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By Caillan
March 30, 2003 - 1:22 PM

Hello World!

There are a couple of important announcements to make today, so you will be mercifully spared my usual ramblings. (Smallville is coming back to TV next Saturday!)

First of all, the sad news. After three months of stalwart service, Antony will be leaving the site. I'm sure you'll be as sorry as we are to see him go, but he'll still be contributing to the site from time to time on a casual basis. Antony's been incredibly wonderful to me personally in the past week, helping to nurse my ailing computer back to health and procuring a copy of that 24 episode I forgot to tape, even though I still don't know who Julie Benz is and hate Dark Angel with a passion.

This means we have had to enslave another poor soul to work on the site. Michelle Erica Green, no doubt a familiar name to many of you, has agreed to come on board as a full-time news editor. Michelle is a veteran entertainment writer, having written for publications such as Cinescape Online, Another Universe and SFX, to name but a few. She's also been a regular fixture here at the Trek Nation for two years now, interviewing Trek personalities and reviewing Enterprise episodes and Star Trek books. I'm sure you'll join us in giving her a very warm welcome to the news staff. Feel free to contact her at

Trek BBS Today

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

- Should the Dominion War be the subject of a movie?

- What did you think of The Left Hand of Destiny?

- Is it time for another animated series?

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items on March 30 & 31, 2001:

  • Trek Writers Talk 'Dumbing Down' SciFi
    Several Star Trek writers past and present, including D.C. Fontana, Harlan Ellison and Ronald D. Moore, were featured in a panel entitled "From The Outer Limits to Roswell: Writing the Fantastic for Television" at the Museum of Television & Radio. Here's an excerpt from Ellison's comments on the state of science fiction:

    "They always want to dumb it down. They always want to turn something simple or scientifically accurate into something a little stupid, because they're afraid the audience won't understand. What they mean is that THEY won't understand."

  • Rick Berman On The Big Three
    Talking to Star Trek Monthly, head honcho Rick Berman talked about Trek's three biggest projects: the Voyager finale, Series V and the tenth Trek feature. "Series V is truly where my heart is right now, where my blood and toil have been. We're in pretty much full-gear. We are in prep on it. Brannon and I wrote the script. We've gotten a tremendous amount of positive reinforcement from everyone at Paramount who has read it."

  • New Voyager Finale Character Info
    Star Trek Central revealed the Voyager finale would see Chakotay and Seven of Nine form a romantic relationship. This was the culmination of a mini-arc which began in the episode "Human Error" when Seven fantasised about a relationship with the first officer.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Do you think 'Enterprise' should have more recurring characters?
Yes 82.3% - (568 Votes)
No 10.1% - (70 Votes)
Undecided 7.2% - (50 Votes)

Total Votes: 690

Thanks for voting! Please participate in our new poll, which asks if you're looking forward to the return of the Tellarites.

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