The Trekkie Girls respond to questions from followers including; what we think of the newly announced Star Trek London line up and; How to make the most of your time talking to the guest stars.
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
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!
We wanted to bring you a post ahead of tomorrows Destination Star Trek London’s guest announcements. (very excited about the competitions and announcements!)
The cast, the actors who play the characters are the focal point at conventions. The most memorable events we have been to, were organised with as much exposure to the stars as possible.
On a Starship, the bridge crew wouldn’t get anything done if it weren’t for the redshirts, the dilithium miners and ships counsellor. That example doesn’t quite parallel Star Trek in terms of Actors v Production crew as we wouldn’t want to devalue their role. Lets say that the production crew are like the Admirals and Academy teachers. They set the mission and often get accused of being baddies!
Continue reading Guest Wish List DSTL
However we must confess to having a soft spot for Chase Masterson. We keep saying she was a complete sweetheart (because it’s true) and she is the ultimate Trekkie Girl.
We wanted to dedicate an entire post to Chase, not just because she took the time to talk to us but because she always take time to spend with all the fans. That sort of contact really makes fans feel valued. Plus she thought we were teenagers! (Our holiday to Ba’ku must have done us good!)
Carole and Sam get all professional-like in their first convention report, recorded live from The Longest Named Greatest Show In The Galaxy in Peterborough. In this first of a two parter, we give a brief update of Saturdays events.
- Interviews with Jeri Ryan, Nana Visitor, Chase Masterson and Alice Krige
- Video update from Sunday recorded live
- Write up on the group Star Trek talks
- Pictures from the event
- More info on How To Survive a Star Trek Convention