Star Trek The Video Game – Hands On

On Tuesday night we were very excited to have been invited to an exclusive presentation and hands-on play with Star Trek: The Video game, due to be released on 23rd April. Mere weeks before the release of Star Trek into Darkness.

The presentation was held at the Science Museum in London hosted by Paramount Pictures, Bandai Namco Games and Premier Comms was certainly the poshest Trek event we have ever been too, we felt like daughters of the Fifth House (and we have a vacancy for a Holm to carry our equipment to these events!)
The Trekkie Girls are greeted by a Trekkie Girl
The room was decked out with plenty of consoles so we could try PC, XBox and PS3. The Star Trek movie theme tune bellowed out all night, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in 10 Forward, out of hours, during the sexiest LAN party ever hosted.
Brian Miller, Senior Vice President of Paramount Pictures hosted the presentation and talked through various levels. He is also the game producer and his passion for the game was that of a Starfleet Captain describing his Starship. As Trekkies we were keen to look at this from a fan perspective.

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Kirk beams down to the Academy..awards

How we regret not watching the Oscars this morning! Our Twitter and Facebook feed is full of clever Oscar/Kirk comments but the real hero of the night has to be Seth Macfarlane. He is an inspiration to all Trekkies demonstrating that no matter what you do, make sure you include some Trek goodness.
Here is Seth’s opening staring William Shatner as Captain Kirk. 

We think we hear a sneaky Qapla’ after one of Seth’s number. What do you think?…Seth?…phone us? Marry us both like Mormons Bolians.
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Star Trek Game Cinema Giveaway

Game UK are giving away complimentary cinema tickets to Star Trek into Darkness when you pre-order Star Trek – The Video Game.

In conjunction with Paramount Pictures and game developer Namco Bandai, the giveaway is supported on any format of the game and allows one full priced adult to see the the movie we’re all waiting for at a Cineworld cinema nation wide.

Consider how often we will probably see this film, and how expensive cinema tickets are, we ask ourselves, What would Quark do!?

For more details see this press release via Namco Bandai

We’ll have more to say about Star Trek The Video Game next week so keep an eye out. We’ll be trying it for ourselves and letting you know all about it.


Star Trek Into Darkness ‘Poster’

The funniest thing happened this morning. We saw two women running out of Tesco clutching a life size cut out of Daniel Craig. Can’t say we blame them, had it been any of the Star Trek cast we may have done the same (we like to think we’re badass but in truth, we would have asked permission to have the cut out once they were finished with it – we’re sooo Starfleet). 

So it was with great excitement to find this afternoon that Paramount have released a new poster and an animated one at that. This is free and we can all have one each! Yay!
This features a superb landscape shot of London, lending even more credence to our campaign for London to host the world premiere. 
John Harrison sounds super creepy and a bit angry when he states that ‘he has returned, to have his vengeance’. We don’t want to be the Trekkies that cry Khaan but we’re starting to see why fans cling on  (pardon the puns) to the idea.

Countdown to Darkness Review

In our previous entry we reviewed the exclusive variant cover for Countdown to Darkness – The Enterprise Edition. We wanted to keep the review of the limited edition cover and the content of the comic separate so you can avoid the spoilers if you wish to. 
We must say a big thank you to UK Conventions Limited for providing two copies of the Enterprise Edition for our competition and are pleased to announce that Vincent Ian Peter Kent and Graham Adams are our winners and shall be receiving a copy each.

You can buy your own copy via the Enterprise Edition website.

Admiral, there be Spoilers here:

I must admit, I’m was a bit nervous about reading a prequel comic. I didn’t read the Countdown comics in the run up to the ’09 movie choosing to wait until after. When I did it greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the film, plus helped tie up some loose ends and questions that niggle at an old Trekkie.

Already with this next film I’m starting to form my own story line, looking for clues in the pictures and story arcs that we have seen.

What I like about this comic is that Roberto Orci has taken the helm alongside Mike Johnson in writing the story. There’s something reassuring knowing that the writers have given some horizontal thought to the movies story and kindly shared it with us.

So we start with Spock having a flashback, you know the one, the one where Vulcan gets destroyed and you wake up screaming colourful metaphors at Nero. The only difference between mine and your flashback and Spock’s, we don’t wake up to find Uhura at the end of the bed.

Cue gratuitous sketches of Spock in just his Calvin’s. Rock out with your Spock out!

Turn page – oh, Kirk with his man pecks on show too. Today is a good day to sleep semi-naked in space.
There is some dialogue that accompanies those two scenes but who cares!?

Ok down to business. The Enterprise arrives at a planet called Phaedus (ctrl c/v + memory alpha = nothing)

Kirk: I’m bored, lets go and play with the natives
Spock: No, Prime Directive, illogical, first contact, pre warp, naughty

Then they find something weird emanating from the planet. So I’m thinking Iconian Gateway, or the Caretakers great uncle’s cousin? They just gotta beam down now right?

They can’t beam down because that wouldn’t be as fun so they pack up a shuttle with Kirk, Spock, Sulu and …. and…Ok, it’s a redshirt but I’m pretty sure he has a name! I think it’s Cupcake! You can’t kill Cupcake!

All of a sudden, giant lightsabers bash the shuttlecraft (don’t believe eh? Go get a copy and look, it happens) and Sulu lands the shuttlecraft like a drunken Betazoid.

They are surrounded by cross dressing insectoids who also have great pecks. There will be a flex-off any minute.

Now I’m not sure what my favourite twist is at the end, is it that the aliens have a classic 23rd century Prime Universe Tricorder? (the one Dax gets orgasmic over) or that Robert April, first Captain of the Enterprise is the one who gave it to them!?
– I did actually jump out of my chair when he was revealed.

So I’m glad I have read this ahead of the film. As of yet I can’t quite piece it together with what I know from the movie and that’s a good thing. I am confident this and the other comics will add to my enjoyment and understanding of the movie.

But why is it that even though we have seen Spock in a certain death situation from the trailers, we know he will be ok and are more worried about Cupcakes chances of survival?

Enterprise Edition: Countdown To Darkness Giveaway

This week we have a treat for you Trekkie Girls and Boys. UK Conventions Limited have kindly given us two limited Enterprise Editions of the first Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness comics to giveaway.

“She’s a big ship” “Not half as big as her Captains reputation on Risa”
Limited to 1,701 copies (naturally), UK Conventions have released a special officially licensed  ‘Enterprise Edition’ of the comic that features a unique cover illustrated by Stephen Molnar and a certificate of authenticity.

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