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By Christian
April 13, 2000 - 8:50 AM

Hello World!

As of yesterday afternoon, I'm again using a different computer than I was before. As you may recall, exactly a month ago I handed in my laptop for repair at the computer store, still expecting it would only take two weeks for me to get it back. Yesterday I called the factory, and they told me they had only received the machine from the computer store a week ago. Combined with the usual factory repair time of three weeks, that means I'll probably still be without my laptop for the next month or so. As the friend whose computer I was hiring for the past month wanted it back by now, I'm now hiring someone else's computer, which I will be able to continue to use for the next month or so, after I've again transferred all my files to it. I did notice one side benefit, though, as the computer actually contains a DVD player, meaning I'm finally able to play the Original Series DVD I've owned since Christmas... I might put up a review of it at the Trek Nation later this week.

Trek BBS Today

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

-How does Farscape compare to Voyager?

-Should the next series show us an inexperienced crew?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today On TV

-In the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Let That Be Your Last Battlefield' at 2:00pm Eastern Time.

-In Canada, Space! will be showing DS9's 'Hard Time' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'Metamorphosis' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'Shattered Mirror' at 10:00pm.

-In the United Kingdom, BBC Two will be showing TNG's 'Emergence' at 18:00 GMT. Thanks go out to Kathryn Hughes for this!

-In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing Voyager's 'Die Kooperative' at 15:00 CET.

-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Where Silence Has Lease'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

-In Austria, ORF will be showing DS9's 'Die Wahl des Kai'at 15:40 CET. Thanks go out to Totikus for this!

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

What do you think about the Birth of the Federation / 29th Century Villain Series V idea?
Bad 41.3% - (190 Votes)
Great, if you leave out the time traveller from the 29th Century. 24.3% - (112 Votes)
Great! 17.3% - (80 Votes)
Haven't decided yet 16.7% - (77 Votes)

Total Votes: 460

It seems clear that most of the fans at least hate the 29th Century villain idea - personally I would love to see a 'Birth of the Federation' series, but I'm also not that enthusiastic about the time travel plot. Of course, Series V is still being developed, so Berman & Braga might still change all this.

Anyway, please also participate in our new poll, asking if you've ever read any of Peter David's 'New Frontier' novels.

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 50th birthday of William Sadler, who appeared several times on Deep Space Nine as Director Sloan of Section 31. Currently he's starring in 'Roswell', the SF series co-produced by Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker).

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