Knocked Up

Warm up a Maturation Chamber because Trekkie Girl Sam is pregnant! 

After 15 long years together, me and my hubby Neil have decided to create our own offspring. After years of putting it off we knew there was only one way our friends and family would believe us and that was to ask the finest crew in Starfleet to back up our claim. So here it is:
Sign reads: Meet Baby Jean-Luc.
Sam and Neil’s Next Generation
Beaming down late September 2014

It will of course have a solid Trekkie upbringing. We have placeholder name of Jean-Luc which is warming on us.
The prime directive will be taught alongside the highway code and Little One will boldly go to Star Trek conventions (if s/he wants too, that is).
We’ll now be watching all the parenting episodes of Star Trek to get tips. Except for TNG Disaster.

We’d like to thank the convention gods (Media 10) at Destination Star Trek Germany for arranging this photo. Big thanks to Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn and Gates McFadden for agreeing to it too, it is truly precious and was an incredible moment.

DSTG Day 3 in Tweets


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DSTG Day 2 in Tweets


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DSTG – Day One in Tweets

If you follow us on Twitter your feed was probably overwhelmed with our overexcited blow-by-blow account of the weekend at DSTG. To save you trawling through them forever more. Here are some of our highlights.

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Picard’s Chair on eBay

Our friends at the New Starship Foundation are eBaying the Captain Picard chair from their Bridge that they salvaged from the 1998 Star Trek Tour. 
If us Trekkies have ever got so close to owning THE Picard’s chair, THIS IS IT!!

Seeing as we could barely afford the shipping cost, we wish you other bidders success but secretly hope someone near us wins so we can be friends with you and you’ll invite us around to play any time!

Here are the details:

100% of the proceeds go to the educational nonprofit New Starship Foundation
This Star Trek The Next Generation Captain’s Chair was originally made by Paramount Studios created
for a Star Trek Tour in 1998, then the chair sat outside for over 5 years, left to rot. The wood, fabric and
materials was replaced and the chair was completely restored by The New Starship Foundation, a group
dedicated to restoring the complete Enterprise D Bridge set, which they rescued in 2012.
The arms light up with LCARS graphics and Plexiglas, it sits on a metal base with wooden stand and
5×10 foot carpet. It weighs roughly 240 lbs and is 35″ wide x 38″deep x 57″ tall
This restored Captain’s Chair has been sat in by the original set designer Herman Zimmerman who
commented “It looks better than it did on the set” as well as sat in by 1000’s of people from Houston to
Vegas to San Diego Comic Con, including Star Trek actors Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, 
Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo and Firefly’s Jewel Staite, Buck Roger’s 
Gil Gerard, Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch, Weird Al Yankovic, Bruce Campbell and creator
of Marvel ComicsStan Lee!
We’ve learned a lot about the chair and realized certain corrections in the materials and sizes. Though it’s
98% correct, there are tiny things that it’s easier if we begin from scratch using the designs and creating a
NEW chair for our Bridge. Your donation will help us create a new Captain’s Chair suitable for
Sir Patrick Stewart to sit in.
Buyer pays actual shipping cost, which depends on location.
New Starship Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 educational foundation which is restoring the full
Enterprise-D Bridge. Board members include the original designers, producers and writers behind
Star Trek including Ronald D. Moore, David Gerrold, Andrew Probert, Doug Drexler, Rick Sternbach
and Larry Nemecek. More can be found on their website