Society for the appreciation of the Star Trek franchise, based at Oxford University.
We meet at Pembroke College on Mondays; find us outside the lodge at 7:45 for the meeting 8:00-10:30pm.
Our format involves picking a theme, members suggesting episodes and the group voting for two, or occasionally three on the night which we'll sit back and enjoy with refreshments. No costumes, no analysis, just some awesome Trek!
The first two meetings are free, after which they are £2 for non-members and memberships are £5 for a term, £10 for a year, £15 for life.
In the last email there were a couple of mistakes, the first being that I forgot to mention that tonight's meeting is to be held at Pembroke College and that we are meeting from 7:45-8pm outside the front of college.
The second revision is to say that the concert I mentioned is held in November, not in June!
‘Technobabble’ is most certainly one of the main pillars upon which Star Trek is constructed. More often than not, the way in which the atmospheric flux actuator malfunctions or indeed how phased spatial disturbance interferes with trans-warp location signals can shape the way an episode is structured. Sometimes, however; the extent to which our disbelief must be suspended is so great that one cannot but shake your head in wonder.
Suggestions this week will be taken for episodes which contain, or are constructed upon, the most ridiculous of pseudo-scientific premises. One cannot help but foresee that The Original Series will be making an appearance this week (I mean come on they glued an ice-cream cone to a dog’s head and called it an exotic creature for goodness sake). So in order to address an imbalance, I shall also allow for episodes to be suggested which contain a particularly awesome technology as well. These are encouraged to be as un-realistic as possible (for now at least) but they should definitely be something which would be awesome to have around today!
In other news, this is a friendly reminder for all who wish to come to the concert in June, please bring your £36 to the meeting tomorrow!
As an update to the previous email, tonight's meeting will have to be pushed back a few minutes due to various unforseen circumstances in the musical world that require me to be somewhere else at 7:45.
So for tonight, meet up outside Pembroke from 8:00-8:15 and I should be with you to take you all to the new room!