It's Happening! After twenty years of praying for a UK appearance the convention founders have pulled off one of the greatest challenges in the Trek actor appearance circles. The king of the geeks and internet... Mr Wil Wheaton! This has been our number 1 requested guest at every convention. We can legitimately use that annoying Plato's Stepchildren dancing gif (we googled it, still can't bring ourselves to use it!) Wil will be attending DSTE but only signing and doing photoshoots on the Saturday and Sunday. But he will be at the opening ceremony on the Friday, so good news if you're planning to go to that. If you get the Captain's package (ohh myyyy) then be sure to select Photo Shoot Group C if you want a Wil Wheaton photoshoot included. But there's also more guests to be announced and apparently you can't change your group once selected. But this … Continue Reading ››
Our dear Captain Kirk reported the correct information. The 50th anniversary celebrations will be held at the Birmingham NEC. 7-9th October 2016. With William Shatner headlining (who else!?) the prelimenary guest list looks well on its way towards a starstudded event. Walter Keonig (Chekov), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker - probably best to announce two weeks before the show!), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax), Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), Christopher Lloyd (Commander Kruge). Plus more to be announced. From reading the press release it sounds like they have taken the best bits from the previous shows and made them bigger! The Enterprise D bridge will be there of course, and it looks like Martin Netters 1701 bridge may also feature. (This was at the 2012 event too). Then there is the Klingon Bird of Prey! Our listening devices along the neutral zone have told us that … Continue Reading ››
This weekend, we sat down to film our latest Trekkie Girls vBlog to record our reaction to the exciting news that Destination Star Trek is coming back to celebrate the 50th anniversary. At the time, we knew it was going to be held 7-9th October 2016 at a UK location. This was all specified in an email and the Destination Star Trek landing page which told us to wait until 2nd February to receive more details including exact location, first guests announcement and ticket sales. But then things got exciting. Just before filming, William Shatner tweeted this gem! Not only does he give away the location, but he confirms his attendance! woohoo! But there's still lots to look forward to with … Continue Reading ››
ITS HAPPENING!Destination Star Trek Europe! Everything we know is contained in this picture below which we stole from the www.destinationstartrek.com landing page Now as you know, we have been
arse-kissing friends with convention founders at DST since its inception in 2012 so we intend to use our 'special relationship' to find out as much as we can and keep you up-to-date. You'll notice we got this post out rather quick, we did get like, a whole hours notice! We are humble Vorta!
Now to wait until next Tuesday when the big reveal happens. We wants names and location here!
The best bit about this teaser is it gives away enough to start planning. We know what weekend to keep clear and its far enough to start planning and (more importantly) start saving!
We wish you a Trektastic 2016 and what a year we have ahead of us. It's astonishing to think this TV and movie series has gripped our planets attention for half a century. It makes us feel so young! We were going to write up a review about 2015 but like our spandex loving crewmates, we can't help but look forward into the future. Instead, here is what we have planned and our looking forward to in 2016. SF Ball. 5th - 7th February. Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton Trek guests include Jonathan Frakes, Vaughn Armstrong and Casey 'For Cardassia' Biggs. If you haven't already it worked it out.... That means the Enterprise Blues Band will also be performing! (Wonder if Frakes can actually play the Trombone?) Star Trek Beyond - 22nd July Like we did before with Star Trek … Continue Reading ››
What can I say? The response I’ve had to these “guest blog” posts has been absolutely amazing – you guys are fantastic!! But I’ve actually really enjoyed doing them! In fact, it’s kind of taken over my life a little bit?! (I may need to take a couple of days off to spend some time with my boyfriend, think he’s feeling a little neglected!) It’s taken me right back to my time at University – cramming to finish those 5000 word essays before a deadline (it’s a good stress – honest!). Part of me doesn’t want it to end? But I can’t hog the Trekkie Girls limelight forever. So, what IS next for The Original TiT?!
Perhaps it’s time for me to take command of my own starship? Start my own blog…
SCARY!! What will I talk about? What if nobody comes to pay me a visit? Guess I’ll just … Continue Reading ››
Star Trek is a drug and I’m hooked. That is all.
JUST KIDDING!!! Like you could shut me up there?!
But seriously, as a complete convention newbie, as I said before, I had no idea what to expect from DST3. Trekkie Girls Sam and Carole, had always seemed to have a lot of fun, but I felt that perhaps you had to be a “hardcore Trekkie” to reap the full benefit from one of these things? Also, I guess I feared that my lack of Trek knowledge would make me stick out like a sore thumb?! Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong!
I think Bruce Greenwood summed it up perfectly. It was his first convention too, and at the opening ceremony, as he spoke to Jonathan Ross, he seemed honestly taken aback by how much the show meant to the fans and was surprised at how much it … Continue Reading ››
So, beating the previous night, Carole and I were up at 8 o’clock Sunday morning, having managed a mere 3 hours sleep! (Again, Trekkie Girl Teressa had partied a little too hard – think we should throw her in the brig personally?!). Having packed up our cases and checked out of the hotel, we staggered over to the ExCel just in time to catch Karl Urban’s second talk (yes, I attended both his talks!). Despite my rather delicate state, I managed to raise my hand to ask a question that had been bothering me since the previous day – what had Daniel Stewart done to Karl Urban exactly, at the beginning of the convention, to make him think that a restraining order would have been taken out on him? I thought this was a good question, but whatever it was must have been really bad, because Karl denied all knowledge! I think he knew, … Continue Reading ››
After only 5 hours sleep, I woke to the excitement that both Jonathan Ross and Jeri Ryan, yes THE Jeri Ryan(!!) had replied to my tweets! Carole and I apprehensively made our way over to make-up (that naughty Trekkie Girl Teressa had had too much Tranya at the Risa party!), where we were transformed in to Orion Slave Girls for the day! Thank you to the amazing Karen Ward and her team for ‘greening us up’ – great job ladies!
When our makeover was complete we rushed along to the Enterprise A stage where our job was to welcome people into the Guinness world record attempt. Sadly we didn’t break our own world record for the ‘largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters’, but we … Continue Reading ››
When we arrived at the ExCel and picked up our passes, we were allowed to enter the arena before the general public, to attend the Press Call. I was quite taken aback by the sheer magnitude of the event and the variety of exhibits on show. I don’t know what I had been expecting, but I was truly in awe, especially when I thought how many Trekkies would file through it over the next three days.
Jordan Hoffman did an amazing job of introducing the guests at the Press Call and I had my first real ‘TiT’ moment when for the life of me, I couldn’t recognise this one guy in glasses, only to gasp when he spoke: “IT’S NELIX!?”Off we went to check out the official ‘Bloggers Lounge’, where we met the lovely Simon, Phil and Jamie from The Engage Podcast, and the uber friendly Mike … Continue Reading ››