We're counting down the hours until the longly anticipated Destination Star Trek returns to Birmingham and we have a few things planned we want to share plus some things to help you plan.
Photo credit: Rory Lewis Photography. As Rain Robinson declared "you can't stop a girl speculating!" And that's what we intend to do with the Untitled Picard Series. With our usual disclaimer that we promise not to go all Ferengi/EMH should there be any similarity to what's actually produced. Which isn't a risk because Star Trek writers are 1000 times more talented and creative. Remember, the Trekkie Girls know nothing. We are not a news site, we are just plain and simple bloggers. In our last vBlog I (Sam) speculated what I'd like to see. In short:
- The aftermath of the Dominion war left some paranoid bad Admirals in Starfleet.
- Section 31 gained too much power granted to them by the admiralty when it was convenient during war time.
- The destruction of Romulas has created a refugee class in the galaxy.
- A minority of Romulans have resorted to terrorism (Radicalised by Nero's tribe) but most want the … Continue Reading ››
Disco Trek - L'Rell - Listen Now I recently had the privilege and honour to appear on the Disco Trek Podcast. Part of the Tricorder Transmissions network which delivers thought provoking discussions on a variety of Star Trek topics. The two hosts Heather Barker (@LLAPawsper) and Jeff Hulit (@WarpFactorJeff) have been providing a review of each Star Trek Discovery episode. Whilst the series is on Hiatus, they are deep diving into the characters. When the opportunity to deep dive on the topic of L'Rell's character, I put in a request to participate and was fortunate enough to appear along with Jeff, Heather and Anika (@manicpixiedane) who beautifully coined the term Social Justice Klingon Warrior Princess! Before I appeared on the show I pondered which way to approach the discussion and that led me to question why I am so intrigued by L'Rell? I think … Continue Reading ››
The details of the parties have been released and we are 5 weeks away from our next away mission DESTINATION STAR TREK BIRMINGHAM!! Taking place 19th - 21st October at the NEC Birmingham. The most important details ... the parties have just been released and the provisional schedule has been made available. Remember, these timetables can and very often do change. You'll need to keep an eye out throughout the weekend. But it helps us to start planning.
GuestsYou won't find this many Star Trek guests anywhere in Europe. The top names so far include:
- Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher)
- Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
- Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
- Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway)
- William Shatner (Captain Kirk)
- Jason Isaacs (Lorca)
- Mary Chieffo (L'Rell)
- Michael Dorn (Worf)
- Kenneth Mitchell (Kol)
- Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
- Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax)
- Walter Koenig (Chekov)
We discuss the 'Picard announcement' and what we hope to see with a disclaimer that WE TOTALLY WON'T LAWYER UP IF THIS HAPPENS! We talk about Season two of Star Trek Discovery and our Trek Goals - what we are doing to survive from one Star Trek Convention to the next. We bought our T-Shirts from Chase Masterson to support the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. A non profit organisation which works to educate and support children, teens and adults to overcome bullying and social injustice, and to transform their struggles into strengths, using stories and characters from pop culture TV, film, and comics.
The Saturday of any convention is always the busiest. Fortunately at STLV this never leads to suffering. It's a combination best described as Starship on red alert with officers racing to their stations and a party on Risa, where no one knows anyone but you're all friends. We had no idea that this day was going to pan out the way it did. Earlier in the week we briefly stopped to say Hi to someone at CBS and they said "We got a surprise this weekend, I think you'll like it". We didn't think anything of it. Perhaps an Enterprise shaped cat basket was about to be announced!? We gazed at the info on the screen informing us Alex Kurtman had a surprise announcement and suspected that they were going to tell us the air date of Season 2 Discovery. Or that they had cast Spock. BUT THEN THIS HAPPENED!!...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jPFtLRgjVc Patrick Stewart wasn't billed to be at STLV … Continue Reading ››
The atmosphere at the years STLV is so much more relaxed despite there being so much more original and new content to see. So far, it's the best year! We start the day with a DS9 talk.
Deep Space Nine PanelCreation Enterainment's top Admiral Adam has joined the band are performing a very cool soft rock version of the DS9 theme track! Sorry we didn't record it. We take those 'no recording' requests serious as we'd like Press Passes granted in future years! The panel consisted of Ira Steven Behr, Nicole de Boer, Andrew Robinson, James Darren and Chase Masterson. Something we have noticed every time we see Ira is that he is very open to self criticism and openly encourages it from the audience and and the panel participants. Unsurprisingly these are the people who need that feedback the least because they are so highly regarded. This is certainly the case … Continue Reading ››
Our first day at STLV and we get straight of the plane and into the Mirror universe! Pretty sure we’ve seen that episode before! https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/1025138619659444224 The first thing we like to do as soon as we get to a convention is see everything and everyone immediately! Luckily we are doing an autograph giveaway with Creation Entertainment so this was a great chance to mingle. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/1025063280333578240?s=21 We managed one drink in Quarks before the jet lag threatened to leave us u conscious on the convention floor so we called it an early night.
Voyager Panel.We’re up bright and early this morning (this’ll be the last time that happens!) so we beat the queue at Hash House a Go Go and order the biggest breakfast we have ever seen. Voyager panel is first with Jeri Ryan, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ, Robert Beltran and Ethan Phillips. Hosted by Chase Masterson they were a blast sharing their banter. Some of the news that came out: Garrett was … Continue Reading ››
The schedule for Star Trek Las Vegas hasn't arrived yet but that doesn't mean we can't start planning. We have lots to look forward too with so much planned and announced already. We are also very fortunate to be working with STLV organisers Creation Entertainment to giveaway autographs throughout the event! Read on to find out how you can get one...
Event HighlightsAs we said in our previous blog post, STLV boasts the largest gathering of Discovery guests ever! It's almost everyone. We want to hear every word and soak in the positivity that emanates from the cast so we're hoping for lots of Discovery panels. We're particularly thrilled that Gersha Phillips, Discovery's costume designer will be attending. We hope she gets a panel to detail her incredible work and perhaps give us some hints of what's to come. We have heard that the Discovery Mirror Universe Exhibition which was at SDCC at the weekend will be appearing at … Continue Reading ››
Star Trek Las Vegas is now 8 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds away! (And we're not adjusting for the time zone difference - we're not Data!). We are all very lucky Trekkies because we are being graced with the largest ever Star Trek Discovery guest count at a Star Trek Convention! Here is the list of DSC guests: Sonequa Martin-Green (Burham) Doug Jones (Saru) Mary Wiseman (Tilly) Anthony Rapp (Stamets) Shazad Latif (Tyler/Voq) Anson Mount (Pike) Mary Chieffo (L'Rell) Jason Isaacs (Lorca) Wilson Cruz (Culber) Rainn Wilson (Mudd) James Frain (Sarek) Jayne Brook (Admiral Cornwell) Sam Vartholomeos (Connor) Emily Coutts (Detmer) Sara Mitch (Airiam) Oyin Oladejo (Owosekun) Kenneth Mitchell (Kol) And the all important behind-the scenes people: Gersha Phillips (Costume Designer) Neville Page (Creature and Concept designer) Glenn Hetrick (Make Up and effects designer). So almost everyone from Discovery will be there! Good job it's a big stage!