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Stardate 95427.35 through 95449.35

October 29, 2017 – November 05, 2017

Welcome to the eighteenth edition of GGA Ready Room! Let’s take a look at what Star Trek news we missed last week, shall we? As a reminder: the standard date for the post will be shown in the title but the week being recapped (October 29 through November 05 in this case) will be shown in the main header in Stardate format as calculated by Star Trek:Online – this calculator will be used since there is not a standard format across all the television shows and feature films and it is easily accessible.



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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:Voyager, Season 4, Episode 7, “Scientific Method”, October 29, 1997
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 4, Episode 4, “Borderland”, October 29, 2004
  • ST:Discovery, Season 1, Episode 7, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”, October 29, 2017
  • ST:DS9, Season 4, Episode 5, “Rejoined”, October 30, 1995
  • ST:Voyager, Season 2, Episode 7, “Persistence of Vision”, October 30, 1995
  • ST:Voyager, Season 3, Episode 7, “Sacred Ground”, October 30, 1996
  • ST:TNG, Season 1, Episode 6, “Lonely Among Us”, October 31, 1987
  • ST:TNG, Season 6, Episode 7, “Rascals”, October 31, 1992
  • ST:TNG, Season 7, Episode 7, “Dark Page”, October 30, 1993
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 2, Episode 6, “Marauders”, October 30, 2002
  • ST:DS9, Season 2, Episode 6, “Melora”, October 31, 1993
  • ST:DS9, Season 3, Episode 6, “The Abandoned”, October 31, 1994
  • ST:Enterprise, Season 1, Episode 7, “The Andorian Incident”, October 31, 2001
  • ST:TOS, Season 3, Episode 7, “Day of the Dove”, November 01, 1968
  • ST:Voyager, Season 7, Episode 5, “Critical Care”, November 01, 2000
  • ST:TNG, Season 5, Episode 7, “Unification I”, November 02, 1991
  • ST:TOS, Season 1, Episode 9, “Dagger of the Mind”, November 03, 1966
  • ST:TOS, Season 2, Episode 8, “I, Mudd”, November 03, 1967
  • ST:Animated, Season 1, Episode 9, “Once Upon a Planet”, November 03, 1973
  • ST:TNG, Season 4, Episode 7, “Reunion”, November 03, 1990
  • ST:DS9, Season 6, Episode 6, “Sacrifice of Angels”, November 03, 1997
  • ST:Voyager, Season 6, Episode 6, “Riddles”, November 03, 1999
  • ST:TNG, Season 3, Episode 7, “The Enemy”, November 04, 1989
  • ST:DS9, Season 5, Episode 6, “Trials and Tribble-ations”, November 04, 1996
  • ST:Voyager, Season 5, Episode 4, “In the Flesh”, November 04, 1998
  • ST:DS9, Season 7, Episode 6, “Treachery, Faith, and the Great River”, November 02, 1998


A Trek Halloween! 

This past week included October 31, which is the day little kids (and kids at heart) get dressed up and celebrate Halloween. Below is a small collection of our favorite costumes!

  • It’s quite possible Wil Wheaton was this young on ST:TNG

  • Now THIS is how you perfectly blend Star Trek with Star Wars! Brava, @KellieAnton! The question, though, is how does the cold logic of Vulcans play into the seething anger and hatred of the Sith?

  • If Lieutenant Commander Data were to be built in the style of a 1940s bombshell pinup, I imagine the outcome would be very similar to Lily Allure‘s costume. 

  • Sometimes, it really is the thought that counts, right? It was pointed out that Canadian politician Andrew Scheer‘s costume is not perfect (the rank pips are backwards), but give the man a break – not every politician can be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau!

  • One of my favorite aliens in the Star Trek universe is the Trill. Those spots are just gorgeous! And @jlwalk905 here has them in a peek-a-boo fashion between the bottom of her dress and her boots! I love it so much!

  • BONUS: Pumpkin carving can get competitive and extreme this time of year. The brutal honesty of @CaptainGeko‘s away mission scene, though, stole the show for me. 

There were SO MANY good costumes! It was tough trimming my list down to these six. Did you dress up in Trek fashion? Share with us your costume or your favorite Trek cosplay on Twitter at @GeekGirlAuth.



What have our favorite Star Trek players been up to? 

  • A beloved First Officer, Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker, ST:TNG) took a moment to congratulate Fox’s The Orville on achieving a second season. Frakes is a big supporter of Seth MacFarlane‘s scifi project and has even directed an episode. With a second season ahead, maybe he’ll get a little more involved?

  • Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard, ST:TNG) attended the 2017 Savannah Film Festival hosted by The Savannah College of Art and Design where he received the Legends of Cinema Award. Below his tweet, catch the short interview with Stewart from SCAD’s student-run news branch: The District.


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.

  • Fan art is something that you can find pretty much everywhere for almost every show. When you stumble upon an artist that has dedicated a good portion of their talents to one fandom and created many series, you may take note and return once in awhile to see new stuff. For the exceptional, you may even bookmark their work in the hopes of returning for the possibility of prints to hang on your wall. Twitter user @SerinaTirek goes by Dahkur on DeviantArt and her series of captain portraits is gorgeous. Referencing official head shots and promotional images, six of the captains of Star Trek come to life in her digitally painted masterpieces. Captain Jonathan Archer (played by Scott Bakula on ST:Enterprise) is her favorite while Captain Jean-Luc Picard (the fantastic Sir Patrick Stewart on ST:TNG) is mine – who is your favorite captain in @SerinaTirek’s collection? In addition to Captains Archer and Picard, there is Star Trek: The Original Series‘ Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), Star Trek: Voyager‘s Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), and the Kelvin Timeline’s Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine).
Geek Girl Authority Ready Room Star Trek Captain Series Portraits by Serina Tirek Dahkur

by @SerinaTirek / Dahkur

  • HarperCollins has a new Star Trek compilation book for sale: Star Trek: The Book of Lists. The 224-page book contains “100 concise lists” of Star Trek trivia spanning the entire 51-year run of Trek. The lists include Historical Figure Cameos, Crew Crossovers, Memorable Deaths, Intergalactic Threats, Enemies, and Villains, and more. provided several page previews, including the food and beverage spread below as well as memorable Captain Kirk (William Shatner) “wardrobe malfunctions”. The book is on sale now for $25.

Star Trek Book Of Lists Cover Star Trek Book Of Lists Menu Star Trek Book Of Lists Wardrobe Malfunctions

  • ST:Voyager‘s Doctor, Robert Picardo, is back with a new installment of The Planetary Post from The Planetary Society! The Halloween episode sees Picardo dressed as the Phantom of the Opera and begins with a “retro-film” of Carl Sagan and Steven Spielberg to introduce the history of SETI. Also in the episode is the discovery of Haumea‘s newly discovered rings (Haumea is a dwarf planet inside our solar system but beyond Neptune, much like Pluto) and an interview with Dr. Konstantin Batygin, who theorizes another large planet (Planet 9) beyond Neptune. An extended version of the interview was also posted to YouTube, and you can catch both 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: Birmingham 2018 (October 19 – 21)

  • Several new guests have been revealed for next year’s Destination Star Trek: Birmingham, Europe’s Official Star Trek Convention. New fan favorites, Mary Chieffo (L’Rell, ST:Discovery) and Kenneth Mitchel (Kol, ST:Discovery), will join ST:DS9‘s Terry Farrell (Lieutenant Commander Jadzia Dax), Nichole de Boer (Lieutenant Ezri Dax), Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka), and Ira Steven Behr (producer), as well as For the Love of Spock producer David Zappone. Previously announced guests are listed as follows: Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi, ST:TNG), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commander Worf, ST:TNG/ST:DS9), Rene Auberjonois (Odo, ST:DS9), Walter Koenig (Chekov, ST:TOS), Nana Visitor (Major Kira, ST:DS9), Armin Shimerman (Quark, ST:DS9), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato, ST:Enterprise), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko, ST:DS9), Max Grodenchik (Rom, ST:DS9), and Aron Eisenberg (Nog, ST:DS9).


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.
  • May 02, 2017 – December 16, 2017 – Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, New York. Relive the days of 1960’s Captain Kirk with the set of the show that started it all.
  • 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.
  • January 05, 2018 – January 17, 2018 – Star Trek: The Cruise II in Miami, Florida. Two cruises, each 6 days long, are set to sail from Miami to the Caribbean with various Star Trek stars and themed events. 


The Neutral Fan Zone

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  • 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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