Star Trek In Concert at The Royal Albert Hall Review

As part of the Royal Albert Hall's Films in Concert, two showings of Star Trek were shown over the weekend, in conjunction with the Hall's Festival of Science. On Saturday the 2009 JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was performed and on Sunday it was Star Trek Beyond. We attended the Sunday concert and despite having attended a few Star Trek themed concerts at this venue, it always feels as if we are experiencing it for the first time when we go to the Royal Albert Hall.
The Concert
Star Trek Beyond musical score royal albert hall So why watch a movie that we have seen many times before at the Royal Albert Hall?  Because this time we're not just watching it, the priority is to listen. We all love the effect music has on motion pictures but hearing it performed live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir is … Continue Reading ››

Next Event: Star Trek in Concert – The Royal Albert Hall 2nd/3rd June

Star Trek The Royal Albert Hall There's still a chance to get your tickets for Star Trek in Concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and now there's even more reason to book! The Royal Albert Hall have announced a science talk and a quiz to coincide with the Saturday showing.
Science Behind The Movies
On Saturday 2nd of June there is a pre-show before the showing of the 2009 Star Trek Movie. Astrophysicist Dr Roberto Trotta will lead us through the ultimate voyage around the science (and the fiction!) behind some of your favourite sci-fi movies. From cloaking devices to alien civilizations, from warp drives to transporters, find out how sci-fi writers have boldly gone where no scientist has gone before – yet. Dr Roberto Trotta is an acclaimed science communicator and theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College, London, where he studies the properties and nature of dark matter … Continue Reading ››

Season One Final – Will You Take My Hand Review

WHAT AN EPISODE! What an incredible first season. Star Trek Discovery Crew - Will you take my hand 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 ››

Star Trek Discovery Finale – Tweet Along and Webcast

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 ››

Sci-Fi Ball – Day Two

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. IMG_0389

Gary Graham

The 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 Doohan

For those unfamiliar with the fan series Star Trek Continues, we highly recommend you give … Continue Reading ››

Sci-Fi Ball 24 – Day One

  5b7e8974-6b47-421a-9dd7-343a40e3284b 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. 7aa86789-e929-4ca0-a217-b130f26110b2 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” Roddenberry podcast – by Larry Nemecek

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.
Here's what Larry and Rod have to say:
On each 15-minute episode, Nemecek will be joined by a guest to

Where is the USS Discovery? What is Lorca up too?

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 Discovery
Star 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 Agenda
What 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 ››

TrekRanks – Top Five Two-Part Episodes

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 ››

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