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By Christian
March 18, 2001 - 5:34 PM

Hello World!

I've been really re-discovering Deep Space Nine since one of the local stations here started showing daily reruns of the series. During its original run, DS9 never really had a firm place on Dutch television, and of course the scheduling problems of the BBC are well-known. The seventh season was never even shown here, while the first several seasons were repeated for what seemed like at least a dozen times - and even though I consider DS9 to be the best Trek show ever produced, even for me that was a little bit too much. I could of course have bought the video tapes of DS9's 7th season, but after already knowing pretty much everything that happened in those episodes (I started doing TrekToday around the same time) I wasn't so highly motivated to do that either.

But after almost not seeing any DS9 episodes for two years, I find that watching the series is again as enjoyable as it used to be, and over the past weeks I haven't missed many episodes. The station here is halfway through the fifth season now, so hopefully in late April I'll finally get to see the seventh season as well. The timing is great, as right after the first set of reruns ends here, Pocket Books will be publishing its DS9 Relaunch novels. It's really never been so good a time to be a Dutch DS9 fan!

Trek BBS Today

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

-If Voyager gets back, do you think any of the Voyager crew will be tried for their involvement with the Maquis?

-What did you think about 'Free Enterprise'?

-And in the Science Fiction & Fantasy forum: Are there any Charmed fans here?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines that appeared on TrekToday on Thursday the 18th of March, 1999:

  • Activision Developing More Trek Games - First mention was made of 'Star Trek: Armada', which of course turned out to be Activision's successful real-time strategy game.

  • DS9 Finale Title Not Certain Yet - More rumours appeared on the DS9 finale, which would end up being titled 'What You Leave Behind'. After a day earlier a site claimed the show would be called 'Fin de Siècle', another site said it would be called 'Eleventh Hour'. Meanwhile, on Usenet Voyager's Senior Illustrator Rick Sternbach said, "I don't know where that title came from, but it sure isn't on my copy of the script."

  • New Trek Trade Book Schedule - Marco Palmieri, at the time Associate Trade Book at Pocket Books, made the first announcement of 'New Worlds, New Civilizations': "[It's] the 1999 coffee-table book Margaret and I are co-editing. Think of it as National Geographic for the 24th century. It's written by Andre Bormanis, with loads of all-new painted and CG artwork by a number of artists."
More headlines from that day can be found in our March 1999 archives!

Happy Birthday!

Today is the birthday of J.G. Hertzler, who is best-known to Star Trek fans for his recurring role as Martok on 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'. He has also appeared in Voyager's 'Tsunkatse' as the Hirogen Hunter, and in the DS9 pilot as the Vulcan Captain of Sisko's ship.

Today is also the 51st birthday of Brad Dourif, who appeared in Voyager's 'Meld' and 'Basics' as the Betazoid Lon Suder.

Today's Television Listings

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'By Any Other Name' at 10:00am Eastern Time and TNG's 'Thine Own Self' at 11:00am.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing three TNG episodes, beginning at 14:00 GMT with the superb 'Yesterday's Enterprise', continuing at 15:00 with 'The Offspring' and ending at 16:00 with 'Sins of the Father'. At 18:30, BBC Two will be showing the Original Series' 'Friday's Child'. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing the Original Series' 'Devil in the Dark' at 10:00am. 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' 'Plato's Stepchildren' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'The Omega Glory' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Masks' at 12:00pm, 'The Omega Glory' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Chrysalis' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Eye of the Needle' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'For The Cause' at 17:00 and at 23:30. At 20:00, they will be showing the new Voyager episode 'Critical Care'. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'The Begotten' at 17:10 CET, and Voyager's 'Cathexis' at 18:35. Thanks go out to for this!

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