8of5, the writer, editor, and researcher of this blog, is a life long trekkie with a passion for all the Star Trek series, and a general fan of all things geeky; with particular passions for Lego, dinosaurs, and Stargate, alongside Star Trek.
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".
I have several blogs, they are as follows:
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.
My slowly growing collection of articles collecting information on Star Trek items of today and yesterday, including exploration of foreign language editions of books and collections of Star Trek book covers.
8of5's Guide to the 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 ideas on Cuusoo.
Judging a book by its cover
My tumblr collection of attractive book cover art.
My tumblr collection of awesome geeky T-shirts.
My various social media
You can also find my on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, where I relay information from The Trek Collective, and highlights from my other sites. You can also email me.