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By Michelle
May 11, 2007 - 9:47 PM

Hello World!

I celebrated Beltane and Cinco de Mayo last weekend with a handful of women in a backyard filled with azaleas and a fire pit. It could not have been a prettier day, and the woman hosting did a better job of starting a fire using dry sticks and a circle of bricks than I have ever managed on a camping trip. (I would not have worn a long skirt if I had realized we would be jumping over the fire, however!)

There was lots of good food, including bean and cheese casserole and strawberries in some kind of decadent warm cream sauce. We said aloud our wishes for the season while tossing bannocks (well, actually shortbread cookies) into the fire, and after I got done with the serious stuff, I wished that Snape not die in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so I have done my fannish duty for the season. Though actually, I would rather Snape die as a good guy than survive as a bad guy, and in either case I hope he didn't do it all for love of Lily Freakin' Evans.

Oddly, I have no particular hopes for Star Trek XI except that I not find it unwatchable. Every time I read a rumor, from major role casting to J.J. Abrams threatening to put every actor he likes into the movie as a Klingon, I find myself wincing. And we're not even getting assurances that any of the original series cast will make even token appearances. I think I'm still in the boat with the people who don't think Star Trek was really ready for relaunching yet.

Trek BBS Today

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

-How are we going to fight off those Romulans?

-Is it Scotty's fault the Enterprise blew up in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock?

-Did Spider-Man 3 deserve those opening weekend numbers?

Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from May 2005:

  • Last 'Voyages' Get Mediocre Ratings
    The series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise brought little Friday the 13th luck to UPN, which finished very slightly ahead of the WB for the night, despite the fact that "These Are the Voyages..." managed only a tie for fifth place.

  • Trinneer Joins Chorus Unhappy With Finale
    Connor Trinneer admitted that he was "shocked and a little miffed" when he read the script that killed off his Enterprise character, Trip Tucker, and brought the series to a conclusion: "Selfishly, things worked out for me. I'm the only one who went out with a bang...I got the goodbye no one else did."

  • Bakula and Keating Face 'Enterprise' End
    Scott Bakula (Archer) said that he was happy to be on a series where people clamored for more when the cancellation was announced, and Dominic Keating (Reed) said that he was very impressed by the committment of the fans to saving Enterprise.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Pick your summer sequel!
Spider-Man 3 25.7% - (175 Votes)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End 20% - (136 Votes)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 17.2% - (117 Votes)
The Bourne Ultimatum 13.1% - (89 Votes)
Live Free Or Die Hard 8.8% - (60 Votes)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 7.8% - (53 Votes)
Shrek the Third 7.2% - (49 Votes)

Total Votes: 679

Please vote in our new poll on whom J.J. Abrams should really consider to play a female Klingon in the upcoming movie!

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