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Sam is one of the original founders of Trekkie Girls. Loves a Tranya, would permanently reside on Risa and wants to be Lwaxana Troi when she grows up.

Star Trek Las Vegas Highlights and Giveaway!

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 Highlights
As 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 ››

DISCO fever at STLV

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!
San Diego Comic Con Discovery Season 2 News.
https://twitter.com/RebeccaRomijn/status/1020420798404689920 Star Trek once again took the spotlight at SDCC. We hope the Mirror Universe exhibition which was displayed will be able to … Continue Reading ››

Next Away Mission: Star Trek Las Vegas

Four weeks today we will be beaming into the mecca of Star Trek events: STAR TREK LAS VEGAS! Taking place at the Rio All Suites Hotel on the 1st - 5th August 2018 STLV features over 100 guests (last year was over 130 for indication of scale), recreation sets, a huge traders hall, walk up and scheduled autographs, costume contests,  Klingon karaoke, a philharmonic orchestra and many, many parties. Much like the city that hosts it, the party never stop at STLV. It is the galaxy class of Star Trek conventions! Previous years have seen exhibitions such as the 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition, original props and last year included props and Costumes from Star Trek Discovery a month before the shows premiere.   Guests so far include William Shatner, George Takei, Kate Mulgrew (squee!), Jeri Ryan, Rainn Wilson, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis ... the list goes on, check it out yourself. But suffice it to say … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

STLV 2018 – Day One and Two

  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 ››

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 ››

Discovery, Power Struggles and Romulans?

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!
Cloaking Devices
First, there's the issue of Cloaking Devices. We know in The Original Series, Kor's ship was the first Klingon vessel to be fitted with a device and it was assumed to be from a peaceful … Continue Reading ››

The Vulcan Hello + Battle at the Binary Stars Review

Whilst we are a bit late posting it (seriously this is why we don't podcast!) we were quick to meet up and discuss our thoughts on the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery. In short, we were blown away! The characters, the visuals, the story, the very concept that STAR TREK IS BACK!! There was too much to talk about in the brief time we had, but here's our initial thoughts. https://youtu.be/JIo1dBjJtc4  

It’s Star Trek Discovery Day

As we approach the final hours before Star Trek Discovery hits the internet waves, I find myself doing that walk Captain Picard does in The Best of Both Worlds, when he tours the ship before battling the Borg. Not that I feel we're heading into battle but the build up to Discovery has been intense. This moment feels like the calm before the storm and life won't be the same again. Michael Burnham That might sound dramatic but it's how I feel! I remember watching the last episode of Enterprise and feeling utter despair after, believing that was the closing chapter for Star Trek. Yes, it will always live on in re-runs, fan gatherings and books but the storytelling and ongoing social commentary would be absent. The films have been good, but it's like having a glass of prosecco when you could be drinking Champagne. But now us fans enter a new … Continue Reading ››