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.
Star 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?
What 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 ››
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 ››
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).
Props from the Star Trek Exhibition in Blackpool were on display including the USS Discovery's Captains chair, uniforms and props.
There was no doubt that @StarTrekNetflix
put in some command level
We were also treated to delicious Starfleet and Klingon pastry treats.
Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
The 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.
The 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!
First, 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.
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!!
speaking territories can expect to watch After Trek after the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery have aired on the 25th September.
territories can watch it on the 26th September.
Here's all we know about After Trek.
Netflix Air Times
We have received another air time update from Netflix:
UK/BST: 08:00 BST
Europe /CET: 09:00
After Trek - The After Show
from Star Trek: The Next Conversation Podcast
will begin the show with a Live Stream (no pressure!)
If you can't watch because of antiquated internet restrictions, it's a short clip that states:
"After Trek. Where stars and special guests answer all your Star Trek questions live"
AFTER TREK’s first live, in-studio guests will include STAR TREK: DISCOVERY stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts.
The inaugural episode will be available exclusively to CBS All Access
subscribers on Sunday, Sept. 24
(11:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, PT), following CBS All Access
launch of the first two episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Starting Sunday, Oct. 1, all subsequent AFTER TREK episodes will be available to stream live at 9:30 PM, ET following new episodes … 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 ››