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By Lisa
August 28, 2001 - 8:18 PM

Hello World!

After going to see 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' at the cinema, I have come to one sad, yet inevitable conclusion. I need a Playstation 2.

I love the final fantasy games. They're like nothing else; existing somewhere between a film, a book and a game. Final Fantasy IX came out for Playstation here in Europe in February. It's going to be the last Playstation FF game. And, if the release schedule over at Square Europe is to be believed (and it may not, I'm not even sure if Square Europe still exists) it will have been the last game by the makers of the games and the new movie on the system. Bear in mind that us European gamers don't have all the fine releases you lucky Americans have, like Xeongears, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, Final Fantasy Chronicles the Lunar games, Tales of Destiny and many many more. And no, importing isn't an option for me, as my knackered old telly doesn't accept an NTSC signal.

So what is a girl to do? Get one of the new systems that this company is developing for now, of course, There is one slight problem with this.

When I bought my faithful Playstation, it was somewhere in the region of a hundred quid. A Playstation 2 however, is more like three hundred. £270 to be exact. You have to admit, that's rather a lot of cash.

I don't care about the fact that it can play DVDs or blends in with other technological equipment. I don't care about the bells, the whistles or the fact that it can make my coffee in a morning. I just want it to be able to play Final Fantasy X. Being able to play it without bankrupting myself would also be an advantage.

I'll just have to be patient and hope that maybe just maybe, the price will come down eventually. Or that someone I know wins the National Lottery. Or that Christian sees sense and realises that it would be a business expense ("Just think of all the Trek games I could review for you!"). Or keep playing Breath of Fire IV (my latest obsession) on my PSX and attempt to convince myself that it's just as good. *sigh*

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Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most important headlines from TrekToday on Saturday August 28, 1999:

  • If you were Rick Berman for a day...
    ...what would you do? That was the subject of an editorial posted over at Cinescape. Some of the things discussed were to fire all old writers and get some major sci-fi writers to write for the series, while he also talks about what he would do with the next Trek series. Sadly, the full article is no longer available online.

  • Internet Connection Problems
    Today saw the re-emergence of Christian's now legendary computer problems; familiar to all TrekToday readers. I think today must be cursed, because I shall be holding my breath as I hit the submit button on this article. My own net connection is being highly annoying this evening. Plus, two of the sites we usually check for TV listings appear to be down. Apologies to Canadian and German readers. Sigh.

More headlines from that day can be found in our August 1999 archive.

Today's Television Listings

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide the Sci-Fi Channel listings due to a problem with the official Star Trek site.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'Assignment: Earth' at 10:00am, with a repeat at 4:00pm, TNG's 'Descent, Part I' at 12:00pm, DS9's 'The Muse' at 5:00pm, and Voyager's 'Survival Instinct' at 10:00pm.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Silicon Avatar' at 17:00 GMT, with a repeat at 00:45. BBC2 will be showing Voyager's 'Memorial' at 18:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing TNG's 'Der Sammler' ('The Most Toys') at 16:00 CET.

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Extreme Measures' at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing The Original Series's 'Dagger Of The Mind' at 11:30pm. Channel 9 will be showing TNG's 'Suddenly Human' at 11:55pm. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'Catspaw' at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time.

  • In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be whowing the Next Generation episode 'Disaster' at 17:00 GMT. BBC2 will be showing DS9's 'When It Rains...' at 19:45. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'The Dogs of War' at 18:00 ECT. Thanks go out to for this!

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