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 ››
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 ConcertSo 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 ››
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 MoviesOn 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 ››
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 ››