Category Archives: Found On the Web

Sci-Fi and Star Trek Actors help raise over $6000 for Hurricane Irma relief

Want to help victims of the devastating Hurricane Irma AND have a chance of winning an autograph from one of these Trek/Sci-Fi actors? Star Trek fan and freelance writer Jay Stobie is leading a generous and genius campaign to raise funds for the Hurricane Irma Relief effort. Many Star Trek/Sci-Fi actors and crew (such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Pegg to name a few) are assisting by offering special incentives for donations. The top five largest donations will receive a personalised Autograph from Jennifer Morrison (Star Trek '09, Once Upon a Time) and a voicemail from Alistair Petrie (Rogue One). Donors will be picked randomly and can choose which autograph they'd like. Donors will be picked in succession until all autographs have gone. In the few days since the campaign started, $6000 has already been raised to provide food, water, shelter and medicine … Continue Reading ››

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Star Trek Discovery's latest casting - three Klingons - gives us the impression that there is a helluva story arc in development.DSC_Klingon.jpg We welcome all the new additions to our Trekkie collective! The new cast must all be looking at there twitter notifications and it looks like this.... Galaxy_Quest_1999_Screenshot_0771.jpg In addition to Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh who were announced recently, yesterday Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo were also added to the lineup. For character info and bio's see the Startrek.com article. The bit that intrigues us is the Klingon wording on the image. We took straight to deciphering it but it's been more tricky than anticipated. Some bits are straight forward however the font looks new so there's an element of interpretation. Over the five hours we spent picking it apart (and searching the house/garage/loft for the Klingon dictionary) we … Continue Reading ››

Choose your own crew with Sky Cinema UK

To Celebrate the Sky Cinema dedicated Star Trek Movies channel, Sky Cinema are giving us the chance to pick our own crew! It's not easy! We spend many hours discussing this amongst ourselves and with many of you. In fact, we were talking to Jordan Hoffman from the Official Engage Podcast just a couple of weeks ago about the complexities of picking your own crew. Its not just about the  individuals, its the relationships and how crew members complement each other. Whilst the likes of Spock, Data, Seven of Nine, Odo and T'Pol are brilliant characters. Would they all work well together? probably .... but the ship might not be as exciting without people like Dax, Tom Paris and Geordi for them to bounce off. As you can see from the video above, Picard is a legend amongst the new cast! And rightly so. Also, they need to watch more Star Trek! Hope you're enjoying … Continue Reading ››

CBS Action – Brief history of Trek

If you take a look at the 'features' section on CBS Action's website you might notice some familiar faces! Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 14.08.06 It's us! We have contributed to their Treklog feature and we'd love to know what you think? For you old timers you'll know all about the history of Star Trek but hopefully it sets a background for new fans joining us. We also throw some opinions in for good measure. What do you think? Did we accurately describe the major themes behind each series? Where are you on the journey? Were you there from the beginning? Were you part of the great assimilation of the 1990's? Or like our Trekkie In Training, part of the 21st century resurgence of Star Trek fandom? CBS Action is available on Sky 148, Virgin 192, Freeview 64 and freesat 137  

MAC Cosmetics Trek Inspired Collection

Load credit card and prepare to fire glitter! We are LOVING this! MAC Cosmetics and Star Trek are going on a joint mission to create a Trek inspired collection. As MAC enthusiast myself I think this is a perfect collaboration. Why? MAC has a culture of acceptance. It's ethos is to celebrate diversity and it's own words "we are for All Ages, All Races, All Sexes." They have taken the 'all races' part literally this time as their collection boasts Orion, Betazoid, Borg and Human influences as this image/advert indicates.
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Guessing they didn't want to pay Jeri, Marina and Nichelle for use of their image!
The irony is, the day before this was announced we were on the MAC Cosmetics site eyeing up their body paints for our Orion Slave Cosplay we are hoping to achieve at the Star Trek Las Vegas and Destination … Continue Reading ››

Portal 47 with Larry Nemecek

A couple of months ago we were teased with a new project called 'Portal 47' from "The universe's renowned authority" on all things Star Trek, Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek. 11855879_1496528707325010_6387179218097844395_n Portal 47 is now up and running and sounds amazing! It comes across as a virtual convention. If anyone has been to one of Larry's talks or stall at a convention you will know he is a wealth of knowledge with memories, archives and friends from all series.
"Portal 47 may not be for all Trek fans but if you crave a new way to get a virtual backstage pass and hear from new voices of people who were there, like a min-con package all year long no matter where you live... Then beam aboard and deep-dive through the Portal with us!" - Larry Nemecek
But why wait to go to a convention to get … Continue Reading ››

USS Riker’s Beard Recuiting Now!

If you haven't heard of the USS Riker's Beard then shame on you and on your hoooouuuuse! The good crew of the USS Riker's Beard are a group of Trekkies who met at the first Destination Star Trek London, all sharing the same hotel. The crew had brought with them the humble beginnings of their bridge set which has been slowly added to in the intervening years. Like all great crews they quickly built a strong rapport and meshed into one superb unit. Photo 07-02-2015 12 20 45 At the first DSTL the Riker’s Beard was simply then named the USS Customs House after their hotel. They later changed to the current name a name eponymous with all things great about science fiction generally in honour of the mighty hirsute one. The crew then started to build their ship from the inside out! samsarahContinue Reading ››

Alexander killed K’Ehleyr!

How this evaded the chief of security, a Sherlock Holmes loving Android and sophisticated forensic technology is remarkable. Found on one of the Star Trek fan groups on Facebook and posted with permission from it's original poster Allen Thompson. This theory has changed the way we think of sweet little Alexander. 12240132_1690488867864182_6495262292111857937_n By Allen Thompson.... Duras did not kill K'ehleyr! Alexander did! My evidence.. First he was a aggressive little boy that wanted to attack other children! That episode showed it. A future episode also showed he liked to lie. But let's get back to the episode that k'ehleyr was killed in. Worf comes in with Alexander to find her lying in blood. Does Alexander freak out?? No! He just stands their with almost evil stare. This little kid was not raised Klingon. He was raised more like a human. He should of freaked!! But let's continue. Worf ask who did this "Gowron?" He asked What does … Continue Reading ››

What not to buy a Trekkie for Christmas

In previous years, we have scouted the net far and wide looking for the best gifts to help give the Star Trek fan in your life that perfect prezzie. This year we thought we'd do things a bit differently. You see the problem with being such a well known fan of Star Trek is that it makes for easy gift giving. You can buy just about anything with the brand name stuck to it. Not to sound ungrateful but some products can range from weird to plain horrendous. So here's a few of our favourite 'What `the Spock, did they actually make that?' products.... The Wrath Of Khan - Spock dying - Christmas tree decoration When Hallmark were looking at Star Treks greatest moments to immortalise them, did they ever think 'Spock dying on a Christmas tree might be a bit naff?' Clearly not! You can enjoy this beautiful scene of … Continue Reading ››

Virtual Reality Tour of the Enterprise D

This preview of the VR tour of the Ent-D has been floating around a couple of days. We finally sat down to watch it. We are now convinced that if holodecks were to ever become a thing. We would be full blown Barclay style holo-addicts. You'll find us at Holo's Anonymous on a tuesday evening saying 'It's been 5 weeks since my last holosuite but I relapsed bad last night. I slept in my holographic quarters on board the Ent D again. Then I ran Vulcan Love Slave two in the holographic ships holodeck! I had to say 'computer end program' 6 times to get out!" As for this preview of the Enterprise. Yep we'd live there. We'd buy an Oculus Rift for this! Friendly request though. Please move Ten Forward off deck two. *Battling our nit-picking stereotype here*