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By Lisa
November 29, 2001 - 8:10 PM

Hello World!

It's always nice to see the movie of a really good book, or read the book that inspired a movie. But right now, I'm reading a book that inspired one of my favourite computer games.

'Shui Hu Zhuan' is a Chinese classic that involves 108 stars and spirits being losed on the earth and gathering together to form a great power. I first ran into its computer game incarnation as 'Suikoden' on the Playstation, and later snapped up its sequel, 'Suikoden II.' After a bit of research I tracked down an English translation of the book that inspired the games. It was another matter altogether finding a copy in England.

Now I've got myself a copy of 'Outlaws of the Marsh' and its a great read. I can see now where the games got their epic storyline and feeling of depth. The third game in the series is due out in February next year for Playstaion 2 in Japan. I really hope a European release follows soon afterwards. Fat chance, but I can hope, right?

More information about the Suikoden games and the book can be found at Suikosource.

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  • TNN will be showing TNG's 'The Dauphin' at 8:00pm, and TNG's 'Yesterday's Enterprise' at 11:30pm.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series's 'Errand of Mercy' at 6:00pm, and 'Court Martial' at 10:00pm.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series's 'Wolf In The Fold' at 10:00am Eastern Time, with a repeat at 2:00pm, TNG's 'Pen Pals' at 3:00pm, DS9's 'It's Only A Paper Moon' at 4:00pm and Voyager's 'Human Error' at 5:00pm.

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

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will be showing DS9's 'Profit And Loss' at 18:00 CET, while NET5 will be showing Voyager's 'The Thaw' at 18:30. Thanks go out to for this!

  • In Australia, TV1 will be showing DS9's 'The Sound of Her Voice' at 02:00. Thanks go out to the Australian Babylon 5 & Star Trek air schedule.

Tomorrow's Television Listings

  • TNN will be showing will be showing the Next Generation episodes 'Contagion' at 8:00 p.m, 'Birthright (part 1 of 2)' at 9:00 p.m, 'Birthright (part 2 of 2)' at 10:00 p.m, and 'The Offspring' at 11:00 p.m, eastern time.

  • The Sci-Fi Channel will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Alternative Factor' at 6:00 p.m eastern time.

  • In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode ' The Trouble With Tribbles' at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m eastern time, followed by TNG's 'Q Who?' at 3:00 p.m, DS9's 'Prodigal Daughter' at 4:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Q2' at 5:00 p.m.

  • In the United Kingdom, E4 will show the Original Series episode 'The Menagerie' at 14:00 and 18:00 GMT. Sky One will show the Next Generation's 'Pre-emptive Strike' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!

  • In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the movie 'Star Trek: First Contact' at 20:15 ECT.

  • In the Netherlands, RTL5 will show DS9's 'Blood Oath' at 18:00 ECT, while NET5 will show Voyager's 'Tuvix' at 18:30. Thanks go out to for this!

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