. I wonder if there's a vacancy for a plant for Captain Janeway's Ready Room?

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Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines from TrekToday on Thursday February 10, 2000:

  • 'Tsunkatse' Background Article
    Jeffrey Combs (Brunt, Weyoun), spoke about his role as Penk in the recently aired episode.

    How did Combs create Penk? "Fear is a great motivator. You get these jobs, but you don't the get the script terribly early. You look for clues-what does the character want, what does he look like? With Penk, it was all last minute. I showed up at 4:30 a.m. on the first morning for makeup and had no idea what process I'd go through. I looked in the mirror when they were done and said 'Oh, that's what he looks like.'
    "I tried to make Penk a little more slippery with a vocal pattern more staccato and precise. The costume is very interesting. It's very sleek and tight, kind of Bobby Darren-esque. If you think of Weyoun as Kabuki, then Penk is more like a lizard- smooth, sleek and slippery.
    "But you're always flying by the seat of your pants."

  • Michelle Erica Green reviews 'Tsunkatse'
    Green wasn't too impressed wiht the latest Voyager episode:

    Fans of martial arts probably will get a bigger kick out of this episode than Voyager fans - it's nearly the antithesis of Gene Roddenberry's Trek, using a shameless commercial crossover with UPN's WWF Smackdown to attract viewers to this floundering series. "Tsunkatse" featured much more violence than usual - though largely bloodless, like Kirk's fights with aliens in episodes like "The Gamesters of Triskelion." Yet it struck me as grotesque to watch a crew which a week ago lived through a holocaust cheering happily for competitors in the hideous arena. Did they happen to miss all the death matches, or is it infinite diversity in infinite combinations to celebrate alien blood sports? I kept thinking of the Tosk on Deep Space Nine, and wishing Voyager's crew responded as strongly to the suffering of others in the context of an acceptable alien athletic event.

    The full review can be found here.

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Poll Results

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How would you rate 'Shadows of P'Jem'?
9-10 37.1% - (541 Votes)
7-8 36.3% - (529 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.8% - (158 Votes)
5-6 9.3% - (136 Votes)
3-4 2.6% - (38 Votes)
1-2 2.3% - (34 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 1.3% - (19 Votes)

Total Votes: 1455

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Today's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Enterprise's 'Shadows of P'Jem' at 8:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'Prophet Motive' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'Where Silence Has Lease' at 15:00, TNG's 'Elementary, Dear Data' at 16:00 and Enterprise's 'Terra Nova' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Seres's 'Whom Gods Destroy' at 01:30, TNG's 'Legacy' at 02:30, Voyager's 'False Profits' at 03:30 and DS9's 'Vortex' at 04:30. Thanks go out to Sci-Fi TV Schedules International!

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing the Next Generation episode 'The Loss' at 8:00 p.m, with 'Conundrum' at 11:00 p.m eastern time.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'That Which Survives' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Shore Leave' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, with TNG's 'Night Terrors' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Whispers' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Flashback' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'The Enterprise Incident' at 14:00 GMT. Sky One will show Voyager's 'Unity' at 17:00 with Enterprise's 'The Andorian Incident' at 20:00. 'Star Trek III: The Search For Spock' will be on the SciFi Channel at 22:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

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