Wednesday, September 26, 2007


It looks like we're still being paper-trained for Toobworld links with the new fall season of shows.....

Dan Vasser is a reporter for the San Francisco Register, which has its headquarters on Market Street in the televersion of Frisco. The newspaper has been around since at least the 1890s, as Lt. Commander Data found a copy of the newspaper when he was stranded in the year 1893. (One of its headlines mentioned a recent cholera outbreak.)

In 1986, other time-traveling members of Starfleet wanted to retrieve an edition of the Register from a vendor box on the street, but none of them had any currency of the time period.
Even in other TV dimensions, the San Francisco Register exists. For example, when Quinn Mallory and his dimensional sliding friends landed in a San Francisco in which the United States were still a Crown Colony for England, the headline on the Register read:

"King Thomas Missing in French War!
Sheriff of San Francisco named Acting Regent of Western British States
until Prince Harold crowned next week."

I looked through my copy of the 'Murder, She Wrote' episode guide book, and there were about eleven episodes that took place in San Francisco. But only one newspaper was mentioned, that of the Daily Union. A reporter was killed in tele-Frisco in one of the episodes, but I don't know for which publication he was working.

With all of the time travel that seems to be associated with the newspaper, I'm wondering if there's somebody in the Bay area who gets a copy of the San Francisco Register one day early so that he or she is able to alter future events.....

'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
'Murder, She Wrote'
'Early Edition'

Toby OB

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