**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapse in grammar, spelling or accuracy** The doors are open! And like Scotty spying on the USS Vengence, we snuck behind the bridge crew to take a look at things at Destination Star Trek Birmingham before it opened to the public.... Here is our live periscope....
**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in our grammar, spelling or accuracy.** We've said it before and we'll say it again. Press conferences at Star Trek conventions are weird! Their primary function is to give major press outlets access to Star Trek's finest so they write about the event and get extra people through the doors. They are similar to panels but as the questions aren't from hard core fans it has a totally different feel from the fan orientated questions. Still, we feel very lucky to attend these. Here's what happened... William Shatner is first up talking about social media - Kirk wouldn't use it. How he feels young, but not as young as he used too. About 50 years of Star Trek. There is a magic about Star Trek. He then even said that he saw an interview this morning with "these girls" (pointing to us in the first … Continue Reading ››
One week until our favourite every-year-or-two event; Destination Star Trek. The schedule has been released and so begins the mission briefing! As you might see we have a couple of panels ourselves. Which we have began frantically preparing for! Please remember the details can change at anytime! Cosplay panel - We have been asked to host a panel on cosplaying and we are delighted to do! We don't claim to be expert cosplayers ourselves but we do dress up at conventions and are fascinated by the phenomenon. We have invited some of our friends as panelists. Misty Chance, the Trekkie Drag queen and Cosplay legend. If you have been to any of the DST's or the recent Star Trek Las Vegas convention you would have seen her sporting one of her many pro costumes including the Intendant, Seven of Nine, T'Pol, Queen Aracnia and Lwaxana Troi. Looking at her Continue Reading ››
We can't stop raving about it! The full range is available online and in stores now and we can't help ourselves! Check out our vblog review! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx3ledE_C38
**COMPETITION CLOSED** The good folk at Massive Events have been kind enough to donate a pair of 3 Day weekend tickets to Destination Star Trek Europe. This is the perfect place to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek ... and they have Will Wheaton..... WIL WHEATON!!! All you need to do to enter is answer this easy peasy question and someone will be picked at random. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win! More details on DSTE check out http://www.destinationstartrek.com Competition closes on 19th September and winner will be contacted on 20th September.
We'll be celebrating #StarTrek50 tonight at 21:00 BST. Find us on Periscope and Twitter where we will let you know how you can win some amazing Star Trek prizes including items donated by Paramount Pictures, Sky Cinema UK and Destination Star Trek Europe! The years festivities all come together today. Fans from all the world join in celebrate the day Star Trek first aired. It's remarkable that more people exist in a time where there has always been Star Trek, us included. Remember to take your Star Trek Selfie and send it @StarTrek as detailed below (they are really pushing this, it's gotta be good!)
At the Television Critics Press Association Press tour (we don't know what that is either!) Bryan Fuller spilled some goodies about the new Star Trek series Discovery. If you haven't read all about it, check out this article from Variety who were reporting live from the event. Then come back whilst I speculate with my thoughts! Here's a cheat sheet of the news thanks to Screen Junkies. Just as a caveat to the above, I can't find any direct source that states the series will be set in the Klingon Wars. It's probably a good guess as a lot of events have been ruled out such as the Romulan war (Battle of Axanar) and The Kobayashi Maru. Bryan Fuller did mention Amanda Grayson too but it didn't read as definite that her character is included. Whilst in Vegas, Carole and I spent a lot of time speculating with others … Continue Reading ››
To Celebrate the Sky Cinema dedicated Star Trek Movies channel, Sky Cinema are giving us the chance to pick our own crew! It's not easy! We spend many hours discussing this amongst ourselves and with many of you. In fact, we were talking to Jordan Hoffman from the Official Engage Podcast just a couple of weeks ago about the complexities of picking your own crew. Its not just about the individuals, its the relationships and how crew members complement each other. Whilst the likes of Spock, Data, Seven of Nine, Odo and T'Pol are brilliant characters. Would they all work well together? probably .... but the ship might not be as exciting without people like Dax, Tom Paris and Geordi for them to bounce off. As you can see from the video above, Picard is a legend amongst the new cast! And rightly so. Also, they need to watch more Star Trek! Hope you're enjoying … Continue Reading ››
Saturday had an intensive schedule which was difficult for us because we had not got very much sleep! See our last post for more details The Women in Star Trek panel was one we were keen to attend as we greatly admire all the panelists that consisted of; Kate Mulgrew, Mary Czerwinksi (Glue Guns and Phasers), Bjo Trimble (from saving Star Trek fame), Dr Kayla Iacovino (TrekMovie.com), Jarrah Hodge (Women at Warp) and Amy Imhoff (Shoes and Starships). They each spoke about how Star Trek had inspired feminism and their own personal choices with the biggest laugh going to Kayla who is an actual ‘Vulcanologist’. Continue Reading ››
‘Klingon Karaoke’ on Thursday night we enjoyed listening to fans with incredible voices (and signing credentials to back them up) wow those of us mingling on the dance floor. When Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and Chris Doohan took to the stage, the audience were in hysterics. Then there’s the regulars who’s antics fill us casual attendees feed each August. Seeing the famous ‘Eric Allan Hall’ sing was a real treat. Eric is such a good Data cosplayer we can't say for sure that he isn't a Soong Android. Friday The day started by buying more MAC for Star Trek (we know, we don’t need to even insert the Picard face palming meme because you’re already imagining it!) Star Trek.com presented the 'Missing footage panel' with Roger Lay Jr (Producer), and the production team Michael and Denise Okuda, Phil Bishop, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. This was a panel we were very much … Continue Reading ››