Site ColumnsBy Christian
February 25, 2001 - 6:11 PM
So, is anyone else really excited about the news of Bryan Singer preparing a new 'Battlestar Galactica' TV series? When the Sci-Fi Channel still was available in the Netherlands, that show was practically the only reason for tuning into it, and I still miss it. With 'X-Men' turning out so well, I'm sure Singer will do a great job with 'Battlestar Galactica' as well, and I'll definitely be watching it.
The only thing that is unfortunate is that the new 'Battlestar Galactica' series will probably launch around the same time as the next Star Trek series - I'm not sure if that's the kind of competition I'd want Series V to have, and of course it would be a great embarassment for the Star Trek franchise if BG would be able to lure in more viewers. But of course, for us viewers next season looks to be really interesting - with Series V, 'Battlestar Galactica' and of course Ron Moore's 'Dragonriders of Pern', it looks to be a great year for genre TV.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
-In General Science Fiction & Fantasy: What do you think about the 'Battlestar: Galactica' revival?
-How should you survive your first Star Trek convention?
-If the new series does turn out to be 'Birth of the Federation', exactly when should it be set?
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
On Thursday the 25th of February, 1999, the major headlines of the day were as follows:
- Overnight Ratings 'Disease' - 'Disease', which aired the day before on UPN, achieved a 4.9/7 overnight rating, which was considered to be pretty low for Voyager, and down 2.1 points from the week before. Nowadays, a 4.9 is a relatively high rating.
- 'Trekkies To Be Released Soon' - The makers of the Star Trek Fan Documentary 'Trekkies' announced it would premiere on the 12th of March, and would go into nation-wide release on the 21st of May.
- DS9: Final Chapter Preview - The Daily Sci-Fi, the site now known as IGN Sci-Fi, posted a preview of the upcoming final set of Deep Space Nine episodes, which promised "an end to the Dominion War, a wrap-up for all the storylines, and a couple key deaths. Above all, it looks like we're going to see massive fleet space battles and lots and lots of phasers."
Today's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'A Private Little War' at 10:00am Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Amok Time' at 10:00am Eastern Time and TNG's 'Frame of Mind' at 11:00am.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing three episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. At 13:55 GMT 'Booby Trap' will be shown, at 14:55 'The Enemy' and at 15:50 'The Price'. BBC Two will be showing the Original Series' 'Metamorphosis' at 18:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series' 'Return To Tomorrow' at 5:00pm Eastern Time.
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series' 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' at 10:00am Eastern Time, TNG's 'Suspicions' at 12:00pm, 'Who Mourns For Adonais?' again at 4:00pm, DS9's 'A Change Of Heart' at 5:00pm and Voyager's 'Ashes to Ashes' at 10:00pm.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky Premier 3 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 11:45 and at 18:00 GMT. Sky One will be showing DS9's 'The Way of the Warrior' at 17:00 and at 23:30, and the new Voyager episode 'Imperfection' at 20:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In the Netherlands, Veronica will be showing DS9's 'To The Death' at 17:20 CET, while Net5 will be showing TNG's 'Unnatural Selection' at 18:10. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!