It's been a few days ever since we witnessed the regeneration of Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who. I have to admit I've got into Doctor Who about 3-4 years ago, and mainly the new Who era, but that does not mean I'm a regular viewer. Apart from being a Trekkie I consider myself a Whovian too - just like an Orvillian, but that's for another day. Certainly the latest adventure of or Time Lord was the saddest one of all. I'm not afraid to say out loud I did cry of half of the episode. The 12th Doctor grow a lot on me ever since I see him first appear in Deep Breath and he continued to be the Doctor I now consider my second favorite. But before I say goodbye to him let's have a look at the Christmas Special "Twice Upon A Time" in bit more in depth than my initial YouTube reaction.
Well, here we are again. It's been a while since I had a chance to write anything in my website. That's mainly because I had a few issue in my personal life that I was dealing with, also the YouTube/work balance was very tight that I had to make a sacrifice and that came to my website. Although I abandoned my "first child" I was working on it quite a lot in terms of structure and design that you might noticed.
I've added and changed a few bits over the last few weeks. The Captain's Log section transformed into a Warp Core. This will serve everything Star Trek including Discovery. The Mind Meld that used to be a geek related blog section, now called - guess what - Geek Zone. so all of Doctor Who and other Sci-Fi topic will be there, just as it was before.
There's also a new About Me page available now where you can read a little bit about me and my love towards Trek and other TV shows. :) The Contact Me page is also a bit more simple now. Overall the site is a bit more simple, yet still informative. As the first refit, I'm quite happy, but obviously there's still something that you can add or change in a website. This is a journey as well, just like making Youtube videos. :)
I've thought about this a lot and now as we have Discovery and The Orville that takes extra time from my life I will have to make some adjustments on this. Officially my plan is to release 1 Star Trek and 1 Non-Star Trek related article a week. Now all I need is time and some coffee to make that soo. :) I hope the much simpler look and the regular content will be something that you will enjoy here in this website. if you have any ideas for topics, discussion starter feel free to let me know. :) Until next time, live long and prosper! _\\//
This post from me a little bit of a shout out too, as I would love to promote the TrekMate guys with their upcoming event that will cover all Star Trek and Sci-Fi. TREK-ON the name of their event, and it's also their first one too. It appears to be a really fun even with writers, artists and even with a formal ferengi bartender... yes, that's true. The amazing Max Grodenchik is coming to this event! But there will be more interesting discussions ahead on everything Star Trek and beyond.
Personally I'm looking forward to the event and to meet the TrekMate guys, the members of one of the longest running UK Star Trek podcast! Join them in the 19th of July for a great day and TREK-ON! _\\//
I have to admit, I did neglect the website lately. It's a shame because the website itself it's one of the most unique thing that I've done since i've encountered Star Trek. I always wanted to create something that will help express my love towards the series and help connect with other like-minded Trekkies around the globe. This journey has been over a year and I've really enjoyed every bit of it. Sadly my life got a little complicated over the last few months, work and personal issues intereferred with the work that I wanted to accomplish here. Although I was very active on my YouTube channel, writing an article sometimes looked a very challenging task. I can not guarantee I will be able to write more often, but I'll do what I can and what I'm capable. I wish I could do more, but working in a full time job, editing 2 videos a week for youtube quite a task already.
In terms of the youtube channel I'm approaching my 1 year anniversary that will be a big milestone for me. I'm really looking forward to that. Also if you following me, you probably now I've started the "Character Datafile" project in my channel that I'm really keen to do and I'm working a lot to get the right content together in an informative and entertaining way. There's quite a few episode there already and I'm glad it already got a really good reception from a lot of you guys. I'm really greatful for this.
In this occassion I would like to thank you everyone for the support and for the patient towards me regarding the website. I hope a lot of you enjoy the content and I'm glad to see there's always visitors in the site. That makes me feel really good. Until next time... Live long and prosper! _\\//
I wanted to make an update on the website a little bit earlier, but I'm sure when it comes to holiday, usually we tend to slow down a bit. Yeah, we all human, we all need our little time to relax and wind down a little bit. I'm the same believe it or now, although feeling guilty is something that I experienced the last few days doing nothing but spending time with family. Well, that's totally acceptable and that's how it should be, but I try to keep up the good work in various channels as well, thinking and working on video ideas for the channel, posting pictures on instagram and even writing on the website as well. It's a hobby, but I still feel responsibilty toward to it as now I'm sharing. :) Sharing is great, and with sharing it comes to community that all round Trekkerprise already. So this time, I'll share a few little things with all of you.
The channel is going great thanks to everyone for the support and the kind comments on every video. It still something that I've never imagined will happen. Creating a youtube channel seemed easy when I've started, but it actually takes part in my life, like a part-time job aside my full-time one. Phew, not bad, right? :) Two weeks ago I made a statement as I'll have a little break from the channel, but saying I'll keep the Sunday segments what ever will happen. :) And here we are, just released a great video with a few beautiful ships in the line that one of my great friend owns and keeps in his place. This weekend I'll come back with a regular video as before. Although I've promised a new Wednesday segment on the channel from the middle of may. As my 100th episode coming up that special segment will debut just after the 100th episode, the following Wednesday. It's something that I've been working on and it feels like it's missing from out there. That's also a bigger project that I'm so keen about and looking forward to share it with all of you. :) Release date will be announced soon.
Doctor Who Reviews
As many of my followers aware of this, I've started a quick recap on the new season of Doctor Who. I've covered the first two episode online in my youtube channel, but sadly the 4th episode has been missed as I have no equipment at the location where I'm at the moment. The revirew will be up soon in the Whoniverse segment this week. So does the new episode from this week as i'm just flying back from my holiday at Saturday night. Future Doctor Who contents will be published soon in the website and in the channel as well.
The Journey Continues...
After all this I think I can safely say I'm really looking forward to the end of my holiday and get back to work soon. The Trekkerprise journey is something that I'm really passionate about and I'm working hard to make everything happen with the channel and with the website as well. In the future this journey will expand with a 3rd installment that will be a bit different, ut still will stay in the sci-fi/geek genre as that's really my main interest.
I would love to extend my thank you for everyone who follows me over my channel and other social media platforms and I'm looking forward to see you soon in the future. _\\//
Been a while since I was writing here. Personal life and other work related commitments happened and as it happenes with everyone. That's totally fine as I'm not getting paid for writing articles in this website, I'm my own boss and I'm only doing it to share my passion about Star Trek and other geeky things.
Introducing "Meet The Fans"
So far from last week I've started an interview series that I call "Meet the Fans". That segment dedicated to the fans of Star Trek. I always enjoyed reading interviews with actors and actresse, behind the scene personalls and creatives, but the fans out there are just as brilliant then those people who we can see on the screen. Starting off with Damien aka The IrishTrekkie was a big hit and this week we have a new guest on Meet the Fans: Chris, The Trekcollector. Interviews like these will be published every week, so keep checking teh website for more interesting articles.
Star Trek Discovery - What We Left Behind...
There's nothing really happened with Star Trek Dicovery in the last few week, but I happened to talk about the series with one of my friend and fellow youtuber over a great podcast. We discussed a few theory about the show and we also discussed the upcoming Star Trek DS9 documentary.
As in terms on the website articles will be more frequent in the future as now I happened to create a better schedule to work around youtube, work, and all the other aspects of my life. Keep checking the website as I have a few interesting article for the next time. _\\//
I'm back with an interesting interview today. There's something I really wanted to do for a long time now and I think finally we got to the point when I can can give you an insight of the fan's of Star Trek. We always looking forward to interviews with actors and their connection with Star Trek. Although we all know that Star Trek is personal in many level, and we fans have our connection too. I have had the fortune to do collaboration with Damien aka The Irishtrekkie, He was very welcoming when I approached him with this interview.
Favorite series, movie, episode, captain, villain?
TNG will be my favourite series, first contact would be my favourite movie, I have too many favourite Episodes to just pick one, Picard would be my favourite captain and Lore would be my favourite villain.
Any memorable encounter with a Star Trek actor/actress did you meet?
Meeting Gates McFadden was an absolute pleasure but the most memorable encounters have always been with behind-the-scenes people like John Eaves to mention but one.
What made you make videos on YouTube?
I simply wanted to share my passion of Star Trek starships and I kind of thought I'd be good at it lol....
As a youtuber which of your video are you the most proud of?
My very first starship review, the Genesis of everything that is me so it still holds a special place for me and it's the one I'm most proud of.
Which part of your Star Trek collection that you the most proud of?
My Funko Pop Picard and Riker as they were gift from a friend I met through YouTube.
Any dream collectible on your list?
Would love Kirks survival jacket from Beyond.
I would like to extend my thank you for Damien aka The IrishTrekkie for this interview. If you never heard of him please search for IrishTrekkie on youtube and check him out on Instagram as well. This interview hopefully will become a series in the future, so keep looking here as yoiu never know who will be our next guest. :) _\\//
Since I started this blog and my YouTube channel, I happened to meet with a lot of amazing person. Sohail, aka Starfleetboy is one of the few person who I happened to get in touch with. He has his own podcast show Starfleetboy and Drunk Space Nine. He's is a big Star Trek fan, just as myself and he happened to have the idea of rewatching The Next Generation and make an informal discussion with his dear friend, the Doctor. It's always exciting to talk about Trek and the way how he carries the conversation is just something brilliant. :) I remember the first time when I listened to his show, the discussion was mind blowing for me. It kept me entertained and kept me curious about the conversation. Suddenly I felt myself home, the place I can have a conversation about Trek with someone who loves Trek as well. :)
I remember I was listening to the show, and I had my thoughts as well about the things they were talking about, but I wasn't able to say anything. So I knew I had to contact with them as soon as possible, as I believe what he does it's amazing and I doubt it's ever been done before. So after a few email, we arranged my very first podcast. :) I was just soo excited to be part of this discussion and I'm glad they "adopted me" to the gang. :) In our very first collaboration we talked about the TNG episode The Samaritan Snare that you can watch right here:
I really enjoyed the discussion and I'm looking forward to the future collaborations with him and the Doctor. If you haven't heard of them yet, than go ahead and check out his website starfleetboy.com for more interesting episode discussions about Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. I would like to extend my thanks to Sohail over Starfleetboy to had the honor to join his journey. Live long and posper my friend. :) _\\//
What a sad year is 2016. :( We lost soo many great actors and talents this year: Ali, Alan Rickman, Kenny Baker, Gene Wilder, George Michael and now our all time Princess Leia, Carrie Fisher. I never really followed her work apart from Star Wars. As a Trekkie I know how difficult could be facing with the loss of someone who is almost like a family member for us. When Leonard Nimoy passed away, I had to deal with difficulties and with a really rough time. Suddenly I started to watch all the Spock specific episodes from Star Trek to keep him in mind as long as I can...
For a lot of people - especially for Star Wars fans - Carrie Fisher always will be Princess Leia. And that's all what we really need to know. A beautiful actress who had a major role in a pop culture movie that became a iconic part of our society. As long as those movies there for us, we are all able to celebrate her life and her achievement. She was a beautiful actress, a great character and a good human being. In Star Trek 2 Doctor McCoy said to Kirk: "He's really not dead as long as we remember him." That really helped me accept the death of Leonard and I hope this will help all the Star Wars fan out there: "She's really not dead as long as we remember her."
All of my condolences with her family and with all the Star Wars fans across the globe. _\\//
If you follow my blog, you sort of know me as much as I do myself. I stated at the very beginning of this journey, my reason to do this blog is simply to share my passion about - mainly - Star Trek, Doctor Who and other sci-fi and geeky stuff. Today I'm going to talk about one of the movie franchise that I do LOVE just as much as I love Trek. That is Ghostbusters. I remember watching the movie back then when I was younger and I fell in love with it. The fact as you have cool guys chasing ghosts with a cool car just had my mind blown away that time. :) Here's a shocking secret from my little life: I was probably a Ghostbusters fan before even being a Trekkie. I know, what are the odds? :D
Somehow, when you are not really able to make friends in real life, you obviously looking for answers. Seeing movies back than like Ghostbusters, Men In Black, and Star Trek of course, always had the implication to want to be there and have those people as friends. All I wanted to do just to be like them and hang out with those people, be part of the gang! :) After all those years... I still want to do the same sometimes. :) The best thing about Ghostbusters as you can still watch it this day and it will make you feel awesomely good inside. :)
Who Are The Ghostheads?
While I was watching the film I had quite a few emotional state. Listening to the stories of the fans, how much the movies and the series means to them, the personal attachments and the experiences is just something extraordinary. I can clearly see a similarity between Star Trek as it affected many lives. Some people recovered from being an alcoholic, it helped others to overcome social anxiety, or dealing with hard emotions... some of the story was quite touching and I did feel the personal connection with everyone.
Living The Dream
Proton guns, Ecto 1, and of course the friendship. This 3 things describes this franchise for me the most. The proton guns are one of the most awesome technology ever invented for hunting paranormal beings. That old, sexy Cadillac just something that will turns your head if you see that in the roads, but at the end you really have to admire the friendship between these people. They have their problems and their struggles, but they are fighting over something that helps other people. A fantastic friendship between the main characters, and that unbelievably great atmosphere behind the show that makes Ghsotbusters very much lovable.
I never really had any problems to use my imagination - and my money - to have those things closer to me as they were before. Sadly I don't have any proton gun, the suit, or a Stay Puft marshmallow figurine in my collection, but I do own a 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Elite Ecto 1 that I'm really proud of. :) She's a real jewel and every time I look at her - pictured above - made me feel extremely good inside. :) Sometimes people can put you in a box as geek, nerd or just weird. I never been ashamed about what I love and why I have the passion towards these things. I love them and I think in a way they help me maintain that kid in me... and that worth everything. :)
If you haven't seen Ghostheads yet, please do check the movie out. It's a must watch for fans and even non fans. :) _\\//
Keeping it simple...
I'm a full-time Graphic Designer; part-time Artist, Blogger and You-tuber! NO1 Star Trek fan and a lover of all sorts of geeky stuff. _\\//