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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

Meeting and Hustings

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





 


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