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New Star Trek RPG Coming In 2017

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Treklog, Thursday 21st Jul 2016

Modiphius Entertainment, publisher of the Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, Conan, Infinity and John Carter of Mars roleplaying games, announced today the development of Star Trek Adventures, the first new official Star Trek roleplaying game to be produced in more than a decade. The news comes as Star Trek fans worldwide get ready to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series’ and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the <... read more

The Trekkie Girls: The Women Of Star Trek - Part 1

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Treklog, Saturday 16th Jul 2016

As Star Trek fans, who have on occasion been privileged to be asked to host a panel or two at conventions, or write the odd piece for a big broadcasting channel’s website (!), there is a topic that we often get called upon to discuss: “The Women of Star Trek”, presumably, because we are women!

Whilst the intention behind the suggestion is good e.g., to celebrate women or to critique the writing and development of female characters, it sometimes feels like the women on Star Trek is just another category, like types of Starships or Alien Races.

But the women of Star Trek aren’t just a category; the characters are the life and soul of the fran... read more

New Series From IDW Celebrates The First 50 Years Of Star Trek

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Treklog, Sunday 3rd Jul 2016

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, IDW Publishing will boldly launch a new series in September which honours the legacy of the various Starfleet crews which have inhabited the Star Trek universe over the past five decades.

From Captain Kirk to Archer, and everyone in between, each issue of Star Trek: Waypoint will feature brand-new stories starring fan-favorite characters written and drawn by some of today’s top talents. The debut issue will feature contributions by Donny Cates, Mack Chater and Sandra Lanz with more stories by all-star creators to be announced soon!

Cates and Chater will team on the lead story set during ... read more

Star Trek's 50th Anniversary! The Celebrations Start This July!

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Treklog, Sunday 3rd Jul 2016

Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, CBS Action is showing two documentaries taking viewers back to the beginning and giving them an insight into how this groundbreaking show was made.

Firstly, join Captain Kirk (William Shatner) as he explores the start of the journey in Star Trek: A Captain’s Log on July 29th. Then, enter the world of Trekkies with Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier on July 31st, a documentary featuring the 2006 Star Trek auction, which was held to celebrate 40 years of Star Trek.

This is just the start of our read more

Epic Action Movie The Wave Is Making Its Way To DVD and Blu-Ray

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

A big hit at Glasgow FrightFest earlier this year, The Wave is an all-out epic action movie that rivals the very best disaster movies to come out of Hollywood in recent years.

While so many disaster films claim to be inspired by reality, The Wave actually is since geologists agree that the Åkneset mountain pass one day will fall out and cause a town-destroying tsunami. The feeling that this actually could happen is unshakeable throughout the film, keeping you right on your toes.

Director Roar Uthaug - recently tasked with helming the reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, starring Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander - had already shown us he could handle nail-biting tension with the acclaimed Cold Pre... read more

The Most Famous Theme Tune In The World Rides Back Into Town! Bonanza On CBS Action In July

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 26th Jun 2016

Bonanza is set around the 1860s and it centres on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the area of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The show chronicles the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene). He has three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest being the urbane architect Adam Cartwright (Pernell Roberts) who built the ranch house, the second is the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" Cartwright (Dan Blocker) and the youngest is the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe".

In Season 5 which starts July 25th, Charles Dickens comes to Virginia City to protest against the city's newspaper serialising... read more

JAG Season 8 Flies Onto CBS Action This July

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Sunday 26th Jun 2016

Harmon ‘Harm’ Rabb Jr. is a former pilot turned lawyer working for the military's JAG (Judge Advocate General) division, the elite legal wing of officers that prosecutes and defends those accused of military related crimes. He works closely with Lt. Col. Sarah ‘Mac’ Mackenzie and together they do what needs to be done to find the truth.

In one episode this season a Marine pilot who was born in Vietnam and his wife are suspected of human trafficking. Harm and Mac must dig deeper to find the truth before the INS arrests him. In the aftermath of Chegwidden ejecting from a F-14, Commander Theodore Lindsey arrives at JAG for a review at the SECNAV's request, where the unpopular former JAG staff officer cl... read more

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - New Trailer‏

By James Whittington
Posted in News, Tuesday 21st Jun 2016

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs, comes what promises to be an unforgettable motion picture experience, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children.

When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special “peculiarity” can save his new... read more

The Trekkie Girls: A Brief History Of Star Trek

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Treklog, Sunday 12th Jun 2016

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the greatest television series in history - Star Trek. It has quite literally ‘lived long and prospered’. In the half a century that it has graced our screens it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. The franchise is set to jump to warp speed this year and for some time to come.

It all started with one man’s dream, Gene Roddenberry. Born in Texas 1921 he was a distinguished pilot in the United States Army Air Corps and Pan American World Airways. He was serving as an officer at Los Angeles Police Department when he started writing scripts for television shows which ultimately led him to creatin... read more

Meet The Trekkie Girls!

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Treklog, Thursday 9th Jun 2016

Hailing Frequencies open.

We are The Trekkie Girls, three geeky women who go to Star Trek Conventions, live blog our thoughts on anything from debating the finer points of the Treaty of Algeron to deciphering Zachary Quinto’s tweets (What the Spock is he talking about!?) and generally fangirling in front of Star Trek actors without having so much as a sniff of Romulan Ale.

Although we have been lifelong fans and blogged for five years, The Trekkie Girls came in to existence twenty years ago when we met at school. Being the class nerds we quickly huddled together for safety in numbers. We became known as ‘those... read more




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