Category Archives: The Trek Life

#DSTE Day 2

**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in spelling, grammar and accuracy**   Day two is off to an amazing start. The event has sold out! We started by greening ourselves up because today we are Orion Slave Girls! ... Technically we are Orion officers! The additional makeup and dressing requirements meant we missed some early panels (that's the reason, honest!). But nothing was going to keep us away from Wil Wheatons panel! Wil Wheaton's Talk Here's what happened...
  • This was the first time in 20 years that he had appeared at a UK convention!
  • He spoke with such passion and enthusiasm it was infectious.
  • Defined by the entertainment industry as "he used to be an actor"
  • He loves to write and found he preferred directing
  • In 2000 - started website / blogging and reinvented himself that way
  • He has proved you CAN have a second … Continue Reading ››

#DSTE – Press conference

**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in our grammar, spelling or accuracy.** We've said it before and we'll say it again. Press conferences at Star Trek conventions are weird! Their primary function is to give major press outlets access to Star Trek's finest so they write about the event and get extra people through the doors. generationshd0102 They are similar to panels but as the questions aren't from hard core fans it has a totally different feel from the fan orientated questions. Still, we feel very lucky to attend these. Here's what happened... William Shatner is first up talking about social media - Kirk wouldn't use it. How he feels young, but not as young as he used too. About 50 years of Star Trek. There is a magic about Star Trek. He then even said that he saw an interview this morning with "these girls" (pointing to us in the first … Continue Reading ››

One week until #DSTE – Schedule available

One week until our favourite every-year-or-two event; Destination Star Trek. The schedule has been released and so begins the mission briefing! web-logo-v6 As you might see we have a couple of panels ourselves. Which we have began frantically preparing for! Please remember the details can change at anytime! Cosplay panel - We have been asked to host a panel on cosplaying and we are delighted to do! We don't claim to be expert cosplayers ourselves but we do dress up at conventions and are fascinated by the phenomenon. We have invited some of our friends as panelists. Misty Chance, the Trekkie Drag queen and Cosplay legend. If you have been to any of the DST's or the recent Star Trek Las Vegas convention you would have seen her sporting one of her many pro costumes including the Intendant, Seven of Nine, T'Pol, Queen Aracnia and Lwaxana Troi. Looking at her Continue Reading ››

For the Love of “For the Love of Spock”

*WARNING – SPOILER ALERT! *

Noble. Dignity. Artist. Integrity. Human. Logical. Humble. Hope. Cool. Loving. Love.

(THE mensch of menschs?!)

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As Sam reiterated during our anniversary Periscope shenanigans, after his passing in February 2015, what started out as a 50th Anniversary “Spock special”, evolved somewhat in to a well deserved “This Is Your Life, Leonard Nimoy”, and what a captivating story it is! Charting the highs and lows of the life of such an incredibly complex and talented man, genuinely loved and admired by all who knew him. When I sat down to watch ‘For the Love of Spock’ (a day late, as you would have come to expect from me!), I never intended to write a “review”, nor to write this much, but throughout the film I just found I had so much to say. It literally had me balling within the first three minutes, and … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery – Timeline revealed, Who we hope to see…

At the Television Critics Press Association Press tour (we don't know what that is either!) Bryan Fuller spilled some goodies about the new Star Trek series Discovery. If you haven't read all about it, check out this article from Variety who were reporting live from the event. Then come back whilst I speculate with my thoughts! Here's a cheat sheet of the news thanks to Screen Junkies.discofacts Just as a caveat to the above, I can't find any direct source that states the series will be set in the Klingon Wars. It's probably a good guess as a lot of events have been ruled out such as the Romulan war (Battle of Axanar) and The Kobayashi Maru.  Bryan Fuller did mention Amanda Grayson too but it didn't read as definite that her character is included. Whilst in Vegas, Carole and I spent a lot of time speculating with others … 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 ››

Star Trek Las Vegas – Review pt. 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz7vc9hSfPo The five day long convention has passed us at Warp Speed! We're sorry we didn't do daily blog posts but we barely had a chance to eat or sleep! Hopefully you caught our extensive twitter feed covering all aspects. 1arrived Wednesday The convention formally opens at 2.30, we're not sure why so late there must be a logical reason? On a selfish level this is fine as Sam has only just landed! We spend the afternoon getting our bearings, walking in and out of panels, drooling over the vendors room (especially the MAC Station - more on that soon!) and bear hugging old friends and twitter acquaintances. Something we discovered early on was that we were suffering 'missing out syndrome'. This might sound insulting if you weren't able to attend the convention and wished too but even at the event itself, there is always something else going on. When you're sat in … Continue Reading ››

A TiT’s Musings About Star Trek Beyond

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* WARNING - SPOILER ALERT! *

I have been a very excited little TiT these past few weeks. The release of Star Trek Beyond marks the first “new Trek” that I have experienced since becoming a Trekkie in Training and fully-fledged TrekkieGirl. It was great to see my excitement and enthusiasm mirrored in two such hardcore Trekkies like Sam and Carole. Having sadly been unable to attend the EPIC world premiere in San Diego because of the quite serious potential to loose both jobs and husbands following our whirlwind trip to LA, we had to settle for the next best thing – the very first screening of Star Trek Beyond at our local cinema, the Vue at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. There was no discussion to be had, we would attend the triple bill screening including both Star Trek and Into Darkness, before the hotly anticipated … Continue Reading ››

New Star Trek Series to air on Netflix UK

We love it when StarTrek.com tweet something at 2pm. It  probably means they want maximum viewing across all timezones! And today was no exception. Another trickle of information about the new Star Trek Series. newstartrek From this press release we can deduce that Neelix Netflix will be the home of the New Series here in the UK (and 187 other countries not including US and Canada who are special) YESSS!! You'll also have noticed that all series including the animated series have returned to Netflix and as a consequence, our boxsets have returned back to the loft. Each episode will be shown on Netflix within 24 hours of airing in the United States. For more info, including the special arrangements for America and Canada check out the news from Star Trek If you haven't read it already, check out our speculationspeculationspeculation regarding the series