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By Caillan
April 17, 2003 - 10:35 AM

Hello World!

Earlier this week, I was astonished to find out that jaffle irons apparently don't exist in the US. An Australian soldier serving with the US Marines in Iraq reportedly mystified his comrades when he cooked his sandwiches using a jaffle iron, as they had never seen one before. How do you live?

Jaffle irons are wonderful things, because they have so many uses. All you do is place two pieces of buttered bread inside the jaffle maker, and stuff them with whatever filling you desire. For instance, you can just bung last night's leftover spaghetti bolognese in between two pieces of bread, close the jaffle iron and in a few minutes you'll have a hot snack. My personal favourite is a cheese and tomato toasted sandwich with BBQ sauce. The sauce adds an extra zing to the sandwich, and it tastes great when it's been bubbling away for a while.

This web site lists their many varied ways to make all sorts of wonderful tasty treats.

Trek BBS Today

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

- Now that "Horizon" has aired, grade the episode, discuss movie night or talk about the music!

- Do you like the Star Trek III uniforms?

- Which Andorian gender is Shran?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on April 17 & 18, 2001:

  • Mixed Emotions At The 'Voyager' Wrap Party
    The cast and crew of Star Trek: Voyager recalled their seven years in the Delta Quadrant at the show's wrap party. "The thing that is most unique about Voyager is that there's been a woman at the helm," said executive producer Rick Berman. "I think that makes it very unique. We have a character in Kathryn Janeway and played by Kate Mulgrew so beautifully, that has the nurturing, feminine qualities that she needs to have and at the same time she's a very strong and dedicated leader and I think that we've proved that we could do that."

  • Marjorie Monaghan Out For Series V Role
    Paramount Pictures dismissed Marjorie Monaghan from consideration for the key Enterprise role of T'Pol (then known as T'Pau), leaving only two actresses in the running. Monaghan played Freya in Voyager's "Heroes and Demons" and had a recurring role on Babylon 5.

  • Paramount Renews T'Pau Casting Call
    A second casting call was sent out to find an actress to play Sub-Commander T'Pau, described as "a beautiful, sensual science officer" and Series V's "female lead". While the search continued for Enterprise's science officer, Scott Bakula was still reportedly negotiating to play the latest Trek captain.

More news items can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Who would you trust you life with most?
Doctor McCoy 27.3% - (416 Votes)
The Holodoc 25.7% - (392 Votes)
Doctor Bashir 22.8% - (348 Votes)
Doctor Crusher 18.8% - (287 Votes)
Doctor Phlox 3.2% - (50 Votes)
Doctor Pulaski 1.9% - (29 Votes)

Total Votes: 1522

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks you to rate "Horizon".

Happy Birthday!

April 20 is the 63rd birthday of George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series and the first six feature films. He also reprised the character in Voyager's "Flashback".

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