Through the Periscope

Following on from last Saturday's successful Live Chat, we have decided to make it a regular thing. Looking at all of the platforms for streaming we have chosen to trial Periscope as it's simple, free and can be linked to Twitter. If you're a Periscope user, be sure to follow us @TrekkieGirls. We'll be sampling it for the first time this Sunday as we report live from a Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage at The Royal Albert Hall.  Dare we admit that we have even bought a selfie stick so we are no longer reliant on the kindness of strangers to record us! ... Although whether we are capable of revealing our selfie stick in public is another matter. The shame!! Stand by for dates for our next live episodes.  

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Wishlist

After our cheeky question to Ron Jones (Star Trek TNG Composer) asking what can we expect from this Sunday's concert being held at the Royal Albert Hall, we have been wondering what we'd like to hear. We were pleased and fascinated by something that Ron said when we spoke to him, that they'll be a lot of surprises and that they dug deep to find the pieces of music that aren't embedded into the fans consciousness. This makes it particularly hard to pick out the 'best musical scores' over our favourite scenes across the Star Trek franchise. But here's a few!... The Corbomite Manoeuvre This is very familiar to the fans but there is something iconic about this music. I'm not sure what feeling it was meant to evoke or what atmosphere it was trying to create but it goes wonderfully with Kirks blasé attitude towards Blalok. Star Trek The Search for Spock Here we felt the music when Kirk … Continue Reading ››

Ron Jones Interview – Star Trek The Ulimate Voyage

Ahead of Sunday's trektastic concert at the Royal Albert Hall, we were kindly offered the opportunity to talk to Ron Jones who was the composer on Star Trek The Next Generation on seasons 1-4. Ron will be appearing as a guest conductor at Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage on Sunday 1st November and we understand there are still some tickets left, but be quick! TGs: You continued the theme of classical music scores in to TNG, do you know how that decision came about? RJ: There was a lot of discussion between Gene Roddenberry and Bob Justman. Paramount and the executive side were worried as TNG was so different with a bald British captain, a Klingon on the bridge, a different cast. They were worried that the TOS fans would see this and be in shock. They told us liberally to use weed out the theme from Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage's themes from … Continue Reading ››

My Year As A Trekkie In Training

I cannot believe that my first Star Trek convention was a whole year ago today (3rd October 2014)! I feel like I owe it to myself, my TiTties and those gorgeous TrekkieGirls, Sam and Carole, to just take a minute and look back, to reflect upon my year as a “Trekkie In Training” (TiT).

Green Girls

 DST3 was undeniably one of the best experiences of my life. I was really thrown in at the deep end, but vowed to enjoy every single minute of it, and that I did. Even when that meant being painted green and parading around in a bikini all day! I did get to have my photograph taken with the uber gorgeous Karl Urban after all?!

Karl Urban

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The Original TiT’s Season 3 TNG Review: Pt 2

Well, if they upped the ante with Season 3, then they completely smashed it through the roof with the Season finale cliffhanger! How on EARTH did you guys wait an entire year for the new Season to start? I could scarcely get the DVDs swapped over quick enough! From the off, you just know there’s something a foot – the music is eerie and there’s a certain note of desperation in Picard’s voice as he records his “Captain’s log”. I don’t recall an ‘opener’ (before the credits roll) as short as that in any of the episodes I’d watched up to that point? It’s like, okay, brief introduction, let’s get the hell on with the story! And by God, didn’t they do that?! I could literally bang on about these two episodes FOREVER! So much content. So many unanswered questions. Terrific acting (and directing!). My highlights of TBOBW included: -