On the opening day there are four...yes there are FOUR panels dedicated to Star Trek Discovery this Wednesday at Creation Entertainments Star Trek Las Vegas... the first was the highly anticipated Star Trek Writers Room panel with Ted Sullivan, Kirsten Beyer and Akiva Goldsman. If you don't follow Ted on twitter already, you must. Not only Ted is a writer and supervising producer on Discovery he is a massive super fan of Star Trek. I was lucky enough to meet him and his companion #JasonGorn and exchanged a brief chat about Star Trek and it's like talking to any other fan at a convention that you've never met before but you share a common love of a show called Star Trek. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892840864430600192
Inside the Star Trek Discovery Writers RoomHere are our tweets summarising the panel. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892864015126347776 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892864989777731584 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892865238168502272 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866055957233664 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866248479875072 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892866735291879425 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867169955921920 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867673284943876 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892867947806433280 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892869307734016002 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892869342999724032 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870266480611328 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870308666908673 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892870970934910977 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892871559664226304 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892871980977803264 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892873041700573184 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892873235447947264 https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892875351629508608 Conclusion: These are people who understand the very essence of Star Trek,they ARE the essence of Star Trek. I came away … Continue Reading ››
Taking place August 2nd - 6th at the Rio All Suites Hotel Las Vegas. Check out our last article detailing the main highlights of the event. The main talks most attendees will want to hear are the Wednesdays Star Trek Discovery panels and the TNG 30 anniversary reunion on Friday night (separate tickets needed for general admission). But there is so much more to STLV than panels. Having seen many of the big name guests I'm thinking about going more 'lower decks' this year. Here's some highlights from the jam packed schedule plus some things that aren't on the panel.
Tuesday 1stThe action begins before the convention starts with the annual 'Landing Party' hosted by Larry Nemecek and Portal 47. Held in the Masquerade Bar from 21.00 it's a great chance to mingle, catch up with friends as well as participate in trivia and games. UPDATE: Masquerade Bar is … Continue Reading ››
As we previously reported Star Trek Discovery went all out in promoting it's new series which is set to debut this September on CBS All Access and Netflix. I spent the weekend moonlighting for TrekCore but unfortunately due to a throttled internet connection I was only able to squeeze out the occasional tweet and photo. Something I was hoping to share live was the Star Trek Discovery Exhibit which was held in the Michael J Wolf Gallery. This featured an array of costumes, props and art. What stood out was the detail that went into each prop. Every stitch on the costumes has been well thoughout and each item is true to its genre whether that be Federation, Klingon or Vulcan. https://youtu.be/YRUyylIi7z0 The exhibit was also handing out free posters which somehow I have to keep safe for 7 weeks until I'm back in the UK and then … Continue Reading ››
... And so does a Trekkie Girl!
Next week the annual official Star Trek Convention beams back the Rio with Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Las Vegas!Taking place 2nd - 6th August at the Rio All Suites Las Vegas the convention features over 100 stars from both in front and behind the scenes from each incarnation of Star Trek...yes, even the new movies (Mmm Karl Urban!). If headliners such as William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (THE PICARD!) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) weren't enough to entice us trekkies to travel all over the world to attend, then the latest news that Star Trek Discovery are sending an envoy to promote the new series, will have us flying to Vegas at Warp Speed.
Star Trek Discovery at STLVThe first day of the convention (Wednesday 2nd August) will have a heavy emphasis on Star Trek Discovery. This includes the exhibit of props/costumes and art. Having seen some of the props … Continue Reading ››
A couple of casual conversations and friends being excellent has meant that Sam attended San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Moonlighting as a roving reporter for TrekCore I was able to attend the Star Trek Discovery Press Panel and speak to some of the cast and crew. I flew into SDCC at warp speed Saturday morning. Unfortunately I didn't make it into the hall for the Discovery Panel hosted by Rainn Wilson who will play Harry Mudd. Those who made it in had been queuing since 6.30 am! Soon after the panel in which they dropped this stunning trailer. https://twitter.com/StarTrekNetflix/status/888886472081788929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Ftrekcore.com%2Fblog%2F2017%2F07%2Fstar-trek-discovery-reveals-at-sdcc-new-trailer-spocks-sister-and-more%2F https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/888868682247675904 San Diego Comic Con went all phasers firing in promoting Star Trek Discovery (and rightly so!) with an exhibition showcasing props, costumes and set pieces for us to gawd over and admire/nitpick - depending which side of the neutral zone you sit on.Continue Reading ››
There's a lot of speculation of a Vulcan connection surrounding Star Trek Discovery's lead character Michael Burnham. In the trailer, it appears as if a young Burnham is raised on Vulcan. But it goes beyond those 'on point' eyebrows and pixie haircut.
In the trailer Burnham seems to talk with a Vulcan inflection at times. But she also shows emotion backing up speculation that she could be human, raised by Vulcans.
But as I lay awake last night considering all the possibilities, a theory of my own popped into my head. To use our new favourite meme:
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Star Trek Discovery's 1st Trailer has finally arrived and here is Trekkie Girl Sam's reaction!
Trailer ReactionWhat an evening! I had been watching the Twitter feeds all night. Upon hearing that Les Moonves (CBS CEO) explain that some "short clips" would air, I presumed there would be a planned release from Star Trek/CBS whereby all social media channels would drop the clip at the time of the Upfronts to avoid crappy leaks. Unfortunately crappy leaks happened. I shouldn't have looked, but I'm only human! But in case you've been living under a rock, here's the actual trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM Here's my reaction, it's extra authentic as I failed to hit pause on the record!: https://youtu.be/yG3jb5WFQ1U BTW that was a highly emotional response for a Brit! Everything about this is impeccably Star Trek. It truly feels like Star Trek is back, but new. I hate, hate, hate to use this term but 'as a woman' it feels even more like my Star Trek. Even though Star Trek has had … Continue Reading ››
There's an internet meme doing the circuits that beautifully demonstrates the impact that 2016 has had on the many of us. 2016 has been one for the history books in both regards to current affairs and Star Trek. Let us focus on Trek. The TL;DR is a mixed bag, mostly epic. The year began with the best announcement ever. A new Star Trek series announced, Star Trek Beyond was released, the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin and a global celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary. For us, our love of Star Trek has taken us to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Birmingham, met more friends, old and new and sparked that feeling of 'newness' regarding Star Trek that is reminiscent of the 1990's. But Star Trek is all about looking forward. Here's what we think will make Star Trek and it's fandom feel different from it's previous incarnations; Social Media Star Trek Enterprise ended before Facebook and … Continue Reading ››
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 ››