Confessions of a temporally displaced women

Have you ever watched one of those Jerry Springer episodes with the Man who felt he should have been born a Women?...I know exactly how they feel. Except I have no confusion over my gender....but with Time. I DO NOT belong in this time line - its always felt wrong to me! Most people put it down to watching too much Star Trek - they are right. Some say I am 'from another planet' ....thats not it though. And I've given it a lot of thought. As I look at all the aliens in ST, I'm not a Raktijino drinking warrior like a Klingon, I'm too much of a lefty to be a Ferengi and I don't have the bone structure for a Cardassian, but those self-righteous know-it-all humans...yeah thats who I am. I first had these inclinations as a young child. I recently came across an old school book which went into some detail about 'what … Continue Reading ››

T’Pol the most emotional character?

I do like T'Pol and I instantly loved Jolene Blalock when I first heard her at a convention but what was with T'Pol!? 300px-TPol2003 Honestly, she could make Counsellor Troi look like an emotionless Android. I know they have deep strong emotions but she would get teary eyed over the smallest thing. I quite like the banter you can get with Vulcans, it verges on teasing but its great when they break character a little. Like when Neelix tries to get a little smile out of Tuvok or Bones gets rattled with Spock. But if I were T'Pols friend I would tread on egg shells around her.  I think somewhere down the line she must have a bit of Klingon in her. (Ohhh my!) Continue Reading ››

Starfleet Klingon Banquet + John Carrigan Interview

Teressa, Kehlan, Carole, Sam
As we have mentioned in our previous videos, we attended the 4.5th annual Starfleet/Klingon Banquet in Northampton. This spectacular event was put on by the crew of Starbase 24 and a big thanks has to go to Kehlan for the amount of hard work she puts into these events.  Since starting the banquets in 2005 over £8500 has been raised for Macmillan Cancer support....damn Trekkies are awesome! The night was made even more special by two surprise marriage proposals and a few birthdays!
This was the first banquet to be held at the Northampton Park Inn, previous ones were held at the Milton Keynes Holiday Inn but we were very pleased with the new location. Although there was … Continue Reading ››

Make it Sew, Part One

Greetings, As you know, we normally spend our weekend in the Mud Baths of Shiralea VI, or under the twin Suns of Risa but this weekend we ventured north of the Thames and boldly went to Northampton. For it was that time of year again, the Klingon Starfleet Banquet as hosted by Starbase 24. This was their 4.5th event which they hold to raise money for the cancer charity Macmillan. What better way could we raise money for charity by dressing up, celebrating Gene Roddenberry's vision for the future by giving some of our money to help us achieve that vision. Preparing for this event was no easy task though so we got all Garak-like and took to our sewing machines! Check out our special Make-It-Sew episode of Trekkies Girls. Continue Reading ››

Talking about Larry’s Pendulum

I'm glad he raised this....ohhh my!  In case you don't know what we're talking about, you really should be reading everything Larry Nemecek has to say about anything by way of Star Trek decree: TrekLand Supplemental This is our take on Larry' question "Is TNG due for a Comeback?" 
Now as we have mentioned we were TNG fans first, born into that time line so grew up watching it. We can now appreciate TOS and love the "Retro" look of the show but we confess to being those viewers who as kids would have scoffed at the MDF sets and Christmas lighting effects.  When talking to our TiT (Trekkie In Training) Sarah, we asked her how she was getting on with watching TNG and she said "yeah … Continue Reading ››

Happy Birthday!

Today TNG turns 24!! (since it debuted) which coming from a pair at the grand old age of 29 it doesn't seem that old. However upon hearing that Enterprise turned 10 years old on the 26th....What The Spock!?  Is there a rip in the space time continuum?? I suppose the difference is that I don't remember TNG starting...its always just existed right!?...like The Original Series or Q? I remember each of the others starting though and hearing that the 'newest' incarnation is now 'old' makes me feel a little more mortal. Enterprise turned out to be an excellent series though, cut waaaaay before her time. Shame on you TV execs (bunch of Ferengi). Once we have assimilated the world into Trekkies we are looking at having an advanced programme … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Ongoing

 
Star Trek Ongoing #1
 
 
Review by Sam
Carole is a comic reader and I have always felt less of a geek because of it. But its time to change that and I have gone out and bought my first Comic! (by go out - I mean visit the App store and download it!).  Techie stuff:  I went for the iPad download as I don't have a comic book store nearby (for shame) and I prefer magazines etc via digital download, the pictures 'pop' and if you spill your raktajino all over it, well you just make yourself another one and carry on reading. I think there was a lot more they could have done with the media though, I found myself rotating the screen from Landscape to Portrait to make sure I … Continue Reading ››

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