Join us live for our Christmas Party. We'll be talking about the newly released Picard Countdown comic, our DS9 rewatch/first watch and talking about what Star Trek episodes are best for watching in the holidays.
We've also put together last minute gift ideas for the Trekkie in your life (you! go treat yourself!)
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
Star Trek Discovery's latest casting - three Klingons - gives us the impression that there is a helluva story arc in development.
We welcome all the new additions to our Trekkie collective! The new cast must all be looking at there twitter notifications and it looks like this....
In addition to Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp and Michelle Yeoh who were announced recently, yesterday Chris Obi, Shazad Latif and Mary Chieffo were also added to the lineup. For character info and bio's see the Startrek.com article.
The bit that intrigues us is the Klingon wording on the image.
We took straight to deciphering it but it's been more tricky than anticipated. Some bits are straight forward however the font looks new so there's an element of interpretation.
Over the five hours we spent picking it apart (and searching the house/garage/loft for the Klingon dictionary) we … Continue Reading ››
To Celebrate the Sky Cinema dedicated Star Trek Movies channel, Sky Cinema are giving us the chance to pick our own crew!
It's not easy! We spend many hours discussing this amongst ourselves and with many of you. In fact, we were talking to Jordan Hoffman from the Official Engage Podcast just a couple of weeks ago about the complexities of picking your own crew. Its not just about the individuals, its the relationships and how crew members complement each other. Whilst the likes of Spock, Data, Seven of Nine, Odo and T'Pol are brilliant characters. Would they all work well together? probably .... but the ship might not be as exciting without people like Dax, Tom Paris and Geordi for them to bounce off.
As you can see from the video above, Picard is a legend amongst the new cast! And rightly so. Also, they need to watch more Star Trek!
If you take a look at the 'features' section on CBS Action's website you might notice some familiar faces!
It's us! We have contributed to their Treklog feature and we'd love to know what you think?
For you old timers you'll know all about the history of Star Trek but hopefully it sets a background for new fans joining us. We also throw some opinions in for good measure.
What do you think? Did we accurately describe the major themes behind each series?
Where are you on the journey? Were you there from the beginning? Were you part of the great assimilation of the 1990's? Or like our Trekkie In Training, part of the 21st century resurgence of Star Trek fandom?
CBS Action is available on Sky 148, Virgin 192, Freeview 64 and freesat 137
Load credit card and prepare to fire glitter! We are LOVING this! MAC Cosmetics and Star Trek are going on a joint mission to create a Trek inspired collection.
As MAC enthusiast myself I think this is a perfect collaboration. Why? MAC has a culture of acceptance. It's ethos is to celebrate diversity and it's own words "we are for All Ages, All Races, All Sexes."
They have taken the 'all races' part literally this time as their collection boasts Orion, Betazoid, Borg and Human influences as this image/advert indicates.
The irony is, the day before this was announced we were on the MAC Cosmetics site eyeing up their body paints for our Orion Slave Cosplay we are hoping to achieve at the Star Trek Las Vegas and Destination … Continue Reading ››
A couple of months ago we were teased with a new project called 'Portal 47' from "The universe's renowned authority" on all things Star Trek, Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek.
Portal 47 is now up and running and sounds amazing! It comes across as a virtual convention. If anyone has been to one of Larry's talks or stall at a convention you will know he is a wealth of knowledge with memories, archives and friends from all series.
"Portal 47 may not be for all Trek fans but if you crave a new way to get a virtual backstage pass and hear from new voices of people who were there, like a min-con package all year long no matter where you live... Then beam aboard and deep-dive through the Portal with us!" - Larry Nemecek
If you haven't heard of the USS Riker's Beard then shame on you and on your hoooouuuuse!
The good crew of the USS Riker's Beard are a group of Trekkies who met at the first Destination Star Trek London, all sharing the same hotel. The crew had brought with them the humble beginnings of their bridge set which has been slowly added to in the intervening years. Like all great crews they quickly built a strong rapport and meshed into one superb unit.
At the first DSTL the Riker’s Beard was simply then named the USS Customs House after their hotel. They later changed to the current name a name eponymous with all things great about science fiction generally in honour of the mighty hirsute one. The crew then started to build their ship from the inside out!
How this evaded the chief of security, a Sherlock Holmes loving Android and sophisticated forensic technology is remarkable.
Found on one of the Star Trek fan groups on Facebook and posted with permission from it's original poster Allen Thompson. This theory has changed the way we think of sweet little Alexander.
By Allen Thompson....
Duras did not kill K'ehleyr! Alexander did! My evidence..
First he was a aggressive little boy that wanted to attack other children! That episode showed it.
A future episode also showed he liked to lie.
But let's get back to the episode that k'ehleyr was killed in. Worf comes in with Alexander to find her lying in blood. Does Alexander freak out?? No! He just stands their with almost evil stare. This little kid was not raised Klingon. He was raised more like a human. He should of freaked!! But let's continue.