All posts by Carole

Carole is a co-founder of Trekkie Girls. Thinks we are all stuck in a holodeck. Loves Marmite and Optimus Prime. All round geek skills, collects collectables.

DST3 day 3

So Day 3 the final frontier

So the day after the night before – the night before being a Our Man Bashir inspired party, everyone was dressed in their trekkie finest and enjoying the music of both James Darren and Tim Russ who put on stellar shows. It again was a messy night continuing into the wee hours, thank you to Larry Nemecek who put up with our company for far too much of the evening.

Strange photo bomb

Sunday was about three people:

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DST3 Day 2 Overview

DST3 day 2

Aka its not easy being green
With a 7am make up call and maybe 4 hours sleep…

Oh my god I forgot to mention the Friday night party on my day 1 overview. So the amazing Risa themed party with the Enterprise Blues Band playing, made for a  great night. We partied with the Engage Podcast and danced the night away. The band stayed to sign CDs and join in the fun, Steve Rankin even stage driving at one point the success of which must be partly credited to the OriginalTiT – Sarah. The atmosphere was amazing and even after the bar closed the party continued…hence why for most of the morning of day 2 we were a trekkie girl down.  Naughty Tress

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Destination Star Trek 3 Round up

As some of you may have heard the amazing TrekkieGirl Sam has had the most adorable little baby boy Hugh
So it has fallen to me to take up the blogging helm – so let me first apologise for the bad spelling and appalling grammar. But please do stick with me pretty please….
Thank you
Destination star trek 3 over view Day 1
It started with us sneaking in, arriving a little early and making ourselves at home, obviously meaning we headed straight for the bridge which was no less as impressive as it had been in Germany. Knowing that soon not only would the TNG crew but the Shat himself  be sat in those very seats we were excited to say the least.
But there was little time to explore more before we had to dash (and I do literally mean dash) to the press conference hosted by the terrific Jordan Hoffman where the equally as fabulous Jeri Ryan and Marina Sirtis took centre stage. This was our first taste of what was to come and already we were bouncing like kids at Christmas.

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Trekkie Girls the Next Generation

Looking on like proud captains me and Sam are very excited to see our fledgling TiTs (Trekkies In Training) take to the centre stage this weekend. Me and Sam have tested them to their limits ( we made them watch the Star Trek the Motion Picture), have taught them how to survive a convention (though we are throwing them in the deep end this Saturday – lookout for the photos ) we have followed them on their journey to TrekkieGirls and we couldn’t be prouder. I will be honoured to have them on stage with me this Friday 1630 for their first public appearance as we host a TiT quiz at Destination Star trek’s Excelsior stage.

Hopefully see you there So join us if you’re attending or follow us on @TrekkieGirls, @TheOriginalTiT, @snoweycampbelle for all the latest Destination Star Trek gossip image

The Good, The Bad, The Benedict

By Carole

He’s hot, witty, smart, an amazing dresser and oh so well spoken, he’ll steal your word (and l should I know it happened to me) buts that’s not what has me excited about his role as the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness – I won’t lie it is part of it 😉
“Did I lock the shuttle bay door when I left this morning?”
I adore the ’09 JJ film but the one thing that I thought fell a little short was that the antagonist, the adorable Eric Bana, just wasn’t intimidating, I never felt that Kirk and crew were in true peril. But from what I’ve seen and heard so far (and its beginning like I’ve seen the whole film now) Benedict aka John Harrison is truly a force to be reckoned with. His voice alone has been sending chills down my spine.
John is a terrorist with an apparent noble cause who does terrible things but can still pull at our sympathies. He plays games with Kirk and crew, a puppetteer almost and they are the best sort of villain.
My fangirl moment
I know a lot of people are hoping that John Harrison is Khan but I don’t I hope he’s not. What I hope is we have a new iconic star trek villain who will be known and imitated outside of the trek world.

Retro Comic Revew: Planet X

By CaroleWith comic book movie fandom sweeping the nation, mostly due to Tom Hiddleston’s orgasm causing voice and the genius of Joss Whedon and Christopher Nolan,  I thought I’d take a moment to talk about the forgotten gem that is the Generation 1 Crossover and its sequel Planet X. Where the Next Generation crew meet members of the X-men, leading to the great moment when Worf and Wolverine share prune juice and my personal favourite momemt when Picard meets Professor X, which surely has the making of a great one man show starring Patrick Stewart. 

They may not have the iconic scene of previous Star Trek/Marvel crossovers in which we get to see Spock using the Vulcan nerve pinch on Wolverine, truely a moment to be savoured, and it maybe a little random (ok very random) but it is something that opens up my mind to some wonderful possibilities…and it got me thinking about how comicbook adaptions are all the rage and the fan talk of a TNG reboot perhaps the two ideas should be combined? Now i know your thinking ‘What The Spock’ but bare with me, if you just consider the potential cast then this has the making of a great movie;

 

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