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By Caillan
January 29, 2003 - 9:49 AM

Hello World!

Whilst perusing through The Australian's higher education section today, I came across an article on online degree services which mentioned a site called

Rather amusingly, the site encourages visitors to "avoid phony diplomas and fake degrees. Get a real college degree in 7 days, based on your life and work experience. Three years experience in a field qualifies you for a degree." Hmm...does this mean I'm qualified for a BA in watching Star Trek?

A bachelor's degree costs $425 US, a master's $550 and a doctorate $650. But wait, there's more! You can get a bachelor's degree, plus 8 semesters of transcripts and the "Premier Verification Program" for $525. What is this handy little extra? "One year of telephone access to the Registrar's Office on a toll free number (limited to six calls per month)." This means the sneaky people at Degrees-R-Us will inform potential employers that you really did attend university when they check you out.

Well, I was ready to chuck in the towel and bid a fond farewell to university as a newly minted Ph.D., only to find out Classics isn't included in their fields of study list. Damn;)

Trek BBS Today

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

- Why didn't Spock ever get his own ship?

- What do you think of the French version of 'Star Trek: First Contact'?

- Should the Cardassians be the villains of the next Trek movie?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on January 28 & 29, 2001:

  • UPN Places Mysterious Voyager Billboard
    UPN erected a new billboard outside their Los Angeles headquarters, bearing the logo 'Voyager: The Final Season' and a curtain with the words 'Unveiling Soon.' The mystery was finally solved when it was revealed the curtain hid a picture of the crew.

  • Alexander Siddig Signs On To 'Reign Of Fire'
    Alexander Siddig, best known as Doctor Bashir on Deep Space Nine, was tapped to appear in the upcoming genre film 'Reign of Fire,' directed by former TNG helmer Rob Bowman.

  • William Shatner Replaced As Spokesman
    Priceline hired Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker to be their new spokesperson, replacing William Shatner (James T. Kirk).

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

In DS9, whose death moved you most?
Jadzia Dax 56% - (790 Votes)
Tora Ziyal 14.2% - (201 Votes)
Damar 12% - (170 Votes)
Don't know 4.8% - (69 Votes)
Bareil Antos 3.7% - (53 Votes)
Gowron 2.9% - (42 Votes)
Other 2.9% - (42 Votes)
Dukat 1.9% - (27 Votes)
Winn Adami 1% - (15 Votes)

Total Votes: 1409

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