2013 Qapla’ !

Happy new year to all our followers. We wanted to say Thank you to each of you that reads our blog and watches our videos. 
We find that years are a bit like Star Trek Movies. The even numbered ones always work out better. But we love the odd numbered ones too and are grateful to have them. We have had the most incredible year and it's going to be hard to top but we have a Betazoid sense that 2013 is going to be better.
Our personal highlights have been:
Reporting from our first convention and making the 'How to Survive a Star Trek Convention' guides.
  • Our first interviews with Star Trek actors, Chase Masterson and Jeri Ryan.
  • Destination Star Trek London, meeting many of our followers, talking to William Shatner and partying the night away with our friends from Trek Mate.
  • Attending the IMAX preview of Star Trek … Continue Reading ››

Another Star Trek into Darkness Trailer

Just as we calm down from from our very public geek out out the Star Trek preview last Friday we are treated with another new trailer! Lucky us! Check it out HERE.
We know Star Trek loves viral campaigns but who ever spotted the www.areyouthe1701.com website that was written next to the brig in the trailer must have been wearing Geordi's VISOR because we can't see it for looking! Nonetheless, we signed up, and you should too!
 
 
 
As you know, we don't like unauthorised leaks. Our blog doesn't share leaked photos and when we talk about rumours, it's usually with a hint of mockery and an advisory note of caution. But when it comes to approved trailers and previews we trust that the information given … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek into Darkness UK IMAX Exclusive Preview

Warning: contains spoilers! We have lived the Trekkie dream this morning by attending the Exclusive Footage Preview at the British Film Institutes IMAX in London kindly shown by Paramount Pictures. Shown before any of the many 9 minute previews scheduled around Britain along side the Hobbit. Initial reaction: replicate us some new underwear please! Check out our video for the scoop.
Warning: this video contains detailed information about the first 9 minutes of Star Trek into Darkness:
 
We noticed that a lot of the images from the trailer make more sense when watched in this short sequence such as the vulcano, the red planet and why the Enterprise is … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek into Darkness Preview – Back to that London

Us Trekkie Girls are setting are alarm clocks to unknown morning hours and heading back to that London tomorrow for the 9 minute preview of Star Trek into Darkness...
 
The complete list of UK IMAX cinemas showing the preview have now been release (see below). Ironically this list includes the BFI IMAX that we spoke to a few weeks ago and they said there were no plans so we reckon that was squeezed in last minute!
 
Speaking of the BFI IMAX we have the privilege of being invited to an 'exclusive footage presentation' tomorrow morning- We think that is fancy for the 9 minute preview without having to watch the Hobbit! Look out for us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be sharing our adventure and excitement from the BFI IMAX in London. As far as we can tell, this will be the … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek into Darkness – enjoy the mystery

They say time is the fire that burns within you. If so, the next five months leading up to Star Trek into Darkness is going to be an inferno.
It seems every hour there is another 'announcement' involving the identity of a character. These sources are often unconfirmed and whilst may be true, it's hard to truly accept them.
We are very excited at the thought of seeing the movie next year and the 9 minute preview this Friday but we also appreciate the mystery. How much longer in our Trek universe will we have opportunity to look forward to something new from the Franchise? To know Star Trek is in production is a gift. These moments are rare and will likely be gone forever one day. Therefore we are happy to appreciate this space of mystery, guessing and 'newness'. It won't be long until we know who Cumberbatch and Eve really play … Continue Reading ››

Inside Out – The future of transport

If you happened to be watching Inside Out on BBC One on Monday you might have spotted us. If you were at DSTL, you might even spot yourself!
The BBC were filming an episode of Inside Out, investigating whether Britain has fallen out of love with the car. If we had our own Starships, we're sure we would have ditched the cars long ago!
When we did our cheeky bridge segment at DSTL we had got in the way of the BBC, who were very polite about it and asked if we'd be in their programme. You can view the clip through iPlayer using this link.
Yes that is the back of Sam's head interviewing William Shatner 😉
With these 8 seconds of fame we promise not to go all Diva. Now someone fetch … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek into Darkness trailer

The Star Trek into Darkness trailer is spreading over the interwebs like the Tarellian Plague and we all want to get infected. So, here it is. There's also a slightly longer Japanese version that has an additional scene at the end. Watch with care....
 
With all the Khan and Gary Mitchell rumours still floating around, the Japanese version certainly has a Wrath of Khan vibe to it? Could the red planet be some kind of Genesis planet?
Hmmm, not convinced. But the scene where the Enterprise crashes into the sea is reminiscent of The Voyage Home? Perhaps Kirk and Spock go looking for nuclear wessles and learn colourful metaphors? When the poster was released we were certain it was London in the landscape. Watching this, we wonder if they crash the Enterprise into the Thames?? It's Ok for them to do that, because then we'll get an NCC-1701-A. Same with Spock, … Continue Reading ››

Quinto Spoofs Star Trek into Darkness Preview

Who said Vulcans don't have a sense of humour?
We are about to get Star Trek happy this Christmas what with our 9 minute preview alongside the Hobbit, The new movie poster that seems to show London in the landscape and the announcement from Simon Pegg that there will be an online advert (around one minute long) for the movie showing this Thursday. 
But Zachary Quinto went one step further on the Conan last night when he gave us this fun little preview: