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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.

Friday Night Live Chat – The Sound of Thunder

We discuss the Star Trek Discovery episode 'The Sound of Thunder'. Join us in 'What The Spock' which will undoubtedly be asking 'Where the feck is he!?' See this weeks best internet memes and see which other cast member is in competition with Tilly for Disco star of the week! (Clue: It isn't tilly for once!)

Our Twitter reactions:

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Sci-Fi Ball 25 – Review

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 ››

Sci-Fi Ball 25 – 8th – 10th February Southampton

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 ››

DSC ep ‘Point of Light’ Friday Night Live Chat

In our Friday Night Live chat we share a recipe for Tranya and our reaction to the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery ‘Point of Light’.

Join us next Friday night at 9pm UTC to find out who is this weeks Disco Star!

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DST Day One – Set Up, Press Conference and Opening Ceremony

First day of Destination Star Trek and we managed to get a sneak peak of the event.

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Event Set Up

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 ››

DST Landing Party

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.

The best … Continue Reading ››

DST – Unofficial Timetable, Highlights and Landing Party

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.

Unofficial Timetable

As Destination Star Trek continues to grow, the fans have made themselves a community around the event, more fringe and unofficial meet ups are popping up, all which enhance the fan experience at DST. Along with Liam Dillion from the Facebook Star Trek Costume Group,  we have been able to make downloadable timetable for you. The first document is everything (panels, parties, meet-ups and all photoshoots) in a linear format and is ideal if you planning lots of photoshoots.

The second timetable is just the panels, key show times and unofficial fringe events. These are not part of the official event schedule. It is handy if you aren't planning as many photoshoots.

IMPORTANT … Continue Reading ››