VIP Package

VIP Ticket details revealed!
We had previously speculated about the £2999 VIP Ticket for the Destination Star Trek London convention, including Green Skinned women and Jamaharon with all five Captains on the bridge of the Enterprise.
But the details have finally been revealed by DSTL:
We are very pleased to release the details for the exclusive VIP ticket to Destination Star Trek London.  These tickets will be strictly limited to just 20 people and will be issued on a first come first served basis, with VIP tickets going on sale from tomorrow at 10am (Friday 27th April 2012). The VIP Ticket package will include...
  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain's Talk
  • 1 Exclusive VIP show jacket limited to only 20 worldwide.
  • One to … Continue Reading ››

Costuming on a Budget?

The economics of the future may be somewhat different but for those of living pre WW3, when going to a Star Trek event we have to watch our income.  We'll cover more details in regards to accommodation and travel for Destination Star Trek London in a later post but for those of you wanting to dabble in dressing up, as well as our previous posts, this may help. Choosing to dress up is a big step. But it can be pricey. I (Sam) made my first costume when I was about 14. I got a red T-Shirt and Black felt-tipped pen and coloured in the TNG costume. Then I covered my head with a pink swimming hat and went to school dressed as Captain Picard! I even gelled my brothers hair back, pasted his face in talcum powder and called him Data. It is a … Continue Reading ››

How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part Two

You spoke, we listened. You want to hear about Cosplaying so here is everything we know. British sci-fi fans are no longer the reserved stereotype. Once we put on our com badge and ridges we become as overt as a Dabo Girl on the Venus drug.
When it comes to picking what you want to wear. Decide now. Don’t leave it until two weeks before to decide that you want to dress up as some sort of Nausicaan/vedek hybrid. Dressing up needs planning, planning, planning. Check out our video blog about Cosplaying:
 
Here are some websites that we have personally used and had good service:
Badge, Pips and Pattern from Roddenberry
Ran by Gene Roddenberry's son Rod, this will meet your … Continue Reading ››

How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part One

With UK Star Trek forums buzzing with chatter about the Destination Star Trek London event in October, we are putting together a collection of blog posts and vBlogs on  ‘How to Survive a Star Trek Convention’. In the first part of our 'How to Survive a Star Trek Convention' we look at the ticket prices and how to spend your money wisely. Please also see our previous post for ticket price information: Star Trek London Revealed

Star Trek London Revealed!

Six Months, Five Captains, One Destination equals Thousands of excited Trekkies! Today was the big reveal. We feel like we have died and gone to Sto Vor Kor
www.startreklondon.com William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula are all attending this incredible event.  From what we can see this is more than your average convention. There will be a bridge set for photos, original sets, props and stunt displays!? It promises to be interactive and more focused around the fans.  We thought that the event would be focused around the movie and are gratefully wrong, as this will have something for every fan.  Reason we love this event already: It has something for everyone. Not all Trekkies want the … Continue Reading ››

Federation News Service

There are so many great Trek related stories circulating the Federation News Network this week, we thought we'd take a minute to gather them altogether for you. 4th April If you follow Nichelle Nichols on twitter. Your jaw would have dropped when she uploaded this picture of her with a fan: Obama has fan-boy wrote all over him! Whatever their beliefs, it is always reassuring to know that a politician likes Star Trek. Would you vote for someone who hadn't watched Star Trek?  Oh, and Nichelle, Love the necklace! Source: @RealNichelle 5th April  We all celebrated First Contact by drinking Tequila Troi-style whilst listening to Cochrane's favourite tunes and dancing like our Dads, right? Larry Nemecek (The Universe's renowned Star Trek Authority himself) engaged in some seriously Jake Sisko style journalism and reported an amazing … Continue Reading ››

Happy Easter – from Qo’noS

Like most Trekkies, everything we learnt, we learnt from Star Trek. So we have always been baffled by Easter, as there is no reference to it in Trek. But we have got to the bottom of it. It is about an extraordinary man whom upon his death thousands of years ago promised he would return. His teachings are still practiced today. That man was..... Kahless The Unforgettable.
Kahless foretold his resurrection in The Story of The Promise: 
When Kahless united the people and gave them the laws of honor, he saw that his work was done. So one night he gathered his belongings and went to the edge of the city to say good-bye. The people wept, they did not want him to go. And Kahless said, "You are Klingons. You need no one but yourselves. I … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek London: Finally Some News!

So we have it, it looks like it's a convention but not as we know it! Infact, it seems like a mashup of the two most popular ideas with guest stars and props meaning its got a bit of The Experience in there too. It's being held at the London Excel, which is huge but also within transportation range from where we live! We are so excited, we won't be able to sleep tonight! Make sure you sign up so you can early www.startreklondon.com They haven't updated their website yet to reflect this news but it was only announced 10 minutes ago! Plus there is more to be announced. So we could still see our Britains next top Trekkie yet....

Colour Blocking, Federation Style

We just had to share this with you. Whilst spending our newly paid Latinum, look what we found at Karen Millen: KM2  www.karenmillen.com How fabulously Starfleet! We have noticed that the UK fashion scene is becoming more and more Trek influenced as we reported from London Fashion week where Jasper Conran plagiarised Spocks outfit from The Voyage Home.  We're heading to Karen Millen now with our Comm badges and pips! Not too sure about their shoes, but this pair oozes fabulous Captain with Starfleet colours and a tribute to Qo'noS:
Now the tough choice. Which one do we buy first? Which one do we leave until next months pay check? (not including the Louboutins, to afford them we'd have to commit to horrid acts that would make … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek London: Is this is a Clue!?

Ok we are getting a little obsessed with the Star Trek London mystery. In episode 14 of our vBlog we explain why we think the event is based around the new movie. 
There is a visual clue on the registration website and the avatar on the Twitter Account. That is the new look insignia, native to the JJ movie.

However, take a look at the back ground on @StarTrek_London 's twitter homepage:

It's our good friend the Enterprise -D

Now are we reading too much into this? Does it mean something? 
The Next Generation is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in September 2012 - coincidence? hmmm, … Continue Reading ››