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By Lisa
July 11, 2001 - 12:59 PM

Hello World!

I'm excited this morning. Yes, there are only 17 days to go until I get to go to the great Voyager: The Return convention in sunny Blackpool.

It's going to be my first convention. An odd part of my brain is quite looking forward to seeing just how strange these mythical Star Trek conventions can be. Another part is of course, quite disturbed at the pathetic mass of jelly I will become when I am actually in the same room as the Earthly Incarnation of Our Icon Herself, Kate Mulgrew.

To be honest though, I'm looking forward to meeting the multitude of online friends who will be attending more than seeing the Voyager stars. They are just a bonus. ;) So many people I've known for such a long time are going that I'm sure it's going to be an amazing few days. I wonder how many of them I'll be able to drag on Blackpool's famous 'Big One' roller coaster - which is apparently the tallest in Europe - with me. Don't be wimpish guys.

If anyone is going, do say hi in Zun's Official Countdown thread. I need a TrekToday t shirt or something to wear so you can recognise me and say hi. I'll be the one with the northern English accent and the yellow hair at the centre of all the chaos. ;)

Trek BBS Today

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Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines from TrekToday on Monday July 12th, 1999:

  • Rene Echevarria On DS9 Final Chapter
    DS9 Writer Rene Echevarria was interviewed about his thoughts on the end of Deep Space Nine.

    "We tacked our way towards where we wanted to go, and started throwing balls up in the air, as we had fewer and fewer episodes and certain decisions had been made and certain doors had been closed and certain doors left open, we started to have more urgency and fewer options, and even as we were moving into the final episode, we weren't exactly sure what it meant. Dukat and Sisko in some kind of climactic conflict that plays off his Emissary thing with the Pagh-wraiths, that's all we knew. We didn't know what it was going to be, even in the final two-hour episode, as we sat down to break [work out] the story. There were a couple of days during that time when I was a little scared that we had painted ourselves into a corner, but somehow we escaped without leaving too many footprints."

    You can still read the full interview here thanks to the Great Link.

  • Jeri Ryan Signs For 7th Voyager Season
    The Jeri Ryan Homepage ended the speculation about whether Ryan would be appearing in Voyager's final season, by confirming that the actress had signed a new contract. The site also revealed that the actress had "recently spent three days back in full Borg costume and make-up for an upcoming episode, though she didn't explain the reason." Of course, with the benefit of hindsight, we know that she was probably involved in filming for 'Survival Instinct.'

More headlines from that day can be foudn in our July 1999 archives.

Today's Television Listings

  • At 8:00pm (9:00pm Central), UPN will be showing the first of a set of three two-hour Voyager movies they'll be showing over the coming weeks, namely the two-hour version of 'Unimatrix Zero.' Here's how the official site describes both parts:

    • 'Unimatrix Zero, Part One' - copyright Paramount Pictures'Unimatrix Zero, Part One'

      Unimatrix Zero is a place within the Borg Collective where a small percentage of drones go during their regeneration cycle. Within this virtual reality, they are able to act and think like individuals, although once their regeneration cycle is complete the drones have no memory of this dream-state. After Seven of Nine is brought back to Unimatrix Zero by an old friend to help keep the Borg Queen from discovering this enclave, Captain Janeway sees the situation as a perfect opportunity to try and incite a Borg uprising from within the Collective.

    • 'Unimatrix Zero, Part Two' - copyright Paramount Pictures'Unimatrix Zero, Part Two'

      Unimatrix Zero, a cyberspace enclave for certain Borg within the collective, is under threat by the Borg Queen who wants it destroyed at any cost. Meanwhile, with Janeway and her crew going undercover as Borg drones in an attempt to infiltrate the Collective, the Borg Queen gets more and more desperate to unravel the mystery of Unimatrix Zero. She will even resort to the destruction of her own kind in an attempt to stop Janeway and Unimatrix Zero.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing an Original Series mini-marathon tomorrow, beginning with 'The Doomsday Machine' at 11:00am and ending with 'The Cloud Minders' at 5:00pm. For a full listing, please follow this link.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showingn the Original Series' 'What Are Little Girls Made Of?' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Silicon Avatar' at 12:00pm, 'What Are Little Girls Made Of' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Life Support' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Vis a Vis' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'The Omega Directive' at 6:00am and at 22:00 GMT, TNG's 'The Most Toys' at 17:00 and at 00:30. At 18:45, BBC Two will be showing DS9's 'Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges.' Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Brieffreunde' (Pen Pals) at 16:00 CET.

  • In the Netherlands, RTL 5 will be showing DS9's 'Honor Among Thieves' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing DS9's 'Time's Orphan' at 12:00am. 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 Savage Curtain' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'Miri' at 10:00 a.m Eastern Time. At 12:00 p.m the Next Generation's 'Disaster' will be shown, with DS9's 'Heart of Stone' at 5:00 p.m. Voyager's 'The Omega Directive' will be shown at 10:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'Sarek' at 17:00 GMT. Voyager's 'One' will be shown at 22:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing will be showing the Next Generation's 'Zeitsprung mit Q' at 16:00 ECT.

  • In the Netherlands, RTL 5 will show DS9's 'Change of Heart' at 17:05 ECT. Thanks go out to for this!

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