Next Gen on TNN

Today begins the 5-day marathon of Next Generation shows on TNN (yes, TNN). Among the myriad of episodes to be aired, a Trek special titled “America loves…Star Trek” will be on at 7pm tonight.

More info at StarTrek.com

7 replies on “Next Gen on TNN”

  1. Dave says:

    THREE comments!
    Because I’m in a hurry, I combine three comments into one.

    First: Anyone care to speculate why they’re showing the TOS movies in such a weird juggly order? They’ve got the rights to 1-5 inclusive, but they’re airing 2-3-5-2 (yes, they’re skipping 1 and 4, and airing “The Wrath of Khan” twice).

    Second: All times are Eastern/Pacific. If you’re me, subtract an hour in your head for Central.

    Third, and I’ve mentioned this before: Is anyone else scared of the prospect of (another) Trek/WWF crossover?

    • theangrymob says:

      Re: THREE comments!

      Because I’m in a hurry, I combine three comments into one.

      First: Anyone care to speculate why they’re showing the TOS movies in such a weird juggly order? They’ve got the rights to 1-5 inclusive, but they’re airing 2-3-5-2 (yes, they’re skipping 1 and 4, and airing “The Wrath of Khan” twice).

      TNN has the rights to 2,3, and 5 only. I assume this is because TMP will be re-released on November 6th. ST4 is still the highest grossing for all the films so they may be doing something different with it. 6 through 9 are probably still too fresh to sell the exclusive rights away. I don’t mind them airing ‘The Wrath of Khan’ twice, but if they never show 5 again…fine with me!

      Second: All times are Eastern/Pacific. If you’re me, subtract an hour in your head for Central.

      Damn midwesterners. Nothing but bitch, bitch, bitch. :p

      Third, and I’ve mentioned this before: Is anyone else scared of the prospect of (another) Trek/WWF crossover?

      ‘Shatner vs. Beltran: When Egos Collide!’ Be afraid. Be VERY VERY afraid.

      • Dave says:

        Re: THREE comments!

        TNN has the rights to 2,3, and 5 only. I assume this is because TMP will be re-released on November 6th. ST4 is still the highest grossing for all the films so they may be doing something different with it. 6 through 9 are probably still too fresh to sell the exclusive rights away. I don’t mind them airing ‘The Wrath of Khan’ twice, but if they never show 5 again…fine with me!

        I must disagree, at least in part, with this – both 1 and 4 have aired on TNN in the past month or so. (They’ve been airing one movie a week, in order, after WWF Raw on Monday nights.) Whether they do or don’t have the rights to air them as parts of a marathon, hey, I dunno.

        As for your assessment of 5, I’m definitely with you on that.

        Third, and I’ve mentioned this before: Is anyone else scared of the prospect of (another) Trek/WWF crossover?

        ‘Shatner vs. Beltran: When Egos Collide!’ Be afraid. Be VERY VERY afraid.

        I just finished watching the tape of WWF Raw – with the exception of the jabroni in the front row with the “Star Trek Is Lame” sign, nary a sign of Trek-ness.

        • Alexius says:

          Re: THREE comments!

          I just finished watching the tape of WWF Raw – with the exception of the jabroni in the front row with the “Star Trek Is Lame” sign, nary a sign of Trek-ness.

          Okay, I Never Though I’d See A StarTrek Fan Say “Jabroni”

          • Dave says:

            Re: THREE comments!

            Okay, I Never Though I’d See A StarTrek Fan Say “Jabroni”

            Heh.

            I watch both Trek and WWF – their fan bases are not mutually exclusive. I
            have yet to find a more efficient, more cost-effective way of completely
            shutting my brain down for a limited time. (A sufficient quantity of beer
            would easily exceed the monthly cable bill, and most of the other options
            have the unpleasant side effect of rendering me clinically dead.)

            And before someone accuses me of being off-topic: it’s my site, I
            can talk about squirrel migration patterns and declare it to be on-topic.
            :-)

            • fiziko says:

              Re: THREE comments!

              I watch both Trek and WWF – their fan bases are not
              mutually exclusive. I
              have yet to find a more efficient, more cost-effective way
              of completely
              shutting my brain down for a limited time. (

              Bringing us back on topic, I suggest
              watching Independance Day and/or
              Godzilla. Devlin and Emmerich peaked with
              Stargate. (Yeah, The Patriot
              was alright, but I attribute that to it not being a script
              they wrote.)

            • Alexius says:

              Re: THREE comments!

              Okay, I Never Though I’d See A StarTrek Fan Say “Jabroni”

              Heh.

              (A sufficient quantity of beer
              would easily exceed the monthly cable bill, and most of the other options
              have the unpleasant side effect of rendering me clinically dead.)

              If You’re Ever In The ‘Burgh, Look Me Up, I’ll Provide The Beer. 8^)

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