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Stardate 95695.59 through 95714.74

February 04, 2018 – February 10, 2018

Welcome to the thirty-first edition of GGA Ready Room! Let’s take a look at what Star Trek news we missed last week, shall we?


Featured Summary


A Look Back This Week in Star Trek History

What episodes of what shows aired this time in history? What movies were released? If these are questions you constantly ask, you’ll find the answer here!

  • ST:TNG, Season 2, Episode 8, “A Matter of Honor”, February 4, 1989
  • ST:DS9, Season 6, Episode 12, “Who Mourns for Morn?”, February 4, 1998
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 3, Episode 14, “Stratagem”, February 4, 2004
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 4, Episode 13, “United”, February 4, 2005
  • ST:Discovery, Season 1, Episode 14, “The War Without, the War Within”, February 4, 2018
  • ST:TNG, Season 7, Episode 15, “Lower Decks”, February 5, 1994
  • ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 13, “Return to Grace”, February 5, 1996
  • ST:Voyager, Season 2, Episode 16, “Meld”, February 5, 1996
  • ST:Voyager, Season 3, Episode 16, “Blood Fever”, February 5, 1997
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 14, “Stigma”, February 5, 2003
  • ST:TNG, Season 1, Episode 15, “Too Short a Season”, February 6, 1988
  • ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 14, “Face of the Enemy”, February 6, 1993
  • ST:DS9, Season 2, Epiosde 14, “Whispers”, February 6, 1994
  • ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 14, “Heart of Stone”, February 6, 1995
  • ST:Voyager, Season 1, Episode 4, “Phage”, February 6, 1995
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 1, Episode 15, “Shadows of P’Jem”, February 6, 2002
  • ST:DS9, Season 1, Episode 6, “Q-Less”, February 7, 1993
  • ST:Voyager, Season 7, Episode 14, “Prophecy”, February 7, 2001
  • ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 13, “The Masterpiece Society”, February 8, 1992
  • ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 21, “The Return of the Archons”, February 9, 1967
  • ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 20, “Return to Tomorrow”, February 9, 1968
  • ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 14, “Clues”, February 9, 1991
  • ST:Voyager, Season 6, Episode 15, “Tsunkatse”, February 9, 2000
  • ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 14, “A Matter of Perspective”, February 10, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 14, “In Purgatory’s Shado”, February 10, 1997
  • ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 13, “Field of Fire”, February 10, 1999
  • ST:Voyager, Season 5, Episode 14, “Bliss”, February 10, 1999


What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?

  • Sir Patrick Stewart, the stoic captain from Star Trek: The Next Generation, hosted the Sci Tech Awards this past weekend. He tweeted out a photo update before stepping out on the stage and cracking a few jokes. Variety has a full write up on the evening, which includes Sir Stewart’s admission that he knows far less about the Star Trek universe than the fans.

  • Star Trek: Discovery‘s inaugural season has ended, but in the lead-up to the season finale, sat down with Mary Wiseman, who plays Cadet Sylvia Tilly. The interview spans more than just ST:Discovery, but not by much; be prepared for spoilers, if you have not yet watched all of Season 1.


Mixed Media

Whether it be fan art, a mash-up music video, music from the series, game related news, or just recently discovered concept art, below you will find all the arts of Star Trek from this week.

  • Comedy Central’s Drunk History took on a favorite actress from Star Trek history! Ashley Nichole Black tackled Nichelle Nichols and her journey with Star Trek, from the meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the first inter-racial kiss on network television, to her partnership with NASA as a recruiter, where she recruited Sally Ride (the first female astronaut), Guion Bluford (the first African-American astronaut), and Dr. Mae Jemison (who has been aboard the International Space Station and was an engineer on the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation). Watch the clip below:


Convention Circuit: News and More

I’m breaking this out of the above segment, What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to?, because there have been so many conventions pop up that I am worried about things getting too crowded.

[UPCOMING]  Destination Star Trek: Germany 2018 (April 27 – 29) & Destination Star Trek: Birmingham 2018 (October 19 – 21)

  • The considerable lineup for both upcoming European conventions, Destination Star Trek: Germany and Destination Star Trek: Birmingham, is just growing! Joining for one or both of the events is Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, ST:TOS), Connor Trinner (Commander Charles “Trip” Tucker III, ST:Enterprise), Robert O’Reilly (Gowron, ST:TNG / ST:DS9), Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval, ST:Enterprise), and Sonita Henry (Doctor, Star Trek (2009)).


Official Federation Sanctioned Events

If you are lucky enough to live near enough, one of the following events coming up this month may be of interest to you. If you do attend, take pictures and let us know how it went!

  • May 21, 2016 – September 30, 2018 – Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds in Seattle, Washington. This event is an exhibition showcasing the impact that Star Trek has had on every day life from culture and arts to technology and even sports.
  • October 28, 2017 – May 28, 2018 – Starfleet Academy Experience in Jersey City, New Jersey. The interactive exhibit resides inside the Liberty Science Center and allows fans to get a feel for the life of a Starfleet Cadet. Attendees begin at orientation, learn what is required to be in science, engineering, medical, and command, and end with graduation. The exhibit includes the real-life science behind the show, including the science developed or inspired by Star Trek.


En Memorium 

Red shirts are not the only crew members lost in Star Trek. We pay our respects to the following men and women that served their time with Starfleet, the Federation, or touched some form of the Star Trek universe:

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation guest actor Reg E Cathy passed away after a battle with lung cancer on February 9, 2018, at the age of 59. Cathy portrayed the Klingon Morag in the Season 6 episode, “Aquiel”. In addition to his Star Trek role, Cathy voiced various characters in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic – Rise of the Hutt Cartel, played the senior Dr. Storm in the 2015 Fantastic Four, Freddy Hayes the barbecue master on House of Cards, and many more bit parts.
    Reg E Cathy as Morag

    Jason Kempin © Getty Images / Star Trek: The Next Generation, CBS


The Neutral Fan Zone

Becoming the Fan of the Week is a simple two step process:

  • Follow @geekgirlauth and
  • Tweet any GGA Star Trek article with the tags #GGANews FanZone.


Boldly Go On Your Way

This wraps up this week’s GGA Ready Room! Thank you for joining us as we explore the universe of Star Trek, one week at a time. If I missed anything, please let me know and it’ll be included in next week’s news round up! Until next time, boldly go on your way, in your own way, and report back your findings.



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