Captains log, supplementary.
Continuing the mission of making a TNG skant. I decided to cheat a little, Kirk style. Rather than make the skant I adapted the pattern to make the shell of the dress. This would have the greater chance of success….
As you know, we normally spend our weekend in the Mud Baths of Shiralea VI, or under the twin Suns of Risa but this weekend we ventured north of the Thames and boldly went to Northampton.
For it was that time of year again, the Klingon Starfleet Banquet as hosted by Starbase 24. This was their 4.5th event which they hold to raise money for the cancer charity Macmillan.
What better way could we raise money for charity by dressing up, celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s vision for the future by giving some of our money to help us achieve that vision.
Preparing for this event was no easy task though so we got all Garak-like and took to our sewing machines! Check out our special Make-It-Sew episode of Trekkies Girls.
We will be updating throughout the week with posts and videos about the run-up and the event itself But I’ll leave you with this picture which shows that Sam didn’t go for the yellow spandex number but did find a close colour match for the science skant… Continue reading Make it Sew, Part One
I’m glad he raised this….ohhh my!
In case you don’t know what we’re talking about, you really should be reading everything Larry Nemecek has to say about anything by way of Star Trek decree: TrekLand Supplemental
This is our take on Larry’ question “Is TNG due for a Comeback?”
Now as we have mentioned we were TNG fans first, born into that time line so grew up watching it. We can now appreciate TOS and love the “Retro” look of the show but we confess to being those viewers who as kids would have scoffed at the MDF sets and Christmas lighting effects.
When talking to our TiT (Trekkie In Training) Sarah, we asked her how she was getting on with watching TNG and she said “yeah I’m enjoying it but it all seems so dated and 80’s” – I must admit I was a bit taken, I imagine this is how my dad must have felt when I first scoffed at the sets of the USS Enterprise no bloody A, B, C or D. However much like when Dax reminisced about the the look and feel of classic 23rd century style I find myself smiling fondly on those early season of TNG with it’s lycra covered crew and wallpapered corridors. In fact we have recorded a Trekkie Girls episode about the very subject of TNG fashions which we must upload.
Here in the UK we have seen the TV Channel CBS Action pour some money into advertising the reruns of TNG and even though I didn’t see any of the actual billboards, I was comforted to know they were out there.
But Larry has got it right, TNG is gonna have it’s comeback moment and its fast approaching, in-fact I happened to be shopping with my dad today to and I noticed some shoulder pads and realised that was the final peice for my TNG skant dress I’m making for an event this weekend. The 23rd century look is so last year, this season its all about the 60’s – that’s the 2360’s!
Btw, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton and Jim Parson all in one Big Bang Episode! Excuse us whilst we have a nerd-gasm!