Disco Trek - L'Rell - Listen Now I recently had the privilege and honour to appear on the Disco Trek Podcast. Part of the Tricorder Transmissions network which delivers thought provoking discussions on a variety of Star Trek topics. The two hosts Heather Barker (@LLAPawsper) and Jeff Hulit (@WarpFactorJeff) have been providing a review of each Star Trek Discovery episode. Whilst the series is on Hiatus, they are deep diving into the characters. When the opportunity to deep dive on the topic of L'Rell's character, I put in a request to participate and was fortunate enough to appear along with Jeff, Heather and Anika (@manicpixiedane) who beautifully coined the term Social Justice Klingon Warrior Princess! Before I appeared on the show I pondered which way to approach the discussion and that led me to question why I am so intrigued by L'Rell? I think … Continue Reading ››
WHAT AN EPISODE! What an incredible first season. The first season of Star Trek Discovery was in our opinion the strongest opening of any Star Trek series. The story about the soldier and the general which Burham narates was the perfect analogy for the first season. Burham experiences fear (the encounter with the Klingon) which creates a chain of events that happens very fast. Her actions to protect her Captain can be explained when we learn how her parents were killed by Klingons and the maternal relationship she has with Georgiou. Looking back we realise how much empathy we have had with Burnham. We have been on this crazy journey with her. Michael and the crew have been on a warp speed, spore speed, non stop race against some deadly foes, they have been deceived, hurt and manipulated since day one. … Continue Reading ››
If you're fortunate enough to watch Star Trek Discovery in North America then you get the benefit of enjoying a respectable start time (Sunday evenings make for great TV watching) and the collective benefit of sharing your thoughts immediately with others either with After Trek or on social Media. Whilst watching on Netflix certainly has its advantages, a launch time of Monday morning isn't exactly sociable or viable watching time for most. This results in many of us taking social media blackout mondays. When we saw that many of the Discovery actors were partaking in a live tweet along to the season one finale, we felt more envious than Harry Kim at a promotion ceremony. So we are having our own!! Join us and the following for our tweet along tomorrow night 20:00 GMT with:
Sonequa Martin-Green, Mary Wise, Jason Isaacs, William Shatner, Damien - The Irish … Continue Reading ››
Fresh from watching Star Trek Discovery "Despite Myself" the Trekkie Girls share their reaction to this AMAZING episode. In our usual style we have some theories including:
- What's Stamets deal?
- What role will L'Rell play?
- Which Mirror universe episodes should Trekkies In Training watch?
- Who is dead or alive?
- Voq/Tyler speculation
Happy New Year to all our readers. Thank you for continuing to follow our Trek into fandom. Once again we have another very exciting year ahead of us. Make sure you check out our Future Events page to see which events we'll be attending this year. We hope to you at some, if not all. **Spoilers ahead**
New DiscoveryStar Trek Discovery restarts the second half of Season One in a matter of hours on the 7th January (US and Canada) and 8th January everywhere else on Netflix. At the end of 'Into the Forest I Go' we all saw Captain Lorca override the spore navigation drive. But where did he send them?
Lorca's AgendaWhat did Lorca DO!? Since the second episode of Discovery we have been back and forth with where we stand on Lorca. These characters are deeper than the classic goodie/baddie archetypes so we are happy to indulge … Continue Reading ››
On the 5th of November some lucky Trekkies from around the UK were invited to special Star Trek Discovery Fan event in London hosted by Netflix. Including an Exhibition of props, viewing of the latest episode and Q&A with Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Jason Isaacs (Captain Lorca), Shazad Latiff (Ash Tyler) and Aaron Harberts (Executive Producer). https://www.instagram.com/p/BbHR-2ngPmJ/?taken-by=trekkiegirls
The ExhibitionProps from the Star Trek Exhibition in Blackpool were on display including the USS Discovery's Captains chair, uniforms and props. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/927153167078477824 There was no doubt that @StarTrekNetflix put in some command level We were also treated to delicious Starfleet and Klingon pastry treats. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/927162826678067200
Si Vis Pacem, Para BellumThe main event was an early viewing of the latest episode. The first to be written by Star Trek Novelist Kirsten Beyer. The audience LOVED it, especially the "needs of the many" conversation between Burnham and Tyler.
Q&AThe highlight of the event was the Question and Answer session with Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham), Jason … Continue Reading ››
Star Trek Discovery's ninth episode "Into The Forest I Go" has left a plethora of untied threads for us fans whom, lets face it, are more accustomed to a cliffhanger revolving around whether a main character
gets their requested pay rise dies at the end.
We also haven't had any 'mid season' breaks either. For better or worse they give us a chance to reflect and do our favourite thing....SPECULATE!
So what big change do we predict/want to see in the next half? I'll let Carole and Sarah speak for themselves but my (Sam's) reaction after watching episode nine was ROMULANS!
Here's my logic and it's about to get Political so watch out snowflakes!
Cloaking DevicesFirst, there's the issue of Cloaking Devices. We know in The Original Series, Kor's ship was the first Klingon vessel to be fitted with a device and it was assumed to be from a peaceful … Continue Reading ››
Whilst we are a bit late posting it (seriously this is why we don't podcast!) we were quick to meet up and discuss our thoughts on the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery. In short, we were blown away! The characters, the visuals, the story, the very concept that STAR TREK IS BACK!! There was too much to talk about in the brief time we had, but here's our initial thoughts. https://youtu.be/JIo1dBjJtc4
As we approach the final hours before Star Trek Discovery hits the internet waves, I find myself doing that walk Captain Picard does in The Best of Both Worlds, when he tours the ship before battling the Borg. Not that I feel we're heading into battle but the build up to Discovery has been intense. This moment feels like the calm before the storm and life won't be the same again. That might sound dramatic but it's how I feel! I remember watching the last episode of Enterprise and feeling utter despair after, believing that was the closing chapter for Star Trek. Yes, it will always live on in re-runs, fan gatherings and books but the storytelling and ongoing social commentary would be absent. The films have been good, but it's like having a glass of prosecco when you could be drinking Champagne. But now us fans enter a new … Continue Reading ››
We have had it confirmed from the good folk at @StarTrekNetflix that the Star Trek Discovery after show "After Trek" WILL be on Netflix. Phew!! UK/ English speaking territories can expect to watch After Trek after the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery have aired on the 25th September. Non-English territories can watch it on the 26th September. Here's all we know about After Trek.