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By Michelle
November 10, 2006 - 9:46 PM

Hello World!

It's been the longest, prettiest fall I ever remember in the Washington, DC area. Today it was in the mid-70s. Though my backyard is in urgent need of raking, there are still lots of leaves on the trees, ranging from olive green to orange to gold to red-brown.

We've been out enjoying the weather. Before Halloween we climbed Sugarloaf and Catoctin Mountains and went to a festival day where local farms were open for people who wanted to visit the animals and sample the dairy and baked products and see the crafts. The night before Halloween, we went to Air & Scare at the Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, where the orbiter Enterprise resides, to see the planes and rockets while trick-or-treating around the building. Last weekend we went to the Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, where eleven tall ships and locally built buyboats were gathered for visitors and sailing.

As for fall TV watching, I lasted four weeks with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, two weeks with The Nine and one episode of Friday Night Lights; we're liking Heroes and Shark, haven't quite broken ourselves of the Smallville habit, will not be interrupted during Boston Legal or the new series of Doctor Who and to our surprise are liking Battlestar Galactica this season after being rather unimpressed with the first. Boston Legal is a Trek fan's dream - Shatner and Auberjonois every week, with Phillips and Shimerman as recurring guests this season. But when is Torchwood crossing the Atlantic?

Trek BBS Today

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

-Did Enterprise quote Shakespeare like previous Trek shows?

-Just exactly what does 'shipper' mean?

-Does Jeri Ryan look fine in FHM?

Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from November 2004:

  • Critics Warm To 'Cold Station 12'
    Star Trek: Enterprise's "Cold Station 12" earned a wide range of notices from critics, though most were positive about the appearance of Brent Spiner as Arik Soong and pleased with the writing.

  • Shatner 'Had A Good Argument With Berman' On Kirk's Death
    William Shatner admitted that he quarreled with executive producer Rick Berman over plans to kill his legendary Captain Kirk and said that filming the death scene "required fortitude. And verisimilitude."

  • Auberjonois Shapeshifts Into Series Regular
    Speaking of Shatner, his series Boston Legal debuted to impressive numbers and Rene Auberjonois (Odo) was elevated to series regular after playing popular recurring character Paul Lewiston in the first several episodes.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

If I had a billion dollars...
I'd try to feed the hungry, cure cancer and clean up the planet. 44.4% - (795 Votes)
I'd buy up all those Star Trek props that Christie's auctioned. 16.9% - (304 Votes)
I'd take a trip on a Russian spaceship. 11.7% - (210 Votes)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?) 11.1% - (199 Votes)
I'd fly on Sir Richard Branson's inaugural spaceflight. 7.6% - (137 Votes)
I'd buy a custom Ferrari. 4% - (73 Votes)
I'd pay William Shatner to star in my own private commercial. 3.9% - (71 Votes)

Total Votes: 1789

Please vote in our new poll on which Trek alumni has the best shot at an Emmy for another series!

Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 12th is the birthday of Max Grodénchik, who played popular recurring character Rom on Deep Space Nine, while Monday, November 13th is the birthday of Whoopi Goldberg, who played another popular recurring character, Guinan on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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