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By Michelle
April 27, 2006 - 11:25 PM

Hello World!

Last week at this time, the news had just broken that J.J. Abrams would be producing, directing and writing Star Trek XI - an announcement fans had been waiting for ever since Nemesis. As the week progressed, however, there were rumours about the news and even about the rumours. Personally, I'd love a Starfleet Academy movie set in Kirk and Spock's era, though I know there are fans plugging for something that could incorporate some of the next generation of crews or that could start off with Archer passing the torch. I'm just glad it sounds like there is progress.

Today I drove myself crazy looking for my missing US National Parks pass, which I need tomorrow to take out-of-town guests to Great Falls National Park tomorrow. We all spent two hours going through every pile of papers in and around every desk and table in the house, plus between the pages of books on parks in the basement and in obscure places like beneath computer monitors and in the laundry. Then tonight we decided to test the new portable DVD player we had bought for our long driving trip this summer, which required that we lift the collapsible table between the front seats in the van that we never lift. Lo and behold, there was the park pass.

Trek BBS Today

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

-If YOU were writing Trek XI, what would it be about and who would it include?

-When exactly did the Romulan Wars take place?

-Latecomers to Firefly and Serenity unite!

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from April 2004:

  • UPN Scores With Young Women
    As the networks prepared for spring up-front presentations to advertisers, Enterprise's home network, buoyed by America's Next Top Model, showed significant gains among female viewers.

  • Montalban To Be Honoured At Theatre Gala
    A historic Los Angeles theatre was renamed in honour of the man who played one of Star Trek's enduring villains, the titular character of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as Ricardo Montalban was feted at an opening night gala.

  • Trek Actors to Reprise 'Stargate' Roles
    Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) and Robert Picardo (The Doctor) were both reported to be on the schedule to reprise their roles on Stargate SG-1. "That old technobabble brain of mine is still functioning," Picardo said.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

J.J. Abrams to direct prequel movie!
YAAAAAY! 38% - (610 Votes)
Rats, this means there won't be any next generation actors involved. 18% - (290 Votes)
NOOOOOO! 13.8% - (222 Votes)
Just give me even ten seconds of Shatner and I'll be happy. 12.3% - (199 Votes)
Whoo, I hope T'Pol is still around in Kirk's youth! 8.6% - (139 Votes)
Thrilled about a new movie, but Abrams? Oh dear. 8.4% - (136 Votes)

Total Votes: 1605

Please vote in our new poll, now that J.J. Abrams has refused to confirm story rumours about the upcoming eleventh Star Trek film, on what you'd rather see.

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, April 29th is the birthday of Kate Mulgrew, Voyager's Captain Kathryn Janeway.

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