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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.


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 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 -, 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,



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.

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.

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!

    I trust that you are all well, and enjoying the abismal weather…

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Monday, 6th May 2013 @ 10:52pm

Evening TrekFans!

After watching the reboot tonight we're eagerly counting down the days until the next film comes out, and the good news is we don't have to wait long...

On Thursday (9th) TrekSoc is heading to the Odeon on George Street to catch the 8pm 3D showing of Star Trek: Into Darkness, as voted for on our facebook page.

At the meeting we decided we'd like to go and sit in awe/pick out plot holes (but mainly sit in awe) together, so I will make a group booking. The screen is already filling up so I will buy the seats tomorrow night - if you want me to reserve a seat for you please email me back by 6pm tomorrow ( Student tickets for 3D films are £9.75, so please bring cash on the night to pay me back, and don't forget your student ID!

See you there!

Admiral Lucy

TrkSoc needs YOU!

E-mail sent by Louise Peterken, Saturday, 4th May 2013 @ 2:32pm

Good afternoon fellow Trekkies!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the glorious weather we've been having recently (who needs Risa, eh?). It is that time of year again where we elect a new bridge crew to boldly lead the society into the coming year, and for that, mTrekSoc needs you! Whether you want to put yourself forward for a position (Captian, Treasurer, Chief Engineer), or you just want to make sure the society will be in safe hands for 2013, it is important that as many people as possible attend. As an added incentive, we'll be watching the 2009 reboot movie in preparation for its sequel, which comes out on Thursday (and which we'll hopefully go and see - see our facebook page).

I hope to see you there. Live Long and Prosper,
Captain out.


E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 4th May 2013 @ 2:29pm

Hey everyone,

This week it is the elections for next year's committee (And the rest of this term) so who knows who could be creating the next event!

As well as the elections we are also going to watch the successful 2009 Star Trek reboot. (It got me into Star Trek!)

Meet at 7:45pm outside Hertford college for an 8:00pm start and this week no need to suggest episodes! :p

Hope to see you there,


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Week 2: Technology

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 27th April 2013 @ 10:54pm

Hey Everyone,

This week it is all about the awesome (Or dreaded?) technology that the Star Trek crew rely on and how it can go crazily wrong. We all know what it can be like! Suggest your favourite episodes and come along for an evening of entertainment. (providing we don't have own own technology problems!)

Meet on Monday at 7:45pm outside Hertford college for an 8:00pm start.

See you there!


Memory Alpha:

Event Facebook Event:

Week 1: Bring on the archaeologists!

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Friday, 19th April 2013 @ 2:57pm

Hey Everyone,

Welcome back everyone and it is time for the first Star Trek night this term! The theme is archaeologists and the past so grab those historic themed episodes or those with your favourite archaeologist such as Vash.

Meet Monday evening at Hertford College at 7:45pm for the usual 8pm start.

As usual there will be refreshments provided but hopefully not as historic as the artefacts that get found tonight.

Please suggest episodes! :)


Memory Alpha:

Facebook Event:

What's happening in Trinity

E-mail sent by Louise Peterken, Thursday, 18th April 2013 @ 10:43pm

Happy Trinity TrekSoc!

Hope everyone's had a great vac, and for those of us with exams, I hope revision is going well. There are several things to relay to you all, so listen up.

First of all, it's coming up to that time of year again when the current Captain and crew must hand the baton on to the next generation (pause for laughs), by electing a new Captain, Treasurer, and Chief Engineer. These elections will take place in Third Week; anybody can run for a position - in fact, the more the merrier. Just come along and tell us what you could bring to TrekSoc etc. A brief summary of the roles is as follows:

Captain: responsible for booking rooms and Freshers' Fair stalls, for welcoming new members and for general organisation and seeing that everything runs smoothly.

Treasurer (first officer): in charge of collecting memberships and getting refreshments every week

Chief Engineer: in charge of episodes and having something to play them on

Because ofelections, the termcard this term extends only as far as Third Week, as from that point on, the new captain will decide which episodes/themes we'll be watching (we will remain at Hertford all term though).

In other news, I am pleased to announce that the Society now owns every episode of Voyager on our hard drive, making our selection of episodes every week that little bit more convenient.

Enjoy the term!

Live Long and Prosper

Week 8: Battle Night

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 2nd March 2013 @ 5:59pm

Hey everyone and welcome to the last Star Trek meet for this term!

Tonight is Battle Night. Prepare yourself for the best of Star Trek special effects in epic battle sequences!

Meet outside Hertford college on Monday at 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start.

As usual plenty of refreshements and amazing company will be waiting for you.

Hope to see you there!


Please suggest episodes! Memory alpha:

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Week 6:Time's Arrow

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 16th February 2013 @ 8:52pm

Hey Everyone,

This week we are planning to watch a double episode of "Time's Arrow" which has been requested many times but we have never got around to watching - so now is the time. Also for a bit of a change we are going to watch some episodes of the animated series.

All this will be accompanied with some Dominoes Pizza takeaway for good measure! :)

Meet as usual outside Hertford college on Monday at 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start and please suggest episodes for the animated series - especially as is likely a series that less people are likely to have seen and so it will be harder for them to make suggestions. :p

Hope to see you there,



Memory Alpha:

Facebook Group:

Week 5: Stupid Love Stories

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 9th February 2013 @ 1:47am


Hey everyone!

It is time for some Trek style romance episodes. Be prepared to cringe and some cheesiness or chill out and laugh at some interesting chat up lines which surely would not work in real life!

Meet at 7:45pm outside Hertford college on Monday for an 8pm start.

As usual there will be some refreshments (love themed?!) for the evening and plenty of lovely company.

Hope to see you all there.



Don't forget to share the love and suggest episodes! Here is a link to memory alpha to help you out:

Facebook Event:


Week 4: Engineer Night

E-mail sent by William Dutton, Saturday, 2nd February 2013 @ 2:31am

Hey Everyone!

This week's theme is Engineers' night! What happens when the ship is pushed to the limit? But it also a good chance to see the charming Scotty and the other engineers at their best.

Meet at 7:45pm at the entrance of Hertford college for an 8:00pm start.

As usually there will be plenty of lovely company and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!


And don't forget - suggest episodes!

Memory Alpha:

Facebook Group:

Week 3: Social & Movie Night at St Catz

E-mail sent by Lucy E, Thursday, 24th January 2013 @ 5:27pm

Evening all!

As we look ahead to week 3 TrekSoc invites you to enjoy a deviation from the usual's time for our termly social! On Monday 28th of January, TrekSoc is heading over to St Catherine's College for dinner in hall, which will be immediately followed by a Movie Night.

Dinner: St Catz is renowned for its great food and laid back atmosphere - there's no dress code and no gowns required. Unfortunately the menu is unlikely to be released until Monday (just Google 'St Catz JCR Hall' to find this week's menu if you want an idea), but whatever it is, it should be well worth the £3.80 we pay for a three course meal. There's no booking system so you don't have commit to attending if you're not sure, but if you are coming and you have any dietary requirements (other than being vegetarian) you need to let me know asap.

Movie Night: After dinner we're heading into St Catz JCR lecture theatre to watch a movie! This term we're leaving it to a vote on the night, so we can sit back and enjoy the film of our choice (with snacks galore if by some chance you should have any room left over...)

So, meet us outside St Catherine's College lodge on Monday at 6:50pm to join us for dinner (and bring £3.80 in change), and if you can't make it you can still join us for the movie at 8pm (ask in the lodge for directions to the JCR lecture theatre). Email me at if you have any questions, or call me on 07702779307 if you have any problems on the day.



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