Science Stories

  • Loving Star Trek™ - How Trek Became a Foundation for Our Relationship

    With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I thought I'd take this opportunity to reflect on the role that Star Trek has played in our relationship.

  • Happy Halloween! - A recap of this year's October Tribble cosplays

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You may have guessed, based on the daily Tribble cosplay costumes in the month of October. I've compiled all of this month's spooky fun right here. Tell me in the comments what you'd like to see the #TribblesInTrouble dress up as next year!
  • Tribble Cosplays - A Little Inspiration as We Resume Away Missions

    As places start opening back up and people start preparing to beam into convention centers again, I thought this would be a fun opportunity to share some of my favorite Tribble cosplays that Jay and I have put together over the past couple of years.
  • One Year Already? - Reflecting on Tribblemaking During COVID Times

    On March 26, 2020, the first ever shipment of App-enabled Tribbles beamed into Science Division headquarters. I reflect on our first year as a fully-operational business during COVID-19. It wasn't the year we had planned, but the new friends we made and adventures we had along the way made the journey worth it.
  • Defining My Space - How Uhura Helped Me Find Myself

    "Because of her, I can visualize my future.  And in that future, I am standing solid and comfortable in my own power, belonging right where I am." - Tamia Harper

    In honor of Women's History Month, I've asked a very special friend, Tamia Harper of the SyFy Sistas, to share with us some thoughts drawn from her life experiences. 

  • Creature Feature - TOS Aliens That Inspire Playtime Fun

    This blog post features a few of my favorite Star Trek: Original Series aliens and creatures from my childhood by evaluating them based on their potential to inspire imaginative playtime. I combine colorful analysis with my own photos and content to demonstrate which aliens are the most fun to reenact.
  • Assimilation - Bringing Jay into the Star Trek™ Family

    Since today is Jay's birthday, I figured it was only appropriate to write this month's blog post about his assimilation into the Star Trek fandom. If you follow us on social media then you know that I was born and raised a Trekkie. My husband, Jay, was not. He was, however, a fan of Science Fiction, so I knew there was hope. 

  • Season's Greetings - Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours!

    What a year 2020 has been! While the year was certainly not what we expected, it was full of amazing experiences for the two of us and our small business that I wouldn't trade for the world. 
  • Virtual Tribbles - Creating an Online Convention in 2020

    Our journey has taken a course so different from the one we originally plotted for ourselves. We are living in a time when planning, while necessary, doesn't always--or even usually--work. Things are changing now in ways we never would have imagined, and innovation is emerging from that uncertainty.
  • Oct. 2020 - A Behind the Scenes Look at Tribble Cosplay

    We've been celebrating Halloween all this month by dressing the Science Division Tribbles up in a different costume every day and posting it to our social media. Here's a little behind the scenes look at the creation of some of those images!

  • Star Trek - My Master Class in Humanity

    Why Tribbles? Because Star Trek. I investigate my own origin story, and the role that Star Trek played in shaping the person that I became.