Our new website is finally active We hope you like our new home. Put your feet up and have some tea, earl grey, hot. Whilst we are at Destination Star Trek London on the 19th – 21st October, this blog will go LIVE and feed directly into TrekkieGirls.com with interactive features such as;
Games with prizes!
We’ll provide all the news and gossip, trying to blag interviews with our favourite actors and actresses but mostly having a whole load of fun.
Stay tuned for more updates including our latest episode of Trekkie Girls where we give our advice on finding that Special Trekkie in your life.
Here at Trekkie Girls HQ we have been busier than the Borg collective, preparing for Destination Star Trek London that is hurtling towards us at lightspeed. As we mentioned earlier we were privileged to be asked if we would blog live from the event. We spoke to one of the organisers yesterday and they confirmed the rumour that over 12,000 tickets have been sold!! Thats 12,000 + Trekkies! Our people, all in one place! If that isn’t overwhelming enough, all 20 VIP tickets have been sold! We reckon the Grand Nagus organising this event is throwing his/her latinum in the air. We have it on good authority that the show guide with the timetables will be realised really soon and merchandise will be available on www.startreklondon.com before the event.
This week is the 1st anniversary of Trekkie Girls! We had so much to say we had to make two episodes to share with you; Our forth instalment from the ‘How to survive a Star Trek Convention’. Announcements on our new website, our excitement to hear that Brent Spiner is coming to London! And that we are honoured to be official bloggers at Destination Star Trek London this October. So come along and see us and our friends at Trek Mate and Trek News and Views!
Remember earlier this year, trekkies across the land and far away got very excited when this webpage appeared overnight…. We got speculating right away with some rather grandiose ideas. Over time Destination Star Trek London (as it is now known) has slowly teased us with news on what is bound to be the most epic convention the Star Trek franchise has ever seen. But we haven’t forgotten how much the organisers have enjoyed teasing us, drip-feeding us information whilst keeping us hungry for more. Troi says turnaround is fair play……
Our final interview from TGSITG was with the lovely Nana Visitor. We were really looking forward to talking to her as Kira Nerys is one of the most developed and interesting female characters on the show. We were struck with how much passion Nana spoke about Kira. We could sense a real feeling of guardianship over her character.
We’re not sure if it’s just because we’re crazy fans but for a second it felt like we were with Kira, like she was peering out of Nana’s eyes. In fact, it was a bit like the DS9 episode Far Beyond The Stars when Benny starts shouting “It’s REEAAL, I created it and its REAL!”. Kira feels more real now and we find ourselves watching Kira with more appreciation for having spoke to Nana. We wonder if being an actor is a bit like being a Trill host? You have all these previous symbionts (roles) and although those are part of your previous host’s life, they are still part of you and must influence you in someway. We thank Nana for the opportunity, she is absolutely lovely, very gracious to the fans and a pleasure to talk to.
We were incredibly privileged to speak to Jeri Ryan at The Greatest Show In the Galaxy. Even though she was very jet lagged, she remained as beautiful and witty as ever. As this was Jeri’s first visit to the UK, she was in high demand – plus she is official nerd bait!
Jeri and The Trekkie Girls
(Spot the Jem’Hadar in the background)
On both the Saturday and Sunday she had her own question and answer session that was packed out on both occasions. As we have mentioned before a lot questions were about her costume, her boobs and how her bathroom breaks resulted in a 20 minute production break. She did have some hot-of-the-press news for us though, that Body of Proof had been renewed so we get to see more of Kate Murphy (and her fabulous wardrobe!). We had so many questions we would have liked to have asked her, about 7 of 9 and her time on Voyager but we managed to squeeze in a few including asking Jeri’s advice on how she survives Star Trek Conventions. Jeri is going to be back in the UK for London Film and Comic Con on the 6th – 7th July and seeing her is a must for every Trekkie. What we loved about Jeri was how she loves science and geekyness. She even has her Borg Alcove in her games room! Thats why; Jeri is the Queen of the Trekkie Girl Collective!
24th Century Socialites. Often found in Quarks, Ten Forward and the VIP bars of Risa