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Sam is one of the original founders of Trekkie Girls. Loves a Tranya, would permanently reside on Risa and wants to be Lwaxana Troi when she grows up.

STLV The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Panel – New revelations!

STLV TNG 30 The highly anticipated TNG 30th anniversary panel on Friday night was undoubtedly the jewel in the Sacred Chalice of Rixx for Star Trek Las Vegas. It boasted a full lineup of The Next Generation crew which ALMOST happened, except Jonathan Frakes' flight got cancelled due to weather. It would have been Frakes. Nonetheless, John de Lancie and Denise Crosby stepped up to step in, and honestly I think that's the last we heard of them all night! https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893649158736715776   They start by sharing their stories of conversations with Gene Roddenberry. For example LeVar Burton once asked him why Geordi was blind, surely by the 24th Century they would have cured blindness and they'd be no need for a VISOR? Gene's response was "How do you know your sight isn't considered better?" The same was true with Data's skin colour and Picard's baldness. We were getting hung up on 20th Century standards … Continue Reading ››

STLV Friday Panels

Friday at STLV was an intensive panel day for me. I didn't intend it to be, but I found it hard to resist.
Women In Star Trek
Today began (for me anyway) with the Women in Star Trek Panel with Jarrah Hodge (from Woman at Warp podcast), Dr Kayla Iacovino (Vulcanologist and editor TrekMovie.com), Lucia Lorenzo (literary scholar and cultural critic), Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) and Aliza Pearl (actress, writer). The panel starts by introducing the panelists and discussing who was their Star Trek inspiration. Unsuprisingly, Beverly Crusher was top. Particularly for Kayla who is a scientist herself. The woman-after-my-own-heart was Lucia who cited Lwaxana Troi as her inspiration for all the same reasons Lwaxana is my favourite.That she is a flamboyant, outspoken, fabulous woman who is fearless and defiant. Yep, I want to be Lwaxana Troi when I grow up. The key message was … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 On the convention floor!

Exploring the venue at STLV is fairly straight forward. BUT HUGE! The main theatre is HUGE. The vendors room is HUGE. Even the small stage is rather big.
Sets
New this year was the 10 Forward set. 10 Forward Star Trek Las Vegas After the morning I had getting to STLV I was ready to slump myself over that bar and down a Samarian Sunset or six. What Creation Entertainment do very well is frame their prop sets. 10 Forward was in a room dedicated to showcasing items for the TNG 30 year anniversary exhibit. (see more photos in gallery below). The rooms that holds the TOS bridge has an ambience fitting of a sacred place...which it is. They have music and shmoozy lighting which shows of the colours of the set. TOS Bridge STLV
FanSets
There are a huge number of vendors as always at STLV. The most popular … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Panels. Pt 2

  Having already sat through two hours of Star Trek Discovery Panels, I was eager to hear more! Star Trek discovery desperate hours
Star Trek Discovery - Creature Designers
Next up was Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page to talk about designing and creating the aliens we can expect to see in Discovery. What we received was an in-depth exploration of the development of characters, delivered in a concise and consciencous manner. (please note incorrect twitter handle was used in this tweet. Should be @glenn_hetrick) https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896139854270464 Glenn and Neville showed us images from their design software which showed us the level of detail that goes into perfecting how the prosthetics will behave. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896832623321089 As for the Klingons, they designed them from the inside out! They took the Klingon skull as the starting point and considered what features a predatory animal has. They often include holes in the … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Panels at Star Trek Las Vegas. Pt1

On the opening day there are four...yes there are FOUR panels dedicated to Star Trek Discovery this Wednesday at Creation Entertainments Star Trek Las Vegas... the first was the highly anticipated Star Trek Writers Room panel with Ted Sullivan, Kirsten Beyer and Akiva Goldsman. If you don't follow Ted on twitter already, you must. Not only Ted is a writer and supervising producer on Discovery he is a massive super fan of Star Trek. I was lucky enough to meet him and his companion #JasonGorn and exchanged a brief chat about Star Trek and it's like talking to any other fan at a convention that you've never met before but you share a common love of a show called Star Trek. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892840864430600192
Inside the Star Trek Discovery Writers Room
Here are our tweets summarising the panel. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892864015126347776 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892864989777731584 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892865238168502272 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866055957233664 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866248479875072 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866735291879425 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867169955921920 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867673284943876 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867947806433280 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892869307734016002 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892869342999724032 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870266480611328 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870308666908673 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870970934910977 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892871559664226304 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892871980977803264 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892873041700573184 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892873235447947264 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892875351629508608 Conclusion: These are people who understand the very essence of Star Trek,they ARE the essence of Star Trek. I came away … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 – you don’t want to miss….

Taking place August 2nd - 6th at the Rio All Suites Hotel Las Vegas. Check out our last article detailing the main highlights of the event.   The main talks most attendees will want to hear are the Wednesdays Star Trek Discovery panels and the TNG 30 anniversary reunion on Friday night (separate tickets needed for general admission). But there is so much more to STLV than panels.  Having seen many of the big name guests I'm thinking about going more 'lower decks' this year. Here's some highlights from the jam packed schedule plus some things that aren't on the panel.
Tuesday 1st
The action begins before the convention starts with the annual 'Landing Party' hosted by Larry Nemecek and Portal 47. Held in the Masquerade Bar from 21.00 it's a great chance to mingle, catch up with friends as well as participate in trivia and games. UPDATE: Masquerade Bar is … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Exhibit SDCC

As we previously reported Star Trek Discovery went all out in promoting it's new series which is set to debut this September on CBS All Access and Netflix. I spent the weekend moonlighting for TrekCore but unfortunately due to a throttled internet connection I was only able to squeeze out the occasional tweet and photo. Something I was hoping to share live was the Star Trek Discovery Exhibit which was held in the Michael J Wolf Gallery. This featured an array of costumes, props and art. What stood out was the detail that went into each prop. Every stitch on the costumes has been well thoughout and each item is true to its genre whether that be Federation, Klingon or Vulcan. https://youtu.be/YRUyylIi7z0 The exhibit was also handing out free posters which somehow I have to keep safe for 7 weeks until I'm back in the UK and then … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Heading to Star Trek Las Vegas

... And so does a Trekkie Girl!
Next week the annual official Star Trek Convention beams back the Rio with Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Las Vegas!
Taking place 2nd - 6th August at the Rio All Suites Las Vegas the convention features over 100 stars from both in front and behind the scenes from each incarnation of Star Trek...yes, even the new movies (Mmm Karl Urban!). If headliners such as William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (THE PICARD!) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) weren't enough to entice us trekkies to travel all over the world to attend, then the latest news that Star Trek Discovery are sending an envoy to promote the new series, will have us flying to Vegas at Warp Speed.
Star Trek Discovery at STLV
The first day of the convention (Wednesday 2nd August) will have a heavy emphasis on Star Trek Discovery. This includes the exhibit of props/costumes and art. Having seen some of the props … Continue Reading ››

San Diego Comic Con – Star Trek Discovery Panel.

A couple of casual conversations and friends being excellent has meant that Sam attended San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Moonlighting as a roving reporter for TrekCore I was able to attend the Star Trek Discovery Press Panel and speak to some of the cast and crew. Star Trek Discovery Panel SDCC I flew into SDCC at warp speed Saturday morning. Unfortunately  I didn't make it into the hall for the Discovery Panel hosted by Rainn Wilson who will play Harry Mudd. Those who made it in had been queuing since 6.30 am! Soon after the panel in which they dropped this stunning trailer. https://twitter.com/StarTrekNetflix/status/888886472081788929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Ftrekcore.com%2Fblog%2F2017%2F07%2Fstar-trek-discovery-reveals-at-sdcc-new-trailer-spocks-sister-and-more%2F https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/888868682247675904 San Diego Comic Con went all phasers firing in promoting Star Trek Discovery (and rightly so!) with an exhibition showcasing props, costumes and set pieces for us to gawd over and admire/nitpick - depending which side of the neutral zone you sit on.Continue Reading ››

Win a Pair of Tickets to GAAAYS IN SPAAACE!

Are you going to Star Trek Las Vegas 2nd - 5th August? Even if you don't have tickets to the convention you can still attend the fabulous GAAAYS IN SPAAACE event and win a pair of tickets with the Trekkie Girls.
GAAAYS IN SPAAACE Las Vegas Events
Hosted on Friday 4th August at the newly opened club FLAIR, the evening party will include Star Trek supporters of GIS; Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), J.G Hertzler (Martok), John Billingsley (Dr Phlox), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Chase Masterson (Leeta). For more info and to book tickets here. If you can't make the evening event (or you want to attend both) then head to the Friday Family Brunch at Hamburger Mary's.  Book the Friday Family Brunch Here.
What is Gaaays in Spaaace?
"After so many years … Continue Reading ››