Site ColumnsBy Caillan
September 12, 2001 - 11:03 AM
Watching the tragedy in New York unfold late last night Australian time was an incredibly desensitising experience. No matter how terrible the disaster, it didn't actually seem quite real - in fact, it felt very surreal. Living half a world away, it was impossible to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster taking place - no matter how horrifying the images broadcast over the news, it did actually seem like a Hollywood movie.
But it was real. I spent a few hours watching the coverage last night, and had the television on all day as I studied. I physically can't comprehend the pain and suffering of those involved in the disaster - I have no personal experience to relate to.
What I can say is that I will never forget the terrifying images that I have seen over the last 20 hours - I don't think anyone could.
Hearfelt sympathies go out from everyone here at the TrekNation to all those affected by this terrible tragedy. Godspeed.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What did you think of the use of the prophets in DS9's 'Sacrifice Of Angels'?
- Are the 'New Earth' books worth reading?
- What Voyager episodes would you show to non-fan?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
This was the major news headline on September 12, 1999:
- New Trek Toys Available
Several new Playmates Trek action figures became available, including a 12" 'Captain Kirk as a Romulan' and a 9" figure of Trelane from 'The Squire Of Gothos.'
More news can be found in the archives.
Yesterday was the 37th birthday of Roxann Dawson, who played B'Elanna Torres on Voyager.
Today's Television Listings
- At 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Renaissance Man.'
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing The Original Series's 'The Gamesters Of Triskelion' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'Wink Of An Eye' at 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'Parallels' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Trials And Tribble-ations' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Virtuoso' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Power Play' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:25. BBC2 will be showing DS9's 'Extreme Measures' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Der Rachefeldzug' ('The Wounded') at 16:00 CET.
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing The Original Series's 'Space Seed' at 11:30pm. 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's 'A Piece Of The Action' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Empath' at 2:00pm Eastern Time, TNG's 'The Pegasus' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'Let He Who Is Without Sin' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Memorial' at 5:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Ethics' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Der Pakt mit dem Teufel' ('Devil's Due') at 16:00 CET.
- In Australia, TV1 will be showing The Original Series's 'A Taste Of Armageddon' at 11:30pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule