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By Michelle
January 19, 2007 - 11:21 PM

Hello World!

It's finally winter in Washington, DC, sort of. At least, the temperature finally dropped below 32 degrees Farenheit, though only after the daffodils and cherry blossoms started to raise their heads. I hear that things were more insane in London and Utrecht this week, though, not to mention southern California where most of the citrus crop may be lost to frost, so I really can't complain.

I wanted to mention that is having an autograph contest for a photo of Avery Brooks as Captain Benjamin Sisko, and unlike many online contests, it's open to anyone in the world. In other Star Trek news, we didn't run an article about Daniel Craig wanting to be in the new Star Trek movie because we didn't have a single reliable source for the quote (WENN does not count as a reliable source), and I haven't been commenting on the remastered original series episodes because while I agree that it's too bad matte paintings were recycled in the first place when the series was originally produced, I don't want a new Scalos, I want the one I'm used to! I have no problem with CBS digitally remastering the episodes and I'm very happy for everyone who waited for HD-DVDs of the episodes, but I'll take my static-filled full-screen old prints. I've noticed that aluminum foil cave walls are still aluminum foil cave walls, anyway, no matter how much cleanup can be done around them.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Galactica vs. Enterprise E - Who would win??

-Do you find 24 with Alexander Siddig problematic in its portrayal of Muslims?

-Ask Martok!

Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from January 2005:

  • Moonves: Star Trek Might Need A Break
    A two-year break might be the best thing for the Star Trek franchise, said Viacom co-president Leslie Moonves at the winter press tour for CBS and UPN in Hollywood.

  • 'Galactica' Ratings Edge Ahead of 'Enterprise'
    The two-hour Friday night premiere of the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica created by Ron Moore brought in excellent ratings and marginally beat Star Trek: Enterprise.

  • UPN May Expand Coverage Without 'Enterprise'
    UPN considered the addition of two new nights of programming to its schedule to target female and urban audiences, but UPN president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff said that no decision had been made about whether Paramount would keep Enterprise.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

NASA says it wants to revitalize youth interest in space travel. The best way to do that would be...
Put some more men on the moon, or maybe a woman in a hot spacesuit 27.1% - (156 Votes)
Stop losing space shuttles in tragic accidents 23.6% - (136 Votes)
Fake an alien invasion of Earth 16.1% - (93 Votes)
Get William Shatner to do a special from aboard the space station 13.5% - (78 Votes)
'Hey! How about a trip around Uranus?' 9% - (52 Votes)
Hire Scott Bakula to be head counselor at Space Camp 5.3% - (31 Votes)
Publish previous astronaut memoirs about how great it is to have sex in Zero G 5% - (29 Votes)

Total Votes: 575

Please vote in our new poll on Klingons in the White House!

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, January 20th is the birthday of the late DeForest Kelley, who played Dr. McCoy, a.k.a. Bones, on the original Star Trek series.

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