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 ››
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 DevicesFirst, 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 ››
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
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. 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 ››
We have had it confirmed from the good folk at @StarTrekNetflix that the Star Trek Discovery after show "After Trek" WILL be on Netflix. Phew!! UK/ English speaking territories can expect to watch After Trek after the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery have aired on the 25th September. Non-English territories can watch it on the 26th September. Here's all we know about After Trek.
Netflix Air TimesWe have received another air time update from Netflix: UK/BST: 08:00 BST Europe /CET: 09:00
After Trek - The After ShowMatt Mira from Star Trek: The Next Conversation Podcast will begin the show with a Live Stream (no pressure!) https://youtu.be/rco7oHSdK4s If you can't watch because of antiquated internet restrictions, it's a short clip that states: "After Trek. Where stars and special guests answer all your Star Trek questions live" AFTER TREK’s first live, in-studio guests will include STAR TREK: DISCOVERY stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts. The inaugural episode will be available exclusively to CBS All Accesssubscribers on Sunday, Sept. 24 (11:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, PT), following CBS All Access’ launch of the first two episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Starting Sunday, Oct. 1, all subsequent AFTER TREK episodes will be available to stream live at 9:30 PM, ET following new episodes … Continue Reading ››
Want to help victims of the devastating Hurricane Irma AND have a chance of winning an autograph from one of these Trek/Sci-Fi actors? Star Trek fan and freelance writer Jay Stobie is leading a generous and genius campaign to raise funds for the Hurricane Irma Relief effort. Many Star Trek/Sci-Fi actors and crew (such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Pegg to name a few) are assisting by offering special incentives for donations. The top five largest donations will receive a personalised Autograph from Jennifer Morrison (Star Trek '09, Once Upon a Time) and a voicemail from Alistair Petrie (Rogue One). Donors will be picked randomly and can choose which autograph they'd like. Donors will be picked in succession until all autographs have gone. In the few days since the campaign started, $6000 has already been raised to provide food, water, shelter and medicine … Continue Reading ››
On Star Trek's 51st Anniversary, I reflect back on my summer of Star Trek. As part of our midlife crisis, my family and I have spent the summer in the United States of America, touring parts we have never been before and and some we have. And you know what they have a lot of in America? STAR TREK! So with my ever tolerant and patient hubby and son, we scheduled in plenty of trekkie goodness into the trip.
San Diego Comic ConSDCC was unexpected when we planned to come here. This was an incredible experience where I got to meet our soon-to-be favourite characters and writers from Star Trek Discovery by moonlighting for TrekCore. Check out posts from the press conference, interviews and Discovery Exhibit.
Star Trek Las VegasFive days of non-stop Trek goodness at Star Trek Las Vegas. This year had more of a family/friends reunion feel … Continue Reading ››
Brannon Braga (who is responsible for writing and producing most Star Trek TNG, VOY and ENT episodes we all love, plus Generations and First Contact) appeared with Andre Bormanis (science consultant and writer) for a very open and transparent discussion on writing for Star Trek. I'll admit that I'm big fans of them personally. I love how Braga has a typical writers personality; self-depreciative and introverted despite being able to engage a large audience and clearly a very talented man. Andre Bormanis is someone I friended on Facebook in that way you friend people on Facebook you have never met and the only interaction is the occasional 'liking' of posts. But from this vague connection I've gained an affinity towards him. Here's what was revealed: https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893967797532844032 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893966649774063616 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893966986954162177 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893972251069915136 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893975796435501057 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893973166321582080 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/893969137013145603 Conclusion: What was refreshing about this panel was the sheer honesty. It's the difference between an ongoing series which has a marketing campaign driving it … Continue Reading ››
Saturday at Star Trek Las Vegas featured two of my personal favourite panels of the week. The Writers panel with Brannon Braga and Andre Bormanis and the Inner Light panel with Sir Patrick Stewart, Margot Rose (Eline) and Morgan Gendel (writer).