Category Archives: The Trek Life

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 ››

Living my best Trek Life

On Star Trek's 51st Anniversary, I reflect back on my summer of Star Trek. As part of our midlife crisis, my family and I have spent the summer in the United States of America, touring parts we have never been before and and some we have. And you know what they have a lot of in America? STAR TREK! So with my ever tolerant and patient hubby and son, we scheduled in plenty of trekkie goodness into the trip.
San Diego Comic Con
SDCC was unexpected when we planned to come here. This was an incredible experience where I got to meet our soon-to-be favourite characters and writers from Star Trek Discovery by moonlighting for TrekCore. Check out posts from the press conference, interviews and Discovery Exhibit.
Star Trek Las Vegas
Five days of non-stop Trek goodness at Star Trek Las Vegas. This year had more of a family/friends reunion feel … Continue Reading ››

Could YOU offer Spot the cat a furever home on #NationalStarTrekDay?

Spot is looking to boldly go to a new home where she can live long and prosper this #NationalStarTrekDay on Friday 8th September.

Spot

  The eight-year-old ginger female, named after android Data’s cat in the sci-fi TV series, has been waiting for a new home at Blue Cross Cambridge for 45 days after being brought in due to a change in her previous owner’s circumstances. Spot was a female (for the most part) cat and Data’s pet in the much-loved show. She lived with him while he served aboard the USS Enterprise-D and -E and he even wrote a poem about her entitled “Ode to Spot”. Sarah Bates, Blue Cross Cambridge animal welfare supervisor, said: “In his poem, Data referred to Spot as a true and valued friend. We’re sure our Spot will make someone just as loyal a companion who enjoys a fuss … Continue Reading ››

UK Star Trek Bloggers Chat – Thursday 6th April

Tomorrow you can watch us live on a UK Trekkie Bloggers conflab thing! Join us at 20:00 GMT to watch this subspace show! Watch Now: Set up by our mate Dan from The Trekkies Guide To The Galaxy we'll be joining him, B Jones from SFB Events (The Trekologist), James Dillon - the illustrious Captain of the USS Riker's Beard and  Liam Dillon - From the exemplary Facebook Star Trek Costuming group. We'll be discussing a range of issues surrounding Star Trek and giving our opinions! As a special treat, Dan is giving away two signed pictures of Vaughn Armstrong to the person who asks the best question! (Hoping it will be us!) 17634733_753825694786712_2639299678811980362_n With such exciting news about Star Trek Discovery just announced we can't wait to have a conflab with fellow Trekkies to delve into the nitty gritty speculation

Why Star Trek and it’s Fans will be different in 2017. And how we will adapt.

There's an internet meme doing the circuits that beautifully demonstrates the impact that 2016 has had on the many of us. 2016 has been one for the history books in both regards to current affairs and Star Trek. 2016 Let us focus on Trek. The TL;DR is a mixed bag, mostly epic. The year began with the best announcement ever. A new Star Trek series announced, Star Trek Beyond was released, the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin and a global celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary. For us, our love of Star Trek has taken us to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Birmingham, met more friends, old and new and sparked that feeling of 'newness' regarding Star Trek that is reminiscent of the 1990's. But Star Trek is all about looking forward. Here's what we think will make Star Trek and it's fandom feel different from it's previous incarnations; Social Media Star Trek Enterprise ended before Facebook and … Continue Reading ››

2016 – My Incredible Year as a Terrible Trekkie in Training

What a year 2016 has been for everyone huh? I mean, good and bad. In fact, an awful lot of bad, but it is not the purpose of this post to dwell on those. There have however been highlights, certainly for me personally. I downloaded my Tweet archive today because I was looking for a particular Tweet. I realised that I hadn’t done this since August 2015! You may be wondering what my point is here, but it kind of just sums up my 2016 really. I mean, where the hell did it go?! I know everybody says it, every year, but these past 12 months have literally just flown by. The Tweet archive thing is poignant because I always used to download my Tweets when I did my TNG season reviews, as a means of refreshing my memory. I started Season 5 on the 29th March this year and I’ve only reached episode 11. I … Continue Reading ››

5 Political and Ethical Lessons from The Drumhead

Unapologetic political post with opinions! I'm writing this post under my own name as with everything in politics. It's a personal thing. It's also collective. And it feels good to share. I've been open about my political leanings. I've worked in that battle field. I've stood for election many times and served public office for some years. My underlying principles have been always been Liberal and Star Trek was the influence and educator for me.
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But I was born in Hawaii!
When I went to bed the night of the US Election, I noted that I felt the same as I did the night of the EU referendum. Smug reassurance that everything was going to be fine and go the way I thought it would... and should. Watching the results come in that night  I felt like the crew of DS9 checking on the weekly casualty reports during the Dominion war.
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Review – Lovarzi Official licensed products

If you're looking for Christmas gifts for a Trekkie than take a look at these winter wonders from Lovarzi. As we state in our vblog review, we are cautious when people ask us to review their products - mostly because we don't want to be in the awkward position of having to saying anything negative should we believe the product be worthy of disposable by a garbage scow! Fortunately we were relieved to discover that the Umbrella's and Scarf's on offer from Lovarzi were good quality so we were happy to give them an honest review. Available to buy direct from Lovarzi whilst stock lasts ... Perfect for this British weather!

#DSTE Day 2 pt2 –  Party!

**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in spelling, grammar and accuracy** Last night was the second of the Destination Star Trek Europe parties. This one was themed 'Quarks bar and casino as was the venue for the official celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary. The party was held at the Hilton Metropole which was a superb venue and conveniently close to the NEC. You have the added advantage of being able to access the main bar. The Star Trek Rat Pack performed who were brilliant and hilarious. They had edited their routine for the British audience. For example at Star Trek Las Vegas they sang "you can't get a good drink at Rio" to "you can only get a good drink in England" Apparently Chase played before but we were in the queue at the bar (longer than Shatners autograph line!) but we hear she was incredible. After the performance Walter Koenig cut the specially commissioned birthday cake … Continue Reading ››