Our cable provider changed the lineup.
And didn't tell TiVo.
Oh, not every channel changed. For instance, the Wife has a couple of soap operas she watches on CBS. And that channel remained the same. Fox, too. And a few other channels remained the same.
That means that As The World Turns and Guiding Light were both recorded. As was 24.
But most channels changed.
Which meant that those episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise were missed.
Oh, TiVo recorded something, alright. Just not Voyager.
When I got around to watching shows it had recorded Monday, I hit the TiVo Central button, the Now Playing List, clicked on the Star Trek group, and selected the episode of Voyager called "11:59." That's the episode that, according to TiVo, is where "Janeway recounts the tale of her ancestor, responsible for the construction of the Millennium Gate."
Sounds like an episode of Stargate to me, since I never saw that episode of Voyager before (since I hardly ever watched Voyager when it was first-run episodes). But, I thought I'd give it a shot.
So, I hit play.
The screen went black for a second. Then the sound of sea gulls and a painting of a pirate with a bird on his shoulder.
Then, the painting spoke: "Are you ready, kids?"
They were: "Aye, aye, Captain!"
He couldn't hear them. They repeated their affirmation.
The Captain had more questions for the children, who knew all the answers:
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Absorbant and yellow and porous is he
If nautical nonsense be something you wish
Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish
Sponge Bob ... Square Pants
Yes, the cable lineup had changed, and what was Spike TV was now Nickelodeon. Instead of Star Trek, I was getting Spongebob Squarepants.
And that's not the worst of it. It was an episode of Spongebob that I had already seen!
How miserable is my life?