The Big Nerd Pub Quiz!

Ever since the Coronavirus Lockdown began people have been finding inventive ways to entertain themselves and others. Fellow Trekkie and general nerd Mark Hughes from Rostrevor in Northern Ireland is one such person. The story goes that Mark wanted to find a way to create a pub quiz for him and a few friends. After... Continue Reading →

Depression….it’s an empty place!

Firstly let me apologise in advance for this long post. I don't intend for this to be a sad post or one that requires sympathy. I've suffered with mental health issues for most of my life, and like many people, suffered in silence. Over the years I've developed lots of coping mechanisms which meant that... Continue Reading →

Star Trek: Picard~ UK Premiere

WARNING: - There are NO spoilers or any plot details below! The UK premiere of Star Trek: Picard took place on Wednesday 15th January at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square. I decided to try to go along and watch the red white carpet. I had a couple of friends for support so I wasn't... Continue Reading →

Rey~ Mary Sue or not?

Mary Sue noun (originally in fan fiction) a type of female character who is depicted as unrealistically lacking in flaws or weaknesses. "she was not a ‘strong woman’ so much as an insufferable Mary Sue" Since 'The Force Awakens was released, there has been a lot of people (mostly insecure men) who claim that Rey... Continue Reading →

What makes a Star Wars fan?

In the mid-1970s, George Lucas set to work on his 'space opera'. His original story plan was too big for one film so he broke it into three instalments, with the fate of instalment two and three being dependent on the success of the first. Luckily for us fans, Star Wars was a hit. In... Continue Reading →

Memories of past Cons…..

Whilst having a sort out I came across a box full of old Con passes which triggered lots of (mostly) good memories. I don't have all my passes as some were nothing more than a paper band. I think the earliest one pictured is bottom left. Its for Rising Star #1 which was in either... Continue Reading →

Forrest J Ackerman

I'm sure some of you have heard of Forrest J "Forry" Ackerman. If not, here is a very brief description. I'm sure you have heard the term 'sci-fi'. Well, it was Forrest who first coined the term. He was born in LA in 1916 and a child read and saw lots of what we ow... Continue Reading →

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