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By Michelle
March 23, 2007 - 8:38 PM

Hello World!

I'm going to the UK next week, so there won't be any retro reviews the next two weeks. Given that The Next Generation season one is exactly as painful as I remembered, this probably won't be a great loss to anyone. Plus I get to see the first two episodes of the third season of Doctor Who while I'm overseas, and we're going to be in Cardiff, where Torchwood films, so I have plenty of sci-fi fangirling in my immediate future.

I am, however, the only one of my fannish friends going to London this month who is not going specifically to see Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, Jason Isaacs in The Dumb Waiter, or both. Perhaps I am not a serious Harry Potter fan, or perhaps I don't want to risk messing up my mental image of Harry Potter as a young man erotically fixated on horses before Deathly Hallows arrives in July. (Note to Christian: I am not writing any news that Saturday, I'll be reading and avoiding the internet entirely so no one can spoil me.)

I've just finished Andre Aciman's Call Me By Your Name, one of the most extraordinary love stories I've ever read. One of my favorite sentences in the novel, which is packed full of wonderful phrases, is one that I think people here may appreciate: "If I put my foot on the floor and pretend that his is just behind the leg of the table, will that foot, like a starship that has turned on its cloaking device, like a ghost summoned by the living, suddenly materialize from its dimple in space and say, I know you've beckoned. Reach and you'll find me?"

Trek BBS Today

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

-Is Nemesis better upon a later reviewing?

-Which do you prefer, the original or restored Star Trek episodes?

-Ever find yourself quoting Star Trek in your daily life?

Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

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

  • Braga Talks Science Fiction Television
    Enterprise executive producer Brannon Braga said he hoped to keep writing science fiction after the show's cancellation and praised Battlestar Galactica as reimagined by his former writing partner Ronald D. Moore.

  • Nana Visitor To Star In New Michael Piller Series
    Deep Space Nine's Nana Visitor (Kira) signed on for a full season as foster mother and farm owner Jean Ritter on Wildfire, developed by Michael Piller.

  • Shatner Talks Friendship With Trek Actors
    William Shatner (Kirk) described Patrick Stewart (Picard) and Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) as good friends, even though he worked little with the former and not at all with the latter on Star Trek, as well as saying that René Auberjonois (Odo) had become "a real pal" since the two have worked together on Boston Legal. He also called Leonard Nimoy (Spock) his best friend.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Favorite Star Trek love triangle?
Kirk - Spock - McCoy 33.9% - (304 Votes)
Riker - Troi - Worf 14.6% - (131 Votes)
Worf - Ezri - Julian 13.7% - (123 Votes)
Odo - Kira - Shakaar 10% - (90 Votes)
Archer - T'Pol - Tucker 10% - (90 Votes)
Picard - Beverly - Jack Crusher 8.9% - (80 Votes)
Janeway - Chakotay - Seven 8.6% - (77 Votes)

Total Votes: 895

Please vote in our new poll on the rumour that Jennifer Garner could play Spock's love interest in the upcoming 'Star Trek' movie!

Happy Birthday!

Monday, March 26th is the birthday of Leonard Nimoy, the one and only original Spock, while Thursday, March 29th is the birthday of Marina Sirtis, The Next Generation's Deanna Troi.

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