After binge watching S1 of The Red Shirt Diaries (thanks for joining us on our tweet-along!) we got in touch with Ashley (aka Ensign Williams) for a chat before the launch of Season 2. Season 2 launched last week with the Menagarie pt 1 & 2 now available and it continues it's fitting tribute to TOS with its wit, style and improved fancy visual effects! How did you get started with RSD? I had had the idea for THE RED SHIRT DIARIES right after I graduated from university with the intent of building a show around a rewatch of TOS. I'd never seen TOS in order and blogs are such a popular medium that it seemed a natural match. When I met Jason Inman I told him about the idea and he was able to bring the skills and understanding of youtube to THE RED SHIRT DIARIES and start it into production. (for those who don't … Continue Reading ››
If you follow Larry Nemecek's Trekland Blog (and if you don't, you can't sit with us!) you would have heard about this mysterious Portal 47. We've been curious about this like a lowly officer is curious about the Omega directive, but our wait is over. On Wednesday 9th September at 19.00 Pacific Time, 22.00 Eastern Time or 03.00 on Thursday in the UK, Mr Trekland himself will reveal all! And you can hear for yourself via a teleconference (let's call it subspace!) or listen online. You can sign up for yourself to get information direct from the source. Larry informs us that he is hoping to add some European friendly times in the future so we don't miss out (although dealing with us sleepy/drunk Brits is so much more fun!). Larry Nemecek is immensely popular at conventions, podcasts and all over the Trek Community for his unique insider knowledge into the franchise. … Continue Reading ››
Unless you have been condemned to Talos for the past week you will have heard that The Red Shirt Diaries Season 2 is about to drop on the Trekkie Community. And here is where we must confess our dirty secret. We haven't seen season one yet! Because we always intend too, we haven't quite got round to doing it. But we don't want to get left behind. All our podcaster/ blogger friends like it and have interviewed Ashley Robinson (writer, producer and actress) who stars in the web series. But that's about to change. Tonight at 9pm UK time we will sit down and watch them. If you also haven't had the chance to watch it, or you want to refresh yourself before season 2 starts, join us tonight on Twitter at 9pm. In brief, the Red Shirt Diaries follows Ensign Williams on the first 10 episodes of the … Continue Reading ››
Having stumbled across this snippet on Treknews of an interview with Simon Pegg with the New York Daily News, we are pleased to learn that Simon Pegg has been referring to Memory Alpha whilst writing for Star Trek: Beyond. We're hoping this means lots of hidden Easter eggs, crossovers and blantent references in our belovered Star Trek universe. We know that Pegg is a self confessed fan, so why do we love that he is browsing our favourite Trek site? For Borg level perfection, obviously! We like our references to be tidy and laser scalpel sharp. It's also a good indication that he respects the franchise and us nit-picky fans, that he wants to deliver it well. Either that or he went to google a spelling (maybe Qo'noS!? - ouch!) and then got stuck in the most horrendous wiki-loop ever. Btw, does anyone else play this game on Memory Alpha? Pick two random and … Continue Reading ››
Happy New Year everyone! We keep meaning to parody things but there are so many talented and faster jokesters out there, we'll share their good work instead. Checkout this Borg Bass (no Tribbles):
Our friends at the New Starship Foundation are eBaying the Captain Picard chair from their Bridge that they salvaged from the 1998 Star Trek Tour.
If us Trekkies have ever got so close to owning THE Picard's chair, THIS IS IT!!
Here are the details:
100% of the proceeds go to the educational nonprofit New Starship Foundation
This Star Trek The Next Generation Captain's Chair was originally made by Paramount Studios created
for a Star Trek Tour in 1998, then the chair sat outside for over 5 years, left to rot. … Continue Reading ››
**Note: this contest is for US residents only**
Imagine you're having lunch with LeVar Burton, what do you talk about? Keep it sophisticated and talk about literacy? Or geek out and ask how he developed the Geordi barrel roll?
Think quickly because if you are a US resident and sign up for a free We Care account, you may find yourself in that situation.
We-Care.com is in partnership with the AIDS Research Alliance. When you sign up and shop through their website, a contribution is made towards AIDS research. To promote this worthy cause, LeVar Burton will have lunch with one lucky person who signs up. What a great guy!
The contest is open until the 9th January. Good … Continue Reading ››
What do you buy the Trekkie who has everything? We assume that most fans have the basics, the DVDs (in various formats and editions), the books, the T-Shirts - even the rubbish ones but its sacrilege to throw away anything that bears the word Star and Trek.
So we look to the great material continuum to provide. Here is what we have found:
Forget Diamonds, A VISOR is a girls best friend! Not sure whether the creator went out to design a ring that looked like Geordi's eye wear or if it was a happy accident but it is certainly unique!
We love this item but only buy this for your most dedicated Trekkie Girl or your love life might start to resemble Geordi's too.
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Anovos, the premium Star Trek and Battlestar costuming gurus, have just sent out this email announcing their new Standard line of costumes. Designed to be comfortable and accurate, most importantly they have used the word 'affordable'. This is great news for those of us who want the look but not the credit card debt!
24th Century Socialites. Often found in Quarks, Ten Forward and the VIP bars of Risa