8of5 is the name I used when I first started interacting with the online Star Trek community as an avid fan of the computer game Star Trek: Armada. It is a Borg designation based on my assumptions about the Borg naming system whereby I am drone number eight of unit number five (as opposed to drone number eight of a total of five drones). This makes perfect sense to me, but has sometimes caused confusion, and thus I dub myself, the "numerically challenged drone".
My Star Trek Sites
The Trek Collective
Dedicated to finding and reporting the latest news on Star Trek novels, comics, toys, games, and indeed any other Star Trek goodies I can discover. Originally known as 8of5's Guide to the Trek Collective, my recently less-of-a-mouthfulified Star Trek blog is the focus of my blogging activities.
Trek Collective Lists
A site focused on listings of all things Star Trek, including reading lists, bibliographies, products lists for toys and homewares, and more.
Trek Collective Archives
My slowly growing collection of articles collecting information on Star Trek items and information of today and yesterday, including collections of book covers, data from lost websites, and other media.
8of5's Material Continuum
A separate Twitter account listing the latest Star Trek sales, deals, and bargains.
Trek Collective Multiverse
My place to explore my geeky interests outside of Star Trek: books, movies, toys, and whatever else I think is interesting and might interest others.
Another of my passions is Lego, so I've got a place to blog about that too! News of new sets, Lego goodies, and the latest awesome MOCs, brick films, and cool projects from Lego Ideas.
On Social Media
You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, where I relay information from The Trek Collective, and highlights from my other sites. You can also email me: 8of5@TheTrekCollective.com
Friends and Resources
An extra special thanks to my collaborators and guest contributors:
- Thrawn, who created the Trek-Lit Reading Order Flow Chart, allowed me to host it, and continues to work with me in updating it.
- Jens Deffner, contributor to Unreality SF and my frequent source of news from Germany.
- Natasja, of Eyes Painted Black, guest reviewer.
And check out these other great Star Trek websites and resources:
Now and then nice people from various Star Trek licensees have sent me stuff to review. So thanks to all those people! Mostly though I just gather Star Trek stuff on my own accord - You can find a list of all my reviews on my Reviews page. If you'd like to support my activities here, then please make your Star Trek purchases via these nice retailers, who make note of traffic sent their way via the links below :)
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