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By Christian
November 25, 2000 - 8:40 PM

Hello World!

Whichever bright spirit decided to locate one of the Netherlands' most popular convention centers right next to Utrecht Central Station should have been banned forever from city planning. This weekend, Utrecht is home to the 'Holland Computer Days', an annual event attracting every single Dutch male in need of new (or used) computer components. Every year, this results in blocking all the roads to and from Utrecht with traffic, as well as the station itself, which unfortunately also serves as the main connection point of the entire Dutch railway system. This year I couldn't avoid leaving the city during the weekend, and I can tell you it was a true madhouse - I couldn't even get into the first train that departed, completely filled up with people as it was. At least there wasn't also a football match today - the stadium is located one bus stop away, so then I'd really have been underway for half the day.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Which current SF writer would you like to see pen a Trek episode?

-Can a Starfleet Academy concept work?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today On TV

-In Canada, Space! will be showingVoyager's 'Nemesis' at 4:00am Eastern Time, DS9's 'The Visitor' an hour later, the Original Series' 'The Squire of Gothos' at 10:00am, DS9's 'The Visitor' again at 12:00pm and Voyager's 'Nemesis' at 1:00pm again.

-In the United Kingdom,BBC Two will be showing the Original Series' 'A Taste of Armageddon' at 16:10 GMT.Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

-Here in The Netherlands, RTL 5 will be showingDS9's 'Sons and Daughters'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

How would you grade 'Nightingale'?
7-8 31.2% - (174 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 21.1% - (118 Votes)
9-10 19.2% - (107 Votes)
5-6 17.4% - (97 Votes)
3-4 5.5% - (31 Votes)
1-2 3.4% - (19 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 1.9% - (11 Votes)

Total Votes: 557

Thanks for voting! The new poll wonders how many television shows you follow, including of course Star Trek:

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 80th birthday of Ricardo Montalban, who is best-known among Trek fans for his role as Khan in both the Original Series episode 'Space Seed' and in the film 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan'. It would also have been the 74th birthday of Jeffrey Hunter (Captain Christopher Pike), had he not passed away far too early on the 27th of May, 1969, before even the original run of Star Trek ended.

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