The winner is The Lost World, which could amass a Trek-ish cult if anyone gave it a chance. The effects are nicely fake, the fight scenes choreographed with adorable ineptitude, the plotlines entertaining and unaffected: It's a welcome example of the unpretentious mass entertainment that has put butts in seats for a century.
Correction published 7/11/2001: "Post-Xena Programming" contained two factual errors about The Lost World: Jennifer O'Dell (not O'Neill) plays Veronica (not Victoria). The above version of the story reflects the corrected text. City Pages regrets the errors.