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By Christian
March 20, 2001 - 2:18 PM

Hello World!

I came to the shocking realisation yesterday that I've turned into a movie snob. With a few friends, I'd gone to see 'Chocolat', which like the book I really liked. After the film, I was talking with a friend about how I thought it was difficult to determine which film should win the 'Best Picture' Oscar. He said that for him it was a very easy choice, and so I asked him which one he would like to see win, wondering what he would choose. 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' maybe? Or 'Traffic'? But no - he said 'Gladiator'.

That quickly killed the conversation, and we cycled back home in silence, but after thinking about it it did make me realise how elitist my thinking has become over the past years, after faithfully reading all the established reviewers' opinions on new films. 'Gladiator' is of course exactly one of those films that often ends up winning the Oscar, and I also really enjoyed it when I first saw it. Maybe it would be a good thing if I finally stopped reading reviews and just start seeing the movies for what they are again...

Trek BBS Today

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

-Would Lindsay Wagner have made a better Captain Janeway than Kate Mulgrew?

-Is 'Moby Dick' the most quoted book in Star Trek?

-And in the Science Fiction & Fantasy forum: What do you think about 'Dark Angel'?

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 Saturday the 20th of March, 1999:

  • Voyager To Shorten In Syndication - While the big controversy at the time was that several minutes were being cut out of regular Voyager episodes by UPN, on this day it turned out the same thing would be happening with the Voyager syndication repeats. The episodes were going to be cut back from 46 to 44 minutes.

  • The Flagship Launches Trek X Info Site - Trek movie fan site the Flagship launched its Star Trek X section, which at the time didn't contain much info yet. Today, the Flagship still continues to report Trek movie news.

  • Stewart Hopes For Fellow Brits - A day earlier, it had been reported that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) would be one of the presenters at the 1999 Oscar ceremonies. In a new report, he said that he hoped the Oscar recipients would include fellow British actors Ian McKellen (for 'Gods and Monsters') and Judi Dench ('Shakespeare in Love'). "My wish is that I see both of them up there on the stage," he said.
More news from that day can be found in our March 1999 archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of our recent Animated Series poll:

Would you like to see a video/DVD release of 'Star Trek: The Animated Series'?
Yes 49.4% - (998 Votes)
No 25.1% - (507 Votes)
What's the Animated Series? 14.6% - (295 Votes)
Maybe 10.8% - (219 Votes)

Total Votes: 2019

,And below are the results of the recent poll about Scott Bakula:

Would Scott Bakula be a good choice for the Series V main role?
Yes, certainly! 54% - (1258 Votes)
Maybe 26.2% - (610 Votes)
No, not at all. 11.9% - (278 Votes)
Scott Who? 7.7% - (180 Votes)

Total Votes: 2326

In the new poll, you're asked if you think 'Enterprise' would be a good name for the next series: ,

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 53rd birthday of John De Lancie, who is best known for his recurring role as Q on all three modern Star Trek series, as well as video games such as 'Star Trek: Borg' and 'Star Trek: The Game Show', and the now-discontinued Star Trek World Tour.

Today's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be having a marathon screening of original series episodes, from 11am through to 6pm EST. For full listings, follow this link.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Eye of the Needle' at 4am, DS9's 'Chrysalis' at 5am, TOS's 'The Ultimate Computer' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'Eye of the Beholder' at 12pm, DS9's 'Treachery, Faith and the Great River' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' at 10pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will show DS9's 'To the Death' at 17:00 (repeat at 00:10), while BBC2 will show Voyager's 'Tuvix' at 18:50 Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'For the Uniform' at 17:50 while NET5 will screen Voyager's 'Faces' at 18:35. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, Channel 9 will be showing DS9's 'Statistical Probabilities' at 11pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • At 9:00pm (8:00pm Central), UPN will be repeating Voyager's 'Critical Care'. Here's how the network describes the episode:

    'Critical Care' - copyright Paramount Pictures, courtesy The Doctor is hijacked to a planet where critical medical treatment is dispensed by social rank and a patient's importance to the colony, leaving many in desperate need. The Doctor's techniques and knowledge are crucial to this alien society, but the kidnappers didn't plan on Voyager's tenacious search and rescue, nor the Doctor's inventiveness in deceiving the authoritarian rule.

    Thanks go out to MediaTrek for the above image, which is of course copyrighted by Paramount.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Empath' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Ex Post Facto' at 4:00am Eastern Time, DS9's 'Treachery, Faith and the Great River' at 5:00am, the Original Series' 'Bread and Circuses' at 10:00am, TNG's 'Genesis' at 12:00pm, 'Bread and Circuses' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'Once More Into The Breach' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Emanations' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky Premier 3 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 9:10 and at 16:05 GMT, while Sky Cinema 1 will be showing 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' at 13:50 and at 20:00. At 17:00, Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Quickening', and at 18:45, BBC Two will be showing DS9's 'Chrysalis'. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'In Purgatory's Shadow' at 17:15 CET, while Net5 will be showing Voyager's 'Jetrel' at 18:40. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, the 9 Network will be showing Voyager's 'Once Upon A Time' at 11:00pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

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