WHAT AN EPISODE! What an incredible first season. The first season of Star Trek Discovery was in our opinion the strongest opening of any Star Trek series. The story about the soldier and the general which Burham narates was the perfect analogy for the first season. Burham experiences fear (the encounter with the Klingon) which creates a chain of events that happens very fast. Her actions to protect her Captain can be explained when we learn how her parents were killed by Klingons and the maternal relationship she has with Georgiou. Looking back we realise how much empathy we have had with Burnham. We have been on this crazy journey with her. Michael and the crew have been on a warp speed, spore speed, non stop race against some deadly foes, they have been deceived, hurt and manipulated since day one. … Continue Reading ››
If you're fortunate enough to watch Star Trek Discovery in North America then you get the benefit of enjoying a respectable start time (Sunday evenings make for great TV watching) and the collective benefit of sharing your thoughts immediately with others either with After Trek or on social Media. Whilst watching on Netflix certainly has its advantages, a launch time of Monday morning isn't exactly sociable or viable watching time for most. This results in many of us taking social media blackout mondays. When we saw that many of the Discovery actors were partaking in a live tweet along to the season one finale, we felt more envious than Harry Kim at a promotion ceremony. So we are having our own!! Join us and the following for our tweet along tomorrow night 20:00 GMT with:
Sonequa Martin-Green, Mary Wise, Jason Isaacs, William Shatner, Damien - The Irish … Continue Reading ››
Day two of the Sci-if Ball and after a nice big fry up breakfast we settled into the main hall to listen to our favourite guests.
Gary GrahamThe day started with a talk by Gary Graham who is best known (to us!) for his role as Ambassador Soval in Enterprise. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959746909672964096 Gary spoke about how he got the part of Soval and thought he was going to be a one-off appearance in the pilot episode. He also spoke to Rick Berman for a briefing on how Vulcans think, feel and behave. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959754444912123904 Highlight: Gary has a great sense of humour and is a complete contrast to Soval. So it was extra delightful when he went full on Vulcan at the end of the talk and give us the customary Vulcan greeting. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959755730143338496 Weird bit: https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959752058525151232
Vic Mignogna and Chris DoohanFor those unfamiliar with the fan series Star Trek Continues, we highly recommend you give … Continue Reading ››
It's the 24th Sci-Fi Ball at the Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton which once again has an incredible line up. Representing Star Trek are Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax, DS9), vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk, ST: Continues), Chris Doohan (ST 09, Into Darkness and St Continues) and Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval, ENT). The event is on all weekend and we highly suggest you drop all your plans and join us. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959473283027513344 We spent the afternoon interviewing the guests asking them about their time in Star Trek. Be sure to check back early next week when these will be posted. The hotel has been assimilated and includes the fantastic Star Trek sets from the USS Riker's Beard which you are free to enjoy and take your photo with. The opening ceremony was like a warp core explosion of energy with all guests taking the stage. Followed by a … Continue Reading ››
The Trek Files - A brand new Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast hosted by Larry Nemecek aka "Dr Trek" begins TODAY! If you have ever seen Larry at a convention or the material he shares online you'll see he is a living memory-alpha for all things Star Trek. And this is exactly what he'll be bringing to the weekly podcast. What we love about it:
- It's perfect for the 'deep divers'. Fans who are thirsty for more knowledge and obscure facts.
- Fantastic guests. We can't wait for the D.C Fontana episode.
- The title is genius.
- Only 15 minutes. We miss out on many great podcasts because there simply isn't the time to listen. This gets straight to the point.
On each 15-minute episode, Nemecek will be joined by a guest to
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Fresh from watching Star Trek Discovery "Despite Myself" the Trekkie Girls share their reaction to this AMAZING episode. In our usual style we have some theories including:
- What's Stamets deal?
- What role will L'Rell play?
- Which Mirror universe episodes should Trekkies In Training watch?
- Who is dead or alive?
- Voq/Tyler speculation
Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for continuing to follow our Trek into fandom. Once again we have another very exciting year ahead of us. Make sure you check out our Future Events page to see which events we'll be attending this year. We hope to you at some, if not all. **Spoilers ahead**
New DiscoveryStar Trek Discovery restarts the second half of Season One in a matter of hours on the 7th January (US and Canada) and 8th January everywhere else on Netflix. At the end of 'Into the Forest I Go' we all saw Captain Lorca override the spore navigation drive. But where did he send them?
Lorca's AgendaWhat did Lorca DO!? Since the second episode of Discovery we have been back and forth with where we stand on Lorca. These characters are deeper than the classic goodie/baddie archetypes so we are happy to indulge … Continue Reading ››
This week I was honoured to be a guest on brilliant TrekRanks Podcast. It's Prime Directive is to encourage positive discussion on all aspects of Star Trek. It achieves this by asking guests to talk about their 'top five' of various Trek subjects. It is hosted by the cordial host Jim Moorhouse (@EnterpriseExtra on Twitter) and has a format that is very conducive to exploring all the best aspects of Star Trek. Myself along with Rob Chapman from the Trek Book Club on twitter were guests this week to discuss our top five two-part episodes. At first the thought of narrowing down to five filled me with dread. There's too many! But when I made peace with the fact that there were no right or wrong answers, I found I picked the episodes that gave … Continue Reading ››
On the 5th of November some lucky Trekkies from around the UK were invited to special Star Trek Discovery Fan event in London hosted by Netflix. Including an Exhibition of props, viewing of the latest episode and Q&A with Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Shazad Latiff (Ash Tyler) and Aaron Harberts (Executive Producer). https://www.instagram.com/p/BbHR-2ngPmJ/?taken-by=trekkiegirls
The ExhibitionProps from the Star Trek Exhibition in Blackpool were on display including the USS Discovery's Captains chair, uniforms and props. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/927153167078477824 There was no doubt that @StarTrekNetflix put in some command level We were also treated to delicious Starfleet and Klingon pastry treats. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/927162826678067200
Si Vis Pacem, Para BellumThe main event was an early viewing of the latest episode. The first to be written by Star Trek Novelist Kirsten Beyer. The audience LOVED it, especially the "needs of the many" conversation between Burnham and Tyler.
Q&AThe highlight of the event was the Question and Answer session with Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Jason … Continue Reading ››
Star Trek Discovery's ninth episode "Into The Forest I Go" has left a plethora of untied threads for us fans whom, lets face it, are more accustomed to a cliffhanger revolving around whether a main character
gets their requested pay rise dies at the end.
We also haven't had any 'mid season' breaks either. For better or worse they give us a chance to reflect and do our favourite thing....SPECULATE!
So what big change do we predict/want to see in the next half? I'll let Carole and Sarah speak for themselves but my (Sam's) reaction after watching episode nine was ROMULANS!
Here's my logic and it's about to get Political so watch out snowflakes!