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Season One Final – Will You Take My Hand Review

WHAT AN EPISODE! What an incredible first season. Star Trek Discovery Crew - Will you take my hand The first season of Star Trek Discovery was in our opinion the strongest opening of any Star Trek series. The story about the soldier and the general which Burham narates was the perfect analogy for the first season. Burham experiences fear (the encounter with the Klingon) which creates a chain of events that happens very fast. Her actions to protect her Captain can be explained when we learn how her parents were killed by Klingons and the maternal relationship she has with Georgiou. Looking back we realise how much empathy we have had with Burnham. We have been on this crazy journey with her. Michael and the crew have been on a warp speed, spore speed, non stop race against some deadly foes, they have been deceived, hurt and manipulated since day one. … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Finale – Tweet Along and Webcast

If you're fortunate enough to watch Star Trek Discovery in North America then you get the benefit of enjoying a respectable start time (Sunday evenings make for great TV watching) and the collective benefit of sharing your thoughts immediately with others either with After Trek or on social Media. Whilst watching on Netflix certainly has its advantages, a launch time of Monday morning isn't exactly sociable or viable watching time for most. This results in many of us taking social media blackout mondays. When we saw that many of the Discovery actors were partaking in a live tweet along to the season one finale, we felt more envious than Harry Kim at a promotion ceremony. So we are having our own!! Join us and the following for our tweet along tomorrow night 20:00 GMT with: Sonequa Martin-Green, Mary Wise, Jason Isaacs, William Shatner, Damien - The Irish … Continue Reading ››

Sci-Fi Ball – Day Two

Day two of the Sci-if Ball and after a nice big fry up breakfast we settled into the main hall to listen to our favourite guests. IMG_0389

Gary Graham

The day started with a talk by Gary Graham who is best known (to us!) for his role as Ambassador Soval in Enterprise. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959746909672964096 Gary spoke about how he got the part of Soval and thought he was going to be a one-off appearance in the pilot episode. He also spoke to Rick Berman for a briefing on how Vulcans think, feel and behave. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959754444912123904 Highlight: Gary has a great sense of humour and is a complete contrast to Soval. So it was extra delightful when he went full on Vulcan at the end of the talk and give us the customary Vulcan greeting. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959755730143338496 Weird bit: https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959752058525151232

Vic Mignogna and Chris Doohan

For those unfamiliar with the fan series Star Trek Continues, we highly recommend you give … Continue Reading ››

Sci-Fi Ball 24 – Day One

  5b7e8974-6b47-421a-9dd7-343a40e3284b It's the 24th Sci-Fi Ball at the Grand Harbour Hotel Southampton which once again has an incredible line up. Representing Star Trek are Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax, DS9), vic Mignogna (Captain Kirk, ST: Continues), Chris Doohan (ST 09, Into Darkness and St Continues) and Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval, ENT). The event is on all weekend and we highly suggest you drop all your plans and join us. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/959473283027513344 We spent the afternoon interviewing the guests asking them about their time in Star Trek. Be sure to check back early next week when these will be posted. The hotel has been assimilated and includes the fantastic Star Trek sets from the USS Riker's Beard which you are free to enjoy and take your photo with. 7aa86789-e929-4ca0-a217-b130f26110b2 The opening ceremony was like a warp core explosion of energy with all guests taking the stage. Followed by a … Continue Reading ››

“The Trek Files” Roddenberry podcast – by Larry Nemecek

The Trek Files - A brand new Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast hosted by Larry Nemecek aka "Dr Trek" begins TODAY! If you have ever seen Larry at a convention or the material he shares online you'll see he is a living memory-alpha for all things Star Trek. And this is exactly what he'll be bringing to the weekly podcast. What we love about it:
  • It's perfect for the 'deep divers'. Fans who are thirsty for more knowledge and obscure facts.
  • Fantastic guests. We can't wait for the D.C Fontana episode.
  • The title is genius.
  • Only 15 minutes. We miss out on many great podcasts because there simply isn't the time to listen. This gets straight to the point.
Here's what Larry and Rod have to say:
On each 15-minute episode, Nemecek will be joined by a guest to

Where is the USS Discovery? What is Lorca up too?

Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for continuing to follow our Trek into fandom. Once again we have another very exciting year ahead of us. Make sure you check out our Future Events page to see which events we'll be attending this year. We hope to you at some, if not all. **Spoilers ahead**
New Discovery
Star Trek Discovery restarts the second half of Season One in a matter of hours on the 7th January (US and Canada) and 8th January everywhere else on Netflix. At the end of 'Into the Forest I Go' we all saw Captain Lorca override the spore navigation drive. But where did he send them?
Lorca's Agenda
What did Lorca DO!? Since the second episode of Discovery we have been back and forth with where we stand on Lorca. These characters are deeper than the classic goodie/baddie archetypes so we are happy to indulge … Continue Reading ››

UK Star Trek Bloggers Chat – Thursday 6th April

Tomorrow you can watch us live on a UK Trekkie Bloggers conflab thing! Join us at 20:00 GMT to watch this subspace show! Watch Now: Set up by our mate Dan from The Trekkies Guide To The Galaxy we'll be joining him, B Jones from SFB Events (The Trekologist), James Dillon - the illustrious Captain of the USS Riker's Beard and  Liam Dillon - From the exemplary Facebook Star Trek Costuming group. We'll be discussing a range of issues surrounding Star Trek and giving our opinions! As a special treat, Dan is giving away two signed pictures of Vaughn Armstrong to the person who asks the best question! (Hoping it will be us!) 17634733_753825694786712_2639299678811980362_n With such exciting news about Star Trek Discovery just announced we can't wait to have a conflab with fellow Trekkies to delve into the nitty gritty speculation

SF Ball 3-5 Feb Southampton with Gates McFadden, Patti Yasutake and Larry Nemecek

It's approaching February which means time for the fabulous SF Ball! Despite being right in our backyard - The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton 3-5th February -  it's always the hardest for us to attend! But this year will be there on the Sunday (Carole and Sarah for sure. Sam, if she hasn't left on her away mission!) sfball-banner-10 And with a Trektastic lineup it's not one we want to miss. We were sold when they announced Gates McFadden (Dr Beverley Crusher) but then they announced her number one Patti Yasutake (Nurse Alyssa Ogawa). Then for added Trek-goodness our friend Larry Nemecek (Trek Continues, Trekland, Portal 47, Trek know-it-all) is also in attendance. He is a must see for for enthusiasts who enjoy hearing all about behind-the-scenes stories. If you're a fan of the new Star Trek films you'll want to meet Dave Freeman who is the Concept artist for … Continue Reading ››