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Smooth that groove

The future as depicted in Star Trek has it all. Fancy technology, excellent mental and physical health, weather nets and Dabo. We can be forgiven for feeling inferior and primitive at times. But there are times when you occasionally think of something that we have and that future doesn’t. And that our friends is this:

 
 
This might be the best bit of plastic a Trekkie Girl could be packing since the USS Enterprise edition of Mastercard. If we could send one item to the future to our lyrca clad sisters it would be this. And possibly a Diet Coke.
 

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Star Trek Game Cinema Giveaway

Game UK are giving away complimentary cinema tickets to Star Trek into Darkness when you pre-order Star Trek – The Video Game.

In conjunction with Paramount Pictures and game developer Namco Bandai, the giveaway is supported on any format of the game and allows one full priced adult to see the the movie we’re all waiting for at a Cineworld cinema nation wide.

Consider how often we will probably see this film, and how expensive cinema tickets are, we ask ourselves, What would Quark do!?

For more details see this press release via Namco Bandai

We’ll have more to say about Star Trek The Video Game next week so keep an eye out. We’ll be trying it for ourselves and letting you know all about it.

 

What The Spock shall I wear?

For us, this week will be like watching Data watching a kettle boil. If we had an internal chronometer, we’d turn it off. If we had a Delorean, we’d be 88mph into Friday.

 
We talk a lot about costuming (or cosplaying for the trendy greeks). But if it’s not your thing, don’t dispair. There will be lots of people in ‘civilians’.
 
However as we have mentioned in some of our previous post such as Trek Fashion Beams Down To London and Colour Blocking Federation Style there are many highstreet stores that are selling garments ‘in the style’ of Star Trek. So if you want to wear something ‘inbetween’, these items make good tributes to Trek Style. We’re sure Garak would approve. For the Ladies:

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Costuming on a Budget?

The economics of the future may be somewhat different but for those of living pre WW3, when going to a Star Trek event we have to watch our income. 
We’ll cover more details in regards to accommodation and travel for Destination Star Trek London in a later post but for those of you wanting to dabble in dressing up, as well as our previous posts, this may help.

Choosing to dress up is a big step. But it can be pricey. I (Sam) made my first costume when I was about 14. I got a red T-Shirt and Black felt-tipped pen and coloured in the TNG costume. Then I covered my head with a pink swimming hat and went to school dressed as Captain Picard! I even gelled my brothers hair back, pasted his face in talcum powder and called him Data. It is a mystery I how survived the day! 
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When I got older, I got fussier but without the means to pay for my newly acquired expensive taste. So my stepdad destroyed his favourite red T-Shirt to make me this:

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How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part Two

You spoke, we listened. You want to hear about Cosplaying so here is everything we know. British sci-fi fans are no longer the reserved stereotype. Once we put on our com badge and ridges we become as overt as a Dabo Girl on the Venus drug.
When it comes to picking what you want to wear. Decide now. Don’t leave it until two weeks before to decide that you want to dress up as some sort of Nausicaan/vedek hybrid. Dressing up needs planning, planning, planning. Check out our video blog about Cosplaying:
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Federation News Service

There are so many great Trek related stories circulating the Federation News Network this week, we thought we’d take a minute to gather them altogether for you.
4th April
If you follow Nichelle Nichols on twitter. Your jaw would have dropped when she uploaded this picture of her with a fan:
Obama has fan-boy wrote all over him! Whatever their beliefs, it is always reassuring to know that a politician likes Star Trek. Would you vote for someone who hadn’t watched Star Trek? 
Oh, and Nichelle, Love the necklace! Source: @RealNichelle

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Colour Blocking, Federation Style

We just had to share this with you. Whilst spending our newly paid Latinum, look what we found at Karen Millen:
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How fabulously Starfleet! We have noticed that the UK fashion scene is becoming more and more Trek influenced as we reported from London Fashion week where Jasper Conran plagiarised Spocks outfit from The Voyage Home. 
We’re heading to Karen Millen now with our Comm badges and pips!
Not too sure about their shoes, but this pair oozes fabulous Captain with Starfleet colours and a tribute to Qo’noS:


Now the tough choice. Which one do we buy first? Which one do we leave until next months pay check? (not including the Louboutins, to afford them we’d have to commit to horrid acts that would make a Jem’Hadar cry.)