Site Columns

By Christian
September 30, 2004 - 8:03 AM

Hello World!

It's the first time in months that I'm writing the Site Columns, and you can probably guess what that means: I have new TrekToday people to announce!

After writing Trek and CSI news stories for the past half year, Kristine will be leaving the news writing staff so she can focus purely on her CSI episode reviews at CSI Files. CSI airs three times a week, so fans of Kristine's writing will still have more than enough opportunities to read her work at our sister site.

As if having both a Kristine and a Christian on staff wasn't confusing enough yet, the new TrekToday and CSI Files news writer that will be replacing Kristine is Chris Wales, also known to Trek BBS members as Misc mod 'Mogh'. Over here on TrekToday, he'll be posting under his full name, and you can reach him at We're very happy that Chris agreed to join the news writing staff, and hope he'll be here for a long time to come.

Meanwhile, over at the Trek BBS there's also a staff change we need to announce. After running the board for an incredibly long amount of time, Lisa decided to retire from the site to focus on other aspects of her life. As of yesterday, the new point woman for the Trek BBS is T'Bonz, who has been a moderator and administrator at the Trek BBS for years now. You can read more of this by heading over to the Announcements Forum at the Trek BBS.

Trek BBS Today

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

-The big story of the week of course is the announcement of T'Bonz taking over at the Trek BBS.

-Enterprise fans are looking forward to the upcoming DVD announcement of the show.

-And in the Science Fiction & Fantasy forum, people are discussing the news that Kevin Smith may be put in charge of running a new Star Wars TV series.

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

Below are some of the most interesting news items that appeared on TrekToday in late September and early October 2002:

  • Berman On Upcoming 'Enterprise' Shows
    Trek's executive producer talked about the first two episodes of the 2002 November sweeps. He described "The Seventh" as a show "in which T'Pol takes Archer and Mayweather on a secret mission to capture a dangerous Vulcan," played by a "spectacular" Bruce Davison. As for "The Communicator," Berman felt it was going to be a "terrific episode" focusing on the Prime Directive.

  • Final 'Carbon Creek' Ratings Stable
    At the time, our story focused mainly on the fact that "Carbon Creek" managed to hold on to most of the viewers from the Enterprise season premiere. In hindsight, however, the most interesting part of the story was that Enterprise companion show The Twilight Zone lost a million viewers from the week before, the beginning of the end for that ultimately short-lived series.
More news from that time can be found in our October 2002 archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Were you happy with the characterisation of T'Pol in season 3?
No strong feelings either way 24.9% - (330 Votes)
Moderately happy 24.2% - (321 Votes)
Moderately unhappy 20.3% - (269 Votes)
Very unhappy 16.6% - (221 Votes)
Very happy 13.8% - (183 Votes)

Total Votes: 1324

Thanks for voting! In our new poll, you're asked how you think the Enterprise season premiere, "Storm Front, Part One" is going to perform:

Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow is the 57th birthday of Stephen Collins, who appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture as Captain (and later Commander) Willard Decker. And on Saturday, it'll be the 56th birthday of Deep Space Nine's Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko). Finally, had it not been for her tragic death in 1998, Saturday would also have been the 54th birthday of Persis Khambatta, the Deltan Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Today's Television Listings

This Friday, UPN won't be showing an Enterprise repeat, as instead it will give viewers another chance to meet Kevin Hill by airing that show's series premiere again. However, expect to see a promo for next week's "Storm Front, Part One" airing sometime during Kevin Hill.

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