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=/\= sad new today as a beloved site goes down for the count...
« on: December 17, 2007, 06:02:58 pm »
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/12/17/1721232.shtml i read it here. startrek.com is closing.

Curlsman writes to let us know that the fan site startrek.com, operated for 13 years by CBS, is being shut down and its staff laid off. Is this site worth a write-in campaign? From the (perhaps final) post: "Goodbye from the STARTREK.COM Team. Sadly, we must report that CBS Interactive organization is being restructured, and the production team that brings you the STARTREK.COM site has been eliminated. Effective immediately. We don't know the ultimate fate of this site, which has served millions of Star Trek fans for the last thirteen years. If you have comments, please send them to editor @ startrek.com — we hope someone at CBS will read them."

excuse me, i need to go cry myself to sleep after some vicious use of a voodoo doll with cbs written on it...
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Re: =/\= sad new today as a beloved site goes down for the count...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 01:27:02 pm »
Jesus H Christmas.

WTF will be next?

*sigh*

Idiots, truly.

Hey, maybe we could take it... wait. Forget that.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 08:05:33 pm »
I'm sure thats not the end of it.. what will be next? who knows.. but what are they thinking? I'll never know.. *sighs* :( :(
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 08:39:38 pm »
If its true and C"larks B"utt  S"lime  trying to kill off startrek for good then its up to us fans to continue with it. I guess several hundred million $ wasn't enough for their investors.  :smackhead:   Ive never seen a corporation that was "good" for the general public!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 12:06:00 am »
Funny thing is... it still seems to be running... ???
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008, 02:42:54 pm »
Still running more than six months after the cry of the falling sky.


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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 09:09:19 am »
It wasn't updated for months..... now someone seems to be paying attention.....
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 06:12:09 pm »
I bet that the feds will ban any anti-liberal talk next. Then the US will start to collapse into a full-scale civil war that will leave us a broken nation. Then World War 3 would spark off with the invasion of Iran by Israel, so on, so forth ( yes I know I'm being a pesimist).
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2008, 09:26:49 am »
I bet that the feds will ban any anti-liberal talk next. Then the US will start to collapse into a full-scale civil war that will leave us a broken nation. Then World War 3 would spark off with the invasion of Iran by Israel, so on, so forth ( yes I know I'm being a pesimist).

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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2008, 12:20:40 pm »
I know we've been through a civil war, but one is coming. I'm not nuts, but I just think that one is going to happen in our time, that would eventually spark of WW 3.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2008, 04:22:40 pm »
I just ran into this thread, and it's a sad sight for Star Trek. I really hate CBS now... recently, they've been taking all of the ST:TNG episodes off of Youtube. For many of us who missed the shows as they came out and don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for each DVD set, Youtube is the only source of TNG fun.

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2008, 07:56:47 am »
I just ran into this thread, and it's a sad sight for Star Trek. I really hate CBS now... recently, they've been taking all of the ST:TNG episodes off of Youtube. For many of us who missed the shows as they came out and don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for each DVD set, Youtube is the only source of TNG fun.

I think Spike TV still shows them if you have cable or satelite.

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2008, 11:09:07 am »
SciFi Channel shows Trek on Monday nights.  last week had the Klingon Civl war among other episodes.
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 02:32:47 am »
Just go to CBS.com and watch the entire episodes for all 3 seasons online for free and without commercials.

http://www.cbs.com/classics/star_trek/

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Re: =/\= sad new today as a beloved site goes down for the count...
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2009, 05:16:41 pm »
how could they close it :(
esspecially before the film comes out.