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By Christian
November 23, 2000 - 11:54 AM

Hello World!

I really need to buy myself a new CD player. For the past year or so, I almost exclusively played music CDs on my laptop, but perhaps it would be a good idea to get a real player for when I'm working on the site as well, as the laptop player appears to be absolutely destructive for all my CDS. I'd already noticed that some discs simply refused to play on the laptop - they'd start spinning around, locking up every five seconds, and generally making more noise than a chainsaw. And then I'm talking about the CDs, not the actual music on them, thank you very much.

Anyway, as long as this only occurred with a couple of CDs, I could live with it - I'd just play them whenever I wasn't working here, and there were enough other CDs left. However, a couple of weeks ago I noticed to my chagrin that one of my favourite CDs (Sarah McLachlan's 'Surfacing') now also refused to play, and when I opened the tray to get it out the CD came out in two parts! I was hoping this was an isolated incident, but this morning the laptop even began to stutter when I inserted my absolute favourite CD (Roxette's 'Crash! Boom! Bang'), so now the need for a real player for here has gotten really urgent. I'll just have to restrict myself to my small MP3 collection of favourite songs and the radio - hopefully if that leads to me buying less CDs over the coming months I'll also actually be able to afford a new player.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Now that 'Nightingale' has aired, read da Woim's review, vector_matrix's review, Admiral Leyton's comments and RoJoHen's review. In addition, there are at least half a dozen more threads on the episode in the Voyager forum.

-Who is the smartest character on Trek?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today On TV

-In Canada, Space! will be showingVoyager's 'The Gift' at 4:00am Eastern Time, DS9's 'The Way Of The Warrior, Part One' at 5:00am, the Original Series' 'The Menagerie, Part Two' at 10:00am, TNG's 'The Bonding' at 12:00pm, again 'The Menagerie, Part Two' at 4:00pm, DS9's 'The Way Of The Warrior, Part Two' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Day Of Honour' at 10:00pm. According to unconfirmed rumours, they'll also be airing a couple of minutes of non-Trek programming today.

-In the United Kingdom,Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'The Disease' at 17:00 GMT.Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showingTNG's 'Starship Mine'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Who's the ideal match for Seven?
Harry Kim 32.2% - (989 Votes)
Janeway 32.1% - (986 Votes)
The Doctor 17.7% - (546 Votes)
No-one 6.4% - (197 Votes)
B'Elanna Torres 3.6% - (111 Votes)
Axum 1.9% - (61 Votes)
Tom Paris 1.7% - (54 Votes)
Other 1.6% - (50 Votes)
Tuvok 1.4% - (45 Votes)
Chakotay 0.9% - (29 Votes)

Total Votes: 3069

And as usual, one of the relationship polls manages to get more votes than any two other polls combined. Hopefully the people at Paramount won't see these results, as otherwise they'd probably radically change their mind about Series V and turn it into 'As The Dyson Sphere Turns' or something similar.

In our new poll, you're asked what you thought about yesterday's new Voyager episode, 'Nightingale':

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