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By Caillan
September 26, 2004 - 8:58 AM

Hello World!

Regular readers may recall my joy back in July at being able to call Gilmore Girls the Emmy-nominated Gilmore Girls after the series scored a Best Make-up (Non-Prosthetic) nod for "The Festival of Living Art". I am pleased to report that the show won the category, and henceforth will be referred to as the Emmy Award-winning Gilmore Girls. (Not that the award will make Channel 9 show the rest of season four any sooner).

The primetime Emmy results were a mixed bag for me. I was happy to see Kelsey Grammar and David Hyde Pierce take home farewell Emmys for Frasier's last season (which we haven't seen in Australia yet, see above comments regarding Channel 9). On the flip side, there was disappointment not to see Anthony La Paglia win for Without a Trace, especially since he submitted one of the show's best episodes, "Copycat", for consideration. (Being a crime show, and thus worth airing regularly in the eyes of Channel 9, we are actually getting season two at the moment. However, like CSI, Without a Trace is too popular, and thus the first-run episodes are broken up with countless repeats.)

Many of the wins left me cold, since I don't watch the shows (ie: The Sopranos, Sex and the City), or haven't been able to see them yet (as in the case of Arrested Development). I wasn't as upset as you might expect about The West Wing not winning Best Drama Series for the fifth year running -- it was probably time for another show to take home the prize, not to mention the fact that I haven't even seen season five yet. Why? All together now: Channel Nine.

Trek BBS Today

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

- Could the Borg assimilate Tribbles?

- How would you rate Bryan Fuller's contributions to Voyager?

- Trace the development of Kira's hairstyles!

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items in late September, 2002.

  • 4.87 Million Watch 'Enterprise' Premiere
    The debut of Enterprise's sophomore season attracted 4.87 million viewers, a significant drop from the first season, when the series had an average viewership of over 5 million per episode. Enterprise's new lead-out show, The Twilight Zone, had a strong debut in the 9 p.m. timeslot, retaining 94% of viewers from the Star Trek series. The anthology show's ratings success was short-lived, however, and it only lasted one season.

  • Braga Offers Romulan Reassurance
    With the first Enterprise appearance of the Romulans looming in the upcoming "Minefield", executive producer Brannon Braga said the episode would not violate continuity. "We see their cool ships, but we never see the Romulans," he said. "I think it's cool that on 'Nemesis' you can see the Romulans of Picard's time, and at the same time you're seeing the early encounters with them on 'Enterprise'; there's great synergy there."

  • Official 'Nemesis' Cast Photographs Online
    Convention organiser Creation Entertainment released the first official photos from Star Trek Nemesis. The pictures included images of Shinzon, played by Tom Hardy, and Kate Mulgrew wearing the Admiral's uniform for the first time as the newly-promoted Kathryn Janeway.

More news can be found in the September 2002 archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Are you going to buy the Star Wars trilogy on DVD?
Absolutely - been waiting for years! 45.2% - (531 Votes)
No. 'Star Wars' isn't 'Star Trek' after all. 31.5% - (370 Votes)
Maybe after Episode III, if it doesn't suck. 13.3% - (157 Votes)
I'm holding out for the original versions of the films, not these special editions. 9.8% - (115 Votes)

Total Votes: 1173

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks whether your opinion on the characterisation of T'Pol in Enterprise's third season.

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, September 23, was the 47th birthday of Rosalind Chao, who played the recurring role of Keiko O'Brien on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.

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