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Offline jimbocz

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Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« on: September 29, 2016, 11:32:41 AM »

I'm going on October 9th, taking my 9 year old boy

http://destinationstartrek.com/

Anyone else?

I was born on September 8, 1966.  That was also the date of the first showing of Star Trek.  And the opening of the Severn Bridge.  I'm a big fan of both.

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 08:49:48 PM »
My husband and some friends are heading up there for that, costumes and all.  I am afraid that I have opted for the Netflix option at home.  Hope you enjoy!
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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 08:04:30 PM »
Oh no! Wish I had seen this sooner :-( my husband would LOVE it!! He's a huge trekkie! I can't even get tickets to load on my phone to see if we.could swing it last minute. I'll have to have a look later. Looks like fun though, hope you enjoy it!
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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:12:37 PM »
I'm not a Trekkie, but I was at a convention in the US in August and William Shatner crashed it :P. He was at a Star Trek con across the street and is friends with one of the guests at our con, so he came over to say hi.

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 10:36:08 PM »
I'm not a Trekkie, but I was at a convention in the US in August and William Shatner crashed it :P. He was at a Star Trek con across the street and is friends with one of the guests at our con, so he came over to say hi.

Oh my goodness, I would have died!  Then again, I'm the person who would go to the Star Trek convention and flip out because Denny Craine was there.
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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 10:02:11 AM »
Oh no! Wish I had seen this sooner :-( my husband would LOVE it!! He's a huge trekkie! I can't even get tickets to load on my phone to see if we.could swing it last minute. I'll have to have a look later. Looks like fun though, hope you enjoy it!

When I bought my tickets a few days ago, Saturday was sold out but Sunday was OK.

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 10:05:59 AM »
Oh my goodness, I would have died!  Then again, I'm the person who would go to the Star Trek convention and flip out because Denny Craine was there.


Who?  I think I'm going to be seriously out geeked at this convention.  I don't know the real names of any of the actors, except Conner Trinner who played Trip in Enterprise.  My boy has watched every episode of Enterprise several times so it's worth getting his autograph

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2016, 11:33:55 AM »
Plenty of fun was had!  One thing that struck me was how many completely different and unusual people were willing to not only attend, but get dressed up on a Star Fleet uniform.  Lots of middle aged ladies, including Asian ladies.  Seeing all those incredibly diverse people in uniform made it obvious that the shows and movies are not diverse at all. 

Here's some funny art work and details I saw there:



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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2016, 11:13:26 PM »


The original series was of course Classic..  for me it was The Next Generation which I found brilliant to watch whenever I did watch the telly! I want to go to that planet where the inhabitants were very human looking, all good looking and made anyone visiting their planet feel very, very..    very welcome ;) !! 

Never been to a Trekkie convention, but I would if some mates went along for a laugh !

Cheers, DtM ! West London & Slough UK!

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 07:12:13 PM »
Plenty of fun was had!  One thing that struck me was how many completely different and unusual people were willing to not only attend, but get dressed up on a Star Fleet uniform.  Lots of middle aged ladies, including Asian ladies.  Seeing all those incredibly diverse people in uniform made it obvious that the shows and movies are not diverse at all. 

Were you part of the successful world record attempt?  The pictures looked awesome!
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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2016, 09:49:28 AM »
Red shirt = quick death
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across - Sun Tzu

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2016, 10:31:19 AM »
Red shirt = quick death

Red shirt= expendable!

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2016, 10:55:18 PM »
There is an excellent book called "Red Shirt" by John Scalzi that explores the actions of a red shirt on a starship who realises how vulnerable he is compared to the bridge officers

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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2016, 10:43:30 AM »
Red shirt = quick death

Evidently it's not a good sign if you don't have a last name either.....


Absolutely loved that movie - best spoof/homage ever.   ;D
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Re: Star Trek Convention in Birmingham
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2016, 11:05:17 AM »
Were you part of the successful world record attempt?  The pictures looked awesome!

No, that must have happened on another day.  Too bad I missed it.