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By Caillan
April 20, 2003 - 7:55 AM

Hello World!

A few completely unrelated points today:

  • I had one of those "You know you're a Classics student when" moments the other day. Cinescape reported that writers had been hired to pen the upcoming Elektra film, and I immediately thought they were referring to the play by Sophocles. Alas, they weren't, but at least the film has Jennifer Garner.

  • Thank-you for your emails on the jaffle iron question. I am now confident that the US has not in fact been deprived of this wonderful electrical appliance.

  • Gilmore Girls is finally returning to Australian screens on Tuesday nights. Not only is this my "day of hell" when I don't get home to nearly 8 p.m. courtesy of a Greek history lecture, it also happens to be the night of CSI and The West Wing. Oh well, I guess that's what they invented VCRs for.

    I hope you all have a Happy Easter and don't eat too much chocolate. I certainly have.

    Trek BBS Today

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

    - Which series will be remembered most?

    - Did you see Trek fans on the Jamie Kennedy Xperiment?

    - Which TNG alternate universe is your favourite?

    More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

    Trek Two Years Ago

    These were some of the major news items in mid-April, 2001:

    • Extensive 'Enterprise' Pilot Script Review
      TrekToday posted a review of the script for the Series V premiere, "Broken Bow". The anonymous reviewer wrote that "Enterprise could have a crack at being the best Star Trek series to date".

    • Designer Drexler Onboard For Series V
      The official site announced that Oscar-winner Doug Drexler would be joining Series V as an illustrator. Drexler previously worked in the art department on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.

    • McNeill Reveals Favourite Voyager Is 'Threshold'
      Robert Duncan McNeill sent shockwaves through Voyager fandom when he announced his favourite Voyager episode is "Threshold". "I really like 'Threshold', the Warp Ten episode where I turn into a lizard," he said. "Yeah, I got to play the Elephant man, or Frankenstein in that one. I just saw a picture the other day that showed the moment when my tongue falls out. It was just so much fun to play this disgusting, wonderful transformation.

    More news can be found in the archives.

    Poll Results

    Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

    How would you rate 'Horizon'?
    7-8 31.1% - (214 Votes)
    9-10 27.1% - (187 Votes)
    5-6 15.5% - (107 Votes)
    Wasn't able to see it 14.8% - (102 Votes)
    Didn't want to see it 4.2% - (29 Votes)
    3-4 4.2% - (29 Votes)
    1-2 2.9% - (20 Votes)

    Total Votes: 688

    Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, in which we ask you to cast your minds back to "Judgment" to cover up for our incompetence.

    Happy Birthday!

    Today 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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