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By Michelle
March 31, 2006 - 10:32 PM

Hello World!

Three years ago each of our sons got gerbils whom they named Aragorn and Boromir. Over the years we took them out to play in a cardboard box with some of the props that the Lord of the Rings action figures come with, and posted some photos of them on the internet, and other people wrote stories about the adventures of Aragorn!gerbil and Boromir!gerbil and how they tried to save Gondor from the Eye of Cinnamon, the Dark Cat. We are all very attached to our pets.

Aragorn died on Sunday. It was a very sad week in our house; my younger son lay on the floor for two hours kicking and refusing to talk to anyone, and still cries a couple of times a day, and my older son got himself worked up and ended up sick and coming home early from school. We had some nice things happen, like a visit from my in-laws and a family viewing of Life of Brian which, along with The Ten Commandments and Jesus Christ Superstar, we watch every year around this time. But there is still very little joy in Mudville just now.

Trek BBS Today

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

-What's your favorite bit of fanon?

-How do those bonus discs work with the DVD sets?

-Does Trek need a rest? NO WAY!

More topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from late March/early April 2004:

  • TNG Stars Say It's Over While Others Talk Trek Future
    While Brent Spiner (Data) and Marina Sirtis (Troi) said that they did not expect there to be another Next Generation film after Nemesis did lukewarm box office, William Shatner announced that he had written a treatment for a two-episode arc for Enterprise in which he would play Kirk.

  • Aims To Do Just That
    In the midst of rumours about whether Enterprise would be cancelled outright or picked up for a shortened fourth season, one fan site logged 300,000 hits in a week.

  • Moore Cracks Hatch for 'Galactica'
    Former Star Trek scribe Ron Moore, now executive producer of the Sci Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica remake, planned to bring original Galactica star Richard Hatch onto his revival series.

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

Which William Shatner album title do you think characterises him most perfectly?
Has Been 28% - (142 Votes)
The Return 26.6% - (135 Votes)
Spaced Out 19.7% - (100 Votes)
The Transformed Man 18.7% - (95 Votes)
The Ashes of Eden 5.9% - (30 Votes)

Total Votes: 506

Please vote in our new poll on whether and for how long Star Trek needs a rest!


Earlier this week we incorrectly attributed an interview with John Billingsley (Phlox) to the United Federation of Planets of South Australia rather than to Trektoday regrets the error.

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, April 1st is the birthday of Grace Lee Whitney, the original series' Yeoman Janice Rand, and that's no April Fool!

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