Category Archives: Reviews

Star Trek Beyond – Our review, spoiler alert

Please note this contains plot details of the film. Watch it before you read this! Thursday night we sat through the triple bill showing of Star Trek building up to the highly anticipated Star Trek Beyond. Realising we aren't going to have a chance to make a vBlog all together until after Star Trek Las Vegas we thought we'd jot down our opinions here instead. Quite simply, we loved it! This is Star Trek at its best. Optimistic, altruistic, with themes such as unity, loyalty and friendship at its core. All characters got their own fair share of screen time, character development and valuable contribution to the mission. Whilst they had great chemistry right from the first movie, they are now a well oiled machine. To say they perform 'admirably' is an understatement. Even when separated they managed to find a way to help and put the needs of others first. This mentally ultimately saved them all (Only the … Continue Reading ››

MAC Cosmetics Trek Inspired Collection

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.
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Guessing they didn't want to pay Jeri, Marina and Nichelle for use of their image!
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 ››

The Original TiT’s TNG Season 1 review

(A couple of) people suggested I “blog” about my TNG Season 1 experience. So, here are the musings of a mere novice TiT on what was undeniably a rollercoaster ride of an introduction to Star Trek… cast_s1 The first thing that struck me was how dated it seemed, I just didn’t realise it was made in 1987, almost 30 years ago! It’s nearly as old as me 😉 So right from the start I knew I had to make allowances for things such as the fashion, style and SFX (and something I had to continuously remind myself of throughout!). I actually really liked the totally 80s soundtrack – I could tell instantly what sort of episode was going to follow – it’s a shame the music guy later got the sack (or so I’m told?). Kicking off a new show with an episode like Encounter at Farpoint was somewhat of a … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek The Video Game – Hands On

On Tuesday night we were very excited to have been invited to an exclusive presentation and hands-on play with Star Trek: The Video game, due to be released on 23rd April. Mere weeks before the release of Star Trek into Darkness.
The presentation was held at the Science Museum in London hosted by Paramount Pictures, Bandai Namco Games and Premier Comms was certainly the poshest Trek event we have ever been too, we felt like daughters of the Fifth House (and we have a vacancy for a Holm to carry our equipment to these events!)
The Trekkie Girls are greeted by a Trekkie Girl
The room was decked out with plenty of consoles so we could try PC, XBox and PS3. The Star Trek movie theme tune bellowed out all night, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in 10 Forward, out of hours, during the … Continue Reading ››

Countdown to Darkness Review

In our previous entry we reviewed the exclusive variant cover for Countdown to Darkness - The Enterprise Edition. We wanted to keep the review of the limited edition cover and the content of the comic separate so you can avoid the spoilers if you wish to.  We must say a big thank you to UK Conventions Limited for providing two copies of the Enterprise Edition for our competition and are pleased to announce that Vincent Ian Peter Kent and Graham Adams are our winners and shall be receiving a copy each. You can buy your own copy via the Enterprise Edition website. Admiral, there be Spoilers here: I must admit, I'm was a bit nervous about reading a prequel comic. I didn't read the Countdown comics in the run up to the '09 movie choosing to wait until after. When I did it … Continue Reading ››

Enterprise Edition: Countdown To Darkness Giveaway

This week we have a treat for you Trekkie Girls and Boys. UK Conventions Limited have kindly given us two limited Enterprise Editions of the first Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness comics to giveaway.
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"She's a big ship" "Not half as big as her Captains reputation on Risa"
Limited to 1,701 copies (naturally), UK Conventions have released a special officially licensed  'Enterprise Edition' of the comic that features a unique cover illustrated by Stephen Molnar and a certificate of authenticity.
 
To enter the free draw to win your own Enterprise Edition of Countdown to Darkness, Please follow us on Twitter or Facebook and re-tweet or share this link (copying or tagging @TrekkieGirls). You will be automatically be entered. UK entries only. Winner will be … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Magazine – DSTL report

We couldn't feel more honoured if we we won a bloodwine drinking competition against a Dahar master, but here we are in The Official Star Trek Magazine.
Along side our mates from Trek Mate, this edition provides an indepth account of Destination Star Trek London and part of that included speaking to the 'official bloggers' - that's us! The article also provides a good look at the 'behind the scenes' of the event. This makes facinating reading whether or not you attended. It was a special privilege to speak to Star Trek Magazine's editor Christopher Cooper, as we have been reading the magazine since its inception. Whilst our class mates at school were reading copies of Sugar and J-17, we were glued to our Star Trek Mag and preferred interviews with … Continue Reading ››

TNG Taste of Blu Ray – Taste Gooood!

Review by Sam I snatched this from the postman as he walked up my driveway this morning. It wasn't my proudest moment, wearing only a dressing gown and having only applied makeup to one eye. Why is it, you then feel the need to tell the postman, what is it they are delivering to you? The next thing I did was take the photo above as I felt a great need to share to this with my Trekkie Friends. Its one of the few times when there is a global release date that we Brits get to watch things before the Americans wake up and fill the boards with spoilers. So Na! (be quiet Auzzies!) Then there was a great dilemma....do I watch Standard Def Encounter at Farpoint first? So I can 'feel the benefit' when I watch it in HD? Nope, couldn't wait. The Menu page is pretty basic It doesn't really need to be anything too fancy. The options include Play … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Ongoing

 
Star Trek Ongoing #1
 
 
Review by Sam
Carole is a comic reader and I have always felt less of a geek because of it. But its time to change that and I have gone out and bought my first Comic! (by go out - I mean visit the App store and download it!).  Techie stuff:  I went for the iPad download as I don't have a comic book store nearby (for shame) and I prefer magazines etc via digital download, the pictures 'pop' and if you spill your raktajino all over it, well you just make yourself another one and carry on reading. I think there was a lot more they could have done with the media though, I found myself rotating the screen from Landscape to Portrait to make sure I … Continue Reading ››