Q, Q, Q and the continuum
Jul30

Q, Q, Q and the continuum

The Q are I think one of the most fascinating species in the whole of the Star Trek universe, so I thought I’d put pen to paper as it were and record some of my thoughts. The introduction of the Q The Q were of course first introduced in TNG in the pilot epsiode “Encounter at Farpoint,” where Q put humanity on trial for being a “savage, child-like race”. We’ve seen this sort of behaviour from alien...

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A Friend In Need…
Jul23

A Friend In Need…

I’m sitting holding a book that I had purchased way back when I was a teenager. I’ve never actually used it for its intended purpose. To be honest it has just sat on my shelf for years without even getting a second thought, until today. I’m looking at the front cover and wondering why the smiling face of my old friend has been hated by so many people over the years. I know he isn’t perfect, but who is? I think...

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Come on in…
May22

Come on in…

Feeling tired? Thirsty for something new? Then come on in and join us at A taste of Trek, with a different flavour. Opening...

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Feed me Seymour, feed me!
May20

Feed me Seymour, feed me!

As many of our long time listeners may have noticed, on our previous podcast host it used to take about ten minutes to download your weekly fix of Trek Mate. We have always found this frustrating and now we are happy to announce that this problem is over! From now on all podcasts from the Trek Mate family will be hosted on our own servers. What does this mean for you? It means that depending on your connection speed, you will be able...

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Star Trek London interview with Jill Ubdergrove
May16

Star Trek London interview with Jill Ubdergrove

Since March their has been one thing on the tips of any UK Star Trek fans tongue… Star Trek London! (We will have a dedicated website to cover Star Trek London News.) This past weekend I had the pleasure to sit down with Collin Higgins from Trek News & Views to have a fantastic interview with a representative from Media 10. Media 10 is an event and exhibition organiser who have been responsible for some of the UK’s...

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We have a new podcast!
May09

We have a new podcast!

For a little while now we have been talking about expanding the TrekMate family and we are now very pleased to announce that we are launching a new podcast. We’ve said that we felt that Star Trek:Enterprise deserved a dedicated podcast and to that end we are bringing you our new show entitled “Previously in the Alpha quadrant”. The show will review each episode of Enterprise in order and will be hosted by Adam Howse,...

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Knitted Star Trek stuff!
May06

Knitted Star Trek stuff!

This small feature follows on from Podcast 21 where we asked Gail Gerard (aka the TrekKnitter) to send us examples of the Star Trek related items she had knitted. We received the following information from Gail:- I’m a member of a website called Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) and a member of a group there called The Starfleet Fiber Arts Corps. Several times a year we go out on a “tour of duty” and each month during our...

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Welcome to the new TrekMate website!
Apr20

Welcome to the new TrekMate website!

Hello and welcome to our new website! We have been teasing you with this for a few months now and at last we are finally live. As you will see there are a few new sections, we have news (which you are currently reading) and a features section, Marc has written a short article about the Borg and we will be adding more features over the coming months. We are also very happy to bring you some TrekTriva! every time you visit our trivia...

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My thoughts on the Borg
Apr20

My thoughts on the Borg

The Borg are probably my favourite Star Trek bad guys so i thought i’d write down some of my thoughts about this fascinating race. The Borg were of course introduced in Season 2 of The Next Generation in the episode “Q Who” which is still to this day one of my favourite episodes, what’s not to like? the Borg and Q in one episode! The origins of the Borg Little is known about the origins of the Borg and this has...

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