We're back! Join us this Friday night for our usual Trekkie shenanigans. Including:
🖖 Lower Decks ep 1 'Second Contact' Review 🖖 Our thoughts on characters so far 🖖 Review of S3 Discovery 🖖 Best episodes of the season 🖖 Burnham and Tilly's promotions 🖖 Return of Kenneth Mitchell. 🖖 Star Trek themed cocktails - This week is the 'Emerald Chain'
If you haven't already signed up for Amazon Prime Video in anticipation of Star Trek: Picard premiering on the 24th January then this is the perfect time to subscribe. If you sign up for a free trial on the 24th you get 30 days free trial period. That means you get four episodes of Star Trek: Picard for free!
We were fortunate enough to attend the London Premiere and we promise you are going to love this series! Here we give a spoiler free review of the event:
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If you watched our livestream last night, you would have noticed a new feature called "Take Me Out To The Holosuite". Submit any character from the Star Trek Universe and we'll write a short story about them.
Let us know if you like this new feature! Here's our first one where we share what we think Will Riker and Deanna Troi are doing now.....
A pack of small dogs are sprinting in an immaculate garden. The four dogs are no bigger than Earth chihuahuas, beautifully groomed and their collars adorned with wadi gemstones.
The dogs dart between rock gardens, leap over small streams and brush past the Muktok plants. As they reach their intended destination at the magnificent palatial house, the imposing doors opened to let the small … Continue Reading ››
In December last year we learned that Marina Sirtis aka Deanna Troi would be making her West End debut at Trafalgar Studios. The show wouldn't be running for long (it's final performance is the 3rd August).
There was a huge amount of hype in the run up from the incredibly passionate and enthusiastic team made up of Andrew Keates (Director), Jamie Chapman Dixon and Piers Cottee-Jones (Producers) who went up and down the country, across convention halls to promote this play.
So we were pretty fast to book the moment the tickets had gone on sale. Had we waited just a few days we would have have purchased through the crowdfunding site but alas we had already committed a weekend and made an away mission out of it.
We are back from another incredible weekend at the Sci-Fi Ball Southampton. The guests included Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris, ST Voyager), Sean Pertwee, Andrew Lee Potts, Gigi Edgley, Dino Fetscher, Lucy Carless and Terry Malloy .
Now, being exclusively Star Trek bloggers, we wouldn't normally attend an event with so few Trek actors but we made an exception for the Sci-Fi Ball for several reasons. Most importantly because we want to support this particular event. It's primary mission is to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and over the weekend we heard from young people who had received invaluable support from this charity.
Secondly, we love all the people who work tirelessly to organise this event and everyone who attends. But also because we just have such good fun! We love conventions which are jam packed … Continue Reading ››
Our next away mission is days away. It's one of our favourites, it's the Sci-Fi Ball! Now in it's 25th year it is marking this anniversary with a weekend of special events including the UK premiere of the film Hashtag, produced by Los Angeles-based Runic Films and Little Empire Productions, will screen at the 25th Sci-Fi Ball held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton.
This year has another amazing guest lineup. For us Trekkies we have the return of Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris, ST Voyager). Other guests include Sean Pertwee, Andrew Lee Potts, Gigi Edgley, Dino Fetscher, Lucy Carless and Terry Malloy .
The Ball is a unique convention in the UK, it's by no means small. It takes over an entire hotel however it is intimate and personal. Everyone feels like a friend. There is much … Continue Reading ››
Our first impression was that this had all the hallmarks of being one of the best DST's ever! The queuing lines had been much improved, the vendors included all the ones fans had been asking for including Starship Collectors, The Silver Screen Bottling Co, Anovos and the Official Star Trek Merchandise. This is a great opportunity for us Europeans to buy and get a sneak peak of what was to come.
Fan groups had tables along with independent vendors (Including Carole's 'dealer'!).
The gaming zone included Star Trek games which was a bonus! This ranged from pinball machines, retro PC games up to the Virtual Reality Bridge Commander which we were desperate to try all weekend but grateful we didn't because off Sam's gaming addiction!
The Screening zone was far better than any previous years. It was in it's … Continue Reading ››
We like to arrive at Destination Star Trek the night before the event, this means we’re horribly hungover and tired fresh and ready to go for the opening.
We teamed up with Larry Nemecek, The Roddenberry Podcast and other co-sponsors to put on the very first Destination Star Trek Landing Party on the Thursday evening before the convention. This is a tradition at STLV and with DST hinting it may become annual, we felt it needed it's own Landing Party.
It was a huge success! Many attendees made the extra effort to attend the night before . But our primary objective was to build a sense of community and fan ownership to compliment the event.
The Landing Party was very informal, it's a quiz of 20 questions covering all series and movies. Attendees can form crews or ride solo. It all takes place in the main bar so you're free to mingle and participate as you wish.