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.
It’s 8th week at last and the end of a great year with Trek Soc! We’ve had a great year with loads of good times, not to mention the double win in the Geek Quiz! This week we are finishing off with a showing of Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home as a nice way to round off the term! Come along to Pembroke at 7:45-8pm on Monday to chill out; reflect on the year, and probably listen to me regale you with details of my inevitably woeful first day of prelims!
Thanks to everyone who managed to make it to the meal last week in Pembroke Hall, it was a pleasure having you all here and it was an awesome evening of fun and terrible verbal articulation!
Sadly, however this may be the last meeting with some members ( :( ) and I will be sorry to see them go but to all the others I look forward to seeing you next year with (hopefully) a load of new freshers! Please do stop by at the freshers fair if you can and say hi to whoever is on the stand!
All the best for the summer and our best wishes to all those leaving us!
It’s 7th week and the end of term is nearly upon us! This week the theme is celebrating the best (and worst) performances of William Shatner! Throughout The Original Series Shatner has provided some of the most scintillating performances, however the quality of which can perhaps sometimes be taken to task. Nevertheless he never fails to impress by the manner in which he displays the nature of his character’s predicaments! Suggestions will be taken for episodes which feature the most memorable of Shatner’s on-screen antics! Poll will be listed on Facebook for suggestions. Come along to Pembroke College on Monday at 7:45-8pm to find out which episodes are chosen!
As a reminder, the meal at Pembroke is on Tuesday meeting outside the college at 6:50pm not forgetting gowns, £7.30 for payment and optional bottle of wine! Look forward to seeing everyone there.
In other news which some of you may find interesting, this week Oscar and I got sent an email from a producer of BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast show which read something like this:
I’m a producer on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Radio 2.
We’re looking for someone to talk about Star Trek on tomorrow morning’s show.
Please call me on (mobile number) asap and I’ll tell you more.
As it turns out, they were looking for someone to talk about the philosophical aspects of Star Trek on the radio, unfortunately, when I called them up they had foolishly decided to cancel the idea so there was no radio appearance! I just thought I would share with you all to show how TrekSoc is actually recognised and appreciated as a source on Science fiction knowledge… that and it’s pretty cool to think someone on Radio 2 thought to look us up as a prominent voice for Star Trek!
A final reminder; those who wish to come to the concert in November please please PLEASE bring your money to the meeting on Monday or on Tuesday so I can get seats booked for everyone, will be an awesome trip, we already have a few takers so the more the merrier!
I would just like to begin by giving a HUGE congratulations to the team who attended the Trinity Term Geek Quiz for an excellent turnout and performance! I am delighted to say that TrekSoc has successfully DEFENDED THEIR TITLE in such an emphatic fashion that no other team had a higher score than us throughout the course of the quiz! Not to mention that they did their captain very proud with a stunning performance on the music round! Massive congrats and thank you to all who came; I hope to see you all and more in next term’s quiz!
With regard to this week’s meeting, we are continuing on from our cliff-hanger ending last week by watching ‘Descent Part II’. This means that there is no specific theme this week other than to bask in the glory of our Geek Quiz victory! So I’m opening suggestions for just good episodes that you like! Perhaps they can contain a victory for the Federation (or any other race for that matter) in honour of our glorious achievements!
In addition, following the results of the Facebook poll, the date for the meal will be the Thursday 9th of June for Formal Hall in Pembroke. Cost for guests is £7.32 and a gown is required! Although no formal wear is necessary, you can wear your gown over normal clothes! If you could mark in your diaries to meet outside Pembroke at 18:50, we can go straight into Hall and potentially college bar afterwards!
That’s all for this week, remember we are meeting tomorrow from 7:45-8:00pm outside Pembroke College for the meeting!