Marina Sirtis is one of our absolute favourites on the show. The queen of Trek in our humble opinion. So to celebrate Marina's birthday here are some of our favourite Deanna Troi moments: Sam: I felt she got to show all sides of her character in the episode The High Ground. We got to see her as Counsellor, counselling Wesley for emotional support after Beverly was kidnapped. Then the negotiator, supporting Picard in conflict resolution. But I really liked how she sprung into action on the Bridge when Finn beams onto the bridge. Picard throws that awesome punch and Troi takes care of securing the ship and attending to officers. She showed real strength and courage in that episode. Now Troi has got a lot of unnecessary flack in my opinion, ranging from her hairdo's to headaches. But one I strongly … Continue Reading ››
Trekkie Girls Log...Supplemental. Boldly continuing our mission to bring to you the top UK Trek events of this year. We present to you:
6th - 8th
Organised by the same group who bring us Collectormania (see June post). This is an all encompassing geek-fest which not only includes the autographs, photo shoots, talks and stalls which we love but it also has Anime, Cosplaying, Card trading and video-gaming zones. We find that fans are much more likely to dress up for this event. It is held the weekend before the International Comic Con in San Diego and the atmosphere and reputation of that event has influenced these London Comic Cons. British geeks all genres are getting braver and bolder. … Continue Reading ››
In this episode The Trekkie Girls have been researching who is involved in Star Trek London and what they think might be happening in May.
In Part two of our What's On posts. We look at UK events with Star Trek Guest Stars.
In June we are going to:
1st - 3rd
We have been to a few of these and they are generally well run, simple affairs. They are predominately a trading arena with lots and lots of stalls. With signing areas, photo ops and guest talks. From the ones we have been to before, the guest stars are sat in the main hall so we can stare at them and point (honestly, its like a pet shop!). But some guest stars are too precious to be left out like nerd bait for us to chew on so they store them away in secure areas.
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We wish all the mummies a Happy Mothers Day today. Some of our favourite Star Trek mums include the infamous Lwaxana Troi, Dr Crusher and Keiko O'Brien. Lets not forget the step mums too, Cassidy Yates and Leeta make wonderful step mothers, completely obliterating the 21st century stereotype that they are all mean. And then there is the surrogates, Kira Nerys, Deanna Troi and Trip! But the real hero's are the Trekkie Mums back on Earth, in the present. Our Trekkie With Advanced Training - Teressa is one such mum who is on a mission to assimilate her children. We suggested she put them in a maturation chamber until they are 18 but UNICEF took offence to that plan. Instead Teressa is opting for the good old fashion approach and will be documenting her efforts for us to learn from. So here we … Continue Reading ››
Normally we are jealous of all the Trek events that happen in the United States but at last it seems the UK is seeing some action. Fans in our little piece of the Alpha Quadrant have filled a big void. So we thought we'd have a look at whats to come. First up, May.....
12th - 13thWe haven't heard of this company before (that doesn't mean anything, we couldn't name any 10 of the top 100 FTSE companies) But it looks very pro. The way they have displayed team information on their site seems to indicate that they are conscience of their brand and reputation. Which we like. … Continue Reading ››
Thanks to our anonymous Trekkie Friend who spotted this. Showmasters who run the Collectormania events might be involved. This post was seen on their forum today, posted shortly after Star Trek London's announcement: ================================================ Hi everyone, Showmasters are always willing to help friends who have exciting projects and this is no exception; this is going to be big and we're guessing most of the Showmasters team will be there - so make sure you sign up to get to know the full details first. We already know what's going on, yeah, we're really good friends, and can't recommend enough that you get signed up - Is London Ready? Join Starfleet now! see … Continue Reading ››
We have a launch date! Star Trek London are being as secretive as Section 31 with their plans but like all good agents they have disseminated a small piece of information to keep us guessing. But that's not going to keep us from looking for more clues! Today @StarTrek_London revealed the 'dates' of this mystery event.... The popular opinion amongst fans is that its The Experience which is currently touring the United States. We have noticed that none of our great suggestions are circulating! (See previous post Is London Ready? and What is Star Trek London? ) We would have thought if it were he Experience they would host it for longer. This has to be a convention right? Oh please let this be a convention! Three days sounds about right? … Continue Reading ››
By Carole Me and Sam have always loved to have something to get excited about. Be it the invention of a new cocktail (More Tranya?), a fabulous new uniform or the growing success of our TiTs (Trekkies In Training). But at the moment the mystery of Star Trek London has us laying awake at night. See our first post announcing and speculating about Star Trek London Numerous rumours and educated guesses are flying around but my hope is for something that'll get us truly excited..... The opening of the first Starfleet academy!!! Instead of overlooking the bay of San Francisco, it can overlook the London skyline. I know it's crazy but its my hope all the same. Continue Reading ››
Many people blog about how Star Trek has influenced the development of technology or how it inspired someone to become an astronaut.
But not many people observe how Star Trek influences fashion. This is why Trekkie Girl Sam and Trekkie-With-Advanced-Training Teressa (See episode 13) headed to London Fashion Week to check it out. Fashion analysts and bloggers love to comment on themes and inspirations, so we have too: We started off with some TNG Retro inspiration in the Jasper Conran show. Although it could pass off as TOS, its clearly a tribute to the blonde and buff bodies of Rubicun III. Got to love those Edo!
We had predicted that Bajoran fashions would be on trend again this season but we weren't prepared for … Continue Reading ››