As part of the Royal Albert Hall's Films in Concert, two showings of Star Trek were shown over the weekend, in conjunction with the Hall's Festival of Science. On Saturday the 2009 JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was performed and on Sunday it was Star Trek Beyond. We attended the Sunday concert and despite having attended a few Star Trek themed concerts at this venue, it always feels as if we are experiencing it for the first time when we go to the Royal Albert Hall.
* WARNING - SPOILER ALERT! *I have been a very excited little TiT these past few weeks. The release of Star Trek Beyond marks the first “new Trek” that I have experienced since becoming a Trekkie in Training and fully-fledged TrekkieGirl. It was great to see my excitement and enthusiasm mirrored in two such hardcore Trekkies like Sam and Carole. Having sadly been unable to attend the EPIC world premiere in San Diego because of the quite serious potential to loose both jobs and husbands following our whirlwind trip to LA, we had to settle for the next best thing – the very first screening of Star Trek Beyond at our local cinema, the Vue at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth. There was no discussion to be had, we would attend the triple bill screening including both Star Trek and Into Darkness, before the hotly anticipated … Continue Reading ››
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 ››
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL18dzSO2oE In this episode of the Trekkie Girls we pay tribute to Anton Yelchin, weigh in on the Gay Sulu drama (aka 'it's OK to be Takei but not Sulu apparently!') and show off our new 'Monster Maroon' Starfleet uniforms.
Star Trek is cool again! That was the vibe from last nights special fan event held at Paramount Pictures. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM7H0ziPFfA Considering very little detail about the event was released prior, it was a spectacular affair with Paramount pulling out all the stops for an epic celebration that went 'beyond' showing us a trailer for the new movie. The event also encompassed a celebration of 50 years of Star Trek with Hollywoods biggest names like Rihanna and Slash paying tribute to the franchise and declaring their Trekkie status. When we arrived at Stage 31 we were led through an Enterprise corridor to reveal the bridge style theatre where the Q&A's would take place. The Q&A was moderated by Adam Savage from Myth Busters (and huge Trekkie) who sadly didn't blow anything up. JJ. Abrams and Justin … Continue Reading ››
We're here! And tonight we'll be reporting live from Paramount Pictures Studios all the info we can share about the new Star Trek trailer and details from the event that begins at 19.00 PDT which is 03.00 BST Saturday in the UK. Please stay up and join us for a virtual party! We still don't know exactly what to expect. We are allowed to bring phones and cameras to the event which is good, it means they want us to share any news (and you can reply on us for that!). But we do have to surrender them whilst we enter Stage 32. - Whatever for? We don't know but we can't wait to find out! Local Trek expert and our friend Larry Nemecek on Trekland suggests we might see some props and displays? I nearly threw-up with excitment when Carole suggested it might be the Bridge set from the new movies! Make sure you're following us on Continue Reading ››
ICYMI last week a competition was held to win tickets to a special fan event at Paramount Pictures to preview the new trailer of Star Trek Beyond. It will also have a Q&A with director Justin Lin, cast, crew and 'other surprises' To be in for a chance of winning you had to submit a 50 second video explaining how you went 'beyond' as a Star Trek fan and why you should go to the fan event at Los Angeles. Paramount gave away 50 tickets a day to the event and one grand prize a day to include flights, accommodation and entry so us poor and distance-disadvantaged stood a chance. We HAD to go so we each made a video in the hope that one of us would succeed. And thank the prophets our Trekkie In Training Sarah won!!! So the Trekkie Girls are heading out to Los Angeles next Thursday 19th … Continue Reading ››
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud89K_ra6Cs] The Trekkie Girls discuss Star Trek news from the week including Destinations Star Trek's announcement that Wil Wheaton will be attending their convention, the (now verified) fake Star Trek New Series poster and news that Star Trek Beyond had been reshooting scenes.
Zoe Saldana uploaded this beautiful shot of her new and improved Starfleet wear. The dress features long sleeves, a cuff and rank trimmings! Costume buffs all over the alpha quadrant swooned over this one. Look at that tailoring! We love the collar, almost a bit TNG-esque? https://www.instagram.com/zoesaldana Whilst it looks more in keeping with the original series dress, it retains the sharp lines and cut from the JJ-Verse in a perfect blend. Our fabulous new dress-maker may have some work coming up! *hint hint*. The fact that she is back in the uniform is because some scenes are being reshot (according to the source deadline.com) to include the actress Shohreh Aghdashloo. Rumour has it she is playing "the high command of the Federation" which has us a bit stumped. Perhaps it's the Federation President? Perhaps in this universe, there's been a greater merge … Continue Reading ››
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 ››