Trekkie Girls ep 19 – How To Survive a Star Trek Convention Part Three

 
 

The Trekkie Girls continue their ‘How to Survive a Star Trek Convention’ with

advice on how the guest stars get through them. Sam and Carole have been asking many of the Star Trek actors how do they survive.

The also talk about the legacy of fandom and the unique nature of Star Trek conventions. Not bad considering they are hungover, ill and sleep deprived! 

Star Trek and Human Development

Recently Colin from the Trek News and Views podcast asked us to send him a contribution on why we like Star Trek. We didn’t have enough time to hook up and come up with something together so Sam sent a contribution herself. It was so enjoyable thinking about it, I have developed it a little more and thought I’d share it on our own blog. I’m looking forward to hearing Carole’s take on it too.
Thanks for including us in your Podcast and Happy 30th Episode to Trek News and Views!
Why I love Star Trek.
By Sam

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Kira Nana & Nery’s Visitor

Our final interview from TGSITG was with the lovely Nana Visitor. We were really looking forward to talking to her as Kira Nerys is one of the most developed and interesting female characters on the show. We were struck with how much passion Nana spoke about Kira. We could sense a real feeling of guardianship over her character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re not sure if it’s just because we’re crazy fans but for a second it felt like we were with Kira, like she was peering out of Nana’s eyes. In fact, it was a bit like the DS9 episode Far Beyond The Stars when Benny starts shouting “It’s REEAAL, I created it and its REAL!”. Kira feels more real now and we find ourselves watching Kira with more appreciation for having spoke to Nana.
We wonder if being an actor is a bit like being a Trill host? You have all these previous symbionts (roles) and although those are part of your previous host’s life, they are still part of you and must influence you in someway.

We thank Nana for the opportunity, she is absolutely lovely, very gracious to the fans and a pleasure to talk to.