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More Star Trek designs added to Wild Bangarang collection.

We posted a review some weeks back on the new range of official Star Trek apparel from Wild Bangarang which we instantly fell in love with so we were thrilled to hear from them again to say they had added to their range.

They have kindly sent us these products however we only review and recommend products we like.

Newly added to the collection include Klingon leggings and a dress, Romulan leggings and the Juan Ortiz retro prints - which you may remember from the 50th Anniversary art collections.

Juan Ortiz Art Leggings

We couldn't resist these Starfleet Pride leggings though. And just in time for Pride Month too!

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UK Cinemas to show DS9 Documentary

The incredible Deep Space Nine documentary 'What We Left Behind' is coming to 44 UK cinemas thanks to CinEvents.

We'll be heading to our nearest screening in Southampton on the 26th June, we hope some of you will join us. If you have been to the Sci-Fi Ball previously, this cinema is a tribble throw from the Grand Habour Hotel.

If you can't join us you're bound to find a location close to you and you can book your tickets here.
UPDATE: Ireland, Austria and Germany now also included!

If you aren't aware of the documentary (where you been?) it's a showcase feature of the series dubbed Star Trek's 'middle … Continue Reading ››

Wild Bangarang Star Trek Leggings Review + Discount Code

If you've been watching our Friday Night Live Chats you'll know that we love sharing Star Trek Bounding ideas. If you're unfamiliar with the term it simply refers to dressing in a subtle way to express your fandom through clothing and accessories. They always say to dress for the job you want and ours is Starfleet!

That's why we were very excited when Wild Bangarang got in touch and asked if we'd review their range of officially licensed Star Trek apparel.

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Our usual disclaimer, we only review stuff we like. We know licensee holders pass vigorous standards to sell Star Trek products so if we don't like something, it just means it's not our taste. We don't want to use our little voice on the internet … Continue Reading ››

Friday Night Live Star Trek Chat

You all kept asking so we have delivered. Every Friday night at 21:00 UTC during Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery we will host a Friday night livestream chat to share our reaction to the episode, speculate what is happening all whilst indulging in Star Trek themed cocktails!

To make it a bit different from all the rest we're trying to keep it around 30 - 45 mins long and to include the following segments:

=^= Trek themed Cocktails
=^= Trek-Bounding ideas (normal attire trekified)
=^= What The Spock!?
=^= Who's Meme is that anyway?
=^=Disco Star of the week.

Our first livestream was a lot of fun as we discussed Angels, red signals and how to make Jippers (minus a beach). We currently stream to Facebook Live but hoping to stream to our Continue Reading ››

Season One Final – Will You Take My Hand Review

WHAT AN EPISODE! What an incredible first season.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weird bit:

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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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