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Episode 62, Stardate 1210.2, "Sontaren Trek"
News: Vote for us in the 2012 podcast awards at Ronald Moore talks about what it would take to bring Trek back to TV. Ten Forward: Transporters and light speed. Are any other races related besides Vulcans and Romulans? Star Trek in pop culture: Wheel of Fortune Episode Insight: "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy" from Voyager. Character insight: Chekov Subspace communications Collectables: RC Enterprise-D and TOS Spock parachute SURPRISE BONUS EPISODE!
Episode 71, Stardate 1212.4, "Star Trek is a dessert topping, AND a floor wax"
News: Star Trek Into Darkness poster revealed. New trailer coming this Thursday, Dec. 6. The iPad PADD app is updated, supports iPhone and iPod touch. A Klingon Christmas Carol plaing in Chicago. The real USS Enterprise decommissioned, and a new Enterprise (CVN-90) will take its place. Ten Forward: We talk about the TNG S2 theatrical event. Star Trek in pop culture: The Cage in German Episode insight: "Observer Effect" from Enterprise S4 Character insight: Gary Mitchell Subspace communications Collectables: 24k Enterprise pizza cutter and Star Trek Pocketflix viewer
Episode 291, "Mystery Date"
News WHAT: ZERO-G Roddenberry Adventures Flight with William Shatner DATE: Friday, August 4, 2017 TIME: 9am – 2pm WHERE: Las Vegas, NV COST: $9,950 plus 5% tax (per person) TICKETS: Tickets for this event can be purchased at Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Which Trek character do u think gives out the best advice? I vote for Guinan with McCoy a close 2nd. Star Trek in pop culture: (Thanks listener M’Ress) Dr Who - The Daleks seemed to have learned something from The Borg. 00:34 Episode insight: DS9 S2, E9: Second Sight Character insight - The Star Trek Discovery teaser
Episode 278, "Snakes in a torpedo"
News Lead Klingon done with DSC - on to other projects. His filming completed? Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Is time travel a part of Trek like warp drive and phasers? Star Trek in pop culture: 2 clips - Futurama 506 Less Than Hero. Poking fun at the holodeck. 00:37 00:43 Last week in Trek Episode insight: TNG: S7 Masks Character insight - Darien Wallace Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 194, "This bumps it three points"
News Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto contracted for 4th film. But they’re the only 2 so far. Probably a precautionary measure just in case. For the Love of Spock kickstarter has reached its goal! MIchael Dorn’s name for what we hope never happens: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Worf Chronicles. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Could the next Star Wars movie help Trek in that it could get people back into watching more Sci Fi films? Star Trek in pop culture: Parenthood (Clip: 0:28) Episode insight: TNG S4: In Theory Character insight - characters that were in TOS and TAS Ken P.
Episode 189, "Holo game of thrones"
News Chinese software company says, yes, its new headquarters is a copy of the starship Enterprise. Licensed? It’s not an exact copy any ship I know of - so why would it be? Walter Koenig is Acting in, writing, & producing a 45 minute film regarding the adventures of Capt. Pike. He says: “My vision is to make it as edgy as "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones".””Our Star Trek” “The White Iris” Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: What was your reaction when u learned that there was going to be a "counselor" as a crew member on TNG? Star Trek in pop culture: Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me - May 23. Bobcat Goldthwait. (1:35) Episode insight: VOY S1: Heroes & Demons Character insight - Ensign Brooks Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 207, "Story by Darrell"
News Star Trek Continues Ep. 5 is out. “Divided We Stand” Hallmark Ornament of ST2:WOK scene where Spock dies. Red Shirt Diaries Episode 13 is up, and Darrell came up with the story! Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Would u have rather seen Star Trek Phase 2 on TV than TMP in the movies? Star Trek in pop culture: (Sent in by Identity 4) "Baseketball" (1998), starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone (those south park guys), and Jenny McCarthy. In this scene, Matt and Trey play two stupid sports stars who try to save the life of a young fan in a hospital using a defibrillator. 00:09 Episode insight: VOY: S5 Dark Frontier (part 2) Character insight - Seven of Nine Subspace communications
Episode 187, "Star Trek is expensive"
News 30 new concert dates announced for Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage concert tour. Propworx Star Trek Auction VI, May 30th 2015 12pm PST. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Is there any improvement u can think of that would have made the TOS Enterprise better? One exception: no holodecks! Star Trek in pop culture: Will & Grace, S8, E18. Buy Buy Baby. 2006. George Takei has a cameo. (Clip: 00:41) Episode insight: TOS S1: Charlie X Character insight - Mr. Homn Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 201, "HI, JIM!"
News William Shatner will host 'Star Trek’s' first-ever official cruise Crashed starship set seen in Vancouver. Related to pile of broken trees? Free Syracuse Univ Star Trek class coming this fall. Star Trek Restoration - Recieved bridge set pieces from Star Trek the Experience. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Do u think Spock could mind meld with Data? He did with Nomad and V'Ger. This is what keeps me up at night! Star Trek in pop culture: Forever. ABC, 2015. “Social Engineering” 00:08 Episode insight: TOS: The Conscience of the King Character insight - Toral Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 173, "Spoonus III"
News Filming to begin April 15, 2015. Bryan Cranston (WW BB) in talks to be the bad guy. Original TOS phaser prop expected to fetch $60,000 at auction Feb 21. $40,000 opening bid. “Midgrade, 1 of 2 surviving” I know there are 2 heroes and 2 or more midgrades and stunt versions. Several nice costumes too. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: In your opinion, what are three items that any die hard Trek fan must have? Star Trek in pop culture: Casper: A Spirited Beginning. 1997. Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield. In this clip, the kid is welcoming a woman to the house and being all friendly. She picks up a picture of him as a Klingon & this happens. (Clip: 00:11) Episode insight: TNG S7: Parallels Character insight - Saavik Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 167, "Italia VII is for pizza"
News Bob Orci says a time travel story was never considered. Paramount wants Trek to be more like Guardians of the Galaxy. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Is there any canon that tells what happened during the last 2 years of the 5 year mission? Star Trek in pop culture: Beavis & Butthead - suggested by a listener (Clip: 00:17) Episode insight: TNG, S6: The Chase Character insight - Pvt.W. Wooods Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 169, "Marvel, not Marvel"
News Star Trek 3’s release date is July 8, 2016. Roxanne Dawson tweeted: “Star Trek is Paramount’s (and CBS’s) Marvel, and they don’t even know it.” NCC-1701 model is now at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center where they have a giant x-ray machine for determining fatigue and repairs needed. Infra-red photography has determined the paint is cracking due to shrinkage. Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: If u were offered a job as a consultant for the next Trek series but had to quit your current job and move, would u? Star Trek in pop culture: The Simpsons Ricochet (1991) An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop. Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T. This is your typical cops at the carnival scene. (Clip: 00:32) Episode insight: ENT: Stratagem Character insight - Leah Brahms Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 165, "Clip 8"
Show #165 - Clip 8 News THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION - Chris H. Next Generation Pop Vinyls from Funko TNG Seasons 1-6 on sale $20-$32!!! Preorder Now: Kate Mulgrew's memoir "Born With Teeth," coming April 2015 Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: What do u think about the Galaxy class ships designed to have families onboard? Isn't space to dangerous for that? Star Trek in pop culture: Sent in by Mystery Science Theater 3000 right before they watch the terrible movie “Laserblast”. (Clip: 00:23) Episode insight: TNG, S5: Power Play Character insight - Michael Eddington Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 163, "Chia Pests"
News TNG S7 Blu-Ray available for preorder. Ohio State Marching Band Does Impressive Star Trek-themed Halftime Show The Red Shirt Diaries Funded Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: If you were given a tour of the Enterprise and were able to steal one item without getting caught, what would it be? Star Trek in pop culture: From Thorenx: Wet Hot American Summer (Clip: 00:13) Episode insight: Suggested by Patrick McCartney. Enterprise S2 Future Tense. Character insight - Alyssa Ogawa Subspace communications
Episode 148, Stardate 1407.22 "Synthajuana"
News Bob Orci not actually hired to direct Trek3 yet? TONS of stuff for SDCC (too many to list) Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: What are the best ways to get involved with the Trek Community? Star Trek in pop culture: Sega - Star Trek (US) (1983) TV Spot Episode insight: TOS: Day of the Dove Character insight - Admiral Marcus Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 145, Stardate 1406.25 "With mint frosting"
News: ST2016 To begin filming in spring 2015. ANOVOS TNG Admiral uniforms: Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Which movie do u think Shatner had his best performance as Kirk? I think Trek 6 edges out Trek 2 as his best. Star Trek in pop culture: Community, episode Geothermal Escapism with guest LeVar Burton [clip] 00:17 Episode insight: TNG S7: Phantasms Character insight - The Duras Sisters Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 131, Stardate 1403.18 "Hopening"
News Pre orders for TNG Season Six Blu ray are up (as of precisely 1 week ago to the end of our last show) TNG S4 Blu Ray $45.99 on Amazon. Harlan Ellison Script Unaltered 'Star Trek' teleplay of 'City on the Edge of Forever' to become IDW comic. Angry Birds crossover alt cover. Anovos Picard Jacket - pricing phase I (the cheapest) $250 How many female admirals were REALLY in that room? Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: How different do u think TOS would have been if it had a bigger budget? Would there have been more than 3 seasons? Darrell added: (or if it was known earlier that Trek was actually NBC’s number one rated show?) “Congratulations - you just canceled your number one show” Star Trek in pop culture: Six Degrees of Separation [clip] 00:33 Episode insight: TNG: S5 A Matter of Time Character insight - Daniels from Enterprise Subspace communications Ken P.
Episode 110, Stardate 1310.1, "Ctrl-Alt-Spock"
News George Takei’s new web series: Google Glass | Takei's Take | Episode 1 Ten Forward: Trek has always been known for introducing new technologies from medical scanners to ipads & cell phones. What should Trek introduce next? Star Trek in pop culture: Red Corner (1997) Richard Gere. IMDB: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country. In the clip, Richard Gere is talking to someone via prison phone while being monitored by a chinese guard who doesn’t like what he’s saying. [clip] Episode insight: TOS S2: Mirror Mirror Character insight - the DS9 wormhole Subspace communications 1000 questions
Episode 115, Stardate 1311.12 "Jumper cables"
News Joe Cornish rumored to direct ST3. Directed Attack the Block (2011), & 4 tv shows I’ve never heard of. TNG S5 Blu-ray out Nov 19. Kate Mulgrew to publish memoir (but she’s only 58) Star Trek Continues Ep 2 guest: Lou Ferrigno Ten Forward: Chris on Twitter: Which Trek death had the bigger emotional reaction on you, Kirk or Data? Star Trek in pop culture: Patton Oswalt standup act. Find the Star Trek. [clip] Episode insight: VOY: Year of Hell Part 2 Character insight: Naomi Wildman Subspace communications Question from Ken P.
Episode 107, Stardate 1309.10, "Worfins"
News STID Blu-ray out today. We unbox the Amazon QMX phaser box set. TNG Season 5 Blu-ray set and single-disc version of Unification Star Trek insignia ice cube tray, from Think Geek. Also makes fantastic-looking chocolates! Ten Forward: If replicators make everything, why do we need to mine things (many episodes)? Star Trek in pop culture: Star Trek Mastercard Commercial 1994 Episode insight: DS9: Necessary Evil S2 Character insight: Meriwhether from Emterprise Subspsace communications
Episode 103, Stardate 1308.13, "No warts on my baby"
News Aug 6, Heidi and Rod Roddenberry welcomed Zale Eugene into the world (named for both their dads). Shatner announced for NYCC Ten Forward: Can Darrell categorize Star Trek fans? [listener tweeted: You need to love Star Trek, warts & all. I replied Star trek is my baby & I don’t want warts on my baby] Star Trek in pop culture: AMC’s Breaking Bad, S5, E9 2:39 Episode insight: TNG S7: Lower Decks Character insight: Gul Dukat Subspace communications 1000 questions
Episode 104, Stardate 1308.20, "You have died of space dysentery"
News: Star Trek Into Darkness out today on iTunes Gene’s Birthday 19th, Frakes, Muldaur DS9 turns 20 Ten Forward: Roddenberry’s Box A Set of rules about the 24th century that must never be violated. Basically, “the future is a paradise - there is no conflict, now go write drama.” Michael Piller: “it prevented writers from falling back on familiar storytelling devices and forced them to be original.” Michael Piller: “His demands seemed impossible at first glance. Even self-destructive. And yet, I couldn’t escape one huge reality. Star Trek worked. Or it had for thirty years. Gene must be doing something right.” Michael Piller: “I’m here to execute Roddenberry’s vision of the future, not mine. Let’s stop fighting what we can’t change. These are his rules. How do we do this story without breaking those rules?” Star Trek in pop culture: NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me for Aug 3. Spot the Star Trek. Episode insight: DS9: Siege of AR-558 (Suggested by Rob Dalton on Twitter, and seconded by chatroom) ---- SPEECH: Since the days of the first wooden vessels, all ship masters have had one happy privilege: that of uniting two people in the bonds of matrimony. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Perfection! That’s what it’s really about. Those moments when you can feel the perfection of creation, the beauty of physics, the wonder of mathematics, the elation of action and reaction. That is the kind of perfection you two are connected to. Your kind of love, Brigitte, my beautiful sister, and Shawn, my new brother, is one that is effortless, and natural. A love that is true and ever-lasting. "In this galaxy, there is a mathematical probability of three million Earth-type planets. And in all of the universe, three million-million galaxies like this. And, in all of that, and perhaps more, only one of each of us. Among all that probability, Brigitte and Shawn found each other. Let us take a moment now and share in a song to give thanks for this beautiful day. Queue “One Love” "Too many people dream of places they'll never go, wish for things they'll never have . . . instead of paying adequate attention to their real lives . . .but a dream you dream alone is only a dream. And a dream you dream together is reality.” "The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible, much like the two of you discovered through your years of friendship. In place of traditional vows, Brigitte and Shawn have prepared a few things they’d like to say to each other. Shawn and Brig’s speeches (NOT INCLUDED) In all our glory and our imperfections, we need to learn to love ourselves first. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. -may I have the rings please. -do you Shawn, take Brigitte as your lovely awesome wife? -and do you Brigitte, take Shawn as your handsome wonderful husband? By the power vested in me, I now re-pronounce you, husband and wife. You may now celebrate your love and devotion with a kiss." KISS Live long and prosper The reaction to that was priceless. Thanks for the awesome podcast. Gets me through my day as a mail man.
Episode 97, Stardate 1306.25, "Adjust the Tracking"
News There will be NO Fathom theatrical event for TNG Season 4. TNG's "Redemption" is coming to a special Blu-ray. STAR TREK®: ENTERPRISE — THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON arrives on Blu-ray Disc (6) August 20. All-New Cast Reunion, Documentary, Commentary, Deleted Scenes & Outtakes LeVar Burton “conflicted” over new Star Trek film; says it “needs Gene” My review of Star Trek Into Darkness Ten Forward: What if you lost all power in deep space? Are you screwed? Do youngins know as much about Trek as we do? Star Trek in pop culture: Step 3 of a Myers Briggs personality test instructions Youtube video (Watchwellcast) [clip] 00:23 Episode insight: DS9 S2: The Jem'Hadar Character insight - Nog Subspace communications 1000 questions
Episode 96, Stardate 1306.19, "Abe Lincoln - Klingon Hunter"
News George Takei’s FB feed is written by a comedian (partially) 'Trek Nation' Special Edition 2 DVD set Coming in July 200 items being auctioned off by a collector (items numbered 220-420) Ten Forward: What environmental variations should we see in the future? High/low planetary gravity, Different atmospheres, really fast / long days, high/low temps. TOS/TNG did little of this. Star Trek in pop culture: Canadian Bacon, 1995, John Candy, Alan Alda. Canadians living among us, Movies where the black guy dies first. [clips] (2) Episode insight: VOY S6: Live fast and prosper Character insight - Christpher Pike (ST 2009) Subspace communications 1000 questions
Episode 86, Stardate 1304.9, "My grandma takes Dytalix B"
News INTO DARKNESS premiere is April 23rd in Sydney, Australia. New trailer next weekend with Oblivion Copy/pasted smoke poster @Marina_Sirtis now on Twitter! Ten Forward: What’s your favorite planet? Star Trek in pop culture: Whose Line is it Anyway (UK) Episode insight: ENT: Daedelus S4 Character insight: Elim Garak Subspace communications Collectables: Darrell: Franklin Mint 1992 City onthe Edge of Forver diorama Mike: Star Trek iPhone 4 (boo) cases from entertainement earth
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