This week I was honoured to be a guest on brilliant TrekRanks Podcast. It's Prime Directive is to encourage positive discussion on all aspects of Star Trek. It achieves this by asking guests to talk about their 'top five' of various Trek subjects. It is hosted by the cordial host Jim Moorhouse (@EnterpriseExtra on Twitter) and has a format that is very conducive to exploring all the best aspects of Star Trek. Myself along with Rob Chapman from the Trek Book Club on twitter were guests this week to discuss our top five two-part episodes. At first the thought of narrowing down to five filled me with dread. There's too many! But when I made peace with the fact that there were no right or wrong answers, I found I picked the episodes that gave … Continue Reading ››
Want to help victims of the devastating Hurricane Irma AND have a chance of winning an autograph from one of these Trek/Sci-Fi actors? Star Trek fan and freelance writer Jay Stobie is leading a generous and genius campaign to raise funds for the Hurricane Irma Relief effort. Many Star Trek/Sci-Fi actors and crew (such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Pegg to name a few) are assisting by offering special incentives for donations. The top five largest donations will receive a personalised Autograph from Jennifer Morrison (Star Trek '09, Once Upon a Time) and a voicemail from Alistair Petrie (Rogue One). Donors will be picked randomly and can choose which autograph they'd like. Donors will be picked in succession until all autographs have gone. In the few days since the campaign started, $6000 has already been raised to provide food, water, shelter and medicine … Continue Reading ››
On Star Trek's 51st Anniversary, I reflect back on my summer of Star Trek. As part of our midlife crisis, my family and I have spent the summer in the United States of America, touring parts we have never been before and and some we have. And you know what they have a lot of in America? STAR TREK! So with my ever tolerant and patient hubby and son, we scheduled in plenty of trekkie goodness into the trip.
San Diego Comic ConSDCC was unexpected when we planned to come here. This was an incredible experience where I got to meet our soon-to-be favourite characters and writers from Star Trek Discovery by moonlighting for TrekCore. Check out posts from the press conference, interviews and Discovery Exhibit.
Star Trek Las VegasFive days of non-stop Trek goodness at Star Trek Las Vegas. This year had more of a family/friends reunion feel … Continue Reading ››
Spot is looking to boldly go to a new home where she can live long and prosper this #NationalStarTrekDay on Friday 8th September.
The eight-year-old ginger female, named after android Data’s cat in the sci-fi TV series, has been waiting for a new home at Blue Cross Cambridge for 45 days after being brought in due to a change in her previous owner’s circumstances. Spot was a female (for the most part) cat and Data’s pet in the much-loved show. She lived with him while he served aboard the USS Enterprise-D and -E and he even wrote a poem about her entitled “Ode to Spot”. Sarah Bates, Blue Cross Cambridge animal welfare supervisor, said: “In his poem, Data referred to Spot as a true and valued friend. We’re sure our Spot will make someone just as loyal a companion who enjoys a fuss … Continue Reading ››
The Trekkie Girls discuss this years upcoming events including Fedcon, London Film and Comic Con and Star Trek Las Vegas. Also discussed is the Star Trek Deep Space documentary fundraiser; What We Left Behind.
Tomorrow you can watch us live on a UK Trekkie Bloggers conflab thing! Join us at 20:00 GMT to watch this subspace show! Watch Now: Set up by our mate Dan from The Trekkies Guide To The Galaxy we'll be joining him, B Jones from SFB Events (The Trekologist), James Dillon - the illustrious Captain of the USS Riker's Beard and Liam Dillon - From the exemplary Facebook Star Trek Costuming group. We'll be discussing a range of issues surrounding Star Trek and giving our opinions! As a special treat, Dan is giving away two signed pictures of Vaughn Armstrong to the person who asks the best question! (Hoping it will be us!) With such exciting news about Star Trek Discovery just announced we can't wait to have a conflab with fellow Trekkies to delve into the nitty gritty speculation
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 ››
What a year 2016 has been for everyone huh? I mean, good and bad. In fact, an awful lot of bad, but it is not the purpose of this post to dwell on those. There have however been highlights, certainly for me personally. I downloaded my Tweet archive today because I was looking for a particular Tweet. I realised that I hadn’t done this since August 2015! You may be wondering what my point is here, but it kind of just sums up my 2016 really. I mean, where the hell did it go?! I know everybody says it, every year, but these past 12 months have literally just flown by. The Tweet archive thing is poignant because I always used to download my Tweets when I did my TNG season reviews, as a means of refreshing my memory. I started Season 5 on the 29th March this year and I’ve only reached episode 11. I … Continue Reading ››
Unapologetic political post with opinions! I'm writing this post under my own name as with everything in politics. It's a personal thing. It's also collective. And it feels good to share. I've been open about my political leanings. I've worked in that
battle field. I've stood for election many times and served public office for some years. My underlying principles have been always been Liberal and Star Trek was the influence and educator for me.
When I went to bed the night of the US Election, I noted that I felt the same as I did the night of the EU referendum. Smug reassurance that everything was going to be fine and go the way I thought it would... and should.
Watching the results come in that night I felt like the crew of DS9 checking on the weekly casualty reports during the Dominion war.
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If you're looking for Christmas gifts for a Trekkie than take a look at these winter wonders from Lovarzi. As we state in our vblog review, we are cautious when people ask us to review their products - mostly because we don't want to be in the awkward position of having to saying anything negative should we believe the product be worthy of disposable by a garbage scow! Fortunately we were relieved to discover that the Umbrella's and Scarf's on offer from Lovarzi were good quality so we were happy to give them an honest review. Available to buy direct from Lovarzi whilst stock lasts ... Perfect for this British weather!