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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 ››

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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Star Trek Beyond Event – Review

Star Trek is cool again! That was the vibe from last nights special fan event held at Paramount Pictures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM7H0ziPFfA Considering very little detail about the event was released prior, it was a spectacular affair with Paramount pulling out all the stops for an epic celebration that went 'beyond' showing us a trailer for the new movie. The event also encompassed a celebration of 50 years of Star Trek with Hollywoods biggest names like Rihanna and Slash paying tribute to the franchise and declaring their Trekkie status. Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 10.48.56 When we arrived at Stage 31 we were led through an Enterprise corridor to reveal the bridge style theatre where the Q&A's would take place. Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 17.17.13 The Q&A was moderated by Adam Savage from Myth Busters (and huge Trekkie) who sadly didn't blow anything up. JJ. Abrams and Justin … Continue Reading ››

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 ››