Site ColumnsBy Caillan
June 30, 2001 - 1:54 PM
It certainly looks like there'll be another science fiction show with great potential next year, with the announcement of a telefilm based on the 70s series Battlestar Galactica.
I've never seen the original, but the talent behind the project seem determined to make a series that'll appeal to fans of the original show, and also draw in new ones. Sounds just like the challenge when The Next Generation was created, and hopefully it'll be just as successful.
Trek BBS Today
Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:
- What do you think of Brannon Braga's writing style?
- What did you think of Section 31: Shadow?
- In Science Fiction and Fantasy: Discuss the latest Farscape episode, Losing Time.
More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!
Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major headlines on June 30th, 1999:
- 'Starfleet Academy' Rumour Reappears
An article appeared at Mr. Showbiz stating that the next Star Trek series would be based on a 'Starfleet Academy' premise. "Tongue-in-cheeky insiders are referring to the new Trek project, allegedly a kind of Top Gun plot revolving around the Starfleet Academy, as — take your pick — Buffy, the Starfleet Officer; Ten Things I Hate About Klingons; or Dawson's Trek," wrote Jeffrey Wells. "The official working title, I'm told, is Star Trek: Flight Academy." Of course, we now know that the next series will be set before the founding of the Federation.
- Even More "Vulcan's Heart"
An interview was posted at E!Online with Pocket Books editor John Ordover, which mentioned the Spock/Saavik marriage to be featured in the novel 'Vulcan's Heart.' "Ordover explains that what humans think of as a wedding, Vulcans think of as a betrothal," the article said. "Hence, the participants aren't giddy with honeymoon plans because they're not going to, um, consummate the relationship until they're both officially mad with pon farr--that crazy Vulcan mating thing."
Happy Birthday to Jeri Taylor, co-creator and Executive Producer of Star Trek: Voyager and Executive Producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation!
Today's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing the Original Series episode 'The Way to Eden' at 10:00 a.m Eastern time. The Next Generation's 'Nth Degree' will be shown at 11:00 a.m. DS9's 'Abandoned' is at 12:00 p.m and Voyager's 'Mortal Coil' will be shown at 1:00 p.m.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Deep Space Nine's 'You Are Cordially Invited' at 14:00 GMT, followed by 'Resurrection' at 15:00. Voyager's 'Phage' at 16:00 followed by 'The Cloud' at 17:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
- In Germany, Sat.1 will be showing the Original Series episode 'Portal in die Vergangenheit' at 14:00 ECT and Voyager's 'Relativity' at 15:00.
- In the Netherlands, net5 will be showing 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' at 20:00 ECT. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Tomorrow's Television Listings
- In Canada, Space! will be showing The Original Series's 'The Cloud Minders' at 10:00am Eastern Time and TNG's 'QPid' at 11:00am.
- In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing TNG's 'Unification' at 14:00 GMT, TNG's 'A Matter Of Time' at 15:00, and TNG's 'New Ground' at 16:00. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!