Category Archives: The Trek Life

Federation News Service

There are so many great Trek related stories circulating the Federation News Network this week, we thought we'd take a minute to gather them altogether for you. 4th April If you follow Nichelle Nichols on twitter. Your jaw would have dropped when she uploaded this picture of her with a fan: Obama has fan-boy wrote all over him! Whatever their beliefs, it is always reassuring to know that a politician likes Star Trek. Would you vote for someone who hadn't watched Star Trek?  Oh, and Nichelle, Love the necklace! Source: @RealNichelle 5th April  We all celebrated First Contact by drinking Tequila Troi-style whilst listening to Cochrane's favourite tunes and dancing like our Dads, right? Larry Nemecek (The Universe's renowned Star Trek Authority himself) engaged in some seriously Jake Sisko style journalism and reported an amazing … Continue Reading ››

Happy Easter – from Qo’noS

Like most Trekkies, everything we learnt, we learnt from Star Trek. So we have always been baffled by Easter, as there is no reference to it in Trek. But we have got to the bottom of it. It is about an extraordinary man whom upon his death thousands of years ago promised he would return. His teachings are still practiced today. That man was..... Kahless The Unforgettable.
Kahless foretold his resurrection in The Story of The Promise: 
When Kahless united the people and gave them the laws of honor, he saw that his work was done. So one night he gathered his belongings and went to the edge of the city to say good-bye. The people wept, they did not want him to go. And Kahless said, "You are Klingons. You need no one but yourselves. I … Continue Reading ››

Happy Birthday Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis is one of our absolute favourites on the show. The queen of Trek in our humble opinion. So to celebrate Marina's birthday here are some of our favourite Deanna Troi moments: Sam: I felt she got to show all sides of her character in the episode The High Ground. We got to see her as Counsellor, counselling Wesley for emotional support after Beverly was kidnapped. Then the negotiator, supporting Picard in conflict resolution. But I really liked how she sprung into action on the Bridge when Finn beams onto the bridge. Picard throws that awesome punch and Troi takes care of securing the ship and attending to officers. She showed real strength and courage in that episode.
Now Troi has got a lot of unnecessary flack in my opinion, ranging from her hairdo's to headaches. But one I strongly … Continue Reading ››

Happy Mothers Day

We wish all the mummies a Happy Mothers Day today. Some of our favourite Star Trek mums include the infamous Lwaxana Troi, Dr Crusher and Keiko O'Brien. Lets not forget the step mums too, Cassidy Yates and Leeta make wonderful step mothers, completely obliterating the 21st century stereotype that they are all mean. And then there is the surrogates, Kira Nerys, Deanna Troi and Trip!  But the real hero's are the Trekkie Mums back on Earth, in the present. Our Trekkie With Advanced Training - Teressa is one such mum who is on a mission to assimilate her children. We suggested she put them in a maturation chamber until they are 18 but UNICEF took offence to that plan. Instead Teressa is opting for the good old fashion approach and will be documenting her efforts for us to learn from. So here we … Continue Reading ››

Trek Fashion Beams Down to London

Many people blog about how Star Trek has influenced the development of technology or how it inspired someone to become an astronaut. 
But not many people observe how Star Trek influences fashion. This is why Trekkie Girl Sam and Trekkie-With-Advanced-Training Teressa (See episode 13) headed to London Fashion Week to check it out. Fashion analysts and bloggers love to comment on themes and inspirations, so we have too: We started off with some TNG Retro inspiration in the Jasper Conran show. Although it could pass off as TOS, its clearly a tribute to the blonde and buff bodies of Rubicun III. Got to love those Edo!
We had predicted that Bajoran fashions would be on trend again this season but we weren't prepared for … Continue Reading ››

Trek Space – Faced

What a great honour, Sam is chuffed today because her TrekSpace profile picture has been featured on its badge! Yes that tiny picture is of Sam. Fame at last! Trek Space is a social networking site for Star Trek fans. It's great because it's only about Star Trek so unlike Facebook, you don't have to talk to your real life friends and family. Come and be friends with Sam of Trek Space. And use the comment box below to nag Carole into joining!  

Looking for par’Mach?

There's been plenty of romance and bromance on Trek over the years so us Trekkie Girls have been looking for par'Mach in all the right places.... After discussing which members of the cast we'd most like to Pon Farr with, (Sam: Data, call me!) we decided to shake it up and think about which characters would be a good match across the series. Which characters do you think would make a great couple?
Uhura and Julian Bashir
 
Can't you just imagine these two seeking out Jamaharon with each other under the suns of Risa?
We think either the Nichelle Nicholls or Zoe Saldana version work, but as one of them is committed to Spock we'll go with Nichelle.
Logic: Julian likes intelligent, … Continue Reading ››

Happy New Year!

 
Carole and Sam at our New Years Eve party
 
We love New Years Eve and celebrated 4 time zones! At 10pm we celebrated the Estonian New Year with our lovely Estonian friend Kaidi.
Then we thought we had better celebrate Central European Time for our European neighbours. Then it was good old GMT time, centre of the universe! 
We went to bed just after New York hit midnight. 
We have had a great year and starting Trekkie Girls has definitely been a highlight for us (we had been talking about it for 15 years!) 
We did have lots of trek shenanigans on NYE though, and whilst we were in our civvies that didn't stop our friends suiting up:
 

What to buy a Trekkie for Christmas?

With the run up to Christmas, we like many others have avoided the shops like the Telurian Plague and taken to shopping online. But what do you buy the Trekkie in your life? Here are some of our top finds:
Compare the Meerkat fans?
 
I'll admit to buying my car insurance through Compare The Market just to get one of their cute Meerkat cuddly toys. For your Meerkat crazed star trek fan you have to check out these adorable little fellas.
These are knitted to order and I personally love Worf and Locutus.
 
For your slightly slutty friend