Alphabet Squadron- Shadow Fall (Spoiler Free)

Shadow Fall, written by Alexander Freed, is the sequel to his 2019 book, Alphabet Squadron which told the story of a one-of-a-kind unit put together by General Hera Syndulla with one mission:- hunt down and destroy Shadow Wing who are an elite wing of Tie-Fighter pilots. Continuing on from the previous book, the victory over... Continue Reading →

Star Trek Pin Giveaway

I'm giving away a Fansets pin over on my Twitter page. It's a Micro-crew pin of Elnor from the new Star Trek: Picard range. The rules are below, but you must head over to my Twitter page to take part. To have a chance of winning answer this 2-part question. You must also be following... Continue Reading →

Mental Health & You

I've posted many times about my battles with mental health. I don't do it for sympathy, I do it because mental health issues need to be normalised not stigmatised. Many people go without getting diagnosed or are diagnosed too late because of the stigma that surrounds these issues. Even today, many GPs don't have the... Continue Reading →

Artemis Fowl- Review

This will no doubt be the shortest review I've ever written. I was looking forward to Disney's Artemis Fowl having read the books by Eoin Colfer which are excellent. All I can say is this:- Disney. WTF have you done- such great source material and you really messed it up. The plot line barely resembles... Continue Reading →

Thank You Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D!

With all this downtime my mental health has been getting worse. It was very bad pre-pandemic! I've tried lots of different things but one thing that does help is re-watching some of my favourite shows. I've found some almost impossible to watch at the moment. I don't know why but those that I have watched.... Continue Reading →

Post 300! New Trek pins from Fansets!

My latest delivery from Fansets arrived today. This particular order contained a couple of micro-crew pins, a Star Trek: Picard Fenris Rangers Calling Card pin and 3 pins from what is known as the 'Micro-Fleet' collection. Until now I have only focussed on micro-crew pins, episode pins and series logo pins. Upon seeing the micro-fleet... Continue Reading →

Star Trek United & Black Lives Matter

Star Trek has always been about inclusivity. Yes, it has struggled at times covering all the various demographics, but at its heart it has always tried to follow the Vulcan concept of Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination. With all the racial tension around the world over the last few weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement... Continue Reading →

RIP John Winston

John Winston, the English actor who played Lt. Kyle in the original Star Trek has died aged 91. Born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire in the UK, John appeared in many shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Charlie's Angels and the first episode of the Irwin Allen show Time Tunnel, in which he played... Continue Reading →

New pins from Fansets!

I've had another great delivery from Fansets who are based in the USA. In case you've missed my previous posts about them, they design and sell pins from a variety of franchises including Star Trek. Fansets have a number of different pin types. They have the micro-crew pins of a variety of characters, micro-fleet pins... Continue Reading →

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