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By Michelle
April 16, 2006 - 10:25 PM

Hello World!

Sorry to be late with this column; with Passover and Easter falling during the same week, and my kids having spring break from school, it's been a busy few days. Unfortunately we did not spend this spring break in England like we did last year, but we did visit with out of town friends, have a seder with both sets of grandparents and visit our niece, who was visiting my in-laws in Pennsylvania. We also went to the home opening game of the Nationals (which they lost to the Mets, but it was a gorgeous afternoon for baseball), to the Du Pont estates Winterthur and Longwood Gardens on the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, to Gettysburg National Battlefield and to Hanover Shoe Farms, where the mares are having foals all this month so we got to see colts less than 24 hours old.

I am utterly in love with the new Doctor Who, though I only saw a few Tom Baker installments and remain ignorant of the long history of the series. The first few episodes of the new series were entertaining though not what I'd label great science fiction, but "Dalek" is an astonishing hour of television and I am loving the characters - the Doctor, to be sure, but it's really Rose and the other women who have me completely sold on the show. None of them are caricature ideal heroines, they're all very real and make bad decisions sometimes, but they're also tough and smart and they look out for one another. I don't think I've been this happy with a female character since Deep Space Nine and Kira.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Did Janeway make the right call in "Drone"?

-Help write a Battlestar Galactica pitch before it dissolves into total insanity!

-Are you following The West Wing's tragic election day?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

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

  • 'Trekkies 2' Gets Paramount Premiere
    The follow-up to executive producer Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar)'s documentary Trekkies premiered at the Paramount Theater for cast and crew members, including Star Trek stars like Dominic Keating.

  • Blalock's T'Pol Wins Spacey Award
    For the second year in a row, Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) won a Spacey Award, though her triumph came in a category with a somewhat more dignified title. She was cited for playing the Most Popular Female Character, whereas the previous year her award was for "Female Hottie" instead.

  • First Images Of Original Series DVD Sets
    After a long wait for complete season sets of the original Star Trek on DVD, the first pictures of the packaging for the boxed sets appeared, revealing a tricorder-shaped box opening along a center seam.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Okay, so Star Trek doesn't need a rest! The next production should be:
A miniseries spanning enough of the timeline to use more than one show's cast. 31.3% - (398 Votes)
A new TV show on the new CW network or on cable, where ratings expectations are lower. 24.3% - (309 Votes)
Kirk: The Return! Because everything Shatner touches this year turns to gold, even kidney stones. 17.9% - (228 Votes)
A new movie! Patrick Stewart says he's up for it if the money, err, script is right. 15% - (191 Votes)
Direct to DVD! Everyone's doing it! 10.3% - (132 Votes)

Total Votes: 1270

Please vote in our new poll on Star Trek graphic novels!

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, April 20th is the birthday of George Takei, the original series' Sulu.

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