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Week 4: Alien Civilisations

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 8th February 2015 @ 10:33pm

Hey there Trekkers!

There are lots of weird and inventive alien races in Trek, but what might be even cooler are their Civilizations! So which do you prefer? Are you all about logic and the Vulcans, or maybe you identify with the ways of our short tempered Klingon allies? Or maybe even those odd potato people from last week’s episode? No judgement! Just message me, comment on the Facebook post, or bring your ideas along to the meet! Normal meet at 7.45 outside the Jesus College main gates! Can’t wait! :)

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Week 3: Why was Trek so successful? It had good Genes!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 1st February 2015 @ 12:07pm


Hey there Trekkers!

After the slight downer that was last week’s meeting, (episodes focussed on death are depressing? Who knew?) this week, we’re going for the opposite end of the spectrum, with fun and lighthearted episodes! They can be funny on purpose or by accident, but if they make you laugh, we want to hear about them! Meeting once again at 7.45 outside Jesus College main gates on Monday (tomorrow), either bring along your suggestions or post on the facebook page/ email me. As normal, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me by whatever method you prefer (although my communicator’s down at the moment)! Hope to see you all there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Additional: Sorry about all of the attempted humour in this week’s email, I’m sure my committee won’t let me forget for a long time as punishment!

Week 2: Another one bites the dust

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 24th January 2015 @ 12:47pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

After last week’s theme of members joining the crew, this week we’re going to honour all of those poor characters, named or not, who fell in the line of duty! Is there an episode with an absurdly large body count that you can recall? Or maybe there was a particularly funny/ poignant death that you want to share with the rest of us? Comment on the Facebook post or message me in whatever format you wish with you recommendations, and meet up at 7.45 outside Jesus College main gates this Monday to see the favourites!

Gazing into the distant future, Geek Quiz is on again this term, on the evening of Thursday of 5th week, so start preparing your questions! Even though we’re not exactly top league standard at TrekSoc, many people who have been to these before have told me how much fun they had, so feel free to come along and join the team! If you want to write a round, they’re supposed to be 10 questions long, and on some sort of Geeky material of your choice.

Hope you all have a good week!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Week 1: Welcome to a very Trekky 2015!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 18th January 2015 @ 12:32pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

Hilary term is upon us, meaning that the cold days of winter will slowly start disappearing. Also, things at Star Trek HQ are kicking back into gear! There’s another exciting Trek-filled term ahead of us, with the promise of a Geek Quiz sometime around the halfway point, a hall-swap opportunity to a mysterious, as yet undecided College, and, of course, our weekly meeting every Monday!

Speaking of which, meet up outside the main gates to Jesus College at 7.45 tomorrow for this week’s episodes, with the theme of New Crewmembers! We’re looking for the good introduction episodes of any new crewmates, whether they ever are seen again or not! So if you have any suggestions, either bring them to the meeting, or even comment on the Facebook post, or email me if you prefer! Even if you’ve never come to Treksoc before, the start of the new term is the perfect time to give it a try for the first time, so feel free to come along to the meeting!

If you have any other questions, feel free to email me! I hope you all have a good term! :)

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Atomic Pizza 8th Week THURSDAY, please reply!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Tuesday, 25th November 2014 @ 10:17am


Hey there, Trekkers!

Just a quick email about our termly Atomic Pizza trip in 8th week, the day has now been moved to Thursday to accommodate more people! It’s normally great fun at a cool restaurant, so do come along! If you would like to come, then PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL! I need exact numbers by the time I book on this Thursday evening, so I hope that’s enough notice. Just a subject line of ‘Attending TrekSoc Atomic Pizza’ will do! I’ll book the table for 8.30, so if you want to have me as your friendly guide to walk you there if you don’t know the way, then I’ll meet you (Surprise surprise!) outside Jesus college at 7.45 – 8.00. If you would like to walk as a group, could you please include that in your email also, so I can see how many people I’ll be waiting for! Otherwise, we’ll meet you at the restaurant itself at about 8.30. It’s going to be great!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

7th Week: Who likes Enterprise anyway? And Atomic Pizza!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 22nd November 2014 @ 11:26am

Hey there, Trekkers!

This week’s deliberately provocative subject line belies a scandalous fact: here at TrekSoc, we have not watched a single episode of Enterprise this year! So, for all of you Archer fans out there, this is the time to show of your favourite episodes from this lesser known series! Alternatively, come along and see what it has to offer! Meet outside Jesus College main gates on Monday at 7.45 as usual. Hope to see you there! Any episode suggestions? Just fill in the episode poll on Facebook, or drop me an email!

Also, as we’re nearing the end of term, it’s time to start making plans for our traditional trip to Atomic Pizza! For those of you who haven’t been before, it’s a geeky restaurant on Cowley Road, decorated with loads of cool stuff, and with really good food! It’s a staple of many societies in Oxford, I know! So, if you want to come, it’ll be on Wednesday of 8th week, at about 8.00 in the evening, unless that’s too difficult for most people to make. Please email me to tell me that you want to come, I’ll be booking the table this Wednesday evening, so message me by then.

Hope you all have a good last couple of weeks of term!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Week 6: All about Q

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 16th November 2014 @ 6:26pm


Hey there Trekkers!

A slightly calmer week this week, just our normal meet up tomorrow, 7.45 outside Jesus College main gates as usual. This week’s theme is Q episodes! The enigma that is Q has appeared in a few different series, seeming to be an incredibly powerful being and a constantly entertaining one too! Which of his appearances is your favourite? Is he funny, impressive or both? Make recommendations in the usual way, and I hope to see you tomorrow!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 @ 11:52pm

This is a termly thing with other geeky societies in Oxford, where we meet up and ask each other obscure questions on any topic. Last year we went and had a blast, good fun even if you're not particularly great at quizzes!  It's free too!

It's this Thursday, meeting outside Magdalen at 7.45 for an 8 o'clock start. We'll probably form one team for Trek Soc, and each team can ask a round of questions, so comment on the facebook post or email me if you want to write our table's round for us. If possible, one other person volunteering to do half a round with me doing the other half would work, but we can't all do it, otherwise we'd be swapping round all the time!

Please comment on the facebook post or email me if you're planning on coming so I can get a rough idea of numbers. Hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

5th Week: Civil Rights Episodes and Hall Meal

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 8th November 2014 @ 2:52pm


Hey there Trekkers!

Weekly business first: our meeting is going to be 7.45 until 10 at Jesus college, meeting outside the main gates as normal. This week’s theme, as suggested by our lovely members last time, is Civil rights episodes. Trek was quite a pioneering show in its time, both in terms of the surprisingly good scientific predictions that they make, and also in less technological areas! So we’re taking a closer look at some of the ways they’ve weighed in on the issue of Civil Rights. The two suggestions given were the episode from TOS where Kirk and Uhura kiss and the episode of DS9 where Sisko dreams that he is a sci-fi writer back on earth in the mid-twentieth century. Any more episode suggestions are gratefully received though!

Now, there was a bit of a technical malfunction here at Star Trek headquarters, so I’m sending out this bit of the email rather later than I meant to: Trek Soc meal is happening next week on TUESDAY, as a separate thing to our general meet up! I know it’s rather short notice (sorry about that), but if you would like to come, then please let me know by email, or message me on Facebook! We will meet at 7 outside the main college gates, and the served dinner will cost £8 each (slightly subsidised!). There’s no requirement for gowns, so turn up in what you like, within reason! I’ll be booking the seats on Monday evening straight after our meeting, so please be prompt with your replies! Everyone is welcom, even if you're not a member! You can either pay me on the day itself, or in the meeting the day before.

Hope to see you all at some point this week!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

4th Week: Space Battles

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 1st November 2014 @ 11:50pm

Hey there, Trekkers!

We’re nearly halfway through the term now, so to get everyone psyched for those tricky middle weeks, this week’s theme is space battles! We’re looking for ship to ship combat-type episodes, the sort of thing that stretches the limit of your weekly TV show budget. Trek isn’t exactly best known for being overflowing with these, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist, so I’m counting on you guys to help me seek them out! Standard time and place of 7.45, meet outside the Jesus College main gates on Monday. Hope to see you then!

Also, just a quick heads up that next week (that’s 5th week) will be the week that we have formal hall at Jesus, and this will mean a day change! So the plan will be to move the meeting from Monday to Tuesday in 5th week. If anyone wants to come, but really can’t make it on the Tuesday, just drop me an email and I’ll see what I can do, but sadly I won’t be able to please everyone! I’ll follow this up with another email in a few days with exact costs, plans etc., so you don’t need to commit now, just mull it over in the back of your mind!

I hope you all have a great week!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

3rd Week: Inventive Aliens

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 26th October 2014 @ 4:36pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

We’re going boldly into 3rd week, and the theme is “Inventive Aliens”! Which species is your favourite? This is more aimed at cool one–off alien episodes or introductions of minor races (read more Tribbles, less Borg), but hey, we’re open minded people at Trek Soc, open to all sorts of suggestions! So leave a comment on Facebook, email me, or just come along with your ideas primed, and we’ll watch some cool stuff! As always, meet at 7.45 outside Jesus College main gates on Monday!

On a slightly more boring note, membership. The first 2 Trek Soc meetings are free, but after that I’m afraid you’ll need to become a member to enjoy the benefits of our food! It’s £5 for a term, £10 for a year and £15 for life (and that means life!). I can promise you that it’s all very good value for money!

I hope to see you all tomorrow!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

2nd Week: Holodeck Adventures

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 19th October 2014 @ 11:41am


Hey there, Trekkers!

First of all, thank you to all of the new members who turned up on Monday, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves ( I assure you that we normally watch things other than The Next Generation), and I hope to see you guys again! Secondly, if you couldn’t make it last week or have suddenly found the time or will to make it to the meeting, newcomers are always welcome!

This week’s theme is holodeck episodes! Whether it’s going back into some good old fashioned 20th century culture, or a particularly confusing Inception-like ‘are we still in a dream’ plot, the holodeck has plenty of great moments! So what are your favourites? Comment on the Facebook status, or just come along with your best suggestions!

We’re meeting at 7.45 outside Jesus College once again this week, with plenty of snacks to keep us busy! I hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Tonight's Meeting

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Monday, 13th October 2014 @ 5:44pm

Hi there everyone!

Just a quick reminder that the first meeting of term will be held tonight, with everyone meeting at 7.45 (ish) outside Jesus. Because we're not sure how many of you lovely people are turning up, we've actually got a spare room booked in Trinity, in case we get a full house! Don't worry though, we've got food enough for everyone, no matter what! It'll finish by 10.30, and it'll be a great way to unwind after the first weekday of term proper! Hope to see you there!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

1st Week: Welcom Freshers, Welcome Back Members!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 11th October 2014 @ 6:03pm


Hello there Trekkers!

And, for those of you who are new to our group, welcome! As a brief introduction (and for those who need a reminder), I am the Captain of TrekSoc, Oscar Acton, the one steering this ship, and the person to whom you should direct most questions should you have them (oscar.acton@jesus.ox.ac.uk). Also on your committee are Anthony Landau, 1st Officer, and Nathan Donaldson, Technical Officer. A warm welcome on behalf of the other two as well!

We plan to start as we mean to continue this term, with a meeting held at Jesus this Monday. We will meet outside the main gates to Jesus (on Turl Street) at 7.45 – 8 in the evening, and then proceed to watch 2 episodes of Trek. This week we’re watching the 2 part opener for The Next Generation, but in later weeks we’ll have a theme set beforehand, and episodes will be more democratically selected by our discerning members! The meeting should last until about 10.30, and there will be various snacks and drinks too! The first 2 meetings are free, so feel free to come along and get a feel for what the society is like to help you decide whether or not you want to become a member.

In terms of communication, I normally send out one of these emails every week, and also will post on our Facebook group, which you can join us at:



We also have a Groupspaces page, which you can find the link to at the bottom of this email. It’s got various details about regular society meetings if you ever forget, and if at any point you want to unsubscribe to the mailing list, that’s the place to do it.

Later this term, probably in 8th week, we’ll have a society meal at a restaurant somewhere, hopefully Atomic Burger (google it, it’s fantastic!) and we also hope to have a pre-meeting dinner at Jesus hall, so there’s that to look forward to later on!

I think that’s everything! If you want more info on anything, then check our Groupspaces page, and if that doesn’t tell you, then feel free to get in contact with me via email or Facebook. Hope to see you all soon!

LLAP,
Captain Oscar

5th Week: Outstanding Crewmates and Termly Meal Details

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 8th June 2014 @ 11:07am



Hey there, Trekkers!

Sorry for the delay on the email this week! I hope you’re all doing well! Tomorrow’s theme is going to be Outstanding Crewmates. This is going to be those episodes that focus not on a glorious or not so glorious captain, or even a big new threat, but where we get to see more of some of the bit players. Think “Measure of a Man”, except we’ve already seen that one! Once again, tomorrow at the usual time, meet 7.45 to 8, usual place, outside the Jesus College main entrance. Hope to see you there!

For those of you waiting with baited breath on our termly meal, news has arrived! The preliminary plan is Wednesday THIS WEEK, so sorry about the short notice. We’ll be going to Atomic Pizza on Cowley Road, and I’ll make the booking for 8. For those of you who live in the centre of town and will be walking, we’ll meet outside Jesus 7 – 7.15 to walk down together. We’ll leave at 7.15 to make the booking, so don’t be late!

If you want to come, please reply to this email or post on Facebook so I have a good idea of numbers. I’ll be making a booking TOMORROW after TrekSoc, so you can also tell me there if you prefer. Otherwise, message me plenty in advance!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

6th Week: The Supreme Speices

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 1st June 2014 @ 11:08am


Hey there, Trekkers!

Hopefully those 5th week blues are subsiding, so why not celebrate with some Star Trek? Meet at Jesus again, between 7.45 – 8 on Monday evening. This week, or theme is favourite species! Do you go for the only logical option, the Vulcans? Maybe you are already sharpening your Bat’leth to show your Klingon pride? Come along and let us know which species you are secretly a part of, and what episodes you think show them off the best! Or come along with an open mind, and see the best that other systems have to offer!

In other news, we sadly didn’t quite win the Geek quiz (read: got stomped thanks to Dr Who society's blatant favouritism), but we had fun and I think the society was represented quite well! This is a termly thing, so we’ll be doing the same again in Michelmas, if anyone feels as if they missed out.

Finally, details about the termly meal will be winging their way to you later this week, as well as any other TrekSoc activities that may/may not be being planned. Watch this space!

LLAP,

Captain Oscar

Week 5: "Weird Episodes" & Termly Meal Planning

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Saturday, 24th May 2014 @ 5:15pm

Hi there, Trekkers!

As we boldly go into 5th week (please don’t hurt me), Trek Soc meets up once again, at our new home in Jesus! Same time as normal, 7.45-8.00 meet up outside the main lodge of Jesus. Our theme for this week will be “Weird Episodes”. Ever watched an episode that left you shocked, unsure, or just plain old bewildered? Whether the plot seemed to just shoot itself in the foot, your favourite captain was acting completely out of character, or it was just completely nonsensical, these disturbing experiences are best shared with others! Remember, they’re not always the bad episodes, just the ones that stick out as odd in your mind.

As we get to the 2nd half of term, I know everyone’s thoughts are turning to the Trek Soc termly meal! Do you guys have any suggestions on where to go? It’ll probably be organised for 7th/8th week, but if you have any strong preferences for time or date and want to come along, please email me!

On a similar note, as usual, any episode suggestions/queries/anything else Trek Soc related that you want to ask, feel free to email me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

Wishing you all the best!

Captain Oscar

Week 4: Personal Favourites and Geek Quiz

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 18th May 2014 @ 4:26pm


Hey there, Trekkers!

It’s 4th week already? What? When did that happen? Well, Trek Soc continues as usual, at our new location of Jesus College! Theme this week is “Personal Favourites”, so come and tell us what you think the best episodes are! The meet’s at the normal time of between 7.45 and 8 tomorrow, outside the Jesus Main entrance. Can’t wait to see you all there!

On a separate note, we have been invited to take part in the Geek Quiz, hosted by our friends over at DocSoc (The Doctor Who Society). The idea is that all the slightly nerdy societies in Oxford compete in a Geek themed Quiz. It’s on Thursday of 5th week at Magdalen, starting at 8pm, so if you want to enter, do get in touch, by email, facebook, tracking me down or whatever means you have at your disposal, and I’ll see if we have enough interest to put a team together.

Over and out!

Captain Oscar

Week 3: New Committee, First Episodes!

E-mail sent by Oscar Acton, Sunday, 11th May 2014 @ 7:14pm

Hey there, Trek fans!

I hope you’re all doing well! As you might have noticed from last week’s email, there’s been a change of leadership at TrekSoc, so I would like to introduce myself, Oscar Acton, as President, and also Nathan Donaldson as Technology Officer, and Anthony Landau as First Officer. We would all like to thank the outgoing committee for the great work they did, and we hope we’ll prove ourselves worthy of the chair!

The most important change for a lot of you is that TREKSOC HAS MOVED! The time and day remains the same (meet Monday at 7.45 - 8), but from now on we’ll be at Jesus College for our weekly meets! This is slightly more central, so hopefully even easier for people to get to. For those of you who don’t know where it is, the main entrance is on Turl Street, which is just off Broad Street. I’ve attached a map so you can be sure of where to find it. I’ll be waiting just outside the front gate!

On the topic of meetings, the next meeting will be tomorrow, and the theme will be First Episodes! Which series do you guys think starts the best? If you want, you can email me suggestions in advance, or you can
just come along on the night!

See you all tomorrow!

Oscar

Second Week Meeting

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Sunday, 4th May 2014 @ 4:59pm

Good afternoon,


I trust that you are all well, and have settled into term. 

Last week's meeting saw the election of next year's committee, and I am pleased to announce that the new committee is as follows:
President- Oscar Acton.
Technology Officer- Nathan Donaldson.


As we discussed in the meeting, the new committee will come into power in 3rd week, so this is my last email to you all, and the last meeting of my presidency! To commemorate thus, the theme of this weeks meeting is: 'Insipring Leaders', and alcohol will be provided to celebrate. Please post episode suggestions on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/639496149453988/?context=create&source=49. ;

See you all on Monday,
Over and out,
Steven Eldridge


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