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E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Saturday, 26th April 2014 @ 5:25pm

Greetings Trekkers!

I trust that this email finds you well, and that you have all recovered from collections. 

Our first meeting of term, will as per usual, be held at Keble college on Monday of 1st week, meet outside the Lodge at 7:45 for an 8pm start. There will be no set theme for this week's meetings, so please feel free to suggest any episode that you desire. Please post any episode suggestions on the Facebook event- https://www.facebook.com/events/498876386906396/?context=create&source=49.

Moreover it is coming to that time of the year when my presidency will come to an end. In this, our first meeting of the term, we shall therefore be electing not only a new president, but the entire committee. The positions available are: President (to replace myself), Technical Engineer (to replace Will), and Catering Officer (to replace myself). Each candidate will be expected to deliver a short speech, will answer any questions, before a vote will be taken. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some CV points, so get preparing! Elections are being held early so that we can have a soft transition, allowing for the new committee to work with the existing comittee for a week, before taking over completely in third week. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Live long and prosper,
Steven Eldridge

Week 8: Termly Meal

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 9th March 2014 @ 2:06pm

Hello TrekFans,

Week 8 brings this term to a close which can only mean one thing - it's time for our termly meal!

Come along to Noodle Nation on Tuesday 11th March at 7pm (we're not booking so no need to confirm ahead of time), and in addition to some great food you'll have the opportunity to put forward your ideas for next term's themes.

Sadly there is no regular meeting tomorrow, so we really hope to see you on Tuesday. 

Lucy

Week 7: In a Mirror, Darkly

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 2nd March 2014 @ 3:06pm

Hello TrekFans,

After a bit of a technology fail last week we are devoting this week's meeting to watching In a Mirror, Darkly Parts 1 & 2. Here's a little something to get you in the mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfbsZRbwbJ4 (*theme tune spoiler*)

Join us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm for televisual and snack based feasts!

See you there,

Lucy

 

Week 6: Alternative Universes

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 22nd February 2014 @ 10:57am

Greetings TrekSoc-ers,


This term is flying by fast, and we're going to see in week 6 with one of our best themes: alternative universes. Who doesn't love the mirror episodes? And the alternative Enterprise theme? To put forward an episode suggestion please leave a post on the facebook event page.

Join us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm this Monday for all the usual Trek and snacks. 

See you there!

Lucy

 

Week 5: Dinner and Movie Night

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 16th February 2014 @ 5:51pm

Good evening Trekkies,


This Monday brings our termly college meal and movie night! If you've confirmed with Steven that you're attending the dinner, please meet us outside Trinity college lodge at 6:45pm tomorrow with your gown (wear what you want underneath). And bring along £4.50 if you haven't paid up already.

After that we're heading over to Keble college to watch the Undiscovered Country. To join in, meet us outside Keble college lodge at 8:10pm. If anyone gets stuck, you can phone me on 07702779307.

See you tomorrow!

Lucy

 

[TrekSoc]

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Sunday, 9th February 2014 @ 11:46am

Greetings Trekkers,

I trust that you are all well. Today is the beginning of 4th week, and 4th week Hillary can only mean one thing- Valentines Day. This week we shall therefore be celebrating the many loves of Star Trek. I don't just mean our love of 7 of 9, but all those romances that broke out in both the Alpha, and the Delta quadrants, some more successful than others. If you have any episode suggestions then please post them on the group in the event page. 

Same drill as always, meet outside Keble at 7:45 for an 8pm start!

P.S- Don't forget the 5pm tonight is the deadline for out termly meal, so do email me if you'd like to partake. Also, the cost of the meal is £4.50, and please feel free to bring that money to our meeting tomorrow!



Live long and prosper,
Steven
 

[TrekSoc]

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Thursday, 6th February 2014 @ 11:38am

Dear Trekkers,


Good morning, I trust that you are all well. Comensality has never been a key principle of any Star Fleet crew, with captains such as Janeway surviving on coffee alone, until forced by the hand of Chakotay, the pair settle down to a romantic meal. At the Oxford Star Trek Society however, we lead by example, so it is time for us to once again break bread together.

Following our somewhat questionable meal in Keble last term (again, my apologies- we'll pretend that Nelix made it), we are having this term's meal at Trinity college on Monday the 17th of February. Please find below this message a copy of the menu- it looks fantastic (it must be Nelix's day off). If you should like to partake then please email me (steven@eldridge.com) by 5pm on Sunday to let me know, and then bring £ 4.50 to our meeting on Monday thee 11th, or otherwise to the meal itself. Meeting arrangements will be considered closer to the time. 

Live long and prosper,
Steven

Starter: Deep-fried Camembert with a cranberry sauce.

Main: Grilled minute steak with a garlic and herb butter.

Veg main: Chargrilled vegetable grill with a garlic and herb butter.

Desert: Black Forest Gateau.

Week 3: Romulans

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 31st January 2014 @ 4:24pm

Afternoon TrekFans!


Week 3 brings encounters with the Romulans, the biological cousins of the Vulcans. With appearances across all the Star Trek series it shouldn't be difficult to think up some suggestions, so post your ideas on the Facebook event, or email them to a committee member and we'll put them forward for you.

Meet us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm on Monday for some classic Trek baddies with all the usual refreshments.

Admiral Lucy

 

Week 2: Technology run amok

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 24th January 2014 @ 5:34pm

Hello TrekFans!

Apologies for the slow start, but TrekSoc is now ready to get back in full swing. We invite you to kick the term off with one of our most popular themes: Technology run amok. We're thinking transporters, holodecks, shuttles...how often does technology in Trek actually work like it's supposed to?

As ever, we need your episode suggestions! If you can think of episodes that fit our theme, either head over to the Facebook event and list them there, or send me an email and I'll add them for you for us to put to the vote on the night. If you don't suggest it we won't watch it!

So, come along to Keble College lodge at 7:45pm on Monday 27th for some great Trek and refreshments galore.

See you there,

Admiral Lucy

No meeting this week

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Sunday, 19th January 2014 @ 12:40pm

Good afternoon TrekFans,


Welcome back to a new term! Unfortunately TrekSoc won't be meeting on Monday this week due to difficulties securing a room, but hopefully we'll be back on track for week 2. Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-released termcard, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Admiral Lucy

 

Week 8: Termly Meal @ Atomic Pizza

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Thursday, 28th November 2013 @ 1:36pm

Good afternoon TrekFans,


At the end of each term TrekSoc heads out to a restaurant for our end of term meal, and this time we'll be booking a table at the sci-fi paradise known as Atomic Pizza. Think walls plastered with all things sci-fi, a Tardis, and most importantly one of the best menus in Oxford (which can be found here: http://atomicpizzas.co.uk/). If you haven't tried it you've really been missing out, and it's well worth a trek down Cowley Road.

This meal will also double up as a little brainstorm to come up with some ideas for our next termcard, so this is your opportunity to influence the themes and socials we'll be organizing for Hilary.

Due to a couple of availability issues, the TrekSoc termly meal will take place on Wednesday evening next week. Our Captain will be making a group booking tomorrow night, so if you'd like to join us please email steven.eldridge@keble.ox.ac.uk by 5pm tomorrow. Once our booking is confirmed we'll then email out with exact time/location/directions details to those who are attending (we'll be asking for a table at 7pm or later).

See you soon,

Admiral Lucy

 

Week 7: Movie Night - Star Trek Into Darkness

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Friday, 22nd November 2013 @ 6:47pm

Evenin' TrekFans,


Week 7 hails the arrival of our termly Movie Night, this time featuring 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'. Opinion on the first reboot was divided, but the second installment featuring one of Trek's best baddies has firmly established itself as a thrilling watch. Join us as we sit back, turn out the lights and enjoy! 

Come along to Keble College lodge at the usual time of 7:45pm on Monday for a group screening, accompanied by popcorn and refreshments galore!

See you there,

Admiral Lucy

Week 6: Make your own Romulan Ale

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 16th November 2013 @ 4:01pm

Good afternoon TrekFans,

This week we're introducing a new competition: make your own Romulan Ale!

We're asking everyone who attends the meeting to bring along their own take on this famous Trek drink (don't worry, we'll provide the blue food dye on the night). The ingredients are completely up to you; alcoholic or non alcoholic, fizzy, fruity, whatever you want...all we specify is that your concoction contains at least two ingredients, and that you bring enough of it for everyone to have a couple of mouthfuls. (To give you some ideas, previous ales have included vodka and lemonade, and lemonade with lime cordial). Whoever the society votes the maker of the best Romulan Ale will win a food prize AND can decide which episode we watch first that evening.

That brings us on to the theme this week: Anything but Voyager. Following the (scandalous) murmours of a society bias towards this excellent series, we'll be taking our pick of the other four. Is there a TOS, TNG, DS9 or ENT episode you've been waiting to put forward which hasn't fit our themes so far? Now's the time! Post your suggestions on our facebook event page, or email a committee member and we'll do that for you. Remember, if you don't suggest it before the night, we won't watch it...

So, come on down to Keble College lodge on Monday at 7:45pm with your Romulan Ale concoctions for what promises to be a great night.

Cheers!

Admiral Lucy

 

Week 5: Introduction to Voyager/Membership Fees

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 9th November 2013 @ 6:03pm

Hi TrekFans,

As part of our ongoing mission to seek out new episodes for members lacking a Trekkie background, this year we're re-running our 'Introduction to...' theme and showing the introductory episode/s for one of the Trek series each term.

With that in mind, this Monday we'll be showing 'Caretaker', the two-part introduction to Voyager. Perfect for our newest members, and enjoyable episodes for seasoned Voyager fans, accompanied of course by the much loved snacks. 

On a related note, Q Night was the last of our free meetings, so if you've decided you'd like to join the Star Trek Society you'll need to bring along some cash this week to pay for membership. The fees are as follows: £5 for a term, £10 for a year, or £15 for life. Alternatively if you'd rather not commit you can pay £2 per meeting - up to you! In case you're wondering, membership is our society's sole source of funding, and it all goes towards refreshments and our stall at freshers fair. 

So, have a think about what works best for you, and we'll see you inside Keble College lodge at 8pm (if you haven't attended the society dinner in Keble hall).

Live long and prosper,

Admiral Lucy





 

Dinner at Keble College

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Wednesday, 6th November 2013 @ 2:56pm

Good afternoon TrekFans,


As the 5th week blues approach we feel it's time for a social, so our regular Monday meeting on the 11th November will be preceded by dinner in Keble College hall! Every term we try and visit a different college for dinner, and this is a great opportunity to tick another off your list while getting to know each other better with some good food. 

Formal hall at Keble has to be booked in advance, so if you would like to attend you need to email steven.eldridge@keble.ox.ac.uk by 2pm tomorrow (Thursday 7th), and let him know if you have any dietary requirements. Guests do not have to wear a gown, and you will need to bring £5 in cash with you on the night. We'll be meeting by Keble lodge at the earlier time of 6:45pm.

Details of the regular meeting will be emailed out on Friday, and you don't have to attend the dinner to join us for some Trek-watching afterwards (or vice versa). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email Steven at the address given above.

All the best,

Admiral Lucy

Week 4: It's all about Q

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 2nd November 2013 @ 8:21pm

Evening TrekFans,


This Monday we're devoting our meeting to one of our favourite characters...the infamous series-spanning Q (some of you may have noticed this is a deviation from the term card - we're trying to organise an exciting surprise for movie night so bear with us). Check out the facebook event page to make your suggestions, and on the night we'll let the insults roll.

Join us outside Keble College lodge (or inside it if it's raining) at 7:45 for an 8pm start.

See you there!

Admiral Lucy

 

Week 3: Best of the Worst

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Saturday, 26th October 2013 @ 1:59pm

Afternoon TrekFans,


After sampling the best Trek has to offer last week we're turning things round and having a look at the other end of the scale...bring on the best of the worst! Most of us have come across an episode or two that had us laughing in disbelief at how ridiculous the plot was or the characters were, and it's time to share them. Think Harry Mudd, unbelievable aliens, and those Voyager lizards....

It was wonderful to see so many new faces last Monday, but don't be put off coming this week if you didn't make it; new members are always very welcome! And if you're not convinced, how can you turn down Trek, great snacks and a big screen, for free!

So, join our facebook page & event where you can post episode suggestions for us to vote on (or email them to me and I'll do it for you - lucy.eldridge@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), and then come and meet us outside Keble College lodge at 7:45pm on Monday.

See you there,

Admiral Lucy

Tonight Meeting Map

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Monday, 21st October 2013 @ 2:08pm

Hey everyone,

A few people at freshers fair were asking me about the location of Keble college. I have attach a map of the lcoation to hopefully help you out. Meet at the entrace of Keble college at 7:45pm for an 8pm start. If you got any problems my number is 07563239849.

Look forward to seeing you,

Will

[TrekSoc]

E-mail sent by Steven Eldridge, Friday, 18th October 2013 @ 7:16pm

Greetings Trekkers!

I trust that you are all well, had an enjoybale freshers week, and a first week that wasn't too strenuos. I am excited to be able to say that we will be having our first meeting of the term on Monday. My apologies for the wait, but we had a slght problem in acquiring a room, but alas that problem has been addressed, and so our voyage can finally begin. 

We have an exciting term ahead of us. Highlights of this term include a social dinner at Atomic Burger, eating in Keble hall followed by a screening of both parts of the first episode of Voyager, a Romulan Ale making competition (the lethal-'er' the better!), and a screening of the film 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'. Please see our facebook group for a full copy of our termcard. If you fancy any/all of these events, then please feel free to come along, all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/8731153518/

For our first meeting the theme will be 'The Classics'. Armed with a hard drive full of Trek episodes, we'll be taking a vote, and sitting back to watch the qpisodes we feel qualify as 'Classics'. Episode suggestions are encouraged, and please post any on the facebook event (linked below). To get us in the mood, we will be enjoying a variety of snacks and drinks (and yes, some alcoholic) with a classic theme. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/540197252728579/?context=create

Freshers, this is a perfect week for you to come along and find out that our society is all about, and watch some classic episodes. If for any reason however you can't make it, then please don't feel as if you are unable to attend any of our subsequent meetings. 

We will be meeting outside the lodge of Keble college at 7:45pm on Monday (the 21st of October) for an 8pm start. 

We hope to see as many of you as possible, faces old or new,

Over and out,
Your Captain,
Steven Eldridge

 

Best of the Baddies

  • Monday, 13th May 2013 at 8pm - 10:30pm
    Location: Herford

    Greetings Trekkers!

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