Geek Girls Star Trek Tribute
To celebrate Star Trek's 50th anniversary, a few of our Geek Girls wanted to share their favorite Star Trek cosplay and a few words on the occasion!
We asked each member:
1. How did you get into Star Trek?
2. What does Star Trek means to you?
And here are their answers!
Geek Girl Shadow Kat Cosplay
My dad introduced me to Star Trek as a kid and I loved it from the first episode. The Trouble with Tribbles is my favorite episode of TOS. This is my Tribble skirt and I have them pinned on to hand out to kids. One if my favorite cosplays I've ever made. :D
Geek Girl Critical Miss
I watched Star Trek Voyager all through high school, and I was in love with Ensign Harry Kim. I got into the other series after I started dating my husband, DS9 is my favourite. I love how ST tells people's stories. Their stories are relatable to people, ST is inclusive and it has strong women that my daughter will grow to love when she is older. That is what Star Trek means to me.
Geek Girl Teryl Dactyl
My dad was the one who got me into Star Trek and the world of sci-fi. I was introduced to Next Gen and became fascinated with all the technology and the adventures. My very first convention was even a Trekie con that my dad and aunt took me to when I was 10! To me Star Trek is about connecting science with human interaction and relationships and it made me excited for what the future holds. It helped me create a strong bond with my dad and I hope that it will do the same when I share it with my future kids.
Geek Girl Leen Isabel
The first time I watched Star Trek was in 1989 a few years after The Voyage Home was released. I recall it being on the weekly schedule on TV at the time so I watched it OVER and OVER! Being a small child, I think it was the perfect Star Trek to have seen at that age. It didn't involved politics and it was a lighthearted and comedic affair. Plus, I could totally get behind the "love all beings" message to the film. However, I'm sure the film grabbed me the instant I saw Sulu on screen. An Asian man in a huge role and his baritone voice saying, "“Nine point five! Nine point six! Nine point seven! NINE POINT EIGHT!” I was at the EDGE of my seat in anticipation of the time travel. (Plus, San Francisco was so close to my hometown, I felt awesome by association.) After that, I casually watched TNG but really got into it in high school when I would binge watch TNG, VOY and later, the rest of the franchise. (Eventually, Undiscovered Country became my favorite ST film.)
I continue to watch and re-watch Star Trek because I need its message of hope. Hope for continued advancements in science and for the potential of a peaceful future. In addition to cosplay, I've attached an image of myself visiting NASA JPL in my LLAP shirt.
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September 19 2016