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By Christian
June 28, 2000 - 8:17 PM

Hello World!

One tip: if you're on a diet, do not eat Sudanese food. One of my neighbours is from Sudan, and he had invited to cook for me and a few other friends today. This isn't the first time he has done so, and in the past I've already eaten things such as 'grazza' (extremely thick pancakes), but what we had today really made that pale in comparison. He'd told us we'd start out with chicken soup, but all we saw was a big pan filled with meat, and so it came to be that for the first time in my life I had a chicken soup which actually included one chicken per person. After that came a sugared rice special, which was apparently cooked for three hours in milk and at least a kilo sugar, so after two spoons and with that chicken helping I was completely filled up. Unfortunately 'no, thanks' in Sudan seems to mean 'Yes, I'm starving' so I was in for another round. I've actually already bought some snacks for the football match tomorrow, but in all likelihood I'll still be working on digesting today's diner.

Trek BBS Today

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

-Would you ever wear a Starfleet uniform in public?

-What do you think about Benjamin Sisko ending up as the least favourite Captain of the 4 television series in TrekToday's recent poll?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Today On TV

-At 9:00pm, UPN will be repeating Voyager's 'Spirit Folk'. Here's how UPN describes the episode:

Captain Janeway re-visits idyllic Fair Haven, a charming holographic Irish town created by Paris as a fantasy diversion for the crew. But, when the superstitious locals spy the "black magic" wrought by their visitors, they prepare to defend themselves.

-In the United States, the Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Seriesepisode 'The Omega Glory'at 2:00pm Eastern Time.

-In Canada, Space! will be showingDS9's 'The Reckoning' at 4:00am Eastern Time, the Original Series' 'The City On The Edge Of Forever' at 10:00am and at 4:00pm, and DS9's 'The Valiant' at 10:00pm.

-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showingTNG's 'Future Imperfect'at 18:05 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Who's your favourite Captain?
Jean-Luc Picard 30.5% - (420 Votes)
Kathryn Janeway 24.8% - (342 Votes)
James T. Kirk 20.3% - (280 Votes)
Benjamin Sisko 18.9% - (261 Votes)
Mackenzie Calhoun 3.4% - (48 Votes)
Hikaru Sulu 1.7% - (24 Votes)

Total Votes: 1375

How ironic to see a poll I started purely out of lack of inspiration become one of the most popular polls ever. Some interesting results, too - the sudden surge in Janeway votes is surprising, considering she was trailing the pack most of the time, but apparently she's also got many fans.

Of course, after the success of this poll I thought we might as well continue the series, so the new poll is asking you who your favourite first officer is:

Happy Birthday!

Today is the 46th birthday of Alice Krige, who appeared in 'Star Trek: First Contact' as the Borg Queen.

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