News: Destination Star Trek London

A little break from our reporting on TGSITG. Our Interviews are coming together nicely. Just working out the best way to share them on Blogger. Meanwhile you can check out some additional pictures on our Facebook page.
We wanted to share some news about Destination Star Trek London.
Colin from Trek News and Views was able to secure an interview Jill
 Ubdegrove from Media 10, the events company that is organising DSTL. We were unable to make the call as we were reporting from Peterborough but we sent Colin a list of questions in advanced and along with and Wayne from the TrekMate Podcast, they grilled Jill for information.
  The interview can be found via Trek.FM or iTunes but it comes with a health warning. You will get VERY excited!!! Don’t drink too many liquids whilst listening. You … Continue Reading ››

TGSITG Day Two: Convention Report

Day one of The Greatest Show In the Galaxy had been so incredible for us we thought Sunday would be a quieter day.  We were in for a pleasant surprise.
We had overslept so we rushed straight to the arena where we once again bumped into the staff member who had helped us get an interview with Chase on Saturday and the next thing we knew, we were interviewing Jeri Ryan! We felt like we had been stunned on a medium setting!
Jeri was an absolute delight and if we thought we were tired, she was very jetlagged but still maintained perfection.
Jeri is always surrounded by security, a sad necessity due to problems with stalkers. They were rather nice to look at all weekend though but maybe … Continue Reading ››

Convention Report: The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

 
Carole and Sam get all professional-like in their first convention report, recorded live from The  Longest Named Greatest Show In The Galaxy in Peterborough. In this first of a two parter, we give a brief update of Saturdays events. Coming soon:
  • Interviews with Jeri Ryan, Nana Visitor, Chase Masterson and Alice Krige
  • Video update from Sunday recorded live
  • Write up on the group Star Trek talks
  • Pictures from the event
  • More info on How To Survive a Star Trek Convention

Gossip Girls

We have commented on how we feel about leaked photos and rumours from the set in a previous post Coolant Leak, I mean Photo Leak! But in the last week the internet was been rife with spoilers and rumours.  The good news is any number of fan sites that are speculating, could be right. But they don't know what we know..... The USS Enterprise stumbles upon The USS Botany Bay. The crew are perplexed by the occupants claim that they are relics from a Eugenics War as no one in the 23rd Century had heard of it. Records indicate that the Botany Bay's temporal signature is the same as Spock Primes' so they must have crossed over at some point. In this timeline there was no war in the 1990's just plenty of purchasing on … Continue Reading ››

VIP Package

VIP Ticket details revealed!
We had previously speculated about the £2999 VIP Ticket for the Destination Star Trek London convention, including Green Skinned women and Jamaharon with all five Captains on the bridge of the Enterprise.
But the details have finally been revealed by DSTL:
We are very pleased to release the details for the exclusive VIP ticket to Destination Star Trek London.  These tickets will be strictly limited to just 20 people and will be issued on a first come first served basis, with VIP tickets going on sale from tomorrow at 10am (Friday 27th April 2012). The VIP Ticket package will include...
  • 3 Day Event Access
  • 1 Ticket to Opening Ceremony/Captain's Talk
  • 1 Exclusive VIP show jacket limited to only 20 worldwide.
  • One to … Continue Reading ››

Costuming on a Budget?

The economics of the future may be somewhat different but for those of living pre WW3, when going to a Star Trek event we have to watch our income.  We'll cover more details in regards to accommodation and travel for Destination Star Trek London in a later post but for those of you wanting to dabble in dressing up, as well as our previous posts, this may help. Choosing to dress up is a big step. But it can be pricey. I (Sam) made my first costume when I was about 14. I got a red T-Shirt and Black felt-tipped pen and coloured in the TNG costume. Then I covered my head with a pink swimming hat and went to school dressed as Captain Picard! I even gelled my brothers hair back, pasted his face in talcum powder and called him Data. It is a … Continue Reading ››

How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part Two

You spoke, we listened. You want to hear about Cosplaying so here is everything we know. British sci-fi fans are no longer the reserved stereotype. Once we put on our com badge and ridges we become as overt as a Dabo Girl on the Venus drug.
When it comes to picking what you want to wear. Decide now. Don’t leave it until two weeks before to decide that you want to dress up as some sort of Nausicaan/vedek hybrid. Dressing up needs planning, planning, planning. Check out our video blog about Cosplaying:
 
Here are some websites that we have personally used and had good service:
Badge, Pips and Pattern from Roddenberry
Ran by Gene Roddenberry's son Rod, this will meet your … Continue Reading ››

How to Survive a Star Trek Convention. Part One

With UK Star Trek forums buzzing with chatter about the Destination Star Trek London event in October, we are putting together a collection of blog posts and vBlogs on  ‘How to Survive a Star Trek Convention’. In the first part of our 'How to Survive a Star Trek Convention' we look at the ticket prices and how to spend your money wisely. Please also see our previous post for ticket price information: Star Trek London Revealed

Star Trek London Revealed!

Six Months, Five Captains, One Destination equals Thousands of excited Trekkies! Today was the big reveal. We feel like we have died and gone to Sto Vor Kor
www.startreklondon.com William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula are all attending this incredible event.  From what we can see this is more than your average convention. There will be a bridge set for photos, original sets, props and stunt displays!? It promises to be interactive and more focused around the fans.  We thought that the event would be focused around the movie and are gratefully wrong, as this will have something for every fan.  Reason we love this event already: It has something for everyone. Not all Trekkies want the … Continue Reading ››

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